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113188

Young Members Couch to 4K Hiking Program

Young Members Date: Thu June 27, 2019 - Sat August 31, 2019

Couch to 4k is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. This program aims to be inclusive of all hikers, but is geared toward beginners and marketed as such. Hikes are organized into four levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up four-thousand-footers of New Hampshire.

Couch to 4k trip leaders will highlight important skills for safe hiking such navigation, hydration, nutrition, and proper attire. No dog is allow for the hikes.

Level 1 hikes include little elevation gain, are under 5 miles, move at a moderate pace. These hikes are great opportunities to get to know your leaders and fellow participants to review some basic skills for hiking, with an emphasis on gear needed for more difficult hikes.

Level 2 hikes are typically 3-5 miles and include elevation gain, but less than 2000 ft. At this level and above all participants are expected to have appropriate footwear, clothing, water, and other essential gear.

Level 3 hikes are challenging hikes usually in NH and between 5-9 miles with significant elevation gain (2000 - 3000 ft). These hikes include some of the shorter 4ks. Some hikes may include rock scrambling, ledges, and stream crossings.

Level 4 hikes are the more difficult 4Ks in the Whites. Mount Adams is a 5,774 foot mountain in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, making it the second highest mountain in New England after Mount Washington. This hike will require additional screening.

The intended audience of the Couch to 4K program is young members (YM - hikers in their 20s and 30s), but all are welcome.

If you don't have a car and are worried about how you'll be able to reach the mountains, we have some options for you! Once you're approved for a trip you'll have access to the roster, where you'll be able to find contact information for other people who are driving from your area.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: US
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com, Zoe Rath zrphoto@gmail.com, Chaoran Xie chaoranxie@gmail.com
114251

Wellesley Wanderer

Bicycling Date: Tue July 16, 2019

13 mile ride through Weston and Wellesley. Helmet required. Rain cancels. Contact leader if unsure. Meet at 6:00p for a 6:15p start at the Duck Feeding Parking Lot on the Newton/Weston line at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 128 . From Route 128, take exit 24 to Route 30. The first traffic light West of Route 128 on Route 30 is River Road to the north. The second right on River Road is the access road to the Duck Feeding Area Parking Lot. The physical address of the boathouse across the river from the parking lot is 2401 Commonwealth Avenue. The lot is just west of there on Commonwealth Avenue

Activity Category: Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Barbara Bix Barbara@bbmarketingplus.com
113761

Boston 20s and 30s Game Night at City Square

Young Members Date: Wed July 17, 2019

Join us for a night of board games and card games to remember! Bring your favorite board game or come to play something you haven't before. Game night will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; come for whatever time frame works for you. There may be light snacks but you should plan on figuring out dinner plans on your own. Feel free to bring food for yourself or to share.

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here!
Leader: Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com, Shannon MacKenzie (E-mail Shannon MacKenzie)
114270

Pond Social for Paddlers

Paddling Date: Wed July 17, 2019

Come to our Wednesday evening (4 pm - dark, June 5 - Aug 28) pond socials! These are informal get-togethers at a pond in Concord (near Walden Pond) to practice paddling skills, roll whitewater kayaks and play around.

Everyone is welcome to join us with their own boat! We have WW kayak rentals for $10. You must be able to transport the kayak from the boathouse to the pond and back (approx. 5 miles).

This is NOT an instructional/ class and knowledge of basic boating skills are necessary including demonstrating a wet exit before paddling on the pond (you will flip the kayak over and exit from under the water.)

Pizza social at a local restaurant after for those interested! Contact the leader with any questions.

Activity Category: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking, Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website
Leader: Melanie Rausch (E-mail Melanie Rausch)
113871

Young Members (20s /30s) Edible Plant Walk

Young Members Date: Thu July 18, 2019

Join us for a guided tour led by Russ Cohen, naturalist and wild foods enthusiast and the author of, Wild Plants I Have Known. He will point out and give us background on the many edible plants found in the Alewife Reservation!

Activity Category: Conservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Russ Cohen website
Leader: Zoe Rath (E-mail Zoe Rath)
Co-Leader: Chelsea King (E-mail Chelsea King)
112879

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Bicycling Date: Thu July 18, 2019

20-24 mi. Map & cue sheets provided. Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Rain cancels. Dinner at local restaurant follows ride. Meet at 6:00 for 6:15 start at Lincoln Schools Smith School lot by tennis courts on Ballfield Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773. See Meetup Group url for more information, to comment and see comment threads. Today we will ride the 22.7 Assabet NWR loop.https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2393769

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Meetup Group for more info
Leader: Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com 617-257-2251
113734

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (7/18)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu July 18, 2019

Join the leaders for an aggressively-paced hike of the Middlesex Fells. We'll meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:50 pm to start hiking promptly at 6.00 pm. Each week of this 'Show and Go' hike series, we'll tackle 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 fast pace to get our heart rates up. Sorry, but no dogs or children are allowed on this hike. This hike does not require registration, but to help us manage group size expectations, please register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. At a minimum, please bring a pack that can fit an extra layer, rain gear, headlamp, water, and snacks. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2497.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register & More Info Here
Leader: Christine Malinowski (E-mail Christine Malinowski), Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
114045

Up on a SUP Summer Series - Week 5

Forty Plus Date: Thu July 18, 2019

UP on a SUP Summer Series Join us this summer for our Up on a SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) series! We are eager to get out on the water, socialize, get to know others who love paddle boarding, and to meet and introduce new people to this fabulously fun sport.

Our July paddles are a continuation of getting people Up on a SUP, which will combine a leisurely paddle with some instruction on a few paddle strokes. We likely won't go more than three miles depending on how people are doing.

If you are interested in finding out about our upcoming summer paddles, please click on this link to join the mailing list: http://eepurl.com/dOlK8f NOTE: This list is not to sell anyone anything, it is simply to promote socializing and SUP activities, primarily through the AMC, and was created to be able to get people information about SUP activities readily. You will have successfully subscribed when you land back on the AMC Boston website.

We will be hosting this paddle at Newton/ Nahanton Park:
https://paddleboston.com/rentals/our-locations/nahanton-park-newton/

This is in collaboration with Charles River Kayak and Canoe. If you have never had a seasons pass from CRKC, you are lucky! They are offering first time season pass holders a pretty fabulous discount, and you can sign up here: https://www.paddleboston.com/bookings/selectitems.php?showCart=PaddleSea... If you don't want to commit to the season, rentals are available at this location for these events. CRKC is also offering a 20% discount on all rentals specifically for our Thursday events, so that means that your rental will be $16 instead of the full $20 per hour. If you have your own SUP, you are free to bring your board. You will be responsible for wearing a life jacket if you have your own board.

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here:
Leader: Ellen Stanley ellenstan@comcast.net
Co-Leader: Renee Hoekstra reneejhoekstra@gmail.com, Leah Salloway leahsalloway@gmail.com
113907

AMC "Forever 39" Social

Forty Plus Date: Thu July 18, 2019

Come join other AMC members in their 40s, 50s and beyond, and definitely young at heart, on Thursday, July 18 for a social at Meadhall (www.themeadhall.com) in Kendall Square Learn about weekend outings, day trips and volunteer opportunities, and meet people with a similar passion for the outdoors.

The restaurant is a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop. In addition, Meadhall offers parking validation for the Green Garage next door starting at 6:00 p.m. Up to 4 hours: $6.00 (see host for validation).

Please note that some appetizers may be provided but you are responsible for paying for any food and drinks that you order.

Space is limited to 30 people so please RSVP . Hope to see you!

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Susan Rosa susanrosa33@gmail.com, Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
114112

Young Members (20s and 30s) ADK Backpack Trip

Young Members Date: Fri July 19, 2019 - Sun July 21, 2019

Join AMC Young Members (20s and 30s) for a backpacking trip to the Adirondacks! We'll head to Marcy Dam Friday night, then hike Algonquin, Wright, and Iroquois on Saturday. Expect some rugged and steep ascents. Participants should have hiking and camping experience. Note that we are planning on starting this hike Friday evening, so make sure your schedule is free enough to allow for that. Exact itinerary may change. Carpooling highly encouraged! Limited to 6 participants.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: New York, Adirondacks
State: NY
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here!
Leader: Zoe Karp (E-mail Zoe Karp)
Co-Leader: Aaditya Shah (E-mail Aaditya Shah)
112904

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Bicycling Date: Fri July 19, 2019

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
112018

SHP Participants Only: Carter Notch Hut Trip

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 20, 2019 - Sun July 21, 2019

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Join the leaders on a beginner/intermediate trip (overnight at the hut!!) to AMC's best kept secret: one of the best located huts in the White Mountains. Carter Notch Hut surprises most with its intimate and unimaginably beautiful setting. We will hike 3.8 miles to reach this hut and encounter a world of rock jumbles, towering cliffs, and tranquil mountain lakes. This eastern anchor of AMC's hut system was built in 1914, and after 100 years, continues to lure those in search of quieter trails and unforgettable summits.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
112020

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Jackson

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 20, 2019

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Come join us to hike Mt. Jackson, a 4000 footer named after Charles Jackson, a NH state geologist of the 19th century. We will hike via the Webster-Jackson Trail. The hike will be an out and back with a total mileage of 5.2 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,547 feet. Weather permitting we will have nice views at the summits.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
112033

Taconics - Best of New England Backpack

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 20, 2019 - Sun July 21, 2019

Join us for a scenic 2 day/1 night backpack into the Taconics, located in the corner of northeastern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts. This hike will follow the AT and is listed as one of New England's best multi-day trips in "AMC's Best Backpacking in New England." An early start will be required on Saturday in order to cover the 11.6 miles and reach the preferred campsite (Race Brook Falls) at a reasonable time. On Sunday morning, we will break camp and hike 5.3 miles to the trailhead parking at Jug End. The total distance over the 2 days will be 16.9 miles with 4,600 feet of cumulative elevation gain over several peaks. Our route will feature stunning views and interesting geology - including the semi-precious Red Garnet stone which dots certain sections of the route; parts of the trail also feature abundant blueberries and one of the few old growth tree groves in existence - a tiny collection of hemlocks dating back to the early 1600s. This trip is appropriate for those who want to take a slower pace on long hikes over difficult terrain, enjoy the variety afforded by this trail, sleep under the stars and explore nature.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: Kyle Vietze (E-mail Kyle Vietze)
Co-Leader: Alexandra Bernson alexandra.bernson@gmail.com, Julia Ramsey (E-mail Julia Ramsey)
113174

Summer hike to Mt. Waumbek

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 20, 2019

Join us for a summer hike to the summit of Mount Waumbek, one of New Hampshire's 4000 footers. We will take the Star King trail out-and back for a 7.2 mile round trip with 2,700' of elevation gain. Weather permitting, the hike offers outstanding views of the Presidential range in addition to passing over Mount Star King (3,906') which is on the 52 With A View list.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling)
Co-Leader: Kwi N Gallagher (E-mail Kwi N Gallagher)
113101

C4K (Level 1) Blue Hills Reservation

Young Members Date: Sat July 20, 2019

This hike is part of the Young Members Couch to 4k Program https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2360 which is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Priority will be given to the program participants. Non-program participants will only be approved if there is spot available.

We'll be doing a nice, easy couple of miles hike in the Blue Hills to the top of Great Blue Hill, the highest point in the Blue Hills with great views of Boston! More information about hiking gear and how to use it will be offered during this hike than a typical AMC hike.

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: Denise Lamb (E-mail Denise Lamb)
112389

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Forty Plus Date: Sat July 20, 2019

East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 12-14 mph on a paved rail trail along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. Lunch stop in Bristol by the Bay - home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. Stimulate your senses as we cruise by Del's lemonade stands and the best ice cream place this side of Somerville. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Side trips to Colt State Park and Audubon boardwalk depending on time and interest. Bring your helmet, a bike in good working order, a spare tube, lunch, and a sense of humor. Rain or any other extremes of Mother Nature cancels the ride.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Touring
Region: Rhode Island
State: RI
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (Anytime)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
112391

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Forty Plus Date: Sat July 20, 2019

East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 12-14 mph on a paved rail trail along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. Lunch stop in Bristol by the Bay - home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. Stimulate your senses as we cruise by Del's lemonade stands and the best ice cream place this side of Somerville. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Side trips to Colt State Park and Audubon boardwalk depending on time and interest. Bring your helmet, a bike in good working order, a spare tube, lunch, and a sense of humor. Rain or any other extremes of Mother Nature cancels the ride.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Touring
Region: Rhode Island
State: RI
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (before 9:00pm)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net
113434

CYCLING THE BERKSHIRES: ALFORD & STOCKBRIDGE

Bicycling Date: Sat July 20, 2019

Cycle the most beautiful bicycle route in the Berkshires! This challenging 40-mile ride starts in the bustling town of Great Barrington MA. We cycle on quiet paved roads through Alford, West Stockbridge, Lenox, and Stockbridge, with spectacular scenery and views throughout the trip. This ride features lots of climbs as well as some thrilling descents. Total elevation gain is approximately 2800 feet, including a demanding 2-mile climb up Lenox Mountain. This ride is suitable for experienced riders who don't mind hills and can sustain an average riding pace of 12-14 mph. Lunch in Stockbridge. Optional post-ride social. NOTE: Inquiries received less than 24 hours before planned departure may be unanswered.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Robyn Maislin robyn.maislin@comcast.net, Steve Maislin (E-mail Steve Maislin)
112232

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat July 20, 2019

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove, once inhabited by Henry Thoreau. Enjoy sit-down break, on the shore of Walden. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, 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. Leader: Brian Connolly

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