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110559

Hike Vermont 4K/HH on President's Day Weekend!

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri February 15, 2019 - Mon February 18, 2019

Join us for a weekend of winter hiking fun in Vermont! We will aim to climb a number of Vermont Hundred Highest and possibly 4000 Foot peaks over the course of three days, with cooperative weather. Possible peaks include Dorset (3,770?), Equinox (3,855?), Mendon (3,839?), Killington (4,229'), Bread Loaf (3,835?), Wilson (3,780?), and Pico (3,957?). Lodging in between hikes will be provided at the luxurious "Turn of the River Lodge" in Killington, VT. We will plan to eat out in the evenings, but participants should bring breakfast food, lunches and snacks. Accommodations will feature heat, plumbing and bunk room accommodations, a refrigerator for shared usage, as well as a microwave for guests who would like to heat up their own meals.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (E-mail Jessica Halvorsen), Pam Wilmot (E-mail Pam Wilmot)
Co-Leader: Eric Robbie (E-mail Eric Robbie)
110689

Winter Fun at Harvard Cabin

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

Using the Harvard Cabin (the low one, on Rt. 16) as our base, we will set out on hikes in the Pinkham Notch or nearby areas of the White Mountains. This rustic cabin has an upstairs sleeping loft (sleeping bags/pads on a shared floor space), an outhouse, cold running water. Simple but fun! Exact hikes TBD depending on leaders and participants interests, latest weather/trail conditions reports, and participants abilities. On Saturday, we will likely offer a moderate/more strenuous 4,000 footer. On Sunday, we might go for another 4,000'er or often we opt for a shorter hike on the way home (perhaps a 52 With A View peak). You will help us as we prepare breakfast, and dinner on Saturday and a breakfast on Sunday. Trip fee of $80/members and $85/non-members includes two breakfasts, one dinner, (planned and shopped for by the leaders, but prepared and cleaned up with the help of all participants).

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Casey Ajalat ajalat@gmail.com 781-333-8723, Bryan Jones bjones1017@live.com
Co-Leader: Denise Lamb dlamb115@gmail.com
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
110027

Winter Backpacking to 13 Falls

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 16, 2019 - Sun February 17, 2019

Winter backpack to 13 Falls. Enjoy the snowy woods and frozen waterfalls! Out-and-back hike via Garfield and Franconia Brook Trails. Approximate mileage and gain: 9 miles each way, 3000 ft of gain day one, 2000 ft of gain day two.

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: Ed Batutis (E-mail Ed Batutis)
110427

Mount Jackson

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun February 17, 2019

Climb Mt. Jackson (4,052'). Winter gear required, possibly crampons. Can be combined with Leader's Sat and/or Mon trips. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations at Leader Owned Facility ($9/person/night). This trip is suitable for people participating in the Winter hiking program.

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
Co-Leader: Danielle Rand (E-mail Danielle Rand)
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)
110443

Potluck & Slideshow - The Best Unknown Place to Backpack in the World

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu February 21, 2019

IMPORTANT: You *MUST* register for the show using the button above. A keycode will be emailed to all registrants the day before the show in order to access the building.

Nasja Mesa...the best unknown place to backpack in the world. Join Cambridge, MA photographer Harvey Halpern as he shows photos from his two latest long backpacks (33 and 24 days in length) on Nasja Mesa in Southern Utah. Harvey will also update you on the legal and political battle to reverse President Trump's illegal evisceration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, both in Utah.

Potluck Info:
Participation in the potlucks is optional. Homemade dishes are welcome, store bought goodies & takeout are equally welcome. Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins, and drink pitchers will be supplied. There is a full kitchen if you need to do any re-warming or prep (stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots/pans if needed. FYI: If you are in the need for a last minute potluck dish, there is a Whole Foods Market just across the street from the Community College subway stop on Austin St (in the Bunker Hill Mall).

Potluck @ 6:30pm, Slideshow @ 7:15pm, Doors close @ 9:00pm

Activity Category: Backpacking, Camping, Conservation, Critical Treasure, Hiking, Photography, Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: Julie LePage (E-mail Julie LePage)
110273

Winter day hike to Field, Willey, & Tom

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 23, 2019

The plan is to do a moderately paced loop hike over Tom, Field and Willey. This trip is about 10 miles and 3,600 feet elevation gain. WHP participants are welcome to join.

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: Yvette Marts (E-mail Yvette Marts)
110728

Moriah and Shelburne Moriah in Winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 2, 2019

Join us for an out-and-back hike up Mt Moriah (4,049 ft) and Shelburne Moriah Mountain (3,735 ft) - a total distance of 16.8 miles and an elevation gain of 3,700'. The plan will be to approach from the north via trails that are less used in winter. After summiting Mt Moriah, if time and weather permit, we will continue back along the ridge to the summit of Shelburne Moriah Mountain. On a clear day this hike offers incredible views of the Presidential Range, the Wild River Wilderness, and the rest of the Carter Range. This hike is a strenuous undertaking in winter with potential exposure to wind, whiteouts and a possible mix of snow, ice and rock on the summits. In addition to possessing full winter gear, including winter boots, snowshoes, microspikes, full face protection and multiple layers, participants should be experienced winter hikers.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof)
Co-Leader: Brett Power (E-mail Brett Power)
110703

Mighty Moosilauke (4K) (TW72)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun March 3, 2019

Enjoy the "gentle giant," Mt. Moosilauke. This westernmost of the NH 4000-footers provides great views from the summit ridge, when the weather cooperates. We'll extend our time above treeline with a side trip to the south peak (on the Trailwrights 72 list) for a total of 8.2mi of hiking and 3400' of climb. The group will move at a moderate but relentless pace, with about 3mi exposed to the weather, so previous above-treeline winter experience is a must. This is a great opportunity for those with some experience to have a longer day out in the wind. If conditions are completely unsuited to going above treeline, leaders will choose another hike in the area. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2311.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof), Leah Salloway
110272

Winter day hike to Mt Cabot and possibly The Bulge and The Horn

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 9, 2019

The plan is to hike Mt Cabot (4170ft). Cabot is the tallest mountain in the Pilot Range and the northern most 4,000 footer. Depending on the conditions (trail and weather) we may add The Bulge and The Horn (both on the NE Hundred Highest list).

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: register here
Leader: Pat Grimm (E-mail Pat Grimm)
Co-Leader: Yvette Marts (E-mail Yvette Marts), Steve Duly (E-mail Steve Duly)
110884

Winter backpack to Jefferson and Adams

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 9, 2019 - Sun March 10, 2019

Join us for a winter backpack to Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Adams. Weather permitting, we will camp above treeline in a protected area between Jefferson and Adams. Weather permitting, we will enjoy sunset and/or sunrise from the top of the Adams. In case of bad weather above treeline, we will camp at the RMC's Perch tent site. Previous winter alpine hiking and camping experience is an absolute requirement for this hike.

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: Michael Dorfman (E-mail Michael Dorfman)
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
108837

Mt. Washington

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 16, 2019

Join us for a hike up Mt Washington (6,288') on the last weekend in Winter! Full winter gear will be required, including crampons and ice axe. Route will depend on forecast and conditions. Can be combined with Leaders's Sunday hike. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations $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 jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837, Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling)
110732

Liberty & Flume in Winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 16, 2019

Join us as we tackle Liberty (4,459 ft) and Flume (4,328 ft). Expect a moderate/fast pace over difficult terrain. We will either do an out-and-back hike via the Liberty Springs and Franconia Ridge Trails (10.2 miles, 4250' elevation gain) or a traverse via the Liberty Springs, Franconia Ridge, and Osseo Trails (10.7 miles, 3800' elevation gain). We will make a final call on route the week before the hike based on trail conditions. Previous winter hiking experience is required, as well as a strong level of fitness. Contact a (co)leader if you have any questions. Geared towards people in their 20s & 30s. Register at REGI link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2308.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Leah Salloway gronkleah@hotmail.com
Co-Leader: Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com
108838

Willey, Field and Tom

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun March 17, 2019

Join us for a winter hike up Mts Willey (4,285'), Field (4,340') and Tom (4,051'), a distance of 8.5 miles with 3,500' elevation gain. Can be combined with Leader's Saturday hike. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations $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 jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837, Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling)
110368

Winter Harvard Cabin day trip weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri March 29, 2019 - Sun March 31, 2019

We'll be doing winter day hikes out of this rustic cabin off Route 16 south of Pinkham Notch. Based on group and leader interest, we'll do an Intermediate-ish hike or hikes on Saturday and something likely on the way home on Sunday. The calendar says it will be Spring but it will still be winter. Great time to winter hike with lengthening days. Full winter gear (proper clothing, winter boots, traction and snowshoes) is required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here:
Leader: Gordon Haff (E-mail Gordon Haff)
Co-Leader: Lisa Connors (E-mail Lisa Connors), Majid Ali (E-mail Majid Ali)
110411

AMC Boston HB 2019 Spring Hiking Program

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue April 2, 2019 - Tue April 30, 2019

Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the 3-Season Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for you! This interactive course consists of 5 instructional sessions to introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England. The instruction topics for each of the 5 evenings are different and include: clothing, footwear, heat management, nutrition, essential gear, backcountry stewardship and more! During the program participants are also given a choice of day hikes, lodge based trips and backpacks that are exclusive to the program to practice their new skills. These trips are an opportunity for participants to get outside with experienced AMC leaders and practice what they have learned in the classroom sessions. Though many of these trips have a particular mountain as an objective, the emphasis is on learning and reinforcement of the classroom discussions. Additional charges apply to some trips. [Unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs, except service dogs, on any program trip.] Advanced registration for the program is required. Reserve your spot now as the class fills quickly. The SHP takes place on 5 nights from 6:30-9:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Tuesdays April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. 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 SHP program, please contact the program organizer, Casey Ajalat. With questions about registration, please contact SHP registrar, Chris McCarron.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register HERE
Leader: Casey Ajalat ajalat@gmail.com 781-333-8723, Chris McCarron (E-mail Chris McCarron)
110894

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (5/2)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu May 2, 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)