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Lets Explore Callahan State Park, Framingham

Date: Saturday, August 13

Join us as we explore the Red Tail, Bear Paw and Backpacker trails in this lovely state park. We will hike ~6 miles at a moderate pace. More detailed information e.g. start time, meeting location will be provided to confirmed participants.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Callahan State Park
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net) 603-236-6418, Connie Sanchez Morillo (conniesanchez22@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Exploration of Nauset Harbor and Marsh Cape Cod

Date: Saturday, August 13 - Saturday, August 13

Join us for an exploration of Nauset Harbor and marshlands in Eastham MA (Cape Cod). We will paddle @ 10 miles in fairly protected water with some tidal currents. We are likely to encounter wind which could change our plan. You will need a suitable boat, which is >14.5 feet with closed hatches. This is a group activity and everyone is expected to stay together, which means paddling at the slowest person's pace or periodic stops to regroup. You need to have intermediate kayak skills to participate on this trip, such as launching and landing your boat, turning and maneuvering, and wet exits and rescues. You will also need a spray skirt, PFD, paddle and clothing appropriate for the weather. More information will be provided after registration.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Eastham MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Peter Logan (mtnmanlogan@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Marie Sorensen (msasorensen@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Hike the Moose

Date: Sunday, August 14

Moosilauke Hike We plan 8.2-mile loop trail near Glencliff, New Hampshire. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 5 h 0 min to complete car spotting-subject to change. rain canceled registration required (L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com (CL) e_newland@yahoo.com

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Glencliff, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Jen Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: moderate
Link: Moosilauke

20s & 30s Summer Hike in the Blue Hills Moderate

Date: Sunday, August 14 - Sunday, August 14

Join us for a beautiful hike at the Blue Hills Reservation. Be prepared to hike about 4 to 5 hours/6.5 miles through some rugged, hilly terrain. Bring a backpack with water, extra layers, snacks, lunch, mask, hand sanitizer. This hike and many others are open to the public so you don't have to be an AMC member.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chaoran Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com) 617-237-0880
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Lets Explore The Blue Hills and trail trace

Date: Wednesday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 17

Looking for some mileage and elevation gain? Then, come with us to explore a section of the Blue Hills. We will hike approximately 7 miles and should get about 700' of elevation gain. I will send out the Information Sheet with the meet up location and route several days before the hike. This hike is for those with Covid vaccinations or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the day of the hike. Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds may delay, cancel, or shorten this hike. We won't cancel because of rain. So, if this sounds good, we hope to see you on this hike. Note: Boston Local Walks Committee is always looking for new Leaders and Co-Leaders to help run hikes and take us to places you know. (Or want to learn.) If you are interested in helping out, so you can learn to be a Leader, and we can all have even more hikes, just let us know.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: ,Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: John Schepis (jas1218@comcast.net) 508-431-0842 (evenings) , Joanne M Newton
Trip Difficulty: approx 700' elevation; 7 - 8 miles

Blue Hills hike (with some Trailwork too.)

Date: Thursday, August 18

The plan is to hike different sections of the Blue Hills, looking for areas that need brushing and small trees cut. "Most" weeks we will mostly be hiking, with occasional short stops to clip or saw a small tree. Some weeks we might find an overgrown area and hike less distance, while doing more trailwork. If we find LARGE trees, we will record them for future trailwork events, we won't be bringing the larger 2 man saw on these trips! We will also be recording drainage structures and issues into the DCR database. Each week will be a different section, so trailhead locations will be sent to those registered. If folks are interested, these will continue 'most' Thursdays for a while. No tools required, I will have a couple saws and clippers. Hikes will generally be about 3 hours, including a short lunch stop.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Lake Champlain Bike Weekend 2022

Date: Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21

Join us for 3 days of biking in the beautiful Burlington, VT/Lake Champlain region. If the border is open, we will ride into Canada to enjoy lunch in the lovely village of Venise-en-Quebec. A valid passport or passport card is required for the trip to Canada. We will view landscapes of picturesque coastline, quaint island life, and rolling Vermont hills and mountains. Each day will offer at least 2 ride options: one a moderate, 12-13 pace averaging 23-44 miles and one advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 43-59 miles. Elevation gain will vary depending on the route. Friday's rides will begin in downtown Burlington, traveling across the Colchester Causeway and Bike Ferry to South Hero Island and a winery. Saturday we will either do a remote start north of Burlington and ride well into Canada, or do a loop from Burlington to Plattsburgh, NY, involving 3 ferry rides and a visit to Ausable Chasm, a scenic canyon. Sunday will offer a choice of rides south of Burlington along the edge of the Green Mountains, on a beautiful bike trail beside the Winooski River, or more hilly terrain. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads and bike paths are packed dirt or gravel. There is a non-refundable Registration Fee of $35.00 payable to AMC once registered for the trip. This fee will cover food for one Happy Hour as well as partially defray volunteer leader costs (such as navigation, lodging, setting up and leading rides, logistical support, and meal arrangements). Participants will self-pay for lodging, food, and any ferry services. Once you've registered, the hotel information will be e-mailed to you. Saturday and Sunday breakfast will be included in the hotel fee. Lodging will be approximately $215.00 per night (per room), which includes a 9% lodging tax. Rooms have either two double beds or one queen bed, so that cost can be shared with roommates. If people are seeking a roommate, we can try to help but are ultimately unable to guarantee this. Participants should consider this when booking a room. No hotel rooms should be booked until you are accepted on the trip. We welcome newcomers, so will hold 3 rooms for folks new to AMC or who have never participated in a weekend trip with AMC, until June 15th.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Burlington, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Mike Barry , Karen Hall
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Ridewithgps Collections Link

Cabin Fever

Date: Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21

This weekend offers a chance to stay at the Harvard Low Cabin. Use the cabin as your basecamp to gather with friends, share stories, and devise the weekend's adventures. A Saturday night social offers a chance to connect with other climbers. The Harvard Low Cabin features a kitchen complete with dual ovens and refrigerator, potable water, and an outhouse. Cabin guests should bring a sleeping pad and sleeping bag for use in the large loft space. Outdoor tent/bivy/hammock spots are available as well. Whether sleeping inside or out, all participants must pay the $10/night fee to utilize the property. You will receive a link to a Google sheet to arrange car-pooling, climbing, and other activities after your registration has been confirmed. Please note that the number of guests sleeping inside the cabin is currently limited compared to prior years and that you may be placed on a waitlist for a loft spot. You may opt to sleep outside or line up alternative accommodations should a spot not become available. Regardless of your sleeping arrangements, all registered participants are invited to our Saturday evening social event.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Natalie Reeder (reeder.n@northeastern.edu)
Co-Leader: Jordyn Seri

Beginner Backpack trip!

Date: Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21

Maybe you have been hiking with us, and hearing stories of backpack trips. You are 'interested'… but maybe you have been thinking, "The backpack trips those folks are doing sound like fun… but I'm not ready for that. I don't know if I have all the gear I'd need, and I'm not sure I'm ready and able to carry it all for multiple hours up some big mountain." We have got just the 'Exploratory' backpack trip for you! This will be a 1-night local backpack at the Blue Hills. We will hike around in the afternoon, then 'set up camp', "bear bag" our food, (No, there aren't likely to be any bears at the Blue Hills, but there are chipmunks etc. and they are just as bad!) We will prepare our suppers, then retire in our sleeping bags and tents for the night. In the morning we will rise, make breakfast, pack up and "hike out." Don't have everything you need? Contact us anyways! We have some extra gear that can be loaned out! Everything from large packs to carry everything to stoves, sleeping bags and tents. (And you will receive lots of helpful information to get you ready!) We want to get you out backpacking.. work with us, and we will work with you. A desire to go is really the only 'requirement.'

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking, Walks
Location: Blue Hills
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net) 603-236-6418, Joanne M Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: 7 miles with heavy packs. Limited elevation gain.

Isle of Shoals

Date: Saturday, August 20

Sea kayaking to Isle of Shoals 7 miles off the coast of NH. This is an advanced level trip requiring good open water skills. Must be able to paddle 15 miles at 3 knots and have experience paddling in conditions. When you register indicate your paddling experience this season.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Rye Harbor, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Seacoast
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) , Jeff Barrell

20s & 30s Summer Scrambling on the Tripyramids

Date: Saturday, August 20

Join AMC Boston 20s & 30s for a hike to the Tripyramids! This challenging, 11.5 mile loop that includes two of NH's 4,000 footers will take us up and over the North (4,180'), Middle (4,140'), and South peaks with 3,000' of total elevation gain. The slide trails going up and down are extremely steep with extended sections of rocky slab and wide open ledges along with steep sections of loose rock and gravel that will require some care with our scrambling as they reward us with their spectacular views of the surrounding White Mountains. Plan for a full day (8+ hours) of hiking at a moderate pace with breaks along the way. Participants should be comfortable with hiking steep scrambles and have recent hiking experience with similar mileage and elevation gain. Participants are required to bring a mask to wear during any emergency or similar situation that requires people to be within close proximity for an extended period of time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Tripyramid Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Justin Gallo
Co-Leader: Anna Goodheart
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Self/Partner Rescue Class Taught by Alex Teixeira at Mooney Mountain Guides

Date: Saturday, August 20 - Saturday, August 20

The ability to rescue yourself or a partner while climbing is vital for any outdoor climber. This in-person course teaches the skills necessary to perform a rescue so you can be prepared for the unexpected. The course is limited to 10 participants - contact Jordyn Seri (jordynseri@gmail.com) if you are interested (final costs depend on class size). This course could be useful to anyone who climbs outside. To get the most out of the course, it is suggested that you are familiar with knots, hitches, rappelling, and rappel transitions on bolts (you do not need to have these skills mastered). Required gear: (some can be borrowed from AMC Club Bags): 5 locking carabiners, a plaquette style belay device (examples: Petzl Reverso, DMM Pivot), an assisted braking belay device (examples: Mammut Smart, BD Pilot, Gri-Gri), a 7mm Cordelette, several loops/slings for friction hitches (these could be nylon, dyneema or Hollow Block type loops).

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: North Conway
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Natalie Reeder
Co-Leader: Jordyn Seri

Blue Hills - White Triangle Trail

Date: Saturday, August 20 - Saturday, August 20

Join us as we explore the meandering White Triangles Trail in the Blue Hills Reservation during this co-sponsored trip when the Boston Chapter and the Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter team-up for a forested adventure! We will hike at a moderate pace on rolling hills while covering the entire White Triangles route for approximately six miles. This trip will be limited to a total of 15 hikers plus the two leaders. Bring sturdy walking/hiking shoes/boots (no open-toed footwear), plenty of water, snacks, and rain gear if necessary. Sunscreen and bug spray are strongly recommended. There's plenty of free parking close to our meetup point which will be revealed to all registered hikers 24-48 hours in advance of the Saturday, August 20, 2022 trip date. Please be sure to arrive by 8:45 am for a prompt 9:00 am departure. No dogs allowed. Steady rain will cancel. Questions? Contact one of the leaders via email.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman (lfleisch2@gmail.com) 617-244-5747 (before 9:00 pm) , Ken Cohen (k-cohen@comcast.net) 508-942-1536 (before 7:00 pm)

River Rolling Clinic

Date: Saturday, August 20 - Saturday, August 20

Nothing improves your confidence on a whitewater river more than a reliable roll that you trust. This River Rolling Clinic is intended to give whitewater kayakers instruction and practice of the kayak roll in moving water and rapids. It should take your existing flatwater roll and increase your confidence and skills to transition it into a combat roll. First the trip leads will review your kayak roll technique in flat water. Then we'll spend our time performing assisted rolls in the moving shallow along the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River. Then we move to unassisted rolls in moving water. We'll continue practicing with the goal of getting that bombproof combat roll. Prerequisites: as an experienced kayaker, you should already have a successful kayak roll, ideally with some regular success. It's expected you have some existing whitewater paddling experience as well, including a basic wet exit (which we hope not to need). Lastly, you should be comfortable paddling in current as well as being underwater long enough to repeatedly try rolling or assisted rescues. For those needing a boat rental, there's a $20 fee. Rentals will require pickup at the AMC Boathouse. More details will be provided after registration.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Meet at the Zoar Picnic Area
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: David Yang (d_yang1@yahoo.com) 781-472-0801 (After 5pm)
Co-Leader: Sue Walls

20s & 30s: Volunteer for crops session at Drumlin Farm

Date: Saturday, August 20 - Saturday, August 20

Join AMC Boston 20s & 30s to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! We will assist the crops manager with weeding, planting, and harvesting crops. Afterwards, we can explore the farm and wildlife sanctuary. Please wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. We recommend long pants for working in the fields, as well as boots or other closed-toe shoes. Please bring water, sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses), and garden gloves. Gloves are optional -- your hands will just get dirtier without them.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Link: Register here

Westminster-Templeton-Barre Ramble

Date: Sunday, August 21

A friendly ride in rural central Massachusetts with at least multiple ice cream stop on quiet back roads and 21 miles are unpaved rail trails. We will wait for people at turns. Turns are pretty far apart so there is plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs if want to ride faster. There are short cuts (down to 30 miles) if you want a shorter ride but you will have to ride by yourself. Ice cream/lunch at mile 39 in Barre after all the longer steeper hills. You will need to be comfortable biking 13-15 mph on the flats and have a working bike, bright clothes and helmet, spare inner tube, sun block and an ability to eat ice cream.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Stephen Linder (stephen.linder@gmail.com)

Baldface Meader Ridge Traverse

Date: Sunday, August 21

East of the Presidential traverse and east of the Carter-Moriah ridge lies an equally spectacular ridgeline accessed from closed-in-winter Maine State Rte 113. Join a small group of determined ridge-seekers for a 15-mile +4780 elevation gain point-to-point from Baldface north to Evans Notch. Rock-hopping amid panoramic views with the sun at our backs for an anticipated 10 hours of hiking time at a slightly faster than moderate pace, we will be immersed in the best of White Mountain National Forest above tree-line scenery for over half of this hike. Due to the length and route of the trip, participants should be available to be out until twilight and should be prepared with headlamps. Drive time to this trailhead from the Boston area is about 3 hours. Campgrounds, AMC's Cold River Camp, various hiking hostels, and several motels and B&Bs in Gorham, NH; Conway, NH; and Fryeburg, ME are located nearby for the option of overnight accommodations either before or after the hike, which are recommended due to the length of the hike. This is a group activity and the group will be kept together for safety. Participants will be expected to hike on-trail in accordance with leave-no-trace principles. We will be joined on this trip by Telulah the hiking pup. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: United States
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Marie Sorensen
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

SendHers Gym and Yoga Night @CRG Watertown

Date: Monday, August 22 - Monday, August 22

Come join us for a gym and yoga night with AMC Boston Climbing Community! We will meet by the lockers. If you arrive late, come find us around the gym in green wristbands or AMC shirts! Meetup to climb starts at 6:00PM. The gym charges for admission and gear rental (if needed). Yoga starts at 8:00PM across the street in the studio. Amber will be hosting. Register below and on the google doc sheet for guest pass sharing, etc.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering, Yoga
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Amber Carr (Amber.l.carr@gmail.com)
Link: Attendees and Guest Past Requests

Blue Hills hike (with some Trailwork too.)

Date: Thursday, August 25

The plan is to hike different sections of the Blue Hills, looking for areas that need brushing and small trees cut. "Most" weeks we will mostly be hiking, with occasional short stops to clip or saw a small tree. Some weeks we might find an overgrown area and hike less distance, while doing more trailwork. If we find LARGE trees, we will record them for future trailwork events, we won't be bringing the larger 2 man saw on these trips! We will also be recording drainage structures and issues into the DCR database. Each week will be a different section, so trailhead locations will be sent to those registered. If folks are interested, these will continue 'most' Thursdays for a while. No tools required, I will have a couple saws and clippers. Hikes will generally be about 3 hours, including a short lunch stop.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

20's & 30's Pemigewasset Range traverse backpack.

Date: Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28

Join 20s and 30s leaders Marcelo and Kasia, for a three-day, two-night backpacking trip as we traverse the Pemigewasset range, picking up five "listed" 4K footers peaks as we go - Owl's head, Galehead, South Twin, West Bond, and Mt. Zealand. Day 1 we will cover about 12 miles, we will hike through the Lincoln woods, after summiting Owl's Head we will set up camp at Thirteen Falls. On Day 2 we will hike up to summit Galehead, South twin, and hike to Guyot camp site for the second night. After setting up our tents, we may hike up to West Bond to see an amazing sunset (weather permitting). Day 3 we'll summit Mt. Zealand and make our way down to Zealand the trailhead. The total trip will be roughly 27 miles, with about 7595 ft. of cumulative elevation gain. COVID 19 INFORMATION: As of December 1, 2021, AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. For your personal safety awareness, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly. Participants must bring a mask for use in emergency situations. Meeting time and location: The exact time and location are sent to approved participants only. It will be shown on this page under "Information for Participants" once you are approved.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Pemigewasset Wilderness
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Marcelo Knapik (marceloknapikamc@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Kasia Gorecki
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Mt. Washington and Monroe hike

Date: Saturday, August 27

Join us for a classic white mountain loop over the summits of Mt Monroe (5,384') and Mt Washington (6,288') with amazing views of Presidential range and the Great gulf wilderness. This day hike is 10 miles with 4,200 ft of elevation gain. This will be a challenging hike at a moderate pace (up to 1.5 mph) with potential exposure to weather so previous experience of hiking above tree-line is desirable. Masks: All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Washington
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Kanishk Tripathi (kanishk.tripathi87@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

SendHers Rumney Crag Day

Date: Sunday, August 28 - Sunday, August 28

Join the AMC Boston SendHers for those that self-identify as women and non-binary individuals within our community for a sport climbing day at Rumney, NH on Sunday August 28th at 8AM (weather permitting). Participants must have experience belaying. Participants are responsible for providing their own safety gear (belay device, harness, helmet), as well as climbing shoes and personal items for the session. Participants are welcome to camp at the American Alpine Club Rumney Rattlesnake Campground on Saturday night (arrangements should be self-made). A carpooling and gear spreadsheet will be sent to those that register.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Ariana Wermer-Colan (aw374@cornell.edu)
Link: AAC Rattlesnake Campground

Cycle the City

Date: Sunday, August 28 - Sunday, August 28

The ride traverses metro Boston on the city's many bike paths and bike lanes in a loop around the city, taking in the many sights and points of interest. The ride will start and end at City Square Park in Charlestown, the location of AMC headquarters. The ride will pass through North Point Park before joining the Charles River bike path. The ride traverses along the Charles River, through the Emerald Necklace and past Jamaica Pond. It continues through the Arnold Arboretum to a lunch break off the Southeast Corridor bike path in Jamaica Plain. It then traverses back through a slice of Franklin Park before joining the bike path along the Neponset River. That path ends where the river meets the ocean. We join the bike path along Boston Harbor at UMass Boston through to UMass Boston through to Castle Island. We then pass through the Fan Pier district to pick up the bike lane along the Greenway. We then make a stop at the USS Constitution before ending back at City Square Park. The ride loops around the city for about 35 miles using mostly dedicated bike paths and protected bike lanes, and takes about 4 to 4.5 hours to complete. There are a few instances where we need to ride on the road between some entry points. This ride goes at a more relaxed pace, since we will be sharing Boston's bike path network with the city's many bikers and walkers, with the need for occasional stops to cross streets at various crosswalks. We'll also plan to make a few stops along the way at various points of interest, including a lunch break at Ula Café in Jamaica Plain. Registration is required to keep the group to a manageable size of 12 for this urban ride. All riders will need a bike in good working order with a spare tire, and at least one water bottle (two preferred).

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: City Square Park, Charlestown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Noe (pjscdn@yahoo.com) , Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate. Mostly flat surfaces over 35 miles.
Link: Cue Sheet

Tuesday evening ride from Lexington

Date: Tuesday, August 30 - Tuesday, August 30

15 mile road ride leaving Lexington Center, pace 12-13 mph. Helmets required. Rain cancels. Dinner often follows the ride. Meet at 5:45 for a prompt 6pm start https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21412192

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Bedford Street at Lexington Common
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) 781-405-7226

LETS EXPLORE - THE BLUE HILLS, HOUGHTONS POND TO BUCK HILL AND BACK

Date: Wednesday, August 31 - Wednesday, August 31

Moderate paced 2 1/2-3 1/2 hour 5 mile hike from Houghton's Pond to Buck Hill ascending Buck twice. The second ascent we will stop to enjoy the view. We will return to Houghton's Pond on the Green and Red Dot trails. This is a mostly wooded hike but with elevation gain. Wear sturdy hiking boots or shoes. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, water, snacks and rain jacket (just in case). Heavy rains/thunderstorms will cancel. Group size is limited to 9 hikers plus the leader. Trail head location will be emailed to confirmed registrants. We will ask you to share proof of COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to the hike, at the trailhead.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: William Doherty
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Labor Day Weekend @ Cold River Camp, Hike in NH and Maine

Date: Friday, September 2 - Monday, September 5

Join us for a Labor Day Weekend outing at Cold River Camp with day hikes to nearby peaks in NH and Maine. This event runs from Friday evening to Monday morning. Possible day hikes to Old Speck and Baldface loop but will be determined at the time based on weather/trail condition reports, leaders and participant interests and participants abilities. On Saturday and Sunday we will likely offer two options if the group fills: One moderate/easier 4,000 footer mountain and one moderate/more strenuous 4,000 footer. For Monday we might go for another 4,000'er or often we opt for a shorter hike on the way home (perhaps a 52 With A View peak). Pace for all hikes will be moderate. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Cold River Camp
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Heather Mills (hnmills@hotmail.com) , Marianne Bonnard (bonnard.marianne@gmail.com) , Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Raju Jaldu (raju.jaldu@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here:

20s & 30s Hike Mount Washington: A Loop Less Travelled

Date: Saturday, September 3

Kick of your Labor Day weekend with fellow 20s and 30s members as we hike Mount Washington on Saturday, September 3rd! Our loop hike of New Hampshire's highest peak includes a total distance ~10.5 miles and 4,500' elevation gain, as well as significant time above the treeline with beautiful views of the Great Gulf and Dry River Wildernesses. Ascending out of Pinkham Notch via one of the "trails less traveled" to the summit, the route features extended stretches of steep and exposed rocky terrain. This hike is appropriate for hikers with comparable recent experience who are capable of maintaining a moderate pace over challenging terrain and are comfortable with scrambling and exposure. Start time, trailhead info, and additional details will be made available to confirmed participants. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Washington
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eric Robbie (eric.robbie@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Kristin Stobo (kristin.stobo@gmail.com) , Maddy Wharton (maddylwharton@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 7 - Wednesday, September 7

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee meets regularly throughout the year, typically on the first or second Wednesday evening of each month. All community members are welcome to attend committee meetings. If you would like to receive meeting connection information and/or copies of meeting minutes please visit https://www.amcbostonclimbers.com/mountaineering-committee

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Matt Drayer

Presidential Traverse and Two Nights in the Huts with Forty Plus

Date: Thursday, September 8 - Saturday, September 10

Join us for a 3 day Presidential Traverse with stays in Madison Springs and Lakes of the Clouds huts. We will start at the Appalachia trailhead after spotting cars near the Crawford Path trailhead. While planning to hit each Presidential summit from Madison to Jackson, as always above tree line the weather and group capability may force us to modify plans. Approximately 20 miles over the 3 days and 4000 feet elevation gain the first day.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Coos County, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: William Swanton
Co-Leader: John Willis
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

2022 AMC Boston SendHERS Open Cabin (Flash Foxy Festival Weekend)

Date: Friday, September 9 - Sunday, September 11

Join AMC Boston Climbers for a weekend (9/9 - 9/11) at the Harvard Low Cabin as a place to stay for the Flash Foxy Fall Climbing Fest. Registration for the Flashy Foxy Fest is separate from the cabin registration (https://www.flashfoxy.com/fall-fest). Flash Foxy Climbing Fest is a three-day climbing for women and genderqueer climbers . Attendance to the climbing fest is not mandatory and all are welcome to come climb, hike, or just hang out. Carina Berlingeri and Karina Herlambang will be trip co-leaders and the weekend is $10 per person per night ($20 for the entire weekend). The payment is expected upon registration via paypal. Please make all payments to @AMCBostonClimbers and add 'SendHers Open Cabin September 2022 as the note.' You can come Fri and/or Sat night, sleep inside/outside/in a tree. No official pairing up, organized group meals or activities. Please register using the link below. When you've completed the registration form, you will be sent a link for a Google sheet that can be used to arrange carpooling and climbing (and other activities). The Harvard Low Cabin is a historic and rustic cabin located on Route 16 at Mile Marker 93.4 in Jackson, New Hampshire. Park at the pullouts on either side of the road and walk up the hill on the east side of the road about 100 ft. Guests will need to bring sleeping pad and sleeping bag as everyone shares the floor to sleep in the cabin's large loft space. There is an open kitchen, drinkable water, an outhouse, and two stoves to heat the downstairs. Lodging is $10 per person, per night ($20 for the whole weekend). No refund policy. If you cannot come, please inform the organizers so that we can manage the waitlist.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Harvard Outing Club Cabin
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Frances Bui (sendhers@amcbostonclimbers.com)
Co-Leader: Carina Berlingeri , Karina Herlambang
Link: Flash Foxy Reg (separate)

20s & 30s Fall Getaway Weekend (Three Mile Island Camp)

Date: Friday, September 9 - Sunday, September 11

Join AMC Young Members for a weekend getaway to Three Mile Island Camp (TMIC), Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Situated on an island of 43 rocky woodland acres, TMIC offers a delightful recreational experience in the heart of New Hampshire's lake district. Participants will enjoy a weekend of canoeing, kayaking, sailing, sitting by cabins or camp fires, playing games, and having a grand ole time! A couple of 'led' activities will be offered but mostly this will be an unstructured weekend to socialize, exercise, and relax! This is a perfect getaway for AMC newbies and veterans alike. Lodging consists of quaint 2-person cabins each equipped with a little dock right on the water's edge. Wake up to the sounds of loons and beautiful sunrises! Delicious meals will be provided and are served family style in a warm, social atmosphere. Trip requires participants to arrive at loading dock on Friday for either the 5:00 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. for a short boat trip to the island. No exceptions! This trip is open to all who identify as part of the AMC 20's & 30's group whether or not you're an AMC member! This trip has historically sold out quick, so don't delay in registering!

Activity Categories: Camping, Paddling, Sailing, Social Events, Walks
Location: Three Mile Island, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Sean Trimby (sean882@gmail.com) , Samantha Mandel
Co-Leader: Kate Bentsen (katebentsen@gmail.com) , Nathalie Starczak (starczaknathalie@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

Overnight Backpack to Mount Killington

Date: Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11

Join us for a two-day (one-night) section of the Long Trail, including the summit of Mount Killington! We'll hike northeast from Rt. 103 about 11 miles with ~3900 feet of elevation gain (4,400 ft. total ascent), summit Mount Killington, and camp at a backcountry campsite near Cooper Lodge (TBD on cost for camping here). The next day we'll continue north on the Long Trail, about 6 miles, to a trailhead where we will have spotted cars the day before to return folks to our starting point. If you're interested, we will have space to camp at Gifford Woods State Park the night before. The cost for the campsite will be $15 - $20 per person. Any cost for camping during this trip will be paid directly to the caretaker of the campsites. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Mount Killington, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren
Co-Leader: Mitchell Owens
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Rumney Crag Weekend

Date: Saturday, September 10 - Sunday, September 11

Join us for a day of climbing at Rumney, one of New England's premier crags! This trip is aimed at people who have gym climbing experience and are looking to get on some real rock. Participants can join for either Saturday or Sunday. Participants will: - Top-rope some easy to moderate routes on beautiful rock - Practice outdoor top-rope belaying - Observe the process of lead ("sport") climbing and gear management - Learn about Climbing Stewardship: what it takes to establish, maintain, and preserve an outdoor climbing area Details: - Location: Rumney Rocks in Rumney, NH - Dates: September 10 and 11, 2022 - Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm each day - Participants must be gym certified to top-rope belay, and be comfortable top-roping at 5.9 or harder. - Participants must bring own harness, shoes, and climbing helmet. - Camping is available at the beautiful Rattlesnake Campground next to the crag. Trip leaders will be camping for the weekend. (Details upon registration.) Note: This trip's leaders are AMC volunteers, not AMGA-certified climbing guides. They will show you the basics of how to keep yourself safe while top-roping. Participants will not be lead climbing or lead belaying. Climbing is an inherently dangerous sport, and you are responsible for your own safety at the crag. Participants will be required to sign AMC's standard waiver. More details will be provided upon registration.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Rumney Rocks Climbing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ari Comart

Shining Sea to Martha's Vineyard

Date: Sunday, September 11

Our cycling trip starts at the top of the Shining Sea bike trail which we ride 11 miles to the ferry at Wood's Hole. Then do a 42 mile loop around MV, stopping for lunch at the iconic Larsen's Fish Market (www.larsensfishmarket.com) in Menemsha, followed by a ride to Edgartown for ice cream at Mad Martha's. We return to Vineyard Haven for the ferry back and finally the 11 miles back Shining Sea Bikeway to our cars. The total ride distance is around 64 miles. The pace for this ride is intermediate at 12 - 14 miles per hour. Please do not sign up for this ride if you cannot maintain a pace of 12-14 miles per hour for 2+ hours without stops. We have only 4 planned stops on this ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Stephen Linder (stephen.linder@gmail.com)

AMC Boston Chapter Ski Committee Meeting - Sept 2022

Date: Wednesday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 14

During our September meeting we will begin discussing potential events and trips for 2022-2023, along with our overall goals for the season. Our meetings are open to AMC members and non-members alike! If interested, sign up and we'll send you the link to join.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Video Conference
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Baker (bostonskicomm@gmail.com)

20s & 30s book club: The Forest Unseen

Date: Wednesday, September 14 - Wednesday, September 14

Join AMC Boston 20s & 30s for a nature-themed book club! The book club is held roughly every 6 weeks on topics of nature, wildlife, and the environment. This time we will read "The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature" by David George Haskell. Discussion will be held on Wednesday, September 14 starting at 7pm at Aeronaut Brewing in Somerville. Anyone is welcome to join, whether you've read all, part, or none of the book! An interest in the book topic is the only prerequisite for joining. Sign up in the table below; hope to see you there!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Aeronaut Brewing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Link: Register here

North & South Kinsman via Mount Kinsman

Date: Saturday, September 17

Join us for a moderately paced 10.2-mile hike with 3,400 ft of elevation gain over two of the NH 48 4,000 footers. We will begin our hike on Mount Kinsman trail with gradual inclines, along mossy streams. Approximately 2 miles in, the trail begins to steepen and includes some rock scrambles prior to reaching the summits of North, and finally South Kinsman. Weather permitting, we will have sweeping views of Franconia Notch from both peaks. Option to do Bald Peak on the decent back down. Pretzel the hiking hound will be joining us on this hike. This hike has stream crossings. Hikers should have completed hikes with similar difficulty within the last few months and have the gear and fitness to match. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Kinsman, Easton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Michelle Dupere
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/3304

LETS EXPLORE - THE BLUE HILLS, CCC CAMP AND DOMES

Date: Wednesday, September 21 - Wednesday, September 21

Moderate to fast pace with occasional stops. An approximately 7 mile, 4 hour hike with minimal elevation. This is a mostly wooded hike. Some trails are "in and outs" for those doing "trail tracing''. Wear sturdy hiking boots or shoes. Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, water, lunch/snacks, and rain jacket(just in case). Heavy rains/thunderstorms will cancel. Group size is limited to 9 hikers plus leader. Trail location will be emailed to confirmed hikers. We will ask you to share proof of COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to the hike, at the trailhead.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: William Doherty

Family Fall Foliage Hut Trip in the White Mountains

Date: Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25

Join us on this family adventure in Crawford Notch during peak foliage in New Hampshire. The trip begins with an overnight at the Shapleigh Bunkhouse at the AMC's Highland Center on Friday and then an overnight at the full-service Zealand Hut on Saturday - no need to carry food except lunch and snacks. The 2.8 mile hike into the hut is easy and relatively flat, but filled with brooks, marshes, ponds, and waterfalls. An early start on Saturday will allow us plenty of time to explore the terrain and surrounding peaks when we arrive. After we reach the hut and have lunch we will venture up to Zeacliff for those with energy left for this steep ascent. From the sunny ledges, you have a sweeping vista over the eastern Pemigewasset Wilderness. Directly below you is Zealand Notch. On Sunday after breakfast we will pack up and make our way back to the trailhead. All ages of children are welcome, and while it is an easy hike to the hut, beginner hikers should probably not attempt Zeacliff as it is 1000 feet of elevation gain in less than 2 miles.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Highland Center and Zealand Hut, White Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@gmail.com) 617-835-6532 (NCA 9.30 NCB 8.30) , Eliza Grinnell
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate
Link: Register

Midcoast Maine Bike Weekend 2022

Date: Friday, September 23 - Sunday, September 25

Midcoast Maine Bike Weekend September 23rd-25th, 2022 Join us for a fun weekend of cycling, dining, and enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. We will be staying at the Rockland Harbor Hotel in the classic coastal town of Rockland, home of the renowned Farnsworth Art Museum. Our cycling routes will take us inland; past lakes, mountains, and farms, as well as coastal; along idyllic harbors. On Saturday, we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven, a quintessential Maine island - with a microbrewery! Each day will include 2 rides: one a moderate 13mph pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2600 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt. We will enjoy the towns of Rockland and Camden, and have two Happy Hours (BYOB). Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so we will eat food from popular area restaurants. Saturday and Sunday breakfast are included with the hotel reservation. Dinners and lunches are not included. Participants will be responsible for making their own reservations at the Rockland Harbor Hotel under the AMC Group name. The hotel is offering rooms ranging from $239-$260 per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. If people are seeking a roommate, we can try to help but are ultimately unable to guarantee this. Participants should consider this when booking a room. There is a non-refundable Registration Fee of $35.00 payable to AMC once registered for the trip. This covers food for two Happy Hours and volunteer leader administrative costs. Tickets for the ferry to North Haven are $22.50 each. We welcome newcomers, so will be saving 3 spaces for folks new to AMC.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: 520 Main Street, Rockland, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Mike Barry , Ann Boland
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Trip Prospectus

Fall Hike to Square Ledge

Date: Saturday, September 24

Enjoy the beauty of Square Ledge - one of the most dramatic spots in the Whites, but off the beaten path. Weather permitting, we will have awesome views with fall colors, and crisp, cool temperatures. Pace: moderate. Elevation gain: approximately 1600 feet. Total round-trip distance: about 7.5 miles. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ed Batutis , Jonathan Niehof
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Fall Fest - Camel's Hump via the Long Trail

Date: Saturday, September 24 - Sunday, September 25

Join us for a Fall backpacking trip in the beautiful Green Mountains! We'll be doing a 21.9 mile section of the Long Trail that goes over Camel's Hump. With 4,000 feet of elevation gain and 6,000 feet of elevation loss, this will be quite the strenuous hike. Hiking experience is required, and it should be on the more advanced side. First time backpackers are welcome. This would be a good trip to get backpacking experience under your belt! To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Camel's Hump
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren
Co-Leader: Keith Johnson
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Great Gulf to Mt. Clay & Sphinx

Date: Saturday, September 24

Take the hard route to the shoulder of Mt. Washington with us as we ascend Great Gulf Trail to the summit of Mt. Clay and descend via Sphinx Trail - two of the 'Terrifying 25' trails, so named for rugged terrain of boulder caves, avalanche slides and ledge scrambles. This will be a challenging route of 16 mi and +5500 elevation gain with steep ascents and descents best fit for experienced hikers with a regular rigorous weekly exercise routine in addition to hiking. Due to the length and route of the trip, participants should be available to be out until twilight and should be prepared with headlamps. This is a group activity and the group will be kept together for safety. Participants will be expected to hike on-trail in accordance with leave-no-trace principles. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: United States
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jim Robinson
Co-Leader: Marie Sorensen
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

Date: Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2

Weekend Map and Compass course held at the Harvard Outing Club Cabin in Pinkham Notch. If you've always wanted to truly learn how to use a compass, this is the course for you. We'll cover maps, compass, navigation, and intentional bushwhacking, and will then apply these skills to hike two actual trail-less mountains. The second (Sunday) hike is optional, and entails a full day of slow to moderately paced bushwhacking (but still strenuous since we'll be off trail) -- possibly finishing as late as 7:00 on Sunday evening. Participation is strongly encouraged because you'll get to apply the skills you've learned. Registration for the course will close on Tuesday, September 20. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: white mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi 978-448-9837, Robert Zoletti , Mark Warren
Co-Leader: Emma Shin
Trip Difficulty: strenuous
Link: register here

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 5 - Wednesday, October 5

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee meets regularly throughout the year, typically on the first or second Wednesday evening of each month. All community members are welcome to attend committee meetings. If you would like to receive meeting connection information and/or copies of meeting minutes please visit https://www.amcbostonclimbers.com/mountaineering-committee

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Matt Drayer

Mount Chocorua Classic Fall Hike - Foliage, Waterfalls, and 360 Views

Date: Saturday, October 8

Join us on Saturday, October 8th, for one of the most spectacular hikes in the White Mountains during a peak foliage weekend! Our hike will include 7.6 miles (RT) and 2,250 feet of elevation gain to the bare and rocky summit of Mount Chocorua, where we will enjoy 360 degree panoramic views. In addition, our planned route will take us past beautiful 70' waterfalls about halfway up. We are planning on a slow to moderate pace, and this hike is appropriate for those who want to spend a day enjoying peak foliage, those who are working on the 52 WAV list, or anyone who just wants a great day on the trail. Start time, trailhead info, and additional details will be made available to confirmed participants. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Albany, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kyle Vietze
Co-Leader: Maddy Wharton (maddylwharton@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Foliage Hike to Mount Shaw and Black Snout

Date: Saturday, October 8

This is a Fall Foliage hike to a NH 52WAV, Mount Shaw (2990 ft) and a nearby peak Black Snout (2802 ft). Both are part of the Ossipee Range and Lakes Region Conservation Trust (Castle in the Clouds) offering beautiful fall foliage views of the region. This is about an 8 mile hike of Moderate difficulty with 2500 feet of elevation gain. We will hike as a group at a moderate pace enjoying great views. Participants should have a recent comparable hiking experience. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it while hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Shaw
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Raju Jaldu
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here:

Fall Leadership Training Program

Date: Wednesday, October 12 - Sunday, October 30

This program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading AMC Boston Chapter activities and trips. Completion of the program qualifies participants to be a leader-in-training alongside an experienced leader for Hiking/Backpacking, Bike, Ski, 20s & 30s, Forty Plus, Family Outings, Paddling and other Boston committees. At the end of the program, participants will be paired with an experienced leader/mentor to assist with leading activities for the Boston Chapter. The program consists of lectures, small group exercises, and role-play scenarios spread over two evening sessions (one online, one in person) and one in-person overnight weekend session. Topics include trip planning and trip organization, safety, leadership approaches, and group dynamics. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. Open to all AMC members with preference given to those who have actively participated in AMC events and trips. Participants are required to complete up to 1.5 hours of pre-work for each of the two evening sessions and 1-2 hours of prep-work prior to the weekend session. Active participation is required in all parts of the program; for the online session this includes being able to view the video, being fully engaged without distractions, and actively participating in breakout rooms. Attendance and participation in the two evening sessions is required to attend the weekend session and complete the program. The sessions will be held Wednesday, October 12, 6:30-9:30pm (Zoom); Wednesday, October 19, 6:30-9:30pm (in-person at AMC Headquarters in Charlestown); Friday, October 28, 7:00pm thru Sunday, October 30, 4:00pm at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA. Lodging for the weekend session is in individual tents or a shared bunkhouse. Meals will be prepared and shared by the group. Covid precautions: At the start of each in-person session (Wednesday, October 19th and Friday, October 28th of the weekend session), all participants must present a copy or image of their vaccination record for COVID-19 or proof that they have received a negative PCR test within the previous 72 hours. Face coverings compliant with CDC guidelines will be required indoors if two or more of the following MA counties are listed as 'medium' or if any one is listed as 'high' on the CDC's Covid county tracker at the time of the program: Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, and Norfolk.

Activity Categories: Leadership Training
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Amy Kelliher , Phillip Baraona
Link: Register Here

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, November 10 - Thursday, November 10

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee meets regularly throughout the year, typically on the first or second Wednesday evening of each month. All community members are welcome to attend committee meetings. If you would like to receive meeting connection information and/or copies of meeting minutes please visit https://www.amcbostonclimbers.com/mountaineering-committee

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Matt Drayer

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 7 - Wednesday, December 7

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee meets regularly throughout the year, typically on the first or second Wednesday evening of each month. All community members are welcome to attend committee meetings. If you would like to receive meeting connection information and/or copies of meeting minutes please visit https://www.amcbostonclimbers.com/mountaineering-committee

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Matt Drayer