Family Committee Upcoming trips

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107478

Family hike Watatic mountain, Ashburnham MA

Family Date: Sun October 21, 2018

Join AMC Boston Family Outings for a moderate hike at Mount Watatic in Ashburnham, MA. We will take the Wapack Trail (1000' elevation gain) to the bald summit at a kid friendly pace. We will enjoy a snack at the top and then take the gentler Nutting Hill trail back to the parking lot. Total distance is approximately 3 miles. With luck and clear weather we will see Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire and Mount Wachusett in Massachusetts. To Register click on the Register Now button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2119. Contact Liz Little at lizklittle@gmail.com, 267-240-2849 with questions.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com 267-240-2849, Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com 603-891-5726
Co-Leader: Preeta Banerjee banerjee_preeta@yahoo.com
108312

Kids Intro to Fishing trip, Medfield, MA

Family Date: Sun October 21, 2018

Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 8 am - 11 am as we teach kids ages 6 and up to learn the basics about bait fishing. We cover topics such as reading water, bait, lures, bobbers. We meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA by 8am Sunday October 21st. You don't need a fishing license.

Since we have a limited number of rods, we will restrict this to 10 kids plus parent(s). Remember to bring water, snacks and/or lunch.

AMC Family Outings supplies rods/bait/hooks. There is an entry/parking fee if you are not a member of the Trustees of the Reservations. There is also a fee of $5 per child to cover bait/line etc payable on site.

For questions please contact David Powell davidfreds@beld.net, 781-858-5546. To Register click the Register Now link OR copy and paste this URL into your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2153

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: David Powell davidfreds@beld.net 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
Co-Leader: Adriana Rincon arincon@post.harvard.edu 508-873-5154
105488

Family Halloween AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Family Date: Sat October 27, 2018 - Sun October 28, 2018

Enjoy an early Halloween Celebration with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday night before Halloween. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We will hike 1.6 miles, (~1,000 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. The main dining room has a fire going in the evening. The bunk rooms are unheated and co-ed in order that we can keep families together, Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars. This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $75/person ($85 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks.

To register click on "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1910. For questions contact: Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
105026

Family Halloween AMC Carter Notch Hut Overnight, White Mountains, NH

Family Date: Sat October 27, 2018 - Sun October 28, 2018

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut, known to be haunted, is the perfect destination for this family Halloween Saturday night overnight (more on that later). We backpack in 3.8 miles with 2,050' elevation gain along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail arriving at the hut with a small lake and surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side.

Carter Notch Hut, built in 1914, has a main lodge with two detached bunk houses. Carter Notch is known to be haunted with "Red Mac" McGregor, the friendly ghost of Red Mac McGregor who used to be caretaker at Carter. Here a link to the story (more on the web too): http://www.wmur.com/article/thought-to-be-haunted-carter-notch-hut-turns- 100-this-year/5193505)

This is a great way to celebrate Halloween and introduce your kids to backpacking without the added work of bringing a tent. We hike into the Hut at an easy pace, stopping to explore and take pictures of the landscape. There are lots of boulders to climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or go swimming in the lake (brrrr) weather permitting. We will prepare a group dinner together, then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after a pancake breakfast, we hike back to our cars.

You and your children must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with moderate elevation gain of 2,050 ft (some steeper sections) carrying your personal gear, sleeping bags and some group food. Cost $75/member ($85 non-members) includes lodging at Carter Notch Hut Saturday night, one dinner and one breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. To register click the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1903.
For questions , call brian witkov at 9785354263 or animalhc@aol.com

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Brian Witkov animalhc@aol.com 978-535-4263 (after 7 pm), Micheal Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com 617-549-2731
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru navneeth2666@gmail.com 617-712-5013
108742

Family Hike to Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey, NH

Family Date: Sat October 27, 2018

Journey along the Halfway House and White Arrow trails to the spectacular 3,165 foot summit of Mount Monadnock.It is said to be one of the most climbed mountains in the world! On a clear day we could get 100-mile views of the surrounding area. Enjoy beautiful fall foliage as we climb at a slow-moderate pace over steep terrain and exposed ledges. The total trip will cover ~4.6 miles and 1,680- feet elevation gain.

Email the leaders at nadiyateplyu@yahoo.com and claudinekos05@yahoo.com if you have questions.

Additional details about the meeting time and location will be provided by email those who register.

To register click the green "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL in your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2181.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Claudine Kos claudinekos05@yahoo.com, Nadiya Teplyuk nadiyateplyu@yahoo.com 508-615-1423
108025

Family Walk to The Salem Witches Caves, Ashland, MA

Family Date: Sat October 27, 2018

Join Boston Family Outings and Outdoors RX from 10-11:30 AM to visit the caves where Sarah Clayes and others escaped prosecution as Salem witches. This short relatively gentle 1.5 mile walk is on what was the plantation of former governor Thomas Danforth. Sarah Clayes was one of the five women who lived in one of these caves for the winter of 1692, until the hysteria over witches passed. The accused and their families were a significant portion of the initial population of Framingham. Bring your witches broom along with sun screen and please wear sturdy shoes. Walk cancels for rain. Show and go -- registration not required. Questions contact Chris Stix 781-894-2924, stixc2001@yahoo.com.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)
Co-Leader: Angel Santos Burres
108678

Family Hike 52 With a View -- Black Mtn, Benton, NH

Family Date: Sun October 28, 2018

Come join us on this beautiful hike of Black Mountain in Benton, NH. This hike to one of the lesser known 52 with a view peaks is a scenic hike that's great for all ages, which will be perfect in the foliage season.

We will plan to hike two different trails on this hike and spot cars. The hike is 4.2 miles with 1,550 feet of elevation and many outstanding views. We will ascend the scenic Chippewa Trail to the top, passing a 0.1 mile spur trail just a a few minutes into the hike that we will take to a couple of historic lime kilns from the 19th century. After 1.8 miles of hiking with various viewpoints along the way, we'll arrive at the summit area, which used to have a fire tower on it, where we will have nice views to all directions. After lunch and some walking around, we will descend the Black Mtn. Trail to the cars we spotted.

Participants will need to bring lunch/trail snacks and appropriate clothing for the hike.

To register click the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2169. Questions contact Rick Gershberg, rgershberg@verizon.net.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net 617-694-1060
105513

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Family Date: Sat November 3, 2018 - Sun November 4, 2018

This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars.

Lonesome Lake Hut is second newest and southernmost hut of AMC's 8 huts, built in 1964. The main building is the dining room and kitchen while 46 guests sleep in separate bunkhouses. The dining room is toasty warm with a fire going in the evening, though the bunk rooms are unheated. Bunk rooms are co-ed in order that we can keep families together.

This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $70/person ($80 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner, and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks.

To register click the "Register Now" button above OR copy this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1911. Questions contact Claudine Kos, claudinekos05@yahoo.com, ?(617) 999-9759?.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Claudine Kos claudinekos05@yahoo.com 617-999-9759
Co-Leader: Steve Gillis sgillis133@gmail.com 781-801-6583
108993

Family Walk on Deer Island, Winthrop, MA

Family Date: Sun November 4, 2018

Deer Island is a wonderful urban sanctuary. Awesome Boston and ocean views. Great walking, jogging, sightseeing, picnicking, fishing, and dog walking (dogs must be on a leash and owners need to clean up after their pets). There is a 2.6-mile perimeter pathway and another 2 miles of trails on the hills of the island.

We will walk 3 miles approx with dramatic views of the Boston skyline and Harbor Islands and a possibility to see spectacular closeups of airplane landings and takeoffs. Binoculars and drinks are recommended. We can use strollers and other child paraphernalia, but do bring warm clothing and wind and rain wear.

Two-thirds of the island's 185 upland acres are taken up by the Deer Island Waste Water Treatment Plant, protecting against the daily onslaught of sewage that had once contaminated waters and fouled beaches. Sixty acres of park land surround the treatment plant.

Deer Island is committed to Renewable Energy through the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) wastewater treatment plant. This facility, the second largest in the United States, uses the same amount of electricity as more than 2,000 homes each year. Using a hydroturbine, however, the facility produces 10 percent of its electricity from renewable energy.

The parking is at the parking lot on deer island. Deer Island is also accessible via the MBTA 712 Bus which connects to the Blue Line at Orient Heights.

Register with Joanna Jung, jjinbox@verizon.net, 617-549-2812.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net 617-549-2812
Co-Leader: Elaine Yang
Registrar: Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net
105486

3rd Annual Boston Family Outings AMC Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend, Alexandria, NH

Family Date: Sat November 10, 2018 - Mon November 12, 2018

Fun Family late fall weekend! AMC Boston Family Outings rents the entire Cardigan Lodge. Great opportunity to get to know the group. Hike, walk, play and enjoy the outdoors at Cardigan Lodge and Cardigan Mountain in Alexandria, NH!! Kids all ages welcome! AMC members/non-members welcome! We offer multiple hikes, walks, and activities to accommodate a variety of ages and abilities.

Cardigan Mountain is a moderate hike of 5 miles roundtrip and 1750 ft elevation gain to a bald summit with beautiful views and a fire tower at the top. Numerous shorter and easier trails leave from the Lodge and provide a more leisurely walk for the littlest participants or those who prefer a more relaxed pace. If it's rainy, there will be organized crafts and indoor games for families to enjoy.

AMC Cardigan Lodge is peacefully located at the end of a road on a 1200-acre reservation owned by AMC in Alexandria, NH. Bunkrooms are coed and sleep 3-6 people with shared bathrooms.

All meals from Saturday dinner through Monday breakfast are included: appetizers and dinner Saturday and Sunday night, breakfast Sunday and Monday, and bag lunch Sunday.

Adults $120; Children ages 18 and under $80 (non-members $140; $100 respectively) includes lodging and meals for the weekend. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1905. Questions? Jen Sulewski, jensandsteves@gmail.com, ?(617) 558-7779?.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com 617-558-7779, Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606, Lisa Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com 857-237-7869
108690

Family Welch-Dickey Loop Hike, Waterville Valley, NH

Family Date: Sat November 10, 2018

Please join us on this popular loop hike over the Welch-Dickey range at the southern end of NH's White Mountains, near Waterville Valley. The Welch-Dickey loop gives excellent views of the Mt. Tripyramid and the Sandwich range. The hike is steep in spots. These mountains are known for their open ledges and rock outcroppings. In bad weather and wet conditions, be cautious on this hike: the slabs can be slippery and the ridgeline is exposed.

The hike is roughly 4.4 miles miles and includes 1,800 ft elevation gain. Appropriate for ages 6 and up. Previous hiking experience strongly recommended. Registration required. To register click "Register Now" button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2174.

Priority will be given to participants attending the Family Outings Cardigan Veterans Day Weekend Trip.

For questions contact leaders: Eliza Grinnell, eliza.grinnell@gmail.com, 617-515-1095 and Claudine Kos, claudinekos05@yahoo.com, 617-999-9759.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Eliza Grinnell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com 617-515-1095 (NCA 9.30 NCB 8.30), Claudine Kos claudinekos05@yahoo.com 617-999-9759
108739

Family Hike Mount Morgan & Percival Loop, Holderness, NH

Family Date: Sat November 10, 2018

Please join us on this popular loop hike over Mount Morgan and Mount Percival overlooking Squam Lake in southern New Hampshire on the southern border of the White Mountain National Forest. These two small mountains make a popular loop hike, great for kids, with good scrambles and expansive views ....... lots of "bang for your buck". The hike is roughly 5.1 miles and includes 1,550 ft. elevation gain. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Previous hiking experience strongly recommended.

Registration required. To register click the "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2180. Families attending our Family Outings Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend have first priority to sign up for this hike through October 31st. For questions contact Marsha Fox, mrsha.fox@gmail.com, 617-596-7989.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: David Beck davidbeckrph@comcast.net 508-361-0508 (9am to 9pm), Marsha Fox mrsha.fox@gmail.com 617-596-7989
108874

Family West Rattlesnake Mountain Hike, Holderness, NH

Family Date: Sat November 10, 2018

This hike offers the "Best hike/views for least effort", dare we say anywhere? Lots of "bang for your buck" so to speak. We will meet at noon. We will hike approximately 2 miles with 450' elevation gain round trip to the summit of West Rattlesnake Mountain (1260') and back. We expect the hike will take 2 hours including time to enjoy the summit with its rocky outcrops and expansive views of Squam Lake with its many islands as well as the Belknap Range in the distance.

We will follow the yellow-blazed Old Bridle Path 0.9 mile. Shortly before the end of Old Bridle Path, Ramsey Trail will leave to the right. Then a bit farther along, Pasture Trail will veer to the right and Ridge Trail goes left. We go left to the summit of West Rattlesnake in less than 0.1 mile. We return via the same route.

To register click "Register Now" OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2192. Families attending our Family Outings Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend have first priority to sign up for this hike through October 31st.

Questions? Contact Joanna Jung, jjinbox@verizon.net, 617-549-2812.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
108680

Family AMC Cardigan Lodge Kids Scavenger Hunt Hike, Alexandria, NH

Family Date: Sat November 10, 2018

AMC Family Outings Cardigan Veteran's Day Weekend Kids Scavenger Hunt "Hike" from 1 to 3 PM. Kids of all ages can enjoy the challenge of a "Nature" Scavenger Hunt hike starting from the deck of the Cardigan Lodge. Scavenger hunt map, hunt list and supplies will be given to all who want to learn more about nature and to enjoy a challenge. Scavenger Hunt hike/walk will take us to some of the Cardigan camping and nature areas that are near the Lodge. Hunt will cover easy terrain and good trails, but good hiking shoes recommended. Hunt will last as long as "hunters" are eager, and willing to continue hunt (no longer than two hours).

Priority for thsi Scavenger Hunt will be given to participants attending the Family Outings Cardigan Veterans Day Weekend Trip.

To Register click "Register Now" button or copy and paste this URL into your browser; https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2171 ; For questions contact Hike leader, Michael Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com, 781-438-5680

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Micheal Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com 781-438-5680 (After 6 PM)
108682

Family Walk to Tippling Rock, Sudbury, MA

Family Date: Mon November 12, 2018

Join Boston Family & Outdoors.Rx Walk to Tippling Rock in Sudbury, MA with great views of Boston, the Blue Hills, Mt. Wachusett and the Western Suburbs. We will walk through forest, past ponds.

This gentle walk is open for families of all ages. We will walk a total of 2 miles. No registration is required. The hike is free. Members and non-members welcome.

Please bring a water bottle and a hat. Come wearing footwear good for a moderate up and down walk, either sneakers or hiking boots. The hike will cancel for rain or snow.

For more information, please contact the hike leader, Chris Stix, at 781-894-2924 or stixc2001@yahoo.com.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)
108746

Family Cook Conservation Area Guided Tour, Lancaster, MA

Family Date: Sat November 17, 2018

Join Lancaster Recreation Committee Member and AMC Boston Family Outings Chair, Jeanne Blauner, for a guided tour of Cook Conservation area starting at 9 am. Discover our local history through stories of days gone by. Imagine 1642. The Nashaway Algonquin Indians invite you to settle here along the Nashua …... Options for shorter (~ 1 hr) or longer walk (~ 3 hrs) of your choice. The longer walk is a relatively easy 5.5 mile hike much of which is along the Nashua River. Dress for the weather and bring a rain jacket. Bring water and snacks and/or lunch.

To register for this hike please click on the "Register Now" button or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2182.

Questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
108946

No Misery at Mt. Misery. Family Walk in Lincoln, MA

Family Date: Sat November 17, 2018

On this 1.5 mile family walk at Mt. Misery in Lincoln, MA we will explore the beautiful forests near the Sudbury River that are part of this mis-named conservation land. The walk is Saturday November 17 from 1:30 - 3 pm and is suitable for four years old and older. Come prepared for fun with lots of roots on the path and beautiful hemlock forests.

Please dress appropriately. The trails may be wet so boots or waterproof shoes are suggested. Bring water and snacks as appropriate for your kids (and your) needs.

The walk is sponsored by AMC Boston Family Outings http://amcboston.org/committees/family. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be an AMC member to participate.

Registration required. To register click on Register Now button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2196. The walk cancels for rain. Registrants will be emailed by 8 am on the morning of the walk if it is cancelled due to forecasted bad weather. Questions? Contact Joanna Jung, hello.joanna.jung@gmail.com,?(617) 549-2812?.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Joanna Jung hello.joanna.jung@gmail.com 617-549-2812
Co-Leader: Elaine Yang (E-mail Elaine Yang)
105512

Family Thanksgiving Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Family Date: Fri November 23, 2018 - Sun November 25, 2018

Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings has reserved the Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Friday and Saturday nights after Thanksgiving. Great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs! Hikes will be designed to fit the ages and interests of the kids including a hike up Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike.

We will stay at the 16-bed Shapleigh Bunkhouse which is coed, heated, and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area. Friday night dinner will be prepared by the group while Saturday night we will dine next door at the Highland Center, enjoying hearty, home-cooked meals. Saturday and Sunday breakfasts will also be buffet style next door at the Highland Center. Lunch fixings Saturday are included as well. Space is limited to 16; register early so you don't miss out! $150/adult and $100/child 12 and under includes 2 nights lodging and all meals from dinner Friday through breakfast Sunday. To register click "Register Now" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2179. Questions contact David Beck, davidbeckrph@comcast.net, (508) 361-0508.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: David Beck davidbeckrph@comcast.net 508-361-0508
105450

Family Thanksgiving AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Family Date: Sat November 24, 2018 - Sun November 25, 2018

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars.

Lonesome Lake Hut is second newest and southernmost hut of AMC's 8 huts, built in 1964. The main building is the dining room and kitchen while 46 guests sleep in separate bunkhouses. The dining room is toasty warm with a fire going in the evening, though the bunk rooms are unheated. Bunk rooms are co-ed in order that we can keep families together.

This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $70/person ($80 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner, and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks.

To register click on "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1904. For questions contact: Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
105457

Family Thanksgiving AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Family Date: Sat November 24, 2018 - Sun November 25, 2018

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Thanksgiving Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 6 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast. Register w/Denise Boucher-denisegirish@yahoo.com, 978-470-0243.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com 978-470-0243
Registrar: Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com 978-470-0243