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108629

Mt Jefferson in winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat December 22, 2018

We'll climb Mt. Jefferson on the first full day of winter. Above treeline winter experience and full winter gear required

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837, Barbara Amoroso (E-mail Barbara Amoroso)
109813

Highland Center Winter Weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 5, 2019 - Sun January 6, 2019

NOTE: Cross-listed with the 2018 Winter Hiking Program. Join us for a weekend of dayhikes in scenic Crawford Notch. We will stay in a heated, comfortable bunkroom (the Shapleigh studio) of the AMC's Highland Center on Saturday night only, and do any of a number of hikes (including some 4000 footers) that start right from the bunkroom door; the hikes will be chosen by the leaders to suit the conditions and participants. Moderate fitness and full winter gear required; some winter gear can be borrowed from the Highland Center. Hikes will be of 6 - 9 miles RT with elevation gain of 2500 - 3000 feet. Sunday breakfast and Saturday dinner are included. Cost is $107 AMC members/$112 nonmembers.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Online
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com, Reji James jreji@yahoo.com
109037

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Part II and WFR Recertification

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 5, 2019 - Sun January 6, 2019

The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting. Students must have a current SOLO WFA certification in order to take the AWFA Part II.
The Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.
This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at 235 Forest Ridge Rd, Concord Ma

Activity Category: First Aid, Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
109267

Summit Mt Garfield

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun January 13, 2019

Join us for a moderately paced hike to the summit of Mount Garfield. We will hike 12.5 miles round trip, with 2,959 feet of elevation gain to a summit of 4,500 feet. Portions of the route are relatively steep, at the top we will experience some above-tree line exposure. If the weather is clear we should find terrific views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Franconia Ridge. Full winter gear will be required for this trip, including snowshoes, microspikes and crampons. Because in the winter the trailhead is closed we will need to park off of RT 3 and walk in another 1.25 miles, increasing the round trip distance of the hike from 10 to 12.5 miles. This trip is appropriate for WHP '18-'19 graduates, additionally to others with past winter hiking experience.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: United States
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Robert Zoletti (E-mail Robert Zoletti)
Co-Leader: Zoe Rath (E-mail Zoe Rath), Steven Weber (E-mail Steven Weber)
109549

Get The Willeys in January: Tom, Field and Willey

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun January 13, 2019

A moderately paced loop hike over three 4000 footers overlooking Crawford Notch: Field, Willey, & Tom. Approximately 10 miles. 3600' of elevation. Suitable for current or previous WHP participants. Previous/recent winter hiking experience and full winter gear required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Pat Grimm pagrimm@comcast.net, Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Eric Robbie (E-mail Eric Robbie)
109611

Mt Hale XC and Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 19, 2019

Join us on a combination ski-hike up Mount Hale; we will cross-country ski out on the closed road, then drop our skis and head up the mountain on foot. Must have experience with cross country skiing and winter hiking. Snowshoes, microspikes, and skis required. Approximately 5 miles of skiing and 5 miles of hiking round trip.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: June Mackenzie (E-mail June Mackenzie)
Co-Leader: Shannon MacKenzie
109666

Winter Twins/Bonds Backpack with Overnight at Guyot Tentsite

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 19, 2019 - Sun January 20, 2019

Join us for an exhilarating winter backpack traverse of the Twins & Bonds! We'll get an early start on Saturday morning. After spotting cars, we'll hike over the Twins and continue on to Guyot tent site. Weather permitting, we'll do a quick out and back to enjoy a spectacular sunset on West Bond. We'll hike a total of 11-12 miles with over 3500 ft of elevation on this challenging day. On Saturday night, if the shelter is available, we will not need to set up tents. On Sunday, we will traverse Mt. Bond and Bondcliff, including a section of exposed trail above treeline. Continuing out, we will hike a total of 11 miles on Sunday, mostly downhill. This trip is for intermediate/advanced hikers with experience backpacking and winter hiking.

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: Helen Jolley (E-mail Helen Jolley)
109672

Winter Waumbek Hike, overnight stay in Gorham with hot tub!

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 2, 2019 - Sun February 3, 2019

Build or maintain winter hiking skills and experience (or work on your winter 48 summits or grid) with a moderately-paced winter hike to Mt. Waumbek. On the way, we'll tag Starr King (52 with a view). Aimed at previous or current Winter Hiking Program participants, this 7.2 miles, 2900-foot elevation gain hike will offer an opportunity to summit a 4,000 footer in winter with little above-treeline exposure. Previous winter hiking experience, good fitness level, and full winter gear required. Includes option to stay at a local hotel (with a hot tub!) before/after the hike and a post-hike group dinner, both at participant's cost.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
Co-Leader: Chris Malinowski (E-mail Chris Malinowski)
109347

Winter Osceolas - B3A

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 9, 2019

We plan to hike Mt Osceola (4,340 ft) and East Osceola (4,156 ft) from the Kancamagus Highway, a 7.6-mile out-and-back hike. Although this will be a strenuous hike that will require winter hiking expertise and recent hiking experience, the Osceolas offer stunning views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Sandwich Range.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Robert Zoletti (E-mail Robert Zoletti)
Co-Leader: Peter Monnes
109440

Lincoln and Lafayette in Winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 9, 2019

Join us for the classic Franconia Ridge loop over Little Haystack Mtn (4,780 ft), Mt Lincoln (5,089 ft) and Mt Lafayette (5,260 ft) - a distance of 8.9 miles and an elevation gain of 3,900'. The plan will be to take the Falling Waters Trail up to the Franconia Ridge Trail. After traversing the Ridge and summiting our 3 peaks, we will descend via the Green Leaf Trail and Old Bridle Path. This hike is a serious undertaking in winter with extensive potential exposure to wind, storms, whiteouts and a possible mix of snow, ice and rock on the exposed summits. In addition to possessing full winter gear, including winter boots, crampons, ice axe, snowshoes, microspikes, full face protection and multiple layers, participants should be experienced winter hikers with previous above treeline experience.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling) 508-397-1243
Co-Leader: Steve Duly (E-mail Steve Duly)
109445

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue February 12, 2019

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, adminstering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Stephen Conlin, the chairperson, at chair@hbbostonamc.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]

Activity Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Stephen Conlin (E-mail Stephen Conlin)
109215

Mount Carrigain

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 16, 2019

Join us for a winter day hike to the majestic Mount Carrigain! This 14.5 mile hike will take us via the Sawyer River Road and the Signal Ridge Trail to the summit of Mount Carrigain (4700 ft; NH48), with its wonderful views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Presidential Range. The elevation gain is 3800 ft. Participants should pack full winter hiking gear and have recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain. This day hike can be combined with leader Joe's hikes on February 17 and/or 18, accommodations are $9/person/night at leader-owned facility. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2186.

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: Bert Ruiter (E-mail Bert Ruiter)
109507

Northern Presidential Traverse

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 16, 2019

Single day winter traverse of the northern White Mountain Presidential Range. You must be in top physical condition and have winter above treeline experience.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: John Sanford (E-mail John Sanford), Robert Zoletti bz1591@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Yvette Marts Yvette.Marts@gmail.com, John Pike john.gordon.pike@gmail.com
109831

Monday on Mount Moriah

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Mon February 18, 2019

Join us on Monday, January 18th for a Presidents' Day hike to the summit of Mount Moriah, one of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers. The 10 mile Stonybrook trail is flat and mixed with old logging roads as it follows the brook, crossing the stream several times before beginning its steep ascent to Carter Ridge. Carter Ridge has open views in all directions, including the Presidential Range to the west, the Carter Range to the south, and the Baldface Range to the southeast. This hike offers 2,500 feet of elevation and participants should have winter hiking experience with 8+ miles and over 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Full winter day hiking gear will be required. This is a great hike for those participating in the winter hiking program and can also be combined with Leader Joe's Saturday and Sunday hikes. Contact Leader Joe about accommodation ($9/person/night).

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), June Mackenzie (E-mail June Mackenzie)
Co-Leader: Cassandra Downey (E-mail Cassandra Downey)
109717

AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (AWS)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri March 15, 2019 - Sun March 17, 2019

The AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (AWS) is designed to introduce experienced winter hikers and climbers to the basic skills required for climbing high altitude mountains such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and beyond. The AWS topics will include roped team travel on a moderate to high angle snow slopes and glaciers, ice axe use and self-arrest, advanced belay systems, crevasse rescue, snow anchors, and high-altitude medical issues and medications. The workshop base camp and lectures will be out of Harvard Cabin, and our daily outdoor adventures will take place near Pinkham Lodge/ Joe Dodge Lodge along the Sherburne Ski Trail or lower slopes of Tuckerman's Ravine depending on the snow conditions at the time of the workshop. Full Winter Gear is required and a comprehensive gear list will be provided to all accepted participants; however, please note that you must have 4-season above treeline experience, double boots or Leader accepted single-layer mountaineering boots, ice axe, crampons, carabiners, helmet and harness. Leaders will provide all ropes, specialized pulleys and snow anchors. In addition, please note that you will need to come to class prepared with (1) Texas Sling and (2) prussiks. Assembling them will be described in detail in your mandatory pre-class readings in Freedom of the Hills or Selters, Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2237.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: Kellie A Connelly amckellie@gmail.com