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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
107947

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat October 20, 2018 - Sun October 21, 2018

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 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 will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. that are more then an hour from emergency care.
This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at
235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA
For directions, visit the Thoreau Club web page at www.thoreau.com

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), Christine Malinowski
108468

2018-2019 Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed November 7, 2018 - Wed December 12, 2018

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2018-2019, as follows: Nov 7 (Wed), Nov 14 (Wed), Nov 28 (Wed), Dec 6 (Thu), and Dec 12 (Wed).
The 2018-2019 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear. Topics include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather, camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. There will be numerous weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to put your learning into practice including a special program weekend at Cardigan Lodge on the weekend of January 18-20th, 2019. This is also a great opportunity to meet lots of other people who love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! The WHP takes place on 5 nights from 7:00-9:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Wednesdays November 7th, 14th, 28th, Thursday December 6th and Wednesday December 12th. 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 WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Jessica Halvorsen. With questions about registration, please contact WHP registrar, Chris McCarron. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1976.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com, Chris McCarron mccarron_yh@yahoo.com
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)
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)
108496

Late Fall Hike to Mt. Jackson (Sunday)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun November 11, 2018

Join us for a late fall hike to Mt. Jackson. At 4,052 feet, Mt. Jackson is ranked 38th on the list of New Hampshire's 48 four-thousand footers. This moderate-paced hike will begin and end at Crawford Depot on Rt 302. We will cover 5.2 miles and about 2,200 feet of elevation gain. The potential for winter conditions exists. The summit of Mt. Jackson is open but the majority of travel is below tree line. However, weather conditions may require use of traction (e.g. microspikes). May be combined with Leaders' Saturday trip to Mt. Washington; contact Leader Joe C. about accommodations ($9/person/night) for Saturday night if you'd like to combine it with the Saturday hike to Mt. Washington.

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)
108912

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue November 13, 2018

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)
108667

North and South Twin

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat December 1, 2018

Join us on a hike to North (4,761 ft) and South Twin (4,902 ft). This hike is a minimum of 11 miles and up to 13 miles if access roads are closed by the Forest Service for the winter. Elevation gain is approximately 3,600 feet. Full winter above treeline gear might be required (see https://hb.amcboston.org/resources). This trip can be combined with Cannon Mountain hike on Sunday. Contact Leader Joe regarding bunkroom accommodations for Friday or Saturday night ($10/person/night).

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), Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi)
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis (E-mail Ed Batutis)
108668

Cannon Mountain

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun December 2, 2018

Join us for a hike up to the summit of Cannon Mountain (4.100 ft), and enjoy great views from the trail and the observation tower! (Weather permitting!) This hike is 4 miles with approximately 2,100 feet of elevation gain. Full winter above-treeline gear might be required (see https://hb.amcboston.org/resources). This trip can be combined with leader's Saturday hike, contact Leader regarding bunkroom accommodations for Friday or Saturday night ($10/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)
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis (E-mail Ed Batutis)
108913

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue December 11, 2018

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: Yes
Leader: Stephen Conlin (E-mail Stephen Conlin)
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)