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101230

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Young Members Date: Sun March 3, 2019 - Tue April 9, 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: Mon March 11, 2019 - Tue April 16, 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
109430

Boston Rock Climbing Pro

Mountaineering Date: Tue March 12, 2019 - Sun May 12, 2019

Rock climbing provides the exhilaration of conquering a crag, but also the puzzle of figuring out a sequence of moves to climb a difficult section. You can experience the rewards and challenges of rock climbing by taking the Boston Mountaineering Committee's Rock Climbing Program! This program covers the basic skills for outdoor rock climbing. The emphasis of the course is learning to safely follow a leader on multipitch trad climbs. We cover: toprope anchor building, belaying, ascending, rappelling, and more. No prior experience is necessary. You will learn from our experienced volunteer instructors and meet other aspiring and enthusiastic rock climbers! The program will have two indoor sessions: an optional information session on March 12 (tentative) from 7-8pm, and a required Knots night on March 26 (tentative) from 7-9pm. The program weekends are held in the Blue Hills reservation. The first program weekend is April 6 and 7 (both days required); you may attend either day of the remaining program weekends: April 13/14, April 27/28, and May 4/5. If you do not have a climbing harness or helmet (required), they may be borrowed at no cost (with a deposit). Registration is by application, due by the Sunday after the optional information session. For more information, see http://amcbostonclimbers.com/rock-program. The application will be available on the web site starting on March 12.

Activity Category: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: http://amcbostonclimbers.com/rock-program
Leader: Eric Engberg rock@amcbostonclimbers.com
111012

Blue Hills Skyline Hike

Forty Plus Date: Wed March 27, 2019

Join the Wednesday Wramblers on an early Spring hike in the Blue Hills in Milton and Quincy. Meet at 9:45 for a 10 a.m. start. Around five miles - mostly rocky terrain on the Skyline trail for the first half then returning on the scenic and more moderate Red Dot trail. Dress appropriately in layers. Bring water and snacks. Microspikes and snowshoes weather dependent. Apres hike coffee optional.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Kathy Blythe Katherineblythe@comcast.net, Emily McPhillips Emcp@me.com
Registrar: Emily McPhillips Emcp@me.com
111546

Gym Night at Brooklyn Boulders

Mountaineering Date: Thu March 28, 2019

Join us for our monthly gym meetup at Brooklyn Boulders! We will meet at the cubbies outside of the locker rooms at 7pm. Look for Heidi and Lorenzo in Rock Program shirts to be matched with a partner. Come out for a fun night of climbing to catch up with old friends and welcome new members to the community!

Attendees are responsible for their own day pass to 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
110368

Winter Harvard Cabin day trip weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri March 29, 2019 - Sun March 31, 2019

We'll be doing winter day hikes out of this rustic cabin off Route 16 south of Pinkham Notch. Based on group and leader interest, we'll do an Intermediate-ish hike or hikes on Saturday and something likely on the way home on Sunday. The calendar says it will be Spring but it will still be winter. Great time to winter hike with lengthening days. Full winter gear (proper clothing, winter boots, traction and snowshoes) is required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: Gordon Haff (E-mail Gordon Haff)
Co-Leader: Lisa Connors (E-mail Lisa Connors), Majid Ali (E-mail Majid Ali)
111654

Mountainfilm Tour (Film Festival )

Young Members Date: Fri March 29, 2019

Do you love Banff Film Festival? And other adventure films? Come see inspiring and captivating films handpicked from the Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado.

Mountainfilm on Tour in Andover will feature a collection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and enlightening documentary short films that align with Mountainfilm's mission to use the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Buy Tickets
Leader: Zoe Rath (E-mail Zoe Rath)
111797

Nashua River Ramble

Bicycling Date: Sat March 30, 2019

This ride can be reached by T from North Station and Porter Square. Train leaves at 8:35 and arrives at 9:38. Please tell me if you are coming by train.

Ramble through central MA on quiet county roads. We wait for folks at turns. Stops at mile 11, mile 23, and with lunch at mile 30 (we need to get there before 2 PM). Route is relatively flat, with one long hill. Last ten miles on the Nashua River Rail Trail.

You should be able to cycle 13-15 mph on the flats. Need bright clothes, flashy lights, spare inner tube, working bike and helmet. Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 start.

Register at https://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/260038066/

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Stephen Linder stephen.linder@gmail.com
111807

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat March 30, 2019

Moderate 6-mi. hike to pond, campsite, duck pool, hidden boardwalk through bog, and more, 9:30am-1:45pm. Bring lunch, water, and poles. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. L Marc Hurwitz.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Marc Hurwitz (E-mail Marc Hurwitz)
111497

Middlesex Fells Hike

Intro Date: Sat March 30, 2019

This 5-mile moderate-pace loop hike will cover the Middle and South Reservoir areas of the Middlesex Fells using a mix of trails. Bring condition-appropriate gear. Optional after-hike visit to local pub. (There is now a parking fee for the Sheepfold lot.) Leader's cell 617-571-3740.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Thurman Smith (E-mail Thurman Smith) 781-729-3832 (D/E before 10 pm)
111332

40 plus Committee Meeting

Forty Plus Date: Sun March 31, 2019

The next 40 plus Committee Board meeting will be March 31st at 11:00 am.
Location-Chopps American Bar and Grill- at the Marriott Burlington
One Mall Road Burlington, MA
Please let me know if you can attend.
More information will follow.
Teresa Pagliuca
pagliuca.t@gmail.com

Activity Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
111241

Beginner Hiking Program (BHP) for Families, AMC Boston Family Outings, Spring 2019

Family Date: Mon April 1, 2019 - Sun June 30, 2019

Have you ever wanted to take your family for a hike? Not sure where to go, what to bring, or how to convince your kids it will be fun? Then join us for the 2nd Annual Beginner Hiking Program (BHP) for Families (you do not need to be an AMC member)! BHP registrants will receive periodic emails with information on appropriate clothing and equipment, trail etiquette, basic trail safety, and tricks and games to use on the trail. After you register, choose from the list of hikes especially for beginners and sign up early, as hikes will fill quickly. Hikes will be added on a continuing basis throughout the month of March, so check back for updates!

On the trails, leaders will relay their experiences preparing for and participating in safe hiking adventures and answer your questions about kids on the trail. The hike locations will mainly be around Metro Boston / Eastern MA with some trips in NH and the White Mountains. Hikes will range from short, flat walks of <2 hours to all day, climbs over 5 miles, and be categorized according to length and difficulty, so that families can best determine which hikes to participate in. This program is appropriate for all ages, although the more advanced hikes may not be appropriate for the youngest children.

Come have fun in the woods with other families!

For more info, contact Claudine Kos, claudinekAMC@gmail.com or Carrie McMillen, carriemcmillen@gmail.com.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here:
Leader: Claudine Kos claudinekAMC@gmail.com
110468

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Executive Committee Date: Mon April 1, 2019

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, April 1, 2019. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members.

Meeting Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129.

Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

Activity Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Cindy Crosby (E-mail Cindy Crosby)
110411

AMC Boston HB 2019 Spring Hiking Program

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue April 2, 2019 - Tue April 30, 2019

Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the 3-Season Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for you! This interactive course consists of 5 instructional sessions to introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England. The instruction topics for each of the 5 evenings are different and include: clothing, footwear, heat management, nutrition, essential gear, backcountry stewardship and more! During the program participants are also given a choice of day hikes, lodge based trips and backpacks that are exclusive to the program to practice their new skills. These trips are an opportunity for participants to get outside with experienced AMC leaders and practice what they have learned in the classroom sessions. Though many of these trips have a particular mountain as an objective, the emphasis is on learning and reinforcement of the classroom discussions. Additional charges apply to some trips. [Unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs, except service dogs, on any program trip.] Advanced registration for the program is required. Reserve your spot now as the class fills quickly. The SHP takes place on 5 nights from 6:30-9:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Tuesdays April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. 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 SHP program, please contact the program organizer, Casey Ajalat. With questions about registration, please contact SHP registrar, Chris McCarron.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register HERE
Leader: Casey Ajalat ajalat@gmail.com 781-333-8723, Chris McCarron (E-mail Chris McCarron)
111630

Potluck and Slideshow: Exploring Southeast Utah

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu April 4, 2019

Michele Grzenda will share highlights from two trips made to Bears Ears & Natural Bridges National Monument, Dark Canyon, and Grand Gulch. Learn about this unique area of Utah where the Anasazi Native Americans called home until 1,250 a.d. Discover the beauty and mystery of this special place. Potluck: Please arrive with your contribution between 6:30-6:45pm. 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 full kitchen (stovetop, oven, 2 microwaves, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cook pots for the stovetop. HELPFUL TIP: There is a Whole Foods conveniently located across from the Community College T Stop (in the Bunker Hill Mall) for last minute food pickups. Potluck @ 6:30pm, Slideshow @ 7:15pm, Doors close @ 9:00pm

Activity Category: Critical Treasure, Photography, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Julie LePage (E-mail Julie LePage)
111616

Blue Hills Traverse

Forty Plus Date: Sun April 7, 2019

Sunday, April 7th. Blue Hills. approx. 8 miles. We will car spot and traverse across via the skyline trail... Rain cancels, registration required. L-pagliuca.t@gmail.com
L-emcp@me.com

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: REGISTER HERE!
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com, Emily McPhillips (E-mail Emily McPhillips)
111736

SHP PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Wachusett Meadow

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun April 7, 2019

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. It is an opportunity for participants to get outside with experienced AMC leaders and enjoy a minimally demanding hike. So get out your backpack for a Spring "shake-down" hike in beautiful Wachusett Meadow in Princeton, Mass. The purpose of this hike is to get you to scrape up some gear and get you out on the trails, even if we have to bend some rules by allowing the banned Killer Cotton and sneakers. There's nothing a hot shower and a washing machine can't fix. Grab your book bag, lunch, a large bottle of water, along with a raincoat and whatever else you think you should take on a hike and let's go. This is a relatively easy hike in a Mass Audubon sanctuary, covering just a few of the 12 miles of trails. Some short sections are steep, but the summit of Brown Hill (1,312') affords a spectacular panorama in all directions, including views of Mts. Wachusett and Monadnock.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
110864

Joe English Reservation, Amherst, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun April 7, 2019

A 7 mile quiet, hilly wander 9:30am-3:30pm through varied woodlands on well maintained trails. Meet by Peabody Mill Environmental Center, Brook Rd, Amherst, NH. From Nashua, NH, Rte. 3 exit 7, 101A W to junction 101 E (7.4mi) toward Amherst/Manchester. Turn left after 5.7mi on Horace Greeley Rd, left again 0.4mi on Brook Rd. Go 1.4mi to pkg at dead end. No advance reservation required. Call if weather uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.Leader: Mark Levine

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
111547

Family Hike at Burlington Landlocked Forest in Burlington, MA (BHP: Level 1)

Family Date: Sun April 7, 2019

Join other families in this moderately easy walk through the Burlington Landlocked Forest in Burlington, MA. We'll explore the Aquifer Loop, which includes boardwalks over wetlands and small stream crossings. The hike will be approximately 2.3 miles and is a great beginner hike for children.

This is an excellent time to get out in the woods to look for signs of mother nature awakening from her winter sleep.

Hike is free and open to everyone. Being an AMC member is not required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Denise Boucher (E-mail Denise Boucher)
Co-Leader: Elaine Yang (E-mail Elaine Yang)
109582

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Family Date: Sun April 7, 2019

Join us Sunday evening April 7 from 6 - 8 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Public meeting open to all. This is a great opportunity to get to know the group. We will have a short committee business meeting starting at 6pm, which will then be followed by a trip planning social. We will provide a light dinner for those who have registered by April 6. Come meet other leaders and families and bring your ideas for trips! Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Registration required. To Register click "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2233. For questions contact Carrie McMillen, carriemcmillen@gmail.com.

Activity Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Carrie McMillen carriemcmillen@gmail.com, Amy Kelliher amycbkelliher@gmail.com