Tripyramid Loop - a Classic NH Challenge

Date: Saturday, August 26

Join the Leaders for a traverse of the Tripyramid Massif, one of the most classic challenging hikes in the Whites. Along the way we will tag North Tripyramid (4,180'), Middle Tripyramid (4,140'), and South Tripyramid (4,100'), with two official peaks on the NH 4000 list. We will approach the peaks via the Livermore Trail and ascend the Massif via the North Slide, which is known for being steep, rocky and exposed. Climbing the North Slide will require an aptitude for scrambling using both hands and feet. We will hike the length of the Mt. Tripyramid Trail, tagging all three peaks before descending via the South Slide, which features a steep entry and lots of loose scree and gravel. We will hike 11.5 miles, and gain 3000' of elevation. With a moderate pace and breaks, we anticipate that this hike could take 9+ hours, and we aim to make an early start.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kjersten (KJ) Reich , Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: Ashok Kumar Muthusamy
Audience: Adults (18+)

Baldface Loop

Date: Saturday, August 26

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 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 with exposed terrain are 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 Categories: Hiking
Location: Baldface Mountain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Richard Whitney , Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

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

Lye Brook Wilderness Scenic Backpack

Date: Saturday, September 16 - Sunday, September 17

Join us for a scenic 2 day/1 night backpack into the southern Green Mountains of Vermont. We will take a 14.8 mile loop through the western portion of the Lye Brook Wilderness. Although no summits are involved in this hike, it will include approximately 2500 feet of elevation gain. Our route will take us past Lye Brook Falls (Vermont's tallest waterfall) and also feature scenic views, a variety of hardwood trees, shimmering ponds, the possibility for abundant wildlife, and swimming for those who wish. We will tent camp in the Bourn Pond area, which is approximately the halfway point of the hike. Participants will be responsible for their own meals throughout the weekend and all gear required for 3 season backpacking. While this hike could be done in one day, our intent is to take a slower pace, sleep under the stars (or clouds!), opportunity to explore nature and "ask the naturalist" (who will be along as a co-lead), and generally decompress in order to enjoy as much of nature as the weekend will allow. We plan to hike at a moderate pace, and is appropriate for those who are interested in nature and looking for a relatively easy backpacking experience.


Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Kyle Vietze 617-483-0334 (Before 8:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: Laura Mattei 339-222-2503 (Before 8:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: AA3C
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1625

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

Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

Date: Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24

Weekend Map and Compass course held at the Harvard Outing Club Cabin in Pinkham Notch. If you've always wanted to truly learn how to use a compass, this is the course for you. We'll cover maps, compass, navigation, and intentional bushwhacking, and will then apply these skills to hike two actual trail-less mountains. The second (Sunday) hike is optional, and entails a full day of bushwhacking -- possibly finishing as late as 7:00 on Sunday evening. Participation is strongly encouraged because you'll get to apply the skills you've learned.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harvard Outing Club cabin
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: Robert Calci , Nicsa Cain
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1593

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

Mt. Parker 52 WAV Series

Date: Saturday, September 23

Mt Parker (3004') a 52 With a View just south of Crawford Notch State Park. 8 miles roundtrip and around 2600' gain, mostly caused by some ridges to ascend. Spectacular views in all directions. An outing of about 6 or more hours, out and back on the Mt Langdon and Mt Parker Trails. The drive from Boston is the normal 3-1/2 hours but there is an option to stay Friday night at a nearby ski club which is just 20 mins from our trailhead. Why wake up at the ungodly hour of 4:00 am or earlier in Boston? Since we would be in the Dry River Wilderness our group is limited to a total of 10 people. You can do it! Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1633.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bartlett, NH just south of Crawford Notch State Park.
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Freed 617-460-5213 (Before 10 pm)
Co-Leader: Michael Oliverio
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1633

Mt. Hedgehog- 52 With a View

Date: Sunday, September 24

Hedgehog Mountain is suitable for individuals who have done prior hikes and would like to explore the White Mountains but not quite ready to tackle a 4K yet. We will follow UNH trail for a loop hike and weather permitting, will enjoy the fantastic views from the ledges. (4.8 miles total with 1,350 feet of elevation gain)


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Hedgehog
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Freed 617-460-5213 (Before 10 pm)
Co-Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel
Trip Difficulty: C3C
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1634

HB/Family Outings Osceola Dayhike

Date: Sunday, September 24

Individual hikers and/or families should consider joining Amy, Nadiya and Mark for a memorable day as we scale one or both Osceolas. This trip is being offered jointly by the Hiking/Backpacking and Family Outings Committees. We will first summit one of the two and offer the option of going on to tag the other Osceola, but we are not going to tell you here which summit we will climb first. (That way, people who are not registered will not know whether we are leaving from Tripoli Road or the Kancamagus Hwy. We're slick.) People doing the first summit will hike a total of about 6 miles with 2,050 to 2,200 feet of elevation gain. Those going on to the second summit will do an additional two miles. This is a not an easy hike. Depending on the route we take and whether you go on to the second summit, there may be sections that are quite steep. Please be in good physical condition. Recent participation on hikes of similar distance and elevation gain is strongly suggested. Go to http://regi.amcboston.org/1636 to register. Each participant must register individually, so all children and adults must have REGI profiles.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Waterville Valley, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren 617-233-1520 (Before 8:46 p:m)
Co-Leader: Amy Kelliher , Nadiya Teplyuk
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Families
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1636

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

Mt Isolation

Date: Saturday, October 21

We will reach Mt Isolation via Davis Path from the Glen Boulder Trail. We will start at the Glen Ellis Falls trailhead, hike up to Glen Boulder and hike down to Mount Isolation (4,004') and a side trip to North Isolation (4293'). Our potential alternate below treeline route is the Rocky Branch Trail. The distance is 12.6 miles with 5,150 feet of elevation gain/loss. We will be getting an early start and it will be a long day. This hike is involves significant elevation gains and losses, including a 1,350' gain on the return to Glen Boulder. Please be in good physical condition.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi 978-448-9837, Keith Watling
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

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