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121909

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2020-2021

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu November 5, 2020 - Thu December 10, 2020

Looking to spend more time outdoors this winter? Please join Boston's Hiking and Backpacking committee for a modified version of its annual Winter Hiking Program.

The Winter Hiking Program (WHP) seeks to equip hikers with skills and knowledge to hike safely in New England through the winter months. The course will consist of a mix of online instruction and in-person on-trail instructional hikes (as permitted). Virtual instruction will be November 5th, 12th, and 19th, and December 3rd and 10th starting at 7pm. Topics will include: boots & traction, below treeline travel, above treeline travel, backpacking, winter weather and risks, nutrition, and winter clothes and gear. As AMC, state and local guidance allows, the WHP will offer a set of primarily below-treeline day hikes as part of the practical "on-trail" portion of the program. (Please note: Should the virus incidence, AMC, state, or local guidance change, the planned trips may unfortunately need to be adjusted or eliminated. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the planned trips will be able to proceed.)

This modified 2020-21 program is best suited for avid 3-season hikers who are looking to expand their hiking skills into the fourth season, or to build on previous winter experience. We also hope the online classroom format will allow access to people who may have had trouble getting to the in-person classes in the past. However, those specifically hoping to build winter backpacking or above-treeline skills may wish to wait until a future year, as overnight and above-treeline trips will not be offered as part of the 2020-21 WHP as part of our risk-mitigation strategy. Those signing up should also be aware that carpooling opportunities may be limited due to the pandemic. All trip participants will be expected to acknowledge the inherent risks of group hiking during the pandemic and abide by AMC's expectations for participants in AMC's Phase II activities. Links to information about these requirements are below in the Additional Information section. Please read these carefully and consider whether you will be able to comply with them prior to completing registration. Based on projected trip size and leader availability limitations, overall program size will be limited to 35. No trip will have a group size of more than 10, including leaders.

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (E-mail Jessica Halvorsen), Chris McCarron (E-mail Chris McCarron)
122176

Thanksgiving Hike, Lynnwoods

Forty Plus Date: Thu November 26, 2020

Let's get out for a hike in the woods to change up a little bit. 5-6 mile hike. Leaders choice. Meeting place and time will be sent out prior to the hike to all registered particpants.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Nelson Caraballo nelsonhikes@gmail.com 617-548-8579 (11am -5pm)
122316

Post-Thanksgiving Blue Hills loop hike

Young Members Date: Sat November 28, 2020

Join us for an 8-mile loop hike in the Blue Hills to burn off some Thanksgiving calories and cure the cabin fever! We will start on the Skyline trail and hike at a moderate pace to Buck Hill while enjoying views of Boston and surroundings, after which we'll return over various trails through the Northeastern part of the reservation.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Bert Ruiter (E-mail Bert Ruiter)
Co-Leader: Chao Xie (E-mail Chao Xie)
122054

Climb*Om Yoga Series #BeOnlineWithAMC

Mountaineering Date: Mon November 30, 2020

Climb*Om Yoga Series
#BeOnlineWithAMC

Mondays
11/2*11/16*11/23*11/30
12/7*12/14*12/21*12/28

6:00pm- 7:00pm
(please arrive on time!)

Stressed? Stiff? Sore? Restless? Connect with AMC for an evening of yoga and community. Join AMC co-leader Amber Carr for a virtual vinyasa yoga practice. Amber's classes are unique, often mixing creative cues to a sturdy rhythm. She intertwines playfulness with mindfulness throughout practice that leaves you reflecting on your flow with a new perspective. She enjoys cultivating a playful environment with new and seasoned students alike. She also is an avid adventurer and traveler and is currently looking forward to seeing you outside soon :)
All skill levels welcome!

What to bring:
Comfortable clothes that allow a wide range of movement
Yoga mat
Water
Blocks/ strap (nalgene water bottles and a belt work great!)

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Constance Wauthier (E-mail Constance Wauthier)
Co-Leader: Amber Carr (E-mail Amber Carr)
122308

WHP Participants Only - Open Q&A Session (I)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Mon November 30, 2020

This event is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp20@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Do you have any questions about what you have heard in the presentations? Or questions about topics that haven't been covered? Join the HB leaders and your fellow WHPers for an open Q&A session. Please register and feel free to ask a question to help us start the conversation.

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Learn more about the Winter Hiking Program
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (E-mail Elizabeth Ryan) 978-502-5944, Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Jeanne Blauner
122232

20's & 30's Winter Social 2020 (Zoom Edition)!! #BeOnlineWithAMC

Young Members Date: Wed December 2, 2020

Join AMC Boston 20's & 30's for an evening of fun! We will separate out into smaller breakout rooms and chat the night away. Just like our regular Winter Socials, but this one is socially distant!

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jesse Waites (E-mail Jesse Waites)
122146

#BEONLINEWITHAMC AMC BOSTON CHAPTER FAMILY OUTINGS COMMITTEE MEETING AND LEADER TRIVIA SOCIAL

Family Date: Sun December 6, 2020

Join us Sunday evening December 6th from 7 - 9 pm for our Family Outings Committee and Leader Trivia Social.

We will discuss committee business and plans for the winter season. After the business meeting, we invite leaders to join us for online trivia by MCO Productions. The trivia questions will be geared towards our group to make sure it is fun for everyone.

This event is free, but registration is required so that we can properly plan for the trivia game.

Due to ongoing Covid-19 distancing, this meeting will be held remotely.

Activity Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Andrew R Germain andrew.r.germain@gmail.com 508-340-7535
122224

BeOnlinewithAMC AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee Meeting

Executive Committee Date: Mon December 7, 2020

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, December 7, 2020. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members.

Due to ongoing Covid-19 distancing, this meeting will be held remotely.

Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

Activity Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Cindy Crosby (E-mail Cindy Crosby)
122055

Climb*Om Yoga Series #BeOnlineWithAMC

Mountaineering Date: Mon December 7, 2020

Climb*Om Yoga Series
#BeOnlineWithAMC

Mondays
11/2*11/16*11/23*11/30
12/7*12/14*12/21*12/28

6:00pm- 7:00pm
(please arrive on time!)

Stressed? Stiff? Sore? Restless? Connect with AMC for an evening of yoga and community. Join AMC co-leader Amber Carr for a virtual vinyasa yoga practice. Amber's classes are unique, often mixing creative cues to a sturdy rhythm. She intertwines playfulness with mindfulness throughout practice that leaves you reflecting on your flow with a new perspective. She enjoys cultivating a playful environment with new and seasoned students alike. She also is an avid adventurer and traveler and is currently looking forward to seeing you outside soon :)
All skill levels welcome!

What to bring:
Comfortable clothes that allow a wide range of movement
Yoga mat
Water
Blocks/ strap (nalgene water bottles and a belt work great!)

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Constance Wauthier (E-mail Constance Wauthier)
Co-Leader: Amber Carr (E-mail Amber Carr)
119616

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue December 8, 2020

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, the chairperson, at chair@hb.amcboston.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]

Activity Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan chair@hb.amcboston.org
122276

Boston Ski Committee VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE - Ask The Experts!

Skiing Date: Tue December 8, 2020

Please join the Ski Committee for a Virtual Open House!
Tuesday December 8, 2020 at 7:30pm
The theme for the event is "Ask the Expert"!
Attend this "Open House" and meet other ski committee members, and attend specially tailored talks:
-Ski Resort Policies during the pandemic
-XC Skiing - the joys of groomed trails and beyond
-Introduction to Alpine Touring
-Choosing cross country equipment
Registration will allow you to choose two (2) of the above topics for more in-depth information, and an opportunity to ask the experts.

https://forms.gle/cSe26SjBfbjEqeiy6

PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE LOG-IN DETAILS.

Questions? Please email Marcella MacKenzie (marcelmacnz@gmail.com).

Activity Category: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie marcelmacnz@gmail.com
122291

'Reel Rock 15' Watch Party #BeOnlineWithAMC

Young Members Date: Fri December 11, 2020

Join AMC Boston 20's & 30's for a watch party of four short climbing films, otherwise known as Reel Rock 15! We will all rent the film from home and watch it at the same time (December 11th at 9pm EST), while chatting about the film in our private chatroom.

Capturing the greatest stories and sends from the year in climbing, the four new short films of REEL ROCK 15 deliver a joyful dose of inspiration, heart and humor. Witness an unimaginable triumph of determination, an epic journey of self-discovery, a magical adventure across the world and a bond-building expedition that forever changes lives. You can view the Reel Rock 15 trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICdrB6YcXI8&ab_channel=REELROCK

Join us from the comfort of your own home for the Global Online Premiere of REEL ROCK 15 on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 9pm EST in this special event hosted by Alex Honnold, with partner give-aways, Q&As with the stars, and live interactions.

Activity Category: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jesse Waites (E-mail Jesse Waites)
119588

Canceled: Early Snowbird - Skinning & Skiing

Skiing Date: Sat December 12, 2020

Winter is Coming!
It is time to prepare your gear and your body for the upcoming season. The plan is to hike-up and ski-down Pat's Peak near Concord, NH. Pat's Peak has 750 vertical feet and allows skinning on their man-made snow. For those new to 'uphill' travel, there will be AT and telemark volunteers available to teach basics on attaching skins, efficient climbing techniques, as well as heat management. This is an excellent opportunity to practice hiking up, transitions, and skiing down as we will attempt several trips up and down this large hill (almost a mountain). Contact leaders for questions on rentals and/or skins.

For those already familiar with skinning, this is an opportunity to kick out cobwebs and train on snow. This will be an informal gathering and you are welcome to move at your own pace or group up with others or sit out a lap. We will meetup for lunch and afterwards for those interested in apres-ski beverages. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required, particularly for those desiring instruction and info on car pooling.
Until then, Think Snow!

Activity Category: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Canceled
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jeff Barrell (E-mail Jeff Barrell)
122056

Climb*Om Yoga Series #BeOnlineWithAMC

Mountaineering Date: Mon December 14, 2020

Climb*Om Yoga Series
#BeOnlineWithAMC

Mondays
11/2*11/16*11/23*11/30
12/7*12/14*12/21*12/28

6:00pm- 7:00pm
(please arrive on time!)

Stressed? Stiff? Sore? Restless? Connect with AMC for an evening of yoga and community. Join AMC co-leader Amber Carr for a virtual vinyasa yoga practice. Amber's classes are unique, often mixing creative cues to a sturdy rhythm. She intertwines playfulness with mindfulness throughout practice that leaves you reflecting on your flow with a new perspective. She enjoys cultivating a playful environment with new and seasoned students alike. She also is an avid adventurer and traveler and is currently looking forward to seeing you outside soon :)
All skill levels welcome!

What to bring:
Comfortable clothes that allow a wide range of movement
Yoga mat
Water
Blocks/ strap (nalgene water bottles and a belt work great!)

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Constance Wauthier (E-mail Constance Wauthier)
Co-Leader: Amber Carr (E-mail Amber Carr)
122303

#BeOnlineWithAMC AMC Boston 20s and 30s Steering Committee

Young Members Date: Mon December 14, 2020

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Committee? The Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Katie Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Katherine Blair (E-mail Katherine Blair)
122323

The Great AMC Bake Off #BeOnineWithAMC

Young Members Date: Thu December 17, 2020

We are proud to present the latest event we've cooked up for you... The Great AMC Bake Off! Join your AMC friends online on December 17 at 7pm where we will separate into smaller breakout rooms, begin baking and chatting and at the end, join the breakout rooms back together again to show off our kitchen creations! Think of it as a normal AMC social event with a delicious kitchen twist! Sign up here and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jesse Waites (E-mail Jesse Waites)
122275

WHP Participants ONLY: Moriah (I)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat December 19, 2020

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp20@hb.amcboston.org or follow this link.
The trip to Mt. Moriah (4,049 feet) is the longest and most advanced trip offered this season by WHP. The 10-mile out and back trip will include 3,100 feet of elevation gain at a moderate pace. This challenging hike should not be your first winter hike of the season unless you are already an experienced hiker. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including snowshoes. Be prepared for a long day and possibly hiking out after dark using headlamps. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.
AMC Trip Policy

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:
Leader: Keith J Watling (E-mail Keith J Watling) 508-330-8295
119547

Winter Solstice Celebration Atop Garfield

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Mon December 21, 2020

Celebrate the beginning of the 2020-2021 winter season by joining us on a (somewhat) early winter hike to one of the best views in the Whites, Mt Garfield. With clear views of both Franconia Ridge and the Presidentials, views could be spectacular.

This hike is for seasoned winter hikers who are familiar with and have access to snowshoes, crampons and ice axes, which will be required of all who join us. Consider bringing lighter weight traction as well - we will make a decision at the trailhead on crampons vs. microspikes. You must have all the regular hiking essentials, including headlamps for the return.

Find the AMC Winter Day Hike Gear List here
https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf
(select, then right-click, then select 'go to ...')

Expect about 12 miles and 3000+ feet of elevation gain. Pace will be about 1-1.5 mph.

Winter solstice begins this year at just after 5 am on Dec 21, so this will count for your 48 in winter (in case you were wondering).

To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel)
Co-Leader: Jim Robinson
122057

Climb*Om Yoga Series #BeOnlineWithAMC

Mountaineering Date: Mon December 21, 2020

Climb*Om Yoga Series
#BeOnlineWithAMC

Mondays
11/2*11/16*11/23*11/30
12/7*12/14*12/21*12/28

6:00pm- 7:00pm
(please arrive on time!)

Stressed? Stiff? Sore? Restless? Connect with AMC for an evening of yoga and community. Join AMC co-leader Amber Carr for a virtual vinyasa yoga practice. Amber's classes are unique, often mixing creative cues to a sturdy rhythm. She intertwines playfulness with mindfulness throughout practice that leaves you reflecting on your flow with a new perspective. She enjoys cultivating a playful environment with new and seasoned students alike. She also is an avid adventurer and traveler and is currently looking forward to seeing you outside soon :)
All skill levels welcome!

What to bring:
Comfortable clothes that allow a wide range of movement
Yoga mat
Water
Blocks/ strap (nalgene water bottles and a belt work great!)

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Constance Wauthier (E-mail Constance Wauthier)
Co-Leader: Amber Carr (E-mail Amber Carr)
122058

Climb*Om Yoga Series #BeOnlineWithAMC

Mountaineering Date: Mon December 28, 2020

Climb*Om Yoga Series
#BeOnlineWithAMC

Mondays
11/2*11/16*11/23*11/30
12/7*12/14*12/21*12/28

6:00pm- 7:00pm
(please arrive on time!)

Stressed? Stiff? Sore? Restless? Connect with AMC for an evening of yoga and community. Join AMC co-leader Amber Carr for a virtual vinyasa yoga practice. Amber's classes are unique, often mixing creative cues to a sturdy rhythm. She intertwines playfulness with mindfulness throughout practice that leaves you reflecting on your flow with a new perspective. She enjoys cultivating a playful environment with new and seasoned students alike. She also is an avid adventurer and traveler and is currently looking forward to seeing you outside soon :)
All skill levels welcome!

What to bring:
Comfortable clothes that allow a wide range of movement
Yoga mat
Water
Blocks/ strap (nalgene water bottles and a belt work great!)

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Constance Wauthier (E-mail Constance Wauthier)
Co-Leader: Amber Carr (E-mail Amber Carr)