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101230

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Young Members Date: Tue January 23, 2018 - Sat February 24, 2018

The AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee is dedicated to encouraging people in their 20s and 30s to get involved in the AMC and enjoy the outdoors. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in becoming involved with the Committee. If you have attended a few YM events and are interested in exploring opportunities to contribute to the steering committee, please contact us at amcbostonym@gmail.com.

Descriptions of typical YM Steering Committee and Volunteer positions can be found at this link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C5xOPOgqNHso3FKksWv9SbfA5SPa5FVN7HYO...

Activity Category: Conservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: YM Volunteer Position Descriptions
Leader: Rachael White amcbostonym@gmail.com
101231

Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group

Young Members Date: Tue January 23, 2018 - Sat February 24, 2018

Join the Young Members Google Group: Spontaneous Outings and Socials (SOS). SOS includes local hikes, walks, nature trips, socials, talks, workshops, etc., within the Boston area. The goal is to bring like-minded people together and encourage exploration, enjoyment, and appreciation of local open spaces and environmental issues. Trips and socials will be emailed 3-5 days in advance and will include meeting location, required equipment, skill level, and duration. See To join this Google Group: https://groups.google.com/group/amc-sos or click on the 'register here' button.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Michele Grzenda mgrzenda@aol.com
102603

After Work Ski

Young Members Date: Wed January 24, 2018

Get outdoors after work at the Weston Ski Track with your AMC friends! Learn the basics of XC skiing and have the opportunity to practice your skills in a community race series!

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Julia Doucett (E-mail Julia Doucett)
102696

Ski Social

Skiing Date: Wed January 24, 2018

Meet at Hopsters in Newton Corner for pizza and beer, and of course to talk about ... gliding on snow: downhill, cross country,skate skiing, snowboarding, telemark, backcountry, frontcountry, sidecountry, splitboarding, skijoring ... you get the picture. Come network with a very cool ski crowd, whether you are a wooly bully in your knickers or a techno flash in your racing outfit, we're not judgy and welcome all sliders. "Think snow" socializing!

Activity Category: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Aldo Ghirin aggamc2016@gmail.com 617-393-0111 (before 9 PM; leave message if necessary), Jeff Barrell
102586

Ice Skating @ City Hall Plaza

Young Members Date: Wed January 24, 2018

Let's check out the skating path around the Boston sign in City Plaza. We'll meet at the rink at 7pm, and skate until we are tired or the venue closes (9pm). After skating, feel free to join us after at a nearby restaurant for snacks or drinks.

Cost: $15 (half off for Boston residents, educators, Military/Vets, and Berkshire Bank card holders; $2 off with Uber app); $8 for rental.
Website: http://cityhallplazaboston.com/skating-path/

Activity Category: Ice Skating
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Zoe Rath (E-mail Zoe Rath)
Co-Leader: Karyn Benson (E-mail Karyn Benson)
100452

Winter Weekend at Joe Dodge Lodge

Forty Plus Date: Fri January 26, 2018 - Sun January 28, 2018

Winter Weekend -Joe Dodge Lodge Jan. 26-28. Start the year off enjoying Hiking and/or xcountry skiing/yoga 2-nights at Joe dodge Lodge, NH. Includes 2-Breakfast- 2-Dinners and Happy Hours.
Contact Pagliuca.t@gmail.com for more info and registration forms. Room cost per night per person from $82.00-$112.00 (depending on room selection) An additional AMC administrative fee of-$25.00- Payable with registration form.
(L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com

Activity Category: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com
101704

Stowe VT Cross Country & Downhill Weekend Ski Trip

Skiing Date: Fri January 26, 2018 - Sun January 28, 2018

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in snowy Stowe, Vermont. Choose either downhill or cross country skiing (or do one day of each!). Experience in skiing is required or you can take lessons at the resort (at additional cost). We will be skiing at an easy to moderate pace on Advanced-Beginner to Difficult terrain at Stowe, and for cross country skiing we'll be at one of Stowe's outstanding cross-country ski centers (Von Trapp or Stowe Ski Resort). We will share rooms in a local hotel, with pool and hot tub, and go out to dinner on Saturday night. AMC Members $165, Non Members $185. Cost includes 2 nights in a hotel (double occupancy), happy hour Saturday night, and breakfast both days. Some private rooms are available for an additional cost. Lift tickets and/or trail passes are additional. Lift tickets to Stowe Ski Resort will be offered at nearly 20% discount from online prices! Trail lunches are on your own. Leader: Aldo Ghirin, Co-Leader: Marcella MacKenzie To register for this trip please contact Marcella.

Activity Category: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Stowe Ski Resort
Leader: Aldo Ghirin (E-mail Aldo Ghirin), Marcella MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com
102673

Ice Program

Mountaineering Date: Fri January 26, 2018 - Sun February 11, 2018

The Boston Mountaineering Committee's annual Ice Climbing Program teaches waterfall ice climbing and technical mountaineering skills to students with outdoor rock climbing experience. We focus on the equipment, techniques, and practices that are useful on the mountains and crags of New England as well as ice climbing areas worldwide. Our program is entirely volunteer run and offers new climbers the opportunity to meet and learn from our community of climbing enthusiasts.
Application

This course does not teach basic climbing skills and most admitted students will have experience both rock climbing outdoors and participating in outdoor winter activities. We assess each student's level of experience through our application system in order to maximize safety and education for all participants. Basic lead belay and knot skills are also tested at the mandatory first lecture.

Admittance into the program is usually quite competitive since class size is approximately 20 students. We encourage you to take your time and fill out a quality application.

The application period for the 2018 Ice Program is now closed. Applicants will hear a response from the organizing committee before Christmas regarding the status of their application.
Class schedule

There are two mandatory lectures in Boston. With the recent move of the AMC headquarters from the longstanding location in Beacon Hill, we needed to find a new space for this year's lectures. Our friends at Arc'teryx are graciously hosting us! Click Class Schedule link above for specific details.
Boston Lectures

The first lecture is open to all prospective students. It will provide an overview of the program and you'll get a chance to meet some of the instructors. Prospective students will also take a few quick tests, including a lead belay test. Feel free to bring your own harness and belay device, although we will provide it if you don't bring one.

The second lecture is focused on logistics, planning, and basic instruction in the classroom environment. This lecture is required for all accepted students and those on the wait list still looking to get into the program.
New Hampshire Weekends

Following the lectures, two weekend trips take place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Students are provided with lodging at the Harvard Cabin in Jackson, NH for Friday and Saturday nights of both weekends. This is a rustic cabin with loft sleeping. A large group dinner will be included on Saturday nights. Lodging is covered with the program fee and students are expected to stay in the cabin.

Activity Category: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: John Gassel gasseljo@gmail.com
102093

Mount Cabot, Bulge, and Horn loop hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 27, 2018

Join us in the northern White Mountains for loop around Mount Cabot, Bulge, and the Horn. This 11.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail, located near Berlin, New Hampshire, covers some steep terrain. The trip may involve significant trail breaking and is likely to be a fun challenge and a long day in winter conditions. We will be climbing more than 3,100 feet, but will mostly be in the trees. You must be in good shape, own appropriate winter gear, and have winter hiking experience to participate in this hike. We plan to hike at an moderate but steady pace (1.5-2.0MPH). Note the northern location of this loop and plan your travel accordingly. Traveling some or all of the way on Friday evening may be preferable for some participants.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register HERE
Leader: Eliza Grinnell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com, Pam Wilmot (E-mail Pam Wilmot)
102721

Maine Peakbagging Weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 27, 2018 - Sun January 28, 2018

Two challenging winter hikes are on the agenda for this weekend visit to the Rangeley/Stratton area, with as many as 5 4K peaks and 1 Hundred Highest peak in the crosshairs:

(1) We will summit South Crocker Mt. (4050') and Mt. Redington (4010'), hiking 11 miles (includes approximately 2 miles of road walking, and 5 miles of mild bushwhacking) and gaining 3400' of elevation. Depending on time, conditions and group stamina, we may also opt to hike an additional two miles with another 1000' of elevation gain to include (North) Crocker Mt. (4228').

(2 - Sunday) We will hike 11 miles and gain 2600' of elevation to summit South Horn (3805') on Bigelow Mt. Optionally depending on time, conditions and stamina, we may also choose to summit North Horn (3792') and/or West Peak (4145'), and/or Avery Peak (4088') via an additional 4.2 miles and 1600' of elevation gain for the full monte.

These hikes are a good fit for strong hikers with significant winter experience. You can choose to join us for one or both days. Depending on the weather forecast closer in, Bigelow Mt.'s exposure may cause us to flip the Saturday and Sunday hikes.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Maine, Western
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to register
Leader: Alex Nedzel alex@nedzel.com 781-862-7823 (before 9pm), Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling)
101538

Telemark Casual Clinic

Skiing Date: Sat January 27, 2018

Day skiing at Ragged Mtn (NH). Mostly skiing with volunteer instructors offering hints and suggestions as a follow-up to Jan 6 telemark clinic at Wachusetts. You can learn a lot skiing with advanced skiers who challenge you and ski runs you may normally avoid. All abilities are welcome (not suitable for first-timers). Cost is approx $50 for lift pass. Ragged Mtn is small, family owned resort about 2 hours drive from Boston. There are a variety of trails from easy to advanced with some ungroomed trails and glades.

Activity Category: Skiing - Telemark
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Ragged Mountain resort
Leader: Jeff Barrell jbarrell2@gmail.com
102643

Blue Hills Hike, Milton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat January 27, 2018

Blue Hills - 5 mile brisk-paced hike along yellow triangle trail with rolling hills, 9:30am-noon. Meet at Houghton's Pond parking lot. From Rte. 93/128 exit 3 (Houghtons/Ponkapoag), go N 0.5 mi. to stop sign, R on Hillside St. 0.2 mi. to Houghtons Pond lot on R. Bring lunch and water. Storm cancels. Bring traction devices for boots.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias)
102811

Breakheart Reservation, Saugus

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat January 27, 2018

Fast-paced, challenging 5-mile hike including rocky peaks and pristine lakes, 11:45am-2:45pm. Bring lunch, water, and hiking boots. From Rte. 1 in Saugus take Lynn Fells Pkwy West 0.3 mi., right onto Forrest Street. Park at end. Meet at Visitors Center. Rain cancels. Non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Marc Hurwitz (E-mail Marc Hurwitz)
102278

Grassy Pond Conservation Land, Acton. "Bare Trees and Naked Shrubs: No Leaves? No Problem!"

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat January 27, 2018

Slow-paced nature walk through fields and forests to Grassy Pond learning to identify deciduous plants in winter. The walk will focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00pm-4:00pm. Rte. 2 to Exit 42 (Rte. 27/Main St., Acton). Follow Rte. 27 north for about 1 mile through Acton Center and turn left on Nagog Hill Rd. Go 1.1 miles. Parking lot on left just past small meadow. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass Audubon, the New England Wild Flower Society, the Winchester Public Schools, and the Friends of the Middlesex Fells as well as the AMC.

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712
102409

Show & Go series (XC)

Skiing Date: Sun January 28, 2018

Meet at Waterville touring center at 10am for groomed XC skiing. Skating, classic, or whatever you're style or pace you'll likely find someone to ski with.
No need to register, just show at the touring center at 10, purchase a group pass, and sign the release form.

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jeff Barrell (E-mail Jeff Barrell)
Co-Leader: Rick Gershberg
102436

Bicycle Committee Meeting

Bicycling Date: Tue January 30, 2018

Bicycle Committee Meeting is open to those who would like to volunteer on events or rides. We meet in Bedford MA, please contact us for more details.

Activity Category: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Karen Hall bikeamc812@gmail.com 781-271-0654
102578

Great Brook X-C skiing or snow shoe

Forty Plus Date: Wed January 31, 2018

Join the 40 Plus Wednesday Wramblers for a 6 mile intermediate level cross country ski around beautiful Great Brook Ski Touring Center in Carlisle, MA. Depending on snow conditions, we may choose to snowshoe at an alternative location at the leaders discretion. Please see GreatBrookSki.com for more information.

The Wednesday Wramblers activities are part of 40 Plus's new Let's Get Out There! local hikes and walks where the pace ranges from easy through moderate to faster. Whether you're new to hiking, haven't hiked for awhile, or want to up your hiking level, you're bound to find something of interest in "Let's Get Out There!

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Joan Blaustein (E-mail Joan Blaustein)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
Registrar: Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
97102

Test Event

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu February 1, 2018

Test event

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Casey Ajalat ajalat@gmail.com 781-333-8723
99890

Family Calumet Junior (kids 8 & under) Winter Weekend in West Ossipee, NH

Family Date: Fri February 2, 2018 - Sun February 4, 2018

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. This trip is targeted to families with younger children, 8 & under, but kids all ages are welcome AMC members and non-members alike. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, and x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavillion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach.

Accommodations are rustic comfortable. The lodge has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms with showers on the first floor which is where the group shares our meals and down time. The 2nd floor sleeps up to 22 (three bedrooms for 2, 8, and 12) in bunk-style firm beds. The sleeping areas are co-ed, so families can stay together. Bring your sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, pillow and towels. The cabins are insulated and heated and sleep up to ten (four bunk beds and two single beds). Those staying in the cabins have their choice of the bathrooms in the lodge or separate heated bathrooms. Group meals are simple, hearty, and delicious. Everyone helps cook, prep and clean-up.

$115 for adults in the Retreat lodge or $95 in cabins. Kids 7 - 21 years enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $85. Kids six and under enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $45 including all meals Friday evening to Sunday lunch. To Register contact: Laurene Poland, ljpoland@msn.com, 508-728-1373.

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Activity Category: Hiking, Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Boston Family Outings
Leader: Stacia Biel amcstacia@yahoo.com 617-835-6532, Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com 508-728-1373, Joanna Jung jjinbox@verizon.net
Registrar: Laurene Poland ljpoland@msn.com 508-728-1373
101530

Backcountry Ski Touring in the Whites

Skiing Date: Fri February 2, 2018 - Sun February 4, 2018

Join us for a weekend of day trips - novice (easier) to intermediate backcountry ski tours - in the White Mountain National Forest between the Kancamagus Highway and Waterville Valley. Hilly, gently rolling, to flat terrain to be encountered. Must have intermediate cross country ski skills with downhill control/strong snowplow. Trails such as Greeley Ponds, Kancamagus Brook, Livermore Road, and Tripoli Road are likely destinations; leaders reserve the right to make changes pending actual trail, weather, and snow conditions. Lodging in Town Square Condos at Waterville Valley. Contact Aldo for more information and registration.

Activity Category: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Aldo Ghirin (E-mail Aldo Ghirin), Mike Barry (E-mail Mike Barry)
Registrar: Aldo Ghirin (E-mail Aldo Ghirin)