Search for a Trip

Use the controls to the left to limit which trips are displayed on this page.

This page lists trips sponsored by the Boston Chapter. To find trips sponsored by other chapters, use the club-wide trip search page.

106289

Lincoln and Lafayette

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 21, 2018

Join fellow HB members as we explore the stunning ridges of Franconia Notch. Starting out on the Falling Waters Trail we will encounter picturesque waterfalls and great outlooks. This loop hike will cover 9 miles, with 3950' elevation gain as we hike over the open ridges and summit of Lincoln (5089') and Lafayette (5260').

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here.
Leader: Brian Spencer (E-mail Brian Spencer)
Co-Leader: Steve Weber (E-mail Steve Weber)
106747

Mount Garfield

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 21, 2018

Join us for a day hike to Mt Garfield, a 4,000 footer in the Franconia Range which offers grand views of the Franconia Range and the Pemigewasset wilderness. We will go up the Garfield Trail and hike 5 miles to the top with approximately 3,000 ft elevation. It is a long gradual climb with a 0.2 mile steep stretch at the end. 3-season gear and recent experience with 7-mile hikes in the 2000+ elevation gain essential.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here:
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (E-mail Jessica Halvorsen)
Co-Leader: Grazia Lolla (E-mail Grazia Lolla), Ramez Iyob (E-mail Ramez Iyob)
107251

Mt. Eisenhower

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 21, 2018

Join us on a day hike of Mt. Eisenhower. Expect a hike of 8-10 miles with 2500-3000 ft. elev. gain. Leaders will determine exact route closer to the day of the hike. We might include another summit on our route, such as Pierce or Monroe. Ltd. to 8 experienced hikers. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2110.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jennifer Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Frank Hauschild frankhauschild@rocketmail.com
106601

Tecumseh on a Sunday Morning

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun July 22, 2018

Join us on Sunday, July 22 for an enjoyable hike to the summit of Mount Tecumseh, one of the smaller of New Hampshire's 4000 footers. At 4003 feet, the summit of Tecumseh provides beautiful views of Waterville Valley. This 6.2 mile out and back from Tripoli Road offers a little over 2000 feet of elevation gain and is a great hike for those who are might be interested in beginning their 4000 footer journey. Participants should have recent hiking experience of over four miles with over 1000 feet of elevation gain. We will enjoy lunch on the summit before making our way back down to the trailhead.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click Here to Register Online
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (E-mail Jessica Halvorsen)
Co-Leader: Cassandra Downey (E-mail Cassandra Downey)
106982

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu July 26, 2018

They're back! Join the leaders for a fast (aggressively paced) hike in Middlesex Fells. Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:55PM to start hiking promptly at 6PM. We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate to fast pace to get our heart rates up. Never explored the eastern part of the Fells? It boasts a waterfall (yes a waterfall in the Fells), nice up-and-down rock scrambles, fantastic views of Boston, and the remains of the 1899 MIT Geodetic Observatory. It's a hidden gem with variable terrain accessible by public transit. Sorry no dogs or children allowed on this hike. This is a show & go hike that does not require registration. That said, help us manage hike size expectations and register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. You can preview the waiver at: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Volunteer-Led-Activi... Gear: At a minimum, bring a pack that can fit an extra layer (it'll get chillier as the sun sets), headlamp (required as we'll be chasing the sun out of the Fells), hiking boots, water and snacks. We'll hike rain or shine (thunderstorms = cancel), so don't forget your rain gear. Better to test your rain gear locally than wait for a storm in the Whites. You may choose to carry a larger/heavier pack with your full gear for a spring/summer hike for a more rigorous workout. Packs can easily be made heavier with extra water. Here's the recommended Spring day hike gear list: https://www.outdoors.org/trip-ideas-tips-resources/gear-advice/three-sea...

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here for more details & to register
Leader: Christine Malinowski (E-mail Christine Malinowski), Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
107100

Hike the Carters

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 28, 2018

Come and spend the day hiking to the summits of Middle Carter (4,610 ft) and South Carter (4,430 ft). Although these are wooded summits, each offers its own overlook with beautiful views of the surrounding peaks (weather permitting). This 11-mile near-loop hike is aimed at experienced hikers who are prepared for ~3,800 ft of elevation gain and a moderate pace of 1.5-2 mi/hr. Participants should expect steep, but manageable terrain, at times and should have recently completed at least one hike of 9+mi and 3,000+ft elevation gain. The duration of the hike will vary depending on the trail conditions and the ability of our group. A short card spot will be required to complete the loop. Join us on this excursion for good times and good company!

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to Register
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Nav Kalluru (E-mail Nav Kalluru)
106983

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu August 2, 2018

They're back! Join the leaders for a fast (aggressively paced) hike in Middlesex Fells. Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:55PM to start hiking promptly at 6PM. We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate to fast pace to get our heart rates up. Never explored the eastern part of the Fells? It boasts a waterfall (yes a waterfall in the Fells), nice up-and-down rock scrambles, fantastic views of Boston, and the remains of the 1899 MIT Geodetic Observatory. It's a hidden gem with variable terrain accessible by public transit. Sorry no dogs or children allowed on this hike. This is a show & go hike that does not require registration. That said, help us manage hike size expectations and register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. You can preview the waiver at: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Volunteer-Led-Activi... Gear: At a minimum, bring a pack that can fit an extra layer (it'll get chillier as the sun sets), headlamp (required as we'll be chasing the sun out of the Fells), hiking boots, water and snacks. We'll hike rain or shine (thunderstorms = cancel), so don't forget your rain gear. Better to test your rain gear locally than wait for a storm in the Whites. You may choose to carry a larger/heavier pack with your full gear for a spring/summer hike for a more rigorous workout. Packs can easily be made heavier with extra water. Here's the recommended Spring day hike gear list: https://www.outdoors.org/trip-ideas-tips-resources/gear-advice/three-sea...

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here for more info & to register
Leader: Christine Malinowski (E-mail Christine Malinowski), Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
106638

Early August Hike to Zealand and Hale

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 4, 2018

Join us in early August to bag two 4,000 footers along with views of the cascading Zealand Falls and the ever impressive Zealand Notch. During our 13-mile loop hike, we'll summit Zealand Mountain (4,260') and Mt. Hale (4,054') with a brief stop at Zealand Falls Hut along the way. While neither summit is famous for its views, from Zeacliff Outlook we'll feast our eyes on one of the finest views in the White Mountains with its magnificent panorama over the eastern Pemigewasset Wilderness and several mountain ranges. Plan for a long but convivial day, and pack full three-season gear. We will be spotting cars to avoid an end-of-day road walk.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to register online
Leader: Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling), Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi)
Co-Leader: Holly Masek (E-mail Holly Masek)
106717

Mt Greylock Backpack

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 4, 2018 - Sun August 5, 2018

Join us for a summer backpack to the top of Mt. Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts! We will take a 12.5 plus mile loop past stands of old growth forest, waterfalls, and along the ridgeline of the Greylock massif. We will enjoy the summit views from atop the War Memorial and camp at an established site. Each participant will be responsible for their own meals (2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, and trail snacks) but leaders will bring dessert!

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: June Mackenzie (E-mail June Mackenzie)
Co-Leader: Deb Conrady (E-mail Deb Conrady)
106749

Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway Loop Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 4, 2018

Let's enjoy the Sandwich Range with a challenging clockwise loop hike deep in the White Mountains to two wooded summits but with ledges and various viewpoints along the route that make this hike well worth the effort. This is a moderately paced hike to the summits of Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway. We will be hiking a classic loop across BOTH 4000 footers. The loop distance is about 11.5 miles with 4350' of elevation gain. Expect a long day, this hike will take about 8-9 hours to complete, if not longer. This is a great hike for those that are working on their 4,000 footer list. We will start early for this hike so that we have full use of day light. The traditional loop comprises the following trails: Blueberry Ledge Trail, Rollins Trail, Dicey's Mill Trail, Walden Trail and Wonalancet Trail. This trip is for individuals who have been out a few times this year and have recent experience with similar distance hikes in the Whites.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Richard Whitney amc@rickwhitney.com
Co-Leader: Kate Sullivan kbsullivan2014@gmail.com 617-460-5843
107309

Grand Shelburne-Moriah & Moriah Loop

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 4, 2018

The trails we will be on are mostly within the Wild River Wilderness which is one of the more secluded hiking areas in NH. The loop we will do wanders over miles of rocky ledges and open ridge, as well as around pools, rivers and cascades. Expect to see unbeatable views. Moriah is one of the NH48 4000 footers and Shelburne-Moriah is #5 on the 52 With a View! This 15 mile trek will be undertaken over a period of approximately 10 or so hours of hiking, accumulating more than 4000 feet of elevation gain and loss. This is not a beginner hike :-)

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Celeste Cabot celeste.cabot@aol.com
Co-Leader: Darren R. MacCaughey hikeAMC@hotmail.com
106562

A "Reel" Great Hike to the Kinsmans

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun August 5, 2018

Join us on Sunday, August 5th for a hike to North and South Kinsman, two of New Hampshire's 4000 footers. We will approach from the west, using the scenic Reel Brook Trail to make our way to Kinsman Ridge and then will descend via the Mount Kinsman Trail. This 11.5-mile hike includes 3500 feet of elevation gain, several stream crossings and some rock scrambles, so be sure you and comfortable with fairly rugged terrain. We will hike at a moderate pace of 1.5-2 mph, passing the beautiful cascades on Eliza Brook and the remote Harrington Pond. As this will be a challenging but interesting hike, participants should have experience with 9+ mile hikes with an elevation gain of over 3000 feet.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click Here to Register Online
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi), Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling)
Co-Leader: Cassie Downey (E-mail Cassie Downey), Holly Masek (E-mail Holly Masek)
106984

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu August 9, 2018

They're back! Join the leaders for a fast (aggressively paced) hike in Middlesex Fells. Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:55PM to start hiking promptly at 6PM. We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate to fast pace to get our heart rates up. Never explored the eastern part of the Fells? It boasts a waterfall (yes a waterfall in the Fells), nice up-and-down rock scrambles, fantastic views of Boston, and the remains of the 1899 MIT Geodetic Observatory. It's a hidden gem with variable terrain accessible by public transit. Sorry no dogs or children allowed on this hike. This is a show & go hike that does not require registration. That said, help us manage hike size expectations and register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike. You can preview the waiver at: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Volunteer-Led-Activi... Gear: At a minimum, bring a pack that can fit an extra layer (it'll get chillier as the sun sets), headlamp (required as we'll be chasing the sun out of the Fells), hiking boots, water and snacks. We'll hike rain or shine (thunderstorms = cancel), so don't forget your rain gear. Better to test your rain gear locally than wait for a storm in the Whites. You may choose to carry a larger/heavier pack with your full gear for a spring/summer hike for a more rigorous workout. Packs can easily be made heavier with extra water. Here's the recommended Spring day hike gear list: https://www.outdoors.org/trip-ideas-tips-resources/gear-advice/three-sea...

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here for more info & to register
Leader: Christine Malinowski (E-mail Christine Malinowski), Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
105423

Hostel and Hiking Weekend: Baldfaces and Waumbek

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri August 10, 2018 - Sun August 12, 2018

Join us for two days of summer hiking and two nights in a comfortable hostel outside Gorham, NH. Saturday, we'll hike the Baldface Circle Trail, which the White Mountain Guide calls the "one of the most attractive trips in the White Mountains." Traveling clockwise, we'll ascend steep ledges en route to South Baldface, cross about 4 miles of open and exposed terrain including the summit of North Baldface and then complete our loop via the Bicknell Ridge Trail. We'll visit scenic Emerald Pool on our return. Sunday, we'll hike Mt. Waumbek, a NH 4000'er. We'll enjoy a group dinner on Saturday night.

The Baldface loop is about 10 miles with 3600' elevation gain and significant rock scrambles. Participants should be fit and experienced hikers who are comfortable with ledges and scrambling and should describe this experience when registering. Mt. Waumbek is a 7.2 mile round trip with 2650' elevation gain. Poor weather will alter our itinerary.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register HERE
Leader: Elizabeth A White (E-mail Elizabeth A White), Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling), Peter Monnes (E-mail Peter Monnes)
106720

Tripyramids Day Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 11, 2018

Join us for a hike over the 3 summits of the Tripyramids. We will be taking the Livermore Trail to the Mount Tripyramid Trail which is a loop trail via the north and south slide. We will be ascending the north slide which has very steep rock slabs and descending the south slide which is steep loose gravel. You need to have a good head for heights and experience on steep rock slabs to be comfortable doing this hike. The trip has a limit of 10 people as this is in the Sandwich Range Wilderness so please only sign up if you intend to go as this will be a popular trip. The hike is 11 miles round trip with 3,000 feet of elevation gain.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2079
Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: Geraldine Matteson 3peaceonearth@gmail.com 508-345-9500
106354

Hike a Maine 4,000 footer! Mt Abraham

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 11, 2018

Join a Hike to Mount Abraham, 4049', (or Abram according to some locals) located in western Maine, part of the Rangeley-Stratton mountain range. The peak features views in all directions, including Mt Spaulding and Mt. Sugarloaf. According to the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Mount Abraham's alpine zone totals approximately 350 acres. This expansive alpine zone is the second largest in Maine... only Katahdin has more. We will hike 8 mile round trip at a moderate pace, elevation gain 2847 feet. The trail is gradual for 3 miles, and steep for 1 mile. The group will meet to start the hike at a reasonable hour in the morning. Participants might have an interest to drive up the day before and stay overnight in the area. Closest town to trail head is Kingfield, ME.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Maine, Western
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Marianne Bonnard bonnard.marianne@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Heather Mills heather.nella.mills@gmail.com 617-513-5026 (5:30-8:30pm)
106718

North and South Kinsman Day Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 18, 2018

Join us for a moderately paced summer hike to the Kinsmans. We will take a 10 mile out and back route with 3900 ft of elevation to the summits of North Kinsman (4,293 feet) and South Kinsman (4,358 feet). We'll hike on the slower side of moderate on the uphill sections, and at a moderate pace downhill, enjoying stops for lunches and views along the way! This is a rugged hike, and participants need to be comfortable on rocky terrain with short scrambles.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
Co-Leader: Deb Conrady (E-mail Deb Conrady)
107044

Baldface Loop

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 18, 2018

Join the AMC for a hike described by the White Mountain Guide as "one of the most attractive trips in the White Mountains." This 9.6 mile loop is strenuous with climbs on open ledges, but with a big view pay-off as we cross the ridge between the South and North peaks of Baldface Mountain. Extra added fun for the strong at heart: a swim at Emerald Pool at the end of the day! This is a difficult hike requiring steep scrambles and challenging descents. This is not a hike for beginners and recent experience on difficult White Mountain treks and comfort on exposed terrain required to participate. Due to steep and slippery ledges on this route, rain on hike day or a soaking rain 24 hours prior to hike day will cancel.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Richard Whitney (E-mail Richard Whitney), Jessica Halvorsen
106434

Hike Mt. Whiteface a less traveled way

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun August 19, 2018

Join us for a moderately paced hike up Mt. Whiteface (4020'). The hike will cover roughly 8.2 miles with 3000 feet cumulative elevation gain and, if it's a clear day, will offer plentiful views of the surrounding Sandwich Range Wilderness. Participants should be prepared for steep ledges, rock scrambles, and loose footing. We'll hike Mt. Whiteface as a loop using the less traveled Tom Wiggin trail one way and Blueberry Ledge trail the other way. Join us on this excursion for good times and good company!

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton)
Co-Leader: Steve Weber (E-mail Steve Weber)
106602

North and South Baldface Mountain loop (A3B) (52 WAV)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun August 19, 2018

Come join us for a hike of North and South Baldface Mountains (3610 ft and 3570 ft), a loop hike that is one of the most attractive trips in the White Mountains with about 4 miles of open and semi-open ledge providing long stretches of unobstructed views (and the blueberries should be in season!). As an intermediate day hike with 3600 feet of elevation gain and covering 9.8 miles, this hike is aimed at experienced hikers. You should have completed at least one hike of 5+mi and 2000+ft climb recently. Duration of the hike will vary depending on the trail conditions and the ability of our group.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Anne Drolet droletam@yahoo.com 857-272-0756
Co-Leader: Robert Nortrup robertnortrup@gmail.com 908-462-4657 (Evenings, before 8pm)