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110027

Winter Backpacking to 13 Falls

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 16, 2019 - Sun February 17, 2019

Winter backpack to 13 Falls. Enjoy the snowy woods and frozen waterfalls! Out-and-back hike via Garfield and Franconia Brook Trails. Approximate mileage and gain: 9 miles each way, 3000 ft of gain day one, 2000 ft of gain day two.

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: Ed Batutis (E-mail Ed Batutis)
110443

Potluck & Slideshow - The Best Unknown Place to Backpack in the World

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu February 21, 2019

IMPORTANT: You *MUST* register for the show using the button above. A keycode will be emailed to all registrants the day before the show in order to access the building.

Nasja Mesa...the best unknown place to backpack in the world. Join Cambridge, MA photographer Harvey Halpern as he shows photos from his two latest long backpacks (33 and 24 days in length) on Nasja Mesa in Southern Utah. Harvey will also update you on the legal and political battle to reverse President Trump's illegal evisceration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, both in Utah.

Potluck Info:
Participation in the potlucks is optional. Homemade dishes are welcome, store bought goodies & takeout are equally welcome. Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins, and drink pitchers will be supplied. There is a full kitchen if you need to do any re-warming or prep (stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots/pans if needed. FYI: If you are in the need for a last minute potluck dish, there is a Whole Foods Market just across the street from the Community College subway stop on Austin St (in the Bunker Hill Mall).

Potluck @ 6:30pm, Slideshow @ 7:15pm, Doors close @ 9:00pm

Activity Category: Backpacking, Camping, Conservation, Critical Treasure, Hiking, 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)
109029

Canceled: 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 overnight at 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 have the option to summit Barrett Mountain (1,853'), a bit less then 2 miles round trip.

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: Canceled
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
110884

Winter backpack to Jefferson and Adams

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 9, 2019 - Sun March 10, 2019

Join us for a winter backpack to Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Adams. Weather permitting, we will camp above treeline in a protected area between Jefferson and Adams. Weather permitting, we will enjoy sunset and/or sunrise from the top of the Adams. In case of bad weather above treeline, we will camp at the RMC's Perch tent site. Previous winter alpine hiking and camping experience is an absolute requirement for this hike.

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: Michael Dorfman (E-mail Michael Dorfman)
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: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register HERE
Leader: Casey Ajalat ajalat@gmail.com 781-333-8723, Chris McCarron (E-mail Chris McCarron)