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102093

Mount Cabot, Bulge, and Horn loop hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 27, 2018

Join us in the northern White Mountains for loop around Mount Cabot, Bulge, and the Horn. This 11.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail, located near Berlin, New Hampshire, covers some steep terrain. The trip may involve significant trail breaking and is likely to be a fun challenge and a long day in winter conditions. We will be climbing more than 3,100 feet, but will mostly be in the trees. You must be in good shape, own appropriate winter gear, and have winter hiking experience to participate in this hike. We plan to hike at an moderate but steady pace (1.5-2.0MPH). Note the northern location of this loop and plan your travel accordingly. Traveling some or all of the way on Friday evening may be preferable for some participants.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register HERE
Leader: Eliza Grinnell eliza.grinnell@gmail.com, Pam Wilmot (E-mail Pam Wilmot)
102721

Maine Peakbagging Weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 27, 2018 - Sun January 28, 2018

Two challenging winter hikes are on the agenda for this weekend visit to the Rangeley/Stratton area, with as many as 5 4K peaks and 1 Hundred Highest peak in the crosshairs:

(1) We will summit South Crocker Mt. (4050') and Mt. Redington (4010'), hiking 11 miles (includes approximately 2 miles of road walking, and 5 miles of mild bushwhacking) and gaining 3400' of elevation. Depending on time, conditions and group stamina, we may also opt to hike an additional two miles with another 1000' of elevation gain to include (North) Crocker Mt. (4228').

(2 - Sunday) We will hike 11 miles and gain 2600' of elevation to summit South Horn (3805') on Bigelow Mt. Optionally depending on time, conditions and stamina, we may also choose to summit North Horn (3792') and/or West Peak (4145'), and/or Avery Peak (4088') via an additional 4.2 miles and 1600' of elevation gain for the full monte.

These hikes are a good fit for strong hikers with significant winter experience. You can choose to join us for one or both days. Depending on the weather forecast closer in, Bigelow Mt.'s exposure may cause us to flip the Saturday and Sunday hikes.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Maine, Western
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to register
Leader: Alex Nedzel alex@nedzel.com 781-862-7823 (before 9pm), Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling)
97102

Test Event

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu February 1, 2018

Test event

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Casey Ajalat ajalat@gmail.com 781-333-8723
101627

Lincoln & Lafayette in Winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 3, 2018

The classic loop over two four-thousand-footers, with nearly two miles above treeline in a 9 mile day with 4000 feet of climbing. There may be views. There will likely be wind. There will definitely be a great day of challenge and reward. This is a goal-oriented trip. Above treeline experience required. Expect an early start and steady pace with few breaks. If the weather is not suitable for going above treeline hiking, the leaders will select an appropriate alternative hike in the area. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1728.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Robert Zoletti (E-mail Robert Zoletti), Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof)
Co-Leader: Yvette A.M. Marts (E-mail Yvette A.M. Marts)
101906

Winter Waumbek Hike, overnight stay in Gorham and Hot tub

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 3, 2018 - Sun February 4, 2018

7.2 miles, 2917 feet elevation gain/loss B3B
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 will also 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 a plus, good fitness level, and full winter gear required.
Because it is the 2nd Northern-most 4,000 footer mountain in NH, , participants have an option to stay at a local hotel after the hike. The leaders have blocked a set of rooms at a local hotel (with hot tub!) which will be held until the end of December at a weekend rate of $130 per night per room. Tax included so you can split the room with friends 65.00 per person or cheaper with the more people per room

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
102005

Snowy Backpacking Adventure on Franconia Ridge

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 10, 2018 - Sun February 11, 2018

Join us for a snowy backpacking adventure on Franconia Ridge! Nestled in the trees on Mt Liberty, we'll enjoy the sunset, and then be greeted by the warm rays of the sun at dawn! (Weather permitting!) We'll park at the Whitehouse trailhead, and then make our way to Mt Liberty. Not much of a view as we grind our way up to the ridge, covering 3.6 miles and gaining a hard-won 3000 feet of altitude. But, we will be rewarded with the wonderful experience of being above treeline on Mt Liberty (4,459 ft), and possibly also Mt Flume (4,328 feet, adding a 3 mile round-trip, 600 feet of gain).

Prerequisites: At least one prior winter backcountry overnight camping trip (low elevation OK). Prior winter ascent of a 4000 footer. Please refer to the link for suggested gear. Sharing gear (tents, stoves) will be facilitated. Let us know if you are missing anything and we'll try to match you up with extra gear. Winter Hiking Program participants that meet the prerequisites are welcome!

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Stephen Conlin (E-mail Stephen Conlin)
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis (E-mail Ed Batutis)
102007

Hike Mt Clinton and Eisenhower

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 10, 2018

Join us for a day hike to Mt Clinton and Eisenhower in the Presidential Range in NH. This is an above tree line winter hike. Previous above tree line winter experience required. We will be hiking the Crawford Path and the Mt Eisenhower Loop Trail roundtrip to summit both peaks.
Total Distance 10.8 miles 3100 feet of elevation gain

The traihead is on Mt Clinton Road where there is a parking area, across from the Highland Center.

This hike depends on good weather, if there is bad weather then an alternative less exposed hike will done.

Gear List: Full winter gear

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: June Mackenzie junebug147@gmail.com 781-932-1071 (Before 8pm)
Co-Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
101918

Mt Roberts in Winter, 52 WAV Series

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun February 11, 2018

A moderate winter hike up Mount Roberts (2582') located in the Ossippee Range and on the 52 With a View list. This is a 5.2 mile out and back hike with a 1500' elevation gain. The moderately graded trail has some steep ascents that will take us across open ledges providing incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee. The summit will have a view north towards the White Mountains. Hikers should have recent NH hiking experience with AMC and be prepared for cold weather by having full winter gear. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1747.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Robert Freed (E-mail Robert Freed)
Co-Leader: Rosa Zhang (E-mail Rosa Zhang)
101883

Carters Winter Weekend

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri February 16, 2018 - Sun February 18, 2018

Join us for a weekend of fun in the snow and on the 4,000-footers! We'll spend the weekend at a hostel in NH, allowing us to hit the trails early in the morning and enjoy the evening with the group. This is a winter weekend for experienced winter hikers who have 4000-footer experience in the winter, and who are comfortable with longer day hikes in the winter. Full winter gear, including crampons and snowshoes, will be required.

Our peak goals for the weekend will be all three of the 4,000-footer Carters: Carter Dome (4832'), South Carter (4430'), and Middle Carter (4600'). Weather and trail conditions will determine whether we summit those peaks in one day hike, two day hikes, or not at all. There are several smaller and more sheltered hikes in the area should we need to change our plans. Maximum distance for the single-day summit of all three peaks would be 13.5 miles and 4800' of elevation gain; if we divide the peaks into two day hikes we would be covering 10-11 miles and 4000' of elevation gain per day.
Trip Rating=AA3A

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: Rachael White (E-mail Rachael White)
101891

Mt Carrigan in February

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 17, 2018

Mt Carrigan in February via Signal Ridge Trail. A great, long hike in winter to the top of Carrigan(4700') and the great views from the firetower at the peak. This hike is 14 miles which includes a 2 mile road walk (one way) from Hwy 302. Elevation gain is +3484 ft. We plan to hike this at 2+ mph pace and is best for experienced winter hikers who know their gear and how to layer and thermo-regulate to minimize stops. Standard winter hiking gear (crampons, snowshoes, microspikes, face mask, goggles) is expected and final decisions will be made at the parking lot. Headlamps and extra batteries are a must.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Leah Salloway (E-mail Leah Salloway)
Co-Leader: John Lee, Celeste Cabot
101980

Hike Mt Whiteface and East Sleeper

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 17, 2018

Winter hike to Mt Whiteface and East Sleeper. We will take the Blueberry Ledge Trail to the summit to Mt Whiteface and continue on to East Sleeper via the Kate Sleeper Trail.
Total Distance 11 miles with 3100 feet of elevation gain

Full winter above treeline gear including crampons and ice-ax 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
Co-Leader: Barbara Amoroso barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com 781-321-1620
101976

Hancocks in the Winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 17, 2018

Stretch your winter legs and join us for a below treeline winter hike to the peaks of North and South Hancock. Starting from the Hancock Overlook off the Kancamagus Highway, this round-trip hike is 9.8 miles with roughly 2,900' of elevation gain. We will reach the summits via the Hancock Notch, Cedar Brook and Hancock Loop trails. There are several stream crossings and a 0.5 mile steep section just prior to summiting and a similar 0.5 mile steep section on the way down. We will maintain a moderate pace and, weather permitting, will have views of Mt Garfield, the Osceolas and the Sandwich Range. Full Winter gear is required, with the potential for snowshoes, microspikes and crampons depending on conditions.

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), Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Carlee Schmidt
102004

Cannon Mountain in Winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun February 18, 2018

Join us for this beautiful day 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 on which to try your skills, with some great views along the way, including the vista from the top of Cannon's famous cliff face, home of the former Old Man.

This is a good beginner trip and we will have a late start.

This hike can be combined with Leader's Sat and Mon trips. Contact L 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, Karen Hoagland karenjacobs1@verizon.net
Co-Leader: Chao Xie chaoranxie@gmail.com 617-237-0880
102526

North and South Twin

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Mon February 19, 2018

Located in Grafton county, North and South Twin are spectacular peaks and a
great winter hike. We will approach South Twin, the larger of the two peaks
at 4,902 Ft via the Gale River trail, crossing back over the summit on the
descent. It will be a full day covering roughly 16 miles with approximately
3,282 of elevation gain. Registrants should be experienced winter hikers
with recent winter hikes of at least 10+ miles and 3,500 ft of elevation
gain. Full winter gear and footwear including crampons and snowshoes are
required. We will decide on gear for the day at the trailhead. Can be combined with Ls Sat and Sun hike. Contact L Joe about accommodations ($9/person/night). Please
contact leaders with any questions regarding this hike.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com 978-448-9837, Karen Hoagland (E-mail Karen Hoagland)
101533

Pemi Range Snowshoe

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 24, 2018

This trip goes off the beaten track! Snowshoe through a beautiful winter landscape breaking our own trail and possibly visiting two peaks in the Pemigewasset Range on the way.

We'll drop transportation at the Hancock Notch trailhead off the Kancamagus Highway, and then begin on the Sawyer River Trail. We will break trail 8 miles over rolling terrain (with stream crossings) to the Hancock Notch Trail, and return to our cars. On the way, we may attempt a visit to a talus field south of the trail, and perhaps summit two of Mt. Huntington's peaks (3770'), both on the NH "hundred highest" list, and off-trail! Minimum total distance: 10 miles over mostly rolling, occasionally steep, terrain. Possible addition of several more miles and 1200 feet of gain. An alternate route may be substituted depending on weather or trail conditions. This trip will require excellent physical endurance. WHP participants with winter day-hiking gear and prior snowshoeing experience are welcome.

Gear: Below tree-line winter day-hiking gear. See:

http://hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf

Gear notes:

Bring insulated winter hiking boots that you have tested with your snowshoes. Prefer high-float snowshoes or ones with add-on tails for deep snow. If using poles, remember your snow baskets!

Bring ski googles or other eye protection in case we go off-trail. A tree branch in the eye is no fun.

Activity Category: Snowshoeing
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: Ed Batutis (E-mail Ed Batutis)
101586

Monroe and Eisenhower in Winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 24, 2018

Come along for a winter ascent of two southern Presidentials, Monroe (5,372 ft) and Eisenhower (4,760 ft), and an 11.8 mile, 3,554 foot elevation gain day (final route will be determined by weather and trail conditions). Joined by a spectacular (in good weather) but exposed above-treeline ridgeline, these peaks are suited to experienced winter hikers. Participants should have previous above-treeline experience, and come prepared with full above-treeline gear, including rigid double plastic or hybrid mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axe. If it's not an above-treeline-on-the-Presis day, we will reroute this trip to alternate peaks.

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 (E-mail Kellie A Connelly), Keith Watling (E-mail Keith Watling)
Co-Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (E-mail Jessica Halvorsen)
102511

Mts. Jackson and Pierce

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun February 25, 2018

Join us for an above-treeline hike to two 4000-footers in winter. We'll head north from Jackson to Pierce to enjoy views of the southern Presidentials and Mount Washington. We will hike about eight miles, gaining 2900 feet of elevation. This trip requires previous experience hiking 4000-footers in winter. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1764

Full above-treeline gear including full face protection and appropriate winter boots and crampons, snowshoes, and microspikes (we'll decide at the trailhead what traction to carry). See recommendations at hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf and ask a leader/co-leader if you have any questions. Participants may be asked at the trailhead to carry some group gear.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Please register at URL provided in trip description.
Leader: Philip Werner (E-mail Philip Werner)
Co-Leader: Eliot Levine (E-mail Eliot Levine)
102621

Wednesday Winter Walk

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed February 28, 2018

Hike to 4000 ft or Hundred Highest peak depending on weather forecast and interest. Leader has the following peaks on his to do list: Adams, all Bonds, Carrigain, Galehead, Isolation, Madison, Monroe, Osceolas, Owls Head, Tripyramids, Twins and Washington. Also HH peaks The Bulge, The Horn, Nancy, Scar Ridge, Sleeper East Peak, Vose Spur, Weeks N & S Peak and Peak above Nubble. I plan to send out an email Sunday before the trip with the planned peak based on participant answers to registration questions and the weather forecast. Depending on the peak we will meet at the trailhead between 6 and 8 am. Meeting time and location will be included in the Sunday night email.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to register
Leader: Bob Knudsen hiking@knudsen3.com 781-424-1638 (7-10 pm)
101587

Hike Mount Carrigain (NH4k)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat March 3, 2018

Take in 360-degree winter fire tower views (weather permitting) and make good use of longer late-winter days on beautiful Mount Carrigain. This 14.2-mile, 3712-ft elevation gain hike will combine a roadwalk, travel over flat bottomlands, and a steady climb to a scenic ridgeline and firetower. Participants should have above-treeline gear including face mask, goggles, and crampons, as well as recent winter 4k experience at similar distance and elevation gain.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Robert Zoletti (E-mail Robert Zoletti)
Co-Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (E-mail Jessica Halvorsen)
102714

Wednesday Winter Wramble

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Wed March 7, 2018

Hike to 4000 ft or Hundred Highest peak depending on weather forecast and interest. Leader has the following peaks on his to do list: Adams, all Bonds, Carrigain, Galehead, Isolation, Madison, Monroe, Osceolas, Owls Head, Tripyramids, Twins and Washington. Also HH peaks The Bulge, The Horn, Nancy, Scar Ridge, Sleeper East Peak, Vose Spur, Weeks N & S Peak and Peak above Nubble. I plan to send out an email Sunday before the trip with the planned peak based on participant answers to registration questions and the weather forecast. Depending on the peak we will meet at the trailhead between 6 and 8 am. Meeting time and location will be included in the Sunday night email. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1783.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to register
Leader: Bob Knudsen hiking@knudsen3.com 781-424-1638 (7-9pm)