Middle and North Carter

Date: Saturday, July 29

This is a there and back via the well traveled North Imp Trail to the North Carter Trail. Stopping at both North Carter (4530) and Middle Carter (4610) summit. Total distance is 10.4 miles and total elevation gain of 3,335 feet. Starting at the trailhead of the North Imp trail (3.1 miles) we'll ascend for 2.2 miles until reaching the Imp Face Cliff. From there we'll continue on the North Imp Trail until the intersection of the North Carter Trail, 1.2 miles, which we'll follow until reaching the Carter Moriah Trail. We'll hit North Carter first before heading south for 0.9 miles to stop at Middle Carter. At the summits of both we'll enjoy the spectacular views of the entire Wild River Wilderness to our east, Mt Washington and Northern Presidential to our west, and the Carter Wildcat Mountain Range to the south. After stopping at Middle Carter we'll descend via the North Carter Trail and North Imp Trail.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middle and North Carter
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steve Donovan
Co-Leader: Scott Rasmus
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1587

Garfield-Galehead Loop Hike

Date: Saturday, July 29

Join us for a challenging 15.3 mile, 4202-foot elevation gain loop hike to Mt Garfield and Galehead Mountain, enjoying some of the finest views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and high ridges in the White Mountains! This will be a moderately-paced hike with infrequent stops but we will definitely enjoy the views, weather permitting! Recent White Mountains or similar experience with similar distance and elevation necessary for this 9-10 hour hike. Mileage includes a 1.6 mile road walk to return to the Garfield trailhead.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Linda Haines
Co-Leader: Ran Guo
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1594

Mt. Jefferson via Castle Ravine

Date: Saturday, July 29

Join us for a hike that includes it all. We will be hiking up to Mt Jefferson (5,712 feet) on the less traveled Castle ravine trail. The round trip will be 10.2 miles and a total elevation gain of 4,240 feet. We will be hiking next to gushing rivers and also be cross them at times too (Depending on water levels, this can prove challenging and refreshing!). Closer to the top we will be faced with steep sections that will required some rock scrambling (isn't for the fain of heart). The route is on the Terrifying 25 list so we will be hitting 2 for one on this hike. At the top we will be rewarded with panoramic views across the northern section of the presidential range and beyond. Full details will be provided on sign up. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/1630.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: John Etzel
Co-Leader: Harry Hayashi 617-583-0543
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1630

Webster Jackson Loop

Date: Sunday, July 30

Join the leaders for a loop hike over Mts. Webster and Jackson in the Crawford Notch area of NH. On this hike we will summit Mt. Webster (3910') and Jackson (4052'), expect great views of Crawford Notch as well as varied terrain. Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1589.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Anne Drolet
Co-Leader: Michael Oliverio
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1589

Tripyramids Day Hike via the Slides

Date: Saturday, August 5

Tripyramids Day Hike via the Slides Join us for a hike over the 3 summits of the Tripyramids. We will be taking the Mount Tripyramid Trail which is a loop trail via the north and south slide. We will be ascending the north slide which has very steep rock slabs and descending the south slide which is steep loose gravel. You need to have a good head for heights and experience on steep rock slabs to be comfortable doing this hike. The trip has a limit of 10 people as this is in the Sandwich Range Wilderness so only sign up if you intend to go as this will be a popular trip. The hike is 11 miles with 3000 feet of elevation gain. 7-8 hour hike


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Waterville, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso
Co-Leader: Geri Matteson
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1567

Mt Chocorua

Date: Saturday, August 5

Mt. Chocorua Hike


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Piper Trailhead Mt. Chocorua
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Shannon Supplee
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1581

Northern Vermont backpacking: Long Trail + Jay and Big Jay.

Date: Saturday, August 5 - Sunday, August 6

Backpack the northern end of Vermont's Long Trail and visit the summits of Jay and Big Jay, two of New England's 100 highest. Mileage is roughly 10 miles each day with 1500 - 2000 feet of elevation gain. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/1626.


Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Long Trail, northern section
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: David Vogel
Co-Leader: Harry Hayashi
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1626

Mount Moriah

Date: Saturday, August 12

Come join us for a pleasant loop hike to the summit of Mt. Moriah (4,049) via the Carter-Moriah trail and descending via Stony Brook Trail. At the summit we'll enjoy excellent views of Mt Washington to the west and Maine to the north. The 4.5 mile Carter Moriah trail (3,326 feet of elevation gain) to the summit is best describe as starting out with a pleasant one mile walk on an old logging road that gradually becomes strenuously steep and the last two miles is a traditional NH trail: rocky. Just before the summit there is a manageable 15-20 foot rock wall climb with plenty of holds and footsteps. After celebrating the success of the summit we'll head south on 1.4 miles of the Appalachian Trail to the junction with Stony Brook trail. This is a well traveled and established route. There will be multiple opportunities to enjoy views from four different outlooks. We'll make a right turn at the junction of Carter-Moriah trail and follow the Stony Brook Trail (3.6 Miles) to our car spot. The first mile of this trail is a steep decent, afterwards becomes gradual terrain with a handful of water crossing. A couple of which have foot bridges and some will need to be navigated. Eventually the trail widens out to the remnants of an old logging road. The hike will require a car spot. We'll plan out the logistics of the car spot prior to August 12th.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Richard Whitney
Co-Leader: Scott Rasmus
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1572

Car Camping weekend in Vermont with hikes on 3 of NEHH

Date: Friday, August 18 - Sunday, August 20

Working on New England's 100 Highest? - then join us for a weekend car camping expedition to beautiful southern Vermont with the intention of bagging 3 peaks on the list - Dorset (3,835'), Equinox (3,850') and Stratton (3,940'). Reservations have been made at The Battenkill campground close to the historic town of Manchester in Vermont. In addition to flush toilets and hot showers, the campground has a small shop that offers coffee and pastries for breakfast. The plan is to assemble at The Battenkill on the Friday evening and then hike Dorset on the Saturday morning (6.7 miles, 2,200' elevation gain) and Equinox (6.3 miles, 2,840' elevation gain) in the afternoon followed by a group dinner at a pub in historic Manchester that evening. On Sunday, we'll hike Stratton (7.6 miles, 1,700' elevation gain). In addition to food, cost for the weekend will be $25-$35 per person, to cover campground fees, depending on the number of participants. Please be in good physical c


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Elizabeth White , Keith Watling , Peter Monnes
Trip Difficulty: A3C
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1571

Mt. Passaconway and Whiteface

Date: Saturday, August 19

Join us for a joint HB/YM loop hike of Mt. Passaconaway and Mt. Whiteface. This loop at 11 miles long is a strenuous hike; expect 4200ft of elevation gain. We plan to hike at a moderate to fast pace. Explore two 4000ft summits with great view while enjoying the company your fellow lively and determined outdoor enthusiasts.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Passaconaway
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Brian Spencer
Co-Leader: Mikhail Nitko
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Audience: 20s & 30s
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1584

Madison HUT stay tagging mt Madison and possibly Mt Adams

Date: Saturday, August 19 - Sunday, August 20

We will hike the Valley way trail.3.8 miles to Madison hut there we will drop most of our gear and pick our bunks. we will then decide if we hike to mt Adams ( star lake trail)an additional 2 miles round trip or just mt Madison (osgood trail) 1 mile additional. the croo serves a fantastic dinner at 6pm sharp so we can not be late for that.Sunday morning we will eat a good breakfast again prepared by the croo and hike Madison if we did not do it the day before.and then we will head back to the cars. plenty of laughter on the trip and maybe we can see a moose if we start early enough. Register at REGI link .http://regi.amcboston.org/1627.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Madison Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Co-Leader: Rose Limanni
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1627

Howker Ridge to Mt Madison

Date: Saturday, September 2

Do you like to take the route less travelled? The Howker Ridge Trail is a lesser known, but very scenic way to ascend Mt Madison in the Northern Presidentials. This trail offers great views of Mts Washington, Adams, Jefferson and the Great Gulf Wilderness as majority of the ridge is above treeline. This hike will require scrambling along the four humps called the "Howks". After the 4 mile hike to the summit, we will descend to the Madison Springs Hut in time for lunch before heading back (via the Watson Path, Kelton and Brookside trails) to Rt 2. The total distance is 9.5 miles and elevation gain is 4050 ft. Estimated time for this trip is 7 hours. We expect the type of hiker to join us will not mind above treeline scrambling and be in decent hiking shape.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Northern Presidential Range
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: John Lee
Trip Difficulty: A2A
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1569

Couch to 4K Hiking Program

Date: Wednesday, September 6 - Monday, October 9

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 five levels of difficulty, starting with local walks with little elevation gain and culminating in treks up the 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 "Hiking Boot Camps," where leaders will introduce hikers to exercises to build strength and prevent injury. Sign up for as many (or as few) hikes as you would like, building from Level 1 hikes all the way to Level 5, 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 shorter side, under 5 miles, and include some elevation gain and, in some cases, some rock scrambling or ledges. At this level and above all participants are expected to have appropriate footwear, clothing, water, and other essential gear. Level 3 hikes are on the longer side, over 5 miles, and include some elevation gain with rock scrambling and ledges. Level 4 hikes are 4Ks! These hikes include some of the shorter 4Ks with lower elevation gain. Expect rock scrambling, ledges, and stream crossings. Level 5 hikes are tougher 4Ks, with more distance and elevation gain that a level 4 hike. 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. If you don't have a car and are worried about how you'll be able to reach the mountains, we have some options for you! Once you're approved for a trip you'll have access to the roster, where you'll be able to find contact information for other people who are driving from your area.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Rachael White , Stephen Conlin
Co-Leader: Sean Deshaies
Trip Difficulty: C4D-B3A
Audience: 20s & 30s
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1590

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, September 16 - Sunday, September 17

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club in Concord Ma 235 Forest Ridge Rd concord Ma http://www.thoreau.com/ directions go on to the Thoreau club web page and hit the button for directions, detailed from your front door.


Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: Concord ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1628

Hike Mt. Mist to Webster Slide Mountain, NH

Date: Saturday, September 23

Hiking the Wachipauke Pond Trail (a section of the AT), we will summit Mt. Mist and then proceed to Webster Slide Mountain, a wooded summit with impressive views. This section of the AT is located southwest of Mt. Moosilaukee just beyond Glencliff, NH. This is a point to point hike with a carspot. We will meet at the trailhead at Rte 25C where we will leave cars. We will then drive to the start of the hike at the trailhead on Rte 25. Mileage for end-to-end is approximately 7 miles. Elevation gain is 1200 feet.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Plymouth, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso
Co-Leader: Deborah Garlick
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1592

Mount Greylock Overnight Backpack

Date: Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 1

Join us to the top of Mt Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts! This hike packs in numerous scenic spots and views. This overnight backpacking trip loops around the varied landscape surrounding Mount Greylock and up to its spectacular summit. The first day's 7.4 mile hike offers several optional side trails to beautiful places; Money Brook Falls cascade, Robinson's Point, and Cataract Falls. The group will stay overnight at the Bellows Pipe Shelter. The second days hike of 5.8 miles takes us up and over the well-developed summit of Mt Greylock where a war memorial provides a 360 degree view. We will visit Bascom Lodge and spend some leisurely time in the summit area. This is a very enjoyable and scenic hike and we will take our time to stop at various spots along the way to take it all in!


Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Mount Greylock State Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Celeste Cabot
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1586

A/T Rangeley Section Backpack in Maine (Advanced)

Date: Friday, October 13 - Monday, October 16

Section hiking the Appalachian Trail? Peak-bagging the New England 4,000-footers or hundred highest? Then this is the adventure for you. We will backpack on the A/T from Rte. 4 to Rte. 16/27 in Maine. The trip will be about 35 miles over the course of four days, with three nights spent on the trail. If all goes according to plan, we will hit six Maine 4,000-footers including the elusive Mt. Redington via the bushwhack/herd path. This is a slow-paced hike because we will be carrying full packs and because the A/T terrain in Maine is rough and steep, but we will still hike between 6 and 11 miles each day, so they will be long days with early starts. This trip is for advanced backpackers only - no beginners. The first day's hike is 8 miles and we will have to spot cars at both trailheads before hiking, so Friday will be a full day. If you are unable to take Friday off from work then this trip won't be possible for you. We will find a place nearby where we can stay on Thursday night to facilitate an earlier start on Friday. $30 lodging for Thursday night but staying there is optional. We may also need to pay for a shuttle service if we don't have enough cars to do a car spot. For this trip you will need to bring the usual day hike gear (http://hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Spring_Dayhike_gear_list.pdf) as well as gear for a 3-night backpacking trip (http://hbbostonamc.org/docs/Gear_lists/Spring_Backpack_gear_list.pdf). You will be responsible for your own meals (breakfast Friday, four lunches and three dinners on the trail, trail snacks). We will share tents, stoves, and water filters to save on weight. Please indicate if you have any of these items.


Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Rte. 4 A/T Crossing (Madrid, ME)
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Bryan Jones , Kellie A Connelly
Co-Leader: Darren MacCaughey , Celeste Cabot
Trip Difficulty: AA3A
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1576

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, November 4 - Sunday, November 5

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club in Concord Ma 235 Forest Ridge Rd concord Ma http://www.thoreau.com/ directions go on to the Thoreau club web page and hit the button for directions, detailed from your front door.


Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: Concord ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: D4D
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1629