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108468

2018-2019 Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed November 7, 2018 - Wed December 12, 2018

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2018-2019, as follows: Nov 7 (Wed), Nov 14 (Wed), Nov 28 (Wed), Dec 6 (Thu), and Dec 12 (Wed).
The 2018-2019 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear. Topics include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather, camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. There will be numerous weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to put your learning into practice including a special program weekend at Cardigan Lodge on the weekend of January 18-20th, 2019. This is also a great opportunity to meet lots of other people who love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! The WHP takes place on 5 nights from 7:00-9:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Wednesdays November 7th, 14th, 28th, Thursday December 6th and Wednesday December 12th. Class sessions are located close to I-93 and municipal parking in Medford, as well as the 94, 95, 96, 101, 134 and 326 (express) MBTA bus lines. If you have general questions about our WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Jessica Halvorsen. With questions about registration, please contact WHP registrar, Chris McCarron. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1976.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com, Chris McCarron mccarron_yh@yahoo.com
101230

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Young Members Date: Fri November 9, 2018 - Sun December 16, 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
101231

Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group

Young Members Date: Wed November 14, 2018 - Fri December 21, 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
109184

Bay Circuit Trail Late Fall Day Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat November 17, 2018

Join us for a moderately paced hike through a northern section of the Bay Circuit Trail near Ipswich, MA. This point-to-point hike that will cover 11 miles with relatively little elevation gain (~2 substantial hills, <500 ft total). The mileage is high but with little elevation, the pace will be moderate, around 1.5-2 mph. We expect to be outdoors for at least 6 hours, traveling through Appleton Farms, Pingree Reservation, Bradley Palmer State Park, and Willowdale State Forest. This will be a great opportunity to get outside in late fall before the snow starts falling. Come spend a Saturday enjoying all of the unique nature so close to Boston- pine swamps, grasslands, and woodlands, migratory birds (especially hawks), and all the wildlife that call these lands home. This hike is ideal for someone in good hiking shape looking to spend a day outside enjoying nature with other like-minded enthusiasts. There will be an opportunity for those who wish to share a meal together afterwards in nearby Ipswich. Carpooling participants welcome- pick up can be arranged from Oak Grove Station on the Orange Line.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof)
Co-Leader: Julia Ramsey (E-mail Julia Ramsey)
109238

Hike to Mt. Isolation

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat November 17, 2018

Join us on this late Fall hike to 4003' Mt. Isolation. Located in the New Hampshire Presidential range Mount Isolation is one of the White Mountain's most remote peaks. You must have winter above treeline experience to join this hike.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Robert Zoletti (E-mail Robert Zoletti), Jessica Halvorsen (E-mail Jessica Halvorsen)
Co-Leader: John Lee (E-mail John Lee)
109256

Wildcats via Wildcat Ridge Trail

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat November 17, 2018

Wildcats via Wildcat Ridge Trail, exit via 19 Mile Brook Trail. A very steep, scrambly ascent out of Pinkham Notch followed by a ridge that is notably difficult, followed by a steep descent into Carter Notch where we'll pick up the 19 mile brook trail and exit. I lead fast hikes / few breaks so you should be ready to go. The total distance is about 10 miles, we'll bag two New Hampshire 4000 footers. Micro-spikes are required, you should have crampons and an ice axe in your car--and be ready to use them! Depending on conditions we may need to pivot this trip--either do it backward or ascend Polecat trail out of Wildcat ski area.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: sign up here
Leader: Peter Osler osler@alum.mit.edu 802-324-4199 (before 9:00 PM)
Co-Leader: Joe Sahl (E-mail Joe Sahl)
108659

AMC Boston Chapter One-Day Leadership Training Program

Date: Sat November 17, 2018

This one-day program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities with the Family Outings, Forty Plus, INTRO, Local Walks, Mountains and Music, Ski and Young Members committees. Participation in the program prepares you to co-lead non-backcountry trips and activities (co-leading backcountry trips or trips with other activity committees requires the longer leadership training program that involves two weeknights and a weekend, which is offered every Spring and Fall). This program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-plays, with a mix of classroom and outdoor exercises, and topics include leadership styles, trip planning, trip management and safety. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. Open to all AMC members with preference given to active AMC trip participants. The program is held in Sudbury, MA on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fee is $15.00. Program location and further details will be communicated with confirmation of registration.

Activity Category: Leadership Training
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Stephen Conlin (E-mail Stephen Conlin)
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 Kate Atanasova, ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com, 774-232-6846.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606, Ekaterina Atanasova ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com 774-232-6846
107983

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat November 17, 2018

Easy pace 5 mile walk, across scenic sand dunes, and along ocean beach. Beautiful desert landscapes, include pitch pine forest, views of Essex Bay, and sea birds. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Woodman's Seafood Restaurant, in nearby Essex, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Crane Beach parking lot. Parking Fee. From Route 128, exit 14 in Gloucester, take Route 133 West for 5 miles. Turn right on Northgate Road. Then, turn right on Argilla Road, follow to beach.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Brian Connolly (E-mail Brian Connolly) 508-820-7786
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
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Joanna Jung hello.joanna.jung@gmail.com 617-549-2812
Co-Leader: Elaine Yang (E-mail Elaine Yang)
108660

Family Outings Leadership Training for Backcountry Activities

Date: Sun November 18, 2018

This special program is for leaders or coleaders for the Boston Chapter Family Outings Committee who wish to become qualified to lead backcountry activities. This program is a supplement to the one-day leadership training program offered by the Boston Chapter, and participation is limited to Family Outings leaders or coleaders who have completed the one-day leadership training program (or are participating in the one-day leadership training program scheduled for November 17th). Family Outings leaders or co-leaders who have taken the longer leadership training program and wish to refresh their skills are also welcome to attend. This program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-plays, with a mix of classroom and outdoor exercises, and topics include leader awareness, decision making, group dynamics, accident scene management and safety. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. The program is held in Sudbury, MA on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fee is $15.00. Program location and further details will be communicated with confirmation of registration.
Gear List:Please bring your walking/hiking pack and the same gear (including emergency gear)

Activity Category: Leadership Training
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Stephen Conlin (E-mail Stephen Conlin)
109416

LETS HIKE WILLOWDALE STATE FOREST

Forty Plus Date: Sun November 18, 2018

Hike Willowdale State Forest, Ipswich MA. We'll hike about 4-5 miles along a section of Bay Circuit Trail and other woodland trials in this forest. Willowdale is over 2400 acres with more than 40 miles of trails. We'll meet at 1:00pm in parking area on Linebrook Road. Leader: Richard Lombard 978 394 9619; rllombard2@gmail.com From I-95 South take Exit 50 to Rte. 1 towards Topsfield for 6.5 miles then take right onto Linebrook Rd for 1.1 miles to parking area on right

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Willowdale State Forest
Leader: Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com 978-394-9619
Co-Leader: Richard Lombard
109050

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Thu November 22, 2018

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Cancel if rain.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Nelson Caraballo (E-mail Nelson Caraballo) 617-548-8579 (11am -2pm)
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.

And, there is more, the Highland Center has a well-stocked gear room. As a participant on this trip you can borrow the items you need for this trip at no charge OR if you want to check out new or different gear you are welcome. Check out what you can borrow: https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/lodges/highland/LL-Bean-Gear-Ro...

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
External Link: Register Here
Leader: David Beck davidbeckrph@comcast.net 508-361-0508, Brian s Witkov user369128@aol.com 978-807-4901
108930

Annual Post-Thanksgiving Day Blue Hills Skyline Hike

Forty Plus Date: Fri November 23, 2018

Walk off the Thanksgiving feast by joining us on an invigorating hike along the Skyline blue trail and on red and green trails. Approximately 6 miles. The hike is suitable for those who like to go for long walks. There is some elevation gain and some steep and rocky terrain. Bring water, snacks, and lunch, and wear sturdy boots. Pack your microspikes, just in case. Rain cancels. Meet at 10:00 am at the Houghton Pond Parking Lot (on Hillside street).

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Maria Costantini mgccare@comcast.net, Kathy Blythe
109247

Black Friday Jackson - Webster loop hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri November 23, 2018

Join us for a "Black Friday" hike to Mts Jackson (4052', one of the NH 4000 footers ) and Webster (3911', on the 52 With A View list) via the Webster-Jackson trail. Capitalizing on the opportunity to burn off excess turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie from the prior day, we will hike a 5.2 mile loop at a moderate pace, with 2224' of elevation gain overall. The vistas from both peaks are impressive, and can offer views of Mt. Washington, the southern Presidential Range peaks, and Crawford's Notch, and there is even a waterfall! Winter conditions are in effect so please plan to pack a mix of 3 season and winter items based on the weather conditions. We highly suggest car pooling -- not only because of the distance to travel, not only because it's a great way to meet your fellow hikers, but also because parking at the trailhead is limited.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
Co-Leader: Denise Lamb (E-mail Denise Lamb), David Pais (E-mail David Pais)
109352

Annual Ayer & Groton Hills Walk

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Fri November 23, 2018

10:00am-3:00pm. Get far away from shopping malls on Black Friday and join the longest continually running hike in the AMC. We'll explore the natural areas between the Nashua River and the Snake Hills. Exact route determined on the fly. Some bushwhacking possible. Around 7 mi., 5 hours. Bring warm clothes and lunch. Meet at NW corner of the parking lot behind Nashoba Hospital on Groton Road in Ayer, 42.57878N 71.57399W.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop)
108822

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Fri November 23, 2018

4 mi. mod.-paced hike, 10:30am-1:30pm. Bring lunch+water. I-93/Rte. 128 exit 2A to Rte. 138S for 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course pkg lot on L. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)
109330

Family Post Thanksgiving Blue Hills Hike, Milton, MA

Family Date: Fri November 23, 2018

Meet by 10.30am for our post Thanksgiving family hike. We'll start from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and hike up to Eliot Tower (1,055') and back, roughly half mile each way (one mile total). Great views of the Boston skyline. Meet in the parking lot south of the Trailside Museum, by the trail map display. Afterwards (optional) visit the animals at the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum. The Museum is free for Mass Audubon members and a few dollars for non-members. This hike is good for all ages. Rain cancels. Keep an eye on the weather and wear appropriate footwear / clothing.

To register click "Register Now" OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2221. For questions contact: David Powell, 781-858-5546, davidfreds@beld.net.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Blue Hills Reservation Trail Map
Leader: David Powell davidfreds@beld.net 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
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
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606