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101231

Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group

Young Members Date: Sat September 15, 2018 - Mon October 22, 2018

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: Michele Grzenda mgrzenda@aol.com
108771

Flume and Liberty Foliage Hike.

Young Members Date: Sat October 20, 2018

Join AMC Young Members for a fall foliage hike over some of the most scenic mountains in the Whites: Mt Flume and Mt Liberty! This 9.8 mile hike ascends the scrambly Flume slide trail and descends the gentle Liberty Springs trail, for a total elevation gain of 3,677 feet. For those of you who are peak-bagging, the summits of Mt. Flume & Mt. Liberty are both over 4,000 ft. The trail features multiple water crossings and some advanced scrambling. The Flume Slide trail is on the Terrifying 25 list and is not for those with a fear of heights or exposure, so we are requiring some scrambling experience for this hike. We will be hiking at a moderate to fast pace. Highlights of the hike include sweeping open views from the Flume Slide, and incredible panoramic views of the Whites from the summits of both mountains. You won't regret it!

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Samantha Mandel (E-mail Samantha Mandel)
Co-Leader: Julia Doucett (E-mail Julia Doucett)
108992

Garfield Ridge Trail Fall Adventure

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 20, 2018

Join us for a fall hike along the northern edge of the Pemi Loop. We'll hike in and out through the Gale River and Garfield Trails joined by the Garfield Ridge Trail, with a short road walk back to our cars - for about thirteen miles and 3200 feet in elevation gain. Along the way, we will summit both Garfield and Galehead and hopefully get a little time to enjoy the view from the porch of the Galehead Hut. Will there be foliage left? Snow? Maybe both - join us and see. Either way, you will have a chance to enjoy a section of the Pemi Loop that generally has fewer hikers than some other sections and, if we are lucky, experience some awesome views and fall weather in the Whites. You should have clothing and equipment for a late fall hike, perhaps including microspikes. A more certain weather forecast by Friday will help us to make the call on exact requirements. Expect a steady moderate to fast pace.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: John Lee johnleery@hotmail.com
Co-Leader: Eric DuPont edup127@hotmail.com
107785

Plymouth Harbor

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat October 20, 2018

Brisk pace 7 mile walk 9:30am-2:00pm along Plymouth Harbor including Jennie's Grist Mill and Historic Monuments. Lunch stop on the walk back at Lobster Hut (counter service). From Route 3 South take exit 9 towards Kingston/N Plymouth then left on MA-3A S/ Main St. for 1.7 miles, turn left onto Cordage Park Circle then first right into parking area by the brick tower. We will meet at the Gazebo. Bring snack and water. Storm cancels.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias)
107660

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 5, Sabine Woods

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat October 20, 2018

1:00pm. Don't miss the season finale of our Fabulous Fall series. We will hike along the banks of a protected stretch of the Nashua River, and loop back thru New England woods in their fall splendor. Meet at the Groton Place parking area on the south side of Rt 225, just east of the Nashua River, 42.60489N 71.59599W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop)
107478

Family hike Watatic mountain, Ashburnham MA

Family Date: Sun October 21, 2018

Join AMC Boston Family Outings for a moderate hike at Mount Watatic in Ashburnham, MA. We will take the Wapack Trail (1000' elevation gain) to the bald summit at a kid friendly pace. We will enjoy a snack at the top and then take the gentler Nutting Hill trail back to the parking lot. Total distance is approximately 3 miles. With luck and clear weather we will see Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire and Mount Wachusett in Massachusetts. To Register click on the Register Now button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2119. Contact Liz Little at lizklittle@gmail.com, 267-240-2849 with questions.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: Liz Little lizklittle@gmail.com 267-240-2849, Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com 603-891-5726
Co-Leader: Preeta Banerjee banerjee_preeta@yahoo.com
108947

Stony Brook South, Lincoln

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun October 21, 2018

2 hr. hike through woods and along a chain of ponds and streams. Starts 10:00am. Rain cancels. Should be great tree colors along the ponds. Park in lot on north side of Rte. 117 just west of 563 North Ave. (Weston's name for Rte. 117) and 0.5 miles west of Lincoln Street, Weston. Rte. 117 changes name and enters Lincoln just west of turn-off.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Joel Snider (E-mail Joel Snider) 857-600-8295
108608

Hike in the Medford/Winchester Middlesex Fells

Intro Date: Sun October 21, 2018

A 2-hour loop hike in the Middelsex Fells to Wright Tower and Panther Cave via the Lawrence Woods and Winchester Reservoir. About 5 miles, moderate pace.
Meeting point is adjacent to the NE corner of the Medford High School building. After entering the Medford High School drive, turn right, the left. The parking lot is on the right at the end of this leg of the road.

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 (Days or evening before 10pm)
108620

Hike in Medford/Winchester Middlesex Fells

Forty Plus Date: Sun October 21, 2018

A 2-hour loop hike in the Middelsex Fells to Wright Tower and Panther Cave via the Lawrence Woods and Winchester Reservoir. About 5 miles, moderate pace.
Meeting point is adjacent to the NE corner of the Medford High School building. After entering the Medford High School drive, turn right, the left. The parking lot is on the right at the end of this leg of the road.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Co-Leader: Thurman Smith (E-mail Thurman Smith) 781-729-3832 (Day or evening before 10 PM)
Registrar: Thurman Smith (E-mail Thurman Smith) 781-729-3832 (Day or evening before 10 PM)
105488

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

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

Enjoy an early Halloween Celebration with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday night before Halloween. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We will hike 1.6 miles, (~1,000 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. 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. The main dining room has a fire going in the evening. The bunk rooms are unheated and co-ed in order that we can keep families together, Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars. This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $75/person ($85 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/1910. For questions contact: Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606.

Activity Category: 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
108742

Family Hike to Mount Monadnock, Jaffrey, NH

Family Date: Sat October 27, 2018

Journey along the Halfway House and White Arrow trails to the spectacular 3,165 foot summit of Mount Monadnock.It is said to be one of the most climbed mountains in the world! On a clear day we could get 100-mile views of the surrounding area. Enjoy beautiful fall foliage as we climb at a slow-moderate pace over steep terrain and exposed ledges. The total trip will cover ~4.6 miles and 1,680- feet elevation gain.

Email the leaders at nadiyateplyu@yahoo.com and claudinekos05@yahoo.com if you have questions.

Additional details about the meeting time and location will be provided by email those who register.

To register click the green "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL in your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2181.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Claudine Kos claudinekos05@yahoo.com, Nadiya Teplyuk nadiyateplyu@yahoo.com 508-615-1423
108870

Bay Circuit Trail Hike - Weston and Wayland

Young Members Date: Sat October 27, 2018

Join AMC hike leader Michele Grzenda and Bay Circuit Trail Volunteer, Kristin Barbieri for a 2 hour hike (3 miles) along a portion of the new Bay Circuit Trail segment in Wayland and Weston. Diverse hiking trails abutting red maple swamps and upland forests provide countless opportunities for exploration. We will also be highlighting the newest section of the Mass Central Rail Trail along the Weston/Wayland line. (this is cross-posted with that Bay Circuit Alliance Annual Membership Meeting)

For more info and to register, see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1930le96e5h0j4Gvzxs6M-WXLiHSGAf3v0N6O...

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com
107085

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat October 27, 2018

Easy pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. The fall foliage colors, in Walden Woods are beautiful.
Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, 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.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786
108678

Family Hike 52 With a View -- Black Mtn, Benton, NH

Family Date: Sun October 28, 2018

Come join us on this beautiful hike of Black Mountain in Benton, NH. This hike to one of the lesser known 52 with a view peaks is a scenic hike that's great for all ages, which will be perfect in the foliage season.

We will plan to hike two different trails on this hike and spot cars. The hike is 4.2 miles with 1,550 feet of elevation and many outstanding views. We will ascend the scenic Chippewa Trail to the top, passing a 0.1 mile spur trail just a a few minutes into the hike that we will take to a couple of historic lime kilns from the 19th century. After 1.8 miles of hiking with various viewpoints along the way, we'll arrive at the summit area, which used to have a fire tower on it, where we will have nice views to all directions. After lunch and some walking around, we will descend the Black Mtn. Trail to the cars we spotted.

Participants will need to bring lunch/trail snacks and appropriate clothing for the hike.

To register click the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2169. Questions contact Rick Gershberg, rgershberg@verizon.net.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net 617-694-1060
108955

Blue Hills Hike

Forty Plus Date: Sun October 28, 2018

Sunday, October 28. Blue Hills. 9 am.
8 miles. Rough terrain.
Meeting at Shea Skating Rink. 651 Willard St, Quincy, MA 02169 Bring lunch,water, trail snacks. Dress for weather/winter hat/gloves. Cancel if rain.
No registration needed.
Leader: Nelson Caraballo/617-548-8579.
Co-leader: TBA

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Nelson Caraballo nelsonhikes@gmail.com 617-548-8579
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
107786

Castle Island

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat November 3, 2018

Fast-paced seven-mile scenic walk along ocean to Castle Island, 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet inside JFK/UMass Red Line T station, upper level gates (no nearby parking). Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)
107255

Beaver Brook Assoc., Hollis, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun November 4, 2018

8-9mi. over varied terrain w/pond & brook views, beaver lodges, waterfowl & "French meadow", 9:30am-3:00pm. Minor rock scramble & mystery cave home to a common animal. Bring lunch, boots. From Rte. 3 exit 6 in Nashua, take Rte. 130 W 5.8 mi. to light in Hollis Ctr., continue 1.8 mi. SW to dirt pkg. area on N side of Rte. 130. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
105486

3rd Annual Boston Family Outings AMC Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend, Alexandria, NH

Family Date: Sat November 10, 2018 - Mon November 12, 2018

Fun Family late fall weekend! AMC Boston Family Outings rents the entire Cardigan Lodge. Great opportunity to get to know the group. Hike, walk, play and enjoy the outdoors at Cardigan Lodge and Cardigan Mountain in Alexandria, NH!! Kids all ages welcome! AMC members/non-members welcome! We offer multiple hikes, walks, and activities to accommodate a variety of ages and abilities.

Cardigan Mountain is a moderate hike of 5 miles roundtrip and 1750 ft elevation gain to a bald summit with beautiful views and a fire tower at the top. Numerous shorter and easier trails leave from the Lodge and provide a more leisurely walk for the littlest participants or those who prefer a more relaxed pace. If it's rainy, there will be organized crafts and indoor games for families to enjoy.

AMC Cardigan Lodge is peacefully located at the end of a road on a 1200-acre reservation owned by AMC in Alexandria, NH. Bunkrooms are coed and sleep 3-6 people with shared bathrooms.

All meals from Saturday dinner through Monday breakfast are included: appetizers and dinner Saturday and Sunday night, breakfast Sunday and Monday, and bag lunch Sunday.

Adults $120; Children ages 18 and under $80 (non-members $140; $100 respectively) includes lodging and meals for the weekend. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1905. Questions? Jen Sulewski, jensandsteves@gmail.com, ?(617) 558-7779?.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski jensandsteves@gmail.com 617-558-7779, Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606, Lisa Renee Spring spring3renee@yahoo.com 857-237-7869
108495

Late Fall Hike to Mt. Washington

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat November 10, 2018

Join us for a hike to Mount Washington, New England's highest peak. This late fall hike up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Gulfside Trail and Jewell Trail will cover 10-11 miles with an elevation gain of 4,200 feet at a moderate pace. The trip may include summiting Mt. Monroe. Participants should have recent comparable hikes and be comfortable with extended above tree line exposure. We could experience a mild autumn day or encounter mid-winter conditions. We won't really know until the time approaches. Participants should be prepared and equipped for winter above tree line travel. May be combined with Leaders' Sunday trip to Mt. Jackson; contact Leader Joe C. about accommodations ($9/person/night) for Saturday night if you'd like to combine it with the Sunday hike to Mt. Jackson.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi)
Co-Leader: Stephen Duly (E-mail Stephen Duly)