Mt Madison Via Mad Gulf

Date: Saturday, October 28

Bag Mt Madison via Madison Gulf Trail with a stop at Madison Hut (closed for season), descending by the Osgood trail (11.5 miles). This trip ascends Mt Madison via a seldom visited jewel of the White Mountains, the Madison Gulf Trail. This overgrown trail ascends via mossy boulders and quite forests visiting multiple cascades to the headwall of Madison Gulf, then ascends hand-over-hand up steep ledges and huge boulders to meet the Parapet trail. The Osgood Trail descends endless knobs on loose rocky ledges and is exposed to the full blast of the northern presidentials weather for an extensive period. You will need to be in excellent shape and have extensive hiking experience. Be prepared to pivot in the case of bad weather.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Madison
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Osler 802-324-4199 (before 9:00 PM)
Co-Leader: Joe Sahl
Trip Difficulty: A1A
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1696

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018

Date: Wednesday, November 1 - Thursday, December 7

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2017-2018, Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, and Thursday Dec. 7 (Five nights, 7-9 PM). The 2017-2018 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear. Topics include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather, camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. There will be numerous weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to put your learning into practice including a special program weekend at Cardigan Lodge on the weekend of January 26-28th, 2018. This is also a great opportunity to meet lots of other people who love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! The WHP takes place on 5 nights from 7:00-9:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Wednesdays November 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th and Thursday December 7th. Class sessions are located close to I-93 and municipal parking in Medford, as well as the 94, 95, 96, 101, 134 and 326 (express) MBTA bus lines. If you have general questions about our WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Jessica Halvorsen. With questions about registration, please contact WHP registrar, Chris McCarron. Register at REGI link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1645.


Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Snowshoeing
Location: 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen , Kjersten (KJ) Reich , Chris McCarron
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/1645

Mts. Flume and Liberty

Date: Saturday, November 4

Join us for a late fall hike up Mts. Flume and Liberty. We will carspot from Lincoln Woods and ascend the Osseo Trail. After summiting Liberty, we will descend via Liberty Spring Trail. Rdtrp. Dist. 10.8 mi., elev. Gain +/-3000 ft. Leaders may modify hike due to weather conditions.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Flume
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Newland
Co-Leader: Frank Hauschild
Trip Difficulty: A2B
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+)

Mount Tremont- 52 With a View

Date: Saturday, November 18

A moderate hike to the Mt. Tremont (3,371'). We will follow the Mt. Tremont trail which begins on the south side of US 302 and climbs steeply at times, to the summit where you have fine views including the Sawyer Pond down below. This is a 5.6 miles round-trip with 2,550' in elevation gain. You need to have 2 recent AMC hikes in NH prior to this one.


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Tremont
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel
Co-Leader: Chao Xie 617-237-0880
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Audience: Adults (18+)

Mount Willard- 52 with a View

Date: Sunday, November 19

A moderate hike to the beautiful Mt. Willard (2,864?) with amazing views of Crawford Notch. This is a 3.2 mile out and back with about 1,000' in elevation gain. There is a stream crossing about 0.4 miles from the trailhead and the rest of the climb is very gentle and steady. You should have 2 hikes in NH prior to this one. (AMC hike preferred)


Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Willard
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel
Co-Leader: Chao Xie 617-237-0880
Trip Difficulty: C3C
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+)

Hale and Zealand with Winter Overnight at Zealand Hut

Date: Tuesday, December 26 - Wednesday, December 27

Join us to celebrate the end of 2017 with an overnight stay in Zealand Hut and the goal of summiting two 4000'ers: Mts. Zealand and Hale. We'll hike in via the Zealand Road (closed in winter) and drop our sleeping gear at Zealand Hut before continuing on to the wooded summit of Zealand Mountain (4260'). We'll return to the hut for a cozy evening and dinner. The next morning, we'll carry all our gear and exit over Mt. Hale to return to our cars. Day 1 is approximately 11 miles and 3000' elevation gain, while day 2 is 7.5 miles, 1600'. The route is subject to change based upon weather and conditions. The hut is staffed by a caretaker during self-service season and, while the main room of the hut will be heated in the evening, the adjacent sleeping rooms are unheated. This trip is suitable for experienced winter hikers who have been on hikes of comparable length this fall. If you are an experienced winter day hiker wanting to test out an overnight before committing to winter camping, this is a great opportunity to do so. The hut kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment and water.


Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Elizabeth White , Keith Watling , Peter Monnes
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Audience: Adults (18+)
Registration Link: http://regi.amcboston.org/1700