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105026

Family Halloween AMC Carter Notch Hut Overnight, White Mountains, NH

Family Date: Sat October 27, 2018 - Sun October 28, 2018

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut, known to be haunted, is the perfect destination for this family Halloween Saturday night overnight (more on that later). We backpack in 3.8 miles with 2,050' elevation gain along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail arriving at the hut with a small lake and surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side.

Carter Notch Hut, built in 1914, has a main lodge with two detached bunk houses. Carter Notch is known to be haunted with "Red Mac" McGregor, the friendly ghost of Red Mac McGregor who used to be caretaker at Carter. Here a link to the story (more on the web too): http://www.wmur.com/article/thought-to-be-haunted-carter-notch-hut-turns- 100-this-year/5193505)

This is a great way to celebrate Halloween and introduce your kids to backpacking without the added work of bringing a tent. We hike into the Hut at an easy pace, stopping to explore and take pictures of the landscape. There are lots of boulders to climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or go swimming in the lake (brrrr) weather permitting. We will prepare a group dinner together, then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after a pancake breakfast, we hike back to our cars.

You and your children must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with moderate elevation gain of 2,050 ft (some steeper sections) carrying your personal gear, sleeping bags and some group food. Cost $75/member ($85 non-members) includes lodging at Carter Notch Hut Saturday night, one dinner and one breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. To register click the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1903.
For questions , call brian witkov at 9785354263 or animalhc@aol.com

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Brian Witkov animalhc@aol.com 978-535-4263 (after 7 pm), Micheal Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com 617-549-2731
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru navneeth2666@gmail.com 617-712-5013
105513

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Family Date: Sat November 3, 2018 - Sun November 4, 2018

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 the "Register Now" button above OR copy this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1911. Questions contact Claudine Kos, claudinekos05@yahoo.com, ?(617) 999-9759?.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Claudine Kos claudinekos05@yahoo.com 617-999-9759
Co-Leader: Steve Gillis sgillis133@gmail.com 781-801-6583
108650

Backpack Vermont's Bourn Pond-Stratton Pond Area (w/ Stratton Mountain Hike & Shelter Stay)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat November 10, 2018 - Mon November 12, 2018

Join us for a19-mile loop(ish) hike through the Lye Brook Wilderness. Stunning views from the high point (fire tower atop 3,940-foot Mt. Stratton - on the NEHH and NEFF), the spark that caused the creators of both the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail to get to work. The loop we've planned takes you past Lye Brook Falls (one of VT's highest) and through the heart of this 17,841-acre wilderness in Green Mountain National Forest near Manchester, Vermont. We plan to stay at the large Stratton Pond shelter, but will bring a couple of tents just in case we don't get everyone in the shelters (it's first come, first serve). This trip is limited to 6 participants and you don't want to miss it!

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Bryan Jones (E-mail Bryan Jones), Celeste Cabot (E-mail Celeste Cabot)
Co-Leader: Darren R. MacCaughey (E-mail Darren R. MacCaughey)
105450

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

Family Date: Sat November 24, 2018 - Sun November 25, 2018

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/1904. 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
109029

Family Snowshoe Overnight to Windblown East Glade Shelter (w/Woodburning Stove), New Ipswich, NH

Family Date: Sat February 23, 2019 - Sun February 24, 2019

We will snowshoe the Windblown XC center trails approximately one mile from our cars to the Windblown East Glade shelter. The shelter is a 3-sided Adirondack shelter, but with the welcoming addition of a woodburning stove, a well-kept outhouse, and a firepit as well as breath-taking views to the east. After arriving we will make group dinner and enjoy evening smores around the fire pit before hunkering down for a cold winter night. We'll do breakfast in the morning and then enjoy a leisurely walk back out.

BE AWARE: overnight temps may likely be in the single digits. appropriate winter gear is essential including winter sleeping bags- usually rated for 0 degrees* (we may be able to help with bags and snowshoes). For obvious safety reasons, screening for the trip- gear, experience, fitness- will be strict. * equipment requirements may be adjusted slightly with the nearing forecast. The trip will be cancelled if conditions are extreme and pose increased safety concerns.

If you are adventurous, want to enjoy the splendor of winter outdoors (maybe freeze your tush of a little) and are properly equipped, come join us. $50pp includes accommodations, dinner, breakfast, and your Windblown trail fees. To register click "Register Now" OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2205. Questions contact Rick Gershberg, rgershberg@verizon.net, 617-694-1060.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net 617-694-1060, Brian s Witkov user369128@aol.com 978-807-4901