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117910

Borderland State Park Hike

Forty Plus Date: Wed February 26, 2020

Join the Wednesday Wramblers for a 5.5 mile hike in Borderland State Park, Easton MA. This park features woods, several ponds and the remains of an old quarry. The Ames Mansion is an historic house on the property. The interior of the mansion was used to film scenes in the recent movie "Knives Out'. Our hike will skirt several ponds and take us up into the area where the old quarry was located. This hike is rated as moderate with only 387 feet of elevation gain.

We will meet at 9:45 for a prompt 10:00 AM start. We will hike at a leisurely pace for about 3 hours and be back by 1:00 PM. We will meet at the park visitor center at 259 Massapoag Avenue, North Easton. The visitor center has restrooms and a lovely fireplace. Parking is $5.00 for MA residents and free if you have a lifetime senior pass for the state parks.

Please come prepared with layers appropriate for the weather, water and lunch/snacks. If there is snow and ice on the trails on the day of the hike we will require microspikes or other traction devices. We will have a snack break on the trail but we will return to the visitor center and enjoy lunch by the fire.

Registration is required through REGI so we can ensure a reasonable group size and we will send out an email with last minute information or weather-related changes.

No dogs please except for service animals.

Activity Category: Hiking
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Joan Blaustein blausteinjoan@gmail.com 617-669-3528 (Before 9:30 PM)
Co-Leader: Maria Costantini mgccare@comcast.net 781-492-7188 (Before 9:00 PM)
117927

Potluck & Slideshow: 7 Weeks in South Africa: Rhino Camp & Road Trips

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed February 26, 2020

Free Potluck & Slideshow Series
Potluck @ 6:30pm, Slideshow @ 7:15pm
Join writer/educator/environmentalist Daniel Hudon in his explorations of South Africa over 7 weeks in May & June 2019. He spent 2.5 weeks as a volunteer in a rhino conservation camp in the Greater Kruger National Park area. There he participated in staff research, patrolled with the Black Mambas anti-poaching unit, and took part in the controversial practice of rhino dehorning (it is legal to trade rhino horn in South Africa, but there is an international ban). After finishing at the camp, he took a 4-week road trip to get down to Cape Town, in search of wildlife and great hiking. Because the Drakensberg escarpment runs most of the length of South Africa, great hiking was assured at almost every stop along the way. Potluck: Please arrive with your contribution between 6:30-6:45 pm. Homemade salads and main courses are always welcome, takeout & store-bought goodies are equally welcome:) Serving spoons, plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins, and drink pitchers will be supplied. There is a kitchen to re-warm food or prep (stovetop, oven, 2 microwaves, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cook pots for the stovetop. HELPFUL TIP: There is a Whole Foods store conveniently located across from the Community College T Stop on Austin St (in the Bunker Hill Mall) for last-minute food pickups!

Activity Category: Photography, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: REGISTER HERE:
Leader: Julie LePage (E-mail Julie LePage)
117623

Gym Night - MetroRock Everett

Mountaineering Date: Thu February 27, 2020

Come join us for our monthly gym night at MetroRock in Everett on Thursday, February 27th 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!

Activity Category: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Heidi Morris (E-mail Heidi Morris), Lorenzo Antinori (E-mail Lorenzo Antinori)
116279

Jay Peak Front and Backcountry

Skiing Date: Fri February 28, 2020 - Sun March 1, 2020

A weekend of skiing around Jay Peak Vermont. Ski Jay resort on Saturday and backcountry on Sunday (optional). Stay at house nearby and eat meals prepared by group. $200 per person for lodging and meals (lift pass extra). The house has several king & queen beds, so bring your spouse or partner for additional $100 (50% off!).
Jay peak in northern Vermont is 9 miles from the border with Quebec. The elevation and westerly flow from Great Lakes provides consistent, quality snow and abundant glades to ski. There are not many requirements for this trip, since we are skiing a downhill area. The group will likely split into subgroups of similar pace and ability, with 1-2 groups skiing glades. You will need suitable gear for Sunday's backcountry tour and be capable of skiing lower-angle glades. Skiing Jay on Sunday is also an option. Of course, all plans will be subject to snow conditions.

Activity Category: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jeff Barrell (E-mail Jeff Barrell)
Co-Leader: Greg Maslowe
117611

Leap Year Nordic BC Skiing in the Sandwich Range, NH

Skiing Date: Fri February 28, 2020 - Sun March 1, 2020

We will celebrate 2020's extra day with two full-day trips in the Sandwich Range Wilderness and the valley to the south. We will choose from a variety of tours using old roads, hiking trails, multi-use trails, and groomed ski trails. Expect moderate pace with several short snack/water stops -- sit-down lunch is unlikely unless temps are super balmy. Limited to six (6) experienced skiers -- comfortable skiing on ungroomed trails and dealing with obstacles like streams and fallen logs, undaunted by the occasional steep hill or possible bushwack, and in good shape. Difficulty will depend as much on snow conditions as terrain: Advanced Intermediate.
Our base will be the leader's house at the foot of Mount Whiteface, where everyone will help with meals.
We are using a Google form for registration (link above) and to screen for maximum enjoyment. We'll follow up by phone/email as needed. Fell free to contact either one of us with questions.

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Ben Klass ben_klass@yahoo.com, Cindy Bates (E-mail Cindy Bates)
111963

XC Ski Out the Door Craftsbury

Skiing Date: Fri February 28, 2020 - Sun March 1, 2020

Up to 99K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before 1/26 with L. Trip fills fast! Note - this is an intermediate level trip. New AMCers with intermediate XC ski experience are welcome to join. (colisted with INTRO Committee)

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Craftsbury Website
Leader: Carla Schwartz (E-mail Carla Schwartz) 508-626-7455 (before 10PM)
111962

XC Ski Out the Door at Craftsbury VT (Intermediate)

Intro Date: Fri February 28, 2020 - Sun March 1, 2020

Up to 99K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before Jan 26, 2020 with L. Trip fills fast!
. Boston AMC INTRO Committee sponsored

Activity Category: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Craftsbury Nordic Center
Leader: Carla Schwartz (E-mail Carla Schwartz) 508-626-7455 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Registrar: carla schwartz carlalist@gmail.com 508-626-7455 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
116979

AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (AWS)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri February 28, 2020 - Sun March 1, 2020

The AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (ASW) is designed to introduce experienced winter hikers and climbers to the basic skills required for climbing high altitude mountains such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and beyond. The ASW topics will include roped team travel on moderate to high angle snow slopes and glaciers, ice axe use and self-arrest, advanced belay systems, crevasse rescue, snow anchors, and high-altitude medical issues and medications. The workshop base camp and lectures will be out of Harvard Cabin, and our daily outdoor adventures will take place near Willey Slide on the south side of Mt. Willey which overlooks Rt 302 and the impressive face of Mt. Webster. Should weather or crowding be an issue, we will move our class to Pinkham Lodge/ Joe Dodge Lodge along the Sherburne Ski Trail or lower slopes of Tuckerman Ravine depending on the snow conditions. Full Winter Gear is required and a comprehensive gear list will be provided to all accepted participants. However, please note that you must have 4-season above treeline experience, waterproof double plastic mountaineering boots, ice axe, 12-point crampons, carabiners, helmet and harness. Leaders will provide all ropes, specialized pulleys and snow anchors. In addition, please note that you will need to come to class prepared with (1) Texas Sling and (2) prusiks that you will assemble at home before the class. These specialized tools are described thoroughly in detail in your mandatory pre-class readings in 'Freedom of the Hills' or Selters 'Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue'. Please feel free to contact Jim Schroeder (james.schroeder39@yahoo.com) with any questions on the pre-class tasks. Please complete the supplemental experience "Google Form" questionnaire when received from the Trip Registrar otherwise Leaders will not be able to process your application for one of the (8) participant spots. Please note that you must be able to arrive at Harvard Cabin by 6:00 pm on Friday, February 28 for our first night of introductions and lectures.

Activity Category: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Kellie A Connelly amckellie@gmail.com
Co-Leader: James Schroeder james.schroeder39@yahoo.com, Rod Cole rodec@comcast.net
115964

WHP Participants ONLY: Above Treeline Workshop 2 (Level 3)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 29, 2020 - Sun March 1, 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 whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.
The purpose of this two-day workshop is to learn the basics of winter above treeline hiking. The emphasis of the course will be on individual and group hiking techniques, safety, clothing, and the proper use of crampons and ice axes. Day 1 of the workshop will be spent developing the skills (such as self-arrest) that we'll need for the second day during which we'll attempt to summit Mt. Washington via the winter Lion Head route. Participants must have some prior winter hiking experience along with the stamina and physical conditioning to complete an 8+ mile hike with 4300' of elevation gain over strenuous terrain in potentially difficult winter conditions. There are a few short, steep and exposed sections on the Lion Head route so participants should be comfortable with those types of trails. The workshop utilizes the slopes of Mt. Washington as a training area with Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch used as our base. Joe Dodge is a full service, heated lodge with running water, showers, beds, linens, towels, and a dining room. We will be sleeping in bunkrooms reserved for the group.

Activity Category: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:
Leader: Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org, Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org, Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org
117312

Mt. Washington

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 29, 2020

Join us for a classic loop over the west side of Mt Washington using the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Gulfside Trail and Jewell Trail to Mt Washington (6,288'), this day hike is 8.7 miles round trip with 4,200 ft of elevation gain. This will be a long, strenuous day with potential exposure to weather so previous experience of hiking above treeline is desirable.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Bryan Jones (E-mail Bryan Jones)
Co-Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo (E-mail Fatemeh Haghighatjoo)
117488

Mt Jackson Day Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 29, 2020

Join us on a winter day hike to the summit of Mt Jackson (4,052'). We will hike from Crawford Notch along the Jackson branch of the Webster-Jackson Trail. This hike is open to recent Winter Hiking Program participants and other relatively fit individuals who have appropriate winter gear. The round trip is slightly greater than 5 miles with just over 2,000' of elevation gain.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here:
Leader: Bob Knudsen (E-mail Bob Knudsen)
Co-Leader: Jim Robinson jim@jimrobinson.me
117679

Waterville Valley XC Day Trip

Skiing Date: Sat February 29, 2020

Join us for an intermediate cross country ski day trip on scenic groomed trails at Waterville Valley of 15-25 km at a 4-6 km/hr moving pace. The leaders may split the group per skiers relative speeds. Beginner/novice skiers are also welcome, but should self-take a Waterville Valley ski school group lesson in the morning and then ski with the group after lunch. Limited to 10 experienced x-c skiers.

Gear list: You should be ready for a wide variety of conditions ranging from warm and moist to windy and cold; all clothing should be made of synthetic materials or wool/smartwool. Clothing: Polypro base layer, insulating layer and outer wind resistant layer. Use an extra or thicker layers if you run cold. Fleece or wool hat, thin and heavier gloves and face mask/neck warmer/scarf plus sunglasses/goggles and lip/face balm. Carry in fanny pack/small daypack 1 liter fluids, spare gloves, warm jacket such as down vest or jacket, lunch or snacks and ski scraper. Optional items: ski waxes if using waxable skis, pocket knife, headlamp, hand/foot warmers, personal first aid kit.

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: REGI Resigstration
Leader: Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com 617-257-2251
Co-Leader: Jen Newland (E-mail Jen Newland)
118035

Mount Jefferson

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 29, 2020

Join us for a winter day hike to the majestic Mount Jefferson! This 10 mile hike will follow the Castle Trail, which leads us from the north to the summit of Mount Jefferson (5716 ft., NH48), named after the third president of the US. If weather permits, we will have wonderful views of the Presidential Range and the Great Gulf Wilderness. The elevation gain is 4200 ft. Participants should pack full gear for winter hiking above treeline, and have recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain.

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), Yvette Marts (E-mail Yvette Marts)
Co-Leader: Bert Ruiter (E-mail Bert Ruiter)
118111

Winter Backpack to Passaconaway, Whiteface, and Tripyramids

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 29, 2020 - Sun March 1, 2020

Join us in a challenging overnight backpack adventure in the Sandwich Range Wilderness. We'll stealth camp on the Kate Sleeper trail Saturday night. With good weather and a motivated group we will summit the Tripyramids, Passaconoway and Whiteface.. Previous winter hiking and/or backpacking experience is required and participants should be in shape for a long challenging hikes with winter loads. Day 1: 10 miles, approx. 4730 ft elevation gain; Day 2: 7.2 miles, approx. 1390 ft elevation gain.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: John Etzel (E-mail John Etzel)
Co-Leader: Eric DuPont (E-mail Eric DuPont)
118192

BLUE HILLS MILTON MA

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat February 29, 2020

Brisk-paced 5.5 mile hike along yellow triangle trail with rolling hills and a loop around Houghton' s Pond. Bring snack and water. Meet at Houghton' s Pond parking lot area across from the snack bar. Storm cancels.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias Bmosias@yahoo.com
116160

WHP: Cannon Mt Day Hike (level 2)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun March 1, 2020

This instructional trip is intended primarily for participants in the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP), with a few spots available for other members of the community. We will hike up Cannon Mountain from Franconia Notch at a moderate pace, on a crisp, winter day. On a direct route to the summit, we will hike 4.2 miles round trip, with 2200' of elevation gain over varied terrain. Portions of the route are relatively steep, and others will afford us the opportunity to experience above-tree line exposure. 360-degree views from the summit tower, including a breathtaking angle on the Franconia Range 'across the street'. We'll also take advantage of our location by having lunch and warming up at the full-service summit lodge before we descend. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including snowshoes and crampons. As this is a Sunday, the plan is to complete the hike no later than 4pm.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Alex Nedzel alex@nedzel.com, Bob Knudsen hiking@knudsen3.com, Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org
117021

XC Skiing at Waterville Valley

Skiing Date: Sun March 1, 2020

Join us for a day of moderate paced, machine cut track kick and glide skiing on Waterville Valley's 70+ km trail network. We will likely split into two groups; one may stay out on the trails all day and the other may ski a few hours, return to the lodge for lunch, then ski a few hours in the afternoon. In both cases, you can either bring your own lunch or buy one from a cafe in Waterville Valley. If you are on the trails all day, be prepared to carry your lunch! There isn't a remote Yurt or warming hut, so the weather may influence if people want to stay outside all day or not.

Ability Level & Pace: Novice to advanced skiers welcome on our tour. We recommend beginners take a group lesson before attending this trip, or take a lesson in the morning and ski with the group in the afternoon. The group will likely break into a faster and more moderate paced group. Extremely fast (and skaters) or slower skiers are welcome to self-guide.

Trail Passes: Participants should self-pay the $21 center trail fee. Please see the Waterville Valley Nordic trail pass website for details about costs http://www.waterville.com/nordic-passes/.

Conditions: These trails are machine groomed for both skate and classic skiing, and trails are patrolled. Trip may run in marginal conditions, but lack of snow and/or rain will likely cancel the trip. Consult the co-leader with questions. Ski conditions and area map available here: http://www.waterville.com/nordic-snow-report

Registration & Waiver: This trip is sponsored by the AMC Boston Ski Committee. Register for the trip on the Boston REGI system. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the trip. The waiver can be viewed at: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Volunteer-Led-Activi...

Gear List: Narrow XC skis/boots/poles for machine cut tracks.
Very small daypack or fanny pack with 1l water, snacks, spare jacket
Lip balm/chapstick, sunglasses, spare gloves and balaclava or hat.
Wear clothing, gloves, hat, balaclava, glasses/goggles per expected weather
Use map from adventure center and/or GPS app on smartphone for navigation

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com 617-257-2251
Co-Leader: Zoe Rath zrphoto@gmail.com
117358

Fire Tower Hike to North Kearsarge Mountain

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun March 1, 2020

Join us on a 6.5 mile hike to Mount Kearsarge (North) and weather permitting we will catch magnificent 360 degree vistas, including views of the Presidentials and Mt Washington Valley. At the top we can climb the inactive summit fire tower, which offers fantastic views of eastern White Mountains and western Maine. Mount Kearsarge stands at 3268 feet and is on the "52 with a view" list of NH mountains <4000 ft with a view. This view is well known as rivaling many of the >4000 ft peaks! With an elevation gain of 2,600 ft. in just over 3 miles the trail is quite steep. Participants should expect to hike at a moderate pace through a pretty pine forest before the final ascent to the bald summit which is typically quite icy. Full Winter gear, including microspikes and snowshoes, is required. Poles are recommended.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here:
Leader: Peter Monnes (E-mail Peter Monnes)
Co-Leader: Karen Mackin (E-mail Karen Mackin)
118258

Lynn Woods Hike

Forty Plus Date: Sun March 1, 2020

Show and Go. Registration is not required.
9 am to 1230 pm. Dress for winter. Bring water, Micro Spikes,Trail Snacks.
Penny Brook Rd parking lot off of Walnut Street Rt 128/ Rt 1, Lynn.
Punch in 106 Penny Brook Rd into your GPS.
6 miles. Trails: Leaders discretion.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Registration Not Required
Leader: Nelson Caraballo nelsonhikes@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Don Provencher
118262

Grassy Pond & Nagog Hill Hike

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun March 1, 2020

Join us for a 4.8 mile hike in the Grassy Pond and Nagog Hill Conservation areas located in Acton. This will be a comfortably-pace hike that follows two scenic woodland loops on well marked trails. We will hike 2.0 miles in Grassy Pond and move to the adjacent Nagog Hill and hike an additional 2.8 miles. Meet at 9:20am at Grassy Pond parking area off of Nagog Hill Rd, Acton, MA. Storm cancels. Leader: Mark Levine.

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