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115369

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2019-2020

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed October 30, 2019 - Thu December 5, 2019

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2019-2020, as follows: Oct 30 (Wed), Nov 6 (Wed), Nov 13 (Wed), Nov 20 (Wed), Dec 5 (Thu). The 2019-2020 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. Throughout the winter, there will be numerous day or weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to help you put your learning into practice, including a special program weekend at Cardigan Lodge on the weekend of January 24-26th, 2020. 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, October 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th, and Thursday December 5th. 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.

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Snowshoeing
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)
116202

Mt Pisgah Hike

Forty Plus Date: Wed November 20, 2019

Enjoy a 6 mile loop on Mt. Pisgah in Berlin Ma. This is the highest point (715 feet) in Northborough. It features a hardwood forest on former farmland and two scenic vistas to the east and Boston. We expect the hike to take 3 hours walking at a moderate pace with stops. We will meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start at the Smith Road access point. There are no bathrooms at the parking lot.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here External link
Leader: Joan Blaustein blausteinjoan@gmail.com 617-669-3528 (Before 9:30 PM), Emily McPhillips emcp@me.com 339-223-9675 (Before 9:00 PM)
109592

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Lexington, MA

Family Date: Wed November 20, 2019

Join us Wednesday evening November 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the home of Trip Leader, Marsha Fox, in Lexington, MA for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments (can serve as dinner). Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and big events coming up. This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly.

Activity Category: Hiking, Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: David Powell davidfreds@beld.net, Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606, Andrew Germain andy.germain@gmail.com
115864

Boston Chapter AMC Ski Committee Open House

Skiing Date: Thu November 21, 2019

OPEN HOUSE 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Come to this informational and social ski committee event where you can speak to ski leaders/co-leaders about upcoming trips. Get psyched about the upcoming ski season and speak with like-minded people about your passion for skiing. There will be ski committee members with experience in downhill, cross country, telemark, and back-country skiing. You will have an opportunity to learn about some of the upcoming trips and workshops offered by the Boston Chapter Ski Committee. There will also be a 20 minute presentation about back-country skiing by Mike Bratina. Light refreshments will be served.

Activity Category: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie (E-mail Marcella MacKenzie)
Registrar: Marcella MacKenzie (E-mail Marcella MacKenzie)
115214

Gym Night at MetroRock

Mountaineering Date: Thu November 21, 2019

Come join us for our monthly gym night at MetroRock in Everett on Thursday, November 21st at 7pm! We will meet outside the locker rooms. Look for Heidi and Lorenzo in AMC shirts to be paired with a partner. If you arrive late come find us around the gym!

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Heidi Morris (E-mail Heidi Morris), Lorenzo Antinori
115632

LEADERS/CO-LEADERS ONLY Harvard Cabin Weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri November 22, 2019 - Sun November 24, 2019

Please note: This event is open to current Boston Chapter Leaders and Co-Leaders ONLY.

Harvard Cabin weekend to show those that have never been to HC or led an event there how much fun this weekend can be. The weekend will include instructional session that covers how to run a Harvard Cabin event in different seasons as well as the optional hikes available in the area.

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Leadership Training
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat), Mark Warren (E-mail Mark Warren)
116429

20S & 30S Leaders/Co-Leaders Only Beginner Hike in the Blue Hills

Young Members Date: Sat November 23, 2019

Please note: This event is open to current Boston Chapter Leaders and Co-Leaders ONLY. We are trying to learn from each other so we can be better leaders and post more hikes

Join us for a beautiful hike at the Blue Hills Reservation. Be prepared for a 3-4 hours hike at a moderate pace through some rugged, hilly terrain. Weather may be chilly so bring lots of warm layers.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: US
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Chaoran Xie chaoranxie@gmail.com 617-237-0880
116328

Circumnavigate 3 ponds, Lincoln

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat November 23, 2019

9:00am-2:00pm. Explore beyond Walden: a 10 mile loop around Walden, Farrar, and Flint Ponds with great forest and water views. Modest elevation gains, but we'll walk at a fast 2-2.5mph pace so that we can complete the loop in 4-5 hours. Rain or shine, so dress appropriately, and bring water and lunch. Meet at the Lincoln Schools, 6 Ballfield Rd, Lincoln MA - make 1st legal left in the parking lot before Smith School 42.423156,-71.316076. Questions: Jim Hutchinson. Leader: Gail Ferreira; CoLeader: Jim Hutchinson

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Gail Ferreira (E-mail Gail Ferreira)
Co-Leader: Jim Hutchinson (E-mail Jim Hutchinson) 508-259-9272
116547

Blue Hills Skyline Trail, Quincy

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat November 23, 2019

6.5-mile hike rocky terrain with a number of steep hills with views, Moderate-rated hike, not for beginners. 10:00am-3:00pm, mainly on Skyline Trail, lunch on Nahanton Hill with great view, Bring lunch & water, hiking shoes or similar footwear required. Meet at Shea Ice Rink, 651 Willard St., Quincy. From SE Expressway Exit 8 in Quincy, go south 0.6 miles on Willard St. Or from I-93/Route 128 Exit 6 in Braintree, go north 0.7 miles. Or for public transit take Bus 238 from Quincy Adams T Station. Email if severe weather. No dogs. L Mike Tuohey

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com
116604

LETS HIKE CLEVELAND FARM STATE FOREST

Forty Plus Date: Sat November 23, 2019

We'll hike 4-5 miles, including a section of the Bay Circuit Trail, following trails that meander along eskers that are reminders of the last glacier that covered New England. Experience a relatively deep forest populated with oak, hickory, beech, hemlock and white pine. We'll pass ponds created by the expanding beaver population. Witch Hazel should be in bloom, our latest flowering tree, which procrastinates until mid-autumn to present its yellow ribbon-like petals. Occasionally, we may moderate our pace to enjoy the natural world of this splendid forest. If that's not enough to pique your interest, how about the chance to stand in 3 towns simultaneously? We will begin the hike on the east-side of the forest near Hood Pond, Ipswich, MA. Winter conditions may necessitate the need of micro-spikes or snowshoes. Gaiters can be helpful to keep snow from falling into your footwear. From I-95, take exit 53A and follow Rte. 97 about 1.0 mile; then take left onto Linebrook Road continuing about 0.7 miles to a pull-off area that is across from a CFSF gate. Be aware that when you first turn onto Linebrook Rd from Rte.97, you'll be in Topfield but the road quickly becomes Boxford Rd and you are now in Ipswich. If you go beyond the trailhead and CFSF, you'll find Boxford Rd has become Linebrook Rd again.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Cleveland Farm State Forest Map
Leader: Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com 978-394-9619
Co-Leader: Richard lombard
116549

20S & 30S Blue Hills Hike Beginner Yellow Triangle

Young Members Date: Sun November 24, 2019

Join us for a beautiful hike at the Blue Hills Reservation.

Be prepared for a 3-4 hours hike at a moderate pace through some rugged, hilly terrain.

Dogs are welcomed on this hike, but do let me know if you will bring one.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: US
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Chaoran Xie chaoranxie@gmail.com 617-237-0880
Co-Leader: Meredith Kraner (E-mail Meredith Kraner)
116219

Young Members Thanksgiving 5k

Young Members Date: Thu November 28, 2019

Join Young Members for the Gobble Gobble Gobble Thanksgiving morning 5k! This is an official 5k race out of Davis Square. See the registration for more details.

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Justin Gallo (E-mail Justin Gallo), Zoe Rath (E-mail Zoe Rath)
115292

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Thu November 28, 2019

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. Cancel if rain. L Nelson Caraballo

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)
116515

Post-Thanksgiving Day Blue Hills Skyline Hike

Forty Plus Date: Fri November 29, 2019

Join us for our traditional Black Friday hike in the Blue Hills. We will hike at a moderate pace from the Shea Rink (651 Willard St., Quincy) to Chickatawbut Hill and back. This will be a 5-6-mile hike mostly on the Skyline trail. The trail has some rocky and steep sections so some experience is needed. We will stop as needed for snacks/water and lunch and to take in the views. Dress in layer and wear appropriate footwear. Bring rain gear, hat, and gloves. Hiking poles are recommended. No dogs. Rain will cancel the hike. Please check the website for last-minute information.

Start time is 10:00 am. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes earlier so we can leave promptly at 10:00.

Registration for this hike is not required, but feel free to contact the leader if you have any questions.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Maria Costantini mgccare@comcast.net
Co-Leader: Barbara Lightizer
115480

Annual Ayer & Groton Hills Walk

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Fri November 29, 2019

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 in in NW corner of the parking lot behind Nashoba Hospital on Groton Road in Ayer, 42.57878N 71.57399W. L Olin Lathrop

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop) 978-742-9014
114126

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Fri November 29, 2019

5 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. Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias)
115389

Family Thanksgiving Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Family Date: Fri November 29, 2019 - Sun December 1, 2019

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. Contact the leader: 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
Co-Leader: David Beck
114337

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

Family Date: Sat November 30, 2019 - Sun December 1, 2019

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/2546. 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
114117

Family Thanksgiving AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Family Date: Sat November 30, 2019 - Sun December 1, 2019

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: 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
Co-Leader: Margarita Balmaceda Margarita.Balmaceda@shu.edu, Matt Sullivan mattpsullivan@gmail.com
116240

Middlesex Fells - Out and Back to Wright's Tower

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun December 1, 2019

Join us on a 4 mile hike from the Sheepfold to Wright's Tower and back. We'll hike at a moderate pace (1-1/2 to 2 mph) and have lunch at the overlook. Winter gear and hiking experience required. (Limited to 12 Hikers) L Nancy Cahn

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Nancy Cahn njcahn@gmail.com
Registrar: Nancy Cahn njcahn@gmail.com