The Osceolas

Date: Saturday, June 24

Join us for a good company and a moderately paced hike to two New Hampshire 4000 footers in Waterville Valley, Osceola (4340 ft) and East Osceola (4156 ft). The main peak is an open summit, a former fire tower site with excellent views. On a very clear day, you can see 41 of the other 47 New Hampshire 4000 footers. Total distance 8.4 miles, out and back with 2050 feet of elevation gain.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Osceola
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso
Co-Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel , Michael Oliverio
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

10-Mile Day Hike to Mounts Tom, Field, and Willey

Date: Saturday, June 24

Join us for a day hike of 3 NH 4000 footers: Mount Tom (4051'), Mount Field (4340'), and Mount Willey (4285'). This is a great option for hikers who would like to complete 3 peaks of the NH 48s in one day. It is a strenuous day hike with approximately 3700 feet of cumulative elevation gain and a distance of 10 miles. The hiking duration is 5-7 hours. There are views at the summits but the trail is below treeline. Only experienced hikers should join this trip. Trail conditions may vary at this time of the year. Prepare for sunny and hot conditions as well as rainy, cooler, and mud on trails. This hike will happen rain or shine, unless there are chances of thunderstorms. The leaders will decide leading up to the day of the hike.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Highland Center
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Leah Salloway 603-828-9069
Co-Leader: Katie Passino
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Mt. Cabot (NH 4k) with possible Bulge & Horn extention

Date: Saturday, June 24 - Saturday, June 24

Distance: 9 miles Elevation change: 2700 feet Come join us and Carl's dog "Dutch" for a hike up Mount Cabot, New Hampshire's northern most 4000 footer. While not as rugged as some 4000 footers, this is still long hike with a lot of elevation change. Please be in good condition as we will be hiking at a moderate pace. The intent is to enjoy a pleasant day in the woods. Pace will be at that of the slowest hiker. Participants are expected to stay together, and work with each other if a need arises. Intent is to hike in & out along the Bunnell Notch Trail, but we might extend the hike to a loop across The Bulge and The Horn, which are on the New England 100 highest list. This would extend the hike to by 2.2 miles and add 600 feet of elevation. This decision will be made close to the date of the hike. Given the northern location of this trailhead, carpooling and staying over in the area the night before are highly encouraged.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mount cabot
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Carl Gustenhoven
Co-Leader: Kevin Hegarty
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Trail Maintenance on Mt. Isolation

Date: Sunday, June 25

"First you must find... another shrubbery! Then, when you have found the shrubbery, you must place it here, beside this shrubbery, only slightly higher so you get a two layer effect with a little path running down the middle. ("A path! A path!") Then, you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest... with... a herring!" ? Graham Chapman Look, we totally get it. Hiking on an unmaintained trail is such a downer, and so is summiting Mt. Isolation. We have the solution! Join us for a day of group trail maintenance and a long journey to the summit of Mt. Isolation, the second shortest peak on the list of forty-eight 4,000 footers. If you're working on a list that requires trail work (48x4, Trailwrights 72), this is an opportunity to progress towards that goal. Your leaders are AMC Trail Adopters, with WFR and AWFA certifications. Under their guidance, you'll learn how to clear out water bars, prune shrubbery and take detailed trail maintenance notes, plus (weather pending!) you'll get to tick off another peak on your list. Is this hike for you? The trip up Isolation is a muddy, relentless haul, so we're looking for strong hikers with experience covering distances of 15+ miles. You should be comfortable with a heavy pack (we'll have shared group gear including tools, plus you'll need to carry 2+ liters of water and food). Basic three-season hiking gear is required plus: long sleeved shirt, long pants (no shorts!), boots that cover the ankles, work gloves to protect your hands, safety glasses or other eye protection. Tools will be provided. Gear is likely to get muddy and/or ripped; durability is more important than light weight.


Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking
Location: Mt. Isolation
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Brittney Kleinfelter
Trip Difficulty: AA2B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Link: Basic Gear Requirements

PEMI LOOP (extended) WEEKEND BACKPACK

Date: Friday, June 30 - Sunday, July 2

Join us for a challenging yet rewarding extended loop around the pemigewasset wilderness; approximately 36 miles, hopefully hitting the summits of 11 magnificent 4000'ers for a total elevation gain of +/- 10,000 ft. We will plan to camp at established sites along the trail and will also be attempting at least one sunrise summit. At the sites a caretaker will collect a fee of $10 / person. Total cost will be $20 for both campsites. We will collect this in advance. This weekend backpacking excursion is for experienced hikers, we will be moving at a moderate pace and participants should be able carrying at least 40lbs of gear in their pack including tent, sleeping bag, their own food, water, stoves and filtration system. Be prepared for amazing scenery and a lot of hard work. We will hike rain or shine.


Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Leah Salloway
Co-Leader: max heller
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Lake Elmore July 4th Hiking Weekend in Vermont

Date: Friday, June 30 - Monday, July 3

Join us for a weekend of hiking in Vermont at lovely Lake Elmore. We will car camp at state park complete with modern amenities and hot showers, near Stowe, Vermont. The first day we will hike Mt. Mansfield or similar (10-12 mi rdtrp.); the 2nd day we will do a shorter 7-8 mile hike. Expect rugged and steep terrain. Enjoy a roaring evening campfire, swimming in Lake Elmore, and picnic opportunities. Ltd. to 6 experienced hiker campers.


Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Location: Lake Elmore, Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Newland
Co-Leader: Dilrukshi Vitharana
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Link: Register here

Canceled: Trail Maintenance: Fishin' Jimmy + North and South Kinsman

Date: Saturday, July 1

"The long distance hiker, a breed set apart, From the likes of the usual pack. He'll shoulder his gear, be hittin' the trail; Long gone, long 'fore he'll be back." ? M.J. Eberhart The trail everyone loves to hate is due for some summer cleaning! Join us for a day of group trail maintenance on the Fishin' Jimmy and a side trip to two of the forty-eight 4,000 footers, North and South Kinsman. If you're working on a list that requires trail work (48x4, Trailwrights 72), this is an opportunity to progress towards that goal. Your leaders are AMC Trail Adopters, with WFR and AWFA certifications. Under their guidance, you'll learn how to clear out water bars, prune shrubbery and take detailed trail maintenance notes. This is a great opportunity to give back to the mountains we all know and love. Is this hike for you? The Fishin' Jimmy trail has quite the reputation, so we're looking for strong hikers with the endurance to handle a slew of PUDs (that's pointless ups and downs). You should be comfortable with a heavy pack (we'll have shared group gear including tools, plus you'll need to carry 2 liters of water and food). Basic three-season hiking gear is required plus: long sleeved shirt, long pants (no shorts!), boots that cover the ankles, work gloves to protect your hands, safety glasses or other eye protection. Tools will be provided. Gear is likely to get muddy and/or ripped; durability is more important than light weight.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Fishin' Jimmy Trail
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Brittney Kleinfelter
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Link: Basic Gear Requirements

Mt Washington and Mt Monroe

Date: Saturday, July 1

Join us for a single-day hike of scenic Monroe and Washington. Weather permitting, we will have fantastic views. Washington is the highest peak in the White Mountains at 6'288 feet. Both peaks will be over 4,000 feet for those who are looking to hike the 4,000 footers. This hike is not recommended for beginners as one of the sections is extremely steep and rough and can prove quite arduous to many hikers, particularly to those with limited trail-walking experience. It will involve many rock steps, a short ladder, and will follow cairns directly up some rock slabs (which will be slippery when wet). We will break along the trail and stop at the summit for a while to shop/eat/observe the views. Join us on this excursion for good company. This trip is cross-posted in hiking/backpacking and young members. Stats: Total round trip is 10.47 miles and roughly 4,435 of elevation gain. The pace will be a moderate pace around 1.5-2 mph.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Washington
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton
Co-Leader: Shannon Supplee 410-818-6034 (Before 9 PM)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Mount Morgan & Percival Loop Hike, Holderness, NH - joint with AMC family. Difficulty=B3B

Date: Saturday, July 1

Join us for a day hike along with the AMC family group on Mount Morgan (2220')/Mount Percival (2212') loop (~ 5.3 miles; 1575 feet of elevation gain). This hike is appropriate for kids and adults ages 8+ with some hiking experience on open rocky ledges. We will hike open ledges, a series of fun wooden ladders and tight squeezes through rock caves, cliff faces and rock scrambles, not for the faint of heart, as well as an alternate path or two should caves and ladders not be your thing. The climb is moderate to steep. We will start and end at the Mount Morgan Trailhead. We will take the Mount Morgan Trail, Crawford-Ridgepole Trail, Mount Percival Trail, and Morgan-Percival Connector. We will hike at a moderate pace enjoying the views and lunch on Mount Percival. Total outing time, including lunch and breaks, should be about 5 - 6 hours. Dangerous weather conditions cancel. We will meet at the Mount Morgan trailhead in Holderness, NH along Route 113. From I-93: From I-93, take Exit 24 and follow Rt. 3 South about 4.6 miles to Holderness. Turn left onto NH Rt. 113 and follow it northeast for ~ 5.6 miles to Morgan Trailhead on the left. Parking for this trail is at the end of a short gravel road


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Holderness, NH, 43.7, 888476773, -71.5488716367
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Jeanne Blauner , Nadiya Teplyuk
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Canceled: Howker Ridge Hike to Mt Madison

Date: Saturday, July 8

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 a lunch break before heading back via the Watson, 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
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: John Lee
Trip Difficulty: A2A
Audience: Adults (18+)

North and South Kinsman Out and Back

Date: Saturday, July 8

Join the AMC on July 8 for a challenging day hike to tackle the Kinsmans! This 10.0 mile trek with 3950 feet elevation gain is for hikers with intermediate or better hiking experience. We will start at the small parking area off NH 116, 4.4 miles south of NH 18 in Franconia and 0.2 mi south of Kinsman Lodge. From the trailhead, we will make a gradual ascent along the Mt. Kinsman Trail to the Kinsman Ridge Trail. The highlight of the trip will be ascents of North Kinsman (4293') and South Kinsman (4358') - two 4Ks you can check off your list (weather permitting). This quiet, lightly used route has the virtues of moderate grades and generally good footing. There is one spot with steep ledges. After completing the out and back to South Kinsman, we will return to the parking area via the same route. This is a strenuous hike on demanding terrain. It will be approximately 6 hours of steady moderate/fast paced hiking, so all participants will need to be physically fit; demonstrate White Mountain (or comparable) hiking experience of similar miles/elevation/difficulty; be comfortable with rugged trail conditions; have appropriate gear for adverse conditions; and prepared to have fun! White Mountain National Forest parking fee at the trail head. Directions and trip details will be sent to approved participants in advance of the trip. We may plan an optional group dinner in Lincoln for those who don't want the fun to end at the trailhead. L Linda Haines (linda.haines6624@gmail.com) L Tony Ng (tony.brandeis@gmail.com)


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Linda Haines , Tony Ng
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Link: Registration link

Cannon Mt. Franconia region, NH

Date: Sunday, July 9

Join the leaders for a moderately paced intermediate hike to the 4100' summit of Mt. Cannon in the Franconia region of the White Mountains. This will be about a 6.2 mile round trip passing by Lonesome lake on the descent. Elevation gain of 2400 ft. From the summit we will enjoy views of the beautiful Franconia range.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Anne Drolet
Co-Leader: Jackie Wah
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Mt Seymour and the Sewards Range, Adirondack State Park

Date: Friday, July 14 - Sunday, July 16

Looking for a weekend outside of the Whites? Come join us on an adventure to Upstate NY, where we'll explore a small piece of the 6 million square mile Adirondack Park while bagging four 46ers - Mount Seward, Donaldson, Emmons, and Seymour. The plan will be to drive up Friday, park our cars, and backpack in via the Blueberry and Ward Brook trails to Camp 4 lean tos, where we'll set up and enjoy a campfire nestled in the valley between the Sawtooth and Seward Ranges (~6 miles). Saturday will take us out and back on the herd path to tag the Sewards (~10 miles). Sunday we'll scurry up another herd path to tag Seymour, then head back to the parking lot (~8 miles), where we'll switch into swimming gear and go for a swim at Golden Beach. This will be a moderate to fast paced trip and will cover about 24 miles and ~7000 vertical feet, so participants should be well experienced in multi-day backpacking and be in good physical condition. Trip details will be provided once participants are approved. Limit to (6) participants as per High Peaks Regulations.


Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Sewards Range; Western High Peaks
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Kellie A Connelly
Co-Leader: Joe Sahl
Trip Difficulty: A2AA
Audience: Adults (18+)

Carter Dome, Mt Hight and South Carter

Date: Saturday, July 15

This is a mid-summer hike to summit Carter Dome (4832), Mt Hight (4675) and South Carter (4430) on a counter clockwise loop via the Nineteen Mile Brook trail, Carter-Moriah Trail to Mt Hight, and South Carter via Zeta Pass. From South Carter we'll descend out via the Carter Dome trail to the Nineteen Mile Brook trail.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Carl Gustenhoven 978-688-9808, Richard Whitney 646-279-4808
Co-Leader: Scott Rasmus
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Mt. Moosilauke Loop Hike via Gorge Brook Trail

Date: Saturday, July 15

Join YM/HB for int./ adv day hike up Mount Moosilauke via the Gorge Brook Trail LP, coming back down the Moosilauke Carriage Road and Snapper trails. RT mileage 7.5 with 2545 elev. gain. Must be in good physical shape. Lim. 10. Reg. w/ L Phil Baraona (phil@acm.org) or CL Kelleigh Welch (kwlech153@gmail.com).


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Phillip Baraona
Co-Leader: Kelleigh Welch
Audience: 20s & 30s
Link: Register HERE

Family/HB Weekend Backpack to Ethan Pond

Date: Saturday, July 15 - Sunday, July 16

This is a joint Family and Hiking.Backpacking trip. We will be backpacking 2.7 miles up a steady incline to the tentsites at Ethan Pond. The elevation gain will be 1420', 4". The campsite is located on the shore of a pristine mountain pond. Those ambtious enough may try to summit the nearby Mt. Wiley (4285) after making camp. On Sunday morning we make a three mile detour, roundtrip and without full packs, to view Ripley and Arethusa Falls. Registration URL:  http://regi.amcboston.org/1476


Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Ethan Pond Campsite, Harts Location, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren 617-233-1520 (Before 8:00 pm)
Trip Difficulty: C3C
Audience: Families

Welch-Dickey Loop

Date: Sunday, July 16

Join us on this summer loop hike over the Welch-Dickey range at the southern end of NH's White Mountains, near Waterville Valley. The Welch-Dickey loop gives excellent views including Mt.Tripyramid and the Sandwich Range, and is a rewarding and moderate hike. A stop at a local watering hole afterwards is optional. Trip Rating=C3B/Total mileage=4.4 miles/Total Elevation Gain=1800 ft


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Rachael White
Co-Leader: Zoe Rath
Trip Difficulty: C3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Acadia National Park Hiking and Camping

Date: Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23

Enjoy a summer weekend in Acadia National Park 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.


Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Leah Salloway , Rachael White
Co-Leader: Zoe Karp
Trip Difficulty: C3A
Audience: 20s & 30s
Link: Register HERE

Slide over the Tripyramids

Date: Saturday, July 22

Please join Anne, Carl and Dutch (Carl's dog) on a spectacular day as we slide over the peaks of Mt. Tripyramid. We'll head up the north slide; hike across the ridge and down the south slide. The north slide rises 1,250 Ft in, approximately, 0.5 miles and is described as having steep, rocky slabs. The south slide descends, approximately, 800 Ft in 0.5 miles as is described as steep with loose gravel footing. This is a challenging hike, so, please be in good physical condition. The total distance will be just over 11 miles with 3,000 Ft of elevation gain/loss. Recent participation on hikes of similar distance and elevation gain is a pre-requisite.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Waterville Valley, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Carl Gustenhoven , Anne Jarek
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Link: Reccommended Gear List

Mt. Moriah

Date: Saturday, July 22

Mt Moriah (4,049') towers above the town of Gorham, NH at the northern end of the Carter-Moriah range, offering fantastic views (weather-permitting) to Mt. Washington and Northern Presidential Range from its ledgy summit. Join us for a 10 mile, "slower side of moderate" out-and-back hike with a cumulative elevation gain of approximately 3,150 feet. Although we will move at a moderate speed, this trip is for individuals who have been out a few times this year and have recent experience with similar distance hikes in the Whites.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Moriah
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel , Michael Oliverio
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

North and South Hancock Loop Hike

Date: Saturday, July 22

Join the AMC on July 22 for a challenging day hike to tackle the Hancocks!. This 9.8 mile trek with 2,700 feet elevation gain is for hikers with intermediate or better hiking experience. We will start at the Hancock Overlook parking area, located 10.5 miles east of Lincoln, NH on the Kancamagus Highway. From the trailhead, we will make a gradual ascent along the North Fork of the Hancock Branch towards the Cedar Brook Trail before turning onto the Hancock Loop Trail. The highlight of the trip will be ascents of Mt. Hancock (4420') and South Hancock Mt (4319') - two 4Ks you can check off your list (weather permiting). The summit trails are steep and difficult but worth the effort for the views! After completing the summit loop, we will return to the parking area via the same route. This is a strenuous hike on demanding terrain. It will be approximately 6 hours of steady moderate/fast paced hiking, so all participants will need to be physically fit; demonstrate White Mountain (or comparable) hiking experience of similar miles/elevation/difficulty; be comfortable with rugged trail conditions; have appropriate gear for adverse conditions; and prepared to have fun! White Mountain National Forest parking fee at the trailhead. Directions and trip details will be sent to approved participants in advance of the trip. We may plan an optional group dinner in Lincoln for those who don't want the fun to end at the trailhead. L Linda Haines (linda.haines6624@gmail.com) L Tony Ng (tony.brandeis@gmail.com)


Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Linda Haines , Tony Ng
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Link: Registration page link

Views from the Osceolas

Date: Sunday, July 23

Please join Anne, Carl and Dutch (Carl's dog) as we take in the fantastic views from the summit of Mt. Osceola and the East Peak. We'll hike in and out from Tripoli Road covering a total distance of 8.4 miles and gain/lose 2,400 Ft of elevation. This hike is considered moderately difficult. Recent participation on hikes of the same distance and elevation gain/loss is a pre-requisite.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Waterville Valley, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Carl Gustenhoven , Anne Jarek
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Link: Reccomended Gear List

Mount Moosilauke via Beaver Brook Trail

Date: Sunday, July 23

Ascend Mount Moosilauke (4802') by way of the Beaver Brook trail, the steepest route located on the northeast side. This 7.6 mile hike will ascend 3274 feet of elevation gain. We will also make a stop at the nearby peak Mount Blue, one of the trailwright peaks, via a short herd path. A mountaintop lunch will be had, however in case of inclement weather the Beaver Brook shelter is halfway up the mountain will be a safe stopping point. This is an out and back hike on steep terrain. Participants should be comfortable with heights and have recent hiking experience in the Whites.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Pam Wilmot
Co-Leader: Nelson Chiu
Trip Difficulty: B3A
Audience: Adults (18+)
Link: Register Here

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 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: Geri Matteson 508-345-9500
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

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 978-319-0462
Co-Leader: Shannon Supplee
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

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+)

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+)

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+)

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+)