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

Fall Hike to the Bonds with an Overnight at Guyot.

Date: Saturday, September 30 - Sunday, October 1

Kick off your autumn hiking season with this overnight traverse of the spectacular Bonds (Bondcliff, Bond and West Bond) in the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. By the last day of September the fall leaves should be getting bright in the White Mountains. This hike is considered strenuous as it is 21 miles with elevation gain of approximately 4700 ft. The plan is to spend the night at Camp Guyot near the halfway point. The route is comprised of 11 miles between Lincoln Woods and Guyot, and approx. 10 miles from Guyot to the Zealand trail head, crossing over Zealand Mountain along the way. We will choose the direction of the traverse and finalize the route based on the group and cars available.


Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Pemigewasett Wilderness
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Fred Smith
Co-Leader: John Lee
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Day hike of the North and South Kinsmans

Date: Saturday, October 7 - Saturday, October 14

This hike is for participants looking to enjoy the peak foliage season and hike two scenic 4000' peaks in the Whites with great views along the way. Come and join us on Saturday, Oct, 7th for a foliage season day hike to the Kinsmans via Lonesome Lake and Kinsman Pond, with a stop for warm drinks and snacks at Lonesome Lake hut. This hike offers spectacular vistas from Lonesome Lake and the Kinsmans of Franconia notch and ridge. We will start from Lafayette Campground and take the Lonesome Lake trail up to Lonesome lake hut, then continue the Fishin' Jiminy Trail up to Kinsman Pond and the Kinsman Ridge trail to both N. and S. Kinsman. We will then backtrack the same way on our return trip to the parking lot. The total distance will be 9 miles with 3290 feet of elevation gain. This will be a moderate hike. Only hikers with experience hiking in the White Mountains with 2000-3000 feet of elevation gain should consider joining. The group will be keeping a 1.5-2 mile per hour pace. Total time will be 6-8 hours. A3B.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alberta Colakovic
Co-Leader: elisabeth Cianciola
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Foliage Hike - Mt Carrigain and Mt Nancy via Norcross Pond

Date: Saturday, October 7

### Registration closes midnight Wednesday before the hike ### New England Fall Foliage is one of the best in the world and one of the best ways to see this is by hiking in the thick of it. We will start the day early to ensure we have plenty of time to take in the vibrant colors of the fall foliage, if timing is correct we will be right at the peak of it. This 16 mile trail will be taking us through various streams, ponds, cascades and some less traveled areas of the white mountains. We will be summiting Mt Nancy which is one of the New England 100 highest and Mt Carrigain which is one of the 4000 footers, in addition Mt Carrigain has an observation deck at the top that will give us panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Although we will make some time for photos and to take in the scenery the hike will be relatively fast paced as we will be totaling 16 miles with a total elevation gain of 5700 feet. Further information will be provided after registration is approved. Some facts: •Distance: 16 miles •Total elevation gain: 5700 feet •Peaks bagged: Mt Carrigain 4700 feet (One of the 4000 footers), Mt Nancy 3926 feet (One of the New England 100 highest)


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Carrigain NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Pam Wilmot
Co-Leader: Harry Hayashi
Trip Difficulty: AA2B
Audience: Adults (18+)

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Tuesday, October 10 - Tuesday, October 10

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, adminstering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Stephen Conlin, the chairperson, at chair@hbbostonamc.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]


Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Lexington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Registrar: Stephen Conlin
Audience: Adults (18+)

AMC Boston Chapter Fall Leadership Program

Date: Wednesday, October 11 - Wednesday, November 1

This program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities. Participation in the program qualifies you to co-lead trips and activities for Hiking/Backpacking, Bike, Ski, Young Members, Forty Plus, Family Outings, Paddling and other Boston committees. The program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-play scenarios spread over two evening sessions and one weekend session, with a follow-on session to organize actual trips. Topics include trip planning and trip organization, safety, leadership styles, and group dynamics. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. Open to all AMC members with preference given to active AMC trip participants. The two evening sessions are held Wednesday, October 11th and Wednesday, October 18th from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at the Beech Street Center in Belmont, MA. The weekend session is held October 27 - 29 (beginning 7 pm on Friday and ending by 4 pm on Sunday) at Camp Lyndon, Sandwich, MA. You must attend all of these sessions to complete the program. The optional (but highly encouraged) follow-on session to organize trips may be held Wednesday, November 1st (but that date is subject to confirmation). Program size is limited.


Activity Categories: Leadership Training
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1642

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

Tripyramids via Livermore Trail

Date: Saturday, October 14

Join us for a hike over the 3 summits of the Tripyramids. We will be taking the Livermore Trail, ascending the north slide which has very steep rock slabs and descending the south slide which is steep loose gravel. This is an intermediate to advance hike. We will be hiking at a pace of 1.5 to 2mph. 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. The hike is 11 miles with 3000 feet of elevation gain. 7-8 hour hike.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Anne Drolet
Co-Leader: Jackie Wah
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

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+)

Mount Washington and Mount Monroe Fall day hike

Date: Saturday, October 21

Join us for a day hike of the 6288' Mount Washington and 5372' Mount Monroe. Weather allowing, this hike will present us with spectacular views of the White Mountains and a chance to peak bag two 4000+ footers! We will hike the Ammonoosuc Ravine trail and then continue down the Jewell Trail. This is a strenuous day hike where only experienced hikers should join. There are some water crossings and steep climbs with rock slabs. Incredible waterfall views and overlooks are seen throughout the trails. If mother nature allows, we will enjoy amazing 360° views of some of the most beautiful terrain in the Northeast. The trip duration is 7-10 hours. The total distance is 10.4 miles with around 4100' of elevation gain. Trip rating is A3B. If the weather is not cooperating we will hike Mt. Moriah as an alternate.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Pam Wilmot
Co-Leader: Andrew Scire
Trip Difficulty: A3B
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

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Tuesday, November 14 - Tuesday, November 14

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, adminstering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Stephen Conlin, the chairperson, at chair@hbbostonamc.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]


Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Southborough, mMA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Registrar: Stephen Conlin
Audience: Adults (18+)

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, December 2 - Sunday, December 3

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: Hiking
Location: Thoreau Outing Club in Concord Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: D4C
Audience: Adults (18+)

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Part II and WFA Recertification

Date: Saturday, December 2 - Sunday, December 3

The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting. Students must have a current SOLO WFA certification in order to take the AWFA Part II. The Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) 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: Hiking
Location: Thoreau Outing Club concord ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: D4C
Audience: Adults (18+)

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Tuesday, December 12 - Tuesday, December 12

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, adminstering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Stephen Conlin, the chairperson, at chair@hbbostonamc.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]


Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Natick, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Registrar: Stephen Conlin
Audience: Adults (18+)