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101981

Craftsbury VT Cross Country Ski Weekend

Young Members Date: Fri February 2, 2018 - Sun February 4, 2018

Come join us in rural Craftsbury VT at one of the largest and most scenic cross country ski networks in New England! The registration fee of $220 includes two nights lodging in double occupancy rooms, three meals a day (Fri dinner to Sun lunch), and access to the ski trail system for 3 days. There is also ice skating on the lakes, yoga classes, and an indoor gym, and sauna, all included in the price. Please register through the link.

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: David Loutzenheiser dloutzen@gmail.com 617-259-0275, Shannon MacKenzie (E-mail Shannon MacKenzie)
101378

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH

Family Date: Fri February 2, 2018 - Sun February 4, 2018

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. Ages 8+ $95 and "Youth" Fee (ages 3 - 7) $80 includes all meals from Friday supper through Sunday lunch, 2 nights' lodging in rustic inn with shared bath, lots of smiles and camaraderie!, Children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib. Register with leader Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com,508-561-8097.

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Leader: Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm), Eddy Luttmer (E-mail Eddy Luttmer)
Registrar: Valerie Paul valerie.paul@gmail.com 508-561-8097 (before 9pm)
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)
102787

No Misery at Mt. Misery. Family Walk in Lincoln, MA

Family Date: Sat February 3, 2018

On this family walk, we are likely to see birds and we will explore the beautiful forests near the Sudbury River along with nearby farm fields that are part of this mis-named conservation land. This walk will be suitable for all four years old and older. The walk will cancel for rain or ice on trails. Please bring insect repellent and water. The walk is sponsored by AMC Boston Family Outings, http://amcboston.org/committees/family and AMC Outdoors Rx, http://www.OutdoorsRx.org/. Contact the leader, Chris Stix, for questions at stixc2001@yahoo.com, 781-894-2924.

Activity Category: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Lincoln Conservation Land, Mount Misery
Leader: Christopher Stix stixc2001@yahoo.com 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)
102279

Broadmoor Mass Audubon walk, Natick

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat February 3, 2018

10:00am-Noon. Meet at the Visitors Center. Join us for a walk in this convenient (Natick on Route 16), yet expansive wildlife retreat. Moderate pace, easy trails with some gentle hills and rocks. Bring water and snacks. No children or dogs. Severe weather cancels, if snow on the ground, we will snowshoe. Call Lisa if uncertain. Charge: $5 if not a Mass Audubon member, plus $1 if not an AMC member.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, South Natick
Leader: Lisa Fleischman (E-mail Lisa Fleischman) 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Mary Wisbach 781-771-3680 (before 9pm), Julia Hsia
102501

Mt. Cube - 52 with a View

Forty Plus Date: Sun February 4, 2018

Mt. Cube. Tired of the same old 4000 footers? Try 52 With a View. Mt. Cube is in western New Hampshire on the AT. 52 With a View peaks are picked because they are "prominent" - higher than everything around them and have spectacular views - in this case a stunning view of the Green Mountains in Vermont to the West and North towards Moosilauke and beyond. ~5 miles roundtrip, 2500 ft elevation gain. We will be hiking up the Cross-Rivendell trail on the west side of the mountain (Fallback is the AT on the southside if parking or trail conditions are an issue.) Hike will be at the moderate pace typical of the Forty Plus committee. Full Winter Gear and Experience Required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: 52 with a View
Leader: William Swanton Bill.Swanton@gartner.com, Ellen Stanley
Registrar: Bill Swanton bill.swanton@gartner.com
102106

Ski Committee Show and Go Sunday XC ski series

Skiing Date: Sun February 4, 2018

Meet at the Waterville Valley touring center at 10 am for a few hours of moderate paced, machine cut track kick and glide skiing.

Novice to advanced skiers welcome, we will ski a few hours, return to the lodge for lunch, then ski a few hours in the afternoon. Group will likely break into a faster and more moderate paced group; extremely fast (and skaters) or slower skiers are welcome to self-guide.

These are show and go trips on machine groomed and patrolled Nordic centers, no need to pre-register. Participants should self-pay for the center trail fee. We recommend beginners take a group lesson before attending one of these trips. All trips ski off at 10 am sharp, arrive in time to get your skis waxed and gear together; look for leaders in the ski center/lodge. Trips may go in marginal conditions, but lack of snow and/or rain will likely cancel the trip. Consult leader with questions.

This trip is sponsored by the AMC Boston Ski Committee. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the trip. The waiver that can be viewed at: http://www.outdoors.org/pdf/upload/volreleaseDoubleSided.pdf#search=release

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Carla Tishler carlatishler@gmail.com
102280

Powisett Farm, Dover

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun February 4, 2018

Gentle walk, open fields. Snowshoe/walk, thru meadows, 1:00pm-3:00pm. Meet at Trustees of Reservation Powisett Farm, at grey barn near the entrance. I-95/Rte. 128 Exit 16B to Rte. 109W for 1 mi., then R on Dover Rd. becomes Powisett Road. 2.5 mi. to Powisett Farm on left. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Snow shoes if snow.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Jean Veigas (E-mail Jean Veigas) 781-449-4324
102680

February Ski Committee Meeting

Skiing Date: Wed February 7, 2018

Come ski with us!
If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at.
While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events.
Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Activity Category: Meetings, Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Michael Bratina skiing@amcboston.org
Registrar: Mike Bratina skiing@amcboston.org
101314

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

Skiing Date: Thu February 8, 2018 - Sun February 11, 2018

Discover the remote Maine woods on true ski adventure. We'll be based at West Branch Pond Camps within the AMC's 70,000 acre reserve east of Greenville, Maine. We will BC ski on unbroken trails, winding up the White Cap Mtn ridge and through hills and woods on a trails ranging from wide roads and open ponds to narrow trails and some bushwacking. The terrain will vary from well graded dirt roads to some steeper stuff. Some of the trails will be unbroken and we will cut the tracks, but some will be packed out and some trails near the camp may be tracked. The BC tours will be 10-12 miles and 2000'-2500' feet of rise and wind up mountain ridges and through some thick woods. Expect some climbing and descending but advanced downhill or tele turns are not required. Climbing skins are not required, but if you have them may be an aid and a good thing to bring. Participants should be comfortable climbing and descending on varied terrain and conditions. The best ski will be a metal edged, double camber touring ski with a profile of about 67-57-62 and bring a pair also 10-20 cm wider in each dimension if the snow is deep like it was in 2015. Our cozy cabins in West Branch Pond Camps are rustic, but come with all the basic amenities; they are heated with wood stoves, there are toilets and a shower in the bath house and our hearty meals will be cooked by the camp owner, Eric Stirling and his staff and taken in the kitchen of the dining hall. Our large cabin has a nice sitting room for our socializing after a nice day skiing in the woods. Electric service typically is on from 5 - 9 pm daily. Each night, you'll find ambience, great company and hearty replenishment after a great day in the woods! The trip officially starts on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at noon sharp when we meet at the cafe in Northwoods Outfitters, 5 Lily Bay Rd in Greenville, Maine, 04441. After meeting up and purchasing any last supplies we will drive together the approx 30 miles to WBPC together; the last 20 miles are on a dirt road which is usually pretty well plowed out. We will then have a few hours of "shakedown ski", followed by full days of skiing on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, February 11th, after about a 2/3 day of skiing we will head back to Boston at about 2 pm. Greenville is about 5 hours from Boston. Of course, you can extend the trip by booking directly with WBPC!

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Maine, Inland
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Trip Brochure
Leader: Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com 617-257-2251
Co-Leader: Roger Scholl (E-mail Roger Scholl)
Registrar: Mike Barry mikebarry657@mac.com 617-257-2251
101507

Backcountry Ski Workshop

Skiing Date: Fri February 9, 2018 - Sun February 11, 2018

Come ski the backcountry!

The Backcountry Ski Workshop offers a chance for backcountry skiers of all disciplines and levels to tour in the backcountry and learn new skills. Whether you are a novice who wants to learn the fundamentals, or an expert looking to refine your skills, this weekend will have something to offer you. There will be groups for Nordic backcountry, telemark and alpine touring, offering basic instruction as well as more advanced groups focused on a full day of touring.

The workshop will be based out of Cardigan Lodge with tours and instruction happening in the surrounding area. Meals, lodging, and instruction is included in the workshop cost, participants will need to provide their own equipment; we can help locate rental locations.

Cost for the workshop is $200 members / $250 non-members. Please contact Cheryl Hacker (Registrar) for more information.

Activity Category: Instruction (Skills), Skiing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: FAQs Page
Leader: Michael Bratina mbratina@gmail.com
Registrar: Cheryl Hacker cheryl.hacker@gmail.com
101678

Ski in Snow-filled Stowe

Skiing Date: Fri February 9, 2018 - Sun February 11, 2018

Ski where the snow is! Join us for cross country skiing in Stowe Vt, home to the finest network of groomed cross country trails in New England. Cost of $160 pp includes 2 hot breakfasts & 2 nights lodging (double rooms) at a comfortable inn with hot tub & pool. Single room option for additional fee. There will be guided intermediate level cross country outings; location dependent upon conditions. Downhill skiing on own with other interested participants.

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Karen Brody kbrodybel@gmail.com 617-448-5097 (before 9 pm)
102258

SKI IN SNOW-FILLED STOWE

Intro Date: Fri February 9, 2018 - Sun February 11, 2018

Ski where the snow is! Join us for cross country skiing in Stowe, VT home to the finest network of groomed cross country trails in New England. Cost: $160 pp includes 2 hot breakfasts & 2 nights lodging (double rooms) at a comfortable inn with hot tub & pool. single room option for additional fee. There will be guided intermediate level cross country outings; location dependent upon snow conditions. Downhill skiing is on your own with other interested participants.

Activity Category: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
State: VT
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Karen Brody kbrodybel@gmail.com 617-448-5097 (Before 9:00 pm)
Registrar: Karen Brody kbrodybel@gmail.com 617-448-5097 (Before 9:00 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
102593

Winter Kinsmans

Young Members Date: Sat February 10, 2018

Join AMC Young Members as we head up the Kinsmans! Expect a moderately paced winter hike to North and South Kinsman via the Mt. Kinsman trail (the western approach). Weather permitting, we hope to enjoy some views of Franconia Ridge from the north summit, as well as some vistas along the way. This hike will be approximately 10 miles round trip with 3,900 ft of elevation gain. Please have some winter hiking experience.

Required winter hiking gear includes among other things: Microspikes or Hillsounds (no substitutes allowed), insulated winter boots, crampons, snowshoes, gaiters, and waterproof layers. A decision on what traction to carry with us will be made at the trailhead, dependent on weather conditions. See gear recommendations at hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf and ask a leader/co-leader if you have any questions.

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: Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com
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)
101573

Spring Hill and Nashoba Brook conservation areas, Acton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun February 11, 2018

Relatively easy hike/snowshoe loop of about 5.5mi through contiguous Spring Hill and Nashoba Brook conservation areas, Acton, MA. 9:30am-1:30pm. Spring Hill contains the longest Acton segment of the Bay Circuit Trail that passes through this pleasant, quiet and wooded area. Adjacent Nashoba Brook is a scenic area with abundant stonework, early mill sites, a 'potato cave' and the historic pencil factory site. Meet 9:20am at Spring Hill Rd. cul-de-sac, off Pope Rd, Acton. From the Rte 2 Concord Rotary head NW on MA 119 W/MA 2A W 0.9mi to right on Pope Rd. Continue 1.9mi to left on Spring Hill Rd. Cul-de-sac is 0.3mi. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
102694

Intermediate Cross-Country Skiing at Windblown 2/11

Young Members Date: Sun February 11, 2018

Cross-country skiing at Windblown! Windblown is only 1.5 hours from Boston and has 40 km of trails. We may split the group in half depending on skill level and what people want to do. Some cross-country experience required. We will ski for a few hours in the morning, break for lunch, and ski for a few more hours after lunch. Windblown has a cafe, but please also bring snacks, plenty of water, and extra warm layers for yourself.

Trail Pass cost is $20
Ski Rental cost is $20

Activity Category: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register
Leader: Caitlin Hall (E-mail Caitlin Hall)
Co-Leader: Susan Kraft (E-mail Susan Kraft)