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101231

Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group

Young Members Date: Mon June 18, 2018 - Tue July 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
101230

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Young Members Date: Thu July 12, 2018 - Sat August 18, 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: Sean Deshaies amcbostonym@gmail.com
106999

Evening Paddle on the Charles River in Waltham

Paddling Date: Mon July 16, 2018

Join us for a relaxed flatwater evening paddle on the Charles River in Waltham.

Launch time is 6 pm from the boat launch in Waltham. Plant to arrive 15-30 minutes early to unload and prepare.
Boat rentals are available from Charles River Canoe and Kayak (https://paddleboston.com/rentals/our-locations/waltham-moody-street-dam/...). If you will be renting a boat, please arrive early to allow yourself time to do so.

PFDs must be worn at all times.
This event is open to all paddlers.

Activity Category: Paddling - Flatwater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website
Leader: Kara Greenfield kara.b.greenfield@gmail.com 631-885-1900
106865

Tuesday Evening Road Ride

Bicycling Date: Tue July 17, 2018

Tuesday Evening Ride Lexington. 15 mile road ride. Moderate pace 11-13mph. Meet at 5:45 for a 6pm departure, dinner often follows. Lights, helmet and flat repair required. Meet near the Minuteman Statue, Lexington, intersection of Mass Ave and Bedford St., Rtes. 4/225. No registration necessary. Rain cancels.

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
106981

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu July 19, 2018

They're back! Join the leaders for a fast (aggressively paced) hike in Middlesex Fells. Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:55PM to start hiking promptly at 6PM. We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate to fast pace to get our heart rates up. Never explored the eastern part of the Fells? It boasts a waterfall (yes a waterfall in the Fells), nice up-and-down rock scrambles, fantastic views of Boston, and the remains of the 1899 MIT Geodetic Observatory. It's a hidden gem with variable terrain accessible by public transit. Sorry no dogs or children allowed on this hike. This is a show & go hike that does not require registration. That said, help us manage hike size expectations and register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. You can preview the waiver at: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Volunteer-Led-Activi... Gear: At a minimum, bring a pack that can fit an extra layer (it'll get chillier as the sun sets), headlamp (required as we'll be chasing the sun out of the Fells), hiking boots, water and snacks. We'll hike rain or shine (thunderstorms = cancel), so don't forget your rain gear. Better to test your rain gear locally than wait for a storm in the Whites. You may choose to carry a larger/heavier pack with your full gear for a spring/summer hike for a more rigorous workout. Packs can easily be made heavier with extra water. Here's the recommended Spring day hike gear list: https://www.outdoors.org/trip-ideas-tips-resources/gear-advice/three-sea...

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here for more info & to register
Leader: Christine Malinowski (E-mail Christine Malinowski), Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
107258

Evening - Lincoln

Bicycling Date: Thu July 19, 2018

Thursday evening series. Meet at Lincoln schools parking lot.
19 mi. Ride start 6:15pm sharp. Lights recommended.

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Series info
Leader: Mike McIlrath (E-mail Mike McIlrath) 781-883-7584, Gail Ferreira (E-mail Gail Ferreira)
105475

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Bicycling Date: Fri July 20, 2018

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
Check here for updates

Activity Category: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: RideWithGPS Route
Leader: Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu
102984

Family Camping & Paddling Weekend, Barton Cove, Gill, MA

Family Date: Fri July 20, 2018 - Sun July 22, 2018

Come join us for a Multi-Chapter/Multi-Committee weekend Family Camping & Paddling @ Barton Cove, Gill, MA. Learn paddling & camping techniques. We will have lots of camping fun, and lots of paddling time! Overnight camping & outdoor cooking at it's best with S'More's galore at an evening campfire. Participate in a local hike, or maybe a night hike and star gazing.

You get to camp in your own tent at our group site with water views, and share in communal meal prep and camp chores throughout the weekend with like minded families.

Learn paddling techniques with trained AMC Paddling Leaders; camping & hiking skills with trained Family Program Leaders.

Recommended for children ages 8+ for independent paddling, but younger kids are welcome as well. No paddling experience necessary. Watercraft rentals are available, or bring your own!

Fee: $40/Adults, $30/Kids. Includes campsite & meals. Watercraft fee/rental separate and NOT included/covered by trip fee.

For more information contact Dee Dice @ 508-566-9565, or email: familyprograms@amcberkshire.org.

Activity Category: Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Barton Cove Campground and Paddlesport Center
Leader: Margo CHapski familyprograms@amcberkshire.org, Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Dee Dice familyprograms@amcberkshire.org 508-566-9565, Ingrid Molnar (E-mail Ingrid Molnar)
Registrar: Dee Dice familyprograms@amcberkshire.org 508-566-9565 (Tuesday or Wednesday, 7-9 PM)
106098

Needham West Ride

Bicycling Date: Sat July 21, 2018

26/36/54 mile rides in the bucolic Charles river valley west from Needham followed by an optional social Start at 9 am for 54 miles and 10 am for 36 & 26 miles from Needham Junction MBTA Commuter Rail Lot at Chestnut and Junction Streets in Needham. See www.mbta.com for detailed directions, note that T lots may now charge for parking on weekends, usually $4 cash. Show-and-go ride. Sustained rain cancels. No registration is required if capable of 26 & 36 mi ride at 11-13 mph, 54 mi ride at 13-15 mph. Pot luck barbecue with pool and hot tub at member's house in Needham after the ride - chicken and veggie burgers provided, side dishes and drinks welcome. Email hbdann@gmail.com If you wish to drop off anything at house for refrigeration before ride; or just keep in a cooler in your car! Directions/address to the after ride party will be given at the ride start talk.
Links: 26 mile ride on Ride With GPS 36 mile ride on Ride with GPS 54 mile ride on Ride with GPS

Activity Category: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: 26 Mile Route
Leader: Karen Hall bikeamc812@gmail.com 781-271-0654, Mike Barry (E-mail Mike Barry), Susan Doherty, Valerie Paul (E-mail Valerie Paul)
106190

Walk from Revere Beach to Copley Square, Boston

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 21, 2018

This 12+ mile walk (with shorter options) has it all - ocean, marsh, beach, harbor, river, and ethnic, downtown neighborhoods. It starts with a visit to the annual Sand Sculpting Contest, passes through East Boston including a lunch stop, the Boston Waterfront, the edges of Charlestown and Cambridge, the Boston Esplanade and the Commonwealth Mall, ending at the Boston Marathon finish line. Enjoy a summer day of walking, and celebrate completion of the route at the Solis Irish pub. This route was enjoyed last summer with FreeWalkers. Meet at 8:30am at the Wonderland Station (MBTA Blue Line) on the upper level plaza that overlooks Revere Beach. NOTE: If you do not want to complete the entire 12+ miles, there are many MBTA stops along the route that make it easy to exit the walk. Questions? Contact one of the leaders.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Free Walkers
Leader: Lisa Fleischman (E-mail Lisa Fleischman) 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Fran Price (E-mail Fran Price) 617-875-5232
106289

Lincoln and Lafayette

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 21, 2018

Join fellow HB members as we explore the stunning ridges of Franconia Notch. Starting out on the Falling Waters Trail we will encounter picturesque waterfalls and great outlooks. This loop hike will cover 9 miles, with 3950' elevation gain as we hike over the open ridges and summit of Lincoln (5089') and Lafayette (5260').

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here.
Leader: Brian Spencer (E-mail Brian Spencer)
Co-Leader: Steve Weber (E-mail Steve Weber)
106747

Mount Garfield

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 21, 2018

Join us for a day hike to Mt Garfield, a 4,000 footer in the Franconia Range which offers grand views of the Franconia Range and the Pemigewasset wilderness. We will go up the Garfield Trail and hike 5 miles to the top with approximately 3,000 ft elevation. It is a long gradual climb with a 0.2 mile steep stretch at the end. 3-season gear and recent experience with 7-mile hikes in the 2000+ elevation gain essential.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here:
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (E-mail Jessica Halvorsen)
Co-Leader: Grazia Lolla (E-mail Grazia Lolla), Ramez Iyob (E-mail Ramez Iyob)
107273

Class II Fife Brook

Paddling Date: Sat July 21, 2018

Paddle whitewater release on the Deerfield River's Fife Brook.
Boat and gear rentals available. All boats must have floatation.

Activity Category: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers Website
Leader: paul anderson Panderson537@mail.com, Jemma Moore Jemma.moore@gmail.com
106152

Intro to Woods Hole by Kayak

Paddling Date: Sat July 21, 2018

Join us for a level 2 paddle at Woods Hole. This ~12 mile paddle will cross main channel to Hadley's harbor where we will play in some current in the gutters, then return across the channel to the launch. Woods Hole channel has strong currents and boat traffic. In addition, there may be strong (15-20 knot) tailwinds in the afternoon. This trip is ideal for those seeking to improve their paddling skills in moderate currents. Helmets are needed when playing around rocks and current.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website
Leader: Jeff Barrell jbarrell2@gmail.com
106755

Boston's Back Bay Fens

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 21, 2018

View museums and cultural institutions; explore the Rose Garden and Victory Gardens. From 10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at corner of Huntington Ave. & Museum Rd. (Museum stop on Green Line "E"). Bring lunch & water. No dogs. New members welcome. Heavy rain cancels.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Sharon Marshall (E-mail Sharon Marshall) 617-542-4551 (7-9 pm)
106260

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 21, 2018

Easy pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove inhabited by Henry Thoreau, during the mid-1800's. We will walk upon the woodland footpaths, where the transcendentalist contemplated life, on his early morning wanderings. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786
107261

Volunteer at Drumlin Farm

Young Members Date: Sat July 21, 2018

Join Boston's AMC young members to volunteer at a Mass Audubon site and organic farm in Lincoln! We will help with chores from 1:30 to 4:00 and can also explore their wildlife sanctuary afterwards.

Activity Category: Conservation, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Katherine Blair
106601

Tecumseh on a Sunday Morning

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun July 22, 2018

Join us on Sunday, July 22 for an enjoyable hike to the summit of Mount Tecumseh, one of the smaller of New Hampshire's 4000 footers. At 4003 feet, the summit of Tecumseh provides beautiful views of Waterville Valley. This 6.2 mile out and back from Tripoli Road offers a little over 2000 feet of elevation gain and is a great hike for those who are might be interested in beginning their 4000 footer journey. Participants should have recent hiking experience of over four miles with over 1000 feet of elevation gain. We will enjoy lunch on the summit before making our way back down to the trailhead.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click Here to Register Online
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (E-mail Jessica Halvorsen)
Co-Leader: Cassandra Downey (E-mail Cassandra Downey)
106182

Circumnavigate Naushon Island (Woods Hole)

Paddling Date: Sun July 22, 2018

Are you up for an ambitious paddle around Naushon Island? We'll paddle ~17 naughts at a 3.5mph pace (level 3). We'll get a tidal and tail wind push back in the afternoon and opportunity for surfing! This trip is not for casual paddlers - you'll need suitable boat, be able to keep up, and experience in following seas. Registration is required - please provide your boat make & length, other paddles you've done and when, plus your contact info.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website
Leader: Jeff Barrell JBarrell2@gmail.com
107245

Middlsex Fells

Forty Plus Date: Sun July 22, 2018

Reservoir trail, 6.5 mi. Moderate Pace. Bring water/lunch/snacks.
Sheepfold Parking lot. Cancel if too hot or rain.L. Nelson Caraballo (617-548-8579, Nelsonhikes@gmail.com)

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Nelson Caraballo Nelsonhikes@gmail.com 617-548-8579 x