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Mid-week Middlesex (fells) March in May

Date: Thursday, May 23

We will hike between 2.5-3 miles loop in the Middlesex Fells using various trails. We will hike at a moderate, steady pace with brief breaks. It will be mostly flat with little ups downs along the way. Spring hiking program (SHP) graduates are especially welcome on this hike! The main goals of this hike are to get your heart pumping (some), figure out your fitness level, and start (or continue) getting fit so that you can enjoy later hikes this Summer! Feel free to load up a daypack or backpacking backpack if you really want to get a workout. If you have some hiking gear to try out (boots, daypack, layers, etc.), feel free to bring it along. If you don't have much gear, that's ok! Just come in your sneakers and non cotton workout clothes and join us for a workout and some socializing. We will meet no earlier then 5:30PM (actual time will be confirmed a week prior to the hike) and our meeting point is reachable via bus #99 from Malden Center on the MBTA's orange line. More details will be sent to approved participants prior to our hike. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: middlesex fells
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Alexander Mattern
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: Register here

Thursday morning gravel ride #3

Date: Thursday, May 23 - Thursday, May 23

Join us for a gravel ride starting at Meriam's Corner, Concord. This ride will be 13-16 miles long depending on the speed of the group and is 75% unpaved. Some of the ride will be on narrow trails with roots and rocks, more similar to a mountain bike trails. Riders can choose to walk their bike on these sections, particularly up a couple short but steep hills. Riders should be comfortable with both on road and off road riding and group riding. Pace will vary 8-9mph off road 11-12mph road. Moderate paced ride. Helmets are required. Riders should have supplies to fix a flat. Registration is required and you will need to sign the AMC waiver. We plan to offer 4 Thursday morning rides in May with a rain date planned. Inclement weather cancels. We will provide RidewithGPS routes prior to the ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Meriam's Corner Paring Lot 751 Lexington Rd, Concord
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) 781-405-7226, Aliza Edwards
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Thursday Evening Charlestown-Winchester Ride

Date: Thursday, May 23 - Thursday, May 23

Join us for a lovely evening bike ride on the north side of Boston! We'll be taking the bike path that runs alongside the Green Line extension from Charlestown, then making our way to Arlington and then Winchester. This route is 20 miles round trip. We'll be going at a leisurely 11-13 mph. WHERE We'll be meeting by the playground in Paul Revere Park in Charlestown WHEN We'll be meeting at 5:45pm and heading off at 6pm. ROUTE https://ridewithgps.com/trips/136737732

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Location: The playground in Paul Revere Park, Charlestown, Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marjorie O'Malley (marjorieomalley@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Keith Johnson (keithjohnson@zbly.org)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Ride Link on RWGPS

Friday late-spring hike up Whiteface & Passaconaway

Date: Friday, May 24

Join us for a day hike to the summits of Mt. Whiteface (4,020') and Mt. Passaconaway (4043'), both on the New Hampshire 48 4,000 footers list. We'll plan to hike an approximately 11-mile loop with ~3,800 feet of elevation gain, and will be joined by Pretzel, the hiking hound. Be prepared for a strenuous 8-10 hour hike at a moderate pace, with some steep slabs and rocky scrambles. You should have recent experience hiking similar distances and elevations, and gear appropriate to hiking the Whites in late spring, envisioning the potential for lingering winter conditions. Weather allowing, you will be rewarded with stunning views of NH's Lakes Region. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Whiteface & Passaconaway
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Paula Cobb
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Registration link

Canceled: Maine Tidal River Camping

Date: Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27

Two nights of camping on a Maine island and paddling the Sheepscot and Kennebec rivers. Tides are favorable for a circumnavigation of Georgetown island. We'll also explore Oven mouth and/or Porters preserve on the Sheepscot. This is a level 3 trip. The rivers are protected from ocean swells, but expect significant tidal currents. You need to be capable of paddling 20nm at a moderate pace (3kt). Experience packing gear and kayak camping is desired (contact leader). There is an Intro to Kayak Camping the prior weekend.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeff Barrell , Faye Dangelo
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous

2024 AMC Boston Mountaineering Acadia Weekend!

Date: Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27

Join the AMC Boston Climbing Community for an unforgettable Memorial Day Weekend at Acadia National Park! Experience a wide array of rock climbing challenges, from the sea-swept top ropes at Otter Cliffs to the trad routes at Precipice and South Bubble. Beyond climbing, the park offers excellent hiking, biking, kayaking, and sightseeing. Participants are expected to be self-sufficient and fully equipped with appropriate gear and skills tailored to camping and their chosen activities. Climbers must bring all necessary climbing equipment, including climbing helmets (biking or other types of helmets are not permitted for climbing), harnesses, ropes, and personal anchor systems. They must also be able to independently set up anchors and manage climbs. Given the challenging nature of Acadia's terrain, particularly at Otter Cliffs, proficiency in rappelling and belaying from the top is not just recommended but crucial for safety. We've reserved two group campsites from Friday, May 24, to Monday, May 27, allowing participants the flexibility to drive up on Friday-with an option to start climbing that afternoon-and leave at their convenience, though most will depart after lunch on Monday. We will have a carpool spreadsheet to organize rides. The fee includes campsite costs, firewood, and a communal cookout on Saturday (with a backup option for Sunday). All participants must register online and sign the AMC's electronic liability waiver.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Acadia National Park
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Edgar Costa
Co-Leader: Ilya Chigirev , Greg Puszko
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

SHP: Belknaps - Moderate

Date: Saturday, May 25

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join us on a spring hike to the Belknaps, a mountain range in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. We'll take in up to three summits, traverse beautiful alpine meadows, and enjoy fantastic views of Lake Winnipesaukee, Mt. Washington and the Ossipee and Sandwich ranges (weather permitting) on a loop hike over Mt. Rowe, Gunstock Mountain, and possibly Belknap Mountain. Plan to hike up to 8 miles with approximately 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Estimated hiking time for this trip, depending on the group and conditions, is up to 6 hours. You may be a good fit for a "Moderate" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one SHP trip rated as "Easy" (or an equivalent outside of the program). To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Gunstock Mountain
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Deb Conrady
Co-Leader: Jordan Lampert
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Pierce/Eisenhower hike in May

Date: Saturday, May 25

This beautiful hike over Mount Pierce (4312') and Mount Eisenhower (4760') in the southern Presidential range takes us along part of the Appalachian trail. Weather permitting, we will be able to enjoy some phenomenal views and pass some scenic cascades. This day hike is 8.3-miles point-to-point with an elevation gain of ca. 3100 feet. The trail includes some steeper sections. and the exposed ridge might be windy. We will aim to hike at a moderate pace (up to 1.5 mph). Participants should have sturdy footwear (hiking boots or trail runners), microspikes, warm clothes, rain gear, at least 2 liters of water, snacks and lunch. Please also review the related link for the gear checklist. Approved participants will receive additional detailed information including meeting location and time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Pierce
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Jane van Heteren
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Spring Hike to Mt. Hale

Date: Saturday, May 25

Join us on a 4.4 mile round-trip to Mount Hale with 2,250 feet of elevation gain. We will climb about 2.2 miles of steep terrain on Hale Brook trail to the summit. While neither summit nor trail have exposed views, we hope to catch glimpses of the Pemigewasset wilderness and Mount Carrigain, as well as enjoy a beautiful spring landscape. We will hike at a slow to moderate pace. Pretzel, the hiking hound will join the group! It is possible that Zealand Road is not yet open for the season, in which case we will take the Firewarden trail, a slightly longer 7.5 mile round trip with similar elevation gain. This is a spring season hike. Please be prepared for anything from T-shirt & sunscreen weather to cold & wind. Light traction may be necessary (details to be determined). To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Hale Brook trailhead
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Pablo Trigo Mourino
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here.

Neponset River Greenway/Mattapan Sq/Milton Hill

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25

7.5-mile walk along Neponset River to Mattapan Square on newly opened stretch of Neponset Greenway then to Hutchinson Field in Milton 9:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet at Hallet Street entrance to Pope John Paul II Park. From Route 93N, take exit 11 (11B from Route 93S) to Granite Avenue, north over Neponset River, immediate right on Hilltop Street, right under bridge into parking lot. E-mail if severe weather. No dogs.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Tuohey (breadcrumbs60@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Hike the Beautiful Middlesex Fells

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25

Hike the beautiful Middlesex Fells Reservation Please join us for a 5 mile hike through the Rock Circuit Trail in the Middlesex Fells. The Middlesex Fells, a lovely area referred to simply as the Fells, covering more than 2,200 acres in Malden, Medford, Melrose, Stoneham and Winchester. Our hike will begin in Medford on the morning of May 25 and will include trails on the Rock Circuit trail which is known for its rocky terrain. There will be hilly and flat terrain (and rocks!) so be prepared for a hike with moderate elevation gain. We will hike at a moderate pace and take breaks as needed by the group. We expect the hike to take between 3.5 and 4 hours Further details about the hike including the starting time and exact meeting location will be sent to confirmed participants.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Middlesex Fells, Medford
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marjorie O'Malley (marjorieomalley@gmail.com) , Phuong Dinh
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Rail Trail Family Walk (Ideal for Strollers or Kids on Bikes!)

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25

Join the Family Outings committee for a family walk along the Upper Charles Trail, a paved rail trail that starts in Milford, MA. This walk is suitable for families with babies in strollers and/or kids riding bikes at adult walking pace. This is an out-and-back walk and we will plan to walk for an hour and then turn back for the parking lot. We expect to walk a total of 3-4 miles. The rail trail starts just south of the headwaters of the Charles River and follows the Charles River for some of the trip. Come enjoy seeing spring in bloom in the forest! Confirmed participants will be sent emailed directions a minimum of 36 hours prior to trip time. Please be sure to add the names and ages of any minor child(ren) who will accompany you on the trip to the box at the bottom of the electronic registration & waiver form so we can get an accurate head-count.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Milford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marie Sorensen
Trip Difficulty: Easy

20s & 30s Depaving Volunteer Event in Somerville

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25

Volunteer with Green and Open Somerville to remove pavement and allow for more green space to help combat the urban heat island effect! Safety equipment will be provided; please bring your own water and wear clothes that can get dirty. Optional potluck and party after the work is done!

Activity Categories: Conservation, Social Events
Location: Somerville, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

Lets Explore Borderland State Park (Part of Spring Hiking Series)

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25

First preference for these hikes will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be approved and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. We will hike approximately 4 - 5 miles with perhaps 500 feet of elevation gain and will learn more about Borderland and the Ames family who lived there. Borderland State Park, straddles the town line between Easton and Sharon, hence the name. Borderland is an 1800-acre State Park which was the estate of Blanche and Oakes Ames. Oakes was a descendent of the Ames Family which started the Ames Shovel Company. This company grew into the world's leading manufacturer of shovels. Blanche was an artist and leading feminist of the period. Their mansion has been used for several movie sets, including the latest "Ghostbusters" film as well as "Knives Out." Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. So, come join us as we talk more about hiking, and we will explore Borderland along the way!

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Borderland State Park
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470, John Schepis (jas1218@comcast.net) , Lisa Buckley , Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Hiking Beautiful Lynn Woods on the North Shore

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25

Join us for a loop hike in beautiful Lynn Woods. We will begin our hike on the Blue Trail with an ascent to Fuller Hill with its' view of Boston and Walden Pond then hike onto Undercliff Path with its' beautiful outcroppings, have lunch at Steel Tower with its stunning view of Boston, then hike onto Stone Tower and continue down Boulder Path to Union Rock, Dungeon Rock and past Breeds Pond to complete our loop. The hike is approx. 6miles with an elevation gain of 750+ft. We will be hiking at an easy pace over rocks, roots and slab with numerous ups and downs to end our hike between 1:30 and 2:00PM, depending on the pace of the group. Dress in moisture wicking layers (no blue jeans or cotton) and wear appropriate hiking footwear with wool socks (no sneakers or sandals). In your day pack (no draw string back sacs) bring the required essentials: at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks, first aid and anti blister supplies, an extra pair of wool socks, rain/wind jacket (no umbrellas), sunscreen, insect repellent and/or net (no bug zappers) and hat. Hiking poles and gaiters highly recommended, if you have them. Sorry no dogs. Inclement weather and temps in 90's will cancel. Confirmed participants will be e-mailed Directions and Reminders prior to the hike. ***We do understand that unforeseen circumstances beyond your control may arise, which may force you to cancel, if confirmed. Please consider your wanting to participate, vs your being able to participate and your commitment to that participation before registering; and please don't be a No Show. If you need to cancel, please do so through your AMC account/dashboard so that your spot can be hopefully filled by the Volunteer Leader in a timely manner and please remember to mark your calendar, so you don't become a No Show. **The hike leaders reserve the right to adjust the route if conditions warrant it and can not guarantee the hike will be completed by any specific time.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lynn
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Margaret Griffin (griffinmg2@verizon.net) 978-969-3929 (Before 8PM) , Betty Huang
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Jericho Town Forest (Part of Spring Hiking Series)

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Saturday, May 25

This hike is part of the Spring Hiking Series. First preference for these hikes will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be considered and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. An easy paced, low elevation hike which will cover about 5 miles. The hike starts with a loop through Jericho Town Forest where the terrain is a mixture of forest paths, fields, streams, and a few wooden footbridges. After a short lunch break, we will continue the hike through Cherry Brook Conservation Land and along a portion of the perimeter of College Pond, an area which is listed as a birding hotspot. Plan to be out for about 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group (which can vary). We start together and stay together and the slowest person sets the pace. Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Be prepared for a possibly wet, muddy trail including deep puddles. Wear moisture wicking layers and clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring the following in your Day Pack: lunch/snacks, at least 1 liter of water Bring hiking poles, a hat, insect repellent and sunscreen (if you use these items). Hike information and details will be emailed to participants about 2 days prior to the hike. Steady rain/ thunderstorms cancels. No dogs allowed on the hike, thanks for understanding A permit from the Weston Conservation Commission was obtained for this hike. In accordance with the permit, all hikers must practice principals of "Leave No Trace" •Pack it In, Pack it Out. pack out all trash and leftover food •Leave what you Find: no natural materials should be removed from conservation land The hike leader reserves the right to adjust the route if conditions warrant and cannot guarantee the hike will be completed by any specific time.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Weston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Pam Richardson (richardsonpam2020@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Wapack Backpack

Date: Sunday, May 26 - Monday, May 27

Have you ever wondered what's on the Wapack trail between Watatic and Pack Monadnock? Come backpack it with us and find out! We'll be hiking a section of the Wapack trail (connecting Watatic and North Pack Monadnock) for a total of approximtaely 18 miles and 3000 feet of elevation, with an overnight stop approximately halfway. Participants should have previous backpacking experience, and feel comfortable hiking 8-10 miles a day with their full packs. This hike requires a car spot, and parking in popular areas with limited parking spaces. Please plan to carpool. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Temple Mountain NH
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Deb Conrady , Celeste Venolia
Co-Leader: Meighan Matthews
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

20s & 30s Spring Hike to Mt Wachusett

Date: Sunday, May 26

Join us for a moderately paced 5.0 mile hike with 1082' elevation gain at Wachusett Mountain. We'll be hiking a popular trail with plans to summit Wachusett for a view of the Boston skyline. This is a great warm-up trip for hikers getting ready for summer hikes. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Wachusett Mountain
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Linden Hayes
Co-Leader: Jesse Allaway
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

SHP: Mt Potash - Moderate

Date: Sunday, May 26

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Potash Mountain (2680'), an open peak situated in the Sandwich Range backcountry, rewards a moderate but steady hike with lovely views of the region. We will hike at a moderate to relaxed pace, covering roughly 3.8 miles and gaining approximately 1400' of elevation. Expect to spend about 3-4 hours on trail. There is one stream crossing that can be substantial. We will start no earlier than 8:30am. You may be a good fit for a "Moderate" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one SHP trip rated as "Easy" (or an equivalent outside of the program). To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sandwich Range WMNF
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (jtniehof@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Erin Maguire
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Canceled: Passaconaway and Square Ledge

Date: Sunday, May 26

Eager to hike in the Whites but want to avoid the crowds typical on many trails and peaks over Memorial Day weekend? Looking for something on the southern side of the White Mountains to dodge Memorial Day weekend lodging costs? This might be the hike for you! On Sunday, May 26, join us for a hike of Mt. Passaconaway and Square Ledge. First, we will ascend Square Ledge. While no longer on the "52 With A View" list, Square Ledge still features a pleasant view to the north, directly into the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. From Square Ledge, we will continue to the summit of Mt. Passaconaway (4,079' and #37 on the NH four thousand footers list). Perhaps the biggest draw of this hike are the scenic trails. Much of our route follows less-frequented trails, many of which pass through particularly scenic parts of the Sandwich Range Wilderness. Our planned route is approximately 10.5 miles with approximately 3,050' of elevation gain, which we will hike at a moderate pace (approx. 1.5mph on average, slower on the uphill and faster on the downhill). With the exception of one short, steep section, grades are mostly moderate. At over 10 miles in length with over 3,000 feet of elevation gain, this is a strenuous hike. Participants must have recent (within the last year) experience hiking four thousand footers in New Hampshire and must have maintained an active, strenuous weekly exercise regimen throughout the winter and spring months. Our planned route also includes numerous water crossings, some of which are moderately challenging at high water. Participants must therefore have both comfort and experience with water crossings. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. We will hold Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) as a backup date for this hike if weather conditions prohibit us from hiking on May 26.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Emma Shin (emmashin2012@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Ian Baker
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

20s & 30s Middlesex Fells Invasive Plant Removal and Optional Hike

Date: Sunday, May 26 - Sunday, May 26

Join AMC Boston 20s and 30s in the Middlesex Fells where we'll help remove invasive garlic mustard! Afterwards we'll have an optional 2-3 mile hike in the historic Virginia Wood. Participants should be comfortable with being in areas of thick vegetation. Plan for 1.5-2 hours of garlic mustard removal with breaks as needed. We recommend bringing your own work/gardening gloves which are necessary for this event as there will only be a limited supply available to use. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Middlesex Fells
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Justin Gallo , Anne Lise Almira
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

HIKE THE SHAWSHEEN RIVER AND POMP'S POND IN ANDOVER

Date: Sunday, May 26 - Sunday, May 26

Come and enjoy a one-way riverside hike, approx 5+ miles, along the beautiful Shawsheen River and Bay Circuit Trail in Andover. We'll hike through several local reservations including: •West Parish Meadow •Bakers Meadow •Indian Ridge Reservation •Shawsheen Reservation •Vale Reservation •Pomp's Pond We'll visit some of the recent habitat restoration sites and see local efforts to fight invasive plant species as well as hear stories about the history of the properties. We will be hiking at an easy pace over roots and rocks with numerous ups and downs as we alternate being directly on the shore of the river to the higher ground overlooking it. We plan to end our hike between 1:30 and 2:00PM, depending on the pace of the group. Appropriate hiking footwear required (no sneakers). Sorry no dogs. Confirmed participants will be e-mailed directions and reminders prior to the hike. Any questions contact the leaders.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Andover
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mark Kaluzny (mark.e.kaluzny@gmail.com) 603-531-9895
Trip Difficulty: Easy

20s and 30s Memorial Day on Mts. Cardigan and Firescrew

Date: Monday, May 27

Join us for a Memorial Day hike to Mts. Cardigan (3,121') and Firescrew (3,040'). Weather-permitting, we will be awarded with a panoramic 360 degree view at Mt. Cardigan, one of the 52 WAVs. The hike is approximately 5 miles with an elevation of 1890 ft. Most of the hike features moderate grades; however, participants should expect some short scrambles and steep ledges. Details of the meeting location and time will be sent to the confirmed participants. Prospective participants should have completed a hike of similar elevation gain and distance within the preceding month. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Ian Baker (iabaker0617@gmail.com) , Kasia Gorecki (kmagorecki@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Phuong Dinh (phuongkhdinh@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Mindful Monday Mornings

Date: Monday, May 27 - Monday, May 27

Mindful Monday Mornings Fresh Pond Reservation, Black's Nook Cambridge, MA Beginning Monday, May 13, 2024, I will be offering hour-long, weekly nature-based mindfulness practices at Fresh Pond Reservation to start your day. Throughout May, these practices will be held at Black's Nook, a small pond adjacent to Fresh Pond which is a protected wildlife sanctuary and coveted bird watching location. To learn more about Fresh Pond and to locate Black's Nook click here: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428 *Specific locations may vary month to month but will be held within Fresh Pond Reservation. If there is a change in location that will be posted a week prior. No registration is necessary but please come dressed for the weather and bring a meditation cushion and/or a yoga mat. Each session will have a brief introduction, 20-30 minute sit or walk and time for reflections. *Parking for Cambridge residents is available in both upper and lower parking lots off Fresh Pond Parkway. Non-residents may park at meters on Huron Avenue or at the parking lot of the Fresh Pond Shopping Center. Please leave time for the walk to Black's Nook which is located across the pond from the reservation's parking lots, near Neville Manor. For additional information and updates about location you may also go to : www.natureconnetions.life

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Black's Nook Fresh Pond Reservation Cambridge MA 02138
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Hamm
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428

AMC Boston Bike Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, May 27 - Monday, May 27

Monthly Bike Committee Meeting, normally held September-June on the 4th Monday of the month on Zoom at:Mike Barry is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: AMC Boston Bike Comm Meeting Time: Sep 25, 2023 19:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every month on the Fourth Mon, until Mar 25, 2024, 7 occurrence(s) Sep 25, 2023 19:00 Oct 23, 2023 19:00 Nov 27, 2023 19:00 Dec 25, 2023 19:00 Jan 22, 2024 19:00 Feb 26, 2024 19:00 Mar 25, 2024 19:00 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81025409449?pwd=bGlBOUJ5Nkh0K2tzUE1nbXVmWHJCdz09 Meeting ID: 810 2540 9449 Passcode: 967503 The agenda will be posted on the Bike Comm Google Group by the Sunday evening prior to the meeting; https://groups.google.com/u/1/g/amcbostonbikecommittee

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: On-line on Zoom
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Zoom Meeting Link

Let's Explore around Chickatawbut in the Blue Hills!

Date: Wednesday, May 29 - Wednesday, May 29

Let's Explore around Chickatawbut Hill. This hike will be approximately 7 miles with 1,100 feet of elevation gain. We will hike every trail in this section, which we call "trail tracing". An information sheet will be emailed out several days in advance with the meeting location. Bring lunch/snacks and water. We will have some elevation, so bring hiking poles if you use them and wear sturdy hiking boots/trail runners. Always bring a rain coat or poncho just in case! "Weather" - thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel or shorten trips. We will not cancel because of rain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation, Massachusetts
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Jaime Itani (jaime.itani@gmail.com) , Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Weekday Mount Parker 52WAV Hike

Date: Friday, May 31

Join us for an almost-a-loop hike up to Mount Parker, a 52 WAV peak. Despite its height of 3013 feet, our route will be approximately 10.7 miles with 3950 feet of elevation gain! The trail will take us over the low eastern summits of the Montalban Ridge and weather permitting, we should have lovely views from various ledges and also from the open summit of Mount Parker. Our pace will be approximately 1.5 mph and we'll stop along the way for water breaks, to take in the views from the various ledges, and a lunch break at the summits in the sunshine (hopefully)! This hike is considered strenuous and is most appropriate for people with experience hiking mountain terrain of similar distance and elevation gain. This hike will require us to shuttle cars between the beginning and ending trailheads, a distance of 6-miles. Participants will be asked to wear a mask in vehicles. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Parker
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Laura Snyder , Amy Kelliher
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

20s and 30s Cold River Camp Weekend 2024

Date: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

Join AMC Boston 20's and 30's as we kick off the summer with a weekend of outdoor fun at AMC's Cold River Camp in North Chatham, NH. In true Summer Camp style, a variety of hikes will be offered each day as we explore the Evans Notch region of the White Mountains. Hikers of all abilities are welcome as we'll have hikes at a range of lengths and difficulties. Come with your friends or come by yourself and make new ones! At least 3 hiking options will be provided each day. Specific offerings will be determined based on participant preferences and weather conditions that weekend. Possibilities include: Baldface Loop, Caribou Mountain Loop, and Blueberry Mountain. Hikes will be offered each day for all experience levels. Afterwards, cool off with a swim, or return to camp to relax in the Main Lodge where dinner will be served. Enjoy socializing after dinner around the bonfire, or over other activities in the Lodge. Explore this beautiful, less visited section of the White Mountains, while enjoying the comforts of AMC's Cold River Camp with two nights lodging in shared cabins (in-cabin fireplace/stove), with central bath and shower facilities. Hot breakfast served each morning, along with Saturday night dinner and happy hour snacks. Trail lunches will also be provided each morning. Friday night dinner is not included. Registrations open March 31 7pm. For the first 48 hours after sign-ups open (until April 2 7pm), AMC members will get priority. If you are not an AMC member, your registration only goes into effect on April 2 7pm. The Register links on this page will bring you to a Save Your Spot form. Once you submit that form, you *must* finalize your registration by submitting the Registration Form ASAP. The Registration Form will be emailed to you after you submit the Save Your Spot form. If you submitted the Save Your Spot form but haven't received such an email, contact Keith at keithjohnson@zbly.org.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Social Events
Location: Cold River Camp
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Johnson (keithjohnson@zbly.org) , Samantha Mandel , Chao Xie , Steve Mangold
Co-Leader: Maya Britstein , Carly Hodes
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

Spring Hike up Mt. Chocorua and Middle Sister

Date: Saturday, June 1

Join us for a hike up Mount Chocorua and Middle Sister. If the sky is clear we will have some wonderful views of surrounding peaks, beautiful forestry, and surrounding bodies of water. This hike will be a moderately paced loop hike with a distance of 8.4 miles round trip with approximately 2,969 feet of elevation gain. We will be hiking up some semi-steep ledges so participants should be prepared for that. Interested participants should have some experience hiking similar distances and elevation gain. The White Mountains at this time of year can be muddy and wet so participants should be prepared for muddy trails and possibility of lower temperatures. Participants will need appropriate footwear and rain gear, non-cotton tops and bottoms, and must carry an extra warm layer. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Deb Conrady
Co-Leader: Vala Harrison
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

SHP: Mount Tecumseh - Moderate

Date: Saturday, June 1

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join us on a spring hike to Mount Tecumseh, a 4000-footer in the Waterville Valley. This out-and-back hike will cover 5 miles and climb 2,300 feet. Our route is entirely in the trees, with a brief stop at an overlook with views of Waterville Valley, then onward to the summit with views of the Tripyramids (weather permitting). Plan for a steady climb. Estimated hiking time for this trip, depending on the group and conditions, is up to 5 hours. You may be a good fit for a "Moderate" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one SHP trip rated as "Easy" (or an equivalent outside of the program). To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Tecumseh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kanishk Tripathi
Co-Leader: Natalie Pundsack
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Sea Kayak Spring Tune-Up

Date: Saturday, June 1

Are you interested in improving your sea kayaking skills for the season ahead? Are you an advanced beginner/Intermediate who wants to paddle in Boston Harbor and the New England coast? Are you interested in co-leading sea kayak trips and getting on a path to full leadership? Then join the Boston Chapter Sea Kayak Committee for a training session on Lake Cochituate in Framingham. Basic skills will be covered such as strokes, rescues, safety, and leadership. If you are interested in co-leading then you will work with a mentor this season who will coach you in the skill set required for planning and leading safe and successful trips. Boats are available to rent from Boating in Boston at the park.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Lake Cochituate, Natick, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis J Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Registrar: Dennis J Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)

Mass Audubon-Broadmoor

Date: Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, June 1

This is a 2-hour hike through the Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary. Trails are generally flat, with one gradual low hill trail, some rocks and tree roots. Wear hiking boots/shoes or sneakers with good treads. Bring plenty of water, snacks, along with a small first aid kit and rain jacket --- just in case....! We will walk at a moderate pace, with some stops to appreciate the surroundings. TIME: Arrive by 9:15 AM for a prompt 9:30 AM departure. SHOW & GO: No need to pre-register, but you will be asked to sign the official AMC Assumption of Risk and Liability Release form, and provide an emergency contact name and phone number. WEATHER: Heavy rain cancels. If uncertain, contact Lisa. HEALTH: If you are feeling unwell and/or have recently been exposed to COVID, please stay home.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman (lfleisch2@gmail.com) 617-244-5747 (before 9pm (call or tex))
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Let's Explore - Wompatuck State Park (Park of Spring Hiking Series)

Date: Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, June 1

First preference for this hike will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be approved and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. Join us as we explore the trails in Wompatuck State Park, a state-owned, public recreation area of about 3,500 acres, located primarily in the town of Hingham with portions in the neighboring towns of Cohasset, Norwell, Scituate and Norwell. The park has more than 70 miles of roads, multi-use trails and bike paths, offering hiking, road/mountain biking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, camping, and skiing. Our hike will take us on moderately graded, woodland trails for about 5 miles with an elevation gain of approximately 300 feet. Duration of the hike is expected between 3.5 and 4 hours, including break for lunch. We do hike in the rain so only severe thunderstorms or heavy rain and/or winds may delay or cancel our hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Wompatuck State Park
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470, John Schepis (jas1218@comcast.net) 508-431-0842, Lisa Buckley 781-439-3855
Trip Difficulty: Easy

44th Bike Rally

Date: Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, June 1

Come join the 44th Boston Chapter Bicycle Rally at a fabulous new location in Lexington on June 1st. This ever-popular event always sells out because it is an opportunity for all riders to enjoy rides through some beautiful country and socialize afterward. Riders can choose among 51, 30, and 20 mile routes. The rides will be followed by refreshments at a lovely outdoor location To participate, riders must click on the "Register Now" button and follow the instructions. We will later email more detailed information, including a link to the rides on Ride with GPS, detailed meeting times/location for the rides. (This is for planning, you can switch your ride the day of the rally!). Come and join the fun and an evolving tradition!

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Lexington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Peter Kilbridge , Marjorie O'Malley , Mike Barry
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: $45.10 PayPal Link for AMC Members

Assabet River Wildlife Refuge (Part of Spring Hiking Series)

Date: Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, June 1

This hike is part of the Spring Hiking Series. First preference for these hikes will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be considered and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. The wildlife refuge is an area which was transferred from the US Army to the US Fish and Wildlife Service and is a habitat for waterfowl, songbirds, beaver, bobcat and white tailed deer. The route includes trails along freshwater wetlands, Poppat Pond and past several abandoned US Army bunkers. The route contains some areas of moderate elevation and consists of dirt paths through the interior forest and some old roadways. We'll cover about 5 miles. Plan to be out for about 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group (which can vary). Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Be prepared for a possibly wet/muddy trail including deep puddles. Wear moisture wicking layers and clothing appropriate for the weather, bring extra socks (in case your shoes get soaked). Bring the following in your Day Pack/Backpack: a lunch or snacks and at least 1 liter of water. Bring insect spray, sunscreen, hat and hiking poles (if you use these items). Meeting location will be emailed to participants about 2 days prior to the hike. Steady rain/ thunderstorms cancels. No dogs allowed at the refuge, thanks for understanding Note: The hike leaders reserve the right to adjust the route if conditions warrant and cannot guarantee the hike will be completed by any specific time.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sudbury
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Pam Richardson (richardsonpam2020@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

SHP: New England Trail Seven Sisters - Moderate

Date: Sunday, June 2

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join us on a spring hike along the New England Trail (NET) in Skinner State Park, Hadley, MA. This trip will feature a traverse (with a "car spot") across the "Seven Sisters" along the Holyoke Range crossing the summits of Mts. Holyoke (940') and Hitchcock (1,005) as well as Bare Mtn (1,010'). The ridge overlooks the Connecticut River and could offer views all the way to Mt. Greylock (the highest peak in MA) in good visibility. Plan for a moderate pace across 5.2 miles, gaining approximately 2050 feet of elevation. Estimated hiking time for this trip, depending on the group and conditions, is up to 6 hours. You may be a good fit for a "Moderate" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one SHP trip rated as "Easy" (or an equivalent outside of the program). To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Skinner State Park, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Connecticut River Valley
Leader: Sarah Frisken (sfrisken@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Sahra Kuper (sahrak@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Hike Chocorua and Middle Sister

Date: Sunday, June 2

Hike to the Summit of Mt Chocorua at a moderate pace via the Piper/Nickerson Ledge/Carter Ledge trails and Middle Sister. Approximately 3000' of elevation gain over 5 miles (up) and then another 4.3 miles down the Piper trail, with a 'book time' of about 8 hours. Details will be provided to confirmed participants. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Nick Georgantas
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: REGI Registration

Welch Dickey Loop Hike

Date: Sunday, June 2

Join us for a hike of the short but challenging Welch Dickey loop. In this 4.5 mile, 1800" elevation gain hike, we will summit mounts Welch and Dickey with great views o the Waterville Valley. Welch Dickey is a great trail to get a taste of granite slabs, scrambles and exposure in a smaller package than the 4000 footers and is less than 2 hours from Boston. We will travel on the slow side of moderate so that hikers can have a safe and comfortable time moving on rock and using their hands to climb scrambles. Participants should be prepared to hike for a full day and spend extended time in the sun, wind, and light rain (heavy rain will cancel or change the trip due to hazardous wet rock). We will also have one moderate water crossing at the beginning of the trail. This is a great way to gain experience before moving on to higher peaks with more above treeline sections. A complete gear list and detailed instructions will be sent to approved participants. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Welch Mountain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Deb Conrady
Co-Leader: Cassidy Dreyfus
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Canceled: Monadnock - Early June Hike

Date: Sunday, June 2

Spring is an AMAZING time to get back out on the trails! If you slowed down during the winter, don't worry - this hike will get you going again! We will hike through the Cascade Link to the Pumpelly trail up Monadnock, along the Dublin Ridge and down Smith Connecting, Bald Rock and Cliff Walk, & Parker trails. The route offers gorgeous, open views throughout. There are limited / no stream crossings but expect some rock scrambling. This hike is perfect for experienced hikers who want to get back onto the trails or new hikers who are fit and have an active lifestyle. Pace will be moderate to fast with short breaks. We will adjust the pace as needed based on the group's condition. The climb will be gradual. We expect to cover around 6.3 miles round trip with 1870 ft of elevation gain. ***To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.***

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Monadnock
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Cezanne Cartier
Co-Leader: Terry Rice
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here:

Hiking Beautiful Stonehouse Forest

Date: Sunday, June 2 - Sunday, June 2

Join us for a late spring hike in beautiful Stonehouse Forest. We will be hiking approx. 7miles. This is a loop hike over relatively easy terrain with wide and single track trails. The terrain is relatively flat with gentle ups and downs, plus an assent to Ledges Loop Trail which overlooks beautiful Stonehouse Pond. After hiking Ledges Loop with its huge and beautiful outcroppings, we will have lunch overlooking Stonehouse Pond. After lunch we will descend Overlook Trail and connect to Locke Trail, and finally South Trail to complete our loop. We will be hiking at an easy pace to end the hike approx. between 2:30 and 3 PM, depending on the pace of the group. You will be hiking over soft pine needles, leaves, rocks and roots. Bring the required essentials in your day pack (no drawstring back-sacs): at least 2 liters of water, a hearty lunch and snacks, insect repellent/net ( no bug zappers), first- aid and anti- blister supplies, hat and gloves, wind/rain jacket (no umbrellas), sunscreen and an extra pair of wool socks. Wear appropriate hiking footwear with good tread (no sneakers or sandals), moisture wicking hiking apparel (no cotton or bluejeans), wool socks, and dress in layers. The trails may be muddy with wet sections so your boots need to be waterproof, if concerned about your boots, wear plastic bags over your socks. Hiking poles highly recommended, as are gaiters, if you have them Easy to Moderate Sorry no dogs. Inclement weather, high temps with high humidity will cancel. Car pooling always encouraged, as the parking lot is small. ***We do understand that unforeseen circumstances beyond your control may arise, which may force you to cancel , if confirmed. Please consider your wanting to participate vs your being able to participate and your commitment to that participation, before registering; and please don't be a No Show. If confirmed (even for the wait list) and you do need to cancel, please do so through your AMC Account/Dashboard so that your spot can be filled, in a hopefully timely manner; and please remember to mark your calendar, so that you don't become a No Show. ***The Hike Leaders reserve the right to adjust the route if conditions warrant it and can not guarantee the hike will be completed by any specific time.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Barrington, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Seacoast
Leader: Margaret Griffin (griffinmg2@verizon.net) 978-969-3929 (Before 8PM) , Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@gmail.com) 781-321-1620, Betty Huang
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Dry Tooling Day with AMC Boston @ Climb Monadnock Gym

Date: Sunday, June 2 - Sunday, June 2

You are not ready to put those ice axes aside till the next ice season? Or you want to give them a try in a gym setting for the first time? Or, you are just looking forward to training with our community while supporting a brand new local gym with a dedicated area for dry-tooling? Join us for a dry-tooling training session with AMC Boston Climbing Community at the Climb Monadnock Dry-Tooling Gym. We will meet by the front desk at the entrance at 11 AM. If you arrive late, no worries, you will find us easily! If you are not a member of the gym, please ask for a discounted $17 day pass. Please sign the Climb Monadnock Gym liability waiver (link in the registration form). Regular rock climbing shoes, helmets and gloves are required. The gym has equipment (helmets, tools, climbing shoes) for rent. Depending on the interest, a discounted instruction will also be available. For more info about logistics, please check the registration form. We are looking forward to seeing anyone who is interested! All experience levels welcome! We will carpool to make the drive as fun as possible!

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Climb Monadnock Gym, 32 Carpenter St, Keene, NH 03431
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Seda Salar (sedasalar@gmail.com) , Katherine Bartel

Boston chapter executive committee meeting

Date: Monday, June 3

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, June 3rd, 2024. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. The meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Webex information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: The meeting will be virtual
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites
Registrar: Elizabeth Ryan

Mindful Monday Mornings

Date: Monday, June 3 - Monday, June 3

Mindful Monday Mornings Fresh Pond Reservation, Black's Nook Cambridge, MA Beginning Monday, May 13, 2024, I will be offering hour-long, weekly nature-based mindfulness practices at Fresh Pond Reservation to start your day. Throughout May, these practices will be held at Black's Nook, a small pond adjacent to Fresh Pond which is a protected wildlife sanctuary and coveted bird watching location. To learn more about Fresh Pond and to locate Black's Nook click here: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428 *Specific locations may vary month to month but will be held within Fresh Pond Reservation. If there is a change in location that will be posted a week prior. No registration is necessary but please come dressed for the weather and bring a meditation cushion and/or a yoga mat. Each session will have a brief introduction, 20-30 minute sit or walk and time for reflections. *Parking for Cambridge residents is available in both upper and lower parking lots off Fresh Pond Parkway. Non-residents may park at meters on Huron Avenue or at the parking lot of the Fresh Pond Shopping Center. Please leave time for the walk to Black's Nook which is located across the pond from the reservation's parking lots, near Neville Manor. For additional information and updates about location you may also go to : www.natureconnetions.life

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Black's Nook Fresh Pond Reservation Cambridge MA 02138
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Hamm (barbara.c.hamm@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428

Monday morning hike in the Concord woods

Date: Monday, June 3 - Monday, June 3

Hike the trails in Wright and Adam Woods and around Walden Pond. This is a easy-moderately-paced 6-mile hike that is relatively flat with a couple of hills but with less than 500 feet elevation gain. The trail is a mix of single track and wide paths and there are some railroad crossings. There are a few rocks and roots on parts of the trail. You will need comfortable, sturdy shoes with good traction, plus a comfortable daypack and plenty of snacks and water. Hike will be canceled if there is continual rain. An information sheet with detailed meet-up location and other information will be sent out a few days before the hike.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Julie Huber (lj_huber@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Climbing Houghton and Great Blue Hills, and Jeffries Trail

Date: Tuesday, June 4 - Tuesday, June 4

We will hike a wide area north of Houghton Pond, including Houghton Hill, Great Blue Hill, and one of my favorite trails in the Blue Hills, Jeffries Trail. We'll hike at a moderate pace, with a total distance of roughly 6.5 miles and an elevation of about 1200 feet.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lawrence Petrone (lpetrone57@gmail.com) 508-215-7736 (Before 7:00 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

SHP: The Beginner Backpack - Your Best Weekend Experience!!!

Date: Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9

The Beginner Backpacking Experience will give participants an introduction to backpacking through an overnight trip of moderate length to a backcountry destination. Backcountry groups will have approximately ten participants with at least one leader and one or two leaders-in-training You will be assigned to one of the backcountry groups, closely matched to your abilities and desires, prior to May 12. The backcountry destinations offered include Ethan Pond; Garfield; Hancocks; Imp; Kinsman Pond; Liberty Spring; Tripyramids - Ethan Pond - access to a 4,000'er - Willey, $15 fee, 2.2 mi. to camp, steady incline (women only) - Garfield - access to a 4,000'er - Mt. Garfield, 4.8 mi. to camp, steep climb, $15 fee (women only). - Hancocks - Dispersed camping - access to two 4,000'ers - Hancock and South Hancock, 3 mi. to camp, several stream X-ings, no fee. - Imp - access to a 4,000'er, Mt. Moriah, $15 fee, 4.3 mi. to camp, steep ascent. - Kinsman Pond - access to two 4,000'ers - North and South Kinsman, $15 fee, 3.7 mi., to camp, steep ascent. - Liberty Spring - access to two 4,000'ers- Liberty & Flume. $15 fee, 2.8 mi. to camp, steep ascent. - Tripyramids - Dispersed camping, access to two 4,000'ers, 4.5 mi. to camp, slow incline, no fee. We will have a group breakfast on Saturday morning, but Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast must be provided by the individual participants. The leaders will have stoves and pots to boil water for cooking and hot drinks, but we will not be providing the food. Please use freezer bag, freeze dried or dehydrated meals for dinner and breakfast in the backcountry. Lunches should not require cooking. This activity is rated as moderate only because of the anticipated distance of the hike that will be involved. It can be quite strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition or is carrying too much weight. Please be sure that you are prepared both physically and with the proper gear. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: White Mountain National Forest
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Deb Conrady , Mark Warren
Co-Leader: Liz Francis
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Eastman and Baldface Hike

Date: Saturday, June 8

Join us in a hike covering 4 mountains on the 52 with-a-view list: Mount Eastman, BaldfaceKnob, South Baldface and finally North Baldface. This hike will gain 4,000 ft of elevation across 12.5 miles. Weather permitting, we should experience expansive views of the White Mountain National Forest. Participants should expect sections with steep inclines and a few water crossings which we will monitor before the day of the hike. This hike will not include the portion that is listed on the Terrifying 25 list. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions, or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Morgan Springer
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Spring Hike Up Mt. Adams

Date: Saturday, June 8

Join us for a hike up Mt. Adams (5,774). This hike will be a challenging hike as we will be hiking up 4,432 ft of elevation gain with the total distance of this hike being 7.5 miles round trip. We will hike as a group at a moderate pace. During the hike we will be doing some scrambling up so interested participants should have experience hiking similar distance and elevation gain. We will be above treeline and if we are lucky enough to have clear skies we will have some wonderful views at the summit. The White Mountains at this time of year can be muddy and wet so participants should be prepared for muddy trails and possibility of lower temperatures. Participants will need appropriate footwear and rain gear, non-cotton tops and bottoms, and must carry an extra warm layer. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali
Co-Leader: Vala Harrison
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

WW Coaching for 2024 beginners graduates

Date: Saturday, June 8

Follow up coaching for graduates of 18/19 May 2024 beginners instructional. Focus will be on improving skill, River reading, ferrying and crossing eddy lines.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Fife Brook
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: James McLoud (jvmcloud@outlook.com)

Mt. Jackson & Mt. Pierce - A Day of Summits

Date: Saturday, June 8

Join us for a late spring day hike to both Mt. Jackson (4,052') and Mt. Pierce (4,313') with an added bonus of a rest stop at the AMC Mizpah Springs Hut in New Hampshire's beautiful White Mountains! Both of these summits offer views of the Southern Presidentials including Mt. Washington. All depending on clear skies of course! During our hike we will be passing by the AMC Mizpah Springs Hut where we will have the opportunity to have a brief stop to top off water bottles and possibly purchase some freshly made baked goods. This will be a moderately paced hike with a distance of approximately 7.5 miles and approximately 2,888 feet of elevation gain over rocky and possibly wet terrain. A steep and steady but nontechnical climb will take us to the summit of Mt. Jackson, from there we will traverse a more moderate grade towards Mt. Pierce. After a brief stop at the Mizpah Hut we will have another steep and steady climb to the summit of Mt. Pierce before heading down. Interested participants should have some experience hiking similar distances and elevation gain. The trails will be rocky and possibly wet and slippery, and it can be cold and windy above treeline. You will need hiking shoes or boots, or trail runners for this hike, along with extra layers of clothing. See the complete gear list on the registration pages. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Peter Nash
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Hike Mt. Garfield

Date: Saturday, June 8

Join us for a hike up Mt. Garfield on June 8! What to expect: • We will hike up Mt. Garfield, a 4,500-foot peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, with stunning views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Franconia Ridge. • The hike is 10 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 3,000+ feet. It will take us at 6-8 hours to complete (plan on hiking most of the day), including breaks and lunch at the summit if weather permits. • This hike is rated as strenuous, and requires a good level of fitness and hiking experience. You should be comfortable with steep and rocky terrain, and able to maintain a moderate pace. There will be several water crossings and possibly muddy conditions. The summit scramble can be steep and exposed; if you have any concerns with your ability to complete this hike, feel free to discuss with the leaders! • As it will be a June hike in the White Mountains, we should be prepared for variable weather conditions, such as sun, rain, wind, and possibly snow. Please bring appropriate clothing and gear, such as layers, rain jacket, hat, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, hiking boots, poles, water, snacks, and lunch. • To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions, early road closings, or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified in advance or during the weekend. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. Who can join: • This hike is open to all AMC members and guests, but please note that it is not a beginner hike. You should have prior experience with similar hikes, and be confident in your abilities and endurance. • We are happy to announce that Pretzel the Hiking Hound, a friendly and well-trained dog, will be joining us for this hike. If you wish to bring your own dog, please discuss with us first, as we want to ensure the safety and comfort of all participants and pets. • Space is limited to 7 experienced hikers, so please register as soon as possible. The deadline for registration is June 5.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Garfield Trailhea, Bethlehem, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , Barbara Amoroso
Co-Leader: Joe DiNardo
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Mt. Chocorua Eastern Loop

Date: Saturday, June 8

Join us for a vigorous mid-spring adventure to Mt. Chocorua (3,500') and the Sisters (~3,300) on a challenging loop along the eastern slopes of the ridge through the Mt. Chocorua Scenic Area. We will plan a moderate paced (book time or better) hike across 9 miles gaining ~ 3,300' of elevation. Although Mt. Chocorua is a popular destination for the incredible scenery and open ledge views, this is not planned as a "leisurely" trip. Applicants should have ample recent spring and late winter mountain hiking experience. As payment for the effort, a lounge lizard lunch may be in order on a warm rock if the weather is favorable! To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Chocorua
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eric Ashwell
Co-Leader: Phuong Dinh
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Jefferson via Castle Ravine

Date: Saturday, June 8

Join us for a strenuous hike to Mt. Jefferson (5,713'), the third-tallest of the four thousand footers. We will hike Mt. Jefferson via a particularly challenging route, ascending via the Castle Ravine Trail and descending via the Castle Trail. Expect an approximately 10-mile loop hike with approximately 4,250' of elevation gain on rough, steep terrain at a pace on the fast side of moderate. Castle Ravine is relatively lightly-hiked and particularly attractive in its own right-never mind the incredible view from the summit of Mt. Jefferson! NOTE: while Castle Ravine and the Castle Ravine Trail are beautiful and highly scenic, the Castle Ravine Trail is among the most difficult trails in the White Mountains. The lower portion of the Castle Ravine Trail features some challenging water crossings. The upper portion of the trail then ascends the very steep Castle Ravine headwall over loose talus, gaining approximately 1,300' in just 0.7 miles. Due to the steepness and strenuousness of this hike, participants must have recent experience hiking other "Terrifying 25" or similarly-strenuous trails and must maintain a regular, robust cardiovascular fitness regimen. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. We will hold Sunday, June 9 a backup date for this hike if weather conditions prohibit us from hiking on June 8.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jim Hutchinson , Ian Baker
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Intermediate Sea Kayaking: 1 (of a 3 Part Series)

Date: Saturday, June 8

First of a 3 part series on intermediate sea kayak skills. This session will cover strokes, safety, group cohesion, crossing a boating channel, and rescues. This session will take place in Boston Harbor in protected waters but will conclude with paddling around the Inner Harbor Islands. Basic kayaking skills are required, including the ability to confidently wet exit with a spray skirt. Please attend the June 1st Tune-Up on Lake Cochichuate to get ready for this course (posted on the website). A 14 foot (minimum) kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, and PFD, are required. Sessions 2 and 3 will cover navigation, trip planning, and leadership, and will take place in July and August.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Boston Harbor
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis J Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) , Rory Kondrad

SHP: Mt Martha - Moderate

Date: Saturday, June 8

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Located near Mt. Jefferson, Mount Martha (3557', also known as The Other Owl's Head) provides sweeping views across the valleys that drop from the west of the Presidential Range. Our full hike acroos the ridge will cover about 5.3mi and climb 2000', and will take 4-5 hours at a moderate to relaxed pace. We will spot cars and start no earlier than 9:00am. You may be a good fit for a "Moderate" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one SHP trip rated as "Easy" (or an equivalent outside of the program). To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Carroll, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (jtniehof@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: John Willis (johnwillisattorney@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Intro to Kayak Camping Clinic

Date: Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9

This clinic is for paddlers that want to pack a kayak and camp on an island. We will meetup on Saturday morning and paddle to a Boston harbor island (TBD) and camp overnight. On Saturday, we will pack up and navigate around Boston harbor, practicing navigation, VHF basics, and maneuvering and landing a loaded boat. We will return to the launch in the afternoon. For this clinic, you need level 2 paddling skills (Moderate) since we will paddle 7-10 miles on Sunday and will launch, land, and cross busy boat channels with loaded boats. You will need a boat >15' in length with two hatches (or rent one). You will want some camping experience (backpack or car) and have or borrow basic camping gear (i.e., sleeping bag, tent, stove, etc.). Registration is required for this activity as space is limited.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Boston Harbor Islands
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Barrell (jbarrell2@gmail.com) , Peter Logan

CARDIGAN HIGH CABIN FAMILY WEEKEND OVERNIGHT, ALEXANDRIA, NH

Date: Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9

Join a small group of AMC Families at the self-service Cardigan High Cabin for one night. This charming cabin sleeps 12 and is a great kid-friendly backpacking experience. Saturday morning, we begin at Cardigan Lodge and hike 2 miles (1450' elevation gain) to Cardigan High Cabin. We drop overnight gear and continue to the summit (another steep half mile) to Mt. Cardigan (3,155') for great views. We return to the cabin for group games/activities and meal prep. The cabin has a composting toilet and wood stove for heat (if needed). Sunday morning, we hike back down to Cardigan Lodge and should arrive by noon. The cabin has 12 bunks/mattresses (no pillows)in the main room. There is a dry sink, two burner propane stove, and woodstove to keep the cabin toasty warm. There is no electricity or running water.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Alexandria, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Heather McCurdy (heathermccurdy99@gmail.com) , Denise Boucher
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Hapgood Wright Forest and Walden Pond (Part of Spring Hiking Series)

Date: Saturday, June 8 - Saturday, June 8

This hike is part of the Spring Hiking Series. First preference for these hikes will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be considered and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. Join AMC Boston Local Walks and Hikes for a hike through Hapgood Wright Forest and Walden Pond. In 2008, Hapgood Wright Town Forest was chosen to be the first Concord conservation land to use the new trail blaze system. Walden Pond was once home to the famed author Henry David Thoreau. We will cover just over 5 miles with about 200 feet of elevation gain. Make sure to wear hiking shoes/boots as there may be rocks and roots on the trail. Be prepared for possibly wet/muddy trails and bring extra socks (in case your shoes get soaked. Bring your favorite pair of hiking poles, if those are something you enjoy hiking with! Wear moisture wicking layers and make sure your favorite daypack/backpack has a rain jacket/poncho and rain pants, just in case of wet weather. Make sure to pack insect spray, sunscreen, hat and/or sunglasses. Make sure to bring lunch and/or snacks and at least 1 liter of water. Meeting location will be emailed to participants about 2 days prior to the hike. Steady rain/ thunderstorms will cancel the hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michelle Devivo (mishdevivo@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Lets Explore - Moose Hill, Sharon (Part of Spring Hiking Series)

Date: Saturday, June 8 - Saturday, June 8

First preference for this hike will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be approved and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. This hike will be approximately 5 miles with about 600 feet of elevation gain. Moose Hill was established in 1916, and is the oldest Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. It features a red maple swamp boardwalk, as well as, no surprise here, Moose Hill. There are about 2000 acres, and 20 miles of trails, so we will explore. There is a nice view from a point on Moose Hill, we will plan to get there. Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Moose Hill
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470, John Schepis (jas1218@comcast.net) 508-431-0842, Lisa Buckley (jllcbuck@comcast.net) 781-439-3855
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Willowdale Walk and Dance with the BCT

Date: Saturday, June 8 - Saturday, June 8

We will be walking between 6 and 6 1/2 miles through the woods with an elevation gain of approximately 350 feet at Willowdale State Forest. The Forest encompasses a mix of landscapes, including pine-oak-hickory uplands and red maple swamps, providing a habitat for various kinds of wildlife. The first half of the trip primarily involves walking on carriage roads with easy grades, portions of which are coincident with the Bay Circuit Trail. The second half primarily involves hillier walking on narrower trails, with a number of ups and downs, and additional cameo appearances by the Bay Circuit Trail. A few portions of these trails are steep. Footing is generally good over the whole trip, with a few muddy and wet sections; on these sections we will be walking over roots and rocks to avoid the mud and water. A hiking time of approximately 3 to 3 1/2 hours is expected. Hikers will encounter such notable landmarks as: 1. a gaggle of wetlands 2. kindness rocks (perhaps) 3. a "rustic" car 4. a thin bridge Bring the required essentials in your day pack (no back sacs with draw strings), at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks, insect repellent/net, rain/wind jacket, first-aid and anti-blister supplies, sun screen, an extra pair of wool socks, and something to sit on for lunch. Appropriate hiking footwear required (no sneakers or sandals); your boots should be waterproof with good tread. Wear moisture wicking hiking apparel and wool socks (no blue jeans or cotton), and dress in layers in case of a chilly start. Hiking poles highly recommended, as are gaiters, if you have them. Sorry, no dogs. Rain, high winds, and possible thunderstorms/lightning will cancel the hike. Spot showers will not cancel the hike. Car pooling always encouraged. Meeting spot, directions, and reminders will be e-mailed to confirmed participants prior to the hike. **We do understand that unforeseen circumstances beyond your control may arise, which may force you to cancel, if confirmed. Please consider your wanting to participate, vs your being able to participate and your commitment to that participation, before registering, and please don't be a No Show. If you do need to cancel, please do so through your AMC account/dashboard, so that your spot can be hopefully filled in a timely manner by the volunteer leader (even if waitlisted). If confirmed, please remember to mark your calendar for this hike on June 8 so you don't become a No Show. The hike Leaders reserve the right to adjust the route if conditions warrant it and cannot guarantee the hike will be completed by any specific time.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Ipswich
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jonathan Unger (jonathan.m.unger@gmail.com) 617-957-2122 (Before 8 PM) , Margaret Griffin
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Mt. Waumbek

Date: Sunday, June 9

Join us for a day hike to Mt. Waumbek! This 7-mile hike will take us across the summit of Mt. Starr King to a clearing with its views of the Presidentials on our way to the summit of Mt. Waumbek. The trail ascends at a steady but moderate grade as it gains approximately 2600 feet of elevation. Expect a slower-paced hike and the company of Pretzel the hiking hound. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Waumbek
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , Barbara Amoroso
Co-Leader: Katie Gerlich
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Mt. Tremont (52 WAV) & Owl's Cliff

Date: Sunday, June 9

Join us for a mid-spring adventure to Mt. Tremont (~3,380') and Owl's Cliff (~3,000'). Mt. Tremont is the highest peak in the Moat Range. It is a broad, irregularly-shaped mass which looks very different when viewed from different angles. Well-deserved to be one of 52WAVs, the summit rewards hikers with the magnificent vista of Sawyer Pond, Green's Cliff, Sandwich Range, Chocorua, and Carrigain area. Another superb viewpoint, Owl's Cliff provides a different photo-worthy angle to the hike. We will plan a moderate paced hike across 7 miles gaining ~2,500' of elevation. The trail has some steep ledges, bush whacking, and big river crossings; all features that promise a challenging fun outing. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Tremont
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Phuong Dinh
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Hike the Hancocks

Date: Sunday, June 9

Join us in hiking 2 of the NH 4,000 footers. Reaching North and South Hancock will require covering 9.6 miles and gaining nearly 2,640 ft of elevation; weather permitting, we'll be rewarded for our efforts with views of the Osceolas and Carrigain from the summits The hike will begin and end moderately, but portions to reach the summits are extremely steep - this may require some scrambling on rocks and travel on loose footing, which participants should consider. Participants should also be willing and prepared to experience water crossings, as the trail crosses several streams. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Hancock
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Morgan Springer
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

SHP: Mt Avalon - Moderate

Date: Sunday, June 9

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Come join us on this hike to Mt. Avalon (3,442') for one of the best views of the southern presidential mountains, including Mount Washington, (to the north) and of Crawford Notch (to the east) if the weather cooperates. We will hike for 3.7 miles and the elevation gain is 1,550 feet, and we expect to take 3-4 hours at a moderate to relaxed pace. We will start no earlier than 8:30am. You may be a good fit for a "Moderate" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one SHP trip rated as "Easy" (or an equivalent outside of the program). To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (jtniehof@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Michelle DeVivo (mishdevivo@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Intro to Coastal Kayaking

Date: Sunday, June 9 - Sunday, June 9

This 2-day (plus one short Zoom meeting) clinic is designed to introduce paddlers to kayaking along the ocean coast. Participants must be able to attend both days (Saturday & Sunday). The classes run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. A Zoom meeting will be scheduled for 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 5. Additional details will be provided after you register. The class will introduce paddlers to the skills and knowledge required to venture outside of protected waters and begin to explore the New England coastline. We'll be starting in Hingham Harbor and paddling out to see some of the Boston Harbor Islands, World's End, the Weir River Estuary, and other local attractions. This will give paddlers the experience of planning and navigating in the coastal environment. There will be a Zoom meeting on Wednesday evening to introduce the trip planning process. We'll cover weather, tides, and currents. We'll go over nautical charts and how to identify boating channels and environmental hazards. Finally, we'll look specifically at the forecast for the weekend to prepare for our classes. On Saturday, we'll start with a foundation of paddle strokes we'll need to control and maneuver our kayaks. We'll practice edging our kayaks to improve our turns and counteract wind and currents. We'll learn how wind, waves, and currents affect the kayak. Finally, we'll work on balance and bracing to improve comfort and prevent capsizing. On Sunday, we are focused on safety and rescues. We'll cover safety equipment every paddler should carry. We'll discuss what to do if you capsize and how to assist a capsized kayaker. We'll deal with some simulated incidents and learn how to assist an injured paddler. We'll practice both self-rescue and assisted rescue techniques. Participants should be prepared to get wet! This is NOT a beginner kayaking course. This course is for paddlers comfortable exploring lakes, rivers, and tidal estuaries in their kayak but would like to venture into coastal environments. The class requires participants to own or have access to a kayak 14' or longer with sealed compartments in both the bow and stern, perimeter deck lines, and a cockpit suitable for a spray deck. Participants must have a paddle, PFD, paddle float, and pump. We do not offer rentals with this class, but we can assist you in arranging rentals with one of the area outfitters. Participant screening is required. We'll contact you after registering to ensure this class is right for you.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marty Jensen , Marie Sorensen
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Sunday Morning - Blue Hills Reservation - Lowland Hike

Date: Sunday, June 9 - Sunday, June 9

This hike will be at a moderate pace with occasional stops along the way. The total distance is approximately 5-miles as we circumnavigate Ponkapoag Pond. The scenic trek provides the opportunity to explore a popular section of the Blue Hills and to be out in nature without having to be concerned about steep ascents and downhills. The trip is for seasoned hikers as well as those who aren't comfortable with the more difficult terrains in the Blue Hills. Space is limited to 16 participants plus the leader. The exact meeting point and other details will be sent 24-48 hours prior the hike to those who register in advance.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Canton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Ken Cohen (k-cohen@comcast.net) 508-942-1536 (Before 7:00 pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, June 10 - Monday, June 10

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, June 10 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our June meeting will be held in person at AMC Headquarters at 10 City Square, Charlestown. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here

Summer Social 2024 at Dorchester Brewing Company!

Date: Tuesday, June 11 - Tuesday, June 11

Let's party! The AMC Boston Chapter would like to invite you to a party at Dorchester Brewing Company (Google Maps link) on the evening of Tuesday June 11th 2024, from 6pm to around 9pm. This event is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the brewery, meet & mingle with other AMC Boston Participants, Leaders, and Volunteers. We hope that you will be able to join us! The cost of a ticket is $10.87 per entry. Your ticket entitles you to one drink ticket, which you can redeem for a refreshing beverage of your choice. Please click on the "Register Now" button to read more information about the event and to purchase your ticket.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Dorchester Brewing Company
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jesse Waites
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: Register Here

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 11 - Tuesday, June 11

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, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Keith Watling, the chairperson, at chair@hb.amcboston.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.] This meeting will take place over Zoom. Details will be sent to confirmed participants.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Registrar: Katie Bartel

SHP: Mount Moosilauke - Vigorous

Date: Saturday, June 15

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join us on a spring hike to Mount Moosilauke, a 4,000-footer in the White Mountains! The summit of Moosilauke is treeless and offers panoramic views of the Kinsmans, the Presidential Range, and Lake Winnipesaukee (weather permitting). We'll also see the ruins of a 19th-century winter weather observatory. (Cool!) Plan for a moderate pace across 7 miles, gaining approximately 2,500 feet of elevation. Estimated hiking time for this trip, depending on the group and conditions, is up to 7 hours. While this trip is intended for SHP participants, it is rigorous by nature. You may be a good fit for a "Vigorous" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one recent SHP trip rated as "Moderate" (or an equivalent outside of the program). A good rule of thumb is to plan hikes at least every few weeks, with one trip at least 2/3 of the distance and elevation gain within a few weeks of this trip. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Emily Whipple
Co-Leader: Dominik Ricken
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Introduction to paddling Woods Hole

Date: Saturday, June 15

Visit Hadley's Harbor and Weepecket island from Woods Hole. The ~12 mile trip will paddle to Lackey's bay, then meander through Hadley's Harbor and lunch on Weepecket island. In the afternoon, we'll paddle downcurrent through Woods Hole passage back to the launch. This trip will encounter strong tidal currents and possibly 15-20 knot tailwinds in the afternoon. We will cross Woods Hole passage twice. Paddlers should have experience and have recently paddled on other (moderate) sea kayaking trips.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Woods Hole, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Josko Catipovic
Co-Leader: Tomas Kuchta (kayaking@tomask.org)
Registrar: Tomas Kuchta (kayaking@tomask.org)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Get Carters!

Date: Saturday, June 15

Join us for a day hike to the summits of Middle Carter (4,610 ft), South Carter (4,430 ft), and Carter Dome (4,832 ft), all on the NH 4K-Footers list. This will be a strenuous 12-mile hike with around 4000 ft of elevation gain. We'll hike at a moderate pace, and the hike should require 8-10 hours to complete. Participants should be in good physical condition with recent experience hiking similar distances and elevations, and gear appropriate for a spring hike in the Whites. Weather permitting, we'll get grand views of the Presidential Range to the west and into Maine on the east. The planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified to address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Carter Range
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: Paula Cobb
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Registration link

Tripyramids

Date: Saturday, June 15

Join us for a hike up North (4180), Middle (4140) and South (4100) Tripyramids. If the sky is clear we will have some wonderful views of surrounding peaks. This hike will be a moderately paced loop hike with a distance of 10.2 miles round trip with approximately 2,903 feet of elevation gain. Since we plan on hiking up the North Slide this hike will include lengthy sections of extremely steep slab scrambling. Interested participants should have some experience hiking similar routes. The White Mountains at this time of year can be muddy and wet so participants should be prepared for muddy trails and possibility of lower temperatures. Participants will need appropriate footwear and rain gear, non-cotton tops and bottoms, and must carry an extra warm layer. Pretzel the hiking hound will be joining us on this hike! To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com)
Co-Leader: Vala Harrison (valaharrison101@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

20s and 30s Mount Isolation via Glen Boulder Trail

Date: Saturday, June 15 - Saturday, June 15

Looking for a challenging but rewarding hike? Join us for a day of hiking out to one of the White Mountain's most remote 4,000-ft peaks - Mount Isolation. This out-and-back is a peculiar route in which we climb to a high elevation and then descend a considerable amount right before hitting the summit. Total distance is 13 miles with 5,000 feet of elevation gain, Participants should have experience with similarly difficult hikes and the physical fitness to handle steep climbs and scrambles, water crossings, and a pace on the fast side of moderate.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Isolation
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Johnson (keithjohnson@zbly.org) , Samantha Mandel
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Mount Misery and Adam Woods (PART OF SPRING HIKING SERIES)

Date: Saturday, June 15 - Saturday, June 15

This hike is part of the Spring Hiking Series. First preference for these hikes will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be considered and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. Join AMC Boston Local Walks and Hikes for a hike through Mount Misery and Adam Woods. We will cover just over 6 miles and about 450 of elevation gain. Mount Misery is the largest conservation area in Lincoln. It was privately owned until 1969 when the town bought it, connecting an ecological corridor. Adams Woods is located in both Lincoln and Concord. The Andromeda Ponds are the highlight of this hike and were named by Henry David Thoreau. Make sure to wear hiking shoes/boots as there may be rocks and roots on the trail. Be prepared for possibly wet/muddy trails and bring extra socks (in case your shoes get soaked. Bring your favorite pair of hiking poles, if those are something you enjoy hiking with! Wear moisture wicking layers and make sure your favorite daypack/backpack has a rain jacket/poncho and rain pants, just in case of wet weather. Make sure to pack insect spray, sunscreen, hat and/or sunglasses. Make sure to bring lunch and/or snacks and at least 1 liter of water. Meeting location will be emailed to participants about 2 days prior to the hike. Steady rain/ thunderstorms will cancel the hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lincoln, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michelle Devivo (mishdevivo@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Intro to whitewater kayaking for beginners (and almost beginners)

Date: Saturday, June 15 - Sunday, June 16

Interested in whitewater kayaking? Join the Boston AMC for instruction by friendly, experienced paddlers on the Deerfield River near Charlemont, Mass. Be eager to learn (some trepidation is normal and totally okay) and comfortable swimming. That's it. This clinic will run the weekend of June 15-16. (There will be other clinics on May 18-19 and June 22-23.) In the morning we'll introduce basic ideas on land and move to flat water to continue with safety (like how to get out of your boat if you flip-it's easy!), key paddling strokes, and other techniques. We'll proceed in the afternoon to Class I whitewater. You can learn an amazing amount that's vital for all whitewater paddling on this easiest level of rapids, such as turning into eddies, peeling out from them, and ferrying across currents. The second day we'll run a Class II trip on very real but safe rapids, practicing everything we learned, as well as reading water, running waves, and having fun. The clinic is $170 for AMC members and $200 for non-members. Kayak, paddle, spray skirt, helmet and PFD (aka life jacket) are included. (The cost is $40 less if you bring your own equipment; you must wear a helmet and whitewater PFD). Shared costs for camping and meals, which will come to around $50, are not included. After finishing the clinic, you'll have an official class II rating and will be welcome to join class II trips with us. AMC trips per se are free, and you can rent a kayak and essential equipment for $40. We'll also run follow-up clinics to strengthen skills and enjoy the river on July 13 and August 17 (July 14 and August 18 rain dates) and September 21-22 on the West River. Trips are free, and if you sign up in advance for the follow-ups (we want to encourage you!), boat rentals are only $20. There may be camping and meal expenses for the West weekend.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Sherman Reservoir and Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Jonathan Schlefer (schlefer@alum.mit.edu) 617-281-1002 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Jonathan out of town much of May; text or email better)

Lets Explore - F. Gilbert Hills, Foxboro (Part of Spring Hiking Series)

Date: Saturday, June 15 - Saturday, June 15

First preference for this hike will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be approved and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. F Gilbert Hills is a 1000 acre state forest located in Foxboro with approximately 23 miles of trails for us to choose from. The hike will be 5 - 6 miles with about 700 feet of elevation gain. The duration will be about 4 hours, depending on the speed of our group. . Weather: Thunderstorms will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. Same for extreme winds. Rain? That's why you will always bring a raincoat. We won't cancel because of rain. So, come and explore with us! It is always fun to 'take a walk in the woods'.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: F. Gilbert Hills State Forest
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470, John Schepis (jas1218@comcast.net) 508-431-0842
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Circumnavigation of Naushon island

Date: Sunday, June 16

Join us in a ~20 mile circumnavigation of Naushon island. This trip will leave from Woods hole, paddle down the Elizabeth islands chain to Robinsons Hole, and then back. There are limited opportunities for a beach landing, perhaps every 6-8 miles. This is a Level 3 trip with possibly rough waters and currents, particularly around Robinsons Hole. Participants need to be be comfortable with a 20mi day (6-7 hours of paddling) plus a few stops and possible 15 kt tail winds and associated following seas.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Woods Hole, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Josko Catipovic
Co-Leader: Tomas Kuchta (kayaking@tomask.org)
Registrar: Tomas Kuchta (kayaking@tomask.org)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous

SHP: Mt Osceola - Vigorous

Date: Sunday, June 16

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join us on a wonderful spring hike in the southern White Mountain National Forest near Waterville Valley as we attempt not only one, but possibly two 4,000' + peaks! Our primary goal is to cover ~6.5 miles and ~2,100 feet of elevation gain to the summit of Mt. Osceola (4,340 feet) via an out and back of the Mt. Osceola Trail from Tripoli Road. Depending on the trail conditions and ability of our group, we might proceed to summit East Osceola (4,161'), which adds an additional 2 miles and 1,000 feet of elevation gain (for a total of ~8.5 miles and ~3,100 feet of elevation gain). Estimated hiking time for this trip, depending on the group and conditions, is up to 8 hours. While this trip is intended for SHP participants, it is rigorous by nature. You may be a good fit for a "Vigorous" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one recent SHP trip rated as "Moderate" (or an equivalent outside of the program). A good rule of thumb is to plan hikes at least every few weeks, with one trip at least 2/3 of the distance and elevation gain within a few weeks of this trip. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Livermore, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Jordan Lampert (jlampert03801@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Mindful Monday Mornings

Date: Monday, June 17 - Monday, June 17

Mindful Monday Mornings Fresh Pond Reservation, Black's Nook Cambridge, MA Beginning Monday, May 13, 2024, I will be offering hour-long, weekly nature-based mindfulness practices at Fresh Pond Reservation to start your day. Throughout May, these practices will be held at Black's Nook, a small pond adjacent to Fresh Pond which is a protected wildlife sanctuary and coveted bird watching location. To learn more about Fresh Pond and to locate Black's Nook click here: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428 *Specific locations may vary month to month but will be held within Fresh Pond Reservation. If there is a change in location that will be posted a week prior. No registration is necessary but please come dressed for the weather and bring a meditation cushion and/or a yoga mat. Each session will have a brief introduction, 20-30 minute sit or walk and time for reflections. *Parking for Cambridge residents is available in both upper and lower parking lots off Fresh Pond Parkway. Non-residents may park at meters on Huron Avenue or at the parking lot of the Fresh Pond Shopping Center. Please leave time for the walk to Black's Nook which is located across the pond from the reservation's parking lots, near Neville Manor. For additional information and updates about location you may also go to : www.natureconnetions.life

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Black's Nook Fresh Pond Reservation Cambridge MA 02138
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Hamm
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428

Can you or Cannon you come hiking on Wed Juneteenth?

Date: Wednesday, June 19

Join us for a 6.3mi day hike of Cannon Mountain (4100ft, and a member of the NH 48 4K list) on Juneteenth (Wed June 19). The trail includes ~2400ft of elevation gain, several stream crossings, some steep ledgy areas, and a ladder. We'll hike at a moderate pace and the hike should require 5-6 hours. Participants should have recent experience hiking similar distances and elevations and appropriate gear for a spring hike in the Whites. Weather allowing, we should get great views of Franconia Notch and Lonesome Lake. The planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified to address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Cannon
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Deb Conrady
Co-Leader: Paula Cobb
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Registration link

20's and 30's - After work hike at Middlesex Fells

Date: Thursday, June 20

Join the AMC Boston 20s and 30s for an evening hike in the Fells! This hike is ideal for those looking to train for longer or more intense hikes in the future- there will be non-stop rocks and roots, and a steady, moderate to fast pace. Breaks will be short and we will try to keep our heart rate elevated. Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation gain: 300ft

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middlesex Fells
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Linden Hayes
Co-Leader: Long Dinh
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

GYM NIGHT @CRG STONEHAM

Date: Thursday, June 20 - Thursday, June 20

Come join us for a gym night with AMC Boston Climbing Community at the CRG in Stoneham! We will meet by the entrance at 6PM. If you arrive late, come find us around the gym in green wristbands! If you are not a member of the gym, ask for the discounted $20 day pass. First time participants and spectators must complete the CRG liability waiver. The gym also requires all first time participants to complete the CRG orientation form. Lastly, if you plan on climbing routes featuring auto belay equipment you will need to complete CRG's auto belay orientation form. We kindly ask that you complete these forms on the website before arriving. Having the forms completed in advance will help streamline the check-in process and get the group climbing faster.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Location: Stoneham, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Pierpaolo Polverari (ppolverari@gmail.com)
Link: Attendees and Guest Past Requests

[Affinity] 2024 BIPOC Rumney Climbing Weekend

Date: Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23

Join us again this year for AMC's 2024 BIPOC Rumney Climbing Weekend! We'll be up at Barn Door Hostel for 2 nights with even more offerings this year! With this event, we aim to provide BIPOC climbers a safe space to learn and advance their outdoor climbing and leadership skills while strengthening our community. Please note that this event is intended to be an affinity space for those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). The event will take place from the evening of Friday, June 21-Sunday, June 23 with clinics, meetups, and meals in between. Please see the Eventbrite link for a more detailed description of our offerings.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Rumney, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Xiaoyu Chen , Karina Herlambang , Adeline Shin
Co-Leader: Thanks to all our leaders across many AMC Chapters

SHP: Mount Jackson - Vigorous

Date: Saturday, June 22

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join us on a spring hike to Mount Jackson, a 4,000-footer in the Presidential Range of the White Mountains! (Fun fact: Mount Jackson isn't named after the president, but a NH state geologist). The summit offers stunning views of Crawford Notch and surrounding peaks, weather permitting. Plan for a moderate pace across 5 miles, gaining approximately 2,100 feet of elevation. Estimated hiking time for this trip, depending on the group and conditions, is up to 6 hours. While this trip is intended for SHP participants, it is rigorous by nature. You may be a good fit for a "Vigorous" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one recent SHP trip rated as "Moderate" (or an equivalent outside of the program). A good rule of thumb is to plan hikes at least every few weeks, with one trip at least 2/3 of the distance and elevation gain within a few weeks of this trip. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Marcelo Knapik
Co-Leader: Betsy Richman
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Intermediate Backpack Experience - Overnight on Franconia Ridge

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23

Join us on an intermediate backpack along Franconia Ridge! Prior backpacking experience is encouraged, but not necessary. We particularly invite recent Spring Hiking Program participants. The first day of our hike will be up Old Bridle trail and across Mounts Lafayette and Lincoln with about 7.6 miles and about 4,000 feet of elevation gain. We will then drop our packs at Liberty Springs campsite, with the option of Mount Liberty for sunset! On day two, we will head out and over Mount Liberty and Mount Flume, down through Lincoln Woods for a 7 mile day, with about 1,500 feet of elevation. These summits are all above treeline and provide fantastic views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and surrounding mountains weather permitting. Participants will provide their own meals for this backpack. Stoves, water filtration and ideally tents will be shared but may not be possible with COVID. Coaching on what to and what not pack will be provided to limit backpack weight. If you are missing something, be sure to indicate what you are missing when you sign up for the trip on REGI. Campsite fee of $15/person-participants will need to bring cash to pay this fee. Participants should be in good shape, be able to maintain book time pace, and able to hike 7 -8 miles a day. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Franconia Ridge
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: August Orlow (orlow1ar@gmail.com) 248-930-9118, Katie Colleran (katie.colleran@gmail.com) 914-924-8791
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Click here to register!

Buzzards Bay shore

Date: Saturday, June 22

Join us for a leisurely paddle in Buzzards bay. This trip will explore the shoreline for a total distance of 6-10 miles, and is suitable for first-time ocean paddlers with boats >14' and sprayskirts. If you need a boat, leaders have several loaner boats/paddles available for this trip. Please contact registrar if you need a kayak for the day. If you wanted to paddle in the ocean but were intimidated, this is the trip for you. We'll visit some relatively secluded and protected areas of upper Buzzards Bay.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Bourne, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Josko Catipovic (jcatipovic@hotmail.com)
Co-Leader: Tomas Kuchta
Registrar: Tomas Kuchta (kayaking@tomask.org)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Let's Take the Stairs

Date: Saturday, June 22

Come join us for a slow/moderate pace summer hike to Mount Crawford and Stairs Mountain. Both summits provide spectacular panoramic views of the southern presidential range. Our hike will take us approximately 10 miles with 3200' elevation gain. Additionally, we may summit Mt Resolution depending on group interest. All summits are included in the 52 WAV list. Detailed information about the will be send to confirmed participants. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out (AMC Trip Policy)

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kyle Vietze
Co-Leader: Seda Salar (sedasalar@gmail.com) , Betty Huang
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

WHITE WATER KAYAK INSTRUCTIONAL- FOR BEGINNERS

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, June 23

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun, safe, and supportive environment with an outstanding, experienced group of paddlers. Practice wet exits and learn basic paddling skills on flat water, then we will run the lower Fife (class I-II) practicing these skills. On Sunday, we'll run the full Fife section of the Deerfield River. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear. Dates: Weds. June 19 (after work to pick up kayaks & gear) at our boathouse in Concord, Ma and June 22/ 23 (weekend) in Charlemont, Ma. We will camp at a local home and eat out at restaurant Saturday night. Tuition: $170/ $200 Member/Non-Members. Includes boat, paddle, PFD, etc. (-$40 with your own gear). Camping/meals (~$50) not included.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Charlemont, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Jeffrey Pacuska (jpacuska@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Leah Desrochers (ldesrochers92@gmail.com)
Registrar: Leah Desrochers (ldesrochers92@gmail.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Lets Hike the CCC Camp of the Blue Hills (Part of the Spring Hiking Series)

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

This hike is part of the Local Walks & Hikes Spring Hiking Series. First preference for this hike will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be accepted and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. From 1933-1937 a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp operated within the Blue Hills Reservation, south of Boston. Over that time the CCC made numerous improvements to the Reservation, including two lookout towers, ski trails, a toboggan run, and any number of road and trail enhancements. Bare remnants of the CCC camp remain today, but are noted with historical markers. This hike will be approximately 6.5 miles with about 600 feet of elevation gain. "Weather"  - Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain.  

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470, John Schepis 508-431-0842, Irene Scharf (imscharf@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Callahan State Park and Welch (Part of Spring Hiking Series)

Date: Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 22

This hike is part of the Spring Hiking Series. First preference for these hikes will be given to those who attended the Spring Workshops on May 11, 2024. If space is available 4 days before each hike, registrations for others will be considered and you will receive a confirming email. An Information Sheet will be sent to all confirmed hikers. We will hike at an easy pace through the southern portion of the state park in Framingham and travel through Welch Reservation, past Eagle Pond and Packard Pond and along Baiting Brook. The trip includes some moderate elevation on trails through the interior forest. We will hike alongside active agricultural land and portions of the BCT. We'll cover about 5-6 miles. Plan to be out for 3-4 hours, depending on the pace of the group (which can vary). Wear sturdy hiking shoes. Be prepared for a possibly muddy, flooded trail. Wear moisture wicking layers and clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring the following in your Day Pack: a good lunch/snacks and 1-2 liters of water. Bring hiking poles, a hat, insect spray and sunscreen (if you use these items). Meeting location will be emailed to participants about 2 days prior to the hike. Steady rain/ thunderstorms cancels. No dogs allowed on the hike, thanks for understanding

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Framingham, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Pam Richardson (richardsonpam2020@gmail.com) , Michelle Devivo (mishdevivo@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

SHP: Mt Chocorua - Vigorous

Date: Sunday, June 23

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join us on a wonderful spring hike with a visit to the Mt. Chocorua Scenic Area in the southern White Mountain National Forest in Albany, NH! This trip will feature an out and back hike, with a potential waterfall along the way, to the spectacular summit of one of New Hampshire's most photographed "52 With a View" peaks: Mt. Chocorua (3,500). Plan for a moderate pace across 7.6 miles, gaining approximately 2,400 feet of elevation. Estimated hiking time for this trip, depending on the group and conditions, is up to 8 hours. While this trip is intended for SHP participants, it is rigorous by nature. You may be a good fit for a "Vigorous" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one recent SHP trip rated as "Moderate" (or an equivalent outside of the program). A good rule of thumb is to plan hikes at least every few weeks, with one trip at least 2/3 of the distance and elevation gain within a few weeks of this trip. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Chocorua Scenic Area
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ian Baker
Co-Leader: Jane Van Heteren , James Dempsey
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

June Hike @ Mt. Garfield

Date: Sunday, June 23

Join us for a fun day adventure to Mt. Garfield (4,501'). Mt. Garfield is one of the 48 NH 4000 footers; its pyramidal peak is certainly one of the top contestants for the best viewpoints in the White Mountains. Hikers will be rewarded with extensive views into the Great North Woods, Franconia Ridge, and the Pemigewasset Wilderness. We will plan a moderate paced hike across 10 miles gaining ~3000' of elevation. You should be comfortable with steep and rocky terrain, some scrambling as well as water crossings. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Garfield
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Linden Hayes
Co-Leader: Phuong Dinh
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Mindful Monday Mornings

Date: Monday, June 24 - Monday, June 24

Mindful Monday Mornings Fresh Pond Reservation, Black's Nook Cambridge, MA Beginning Monday, May 13, 2024, I will be offering hour-long, weekly nature-based mindfulness practices at Fresh Pond Reservation to start your day. Throughout May, these practices will be held at Black's Nook, a small pond adjacent to Fresh Pond which is a protected wildlife sanctuary and coveted bird watching location. To learn more about Fresh Pond and to locate Black's Nook click here: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428 *Specific locations may vary month to month but will be held within Fresh Pond Reservation. If there is a change in location that will be posted a week prior. No registration is necessary but please come dressed for the weather and bring a meditation cushion and/or a yoga mat. Each session will have a brief introduction, 20-30 minute sit or walk and time for reflections. *Parking for Cambridge residents is available in both upper and lower parking lots off Fresh Pond Parkway. Non-residents may park at meters on Huron Avenue or at the parking lot of the Fresh Pond Shopping Center. Please leave time for the walk to Black's Nook which is located across the pond from the reservation's parking lots, near Neville Manor. For additional information and updates about location you may also go to : www.natureconnetions.life

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Black's Nook Fresh Pond Reservation Cambridge MA 02138
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Hamm
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428

SendHers Gym Night

Date: Tuesday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 25

Come join us for a gym night with SendHers! We will meet in the lobby area at 6:30pm. If you arrive late, come find us around the gym in green wristbands or SendHers/AMC shirts! Please register/add your name to the list in the link in the Registration to express intent and an email for event updates.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: CRG Stoneham
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marina Rothman , Rosy Cohane-Mann
Co-Leader: Julia Klugherz

20's and 30's Mt. Garfield

Date: Saturday, June 29

Join us for a hike up Mt. Garfield with other AMC hikers in their 20s and 30s. We plan to do a beautiful hike up to Mt. Garfield (4,500 ft) with fantastic views of the surrounding area, including Mt. Lafayette and Mt. Lincoln. Hike will be roughly 10 miles with 3000 ft of elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5-2 mph). This is not a trip for beginners and participants should be ready for an 8-9 hour day. The exact time we plan to meet on Saturday and meeting location are sent to approved participants only. Please reserve Sunday as a rain date.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bethlehem, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Meredith Kraner
Co-Leader: Joe Connolly
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Start the Summer on Carrigain

Date: Saturday, June 29

On a clear day from the tower crowning Mt. Carrigain, some of the most amazing and beautiful 360 degree views are to be had, with 43 of the remaining 4000 footers clearly visible. The open ridge leading up to its peak boasts its own amazing views north and east as well. Our route will entail a round trip hike of roughly 14 miles with an elevation gain of 3400 feet through dense forest. Those seeking to participate should have recent and similar experience hiking in mountainous terrain at a moderate pace. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Carrigain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Dennis Bouthillier
Co-Leader: John Willis
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: register here

WW Trip Leader Training

Date: Saturday, June 29

Professional instruction for whitewater leaders in whitewater taught by Zoar outdoors on the Deerfield river. The cost is FREE for active WW leaders and LiTs (thank you Boston Chapter!) Trip Leader training is for current LiTs or new leaders that need more confidence to plan and post trips. This course covers trip planning, screening, communications before and during the trip, launching, rescues, and much more. The outcome for this session is a qualified trip leader who may then setup and run trips at the skill level commensurate with their rating. Space is limited to 4 persons and priority given to active leaders and LiTs. Contact leader to register and/or questions.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Connecticut River Valley
Leader: James McLoud

SHP: Mount Liberty - Vigorous

Date: Saturday, June 29

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join us on a spring hike to Mount Liberty, a 4000-footer on the picturesque Franconia Ridge! Our route to the summit includes a section of the Appalachian trail and passes the Liberty Springs tent site. From the summit (at 4,459 feet) we'll be treated to 360-degree views of the White Mountains, Vermont and southern Maine (weather permitting). Plan to hike approximately 7 miles with an estimated 3,200 feet of elevation gain. The climb to Mount Liberty is steep and the summit is exposed. Estimated hiking time for this trip, depending on the group and conditions, is up to 7 hours. While this trip is intended for SHP participants, it is rigorous by nature. You may be a good fit for a "Vigorous" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one recent SHP trip rated as "Moderate" (or an equivalent outside of the program). A good rule of thumb is to plan hikes at least every few weeks, with one trip at least 2/3 of the distance and elevation gain within a few weeks of this trip. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Liberty
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alyssa Washington
Co-Leader: Jordan Lampert
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Intermediate Sea Kayaking Part 2: Navigation

Date: Saturday, June 29

Part 2 of the 3 part course on Intermediate Sea Kayaking. This session will cover the basics of sea kayak navigation with both practical sessions on land and on the water. Topics covered will be: chart and compass skills, boating channels and navigational aids, tides, and nav-on-the-move. Preference given to those who attended Part 1 - Basics, otherwise must be confident sea kayaking in coastal waters. This session will take place in Hingham Harbor. A 14 foot (minimum) sea kayak with fore and aft bulkheads, spray skirt, PFD, are required.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Hingham Harbor
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis J Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) , Rory Kondrad

Paddling Exploration of Little Pleasant Bay and Islands

Date: Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, June 29

Join AMC Boston Paddlers for an 8-10 mile moderately paced paddle in Little Pleasant Bay, Orleans, MA. The intent of this trip is to explore the islands and ecology, and there will be several beach landings and a stop for lunch. Rain/wind postponement date is Sunday June 23. This trip is for Level 2-3 paddlers who are comfortable in waves and chop and winds up to 15 knots. The itinerary is mostly protected but the trip will be run even in wind conditions up to 15 knots. Wetsuits + windproof top and bottom layers are required for safety as water temperatures are still low. Participants must have completed at least two trips of comparable mileage in maritime conditions in the past 12 months and be capable of wet exit, self rescue, and assisted rescue. You must have a sit-in kayak that is at least 14' in length, has bulkheads or flotation bags, and perimeter deck lines. A Coast Guard approved Type III PFD is required to be worn at all times while we are on the water. Each trip applicant MUST (1) Complete the electronic waiver & registration form for the trip listing on AMC Activities Database; and (2) Complete the Google Docs survey (https://forms.gle/21jhzUeABVpzdoHf6) in order to apply for this trip. If there are 2 or more people in your group, each person must complete a separate response. The leader will review your responses and you will be notified by e-mail of your approval or non-approval for the trip. The leader will send an e-mail to all participants with detailed trip information including meeting time and location a minimum of 36 hours prior to the trip date/time. Please note that this is an all-day trip. Please direct questions about this trip to the leader, Marie Sorensen, by e-mail (msasorensen@gmail.com)

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Orleans, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Marie Sorensen , Peter Logan
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: All participants must fill out the Google docs form in addition to registering here on AMC activities.outdoors.org

SHP: Jennings and Sandwich - Vigorous

Date: Sunday, June 30

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join us on this final hike of the Spring Hiking Program's curriculum with a visit to the Sandwich Range Wilderness in the southern White Mountain National Forest near Waterville Valley, NH! This trip will feature an out and back hike with two great summits on New Hampshire's "52 With a View" list: Jennings Peak (3,460) and Sandwich Dome (3,993). Plan for a moderate pace across 8 miles, gaining approximately 2,600 feet of elevation. Estimated hiking time for this trip, depending on the group and conditions, is up to 8 hours. While this trip is intended for SHP participants, it is rigorous by nature. You may be a good fit for a "Vigorous" trip if you are participating in trips that gradually increase in difficulty level, distance, and elevation gain, including at least one recent SHP trip rated as "Moderate" (or an equivalent outside of the program). A good rule of thumb is to plan hikes at least every few weeks, with one trip at least 2/3 of the distance and elevation gain within a few weeks of this trip. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sandwich Mtn.
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: June Mackenzie (junebug147@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Nurul Aman (nurul.aman@umb.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Mt. Eisenhower at the end of June

Date: Sunday, June 30

Join us for a hike up New Hampshire's 4000-footer Mt Eisenhower 6.7-mile out-and-back trail, 2775 feet elevation gain. We'll stop for a snack/lunch at the summit and take advantage of all the photo opportunities before making our way back to the parking lot. We'll be traveling at a moderate pace and it will be set by the slowest hiker. We'll stay as a group and finish as one. Recent hiking experience on terrain similar to this hike, to include mileage and elevation gain, is required. Registration Procedure: Registration is required. To request registration, click on Register Now, and enter the required information. Once the request for registration is received, a leader will be in touch with regards to next steps. Only hikers, who are confirmed participants, may participate in the hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: John Willis (johnwillisattorney@gmail.com) , Barbara Amoroso
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous

Whitewater Instructor Training

Date: Sunday, June 30

Professional instruction for teaching whitewater taught by Zoar outdoors on the Deerfield river. The cost is FREE for active WW leaders and LiTs (thank you Boston Chapter!) Instructor Training covers how-to teach skills such as providing feedback, progressive skills, on the water group management, safety & protocol for rescues and towing, etc. This course is focused on WW leaders that would like to improve their instructional skills with ultimate goal to assist an AMC Boston WW Beginners session. Space is limited to 4 persons each day and priority given to active leaders and LiTs. Contact leader to register and/or questions.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Connecticut River Valley
Leader: James McLoud

Mindful Monday Mornings

Date: Monday, July 1 - Monday, July 1

Mindful Monday Mornings Fresh Pond Reservation, Black's Nook Cambridge, MA Beginning Monday, May 13, 2024, I will be offering hour-long, weekly nature-based mindfulness practices at Fresh Pond Reservation to start your day. Throughout May, these practices will be held at Black's Nook, a small pond adjacent to Fresh Pond which is a protected wildlife sanctuary and coveted bird watching location. To learn more about Fresh Pond and to locate Black's Nook click here: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428 *Specific locations may vary month to month but will be held within Fresh Pond Reservation. If there is a change in location that will be posted a week prior. No registration is necessary but please come dressed for the weather and bring a meditation cushion and/or a yoga mat. Each session will have a brief introduction, 20-30 minute sit or walk and time for reflections. *Parking for Cambridge residents is available in both upper and lower parking lots off Fresh Pond Parkway. Non-residents may park at meters on Huron Avenue or at the parking lot of the Fresh Pond Shopping Center. Please leave time for the walk to Black's Nook which is located across the pond from the reservation's parking lots, near Neville Manor. For additional information and updates about location you may also go to : www.natureconnetions.life

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Black's Nook Fresh Pond Reservation Cambridge MA 02138
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Hamm
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428

Fife over the 4th of July weekend

Date: Friday, July 5 - Friday, July 5

The Fife section of the Deerfield is a great fun class II trip. Wear our red, white and blue!! All class 2 newbies are welcome!

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Across from Zoar Picnic Area, Charlemont, Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Melanie Rausch (mellrr@yahoo.com) , Melanie Rausch (mellrr@yahoo.com)

Mindful Monday Mornings

Date: Monday, July 8 - Monday, July 8

Mindful Monday Mornings Fresh Pond Reservation, Black's Nook Cambridge, MA Beginning Monday, May 13, 2024, I will be offering hour-long, weekly nature-based mindfulness practices at Fresh Pond Reservation to start your day. Throughout May, these practices will be held at Black's Nook, a small pond adjacent to Fresh Pond which is a protected wildlife sanctuary and coveted bird watching location. To learn more about Fresh Pond and to locate Black's Nook click here: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428 *Specific locations may vary month to month but will be held within Fresh Pond Reservation. If there is a change in location that will be posted a week prior. No registration is necessary but please come dressed for the weather and bring a meditation cushion and/or a yoga mat. Each session will have a brief introduction, 20-30 minute sit or walk and time for reflections. *Parking for Cambridge residents is available in both upper and lower parking lots off Fresh Pond Parkway. Non-residents may park at meters on Huron Avenue or at the parking lot of the Fresh Pond Shopping Center. Please leave time for the walk to Black's Nook which is located across the pond from the reservation's parking lots, near Neville Manor. For additional information and updates about location you may also go to : www.natureconnetions.life

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Black's Nook Fresh Pond Reservation Cambridge MA 02138
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Hamm
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: https://birdinghotspots.org/hotspot/L1365428

Trail Work Weekend at AMC's Camp Dodge, Pinkham Notch - a chance to give back!

Date: Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14

Join us for a weekend of trail work in the White Mountains of New Hampshire! This two-night stay at AMC's Camp Dodge includes a full day of trail work on Saturday and a half-day on Sunday. This trip is designed for people interested in learning about trail work and bringing back newly gained skills to local chapter opportunities. No trail work experience is required, only a desire to learn trail work techniques and contribute to the restoration of mountain trails. Activities may include brushing, rock step installation, clearing drainages and erosion control and will be tailored to the interests and abilities of the group and will range in difficulty from moderate to strenuous depending on the task. The trail work will involve hiking at least a few miles daily with moderate elevation gain. AMC leaders will instruct and guide the work. Participants should expect to be engaged in trail work for 6-8 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday. The cancellation policy for this weekend will be 50% refund for cancellations made between July 5 and July 9 and no refund for cancellations made on July 10 or later. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Trail Work
Location: Camp Dodge, Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling , Peter Monnes
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

NH Presidential Range Hike

Date: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 21

An AMC tradition for over 50 years, the annual NH Presidential Range hike is a strenuous and wonderful 9-day hut-to-hut group hiking adventure amid some of the most spectacular peaks in the White Mountains. Depending on trail conditions and the daily hike options you choose throughout the trip, you will cover between 40 and 70 miles and gain 16,000'-24,000' of elevation while targeting 30+ high peaks and land features, more than 20 of which are on the official AMC White Mountain Four Thousand Footers list (a.k.a. "the NH 48"). Based on hiker capabilities and personal route preferences, we do most of our hiking in small groups. For further details including plans for addressing key risks, visit http://www.amcnhprh.org. Please note that participants are expected to comply with the CDC, state and leader-directed pandemic precautions in place at the time of the trip. Registration deadline: June 4, 2024. Questions? Contact L Alex Nedzel at prh "at" hb.amcboston.org.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel , Elizabeth Ryan , Jonathan Niehof
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register now:

Harvard Outing Club Cabin weekend- Hiking Mount Washington and Cannon Mountain

Date: Friday, July 19 - Sunday, July 21

Join us for a 2-day Mount Washington and Cannon Mountain and stay overnight at Harvard Outing Club Cabin on Friday to Sunday July 19-21, 2024. We will stay at Harvard Outing Club Cabin on Route 16, in Jackson NH 03846. Just a 15-minute drive from Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. On early Saturday morning, with a moderate pace, we will hike up Mount Washington. This is 9 Miles miles with 4,200 ft elevation gain. On Sunday, we will hike Cannon Mountain. This is 4,2 miles with 2,270 ft elevation gain. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. Cancellation policy: If participant cancels before June 17, a refund will be issued. Between June 17 and June 20, a refund may be issued if the participant's spot can be filled by another participant. After June 17, no refund will be issued. If the trip or event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund may or may not be issued.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount washington
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 224-515-0417
Co-Leader: Steve Mangold (smangold38@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Registration

Lincoln and Lafayette in July

Date: Saturday, July 20

Join us for a hike in Franconia Notch up Mts Lincoln (5,089 ft) and Lafayette (5,249 ft). This hike will be a moderately-paced, loop hike with a distance of about 8 miles round trip and approximately 3,500 ft of elevation gain. If we are lucky enough to have clear skies we will have spectacular views of Mount Washington and the rest of the Presidential Range. This is a strenuous hike that we will be hiking at a moderate pace that should take us around 8-9 hours depending on group speed and weather conditions. Interested participants should have some experience hiking similar distances and elevation gain. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling (kwatling@verizon.net)
Co-Leader: Vala Harrison (valaharrison101@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Mt Shaw, Black Snout & Big Ball Mountain + Castle in the Clouds

Date: Saturday, July 20

Join us for a lovely summer hike of Mt Shaw, Black Snout, and Big Ball Mountain in the Ossipee Mountains. This will be an ~8mi loop with 2500ft of elevation. Expect some steep climbs and stream crossings. Our hope is to have time to visit Castle in the Clouds afterwards, so we'll plan to go at a moderate to fast pace and start early. Parking may be limited; we encourage carpooling! To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Castle in the Clouds
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Linden Hayes
Co-Leader: Ariel Sherry
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Class II/II+ Whitewater Paddling: Leader's Choice

Date: Sunday, July 21 - Sunday, July 21

Whitewater kayaking and canoeing on a New England Class 2 river. The exact river and location will be based on water flows or otherwise based on available dam releases. Potential river sections may be Deerfield River Fife Brook, Upper Winni, Upper Millers, Pemi at Bristol or Quaboag. Register to be on the email list for trip details. Trip participants should have prior class II whitewater paddling experience, boat control in fast moving water and knowledge of both wet exits & self rescue techniques. Boats must be suitable for whitewater. AMC boat rentals are available (fee applicable). Contact the trip leader if you need help identifying potential transportation and carpooling options.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: David Yang (D_YANG1@YAHOO.COM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Intermediate Sea Kayaking, Part 3: Leadership

Date: Saturday, August 3

Part 3 of the 3 part course on Intermediate Sea Kayaking. This session will put all 3 sessions together. We will plan a route in Boston Harbor and take turns leading the group. You will need to plan a route, lead & navigate a segment of that route, perform rescues in open water, learn to manage an emergency including use of a marine radio, and tow an incapacitated paddler. At the end of this course you should be confident to lead a group of friends safely in coastal waters. and (hopefully) continue your training as an AMC sea kayak leader (not required).

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Boston Harbor
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis J Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) , Rory Kondrad (rkondrad@gmail.com)

Mt Adams and possible Madison via Subway and Great Gulley trails

Date: Sunday, August 4

Join us on a trip up to Mount Adams via 2 trails on the terrifying 25 list. We will crawl under and hop over car sized boulders up King Ravine. The Great Gully trail is one of the steepest in the white mountains climbing 1700 feet of elevation in about 1 mile. The AMC guidebook describes it as "remarkably wild and beautiful" but also "extremely steep and rough". After summiting Adams we will decide as a group whether we want to continue onto Madison or return directly from there. Either way, we will descend via one of the less steep trails. Mount Adams alone will be approximately 8.5 miles with 4500 feet of elevation gain. Madison adds an additional 1 mile and 600 feet of elevation. This hike will involve very steep sections, packs off scrambles and lots of elevation. Participants should be in good physical condition and have experience on steep scrambles and exposed terrain. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Adams
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Cassidy Dreyfus
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

20s & 30s Trail Work Weekend in AMC's Maine Woods

Date: Friday, August 9 - Sunday, August 11

Join the Worcester, New Hampshire, Maine, and Boston Chapter 20s & 30s groups for a weekend of trail work in the beautiful and remote Maine Woods! This two night, two day (with optional third night and day) trip includes two full days of trail work and two nights' stay at AMC's Little Lyford lodge, plus an optional hike/exploration day on Monday. Participants are encouraged to arrive by late afternoon/early evening Friday to provide ample time to get to the lodge for dinner before the gate closes. This trip is designed for people in their 20s & 30s who are interested in learning about trail work and bringing back newly gained skills to local chapter opportunities. No trail work experience is required, only a desire to learn trail work techniques and contribute to the restoration of mountain trails. Activities may include brushing, timber and rock step installation, clearing drainages, building bridges, and erosion control and will be somewhat tailored to the interests and abilities of the group. The trail work will involve hiking a few miles each day with moderate elevation gain. We will be working under the leadership and guidance of AMC's Professional Trail Crew with tools and safety gear provided. Expect to be out for about 7-8 hours Saturday and 4-5 hours Sunday. At the end of each day, we'll enjoy social time and dinner back at the lodge. Accommodations are cabins and a bunkhouse at Little Lyford, one of AMC's lodges in the heart of the 100-mile Wilderness in the Maine Woods. Breakfast, trail lunch, and dinner (Friday dinner through Sunday lunch) are included with the cost of the stay. If you plan to stay on Sunday night, you will be charged an additional cost at a discounted rate, which includes Sunday dinner and Monday breakfast and lunch. Cancellation policy: cancellations prior to July 9 will be refunded minus a $25 cancellation fee; cancellations after July 9 will only receive refund if we fill your spot. No refunds after August 2.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: AMC Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Kate Bentsen , Aaron Valentine
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Lake Champlain Bike Weekend 2024

Date: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18

Join us for 3 days of biking in the beautiful Burlington, VT/Lake Champlain region. We will ride into Quebec to enjoy lunch in the lovely village of Venise-en-Quebec on Saturday. A valid passport or passport card is required for the trip to Canada. We will view landscapes of picturesque coastline, quaint island life, and rolling Vermont hills and mountains. Each day will offer at least 2 ride options: one with a range of 23-44 miles and one 43-59 miles, both at an average pace of 13-15mph. Elevation gain will vary depending on the route. Friday's rides will begin in downtown Burlington, traveling across the Colchester Causeway and Bike Ferry to South Hero Island and a winery. Saturday we have a remote start north of Burlington and ride to Venise-en-Quebec. Sunday will offer a choice of rides south of Burlington along the edge of the Green Mountains for some more hilly terrain, or along the beautiful Winooski River for a flatter ride. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads and bike paths are packed dirt or gravel. There is a non-refundable Registration Fee of $35.50 payable to AMC via the PayPal link below. This fee will cover food for one Happy Hour as well as partially defray volunteer leader costs (such as navigation, lodging, setting up and leading rides, logistical support, and meal arrangements). Participants will self-pay for lodging, food, and any ferry services. Once you've registered, the hotel information will be e-mailed to you. Saturday and Sunday breakfast will be included in the hotel fee. Lodging will be approximately $225.00 per night (per room), which includes a 9% lodging tax. Rooms have either two double beds or one queen bed, so that cost can be shared with roommates. If people are seeking a roommate, we can try to help but are ultimately unable to guarantee this. Participants should consider this when booking a room. To register please fill out the google form and pay the fee via the PayPal link. Please don't book hotel rooms until you are accepted on the trip. We welcome newcomers, so will hold 3 rooms for folks new to AMC or who have never participated in a weekend trip with AMC, until June 15th.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Burlington, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Marjorie O'Malley , Mike Barry , Kellie Pasini
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Google Application Form

Followup clinic to Boston chapter whitewater instructionals

Date: Saturday, August 17 - Saturday, August 17

This is a follow-up clinic to practice peel-outs, eddy turns, ferries, and other moves for anyone who has taken one of the three Boston chapter introductions to kayaking (on May 18-19, June 15-16, or June 22-23). Other class II paddlers are welcome, but this is an instructional, not just a river run. We'll probably be on the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield but for variety might move elsewhere in central-western Mass if there's good water. Rain-date would be Sunday.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Fife Brook section of Deerfield, near Charlemont, Mass.
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Jonathan Schlefer (schlefer@alum.mit.edu) 617-281-1002 (Evenings before 10:00 pm but hard to reach in May)

Huntington Ravine to Washington (Terrifying 25)

Date: Sunday, August 18

Join us to Hike Washington we will ascend via Huntington Ravine which is an extremely steep and treacherous terrifying 25. It is said that the Huntington Ravine is the single most challenging regular hiking trail in the White Mountain National Forest. This hike is not for those afraid of heights. This is a 9.5 mile hike with 4800 feet of elevation gain will feature several scrambles and an easy water crossing. We will move at a moderate pace over varied terrain. Plan on an all day hike. Please be an experienced hiker in good physical condition. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Washington
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Thomas Kenyon , Majid Ali
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

40+ Maine Wilderness at Gorman Chairback Labour Day weekend

Date: Friday, August 30 - Monday, September 2

Escape to the serene Gorman Chairback Camp this Labor Day weekend for an adventure in the heart of Maine's 100 mile wilderness with 40+ Group trip. We invite you to join us for a rejuvenating retreat filled with outdoor exploration, camaraderie, and relaxation. AMC Gorman Chairback Camp offers a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern comforts. Whether you're an avid hiker, nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a peaceful getaway, this weekend promises something for everyone. Our programme includes guided hikes along scenic trails, where you'll discover hidden waterfalls, panoramic vistas, and optional activities like kayaking or canoeing on crystal-clear lakes. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the tranquil lake from the camp dock. After a day of adventure, enjoy complimentary appetizers and unwind in the cozy main lodge or in charming cabins, complete with warm fireplaces and breathtaking views. Delicious, locally sourced meals await, providing the perfect fuel for your outdoor pursuits. But the true highlight of this weekend getaway lies in the sense of community and connection forged around the campfire, sharing stories and laughter under the starry night sky. Fee covers 3 nights lodging on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Meals include 3 dinners, appetizer one night, 3 lunches and 3 breakfasts including check out Monday. Price for weekend: Bunkhouse $345 Group 3/4 shared bath $450 Couple/2 Shared bath $600 Group 3/4 Private bath $570 Payment required in full to confirm reservation. Cancellation with full refund until 20 July. Refunds issued between 7/21 and 8/20, only if the spot can be filled. No refunds after 8/20.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Paddling
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Heather Mills (hnmills@hotmail.com) 617-513-5026 (6-9pm) , Marianne Bonnard (bonnard.marianne@gmail.com)

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, September 9 - Monday, September 9

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, September 9 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our September meeting will be held in person at AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here

40+ Three Mile Island weekend - September

Date: Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22

Join 26 AMC 40+ Members for a weekend getaway to Three Mile Island Camp (TMIC), Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Situated on an island of 43 rocky woodland acres, TMIC offers a delightful recreational experience in the heart of New Hampshire's lake district. Participants will enjoy a weekend of canoeing, kayaking, sunfish sailing, swimming, sitting by their cabin or camp fire, playing games, and having a grand ole time! A couple of 'led' activities will be offered but mostly this will be an unstructured weekend to socialize, exercise, and relax! lodging consists of quaint 2-person cabins each situated on the water. Wake up to the sounds of loons and beautiful sunrises! Delicious meals will be provided and are served family style in a warm, social atmosphere. TMIC offers meat and vegetarian options with fruit and salads included, but can't accommodate special diets nor avoid cross contamination for those with severe food allergies. $255 for Members $280 Non-Members Payment required to confirm reservation. Cancellation with full refund until 29 July. Refunds issued between 7/30 and 9/6, only if the spot can be filled from the waitlist. No refunds after 9/7.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Social Events
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Heather Mills (hnmills@hotmail.com) , Renee Hoekstra (reneejhoekstra@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed

Womens+ Hiking Weekend at Cold River Camp

Date: Friday, October 4 - Sunday, October 6

Come join us for a womens+ hiking weekend in one of the most beautiful and remote parts of the White Mountains! We'll be staying in cabins at the AMC's Cold River Camp in Evans Notch, enjoying rustic accommodations, indoor plumbing, and camp-provided meals. We'll settle into our two- to four-person cabins Friday night. On Saturday we will take in the fall colors hiking the rocky crags of the Baldfaces, Caribou, Blueberry, or other peaks in the area with spectacular views. The offered hikes will have a range of paces and distances, and be appropriate for beginner to advanced hikers. Saturday night we'll have a bonfire and stargazing if the skies are clear. Sunday, we pack our bags, and go for shorter (half-day) hikes before heading back to civilization. Saturday and Sunday breakfast, Saturday appetizers and dinner, and trail lunches for Saturday and Sunday are provided by the camp. You'll need to bring trail snacks for the weekend, and dinner Friday night (or stop to pick up food on the way). To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Cold River Camp
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Deb Conrady , Celeste Venolia
Co-Leader: Holly Riehl , Pam Richardson
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, October 14 - Monday, October 14

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, October 14 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our October meeting will be held online. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, November 11 - Monday, November 11

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, November 11 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our November meeting will be held online. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, December 9 - Monday, December 9

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, December 9 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our December meeting will be held in person at AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. Elections for committee positions will be held during the December meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here