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113075

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Young Members Date: Tue May 14, 2019 - Thu June 13, 2019

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: Shannon MacKenzie amcbostonym@gmail.com
101231

Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group

Young Members Date: Tue May 14, 2019 - Sat June 15, 2019

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: Zoe Rath zrphoto@gmail.com
111026

WINDSURFING TRIP TO AVON, NC (HATTERAS ISLAND, OUTER BANKS)

Windsurfing Date: Sat May 18, 2019 - Sat May 25, 2019

Stay in 4-bedroom house (High-Wind Lookout) on the shore of Pamlico Sound. Provide your own transportation and equipment. (Rentals are readily available.) Housing cost $350 ($325 for AMC member) pp. Share cooking and cost of food. Water is warm and shallow (3-5 feet deep for more than ½ mile out). Usually a mix of strong and light winds - great for beginners or advanced sailors. This location on the Outer Banks is widely considered to provide the best flat-water sailing in the East. The water is waist-deep to about a half mile out, and it's chest-deep to about a mile out. The house is right on the water, and you can keep your sails rigged all week, so when you want to sail you just grab your rig and board and go. There are 2 windsurfing shops nearby (one in walking distance) that have rental equipment. Typical winds this time of year will vary between 3 and 25 mph most of the time. You usually get some winds in the teens or higher for part of many days. A typical day can have winds in mid-to-upper teens in early morning, light winds in late morning and early afternoon, and strong winds again in late afternoon. The water in the sound will be warm, and the ocean water will be plenty warm for swimming and boogie-boarding. (I will bring two boogie-boards.) The ocean beach is a 10-minute walk or a 2-minute drive from the house. There's also good kayaking and SUPing on the sound, and there are some interesting side trips on Hatteras. Contact Steve Sevcik for more info or to register.

Activity Category: Windsurfing
Region: Other U.S.
State: NC
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Steve Sevcik sesevcik@gmail.com
112753

Boston 20s and 30s Game Night at City Square

Young Members Date: Thu May 23, 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 tuscola16@gmail.com
110898

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (5/23)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu May 23, 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.

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)
113067

Canceled: Thursday Night 17-Mile Bike Ride from West Acton

Bicycling Date: Thu May 23, 2019

Join us for a 17-mile ride through Acton, Boxborough, Harvard, and Stow. Rolling terrain. Ride will be moderate (13-14mph) leaving promptly at 6pm, Douglas School parking lot, 21 Elm St. Acton. No advance sign-up necessary. Helmet, water, spare tube, and bike in good working order required. Probably a good idea to have visible front and back lights. Rain cancels, check this website for a cancellation notice. Please arrive by 5:45pm so that you can get your bike ready. We leave promptly at 6pm.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Canceled
Registration Required: No
External Link: RideWithGPS File
Leader: Steve Maislin (E-mail Steve Maislin), Robyn Maislin robyn.maislin@comcast.net
110761

Memorial Weekend Hiking in White Mountains

Intro Date: Fri May 24, 2019 - Mon May 27, 2019

Join us for three days of hiking at beginning and intermediate level on White Mountains National Forest trails. $365 covers 3 nights lodging at Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours, 2 dinners. Leader:

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://www.mountainfareinn.com/
Leader: Nancy DiMeo bndimeo@gmail.com 978-649-6255 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST), Robert DiMeo bndimeo@gmail.com 978-649-6255 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST), Sarah Adams
Co-Leader: Tod Leedberg
Registrar: Nancy DiMeo bndimeo@gmail.com 978-649-6255 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
111006

Beal Island Canoe & Sea Kayak Weekend

Paddling Date: Fri May 24, 2019 - Mon May 27, 2019

Tidewater Canoe and Sea Kayak Camping Weekend. Easy paddling, good food and informal instruction available. This is a good introduction to a Tidewater Paddling area that is ideal for sea kayaking. We have the option of both introductory and advanced canoe or sea kayak day trips from Beal Island.
Enjoy happy hour and dinner around a campfire. Moonlight paddle if water permits.
Deposit required.

Activity Category: Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers
Leader: Kenneth Kaiser kkaiser@alum.mit.edu 978-664-5984 (before 9 pm)
Co-Leader: Donna Jean Kaiser (E-mail Donna Jean Kaiser)
111417

Memorial Day Weekend in the White Mountains

Bicycling Date: Fri May 24, 2019 - Mon May 27, 2019

Biking in the beautiful White Mountains of NH. Daily rides ranging from 25-60 mi. on rolling to hilly terrain. Stay at comfy ski lodge. Cost of $170 including three nights lodging, three breakfasts, two dinners. Lodging is bunk rooms with shared bath, supply your own bedding. Register online with link below.

Activity Category: Bicycling
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu, Susan Grieb (E-mail Susan Grieb)
112896

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Bicycling Date: Fri May 24, 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
111300

Spring Cycling in the Berkshires

Bicycling Date: Fri May 24, 2019 - Mon May 27, 2019

Join us for 25-50 mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along New York-Massachusetts-Vermont border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). Previous group cycling experience in hilly terrain highly recommended, though not necessary for strong flatland cyclists. $238-$288 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home (linens, blankets & towels included), 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). See "Cost" below for more information. For more trip details and to register, contact Aldo.

This is a very popular trip that can fill many months in advance. Cancellations do occur, wait listing advised.

This trip also takes place on the Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends (posted as "Labor Day Cycling in the Berkshires" and "Fall Cycling in the Berkshires"). If the Memorial Day weekend is not available in your schedule, check out these other weekends.

(Map below shows location of town center, not trip lodging site. Directions will be sent to registered participants only.)

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Chapter Bicycling Committee Calendar
Leader: Aldo Ghirin (E-mail Aldo Ghirin)
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes (E-mail Glenn Barnes)
112524

Family Memorial Day Weekend Hike to Mt. Chocorua, Albany, NH (BHP Level 4)

Family Date: Sat May 25, 2019

Join Boston Family Outings on a BHP (Beginner Hiking Program) Hike up Mt. Chocorua. Chocorua is one of the most photographed mountains in the world, but we're going to do more than just take pictures of it. We're going to hike up the mountain, where we will be greeted with breathtaking 360 degree views of surrounding mountains, lakes, and forests.

We will hike a 7.5 mile loop using the Brook and Liberty Trails and gaining 2,750 feet of elevation. Expect a few steep pitches near the summit, a moderate pace, and time to absorb the views from summit. This summit is justified in being on New Hampshire's' 52 With-A-View List!

Participants will need to bring a trail lunch/trail snacks and appropriate clothing and be physically fit to hike the distance and elevation gain; some previous hiking experience required. Hit the green "Register Now" button to sign up for this amazing hike.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Rick Gershberg (E-mail Rick Gershberg), Amy Kelliher (E-mail Amy Kelliher)
112717

Mt. Mount Watatic and Nutting Hill Loop

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 25, 2019

Mount Watatic's short, well-marked and well-maintained trails make it a great destination for hikers just getting back on the trail, new to the sport or those looking for a quick workout or warm up for the season. Standing at 1,832 feet tall in the Wapack Mountain Range, Mt Watatic offers more strenuous hikes than the Middlesex Fells or Blue Hills, but less strenuous than the White Mountains. We'll aim for a moderate pace, 3.2-mile loop hike, with about 645 ft of elevation gain to the summit of Mount Watatic, hitting a lookout spot just beyond the summit, and looping around to Nutting Hill. On a clear day, we'll be able to see Mt Wachusett and Mt Monadnock from this trail.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Registration and more details.
Leader: Christine Malinowski 617-849-3323
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik Marceloknapikamc@gmail.com 781-608-8721 (Evening)
112755

Walk on the Wildside: A Wild River Wilderness Weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 25, 2019 - Mon May 27, 2019

Ever wondered what lies between the Carters and the Baldfaces? Join Jess and Nav for a Memorial Day weekend backpack in the Wild River Wilderness. Over three days, we'll plan to crisscross the Wild River Wildness twice, exploring some of the more remote landscape in the White Mountains. We'll plan to cover 7 to 13 miles each day, at a moderate pace, traversing birch-filled bottomlands and following scenic ridgelines, although few peaks are included in the planned itinerary. Participants should have experience with backpacking and be comfortable with stream crossings given the abundance of water in this area. Fee for the trip covers supper, although all will be expected to help carry group food and to contribute group gear (extra stoves, pots, etc) as able and as needed. Trip fee of $20 is refundable until group food has been purchased the weekend prior to the trip. Heavy rain may alter route plans. Group size limited to 10.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Nav Kalluru navneeth2666@gmail.com
112747

Mt Carrigain

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 25, 2019

Join us for a Spring hike to majestic Mt Carrigain (4,700') and experience 360-degree views from its summit fire tower. Depending on conditions, Pretzel the newest hiking dog may join us. This hike can be combined with the Leader's Sunday and Monday hikes. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) at Leader owned facility.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
112984

Spring Scrambles over Mts. Morgan & Percival

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 25, 2019

Join us on a moderately paced ~5.5-mile hike to Mt. Morgan (2,220') and Mt. Percival (2,212') whose peaks overlook the lakes region of New Hampshire. This hike offers rock scrambles, ladders and optionally some small caves. We will summit Mt. Morgan first followed by Mt. Percival for a total elevation gain of ~1,535'. Participants should have some previous mountain-hiking experience. We will stop for a break at each summit to take in the views, weather permitting.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to register online
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof)
Co-Leader: Wil Hall (E-mail Wil Hall)
113005

Mt. Lafayette

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 25, 2019

Join us for a late spring out-and-back hike up Mt. Lafayette (5,260 ft) via the Old Bridal Path with a round trip distance of 8.5 mi and elevation gain of approx. 3200 ft. Expect possible melting snow at higher elevations and ice in the shade. Expect non-summery, muddy, messy and damp conditions at best. Traction (microspikes) will be required. Group will be limited to 8 experienced hikers.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here;
Leader: Jennifer Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Frank Hauschild frankhauschild@rocketmail.com
113129

Young Members (20s and 30s) Blue Hills Hike (Skyline)

Young Members Date: Sat May 25, 2019

We'll be following the Skyline Trail, a stretch of 8 miles that will take 5-6 hours. We'll be going at a moderate pace. It's fairly rugged terrain with many ascents and descents. Because of the mileage and terrain, it is not particularly beginner friendly, so some previous hiking experience is highly encouraged.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Zoe Rath (E-mail Zoe Rath)
Co-Leader: Keith Johnson (E-mail Keith Johnson)
111991

Neponset River Greenway/Mattapan Sq/Milton Hill

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat May 25, 2019

7.5-mile fast-paced walk along Neponset River to Mattapan Square on newly opened stretch of Neponset Greenway then to Hutchinson Field in Milton 9:30am-2:00pm. Must bring lunch, water and appropriate footwear. Meet at Hallet Street entrance to Pope John Paul II Park. From Route 93N, take exit 11 (11B from Route 93S) to Granite Avenue, north over Neponset River, immediate right on Hilltop Street, right under bridge into parking lot. E-mail if severe weather. No dogs. Non-AMC members $1. Leader: 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
112159

Family Walk at Prospect Hill Park, Waltham, MA

Family Date: Sat May 25, 2019

We will walk from the South end of Prospect Park along the ridge to the peak in the park. We'll have great views of downtown Boston and Waltham and enjoy this beautiful wooded area.

This hike is open to all families, is free, and is sponsored by AMC Boston Family Outings and OutdoorsRx. The walk is show and go. No registration is required. Members and non-members welcome. Please check this website the night prior to be sure the walk is still on, weather dependent.

Please bring a water bottle and snacks as needed for your kids (and you) and dress appropriately in layers. Come wearing footwear as well good for a moderate up and down walk, preferably hiking boots. Bring sun screen and insect repellent. The hike cancels for rain.

For more information, please contact the hike leader, Chris Stix, at 781-894-2924 or stixc2001@yahoo.com.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Prospect Hill Park
Leader: Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)