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101231

Invitation to Join Young Member's Google Group

Young Members Date: Tue July 17, 2018 - Thu August 23, 2018

Join the Young Members Google Group: Spontaneous Outings and Socials (SOS). SOS includes local hikes, walks, nature trips, socials, talks, workshops, etc., within the Boston area. The goal is to bring like-minded people together and encourage exploration, enjoyment, and appreciation of local open spaces and environmental issues. Trips and socials will be emailed 3-5 days in advance and will include meeting location, required equipment, skill level, and duration. See To join this Google Group: https://groups.google.com/group/amc-sos or click on the 'register here' button.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Michele Grzenda mgrzenda@aol.com
101230

AMC Boston Young Members Steering Committee Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity

Young Members Date: Sat August 11, 2018 - Mon September 17, 2018

The AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee is dedicated to encouraging people in their 20s and 30s to get involved in the AMC and enjoy the outdoors. We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers interested in becoming involved with the Committee. If you have attended a few YM events and are interested in exploring opportunities to contribute to the steering committee, please contact us at amcbostonym@gmail.com.

Descriptions of typical YM Steering Committee and Volunteer positions can be found at this link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C5xOPOgqNHso3FKksWv9SbfA5SPa5FVN7HYO...

Activity Category: Conservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: YM Volunteer Position Descriptions
Leader: Sean Deshaies amcbostonym@gmail.com
107387

Thurs PM Ride-Lincoln

Bicycling Date: Thu August 16, 2018

Helmet and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat and complete the ride in about 1.5 hrs. Leader will go at a moderate (approx 13 mph pace), faster riders are welcome to go ahead. Sustained, heavy rain across metro Boston cancels.
Meet at 5:45 for a 6 PM start at Lincoln Schools lot by the tennis courts on the left off Ball field Rd off Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773; this is just west of the 5-way intersection with Lincoln, Weston, Trapelo, Sandy Pond and Bedford Roads, by the Lincoln Library, a few miles west of Rt 128.

This is an AMC Boston Chapter Show and Go Ride, no registration required. Helmets are required and participants will be asked to sign an AMC waiver which can be viewed at: http://www.outdoors.org/pdf/upload/volrelease.pdf.
See Meet Up site for more info, especially regarding coordination comments.

Today we will be biking the "new" 22.4 mile loop:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14789500

Activity Category: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: RideWithGps Route
Leader: Mike McIlrath mbm@alum.mit.edu 781-883-7584, Gail Ferreira (E-mail Gail Ferreira)
107615

Fast-paced, Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells (8/16)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu August 16, 2018

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, 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)
104549

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend

Intro Date: Fri August 17, 2018 - Sun August 19, 2018

We will offer easy hikes, under five miles, on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night, we will go to Jean's Playhouse to see the musical "Seussical the Musical". Staying at a Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH. $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, Sat. dinner and theater ticket. Register with Ls. Kathy Didier, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com 603-726-3553 and Marilyn Pomerantz, mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com 603-254-5826

Activity Category: Hiking, Music, Social Events
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Mountain Fare Inn
Leader: Kathy Didier kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com 603-726-3553 (before 9:00 p.m.), Marilyn Pomerantz mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com 603-254-5826 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Kathy Didier kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
105422

Intermediate Bike/Luxury Camping/Yoga Trip on Martha's Vineyard

Bicycling Date: Fri August 17, 2018 - Sun August 19, 2018

TRIP IS FULL Contact leader to be put on wait list.

Bike scenic island roads, enjoy beautiful beaches, watch amazing sunsets, practice yoga, and stay at luxurious campground with full service kitchen, modern bathrooms, indoor/outdoor showers, and large multi-purpose room. Must be comfortable riding 12-20 miles per day with hills. $170 includes two nights tent site fee, two breakfasts, Saturday boiled lobster seafood feast, and great company! Parking on mainland and ferry extra (no cars).l But sag wagon will take tents, sleeping bags, and pads; just need to bring your clothing. Come join us for "island time." BONUS: Option to extend until August 23 at just $40 per night, breakfasts included.

Activity Category: Bicycling - Road
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Jon Grand jhgrand@verizon.net 617-566-1849, Jacqui Sweeney jfysoutdoors@gmail.com 781-209-1100 (7:00-9:30 p.m.), Paul Nelson (E-mail Paul Nelson) 781-209-1100 (7:00-9:30 p.m.)
107195

YM Acadia National Park Hiking and Camping

Young Members Date: Fri August 17, 2018 - Sun August 19, 2018

Come join our second annual Young Members summer weekend in Acadia National Park! We'll be hiking a variety of trails, some very challenging and rewarding. The hikes we're planning are short but do include some technical portions like ladders, steep ledges, etc., and may be challenging for those with a fear of heights. Join us to watch the sunrise from atop Cadillac Mountain and enjoy the beautiful ocean views! There may be some beach time and/or a brewery tour, too. Limited to 12 participants.

Gear: Day hiking gear, mess kit (plate, cup, bowl, utensils), hiking snacks, tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, headlamp.

Activity Category: Camping, Hiking
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here.
Leader: Leah Salloway (E-mail Leah Salloway), Shannon MacKenzie (E-mail Shannon MacKenzie)
Co-Leader: Zoe Karp zoe.karp@gmail.com
105479

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Bicycling Date: Fri August 17, 2018

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle.
Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10.
In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM
Check here for updates

Activity Category: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
External Link: RideWithGPS Route
Leader: Jack Donohue jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu
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: Full
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
106995

Tripyramids and Scar Ridge

Young Members Date: Sat August 18, 2018

Join fellow young member as we explore the scenic Tripyramid peaks. Two of these three challenging peaks are on the NH 48, 4000 footer list. This great loop hike will will extend 12 miles, with 3300 feet elevation gain. Expect group pace to be moderate to fast.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Brian H Spencer (E-mail Brian H Spencer)
Co-Leader: Kelleigh Welch (E-mail Kelleigh Welch)
107312

Mt. Cabot

Forty Plus Date: Sat August 18, 2018

. Mt. Cabot ( 41704 ft). Bunnell Notch trail. 11.5 mi. Pilot Range. Berlin, NH. 8:30-9:00 am start time. Must have 4k experience. Must be willing to carry group gear. THE FISHERY/TRAIL IS TRICKY TO FIND GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TRAVEL TIME. JUST PUT IN GPS. IT WILL GET YOU THERE! Drive time from Boston 3.5 hrs. I am staying over night at Conway Hostel on Friday night.
Anyone is welcome to join me. I'm heading north after 1 pm.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Nelson Caraballo Nelsonhikes@gmail.com 617-548-8579
Registrar: Nelson Caraballo Nelsonhikes@gmail.com 617-548-8579
106330

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat August 18, 2018

4 mi. beat-the-heat hike, 7:00am-9:00am. Bring snack/water. I-93/Rte 128 exit 2A to Rte.138S for 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course pkg. lot on L. Storm cancels. No dogs; non-AMC $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias) 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)
106614

Intro to Kayak Camping Clinic

Paddling Date: Sat August 18, 2018 - Sun August 19, 2018

Join us for a weekend camp adventure on Beal island in Maine. This trip is tailored for those that have not (or have) island camped out of a kayak. We will discuss needed gear and packing a boat as well as route planning, weather, meals, VHF basics, and other necessary topics for multi-day paddling in ocean environment. You will need paddling experience including wet exits and rescues as well as some camping experience with backpack or car (RV does not count). The distance we paddle are modest (Level 2: 8-12 miles) in mostly protected waters, but will practice paddling in currents as well as rescues with loaded boats. Rental boats are available.
Prior to this trip, there will be a Wed night social on July 25th in Newton to review camping gear and packing demonstration.

Activity Category: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
State: ME
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website
Leader: Jeff Barrell jbarrell2@gmail.com, Dana Gray (E-mail Dana Gray)
107795

Wompatuck State Park, Hingham

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat August 18, 2018

Re-scheduled from August 11 - 9.5 mile hike w/lunch at scenic pond, 9:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Rte. 3 Exit 14 to Rte. 228N toward Hingham, 4 mi. to Wompatuck sign, then R on Free St. 1.3 mi. to visitor center pkg. lot. Email if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mike Tuohey breadcrumbs60@gmail.com
107000

Bolton Connection Trail Family Ice Cream Walk, Lancaster, MA

Family Date: Sat August 18, 2018

Join Family Outings and Lancaster Land Trust Volunteer, Bob Lidstone, for a guided walk on the Bolton Connection Trail. We will walk approximately 2 miles on mostly flat land. The walk begins at Eastwood Cemetery (Old Common Road), then through some state land to Rte. 110. From there we pick-up the Bolton Flats Trail and continue to Rte. 117, and cross over Rte. 117 back to Bolton Orchards for ice cream compliments of Bolton Orchards followed by optional swim at Lancaster Town Beach compliments of Lancaster Recreation. Bring water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray, and swim suit if you wish to swim. To Register click on the Register Now button or copy and paste this URL https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2100 into your browser. Questions contact Chandra Velpula, 978-996-4708, cvelpula@yahoo.com.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Chandra Velpula cvelpula@yahoo.com 978-996-4708
107499

Walden Pond, Concord

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sat August 18, 2018

[The Leader of this hike/walk is Brian Connolly. The listing will be updated soon to reflect this.] Easy pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove inhabited by Henry Thoreau, during the mid-1800's. We will walk upon the woodland footpaths, where the transcendentalist contemplated life, on his early morning wanderings. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left.

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Robert Winters Robert@rwinters.com
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: Wait Listed
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: Wait Listed
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)
106785

Couch-to-4k (June - August)

Young Members Date: Sun August 19, 2018

Couch to 4k is a series of hikes intended to introduce participants to the basic skills and knowledge required for safe and fun outdoor experiences. Hikes are organized into three levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up four-thousand-footers of New Hampshire.

Couch to 4k trip leaders will highlight important skills for safe hiking such navigation, hydration, nutrition, and proper attire. Most Couch to 4k events are on the weekends, but look out for weekday night local hikes as well.

Sign up for as many (or as few) hikes as you would like, building from Level 1 hikes all the way to Level 3, or as far along as you would like to go.

Be sure to review trip descriptions to see which hikes are right for you. Here's a rough guide to how the Couch to 4K hikes are leveled:

Level 1 hikes include little to no elevation gain, and move at a moderate pace. These hikes are great opportunities to get to know your leaders and fellow participants and to review some basic skills for hiking.

Level 2 hikes are on the longer side, around 5 miles, and include some elevation gain with rock scrambling and ledges. At this level and above all participants are expected to have appropriate footwear, clothing, water, and other essential gear.

Level 3 hikes are 4ks! These hikes include some of the shorter 4ks with lower elevation gain. Expect rock scrambling, ledges, and stream crossings.

The intended audience of the Couch to 4k program is young members (YM - hikers in their 20s and 30s), but all are welcome.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Sean Deshaies thatbostonamcguy@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Chao Xie chaoranxie@gmail.com