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Winter potluck and slideshow

Date: Wednesday, January 29 - Wednesday, January 29

Join AMC Boston Young Members (20s/30s) for a potluck and slideshow presentation this winter! We'll hear from fellow hiker, Dan Zube, about his adventure writing poetry along the Appalachian Trail. Slideshow summary: New Hampshire author and photographer Daniel "Screech" Zube will be sharing his favorite poems and photographs from his recently published book, "Human-Powered Poetry from the Appalachian Trail - A Thru-hiker's Perspective". Come and be entertained with a variety of stories that are sure to make you cringe, laugh and contemplate some of life's bigger questions. The discussion will be framed around the most memorable parts of his journey including never-ending rain, thru-hiker culture, startling wildlife encounters, mountaintop vistas, and much more!

Activity Categories: Cultural, Social Events
Location: 10 City Square, Charlestown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Link: Register here

AMC @ BKB!

Date: Thursday, January 30 - Thursday, January 30

Join your AMC Boston 20's& 30's fam for an evening of working out at Brooklyn Boulders! At BKB, participants have the option to boulder, lift weights, run on a treadmill, and do all kinds of other fun healthy activities!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Brooklyn Boulders
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Jesse Waites (jesse.waites@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

SendHers Gym Night!

Date: Thursday, January 30 - Thursday, January 30

SendHers is hosting a gym night Thursday, January 30th at 7pm, at CRG in Watertown. This event is not exclusive to SendHers members, so anyone should feel free to join! Look for Emily, Amy and Jess in teal SendHers tanks by the benches outside of the locker rooms and we'll match you with a partner! We'll be selling the SendHers tanks for $15 and passing out special stickers! If you arrive late just come find us around the gym! Hope to see you there!

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Central Rock Gym, Watertown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heidi Morris (heidimorris43@gmail.com) , Lorenzo Antinori

Family Calumet Junior (kids 8 & under) Winter Weekend in West Ossipee, NH

Date: Friday, January 31 - Sunday, February 2

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. This trip is targeted to families with younger children, 8 & under, but kids all ages are welcome - AMC members and non-members alike. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, and x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavilion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach. Accommodations are rustic comfortable. The lodge has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms with showers on the first floor which is where the group shares our meals and down time. The 2nd floor sleeps up to 22 (three bedrooms for 2, 8, and 12) in bunk-style firm beds. The sleeping areas are co-ed, so families can stay together. Bring your sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, pillow and towels. The cabins are insulated and heated and sleep up to ten (four bunk beds and two single beds). Those staying in the cabins have their choice of the bathrooms in the lodge or separate heated bathrooms. Group meals are simple, hearty, and delicious. Everyone helps cook, prep and clean-up. $125 for adults in the Retreat lodge or $95 in cabins. Kids 7 - 21 years enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $85. Kids six and under enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $45 including all meals Friday evening to Sunday lunch. Registrar contact: Laurene Poland, ljpoland@msn.com, 508-728-1373. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2642

Activity Categories: Hiking, Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Calumet, West Ossipee, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373, Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Registration

WHP Participants ONLY: Sub Sig Cabin weekend #2 (Level 3)

Date: Friday, January 31 - Sunday, February 2

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Sub Sig cabin is located in Hart's Location, NH - about 10 miles south of the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch. The cabin has heat and electricity, a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy living/dining room, a 2 room sleeping area with mattresses, a 2 stall HEATED outhouse, and even a small library and assortment of games. The cabin does NOT have running water. Leaders and participants are expected to bring 2 gallons of water for personal use, along with sleeping bags and their own breakfasts and trail lunches. Sub Sig Cabin will be opened by the Leaders early Friday evening and all participants should aim to arrive by 9.00 pm having eaten dinner on the drive up. Dinner will be provided on the Saturday night, but participants will be responsible for their breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday as well as meal and cabin cleanup. We will hike 5 to 10 miles each day (hopefully, Mts. Lincoln and Lafayette on Saturday and Mt. Jackson on Sunday) and gain as much as 3,000 ft in elevation. See Regi trip description for more details.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Hart's Location
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

Backcountry Ski Touring in the Whites

Date: Friday, January 31 - Sunday, February 2

Join us for a weekend of day trips - novice (easier) to intermediate backcountry ski tours - in the White Mountain National Forest between the Kancamagus Highway and Waterville Valley. Hilly, gently rolling, to flat terrain to be encountered. Must have intermediate cross country ski skills with downhill control/strong snowplow. Trails such as Greeley Ponds, Kancamagus Brook, Livermore Road, and Tripoli Road are likely destinations; leaders reserve the right to make changes pending actual trail, weather, and snow conditions. Lodging in Waterville Valley vicinity. Contact Aldo for more information and registration.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Waterville Valley
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mike Barry
Co-Leader: Mustafa Varoglu
Registrar: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com)
Trip Difficulty: Novice to Intermediate and Above
Link: AMC Boston Ski Committee Trips & Events Listings

Stowe Vermont Cross-Country Ski Weekend - Young Members

Date: Friday, January 31 - Sunday, February 2

Join us for the January edition of the classic Stowe ski weekend in Vermont with Young Members. Ski the groomed trails at Von Trapp's Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort. Stay at a cozy inn complete with jacuzzis and a roaring fireplace. Trip cost of $200 includes 2 nights' lodging, 2 breakfasts, and happy hour. Downhill skiers welcome.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Location: Stowe, Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Jennifer E Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Frank Hauschild (frankhauschild@rocketmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult
Link: Register Here

Northern Presidential Traverse

Date: Saturday, February 1

Single day winter traverse of the NH Northern Presidential Range (Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison). This is expected to be a small group. You must have significant above treeline experience with the fitness and endurance to complete this hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti , John Sanford
Trip Difficulty: AA2A
Link: Register here

WHP Participants ONLY: Moosilauke via Gorge Brook Day Hike (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, February 1

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Join us for a moderately paced day hike to the above treeline summit of Mount Moosilauke, where we'll have a chance to use the gear and apply the skills we've been covering in the program. You will be introduced to one of the true joys of winter hiking on this hike - the road walk. We will take the Gorge Brook trail as it is the easiest and most sheltered from wind route to the summit. However, as the Ravine Lodge road is not always plowed in winter, this can add an additional 3.2 miles round trip as well as an additional 400 feet of elevation gain. Distance: The trail itself is only 7.4 miles roundtrip with 2,400 feet of elevation gain, but factoring in the road walk our total mileage will be 10.6 miles with 2,800 feet of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

WHP Participants ONLY: Mt. Whiteface Winter Day Hike (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, February 1

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Join us for a moderately paced hike to the summit of Mt. Whiteface. We will be hiking in the heart of winter, and while we will be using our snowshoes along most of the moderately graded Blueberry Ledge trail below treeline, we will have the opportunity to practice with our crampons on a few scrambles over the open ledges as the trail approaches the summit.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Whiteface, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

WHP Participants ONLY: Welch/Dickey Winter Day Hike (Level 2)

Date: Sunday, February 2

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. This winter day hike is open to all participants in the Winter Hiking and Backpacking Program (WHP), and is especially aimed at beginners of winter hiking . On this 4.4-mile loop hike, you will experience fairly rugged terrain; icy ledges; two summits (Welch and Dickey); a captivating introduction to open, above-tree line travel with 1700 feet of elevation gain; and great views of Mt. Tripyramid and Sandwich Mountain across the valley. This is one of the finest, most popular half-day hikes in the White Mountains, made better still with winter's respite from the crowds. NOTE: You MUST have full crampons for this hike! You can bring microspikes if you wish, but they are NOT a substitute for the required crampons. Snowshoes, and winter (NOT 3-season) boots are also required. However, depending on conditions, snowshoes may (or may not) get left in the cars. While this is a level 2 outing, do not be fooled. In winter, this is a serious hike. Those open ledges are guaranteed to be covered with ice, requiring crampons. And though the high point is only 2700 feet, far shorter than the 4000-footers, a cold wind can cause frostbite at any elevation. Full winter gear is therefore required no matter what the forecast.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Welch Dickey
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: C3C
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Date: Monday, February 3

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, February 3, 2020. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Cindy Crosby

Boston 20s & 30s Game Night

Date: Monday, February 3 - Monday, February 3

Join us for a night of board games and card games to remember! Bring your favorite board game or come to play something you haven't before. Game night will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; come for whatever time frame works for you. There may be light snacks but you should plan on figuring out dinner plans on your own. You are welcome to bring food for yourself or to share.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 10 City Square, Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp , Christina Castedo
Link: Sign up here!

Backcountry Ski/Ride Clinic at Cardigan Lodge, NH

Date: Friday, February 7 - Sunday, February 9

Join snow lovers of all types and abilities to explore the diverse backcountry terrain of Mount Cardigan! Skiers, snowboarders, and XC, AT, and telemark skiers are all welcome! Optional backcountry ski instruction in small groups based on interest and ability, from novice to advanced, then head into the backcountry. General & intermediate knowledge of skiing is required. More information is found here: https://amcboston.org/committee/skiing/2020-backcountry-skiride-clinic

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Cardigan Lodge
Region: New Hampshire, Upper Connecticut River Valley/Lake Sunapee
Leader: Cheryl Hacker
Registrar: Cheryl Hacker
Trip Difficulty: ski knowledge is req'd w/ interest in backcountry

Ski in Snow-filled Stowe

Date: Friday, February 7 - Sunday, February 9

Ski where the snow is! Join us for cross country skiing in Stowe Vt, home to the finest network of groomed cross country trails in New England. Cost of $160 pp includes 2 hot breakfasts & 2 nights lodging (double rooms) at a comfortable inn with hot tub & pool. Single room option for additional fee. There will be guided intermediate level cross country outings; location dependent upon conditions. Downhill skiing on own with other interested participants.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Stowe, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Karen Brody (kbrodybel@gmail.com) 617-448-5097 (before 9 pm)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

February Bar Social @ The Burren

Date: Friday, February 7 - Friday, February 7

Join AMC Boston 20's & 30's for a relaxing evening at one of the best Irish pubs in the city, The Burren in Davis Square.

Activity Categories: Cultural
Location: The Burren
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael J Hanley
Co-Leader: Jesse Waites
Link: Register here

Winter Backpack in the Carter Range

Date: Saturday, February 8 - Sunday, February 9

If you are ready for an awesome winter adventure, read on. How does a February weekend hiking three 4Ks and camping out off the Carter Moriah Trail sound? On the first day, we will hike 9 miles tagging South and Middle Carters before settling in at Imp Campsite for the night. Sunday we'll wake early to cook a warm breakfast and melt snow for our water before hiking to Mt. Moriah and out of the woods for a total of 6 miles. At a minimum, you will need the usual winter hiking equipment, a -20 degree bag or equivalent, and your own meals to participate in this adventure. We can share tents, stoves, and some other equipment.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Imp Shelter
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: John Etzel
Co-Leader: Eric DuPont
Trip Difficulty: AA3A
Link: Register here:

Canceled: Lonesome Lake Hiking/ Snowshelter Weekend

Date: Saturday, February 8 - Sunday, February 9

Come join us for a moderately paced hike to stay at Lonesome Lake Hut during a full moon weekend. What a wonderful way to brighten the mid-winter! We will snowshoe across the lake and practice important winter survival skills such as: building a Quinzee snow shelter, a snow cave, a trench shelter, and possibly an igloo. Participants can opt to sleep in their snow shelters or the hut. We will snowshoe to check out the full moon over the lake at night. We will prepare Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast as a group. Full winter gear is required for this event.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Lonesome Lake Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Susan Christopherson (chrstphrsn@comcast.net)
Link: Register Here

WHP Participants ONLY: Moosilauke via Glencliff Day Hike (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, February 8

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Join us for a moderately paced day hike to the above treeline summit of Mount Moosilauke where we'll have a chance to use the gear and skills we've been covering in the Winter Hiking Program. This hike will follow the Glencliff Trail. The trail is on the windward side of the mountain and is exposed to the wind even below treeline. This hike is 7.8 miles roundtrip with 3,300ft elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

WHP Participants ONLY: Beginner Winter Backpack (Level 2/3)

Date: Saturday, February 8 - Sunday, February 9

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. The purpose of this trip is to gain experience and learn techniques for backpacking comfortably and safely in the backcountry in Winter. You'll experience the magic of camping in the snow at elevation. We will hike to Kinsman pond campsite where we will camp for the night. Weather and time permitting we will summit North and possibly South Kinsman mountains. We will practice winter navigation skills and learn strategies for body heat management. On Sunday, we will either hike down, or if conditions permit and the group is interested, we may loop to the summit of Cannon mountain before returning to the trail head

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Kinsman pond
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: B3A
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

WHP Participants ONLY: Pierce/Pierce Ike Day Hike (Level 2/3)

Date: Saturday, February 8

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Climb beautiful Mt. Pierce (4312 ft), a 6 mile roundtrip expedition to amazing views of the valley, Mt. Washington, Mt. Eisenhower, and northern Presidentials (weather permitting). The last tenth of a mile is above treeline. 2,400 ft of elevation gain. We will hike in two groups and if the weather is good, one of the sections will continue to Mt Eisenhower (extra 3 miles and 1200 ft of gain total all above treeline). If this extension is offered, one group will descend directly from Pierce as well. The extended hike requires that we move along and is an level 3 rather than a level 2 hike. It is a good training hike for the above treeline workshop.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Pierce
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

Winter Hike to Mt Flume and Mt Liberty

Date: Saturday, February 8

Join us for a winter hike to the summits of Mt Flume and Mt Liberty! This is a long (12+) mile hike to two of the most scenic summits in the White Mountains, offering 360 degree views of the Pemigewasset wilderness, Cannon, and the Kinsmans. This trip is for experienced winter hikers, and prior above treeline experience is required. Daylight is in short supply at this time of year, so you should plan on an early start. There is a good chance we will make our way out of the woods in the light of our headlamps

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Flume, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Co-Leader: Bob Mackin , Karen Mackin
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Galehead in February

Date: Saturday, February 8

Hike to the summit of Galehead in winter. We'll start at the Beaver Brook cross country ski area and take the ski trails/herd path to Gale River road close to the road junction and the summer Gale River trailhead (a bit more than a mile). From there we'll take the Gale River trail to the Garfield Ridge trail (AT), and Garfield Ridge to Galehead hut (closed) and the Frost trail to the summit of Galehead . Total is about 12.5 miles and 2750 elevation gain. Pretzel, the hiking dog, will be joining us.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Pat Grimm , Joe Comuzzi
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Sea Kayak Pool Rolling

Date: Saturday, February 8 - Saturday, February 8

Winter pool rolling sessions keep your skills and technique in shape for spring and summer events. These sessions will focus on rescues, self and assisted, boat handling, strokes and maneuvers in confined spaces and as time permits, Qualify for AMC Level 2 trips next season with wet exit and recovery Bring pfd, paddle, and paddle float. Wear gear for warm water for extended exposure in the pool. Sea kayaks will be supplied. Dates: Saturdays, Jan 11, Feb 8, and March 7 Time: 11 am to 1 pm. Cost: $30/person for each session.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Boston area
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Al Daggett (alex.daggett065@gmail.com) 617-283-6601
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

February 8 Social at Adventure Pub in Arlington

Date: Saturday, February 8 - Saturday, February 8

Come join us at the Arlington Adventure Pub- A restaurant that is all set up for playing games of all types. The pub offers a variety of games but you are also welcome to bring your own. There is a $5 cover charge. Please consider ordering a meal or at least appetizers as they are gracious enough to provide a warm friendly space for us to hang out. Come learn about the AMC, upcoming trips, and ways you can be involved. Please click on the following document to sign in and confirm your attendance: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IHnpEPMYFbHgQFj3X0a6uerruoGL0X6G0DgC8tzczM4/edit?usp=sharing

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Arlington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Renee Hoekstra , Ellen Stanley
Link: Register Here

Mt. Cube - 52 with a View with Forty Plus

Date: Sunday, February 9

Mt. Cube. Tired of the same old 4000 footers? Try 52 With a View. Mt. Cube is in western New Hampshire on the AT. 52 With a View peaks are picked because they are "prominent" - higher than everything around them and have spectacular views - in this case a stunning view of the Green Mountains in Vermont to the West and North towards Moosilauke and beyond. ~7 miles roundtrip, 2200 ft elevation gain. We will be hiking up the AT (Fallback is the Cross-Rivendell trail on the west side of the mountain if trail conditions are an issue.) Hike will be at the moderate pace typical of the Forty Plus committee. Full Winter Gear and Experience Required. Register through link below. NOTE: TRIP IS ON SUNDAY

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Orford, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: William Swanton
Co-Leader: Susan Christopherson (chrstphrsn@comcast.net)
Registrar: Susan Christopherson (chrstphrsn@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: REGISTER HERE

Mount Chocorua Winter Hike

Date: Sunday, February 9

Join us for a Winter Hike to the summit of Mt Chocorua. Mt Chocorua is purported to be one of the most photographed in the world, for good reason. Its iconic rocky summit offers excellent views in all directions. This trip is for experienced winter hikers, and prior above treeline experience is required.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Chocoura, Albany NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Asch
Co-Leader: Robert Mackin
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here:

The Wildcats in Winter

Date: Sunday, February 9

Join us for a winter hike to Wildcats A through D (4422', 4330', 4298', and 4062'). Looking down over the ski area, Wildcat D boasts fantastic views of Washington, Adams, Madison, and more. We will ascend via the ski slopes to Wildcat D, then continue along the Wildcat Ridge Trail until we get to Wildcat A and head back the way we came. The climb up to Wildcat D is steep. We plan to hike ~ 8 miles at a moderate pace with 3,250 feet of elevation gain. Participants should have recent experience hiking the White Mountains in winter or equivalent winter hiking experience with similar distance, elevation/terrain and pace. Participants are required to purchase an "uphill ticket" from Wildcat Mountain ticket office for a small fee (last year this fee was $10).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling
Co-Leader: Amy Grenier , Eric Robbie
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here

Mt Jackson

Date: Sunday, February 9

Join us for a moderately paced hike up Mt Jackson 4,052 foot mountain located in Coos County, NH. We will hike up Webster-Jackson trail about 5.2 miles with 2150 feet elevation gain. If the weather is clear we should have some spectacular views! This hike is ideal for someone in decent shape wanting to practice snowshoeing/microspike technique. This trip is appropriate for experienced hikers who have done some easier winter trips of ~3-4 miles and are maintaining a baseline of hiking fitness. Current winter hiking program participants are encouraged to join us. This trip can be combined with the Leader's Saturday hike Galehead. Contact Joe C. about accommodations $9/person/night at Leader Owned Facility if interested. Pretzel the hiking hound will be joining us.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Jackson, nh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Cezanne Cartier , Zoe Rath
Trip Difficulty: Moderate B3B
Link: Registration

AMC Boston 20s and 30s Steering Committee

Date: Monday, February 10 - Monday, February 10

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Committee? The Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm - dinner is provided! Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Katie Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com)

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 11 - Tuesday, February 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 Elizabeth Ryan, 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.]

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@hb.amcboston.org)
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2780

Potluck & Slideshow: Lost Cowboy Country

Date: Wednesday, February 12 - Wednesday, February 12

FREE SLIDESHOW & POTLUCK SERIES Potluck @ 6:30 PM, Show @ 7:15 PM. Join hiker/photographer/environmentalist Harvey Halpern as he takes us to the most beautiful, least visited Public Lands in Utah's Canyon Country. Most of these lands were included in the Tribal proposal for Bears Ears, but none of them were included in the original designation of Bears Ears National Monument by President Obama. This would be rectified by a new bill that seeks to restore Bears Ears AND include all the lands proposed by the five Native America tribes. This show details a 26-day backpack trip to Lost Cowboy Country. Join Harvey as he shows you Public Lands that rarely see other backpackers. He'll also detail the threats facing these lands and what you can do to help protect them. About our Speaker: Harvey Halpern of Cambridge, MA has been exploring the most remote corners of Utah's Canyon country since 1974. His off-trail backpacks have been as long as 33 days where he'll rarely see other backpackers. Potluck Info:  Please arrive with your contribution between 6:30-6:45 pm. Homemade salads and main courses are always welcome, takeout & store-bought goodies are equally welcome. Serving spoons, plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins, and drink pitchers will be supplied. There is a full kitchen (stovetop, oven, 2 microwaves, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cook pots for the stovetop if needed. HELPFUL TIP: There is a Whole Foods across from the Community College Subway Station (Bunker Hill Mall) for last-minute food pickups. IMPORTANT: You *MUST* register for the show to gain access to the building. A key code will be emailed to all registrants the day before the show.

Activity Categories: Photography, Social Events
Location: AMC Boston Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Julie LePage
Link: REGISTER HERE:

20s and 30s Mt Orford Winter Weekend

Date: Friday, February 14 - Monday, February 17

Spend Presidents Day weekend with the young members (20s and 30s) group! Join us in the winter wonderland of southern Quebec at Mt Orford National Park. Activities include your choice of cross country and downhill skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, fatbiking, local sightseeing tour, or a visit to the spa. Limited to 60 participants.

Activity Categories: Ice Skating, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Social Events
Location: Mt Orford
Region: International
Leader: Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com) 603-219-1397, Caitlin Hall
Co-Leader: Christina Castedo , Eliza Mitchell
Link: Register here

Winter Sports Weekend in Quebec

Date: Friday, February 14 - Monday, February 17

Enjoy the long weekend in Quebec at Mont Orford National Park. Activities available include nordic skiing, downhill skiing, uphill skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, ice skating, and more. Winter at your doorstep! Registration fees include 3 nights lodging, and 5 meals.

Activity Categories: Ice Skating, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark, Snowshoeing
Location: Magog, QC
Region: International
Leader: David Loutzenheiser (dloutzen@gmail.com) , Marcella MacKenzie

President's Weekend in White Mountains, NH February 14 - 17, 2020

Date: Friday, February 14 - Monday, February 17

Join AMC friends for Cross Country - Back Country Skiing at moderate level, moderate pace including snowshoeing from novice to experienced. Ski Touring Center available to all levels. Downhill skiing at Waterville Valley nearby. Stay at comfortable Mountain Fare Inn, Campton, NH. $365 covers lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 happy hours. Sponsored by Boston AMC INTRO Committee

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Snowshoeing
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.) , Robert DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.) , To Be Announced
Registrar: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: easy to imoderate pace

Family President's Day Calumet Winter Weekend, West Ossipee, NH

Date: Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 16

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavilion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach. Accommodations are rustic comfortable. The lodge has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms with showers on the first floor which is where the group shares our meals and down time. The 2nd floor sleeps up to 22 (three bedrooms for 2, 8, and 12) in bunk-style firm beds. The sleeping areas are co-ed, so families can stay together. Bring your sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, pillow and towels. The cabins are insulated and heated and sleep up to ten (four bunk beds and two single beds). Those staying in the cabins have their choice of the bathrooms in the lodge or separate heated bathrooms. Meals are simple, hearty, and delicious. Everyone helps cook, prep and clean-up. $125 for adults in the Retreat lodge or $95 in cabins. Kids 7 - 21 years enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $85. Kids six and under enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $45 including all meals Friday evening to Sunday lunch. To Register click the "Register button" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2646. For questions contact: Kate Atanasova,ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com, 774-232-6846.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Calumet, 1090 Ossipee Lake Road, Freedom, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Kremena Dimitrova (ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com) 857-928-0533 (evening after 6pm) , Helene Guezennec (lnguezenn@hotmail.com) 857-352-1688, Daniel Parvanov (parvanov@yahoo.com) , Ekaterina Atanasova (ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com) 774-232-6846
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Register Here

Canceled: Cancelled - Family President's Day Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Date: Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 16

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c and downhill skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor. A full bath house with hot showers are within a short walk from the cabin. We all help with meal prep and clean-up in our communal/family style kitchen and dining area. $90/person includes 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner and lunch style fixings/snacks throughout the day. To register click "Register Now" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2658. For questions contact: Margarita Balmaceda, balmacma@shu.edu or 1-617-818-7841

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Location: AMC Noble View Outdoor Center 635 S Quarter Rd, Russell, MA 01071
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Co-Leader: Margarita Balmaceda (balmacma@shu.edu) 617-818-7841 (after 6 pm) , Margaret Schroeder (margaret.schroeder@gmail.com) 617-905-0452
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Register Here

Winter Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, February 14 - Monday, February 17

Join us to explore skiing in western MA, southern VT, and eastern upstate NY on the three-day President's Day weekend. We will visit cross-country (XC) skiing areas and backcountry (BC) ski locations. Intermediate XC abilities needed (including downhill control on touring equipment). Our lodging is at a relaxing country home with private and semi-private accommodations available. Enjoy beautiful scenery, the company of fellow skiers/hikers, and hearty meals fit for a foodie! Cost is $238-288/per person. For more information and to register, contact Aldo. (If snow conditions do not allow for XC or BC skiing, alternatives such as hiking, downhill resort skiing, etc. will be available.) (Google Map below shows general location of the town of Hancock, MA. Specific directions to the lodging will be given after registration is completed.)

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Hancock
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Aldo Ghirin
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes
Registrar: Aldo Ghirin
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Western Massachusetts Cross Country Ski Areas

Family Winter AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, February 15 - Sunday, February 16

Enjoy an invigorating winter hike with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Winter Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 10 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast. Register w/Denise Boucher-denisegirish@gmail.com, 978-470-0243.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Alexandria, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@gmail.com) 978-470-0243
Link: Register here

Presidents Weekend Family Winter Fun, Burke, Vermont

Date: Saturday, February 15 - Tuesday, February 18

Winter fun in the heart of the snow belt in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont! Cross country and downhill skiing nearby at Burke and Jay Peak. Other xc options a short drive away. Also Ice skating, sledding, snow men, etc. Stay at large ski house. Group meals, great company. $180pp for the 3 day weekend, includes 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts and snacks. Please register online at: http://tinyurl.com/PrezWknd2020. Questions please contact Naomi Ribner, tonaomirose@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Northeast Kingdom of Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com) 781-444-6693
Trip Difficulty: Suitable for all levels.
Link: Register Here

WHP Participants ONLY: Beginner Winter Car Camping Weekend (level 1)

Date: Saturday, February 15 - Sunday, February 16

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Looking to spend your weekend with awesome people in the mountains? Never been winter tent camping but want to give it a try in a low-key way? This is your chance! This weekend is about staying out in the cold overnight in a tent and learning that its ok to sleep and to cook in snow packed conditions but with the safety of being near your car and also having real bathrooms and hot showers nearby.

Activity Categories: Camping
Location: Littleton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: C4C
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

WHP Participants ONLY: Potash Mt Navigational Hike #2 (level 2)

Date: Saturday, February 15

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Potash Mountain (2700'), an open peak situated in the Sandwich Range backcountry, will afford us a great opportunity to practice our winter trail finding and navigation skills, all while enjoying a fun day of snowshoeing, scenery and views. We will gear up for winter conditions and hike at a moderate pace, covering roughly 4.5 miles and gain 1450' of elevation.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Potash
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel (1111anedzel@gmail.com) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Stephen Duly
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik , Deb Conrady
Trip Difficulty: C3B
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

Sandwich Dome Winter Hike

Date: Saturday, February 15

Join the Winter hiking enthusiast for a hike to Sandwich Dome Mountain. We will ascend the Sandwich Dome (3,993 feet), and pass Jennings Peak and Noon Peak for a loop. This hike is 8.6 miles round trip. This is a peak that is on the list for the 52 with a view, and 100 highest mountains in New England. We'll be moving at a moderate pace. Participants should have prior winter hiking experience and should have good physical fitness. Prior winter hikes of at least 5-7 miles.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains National Forest
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Kanishk Tripathi
Trip Difficulty: Moderate (B3B)
Link: Register here

Young Members - Blue Hills, Local Advanced Hike + Whites Winter Warm-up

Date: Saturday, February 15

Looking for a winter warm-up to an upcoming White Mountains trip? Or want a decently challenging local hike this winter? Come join Young Members this February for an advanced local hike in the Blue Hills with fantastic views of the Boston skyline and surrounding areas!! Hike will be 6.5 to 8.5 miles with 1500 to 2000 ft of elevation gain over roughly 6 hours. As this is a winter hike in February, expect to be prepared for cold weather (lots of layers). Because we will be completing several steep ascents on rocky outcrops under snowy and icy trail conditions, microspikes will be required. This is not a trip for beginners.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Justin Gallo (jusgallo@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Meredith Kraner (AMC.Meredith@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

Mt. Garfield

Date: Saturday, February 15

Join us on a winter hike to Mt. Garfield (4,500 ft). Expect wintry conditions and a long day. Enjoy spectacular views, weather permitting. Round trip distance is 12.4 mi with 3,000 ft elevation gain. Full winter gear required. Limited to 10 experienced winter hikers.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Garfield, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes (pjmjn22@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Jen Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Link: Register Here

Windblown Sunday Afternoon

Date: Sunday, February 16 - Sunday, February 16

Meet up for an afternoon of intermediate cross-country skiing at Windblown Touring Center in New Ipswich, New Hampshire on February 16, 2020 starting with lunch at 12:30 P.M. We ski the afternoon on a half-day ticket that you purchase yourself (cash or check only).  Windblown is in Southern New Hampshire less than an hour and a half from the Boston area. We will have a faster and relaxed group cross country ski options for intermediate cross country skiers. Meet for lunch at 12:30 at the Base Lodge. In the event of heavy snow, ice or hazardous driving conditions, the trip will be cancelled. Cost: $17.00 adults and $15.00 for seniors for afternoon skiing.  Rentals are available at an additional cost.    https://www.windblownxc.com Please register in advance by February 14, 2020

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Windblown Nordic Center, New Ipswich, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Carla Schwartz , Debbie Smith (lawdeb@aol.com)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate skills required
Link: http://windblownxc.com

Maine BC Ski to the B-52

Date: Monday, February 17 - Thursday, February 20

Come ski with us on a unique advanced BC tour from AMC's Lyford Pond Camps (LPC) to the B-52 crash site on the northwest shoulder of Elephant Mountain near Greenville, Maine. As an added bonus, we will also seek out the tail section, which is on AMC's property on the southwest shoulder of Elephant Mountain Trails and conditions will carry greatly; they will be a combination of dirt roads, trails and some bushwacking. We will strive to make the grades moderate, but there may be some shorter steeper sections. We expect variable snow conditions. Some of the roads/trails will be either packed out or groomed. Thus full skins and metal edged BC skis with at least about a 70/55/65mm profile are required. High topped leather or possibly lighter plastic boots are recommended, depending on your ski ability in BC conditions. We will meet in Greenville at Northwoods Outfitters on Monday, then drive and ski as a group from the winter parking lot to Lyford Pond Camps, approximately 7 miles; on Thursday we will reverse this. You can have one duffel bag brought in by snowmobile at $25 per bag per trip, or carry all your own gear for free. We will have two full days on Tuesday and Wednesday for attempts to get to the B-52; these are long days at about 15 miles. If we reach it on Tuesday we may do another local ski on Wednesday. Detailed itinerary and maps/gps files will be shared with participants. We will be staying in a rustic but cozy and comfy cabin at Lyford Pond Camp that will have a mix of bunks/beds. Heating is by wood stoves & there is electric power until about 9 pm. There are showers, toilets and a wood fired sauna in a central bath house for the camp. Dining will be hearty and healthy and served family style in the main lodge dining room. Wine/beer are available for purchase/consumption in the main lodge. Participants are welcome to BYOB for consumption in the cabins. The cost of $375 for AMC members/$425 non-members will include 3 nights lodging, all meals from dinner on Monday through trail lunch on Thursday, Gear transport from the parking lot is available for an extra $25 per trip per bag. Per AMC policy, cancellations > 14 days prior receive a full refund minus a $25 fee and < 14 days prior will forfeit the full amount. Contact Mike Barry at mikebarry657@mac.com; or 617.257.2251 to sign up or for questions.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Lyford Pond Camps
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251, Peter Logan (mtnman@erols.com)
Registrar: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Advanced
Link: B52 Crash Article

Family AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins February School Vacation Week Trip, Greenville, ME

Date: Monday, February 17 - Thursday, February 20

Join a small group of families at AMC's newest Medawisla Lodge and Cabins in Greenville, ME Monday thru Thursday of February School Vacation Week. Enjoy private lakefront cabin or bunkhouse w/shared bathhouse (w/shower) and toasty warm wood stove. Small group of families. Drive in location. Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe extensive trail network just steps away from our cabins/bunkhouse. Group cooking and full service combo. Your choice private lakefront cabin (limited availability and more expensive, each with living room with futon and two bedrooms with either queen or twin beds with linens including pillowcases, sheets, and towels provided) or bunkhouse (super nice almost brand new with separate rooms partitioned with 4 bunks per room) - either with shared bathhouse with shower. We anticipate one or two families per cabin, depending on family size (will need to be flexible). The bunkhouse sleeps up to 16. We will have some electric LED lighting and a wood or propane stove keeps the cabins/bunkhouse toasty warm. Our cabins/bunkhouse have a kitchenette and we will cook as a group one breakfast, one dinner and our lunches. Our second night (Tuesday) and Wednesday and Thursday mornings, we will enjoy "full service" eating dinner and breakfast in the main Lodge. Medawisla (the Abenaki word for loon) is part of AMC's Maine Wilderness Lodges network. The Lodge & Cabins are "off the grid" by the shore of Second Roach Pond, on 70,000 acres of forestland permanently conserved by AMC as part of its Maine Woods Initiative. AMC has completely rebuilt this sporting camp first opened at this location in 1953. The main or Central lodge includes dining room, sitting area, deck, and sauna. Questions? Contact Hillary Berbeco, Hillary@berbeco.com.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Location: AMC Medawisla Lodge, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Hillary Berbeco (hillary@berbeco.com)
Link: Register here

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Monday, February 17 - Monday, February 17

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels. Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

Date: Thursday, February 20 - Sunday, February 23

BC Touring at it's best! Discover the remote Maine woods on true ski adventure. We'll be based at West Branch Pond Camps within the AMC's 70,000 acre reserve east of Greenville, Maine. We will BC ski on unbroken trails, winding up the White Cap Mtn ridge and through hills and woods on a trails ranging from wide roads and open ponds to narrow trails and some bushwacking. We rate the skiing on this trip at advanced. We will be skiing up to 10-12 miles with vertical of up to 2000'-2500' per day on mostly ungroomed trails; though some of the approach mileage may be packed out or even tracked, there will be bushwhacking sections and probably some steep sections in deep snow; climbing skins (at least "kicker ones") are required. You should be prepared and able to traverse steep ravines and narrow snow bridges across streams. New from last year, since some trails have been cleared of brush and if there are snow bridges across ravines, we will be able to do a traverse of some of the bowls! As you all know, conditions in the backcountry can be highly variable. We recommend metal edged, double camber skis of approximately a 67mm-57mm-62mm profile, a pair +10mm in all dimensions may be beneficial in event snow is very deep. We should be ready to expect variable snow and weather conditions including extremely cold weather and potential ice. Our accommodation will be in cozy and rustic West Branch Pond Camps in winterized cabin #9, which has 6 beds, plus space for two cots if we need them. Amenities are cozy warm heat with wood stoves, a bath house with showers and toilets and hearty local cuisine, served family style in the kitchen. Food allergies and vegetarians can be accommodated, though strict vegans cannot be accommodated by the group menus. Of course, you can extend the trip by booking directly with West Branch Pond Camps. For more information see the trip brochure at the link below.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: West Branch Pond Camps, Township A, Range 12, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Registrar: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Nordic BC Skiing Robust Intermediate/Advanced
Link: Trip Brochure

End of School Vacation - Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia NH

Date: Thursday, February 20 - Sunday, February 23

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen. The farm has chickens and cows and a small play structure. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. Children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2672 Questions: valerie.paul@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Ice Skating, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer 617-413-1815 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

WHP Participants ONLY: Above Treeline Workshop 1 (Level 3)

Date: Friday, February 21 - Sunday, February 23

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to develop and apply above treeline mountaineering skills, with a Day 2 objective of summitting Mt. Washington via the Lion Head winter route. Participants must have the stamina to accomplish a 9 mile hike with 4300' of elevation gain over steep, strenuous terrain in snowy and icy winter conditions, along with prior winter hiking experience. This should NOT be the first winter hike you have done; participants are expected to have completed at least several other below treeline winter hikes by the time of this workshop.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Mount Washington, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

WHP Participants ONLY: Mt. Liberty Winter Day Hike (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, February 22

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Mount Liberty, the 18th tallest peak in the White Mountains, is one of six mountains along Franconia Ridge. Its rocky open summit, at 4,459 ft, affords terrific panoramic views of the surrounding Pemigewasset Wilderness. We will ascend Mt. Liberty via Whitehouse, Liberty Spring, and Franconia Ridge trails. As a level 2 day hike, this trip is open to all WHP participants who have completed at least one level 1 or 2 winter hike in the preceding few months. That beginner hike can be another WHP hike or some other winter hike over terrains similar to those found in the White Mountains. The hike covers 8.0 miles, with 3,250 ft. in elevation gain. Expect steep but manageable terrain at times. Duration of the hike will vary depending on trail conditions and ability of our group.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Liberty, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

WHP Participants ONLY: Winter Day Hike to Middle + South Carter (Level 2/3)

Date: Saturday, February 22

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. This intermediate-level day hike offers the opportunity to practice your newly minted winter hiking skills, practice heat and energy management techniques, gain familiarity with carrying a heavier winter daypack on uphill and downhill terrain, the use of snowshoes/crampons, and possibly take in some great views and make new friends. This day trip is ideal for folks who have been on a hike of at least 7 miles at a moderate pace and are ready for the next step. This hike will be approximately 10.5 miles in length with 3500' of elevation gain and will (hopefully) reach the summits of Middle and South Carter...This is a rain or shine hike, though conditions will be considered for safety.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middle Carter
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

20s-30s: XC Ski trip to Jackson

Date: Saturday, February 22

Jackson Ski Touring gives XC skiers sunny open vistas, serene woodland terrain and challenging mountain descents. For beginners and intermediate skiers. Option to join the group for dinner after skiing. Option to combine with leaders NH Chocolate Ski Festival trip: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2762

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: jackson, nh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Ben Coon
Trip Difficulty: Easy to challenging.
Link: Registration

20s-30s NH Chocolate Festival! (XC Ski/Snowshoeing)

Date: Sunday, February 23

Known by many as the 'Sweetest Day on the Trails", this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free! XC ski, or snowshoe from inn-to-inn along the trails of our 45 KM network to enjoy the spectacular scenery, and great chocolate treats at stops throughout the network, most located along the trails. All levels welcome we will be breaking up into 2-3 groups. Option to combine w leaders XC ski trip at Jackson on Saturday: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2761

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: conway, nh
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Jenna Whitney , Ryan Braid
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register

Mount Chocorua Winter Day Hike

Date: Sunday, February 23

Mt. Chocorua is one of the most climbed and photographed mountains in the White mountains of New Hampshire. In the winter it's a good day in the woods with a brief taste of winter climbing in the White mountains above the tree line. Weather permitting, we will have 360 views of the Lakes Region and the White Mountains at the exposed treeless summit! We will be ascending and descending via Champney Falls Trail and Piper Trail, covering up to 7-8 miles and about 2500 feet of elevation gain. The route includes some open ledges that will require the use of full crampons. Optionally, we may also visit the frozen Champney Falls along the way! At roughly a mile and a half there is a side trail to Champney Falls (this trail contains ledges; crampons are required). Due to its summit exposure, we can't guarantee that we will summit it, it can be windy and icy above tree line.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Registration and more detalhes

WHP Participants ONLY: Avalon & Willard day hike (level 1)

Date: Sunday, February 23

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Join us for a moderately paced hike up 1 or 2 peaks of the 52 with a view (52WAV). Mt Willard (2800ft) and Mt Avalon (3400ft). Mt. Willard has magnificent views of Crawford Notch and has one of the finest views in the White Mountains for the effort required. Mt. Avalon offers one of the best views of the Willey range. This hike is 6.6 miles and 2550ft elevation gain if summitting both peaks. This hike is ideal for someone in reasonable hiking shape wanting to practice snowshoe/microspike technique.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Avalon, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

Winter Pool Rolling - Closed Boats

Date: Sunday, February 23 - Sunday, February 23

Learn to roll your kayak/C-1 or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! These sessions meet once a week for five weeks at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club on Sundays: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, and 3/22 from 5:00-7:00pm. C-1 instruction is contingent on availability of C-1 instructors. These sessions are for any closed boaters (K1, C-1); however, due to space limitations in the pool only whitewater boats are permitted.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington Boys & Girls Club
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Pacuska
Co-Leader: Susie Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)
Registrar: Susie Carter
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Gym Night - MetroRock Everett

Date: Thursday, February 27 - Thursday, February 27

Come join us for our monthly gym night at MetroRock in Everett on Thursday, February 27th at 7pm! We will meet outside the locker rooms. Look for Heidi and Lorenzo in AMC shirts to be paired with a partner. If you arrive late come find us around the gym!

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: MetroRock, Everett
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heidi Morris , Lorenzo Antinori

Jay Peak Front and Backcountry

Date: Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

A weekend of skiing around Jay Peak Vermont. Ski Jay resort on Saturday and backcountry on Sunday (optional). Stay at house nearby and eat meals prepared by group. $200 per person for lodging and meals (lift pass extra). The house has several king & queen beds, so bring your spouse or partner for additional $100 (50% off!). Jay peak in northern Vermont is 9 miles from the border with Quebec. The elevation and westerly flow from Great Lakes provides consistent, quality snow and abundant glades to ski. There are not many requirements for this trip, since we are skiing a downhill area. The group will likely split into subgroups of similar pace and ability, with 1-2 groups skiing glades. You will need suitable gear for Sunday's backcountry tour and be capable of skiing lower-angle glades. Skiing Jay on Sunday is also an option. Of course, all plans will be subject to snow conditions.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Co-Leader: Greg Maslowe

XC Ski Out the Door Craftsbury

Date: Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

Up to 99K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before 1/26 with L. Trip fills fast! Note - this is an intermediate level trip. New AMCers with intermediate XC ski experience are welcome to join. (colisted with INTRO Committee)

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Carla Schwartz 508-626-7455 (before 10PM)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Website

XC Ski Out the Door at Craftsbury VT (Intermediate)

Date: Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

Up to 99K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before Jan 26, 2020 with L. Trip fills fast! . Boston AMC INTRO Committee sponsored

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Location: Craftsbury, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Carla Schwartz 508-626-7455 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Registrar: carla schwartz (carlalist@gmail.com) 508-626-7455 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Nordic Center

AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (AWS)

Date: Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

The AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (ASW) is designed to introduce experienced winter hikers and climbers to the basic skills required for climbing high altitude mountains such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and beyond. The ASW topics will include roped team travel on moderate to high angle snow slopes and glaciers, ice axe use and self-arrest, advanced belay systems, crevasse rescue, snow anchors, and high-altitude medical issues and medications. The workshop base camp and lectures will be out of Harvard Cabin, and our daily outdoor adventures will take place near Willey Slide on the south side of Mt. Willey which overlooks Rt 302 and the impressive face of Mt. Webster. Should weather or crowding be an issue, we will move our class to Pinkham Lodge/ Joe Dodge Lodge along the Sherburne Ski Trail or lower slopes of Tuckerman Ravine depending on the snow conditions. Full Winter Gear is required and a comprehensive gear list will be provided to all accepted participants. However, please note that you must have 4-season above treeline experience, waterproof double plastic mountaineering boots, ice axe, 12-point crampons, carabiners, helmet and harness. Leaders will provide all ropes, specialized pulleys and snow anchors. In addition, please note that you will need to come to class prepared with (1) Texas Sling and (2) prusiks that you will assemble at home before the class. These specialized tools are described thoroughly in detail in your mandatory pre-class readings in 'Freedom of the Hills' or Selters 'Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue'. Please feel free to contact Jim Schroeder (james.schroeder39@yahoo.com) with any questions on the pre-class tasks. Please complete the supplemental experience "Google Form" questionnaire when received from the Trip Registrar otherwise Leaders will not be able to process your application for one of the (8) participant spots. Please note that you must be able to arrive at Harvard Cabin by 6:00 pm on Friday, February 28 for our first night of introductions and lectures.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Harvard Outing Club Cabin, Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kellie A Connelly (amckellie@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: James Schroeder (james.schroeder39@yahoo.com) , Rod Cole (rodec@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: B3B (ADVANCED)
Link: Register Here

Waterville Valley XC Day Trip

Date: Saturday, February 29

Join us for an intermediate cross country ski day trip on scenic groomed trails at Waterville Valley of 15-25 km at a 4-6 km/hr moving pace. The leaders may split the group per skiers relative speeds. Beginner/novice skiers are also welcome, but should self-take a Waterville Valley ski school group lesson in the morning and then ski with the group after lunch. Limited to 10 experienced x-c skiers. Gear list: You should be ready for a wide variety of conditions ranging from warm and moist to windy and cold; all clothing should be made of synthetic materials or wool/smartwool. Clothing: Polypro base layer, insulating layer and outer wind resistant layer. Use an extra or thicker layers if you run cold. Fleece or wool hat, thin and heavier gloves and face mask/neck warmer/scarf plus sunglasses/goggles and lip/face balm. Carry in fanny pack/small daypack 1 liter fluids, spare gloves, warm jacket such as down vest or jacket, lunch or snacks and ski scraper. Optional items: ski waxes if using waxable skis, pocket knife, headlamp, hand/foot warmers, personal first aid kit.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Waterville Valley Adventure Center, 33 Village Rd, Waterville, Valley, NH
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Co-Leader: Jen Newland
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Vigorous (4-5) Per new AMC Rating System
Link: REGI Resigstration

WHP Participants ONLY: Above Treeline Workshop 2 (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, February 29 - Sunday, March 1

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to learn the basics of winter above treeline hiking. The emphasis of the course will be on individual and group hiking techniques, safety, clothing, and the proper use of crampons and ice axes. Day 1 of the workshop will be spent developing the skills (such as self-arrest) that we'll need for the second day during which we'll attempt to summit Mt. Washington via the winter Lion Head route. Participants must have some prior winter hiking experience along with the stamina and physical conditioning to complete an 8+ mile hike with 4300' of elevation gain over strenuous terrain in potentially difficult winter conditions. There are a few short, steep and exposed sections on the Lion Head route so participants should be comfortable with those types of trails. The workshop utilizes the slopes of Mt. Washington as a training area with Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch used as our base. Joe Dodge is a full service, heated lodge with running water, showers, beds, linens, towels, and a dining room. We will be sleeping in bunkrooms reserved for the group.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Mount Washington, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

Mt. Washington

Date: Saturday, February 29

Join us for a classic loop over the west side of Mt Washington using the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Gulfside Trail and Jewell Trail to Mt Washington (6,288'), this day hike is 8.7 miles round trip with 4,200 ft of elevation gain. This will be a long, strenuous day with potential exposure to weather so previous experience of hiking above treeline is desirable.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Washington
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bryan Jones
Co-Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Mt Jackson Day Hike

Date: Saturday, February 29

Join us on a winter day hike to the summit of Mt Jackson (4,052'). We will hike from Crawford Notch along the Jackson branch of the Webster-Jackson Trail. This hike is open to recent Winter Hiking Program participants and other relatively fit individuals who have appropriate winter gear. The round trip is slightly greater than 5 miles with just over 2,000' of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bob Knudsen
Co-Leader: Jim Robinson (jim@jimrobinson.me)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here:

Fire Tower Hike to North Kearsarge Mountain

Date: Sunday, March 1

Join us on a 6.5 mile hike to Mount Kearsarge (North) and weather permitting we will catch magnificent 360 degree vistas, including views of the Presidentials and Mt Washington Valley. At the top we can climb the inactive summit fire tower, which offers fantastic views of eastern White Mountains and western Maine. Mount Kearsarge stands at 3268 feet and is on the "52 with a view" list of NH mountains <4000 ft with a view. This view is well known as rivaling many of the >4000 ft peaks! With an elevation gain of 2,600 ft. in just over 3 miles the trail is quite steep. Participants should expect to hike at a moderate pace through a pretty pine forest before the final ascent to the bald summit which is typically quite icy. Full Winter gear, including microspikes and snowshoes, is required. Poles are recommended.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: North Kearsarge Mountain, Chatham, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Karen Mackin
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here:

XC Skiing at Waterville Valley

Date: Sunday, March 1

Join us for a day of moderate paced, machine cut track kick and glide skiing on Waterville Valley's 70+ km trail network. We will likely split into two groups; one may stay out on the trails all day and the other may ski a few hours, return to the lodge for lunch, then ski a few hours in the afternoon. In both cases, you can either bring your own lunch or buy one from a cafe in Waterville Valley. If you are on the trails all day, be prepared to carry your lunch! There isn't a remote Yurt or warming hut, so the weather may influence if people want to stay outside all day or not. Ability Level & Pace: Novice to advanced skiers welcome on our tour. We recommend beginners take a group lesson before attending this trip, or take a lesson in the morning and ski with the group in the afternoon. The group will likely break into a faster and more moderate paced group. Extremely fast (and skaters) or slower skiers are welcome to self-guide. Trail Passes: Participants should self-pay the $21 center trail fee. Please see the Waterville Valley Nordic trail pass website for details about costs http://www.waterville.com/nordic-passes/. Conditions: These trails are machine groomed for both skate and classic skiing, and trails are patrolled. Trip may run in marginal conditions, but lack of snow and/or rain will likely cancel the trip. Consult the co-leader with questions. Ski conditions and area map available here: http://www.waterville.com/nordic-snow-report Registration & Waiver: This trip is sponsored by the AMC Boston Ski Committee. Register for the trip on the Boston REGI system. You will be asked to sign an AMC Waiver at the start of the trip. The waiver can be viewed at: https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Volunteer-Led-Activity-MemRelease-17.pdf Gear List: Narrow XC skis/boots/poles for machine cut tracks. Very small daypack or fanny pack with 1l water, snacks, spare jacket Lip balm/chapstick, sunglasses, spare gloves and balaclava or hat. Wear clothing, gloves, hat, balaclava, glasses/goggles per expected weather Use map from adventure center and/or GPS app on smartphone for navigation

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Waterville Valley, NH Town Square
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Co-Leader: Zoe Rath (zrphoto@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 4-Moderate
Link: Register Here

WHP: Cannon Mt Day Hike (level 2)

Date: Sunday, March 1

This instructional trip is intended primarily for participants in the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP), with a few spots available for other members of the community. We will hike up Cannon Mountain from Franconia Notch at a moderate pace, on a crisp, winter day. On a direct route to the summit, we will hike 4.2 miles round trip, with 2200' of elevation gain over varied terrain. Portions of the route are relatively steep, and others will afford us the opportunity to experience above-tree line exposure. 360-degree views from the summit tower, including a breathtaking angle on the Franconia Range 'across the street'. We'll also take advantage of our location by having lunch and warming up at the full-service summit lodge before we descend. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including snowshoes and crampons. As this is a Sunday, the plan is to complete the hike no later than 4pm.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Cannon Mountain, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: C3B
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

Winter Pool Rolling - Closed Boats

Date: Sunday, March 1 - Sunday, March 1

Learn to roll your kayak/C-1 or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! These sessions meet once a week for five weeks at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club on Sundays: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, and 3/22 from 5:00-7:00pm. C-1 instruction is contingent on availability of C-1 instructors. These sessions are for any closed boaters (K1, C-1); however, due to space limitations in the pool only whitewater boats are permitted.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington Boys & Girls Club,
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Pacuska
Co-Leader: Susie Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)
Registrar: Susie Carter
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

28th ANNUAL QUEBEC DH & XC SKI TRIP

Date: Tuesday, March 3 - Sunday, March 8

CHARTERED BUS TRIP: We'll meet in Concord, NH on Tuesday evening, March 3 and stay there the first night. Then travel by chartered luxury bus north to enjoy some of the best, most reliable, scenic, and extensive skiing in the east, plus the European charm, style and great restaurants of Quebec City. Choice of DH or XC skiing, or snowshoeing, at Bretton Woods, NH en-route north on Wed., and in the Quebec City region on Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sunday. Quebec ski areas include Mt. St. Anne DH & XC, Camp Mercier & Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix XC, & Le Massif & Stoneham DH. All accessed using our charter bus. On Sunday, there will be a choice of morning skiing nearby or playing tourist in Quebec City. All activities and times are contingent on weather. Return to Concord, NH on Sunday evening, March 8. Up to 5 days of skiing at 10 different ski areas -- 5 XC & 5 DH. Also, possible visit to the truly unique Ice Hotel. $670 US for double occupancy. Includes 1 night lodging in Concord, NH with 5 days hotel parking, 5 days chartered bus, 4 nights premium rooms in the luxury Hotel Chateau Laurier, in Quebec City, 1 hotel breakfast in Quebec, 1 dinner on the bus, 1 h'or douvres reception, 5 days trail snacks & lunch food taken from the bus, plus some XC tickets or 1 day DH at Mt. St. Anne, and a possible modest surplus cash refund. $1,000 for single occupancy. Sponsoring Club: Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston Chapter Ski Committee. Skiing Category: Intermediate or Advanced. Maximum Group Size: Approx. 40 persons, including leaders. Our bus has 54 seats. For details and signing up, please contact the trip leaders.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Quebec City Canada
Region: International
Leader: Mike Barry , Arnold Nadler (ardnadler@aol.com) 978-745-9591
Co-Leader: Deb Taylor
Registrar: Arnold Nadler 978-745-9591

Boston Rock Climbing Program

Date: Tuesday, March 3 - Sunday, May 10

Rock climbing provides the exhilaration of conquering a crag, but also the puzzle of figuring out a sequence of moves to climb a difficult section of rock. You can experience the rewards and challenges of outdoor rock climbing by taking the Boston Mountaineering Committee's Rock Climbing Program! This program covers the basic skills for outdoor rock climbing. The emphasis of the course is learning to safely follow a leader on multipitch trad climbs as well as setting up your own topropes to climb independently. We cover: toprope anchor building, belaying, rappelling, contingency skills, and more. No prior climbing experience (indoor or outdoor) is necessary. You will learn from our experienced volunteer instructors and meet other aspiring and enthusiastic rock climbers that you can partner with on future adventures! Indoor program events are held in various locations around the Boston metro area, including the AMC headquarters in Charlestown. The outdoor program weekends are held at Quincy Quarries, rain or shine. We encourage anyone interested to join our optional information session on March 3 from 7-8pm. The program starts indoors with Knots Night (mandatory) on March 24 from 7-9pm and New Belayers Night (optional) on March 31 for anyone who isn't comfortable tying in to a harness and belaying a toprope. The first outdoor program weekend is April 4 and 5 (both days required); you may attend either day of the remaining program weekends: April 18 or 19, April 25 or 26, and May 2 or 3. The program also includes optional social opportunities: the indoor Student Social on April 9, Open Climb day on April 11, Crow Hill BBQ on May 9, and a Boston Chapter Mountaineering Gym Night during the program. Following the program, our graduates are invited to the annual New Seconds weekend in the Gunks (a world-class climbing destination in New York) where they will be paired up with an experienced leader to do some real multi-pitch climbs. If you do not have a climbing harness or helmet (required), they may be borrowed at no cost (with a deposit). Registration is by application, due by the Sunday after the optional information session. Financial assistance is available. For more information, see http://amcbostonclimbers.com/rock-program

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Quincy Quarries Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christopher Camejo , Constance Wauthier
Link: Rock Program Web Site

AMC Boston Rock Program Assistant

Date: Tuesday, March 3 - Sunday, May 10

The AMC Boston Rock Program is an annual event where volunteer Instructors and Assistants teach ~65 Students how to climb outdoors. If you're an experienced outdoor climber and think that teaching others how to climb is a great way to spend a few weekends (and meet new climbing partners) then you're welcome to join us. The course focuses on learning to safely follow an experienced leader on multipitch trad climbs as well as setting up topropes to climb independently. Each of our Instructors works with a group of 5-6 Students and 1-2 Assistants to teach the core program skills during each of the program days. On some days we also have special skills stations set up that Students rotate through. Our Assistants help Instructors by demonstrating and teaching skills as well as keeping an eye on Student safety. You can come for as few or as many program events as you like. We ask that our Assistants are competent top-rope and lead belayers, know how to rappel, and have their own basic equipment (harness, helmet, belay device, personal anchor, and a few carabiners). If you have previous experience teaching climbers but are new to the program we ask that you start off as an Assistant so you can see how we run the program before becoming an Instructor. Indoor program events are held in various locations around the Boston metro area, including the AMC headquarters in Charlestown. The outdoor program weekends are held at Quincy Quarries, rain or shine. We encourage anyone interested to join our optional information session on March 3 from 7-8pm. The program starts indoors with Knots Night on March 24 from 7-9pm and New Belayers Night on March 31 for anyone who isn't comfortable tying in to a harness and belaying a toprope. The outdoor program weekends take place on April 4-5, April 18-19, April 25-26, and May 2-3. The program also includes optional social opportunities for Students and Volunteers: the indoor Student Social on April 9, Open Climb Day on April 11, Crow Hill BBQ on May 9, and a Boston Chapter Mountaineering Gym Night during the program. We have 2 extra events for Volunteers: The Volunteer Kickoff Party on March 20 and the Assistant Skills Refresher on March 28 where Assistants have a chance to visit the Quarries and brush up on the skills they haven't used all year. Following the program, our graduates are invited to the annual New Seconds weekend in the Gunks (a world-class climbing destination in New York) where they will be paired up with an experienced leader to do some real multi-pitch climbs. For more information, see http://amcbostonclimbers.com/rock-program To get added to our notification list email rock@amcbostonclimbers.com

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Quincy Quarries Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christopher Camejo , Constance Wauthier
Registrar: Chris Camejo or Kumi Wauthier (rock@amcbostonclimbers.com)
Link: Rock program Web Site

20s ad 30s trip to Craftsbury - Cross Country Skiing

Date: Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8

Join us for a weekend of cross country skiing at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in northern Vermont. Craftsbury has the largest XC ski network in New England along with hiking trails on site, a gym, yoga classes, and more. The registration fee includes 2 nights lodging. This trip is generally geared toward at least intermediate level XC skiers, however inquire with the leaders if you are a beginner.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Craftsbury, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com) 603-219-1397, David Loutzenheiser
Link: Register Here

20s-30s Notch Your Ordinary Winter Hiking Weekend

Date: Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8

Do you like hiking? Do you like hanging out with friends by a fireplace, drinking hot cocoa, eating good food? Then this is the weekend hiking trip for you! We will be offering hiking at various levels both Saturday and Sunday. We have rented out the entire Notch Hostel which includes a common room, a small library (with information about the area, games, and books about hikes and hiking), dining room, bed with clean bedding in the shared bunk room, full kitchen, plus shower rooms and toilets. Delicious meals will be provided and are served family-style in a warm, social atmosphere. No car? no worries! - leaders will help organize carpools. Anyone young at heart is welcomed and encouraged to join us on this trip. If you have winter appropriate hiking gear, you are welcomed to join us

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: The Notch Hostel, North Woodstock, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat , Alex Nedzel , Tony Ng
Co-Leader: Zoe Rath , Justin Gallo
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register

Downhill and Cross-country Skiing at Sugarloaf Maine

Date: Friday, March 6 - Monday, March 9

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in Carabassett Valley Maine at Sugarloaf Mt. Participants can downhill ski at the resort, or cross-country ski at either the groomed trails of Sugarloaf Cross Country Center, or on the trails of the Maine Huts & Trail system. We'll be in a condo right at the base of the Mountain where you can choose from groomed trails, or ungroomed back-country options. Try downhill one day, and cross-country another! Experience in skiing is highly recommended. Cross-country skiers will be going at a moderate pace on Advanced-Beginner to Difficult trails. Accommodations are in twin beds or bunk beds in a roomy condo with access to the resort's facilities: fitness center, indoor pool, etc. Dinner on Saturday, appetizers for après ski on Saturday and Sunday, as well as breakfasts are included. Additional costs: dinners (both Friday & Sunday), lunches, snacks, beverages, trail/lift tickets. Price is $230 for 2 nights lodging or $290 for 3 nights.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Sugarloaf Mountain, Carrabassett Valley Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie
Co-Leader: June MacKenzie
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate to advanced skiers
Link: Register Here

Cardigan Lodge Soiree

Date: Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8

March 6-8 Senior Soiree #2 at Cardigan Lodge, NH. A weekend of low level hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing . For Seniors eager and able to venture to the summit a climb will be offered. Participants who wish to just relax, read, knit by the fireside are welcome. Full service by the lodge staff: 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 2 lunches plus 2 night lodging cost is: $188.00 plus tax-members, 204.00 plus tax-non members. Limited to 12. Register with L's: Ellen Stanley, ellstan@comcast.net. Barbara Fay, bfamc@verizon.net, 617-694-5612.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Alexandria, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net) 617-817-6688, Barbara Fay
Registrar: Barbara Fay (bfamc@verizon.net) 617-694-5612

Boston Family Fun in the Snowbelt of Vermont

Date: Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8

Join AMC Boston Family Outings for a fun, active and relaxing winter weekend in Londonderry, Vermont. Activities include downhill and x-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating and more. Leader-led nordic ski and snowshoe options on both days, and an optional tubing outing after 3pm on Saturday. Stay at the Blue Gentian Lodge (www.bluegentian.com), within walking distance to Magic Mountain, an excellent kid-friendly ski and tubing area. The Lodge is close to Viking Nordic Ski area (2 miles), Bromley (8 miles), Stratton (9 miles), and Okemo (13 miles). The Lodge has a pond out back for skating. The Blue Genetian is a 100% Solar and Certified VT Green Hotel with a hot tub, game room and common area with a fireplace. Enjoy home cooked breakfasts and dinner Saturday night, with a pre-dinner happy hour. Nordic and downhill ski lessons available for children. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2661

Activity Categories: Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Londonderry, Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@gmail.com) 617-835-6532, Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) 617-515-1095
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Link: Register

Backcountry weekend at Chittenden Brook Hut and Brandon Gap

Date: Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8

Check out one of Vermont's newer gems: the Brandon Gap backcountry ski zones and Chittenden Brook Hut. Friday and Saturday nights we'll be staying at the Vermont Huts Association's Chittenden Brook Hut. The hut is fully winterized (temp set at a constant 60) and has a full kitchen with gas cook stove. Water must be brought from creek and boiled. Bathroom is a long drop outhouse just up the hill. There are two sleeping beds/couches by the heater in the main room and a separate bunk room with multiple sets of bunks. Bunks have mattress but sleeping bag is required (see note above about indoor temperature). We'll meet Friday at the Chittenden Brook camp ground parking area (gate is closed for winter) and skin to the hut (about 2 miles) and make dinner together and plan the next day. Saturday morning we'll skin over to check out Brandon Gap (about 2 miles). Brandon Gap has three ski zones, ranging from mellow to steep and challenging. Which zones we ski will depend on group make up and interest. We'll eat a trail lunch so we can do multiple laps and perhaps check out multiple zones, then skin back to the hut for dinner. Sunday morning we'll pack trail lunches, clean up the hut and check out. After skinning back to our cars we'll drive over to the Brandon Gap parking area and spend the morning skinning and skiing.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Chittenden Brook Hut and Brandon Gap, Goshen VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Gregory Maslowe
Co-Leader: Cheryl Hacker

WHP Participants ONLY: Sandwich Dome and possibly Jennings peak (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, March 7

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Sandwich Dome (3,980'), a major New England 100 Highest peak situated in the Sandwich Range Wilderness backcountry, will afford us a great opportunity to hone our winter hiking skills, all while enjoying a fun day of snowshoeing, scenery and views. We will gear up for winter conditions and hike at a moderate pace, covering 7.6 miles and gain 2,500' of elevation gain. If time and the group's wishes permit, we will also pay a quick side visit along the way to the spectacular lookout atop Jennings Peak, for an additional 0.4 miles and 200' of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sandwich Dome
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

Mt Hitchcock Backcountry Bushwhack

Date: Saturday, March 7

This instructional hike is intended for participants in the AMC Boston Winter Hiking and Notch Weekend programs, with a limited number of spots available for qualified hikers in the general community. Using a map, a compass, an altimeter and a GPS receiver, we will attempt to attain the 3620' summit of Mount Hitchcock. The rub: there are no trails! You will learn about navigating through the woods in the winter, and experience the challenges posed by blow downs, spruce traps, deep snow, dense trees, cold and wind. It will be an intense, immersive, challenging introduction to map/compass-based off-trail winter navigation and travel. The route up to the summit will take the group over 2+ miles of terrain in deep snow, with varying slope steepness and vegetation density. We will take advantage of the trail we broke through the snow on our way up by exiting the same way. We will gain 2100' of elevation, and hike 5 miles round trip. This is likely to be the most arduous trip offered as part of the Winter Hiking Program, and there is a chance that the mountain may deny us the summit.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Hitchcock, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel , Mark Warren , Bob Knudsen
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik , Jim Hutchinson
Trip Difficulty: B3A
Link: Sign up here

Winter Hike to Mt Carrigain

Date: Saturday, March 7

Join us for a winter hike to the summit tower of Mt Carrigain, and enjoy the view from its summit tower. We'll maintain a moderate pace, but this trip requires you to be in good physical condition, due to its length and net climb. Due to normal winter road closures, this will be a long and scenic 14 mile hike, with a 2 mile (each way) road to the summer trailhead. Depending on conditions, and the size of our group, there's a good chance we'll need our headlamps on the way out. We expect this to be primarily a snowshoe, but the hike normally warrants microspikes in sections, and sometimes warrants crampons.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Carrigain, Livermore, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Robert Mackin
Trip Difficulty: AA3B
Link: Register here:

Kinsmans in March

Date: Saturday, March 7

Join us on a winter hike to the Kinsmans, along the Mt Kinsman Trail and the Kinsman Ridge Trail. While only 12 days from the official start of spring, we won't be fooled! We expect cold and wintry conditions as well as a stream crossing or two. We'll summit North Kinsman Mountain (4,293 ft), then proceed to South Kinsman Mountain (4,358 ft) before looping back. Elevation gain will be 3,950 ft. with a round trip distance of 10 miles. Full winter gear required.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Pat Grimm (pagrimm@comcast.net) 978-376-0960, Keith Watling
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here:

Sea Kayak Pool Rolling

Date: Saturday, March 7 - Saturday, March 7

Winter pool rolling sessions keep your skills and technique in shape for spring and summer events. These sessions will focus on rescues, self and assisted, boat handling, strokes and maneuvers in confined spaces and as time permits, Qualify for AMC Level 2 trips next season with wet exit and recovery practice. Bring pfd, paddle, and paddle float. Wear gear for warm water for extended exposure in the pool. Sea kayaks will be supplied. Dates: Saturdays, Jan 11, Feb 8, and March 7 Time: 11 am to 1 pm. Cost: $30/person for each session.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Boston area
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Al Daggett (alex.daggett065@gmail.com) 617-283-6601
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Winter Hike to Cannon Mountain and Lonesome Lake

Date: Sunday, March 8

Join us on a 6.2 mile hike to Cannon Mountain (4,100ft), one of the 48 NH 4,000ft peaks. If the weather is clear we can expect great views across the Franconia Range. Participants should expect to hike at a moderate pace with an elevation gain of 2,400 ft and some limited above tree line exposure near the summit. The summit can be cold and windy. Our route will take us by Lonesome Lake, which affords fine views of North and South Kinsman on a clear day. Full Winter gear, including microspikes and snowshoes, is required. Poles are recommended.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: cannon mt
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Karen Mackin
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

Tripyramids Day Hike (North & Middle)

Date: Sunday, March 8

We will be hiking to the summits of North Tripyramid (4,180 ft) and Middle Tripyramid (4,140 ft) in the northern-most region of the White Mountains. Participants should be prepared for a strenuous hike in full winter conditions. We will hike the 8.5 mil round trips at a moderate winter pace with a total elevation gain of 3,100 ft. Participants should pack all the gear required for a winter day hike in the White Mountains.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Campton, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bob Knudsen
Co-Leader: Varma Saripalli
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Link: Register here

Winter Pool Rolling -Closed Boats

Date: Sunday, March 8 - Sunday, March 8

Learn to roll your kayak/C-1 or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! These sessions meet once a week for five weeks at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club on Sundays: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, and 3/22 from 5:00-7:00pm. C-1 instruction is contingent on availability of C-1 instructors. These sessions are for any closed boaters (K1, C-1); however, due to space limitations in the pool only whitewater boats are permitted.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington Boys & Girls Club
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Pacuska
Co-Leader: Susie Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)
Registrar: Susie Carter
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

AMC Boston 20s and 30s Steering Committee

Date: Monday, March 9 - Monday, March 9

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Committee? The Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm - dinner is provided! Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Katie Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 10 - Tuesday, March 10

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, 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.]

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@hb.amcboston.org)
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2781

Potluck & Slideshow - Biodiversity in Alpine Lakes

Date: Wednesday, March 11 - Wednesday, March 11

FREE POTLUCK & SLIDESHOW SERIES Can hikers contribute meaningful data on amphibians, reptiles and insects of the White Mountains? Yes you can! While the White Mountains have been studied by scientists since the 1800s, the less charismatic species like amphibians, reptiles, and insects typically receive less attention from the average outdoor enthusiast. With a small research team of professional biologists, students, and volunteers, Scott Smyers has been studying these species in and around five of the ponds or "lakes" high in the White Mountains since 2007. Join us as Scott gives us a tour of the diversity of amphibians and insects inhabiting these alpine ponds while inspiring us to become the next generation of hiker-naturalists to collect data in some of the most interesting habitat in New England. About our Speaker: Scott Smyers is the Vice-President and Partner at Oxbow Associates, Inc., a wetlands and wildlife consulting company, specializing in rare amphibian and reptile study and mitigation. He has conducted field research on rare freshwater turtles, snakes, and amphibians across New England and consults on various projects with potential impacts on wetlands and rare wildlife. Much of his research efforts have focused on the White Mountains of NH, Wachusett Mountain State Reservation in MA, and on the island of Nantucket. Potluck: Please arrive with your contribution between 6:30-6:45 pm. Homemade salads and main courses are always welcome, takeout & store-bought goodies are equally welcome:) Serving spoons, plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins, and drink pitchers will be supplied. There is a kitchen to re-warm food or prep (stovetop, oven, 2 microwaves, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cook pots for the stovetop. HELPFUL TIP: There is a Whole Foods store conveniently located across from the Community College T Stop on Austin St (in the Bunker Hill Mall) for last-minute food pickups!

Activity Categories: Photography, Social Events
Location: AMC Boston Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Julie LePage
Link: REGISTER HERE:

WHP Participants ONLY: Sub Sig Cabin weekend #3 (Level 2)

Date: Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. This is a joint trip to Sub Sig Cabin in collaboration with the Sub Sig Outing Club and is limited to 10 WHP participants. This trip is open to Sub Sig members in addition to the 10 slots for WHP participants. Sub Sig cabin is located in Hart's Location, NH - about 10 miles south of the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch. The cabin has heat and electricity, a fully equipped kitchen, a cosy living/dining room, a 2 room sleeping area with mattresses, a 2 stall HEATED outhouse and even a small library and assortment of games. The cabin does NOT have running water. Leaders and participants are expected to bring 2 gallons of water for personal use, along with sleeping bags and their own breakfasts and trail lunches. This weekend is meant as an introduction to winter hiking on the higher mountains in the White Mountains. Our objectives, in order of priority, are: - Everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend, - Participants learn winter hiking and travel skills by practising them, especially snowshoeing (snow conditions permitting), heat management, use of traction (if needed), etc, - Set hiking goals according to the abilities and preparation of our group, but try to climb some of the nearby 4,000' mountains., - Leave Sub Sig cabin in better condition than we found it. Sub Sig Cabin will be opened by the Leaders early Friday evening and all participants should aim to arrive by 9.00 pm having eaten dinner on the drive up. Dinner will be provided on the Saturday night, but participants will be responsible for their breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday as well as meal and cabin cleanup. On Saturday, we will try to hike up Mts. Willey and Field and Tom where we hope to find snow for snowshoeing (snow cover permitting). Sunday we will try for a shorter hike (hopefully Mt. Tecumseh).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harts location, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia

Date: Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen. The farm has chickens and cows and a small play structure. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. Children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2674 Questions: valerie.paul@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Ice Skating, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer 617-413-1815 (before 9pm)
Link: Register Here

WHP Participants ONLY: Crawford and the Giant Stairs (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, March 14

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. This out-and-back hike will begin near Saco River on the Davis Path, a bridle path built in 1845 and leading straight towards Mt. Washington. But hold your horses, we'll not be summiting Mt. Washington on this trip -- for that, sign up for one of the Above Treeline Workshops! ;) Our goal is to enjoy some terrific wintry mountainscape from two 52-with-a-view (WAV) peaks -- Mt. Crawford (3,119 ft.) with its bare summit, and the Giant Stairs just south of the Stairs Mountain peak (3,463 ft.) for views to the south and east. Mt. Crawford will be our primary objective; if weather and trail conditions are unfavourable, we might forgo the Giant Stairs. The hike covers 9.8 miles, with 3,500 ft. in elevation gain. Expect steep but manageable terrain at times. Duration of the hike will vary depending on trail conditions and ability of our group.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Crawford, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Pat Grimm (whp19@hb.amcboston.org) , Jessica Halvorsen (whp19@hb.amcboston.org)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:

Winter Hike to Middle Carter and Imp Face

Date: Saturday, March 14

Join us on a 10 mile hike to the 4610ft summit of Middle Carter Mountain, one of the 48 NH 4,000ft peaks. While the summit is wooded, we can expect nice views of the Presidential Range from the ridge. Our route will also take us to the Imp Face Cliff, which offers outstanding views of Pinkham Notch on clear days. Participants should expect to hike at a moderate pace with an elevation gain of 3500 ft. Full winter gear, including microspikes and snowshoes, is required. Poles are recommended.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Coös County, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Robert Mackin
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here:

World's End Reservation, Hingham

Date: Saturday, March 14 - Saturday, March 14

5 mile hike/snowshoe, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From Rte. 3 exit 14, take Rte. 228N 6.5 mi., L on Rte. 3A 1.0mi. to rotary, R on Summer St. 0.5 mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $8 fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs. Leader: Beth Mosias

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Hingham
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias

Winter Pool Rolling - Closed Boats

Date: Sunday, March 15 - Sunday, March 15

Learn to roll your kayak/C-1 or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! These sessions meet once a week for five weeks at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club on Sundays: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, and 3/22 from 5:00-7:00pm. C-1 instruction is contingent on availability of C-1 instructors. These sessions are for any closed boaters (K1, C-1); however, due to space limitations in the pool only whitewater boats are permitted.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington Boys & Girls Club
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Pacuska
Co-Leader: Susie Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)
Registrar: Susie Carter
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Family Sub Sig (White Mountains NH) XC Ski and/or hiking weekend

Date: Friday, March 20 - Sunday, March 22

Join us for a weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch, NH down the road from AMC Highland Center. This is a half century old hidden jewel …in fact it is called Hart's location and the cabin (Sub Sig) is rustic, but comfy with an outhouse ( yeah) and hauled in water. We will plan a hike choice both Saturday and Sunday as well as group breakfasts and a supper prepared by us all on Saturday evening. Trip is recommended for families with kids ages 7 and up. Group size limited to 12 lucky souls. Cost is $70/adult and $60/child (ages 0 - 18) for lodging, 2 breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2666 Questions: contact Brian Witkov, user369128@aol.com, (978) 807-4901.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Hart'sLocation New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Brian s Witkov (animalhc@aol.com)
Trip Difficulty: moderate
Link: Register Here

Mt Washington

Date: Saturday, March 21

Lets welcome the first weekend in "Spring" on a full winter conditions hike up Mt Washington. This hike is aimed for those with significant above treeline experience in Winter and who are prepared for 9 miles and 4300 feet of elevation gain at a moderate pace. Duration of the hike will vary depending on the trail conditions and the ability of our group. Can be combined with Ls Mt Liberty/Flume Sun hike. Contact L Joe about accommodations $9/person/night at leader owned facility

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Washington
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Bill Ladd
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register here

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, March 21 - Saturday, March 21

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove, once inhabited by Henry Thoreau. Enjoy sit-down break, on the shore of Walden. Bring water and snacks. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left.

Activity Categories: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

Mt Liberty/Flume

Date: Sunday, March 22

Start "Spring" on a challenging full winter conditions hike over 2 4000 footers in the Franconia Range. This hike is aimed for those who are prepared for 10 miles with 4200 feet of elevation gain at a moderate pace. Duration of the hike will vary depending on the trail conditions and the ability of our group. Pretzel, the hiking dog, may be joining us. Can be combined with Ls Washington Sat hike. Contact L Joe about accommodations $9/person/night at leader owned facility.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Liberty
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Bill Ladd
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register here

Winter Pool Rolling - Closed Boats

Date: Sunday, March 22 - Sunday, March 22

Learn to roll your kayak/C-1 or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! These sessions meet once a week for five weeks at the Arlington Boys and Girls Club on Sundays: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, and 3/22 from 5:00-7:00pm. C-1 instruction is contingent on availability of C-1 instructors. These sessions are for any closed boaters (K1, C-1); however, due to space limitations in the pool only whitewater boats are permitted.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington Boys & Girls Club
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Pacuska
Co-Leader: Susie Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)
Registrar: Susie Carter
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Gym Night - CRG Stoneham

Date: Thursday, March 26 - Thursday, March 26

Come join us for our monthly gym night at CRG in Stoneham on Thursday, March 26th at 7pm! We will meet outside the locker rooms. Look for Heidi and Lorenzo in AMC shirts to be paired with a partner. If you arrive late come find us around the gym!

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Central Rock Gym Stoneham
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heidi Morris (heidimorris43@gmail.com) , Lorenzo Antinori

AMC Boston 20s and 30s Steering Committee

Date: Monday, April 13 - Monday, April 13

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Committee? The Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm - dinner is provided! Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Katie Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com)

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Date: Saturday, April 18 - Saturday, April 18

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across scenic sand dunes, and along the ocean beach. Beautiful desert landscapes, include pitch pine forest, views of Essex Bay, and sea birds. Bring water and snacks. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Woodman's Seafood Restaurant, in nearby Essex, at around 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, at Crane Beach parking lot. Parking Fee. From Route 128, exit 14 in Gloucester, take Route 133 West for 5 miles. Turn right on Northgate Road. Then, turn right on Argilla Road, follow to beach.

Activity Categories: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

Maudslay Park, Newburyport

Date: Saturday, May 2 - Saturday, May 2

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, on former estate carriage roads, with scenic views across the Merrimack River. Trail wanders through open grass meadows, then enters primeval stands of white pine. Stroll over stone built bridges, visit rhododendron and azalea gardens. Bring water and snacks. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Starboard Galley Restaurant, on the Newburyport boardwalk, at around 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, at Maudslay State Park, parking lot. From Route 95, exit 57, in Newburyport, take Route 113 West for 0.7 mile. Turn right on Hoyts Lane, follow to end, see parking lot on right.

Activity Categories: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

AMC Boston 20s and 30s Steering Committee

Date: Monday, May 11 - Monday, May 11

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Committee? The Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm - dinner is provided! Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Katie Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com)

Overnight family hike to Carter Notch Hut

Date: Saturday, May 16 - Sunday, May 17

Join us for a family friendly trip to Cater Notch Hut. We will hike the 19 Mile Brook Trail to the hut and stay one night in rustic unheated bunk rooms. Nineteen Mile Brook Trail to Carter Notch is 3.8 miles (one-way) with 1938 feet elevation gain including some minor stream crossings and steep sections. Experienced young hikers welcome with a recommended minimum age of 6 years old. Cabin is self-service and leaders will plan a dinner and breakfast that will be communally prepared in the provided kitchen. Participants will be required to bring their own warm sleeping bag, lunches, and snacks. The communal food will be distributed among participants at the trailhead to carry in their packs.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Carter Notch Hut, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) , Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Memorial Day Weekend, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, May 23 - Monday, May 25

Are you and your family ready for the fun and adventure of staying overnight at an AMC hut and summiting a New Hampshire 4000 footer? Spend two nights at the family-friendly Lonesome Lake hut, one of the most accessible in the Whites, and summit North Kinsman or Cannon on the second day. On Saturday we will hike 1.6 miles (and gain 1000' vertical feet) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. The route crosses 2 bridges and features a few mild rock scrambles, and the incline is moderated by switchbacks. Along the way, we will stop for snacks, look at nature and enjoy the views. Once at the hut, we have free time to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, relax, or take an optional 0.8 mile hike around the lake before dinner. On Sunday we will have a leisurely-paced hike up to North Kinsman or Cannon as long as the snow has melted enough to make it viable. This is a great trip for families with children ages 5+ with some hiking experience. Lonesome Lake Hut is self-service this time of year. Accommodations include a bunk w/pillow (note - bunk rooms are co-ed). Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Lodging, happy hour, dinners and breakfasts included. Price $165/person. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks. Register at: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2734 Questions-Stacia Biel, amcstacia@gmail.com 617-835-6532

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Lonesome Lake, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@gmail.com) 617-835-6532
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

AMC Boston 20s and 30s Steering Committee

Date: Monday, June 8 - Monday, June 8

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Committee? The Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm - dinner is provided! Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Katie Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Katherine M Blair

AMC Gentle Hiking and Summer Theater Weekend

Date: Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19

We will offer easy hikes, under five miles, on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday night, we will go to Jean's Playhouse to see the musical "Mama Mia".. Staying at a Mountain Fare Inn in Campton, NH. $250 covers 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, Sat. dinner and theater ticket. Ls. Kathy Didier, kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com (603-726-3553) and Marilyn Pomerantz, mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com (603-254-5826). Sponsored by AMC Boston INTRO Committee.

Activity Categories: Cultural, Hiking, Music, Social Events
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST) , Marilyn Pomerantz (mobilemarilyn0223@gmail.com) 603-254-5826 (Before 9:00 p.m.EST)
Registrar: Kathy Didier (kathydidiertravels@yahoo.com) 603-726-3553 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

NH Presidential Range Hike

Date: Saturday, July 18 - Sunday, July 26

The 54th 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 New Hampshire's rugged White Mountains! Depending on the daily hike options you choose, you will total between 42 and 61 miles, gain 15,000'-22,000' of elevation, and summit between 12 and 24 high peaks, 18 of which are on the official AMC 4000 footer list. Four AMC leaders and max 21 hikers. We hike in small groups averaging 5-7 people based on each day's chosen route options and paces. For more details, visit http://www.amcnhprh.org/.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Bretton Woods, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel , Elizabeth Ryan , Jonathan Niehof
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register at regi.amcboston.org/event/2738

AMC Interchapter Novice Family Hiking & Camping Workshop (Pet-Friendly), Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, Carmel NY

Date: Friday, July 31 - Sunday, August 2

Family fun hiking and camping weekend July 31st 2020 (after 3 PM) to August 2nd (until 11 AM) at Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park in Carmel NY. Have fun, Improve your hiking and camping skills, and look forward to the option to backpack in the future. This program is at a walk-in (3 - 4 minutes) rustic group campsite next to the Appalachian Trail (AT). Rustic means tent camping, cooking outdoors and there are only portable toilets for bathroom facilities. Volunteer leaders from across the AMC will assist teaching safe group hiking and camping skills along with Leave-No-Trace best practices. This program is free and open to the public. Participants provide their own transportation, camping and hiking gear appropriate for the weather, food and snacks. AMC provides the group campsite and volunteer leadership. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and there are specific rules for pets that join to keep them and everyone else safe. Last years program included group activities on hikes and demonstrations how to use various water filters and hang food to keep it safe from animals, how to pack a pack and what to pack for various seasons. There will be lots of gear to show how we go about having fun in the outdoors year round. There will be free time Saturday afternoon that families can relax on their own or drive to the state park beach area where for a fee they can park and use those facilities. This location is convenient to major highways and mass transit. There are ride share options to get to the campground. We encourage carpooling and will assist with transportation. The photo above is from our previous location in Harriman State Park. The new location does not have any buildings where we will be camping. For more information, contact any of the leaders.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park, Carmel NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@gmail.com) 978-470-0243, Jackie Wah (jwah2002@yahoo.com) 339-368-1534, Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 224-515-0417, David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508
Co-Leader: Richard Breusch (richge@optonline.net) , Chandra Leela Velpula (cvelpula@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

Date: Thursday, September 30

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Carlson
Link: Register Here