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110898

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (5/23)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu May 23, 2019

Join the leaders for an aggressively-paced hike of the Middlesex Fells. We'll meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:50 pm to start hiking promptly at 6.00 pm. Each week of this 'Show and Go' hike series, we'll tackle 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 fast pace to get our heart rates up. Sorry, but no dogs or children are allowed on this hike. This hike does not require registration, but to help us manage group size expectations, please register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. At a minimum, please bring a pack that can fit an extra layer, rain gear, headlamp, water, and snacks. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register & More Info Here
Leader: Christine Malinowski (E-mail Christine Malinowski), Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
112717

Mt. Mount Watatic and Nutting Hill Loop

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 25, 2019

Mount Watatic's short, well-marked and well-maintained trails make it a great destination for hikers just getting back on the trail, new to the sport or those looking for a quick workout or warm up for the season. Standing at 1,832 feet tall in the Wapack Mountain Range, Mt Watatic offers more strenuous hikes than the Middlesex Fells or Blue Hills, but less strenuous than the White Mountains. We'll aim for a moderate pace, 3.2-mile loop hike, with about 645 ft of elevation gain to the summit of Mount Watatic, hitting a lookout spot just beyond the summit, and looping around to Nutting Hill. On a clear day, we'll be able to see Mt Wachusett and Mt Monadnock from this trail.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Registration and more details.
Leader: Christine Malinowski 617-849-3323
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik Marceloknapikamc@gmail.com 781-608-8721 (Evening)
112755

Walk on the Wildside: A Wild River Wilderness Weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 25, 2019 - Mon May 27, 2019

Ever wondered what lies between the Carters and the Baldfaces? Join Jess and Nav for a Memorial Day weekend backpack in the Wild River Wilderness. Over three days, we'll plan to crisscross the Wild River Wildness twice, exploring some of the more remote landscape in the White Mountains. We'll plan to cover 7 to 13 miles each day, at a moderate pace, traversing birch-filled bottomlands and following scenic ridgelines, although few peaks are included in the planned itinerary. Participants should have experience with backpacking and be comfortable with stream crossings given the abundance of water in this area. Fee for the trip covers supper, although all will be expected to help carry group food and to contribute group gear (extra stoves, pots, etc) as able and as needed. Trip fee of $20 is refundable until group food has been purchased the weekend prior to the trip. Heavy rain may alter route plans. Group size limited to 10.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Nav Kalluru navneeth2666@gmail.com
112747

Mt Carrigain

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 25, 2019

Join us for a Spring hike to majestic Mt Carrigain (4,700') and experience 360-degree views from its summit fire tower. Depending on conditions, Pretzel the newest hiking dog may join us. This hike can be combined with the Leader's Sunday and Monday hikes. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) at Leader owned facility.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
112984

Spring Scrambles over Mts. Morgan & Percival

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 25, 2019

Join us on a moderately paced ~5.5-mile hike to Mt. Morgan (2,220') and Mt. Percival (2,212') whose peaks overlook the lakes region of New Hampshire. This hike offers rock scrambles, ladders and optionally some small caves. We will summit Mt. Morgan first followed by Mt. Percival for a total elevation gain of ~1,535'. Participants should have some previous mountain-hiking experience. We will stop for a break at each summit to take in the views, weather permitting.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to register online
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof)
Co-Leader: Wil Hall (E-mail Wil Hall)
113005

Mt. Lafayette

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat May 25, 2019

Join us for a late spring out-and-back hike up Mt. Lafayette (5,260 ft) via the Old Bridal Path with a round trip distance of 8.5 mi and elevation gain of approx. 3200 ft. Expect possible melting snow at higher elevations and ice in the shade. Expect non-summery, muddy, messy and damp conditions at best. Traction (microspikes) will be required. Group will be limited to 8 experienced hikers.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here;
Leader: Jennifer Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Co-Leader: Frank Hauschild frankhauschild@rocketmail.com
111907

SHP PARTICIPANTS ONLY: A Visit to the Belknaps

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun May 26, 2019

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Join us for a moderately paced spring hike in the Belknap Range. We'll take in up to three summits, traverse some beautiful alpine meadows, and enjoy fantastic views of Lake Winnipesaukee, Mt. Washington and the Ossipee and Sandwich ranges on a loop hike over Mt. Rowe, Gunstock Mt., and possibly Belknap Mt. We will hike between 4 and 8 miles depending on individual capabilities, and gain approximately 2000' of elevation in the process.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
112748

Mt Tecumseh

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun May 26, 2019

Join us for an easy Sunday hike to the summit of Mt Tecumseh (4,003'). Depending on conditions, Pretzel the newest hiking dog may join us. This hike can be combined with the Leader's Sat and Mon hikes. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) at leader owned facility.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
112749

North and South Hancock

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Mon May 27, 2019

Join us for a Memorial Day hike to two 4,000 footers in the Pemigewasset Wilderness - (North) Hancock (4,420') and South Hancock (4,319'). Depending on conditions, Pretzel the newest hiking dog may join us. This hike can be combined with Leader's Sat and Sun hikes. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night) at leader owned facility.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837
113072

Blue Hills Skyline Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed May 29, 2019

Join us for a moderately-paced late morning hike in the Blue Hills. We will be hiking on the Skyline Trail, known to be rugged, strenuous and great training for some of the bigger mountains up north. If we're lucky, we may hit a vantage point to catch a glimpse of our very own Boston skyline. We will be hiking at an average pace of 1.5-2 mph on rocky terrain, up and down the hills, with an elevation gain of 700 feet. Plan to hike 3 miles. Come and enjoy a breath or two of midweek fresh air with us. Well-behaved dogs are welcome (from the Blue Hills Reservation policy: Dogs must remain on-leash).

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel)
Co-Leader: Mary Anargirou (E-mail Mary Anargirou)
110899

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (5/30)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu May 30, 2019

Join the leaders for an aggressively-paced hike of the Middlesex Fells. We'll meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) by 5:50 pm to start hiking promptly at 6.00 pm. Each week of this 'Show and Go' hike series, we'll tackle 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 fast pace to get our heart rates up. Sorry, but no dogs or children are allowed on this hike. This hike does not require registration, but to help us manage group size expectations, please register for the hike if you can. For those that register, we'll send out a reminder email the day before the hike. At a minimum, please bring a pack that can fit an extra layer, rain gear, headlamp, water, and snacks. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the hike.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register & More Info Here
Leader: Christine Malinowski (E-mail Christine Malinowski), Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
111908

SHP PARTICIPANTS ONLY: The Beginner Backpack - Your Best Weekend Experience

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri May 31, 2019 - Sun June 2, 2019

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. The Beginner Backpacking Experience will give participants an introductory backpacking experience through an overnight trip of moderate length to a backcountry destination. Backcountry groups will have approximately five to eight participants with a leader and at least two co-leaders. The backcountry destinations offered may include: Ethan Pond, Liberty Spring, Kinsman Pond, Hancocks and Tripyramids.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
112552

Hike to Jackson & then Pierce via Mizpah Spring Hut

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 1, 2019

Intermediate difficulty 7.7 mile loop hike (some steeper sections) that will be moderately paced ascending up Mt. Jackson, across the AT to Mizpah Spring Hut for lunch, then up to the beautiful Mt. Pierce, eventually descending via Crawford Path.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Registration Required
Leader: Darren R MacCaughey hikeAMC@hotmail.com
Co-Leader: Majid Ali (E-mail Majid Ali)
111909

SHP PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Jennings Peak

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 8, 2019

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. This is a 6 mile round-trip hike to Jennings Peak. The Sandwich Mountain Trail and a small spur trail will take us to the peak in 3 miles with 2100 feet of elevation gain. Jennings Peak has a great view to the southeast. During the trip, participants will have a chance to ask their leaders and co-leaders questions about hiking and to get some extra tips on equipment, preparation, and hiking technique. You will also have the opportunity to practice crossing a stream as part of this hike.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
111910

SHP PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Thoreau Falls

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun June 9, 2019

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Summits aren't the only rewarding hike destinations! Expand your hiking experience with a trip to Thoreau Falls. This 10.7 mile hike will feature a visit to scenic Ethan Pond, and culminate with a relaxing midhike break at Thoreau Falls before returning to the trailhead. The waterfall is long, powerful, and set in a wonderfully remote and pleasing setting, with fine views to nearby mountains, making it a great place to stop! Hikers should be prepared for 10.7 miles and 2150 feet of elevation gain, and for a long day to allow for some time to enjoy the falls. Hikers should ideally have participated in at least one other SHP or recent hike of 5+ miles to be comfortable with this distance.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
113083

Spring hike to Mt Tecumseh

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun June 9, 2019

Join us for a hike to the summit of Mt. Tecumseh (4,003'), the lowest of the NH 48 Four Thousand Footers. We will take the Tecumseh trail from the Waterville Vally Ski resort for a 5.2-mile out-and-back hike with approximately 2,300' of elevation gain. This is an excellent starter hike for individuals beginning their pursuit of 'the NH 48'. Weather permitting, we will have great views of Waterville Valley from the summit.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register at:
Leader: Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling) 508-397-1243
Co-Leader: Emma Shin (E-mail Emma Shin)
113161

Ladders and Ledges on Mts. Morgan and Percival

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun June 9, 2019

Kick off the summer in style with a classic loop over Mts. Morgan and Percival. We will plan a leisurely-to-moderate pace over these peaks, with plenty of time to drink in the views and explore the summits if the weather cooperates. This 5.5 mile, 1500' elevation gain hike includes ladders, cliffs and caves - participants should be comfortable with some exposure. This is a great opportunity to dust off your gear and start the 2019 season off right. Optional dinner with the group after the hike concludes.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register HERE
Leader: Paul Terenzi (E-mail Paul Terenzi)
Co-Leader: Mollie Schwartz (E-mail Mollie Schwartz)
111380

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue June 11, 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, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, 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: Elizabeth Ryan (E-mail Elizabeth Ryan)
111979

SHP Participants Only: Cannon Mountain

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat June 15, 2019

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. We will hike up Cannon Mountain (4080'), one of a limited number of 4000' White Mountain peaks that offer a 360-degree view. In Cannon's case, the centerpiece of the view is the spectacular Franconia range. The route up entails a few steep, rocky stretches and some exposed terrain on which to try your skills. There are some great views along the way, including the vista from the top of Cannon's famous cliff face, home of the former Old Man -- and as on only one other peak in the Whites, we will enjoy the services of a great summit lodge in addition to the views. The hike will comprise 4.2 miles round trip, with 2200' of elevation gain.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)
111980

SHP Participants Only: Mt. Hedgehog

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun June 16, 2019

This trip is ONLY available to participants of the Spring Hiking Program. Join us to hike Hedgehog Mountain, located in the Sandwich Range and on the "52 With a View" list. There are several ledges with excellent outlooks deeper in the range, weather permitting. We will hike a loop via the UNH trail (4.8mi/1350' climb). The trail is mostly gentle, with shorter rough/ledgy bits and some exposure. We might have to opportunity to add on a few more miles to another viewpoint--this leaves from the parking lot, so it will be completely optional!

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Morgane Treanton (E-mail Morgane Treanton), Casey Ajalat (E-mail Casey Ajalat)