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Autumn foliage last hurrah from Mt Moosilauke

Date: Sunday, October 20

Did you miss the October 6 hike to Mt Moosilauke? Can't get enough of the panoramic views from the summit of the Gentle Giant? Want one more chance for a big fall hike before you break out your winter gear? Well, we have the hike for you! This will be a moderate-paced hike to the vast open summit of Mt Moosilauke. Mt Moosilauke affords impressive views of many 4000-footers in NH, as well the mountains of Vermont to the west and Canada to the north. This is a big climb at 7+ miles with 3000+ feet of elevation gain.This is a big mountain, so you will need good fitness and recent 4K experience, but we will not be racing to the summit, and we plan on taking time to enjoy it when we get there. The cool weather of mid-October typically delivers better views than you'd find on a summer hike, but it also demands that you bring warm clothing. Typical daytime highs are in the low 40's this time of year, but colder temperatures are common. This will not be a winter hike, and you will not need winter gear, but a light dusting of snow at this time of year is not unheard of.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Moosilauke, Benton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Robert Mackin , Lucia Tiererova
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here

Ayer, Mason and Pepperell Ramble

Date: Sunday, October 20

The weather is suppose to be gorgeous on Sunday! Ramble through central MA on quiet county roads. We wait for folks at turns. Stops at mile 13 and 20 with lunch at mile 26 at the Hilltop Cafe (http://www.hilltopcafenh.com/) and ice cream at mile 43. After lunch route is either downhill or relatively flat with the last 10 miles are on the Nashua River Rail Trail. That being said there is a 6 mile hill to get up to the hill top lunch and a few miles of dirt roads. You should be able to cycle 13-15 mph on the flats. Need bright clothes, flashy lights, spare inner tube, working bike and helmet. Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 start. Register at https://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/265674869/

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

Moderate YM Hike: Middlesex Fells

Date: Sunday, October 20 - Sunday, October 20

Join us in the Fells on a crisp Sunday fall Morning! We will hike primarily on Skyline trail for 6-8 miles with big rocks scattered throughout and views of Boston and the fall foliage. Be prepared for being outside for a few hours (layers, snacks, and water) on a mixture of uneven, rocky terrain and forest paths at a moderate pace.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middlesex Fells Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael J Hanley (mjh92794@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Linda Relson (lrelson@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register here

Cohasset Harbor, Sea Kayak L2

Date: Sunday, October 20 - Sunday, October 20

Paddle with us as we explore the gold coast near Cohasset Harbor and the fall foliage in the drumlands, rocks and shoals around the Irish Rivera near Scituate. An AMC Level 2 paddle for the fun of getting on the water one more time. Weather permitting! Dress for the Water Temperature. Bring food and water for a picnic on some rock or beach in the area.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: 40 Parker Ave, Cohasset, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Al Daggett (alex.daggett065@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: L2
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Historic Middlesex Canal, North Billerica

Date: Sunday, October 20 - Sunday, October 20

Level 5-mi. walk along historic canal N to Chelmsford, 1:30-4pm. Joint Middlesex Canal Association - Appalachian Mountain Club Fall Walk. Meet at 1:30pm at the Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitor Center at the Faulkner Mill at 71 Faulkner Street in North Billerica. The Museum and Visitor Center, including the bookstore, will open at 12 noon. The 2-2½ hour walk will cover part of the Merrimack branch of the canal in Billerica and Chelmsford, about 3 to 4 miles over generally level wooded terrain and streets. Sites to visit en route will include a guard lock, the anchor stone for the floating towpath that bridged the Concord River, and many stretches of watered canal. From Rte. 95/128, take Rte. 3 N to exit 28, Treble Cove Rd., L towards N. Billerica 1.7 mi., L on Rte. 3A/129 0.7 mi., R on Lowell St. 0.7 mi. becomes Faulkner St., cross river at Faulkner Mills, R into pkg. lot opp. Middlesex Canal Museum. Middlesex Canal signs point the way. L Robert Winters, Marlies Henderson

Activity Categories: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Robert Winters (robert@middlesexcanal.org) , Marlies Henderson
Link: http://www.middlesexcanal.org

Ski Social at Lamplighter Brewery

Date: Monday, October 21 - Monday, October 21

Come join our merry band of skiers and boarders as we tell tall tales of epic face plants, awesome views, and sweet powder from previous seasons, and plan for more and better for the season ahead. Some of our trip leaders will be there to tell you about their trips, and members of the Boston Chapter Ski Committee will be on hand to give you an idea about what we do and the great skiing to be had in New England. We will have some snacks, and you can buy beer and non-alcoholic beverages in the taproom. No registration, but please email leader with phone number so he can text you if issues come up day of the event.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: 284 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Aldo Ghirin
Link: Lamplighter Brewery

Young Members (20s/30s) Pumpkin Carving Fiesta at Casa Caña!

Date: Wednesday, October 23 - Wednesday, October 23

Let's get spooky at Casa Caña's pumpkin carving fiesta! You'll need to purchase a $17 ticket from Casa Caña, which includes your pumpkin, a carving kit, one beer, and toasted pumpkin seeds. You must be 21 to attend this event. Some appetizers will be provided. Halloween costumes are encouraged! While we carve, you can get more information on weekend outings, volunteer opportunities, and meet others with the same passion for the outdoors. See EventBrite link below to register - we ask that you also register via Google doc since we have reserved area for our group, and need to give them an accurate number of how many of us there will be :)

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Soldiers Field Road, Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Jenna Whitney
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Purchase EventBrite Ticket

Gym Night at Brooklyn Boulders

Date: Thursday, October 24 - Thursday, October 24

Come join us for our monthly gym night at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville on Thursday, October 24th 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: Rock Climbing
Location: Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heidi Morris , Lorenzo Antinori

Family Halloween AMC Carter Notch Hut Overnight, White Mountains, NH

Date: Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, October 27

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut, known to be haunted, is the perfect destination for this family Halloween Saturday night overnight (more on that later). We backpack in 3.8 miles with 2,050' elevation gain along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail arriving at the hut with a small lake and surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side. Carter Notch Hut, built in 1914, has a main lodge with two detached bunkhouses. Carter Notch is known to be haunted with "Red Mac" McGregor, the friendly ghost of Red Mac McGregor who used to be caretaker at Carter. Here a link to the story (more on the web too): http://www.wmur.com/article/thought-to-be-haunted-carter-notch-hut-turns- 100-this-year/5193505) This is a great way to celebrate Halloween and introduce your kids to backpacking without the added work of bringing a tent. We hike into the Hut at an easy pace, stopping to explore and take pictures of the landscape. There are lots of boulders to climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise, you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or go swimming in the lake (brrrr) weather permitting. We will prepare a group dinner together, then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after a pancake breakfast, we hike back to our cars. You and your children must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with a moderate elevation gain of 2,050 ft (some steeper sections) carrying your personal gear, sleeping bags, and some group food. Cost $75/member ($85 non-members) includes lodging at Carter Notch Hut Saturday night, one dinner and one breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. To register, click the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2541 For questions call Denise Boucher at 978-470-0243 or denisegirish@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: 19 Mile Brook Trail - Pinkham Notch - NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@gmail.com) 978-470-0243
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com) 617-712-5013
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous
Link: Register Here

South Kearsage-52 with a view

Date: Saturday, October 26

We will hike up Barlow trail 1.7 miles and down Lincoln trail 5 miles. The summit is all open bare rock . On a clear day, you can see as far as Boston. (L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com (L)stevedennen@gmail.com registration required

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Winslow State Park
Region: New Hampshire, Upper Connecticut River Valley/Lake Sunapee
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com)
Link: REGISTER HERE

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, October 26 - Sunday, October 27

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations that are more than an hour from emergency care. You will be Certified by Solo Stoneheart Open Learning Opportunities. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at Camp Thoreau, 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA. For directions, visit the Thoreau Club web page at www.thoreau.com.

Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: Thoreau Outing Club at Camp Thoreau. 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA.
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10.00 pm)
Trip Difficulty: C4D
Link: Register here:

Castle Island Walk and Halloween Castle for Families

Date: Saturday, October 26 - Saturday, October 26

Join Family Outings for an easy two-plus mile walk around Boston's Castle Island. The terrain is baby-carriage friendly. Enjoy stunning views of the water and the Boston Harbor, and discover Fort Independence, the oldest continually fortified granite site on British North America, There will be much to enjoy during our walk: the Harborwalk, watching planes to and from Logan apparently disappear and then reappear on the runway, great views of the Harbor Islands, ships and birds. For Halloween Weekend, the Castle has a special treat: an entire Halloween Castle! The Castle Island Halloween celebration, featuring magicians, storytelling, refreshments and more, is free of charge and will be open till 4:00 p.m., weather permitting. We will be ending our walk at the Halloween Castle so that all can join the celebration. For those wanting to have lunch after our walk, Sullivan's, a local tradition serving seafood, sandwiches and ice cream, is located adjacent to our starting point.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Castle Island Parking Lot, Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elaine Yang
Co-Leader: Margarita Balmaceda (Margarita.Balmaceda@shu.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

One Day Leadership Training

Date: Sunday, October 27 - Sunday, October 27

This one-day program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities with the Bike, Family Outings, Forty Plus, INTRO, Local Walks, Mountains and Music, Ski and Young Members committees. Participation in the program prepares you to co-lead non-backcountry trips and activities. (To co-lead backcountry trips or trips with other activity committees, see the longer leadership training program that involves two weeknights and a weekend, which is described here: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2568) This 1-day program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-plays, with a mix of classroom and outdoor exercises. Topics include leadership styles, trip planning, trip management and safety, with an emphasis on experiential learning and decision making skills. Open to all AMC members with preference given to active AMC trip participants. The program is held in Mattapan, MA on Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fee is $15.00. Program location and further details will be communicated with confirmation of registration.

Activity Categories: Leadership Training
Location: Mattapan
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Amy Kelliher (amycbkelliher@gmail.com) , Gail Ferreira (gailcferreira@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

20s/30s: Volunteer for farm chores at Drumlin Farm, 10/27

Date: Sunday, October 27 - Sunday, October 27

Join AMC Boston's Young Members to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! This will be the last of our crops volunteer trips of the year - don't miss out! In September, we harvested six truckloads of pumpkins, squash, and gourds. In October, we harvested a few hundred pounds of tomatoes, beets, and potatoes. What will we help with next?! Sign up to find out! A few folks will also have the chance to help take down the Tales of the Night event decorations from the night before - think spiderwebs, graveyard, and other assorted spooky things. Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Please wear closed-toed shoes, not sandals. We recommend light-weight long pants, not shorts, as you will be working at ground level. If you have work gloves, bring them; otherwise, Drumlin has loaner gloves you can use. Bring a water bottle - a must-have! Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses) is highly recommended.

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

Goldsmith Reservation Walk, Andover

Date: Sunday, October 27 - Sunday, October 27

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon walk along wooded trails with scenic views of Foster Pond. Meet at 1:30pm at the AVIS Goldsmith Reservation trailhead, 491 South Main Street (Rte. 28) just south of the intersection with Gould Road. Take I-93 to exit 41. Go north on Route 125, exit at Route 28N. Goldsmith Reservation is on the left before the first intersection. Heavy rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: 491 S. Main St., Andover, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Helen Palmer (hpalmer.fournature@verizon.net) 978-657-9153 (Before 9:30 PM)
Co-Leader: Judi Barthakur (judibarthakur@gmail.com)
Link: Goldsmith Reservation info

Business Meeting - INTRO Committee

Date: Sunday, October 27 - Sunday, October 27

Business Meeting - INTRO Committee

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Waltham, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Edward McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297, Helen Palmer (hpalmer.fournature@verizon.net)
Registrar: Ed McManmon 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)

Andover Four Reservations Hike

Date: Wednesday, October 30 - Wednesday, October 30

Join the Wednesday Wramblers for an easy 6.5 mile hike as we explore four of the reservations owned and managed by the Andover Village Improvement Society (AVIS). AVIS is the second oldest land preservation society in the country and owns over 1,100 acres of land throughout the town. We will explore Vale, Indian Ridge, Baker's Meadow and the Shawsheen River reservations. Our total elevation gain is only 302 feet. Although the trail is never far from civilization, we will experience views of the Shawsheen River, open meadows, boardwalks through marshes and the open water of the pond at Baker's Meadow. Part of this route is incorporated in the Bay Circuit trail and one of the trails runs along a glacial esker. We expect that the hike will take about 3.5 hours. Please be prepared with water, lunch, snacks and layers appropriate for the weather. There is always the chance that the trails will be muddy if it rains so dress accordingly. You will probably not need hiking poles on this trail because there is very little elevation. We will meet at 10:00 AM for a prompt start at 10:15. Registration is required and detailed directions will be sent once you have registered.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com) 617-669-3528 (Before 9:00 PM)
Co-Leader: Emily McPhillips (emcp@me.com)

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2019-2020

Date: Wednesday, October 30 - Thursday, December 5

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2019-2020, as follows: Oct 30 (Wed), Nov 6 (Wed), Nov 13 (Wed), Nov 20 (Wed), Dec 5 (Thu). The 2019-2020 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear. Topics include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather, camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. Throughout the winter, there will be numerous day or weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to help you put your learning into practice, including a special program weekend at Cardigan Lodge on the weekend of January 24-26th, 2020. This is also a great opportunity to meet lots of other people who love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! The WHP takes place on 5 nights from 7:00-9:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Wednesdays, October 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th, and Thursday December 5th. Class sessions are located close to I-93 and municipal parking in Medford, as well as the 94, 95, 96, 101, 134 and 326 (express) MBTA bus lines. If you have general questions about our WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Jessica Halvorsen. With questions about registration, please contact WHP registrar, Chris McCarron.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Snowshoeing
Location: Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: C4D
Link: Register here:

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, November 2 - Sunday, November 3

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations that are more than an hour from emergency care. You will be Certified by Solo Stoneheart Open Learning Opportunities. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at Camp Thoreau, 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA. For directions, visit the Thoreau Club web page at www.thoreau.com

Activity Categories: First Aid
Location: Thoreau Outing Club at Camp Thoreau. 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA.
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Link: Register here:

Castle Island, South Boston

Date: Saturday, November 2 - Saturday, November 2

Fast-paced seven-mile scenic walk along ocean to Castle Island, 10:00am-1:30pm. Bring lunch and water. Meet inside JFK/UMass Red Line T station, upper level gates (no nearby parking). Storm cancels. No dogs. Leader: Beth Mosias

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

Washington Secondary Bike Trail

Date: Saturday, November 2 - Saturday, November 2

Join us for a late season bike ride on the Washington Secondary rail trail in West Warwick RI. Our ride will be a total round trip of 22 miles on a paved, flat bike trail. We will start in W. Warwick and bike to Coventry. Lunch will be at the west end of the trail at the well-known Summit General Store/market where you can buy sandwiches. There will also be an opportunity for ice cream near the end (which is mandatory on a Forty Plus bike ride). We will keep a leisurely pace of 10-12 mph. Please be ready to ride with your bike in good repair and tires pumped up. Helmets are required. Since this is a late season ride please be dressed in layers as temperatures may be cool. This is a joint ride with our friends from the Worcester Chapter Bicycling Committee.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com) 617-669-3528 (Before 9:30 PM) , Judy Wester (westerj70@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Joan Blaustein (blausteinjoan@gmail.com)

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport

Date: Saturday, November 2 - Saturday, November 2

Moderate pace 4 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. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Starboard Galley Restaurant, on the Newburyport boardwalk, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, 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. L Brian Connolly

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

Hike the Tripyramid Slides in November

Date: Sunday, November 3

Join us for an early November hike up and over the Tripyramids via the north and south slides. Weather permitting, we will take the Livermore Trail and north slide to the summit of North Tripyramid (4,180 ft).. Having hiked over to Middle Tripyramid (4,140 ft'), we will take the south slide down from South Tripyramid (4,100 ft) followed by a return to the Livermore Trail trailhead. This 11.0-mile/3,000 ft elevation gain hike is challenging and participants should be comfortable with tackling the steep ascent and descent on the slides. If wet and icy conditions are in the forecast, the hike will proceed via the Pine Bend Brook trail from the Kancamagus Highway.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling 508-397-1243, Peter Monnes
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register at:

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Date: Monday, November 4

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, November 4, 2019. 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

Social

Date: Monday, November 4 - Monday, November 4

Social-Monday, November 4 6:30-8:30 at Union Street Restaurant in Newton Center (T accessible/plenty of nearby parking). Come and find out more about the 40+ Committee and what we have to offer! Appetizers provided..drinks on your own...

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Union Street Restaurant in Newton Center
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Rosa (susanrosa33@gmail.com)

Enjoy the Beauty of the Shining Sea Bikeway

Date: Wednesday, November 6 - Wednesday, November 6

Come Enjoy the beauty of the Shining Sea Bikeway. This is, arguably, the most beautiful path in the state. The Shining Sea Bikeway hugs the coast from Falmouth to Woods Hole and then beyond to North Falmouth, winding along the Vineyard Sound shoreline. Ideal for casual and beginner cyclists, it was built on a former railroad right-of-way. The paved path is level for nearly its entire 10.7-mile distance with only a slight grade in certain spots. Lined with familiar Cape Cod flower and tree species, it makes for a wonderful ride from Falmouth to scenic Woods Hole. Following the Old Colony rail line, the newer extension passes through Sippewissett Marsh, by cranberry bogs and overlooks Chapaquoit Beach. The route winds along the coastline and crisscrosses the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary. The round trip will be 21.4 miles. We will be cycling at a leisurely pace to take in the views and nature sightings. Plan to stop in Woods Hole at the halfway point for coffee/snack/lunch. There are decent options for food in Woods Hole.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Shining Sea Bikeway
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Mary Anargirou , Joan Blaustein
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Family West and East Rattlesnake Mt. Hike, Holderness, NH

Date: Saturday, November 9

Hike both West and East Rattlesnake for spectacular panoramic views of Squam Lake, and views of the mountain range with Mt. Webster, Mt. Morgan, and Mt. Percival. This hike provides a relatively easy up to West Rattlesnake via Old Bridle Path trail, then a little more rugged hike via the Ridge Trail over to East Rattlesnake, then returning the same way. The hike is approximately 4.0 miles with roughly 930 ft. elevation gain and a estimated time of 3.5 - 4.0 hrs. (Total time including stops) Trail conditions and weather might require participants to have traction. Also, route subject to change based upon group, trail conditions, and weather. Families attending our Family Outings Cardigan Lodge Veteran's Day Weekend have first priority to sign up for this hike through October 31st.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: West and East Rattlesnake Mountain, Holderness, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Micheal V Wainer
Trip Difficulty: Modrate
Link: Register Here

Early November hike to Monroe and Washington

Date: Saturday, November 9

Join us for a classic loop hike over the west side of Mt Washington using the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, the Crawford Path, the Gulfside Trail and the Jewell Trail - 10.4 miles with 4,200 ft of elevation gain and, weather permitting, the summits of both Mt Monroe (5,384') and Mt Washington (6,288'). Full Winter gear and previous experience of hiking above treeline in Winter are required.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling 508-397-1243, Joe Comuzzi
Trip Difficulty: A3AA
Link: Register here:

4th Annual Boston Family Outings AMC Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 9 - Monday, November 11

Fun Family late fall weekend! AMC Boston Family Outings rents the entire Cardigan Lodge in Alexandria, NH. Great opportunity to get to know the group. Hike, walk, play and enjoy the outdoors at Cardigan Lodge and Cardigan Mountain in Alexandria, NH!! Kids all ages welcome! AMC members/non-members welcome! We offer multiple hikes, walks, and activities to accommodate a variety of ages and abilities. Cardigan Mountain is a moderate hike of 5 miles roundtrip and 1750 ft elevation gain to a bald summit with beautiful views and a fire tower at the top. Numerous shorter and easier trails leave from the Lodge and provide a more leisurely walk for the littlest participants or those who prefer a more relaxed pace. If it's rainy, there will be organized crafts and indoor games for families to enjoy. AMC Cardigan Lodge is peacefully located at the end of a road on a 1200-acre reservation owned by AMC in Alexandria, NH. Bunkrooms are coed and sleep 3-6 people with shared bathrooms. All meals from Saturday dinner through Monday breakfast are included: appetizers and dinner Saturday and Sunday night, breakfast Sunday and Monday, and bag lunch Sunday. Adults $120; Children ages 18 and under $80 (non-members $140; $100 respectively) includes lodging and meals for the weekend. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2514. Questions? Silvia Dubinsky, silvia_zaharinova@yahoo.com, ?(617) 283-2440?.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: 774 Shem Valley Rd, Alexandria, NH 03222
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Silvia Zaharinova-Dubinsky (silvia_zaharinova@yahoo.com) 617-283-2440, Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Micheal V Wainer (wainer18@hotmail.com) 617-549-2731
Co-Leader: Lisette Neergaard Colón (analisettecolon@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Mount Morgan and Mount Percival Loop Family Hike, Holderness, NH

Date: Saturday, November 9 - Saturday, November 9

This moderate loop hike over Mt. Morgan and Mt. Percival offers great lake and mountain views from each summit as well as the option to experience ladders and caves. Due to the moderate rating this hike is for children 8 years and older. We are offering this hike to the participants of the 4rd Annual Boston Family Outings AMC Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend, Alexandria, NH as well as any family that is interested in a day hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Holderness, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508, Claudine Kos , Eliza Grinnell
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Family West Rattlesnake Mountain Hike, Holderness, NH

Date: Saturday, November 9 - Saturday, November 9

This hike offers the "Best hike/views for least effort", dare we say anywhere? Lots of "bang for your buck" so to speak. We meet at noon. We will hike approximately 2 miles with 450' elevation gain round trip to the summit of West Rattlesnake Mountain (1260') and back. We expect the hike will take 2 hours including time to enjoy the summit with its rocky outcrops and expansive views of Squam Lake with its many islands as well as the Belknap Range in the distance. We will follow the yellow-blazed Old Bridle Path 0.9 mile. Shortly before the end of Old Bridle Path, Ramsey Trail will leave to the right. Then a bit farther along, Pasture Trail will veer to the right and Ridge Trail goes left. We go left to the summit of West Rattlesnake in less than 0.1 mile. We return via the same route. To register click "Register Now" OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2638. Families attending our Family Outings Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend have first priority to sign up for this hike through October 31st. Questions? Contact LIsette Neegard Colón, analisettecolon@gmail.com, 617-435-5730.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: West Rattlesnake Mountain, Holderness, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Co-Leader: Lisette Neergaard Colon (analisettecolon@gmail.com) 617-435-5730 x
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Link: Register Here

Boxford State Forest

Date: Sunday, November 10 - Sunday, November 10

Meet at 1:00pm in the parking lot on Middleton Rd. in Boxford, at the steel gate. Kids and dogs are welcome. If you come north on route 95, cross the Boxford line and take exit 51. At the end of the ramp, turn left on Endicott St. (if heading south turn right on Endicott St. Take first right on Middleton Rd and pass 3 streets on your left. Thereafter look for parking area with steel barrier fence on the left. Hike will be about 2 hours with a moderate pace and easy terrain. L Steve Davis

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Davis

Kailey's Way to Crystal Spring, Groton

Date: Sunday, November 10 - Sunday, November 10

1:00pm-3:00pm. Join us for this one-way traverse thru a exceptionally scenic area featuring beaver ponds, hemlock groves, upland forest, and the beautiful Crystal Spring. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet in the Gamlin Crystal Springs parking area on Old Dunstable Road, Groton, 42.63114N, 71.51027W. L Olin Lathrop

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop 978-742-9014

Boston Chapter Annual Meeting and Dinner

Date: Sunday, November 10 - Sunday, November 10

Please join us for the Boston Chapter's Annual meeting and dinner on November 10, 2019 Belmont Country Club, 181 Winter Street, Belmont MA Whether you are an AMC member who isn't yet active with the Boston Chapter, or a regular attendee of chapter trips and events, this social event has something for your: fine food; meet and socialize with other AMC members, volunteers, and staff; election of chapter officers for 2020; and a wonderful presentation with guest speaker Steve Elkinton. Steve Elkinton worked for the National Park Service (NPS) and later became a program leader for the National Trails System activities throughout NPS, which grew from 16 to 30 national scenic and historic trails. NPS staff and volunteer groups in many states collaborated to establish a nationwide coalition of scenic and historic trail groups, now called the Partnership for the National Trails System, on which Steve serves as a board member. Steve will discuss the activities the National Trails support, including conservation, access to climbing/mountaineering, hiking and biking trails, and trails in or near urban areas. He'll also describe how the various parties addressed governmental, political, and social trends to ensure the legacy of the National Trails System. Cocktail hour begins at 5:00pm with dinner at 6:00pm. Parking is free and abundant. Members receive a discounted rate of $35, with non-members paying $45.

Activity Categories: Meetings, Social Events
Location: 181 Winter Street, Belmont, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Claire Goulthorpe , Jeffrey Carlson
Link: Register Here

AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Steering Committee

Date: Monday, November 11 - Monday, November 11

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (YM) Committee? The YM 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
Co-Leader: Katie Blair

Video Game night at A4cade

Date: Tuesday, November 12 - Tuesday, November 12

Join us at A4cade in Central Square, Cambridge, for a night of grilled cheese sandwiches, arcade games, and fun.

Activity Categories: Cultural
Location: 292 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chaoran Xie
Co-Leader: Jesse Waites
Link: Register here

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 12 - Tuesday, November 12

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, the chairperson, at chair@hbbostonamc.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan

Early Winter Harvard Cabin day trip weekend

Date: Friday, November 15 - Sunday, November 17

We'll be doing early winter day hikes out of this rustic cabin off Route 16 south of Pinkham Notch. We'll do an Intermediate-ish hike on Saturday and something shorter on the way home on Sunday. The calendar says it will be Fall but Winter will have arrived in the mountains.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Gordon Haff
Co-Leader: Heather Nella Mills
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

Young Member (20s/30s) Moats Traverse Day hike

Date: Saturday, November 16

Join Young Members leaders Samantha & Kanishk on a 9.2 mile traverse of the gorgeous Moats! We'll traverse the South, Middle and North Moat mountains. This is one of the most scenic hikes in the Whites, and despite being on the 52 With a View list (South Moat at 2770 ft and North Moat at 3196 ft), the trail is as difficult/varied as many 4,000 footers. If the weather is clear we can expect great vistas across the Saco River Valley including Mt Washington. Participants should expect to hike on the fast side of moderate with an elevation gain of 2,500 ft and some steep sections on the descent. This is a shoulder season hike, so there's a possibility the leaders may require microspikes. Hikers should have good physical fitness, recent NH hiking experience of at least 7-8 miles, and be prepared for cold weather. This hike involves a car spot.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains National Forest
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Samantha Mandel
Co-Leader: Kanishk Tripathi (kanishk.tripathi87@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate/Strenous
Link: Register here

Cutler Park Reservation, Needham

Date: Saturday, November 16 - Saturday, November 16

9-11am. Join us for a walk in this local gem, conveniently located directly off of Route 128. As you walk the trails, you will not believe that you are so close to the highway. Highlights include Kendrick Pond, views of the Charles River, and the boardwalk crossing a marshland. Easy trails, minor ups and downs, with some roots and rocks, moderate pace. Bring water and snacks. No children under 10 or dogs. Severe weather cancels. Call Lisa if you have questions. Leader: Lisa Fleischman; Co-Leader: Judith Watson

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Judith Watson
Link: Directions: 84 Kendrick St, Needham

Glacial Features Walk, Sudbury

Date: Saturday, November 16 - Saturday, November 16

9:30am-12:00pm. Registration Required via email; call only if you have questions. Limit 12 participants. Join glaciologist/geophysicist Bruce Porter for a walk through Gray Reservation/Haynes Meadow Reservation/Water District protection zone to explore the many features formed by the glacier that blanketed New England 10,000 yrs. ago. Kettles pit the plane and kame terraces rise abruptly to create beautiful vistas of the wetlands below. Be able to identify eskers, erratics, kames, and more on your next hike. Flat with one steep 50 foot section. Bring water. Severe weather postpones to rain date the following day (Sun, Nov 17). Directions: Meet at the Curtis Middle School, 22 Pratts Mill Road, Sudbury. (lat/long is 42.380893, -71.432735) The parking lot is to the right of the school and behind it, just beyond the basketball courts. Questions: Contact Bruce Porter. L Bruce Porter.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bruce Porter
Registrar: Bruce Porter

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Date: Saturday, November 16 - Saturday, November 16

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. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Woodman's Seafood Restaurant, in nearby Essex, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, 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. L Brian Connolly

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

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Wednesday, November 20 - Wednesday, November 20

Join us Wednesday evening November 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and big events coming up 2020 (New Year Celebration and Equipment Sale, Beginner Hiking Program BHP, and Leader Appreciation Dinner/Awards Ceremony). This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults. To register click "Register Now" or copy and past this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2236.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Meetings
Location: Auburndale Library, 375 Auburn Street Auburndale MA 02466
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) 857-237-7869, Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Boston Chapter AMC Ski Committee Open House

Date: Thursday, November 21 - Thursday, November 21

OPEN HOUSE 6:00 - 8:30 PM Come to this informational and social ski committee event where you can speak to ski leaders/co-leaders about upcoming trips. Get psyched about the upcoming ski season and speak with like-minded people about your passion for skiing. There will be ski committee members with experience in downhill, cross country, telemark, and back-country skiing. You will have an opportunity to learn about some of the upcoming trips and workshops offered by the Boston Chapter Ski Committee. There will also be a 20 minute presentation about back-country skiing by Mike Bratina. Light refreshments will be served.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie

Gym Night at MetroRock

Date: Thursday, November 21 - Thursday, November 21

Come join us for our monthly gym night at MetroRock in Everett on Thursday, November 21st 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: Rock Climbing
Location: MetroRock, Everett
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heidi Morris , Lorenzo Antinori

LEADERS/CO-LEADERS ONLY Harvard Cabin Weekend

Date: Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24

Please note: This event is open to current Boston Chapter Leaders and Co-Leaders ONLY. Harvard Cabin weekend to show those that have never been to HC or led an event there how much fun this weekend can be. The weekend will include instructional session that covers how to run a Harvard Cabin event in different seasons as well as the optional hikes available in the area.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Leadership Training
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat , Mark Warren
Trip Difficulty: Varies
Link: Register Here

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Thursday, November 28 - Thursday, November 28

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs. Cancel if rain. L Nelson Caraballo

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nelson Caraballo 617-548-8579 (11am -2pm)

Annual Ayer & Groton Hills Walk

Date: Friday, November 29 - Friday, November 29

10:00am-3:00pm. Get far away from shopping malls on Black Friday and join the longest continually running hike in the AMC. We'll explore the natural areas between the Nashua River and the Snake Hills. Exact route determined on the fly. Some bushwhacking possible. Around 7 mi, 5 hours. Bring warm clothes and lunch. Meet in in NW corner of the parking lot behind Nashoba Hospital on Groton Road in Ayer, 42.57878N 71.57399W. L Olin Lathrop

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Ayer
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop 978-742-9014

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Friday, November 29 - Friday, November 29

5 mi. mod.-paced hike, 10:30am-1:30pm. Bring lunch+water. I-93/Rte. 128 exit 2A to Rte. 138S for 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course pkg lot on L. Storm cancels. No dogs. Leader: Beth Mosias

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

Family Thanksgiving Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Friday, November 29 - Sunday, December 1

Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings has reserved the Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Friday and Saturday nights after Thanksgiving. Great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs! Hikes will be designed to fit the ages and interests of the kids including a hike up Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike. We will stay at the 16-bed Shapleigh Bunkhouse which is coed, heated, and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area. Friday night dinner will be prepared by the group while Saturday night we will dine next door at the Highland Center, enjoying hearty, home-cooked meals. Saturday and Sunday breakfasts will also be buffet style next door at the Highland Center. Lunch fixings Saturday are included as well. Space is limited to 16; register early so you don't miss out! $150/adult and $100/child 12 and under includes 2 nights lodging and all meals from dinner Friday through breakfast Sunday. Contact the leader: David Beck - davidbeckrph@comcast.net - (508) 361-0508

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: David Beck
Link: Register here

Family Thanksgiving AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax. Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars. Lonesome Lake Hut is second newest and southernmost hut of AMC's 8 huts, built in 1964. The main building is the dining room and kitchen while 46 guests sleep in separate bunkhouses. The dining room is toasty warm with a fire going in the evening, though the bunk rooms are unheated. Bunk rooms are co-ed in order that we can keep families together. This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $70/person ($80 for non-members) includes lodging, dinner, and breakfast. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks. To register click on "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2546. For questions contact: Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: AMC Lonesome Lake Hut, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Moderate w/late fall conditions
Link: Register Here

Family Thanksgiving AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 1

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Thanksgiving 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 6 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast. Register w/Denise Boucher-denisegirish@yahoo.com, 978-470-0243.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: AMC Cardigan Lodge 774 Shem Valley Rd Alexandria, NH 03222
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Link: Register Here

AVALANCHE AWARENESS TALK

Date: Wednesday, December 4 - Wednesday, December 4

Being in the mountains in the winter can be a very fun and magical experience. But like all outdoors activities there are hazards that we need to be aware of. Avalanches are one of those winter specific hazards and they do happen in the Northeast. If you would like to learn more about avalanches and start learning about how to avoid this hazard, this talk is a great place to start. During this hour long presentation we will go over the basics of avalanches using some local examples and discuss steps you can take to be avalanche aware. Become more outdoors educated; see cool photos and videos of winter activities; connect with other winter outdoors enthusiasts; get stoked for snow - there is a whole lot of awesome here. The talk will be held on Wednesday December 4, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the AMC City Square location.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering, Instruction (Skills), Skiing
Location: City Square
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Mike Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

2020 AMC Boston Ice Program

Date: Wednesday, December 4 - Sunday, February 9

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee plans to offer its annual Ice Program in Winter 2020. The Ice Program is an immersive, 40-hour, 100% volunteer-run instructional program designed to teach waterfall ice climbing to students with Class 5 outdoor rock climbing skills and winter sports experience. The Ice Program is a fun, inclusive, community-oriented experience that enables students to learn safe, efficient ice climbing techniques and practices in a supportive environment. The Ice Program begins with a free informational lecture at Arc'teryx Newbury Street (352 Newbury Street, Boston, MA) on Wednesday, December 4th 2019 at 7:00 pm. Attendance at this first lecture is mandatory for all prospective students. Students admitted to the Ice Program will receive two evenings of instruction on Wednesday January 8th 2020 and Wednesday February 5th 2020, both at Arc'teryx Newbury Street. Admitted students also receive two hands-on weekends of instruction in the White Mountains of New Hampshire January 24-26, 2020 and February 7-9, 2020. Online registration opens Sunday November 10, 2019. For more information please contact ice@amcbostonclimbers.com or visit https://www.amcbostonclimbers.com/ice-program

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Harvard Low Cabin, Glen, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Matthew Drayer
Link: AMC Boston Ice Program

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 10 - Tuesday, December 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@hbbostonamc.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan

Early Snowbird - Skinning & Skiing

Date: Saturday, December 14 - Saturday, December 14

Winter is Coming! It is time to prepare your gear and your body for the upcoming season. The plan is to hike-up and ski-down Pat's Peak near Concord, NH. Pat's Peak has 750 vertical feet and allows skinning on their man-made snow. For those new to 'uphill' travel, there will be AT and telemark volunteers available to teach basics on attaching skins, efficient climbing techniques, as well as heat management. This is an excellent opportunity to practice hiking up, transitions, and skiing down as we will attempt several trips up and down this large hill (almost a mountain). Contact leaders for questions on rentals and/or skins. For those already familiar with skinning, this is an opportunity to kick out cobwebs and train on snow. This will be an informal gathering and you are welcome to move at your own pace or group up with others or sit out a lap. We will meetup for lunch and afterwards for those interested in apres-ski beverages. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required, particularly for those desiring instruction and info on car pooling. Until then, Think Snow!

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Pat's Peak
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Trip Difficulty: Skiing groomed snow at Pat's Peak - not difficult

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, December 14 - Saturday, December 14

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. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, 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. L Brian Connolly

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

Groton Town Forest to Fitch's Bridge

Date: Sunday, December 15 - Sunday, December 15

1:00pm-3:00pm. We will start in the scenic Town Forest, with eskers, kettle holes, unusual bogs, hemlock groves, and more. Then we will use Groton's extensive trail system thru a string of conservation lands to end at Fitch's Bridge over the beautiful Nashua River. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at Fitch's Bridge, 42.62549N 71.60886W. Park by either end, but note that cars can't cross. About 2 hours, moderate pace. L Olin Lathrop

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop 978-742-9014

Gym Night at Central Rock Gym, Watertown

Date: Thursday, December 19 - Thursday, December 19

Come join us for our monthly gym night at Central Rock Gym in Watertown on Thursday, December 19th 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: Rock Climbing
Location: Central Rock Gym, Watertown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heidi Morris , Lorenzo Antinori

MT. SUNAPEE HIKE

Date: Saturday, December 21

Leave the holiday frenzy behind! Join us on a scenic five-mile (1,500 elev. gain) round trip snowshoe to beautiful Mount Sunapee to the lodge (hot chocolate and 360 degree views). Medium pace. On the trail at 10 and back in the Boston area in time for holiday activities and/or shopping

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Newbury/Goshen, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Upper Connecticut River Valley/Lake Sunapee
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm) , Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Wednesday, December 25 - Wednesday, December 25

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs. Cancel if rain. L Nelson Caraballo

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nelson Caraballo 617-548-8579 (11am -2pm)

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Wednesday, December 25 - Wednesday, December 25

Moderate pace 4-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:00am-12:15pm. Bring snack & 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. L Beth Mosias

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

Ring in New Years Early with Family Overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, December 28 - Sunday, December 29

Ring in the New Year early with small group of AMC Families at Cardigan High Cabin for a night! Hike in two miles with 1450' elevation gain. The cabin is just under half a mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3,155') w/great views. The cabin is toasty warm with the wood stove, but you will need winter gear and a warm sleeping bag regardless (winter will have set in :) Winter hiking is awesome with cool temperatures, no bugs and all the views (no leaves)! High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with 12 new bunks w/mattresses (no pillows) in the main room and new roof, wood stove, and Clivus composting toilet. There is a dry sink and two burner propane stove for cooking. There is no electricity or running water. Trip best for kids 6 years and older. We'll celebrate the New Years early with lots of smiles and camaraderie! For questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: AMC Cardigan Lodge 774 Shem Valley Rd Alexandria, NH 03222
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Jackie Wah (jwah2002@yahoo.com) 339-368-1534
Trip Difficulty: Challenging due to Winter Conditions :)
Link: Register Here

Family New Years at Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia

Date: Saturday, December 28 - Wednesday, January 1

Ring in the New Year with Family Outings at Pinestead Farm Lodge, a Family Outings longtime Favorite in Franconia, NH! Pinestead is a comfortable rustic lodge on a farm with direct access to XC ski and snowshoe trails. Great sledding hills on property and nearby as well. 15 min from Cannon or 45 min from Bretton Woods for DH skiing. Ice skating and tubing available at the nearby Franconia Inn (both for a fee) Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen as well. Great for families with kids of all ages and skill levels. $230/adult ($250 non-members) and $210/child ($230 non-members) Includes 4 nights lodging and all meals from dinner Saturday through breakfast Wednesday. Plus New Years noise makers and lots of smiles and camaraderie!, Register with leader Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com, 508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: 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

AMC New Year's Celebration in White Mountains

Date: Sunday, December 29 - Wednesday, January 1

Join us as we celebrate the new year with X-C skiing at moderate levels and a relaxed pace. Snow shoeing is also available from novice to experienced. Ski touring center is nearby for all levels of X-C and downhill.alpine skiing. Stay at lovely Mountain Fare Inn, Campton, NH. $375 covers lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & 2 dinners. Please register with L: Anna Panszczyk, Annatp12@gmail.com 781-648-2492 before 9:00 PM, CLs: Nancy & Bob DiMeo, bndimeo@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Location: Campton NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Anna Panszczyk (Annatp12@gmail.com) 781-648-2492 (Before 9:00 PM) , Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (Before 9:00 PM) , Robert DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (Before 9:00 PM)
Co-Leader: Barbara Lightizer
Registrar: Anna Panszczyk (Annatp12@gmail.com) 781-648-2492 (before 9 PM)
Trip Difficulty: beginners and intermiediate X-C & snowshoeing
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Wednesday, January 1 - Wednesday, January 1

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs. Cancel if rain. L Nelson Caraballo

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nelson Caraballo 617-548-8579 (11am -2pm)

Ski In / Ski Out at Sunday River Ski Resort

Date: Friday, January 10 - Sunday, January 12

Join us for a fun weekend of skiing, dining, and socializing with fellow skiers. Two days of skiing/telemark/snowboarding at Sunday River Ski Resort. Two nights B&B lodging at the on-mountain Grand Summit Hotel. Trip includes double occupancy rooms, private bath, two full buffet breakfasts, 2-day lift ticket, and 2 complimentary Perfect Turn Clinics (90 minutes with an instructor - one each day). Bring your friends; they do not have to be AMC members. Price $341 PPDO ($321 Sr.), $160 more for single room. We will be making a group reservation for dinner in the Camp Restaurant at the Grand Summit for dinner Saturday evening (meal not included in trip cost). Payment required to sign up. Signing up for the trip early guarantees a spot and to find you a roommate if you want a double room.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Newry , Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620, Jeri Schefts (schefts@bc.edu) 781-893-0467
Registrar: Barbara Amoroso
Trip Difficulty: all evels

INTRO TO AT (ALPINE TOURING) SKIING

Date: Saturday, January 11

Learn to use AT (Alpine Touring) ski equipment for uphill travel in a safe learning environment. If you are looking for some instruction on how to use AT skis, and to learn the basics of skinning and uphill travel, this trip will meet those needs. We will go to Loon Mtn. ski area in Lincoln, NH where instruction will be provided. Topics covered include AT gear basics, setting up for skinning, how to skin efficiently, transitions (skinning-to-skiing, and skiing-to-skinning), as well as thermal and nutrition management. The idea is to provide an opportunity for people to learn the basics of backcountry ski travel in a safe and controlled environment. A purchase of a $20 ticket at Loon Mountain will be required. Participants will also need AT ski equipment, appropriate winter clothing, and a day pack to carry water, food and extra layers. Please contact Mike Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com) for further details.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Skiing
Location: Loon Mountain Ski Area
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Mike Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

Zealand Hut in the Winter

Date: Saturday, January 11 - Sunday, January 12

Zealand hut in the Winter.. Experience the self-service hut in the winter.. Cooking our own meals ..wood stove for heat in the kitchen area, cozy unheated bunk rooms. We will hike up Zealand Road 3.8 miles to Zealand Trail, follow the river, for a total of 6.6 miles one way,.. 1,100 feet of elevation. (Fee) (L)

Activity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00pm) , Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)
Registrar: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm)
Link: Register here

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 14 - Tuesday, January 14

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, the chairperson, at chair@hbbostonamc.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan

AVALANCHE AWARENESS TALK

Date: Thursday, January 16 - Thursday, January 16

Being in the mountains in the winter can be a very fun and magical experience. But like all outdoors activities there are hazards that we need to be aware of. Avalanches are one of those winter specific hazards and they do happen in the Northeast. If you would like to learn more about avalanches and start learning about how to avoid this hazard, this talk is a great place to start. During this hour long presentation we will go over the basics of avalanches using some local examples and discuss steps you can take to be avalanche aware. Become more outdoors educated; see cool photos and videos of winter activities; connect with other winter outdoors enthusiasts; get stoked for snow - there is a whole lot of awesome here. The talk will be held on Thursday January 16, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the AMC City Square location.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering, Instruction (Skills), Skiing
Location: City Square
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

RAGGED MOUNTAIN WINTER TRAVERSE

Date: Saturday, January 18

This is a 6.3 mile, 1,400 feet elevation gain point-to-point hike/snowshoe across Ragged Mountain to its West Peak where the Ragged Mountain Ski Area is located. There is some ridge walking with nice views of Newfound Lake, Mount Cardigan, and Mount Moosilauke. Full winter gear is required for this hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Danbury, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Upper Connecticut River Valley/Lake Sunapee
Leader: Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com) 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm) , Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuc.t@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register Here

Winter Weekend-January 24-26 2020

Date: Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26

Winter Weekend Jan. 24-26 2020 Start the year off enjoying Hiking, snowshoeing and/or xcountry skiing 2-nights at the Highland Center, NH Contact Pagliuca.t@gmail.com for more info and registration form. Additional AMC administrative fee-$40.00-Payable separate with registration form.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Location: Highland Center NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Steven Dennen (stevedennen@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here!

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia

Date: Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26

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 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/2671 Questions: valerie.paul@gmail.com

Activity Categories: 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

Family Winter-JAN AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, January 25 - Sunday, January 26

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, wood stove 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: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2668 Questions: Denise Boucher, denisegirish@gmail.com or call 978-470-0243.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Alexandria, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@gmail.com) 978-470-0243 (Before 10pm)
Link: Register 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: Aldo Ghirin , Mike Barry
Registrar: Aldo Ghirin
Trip Difficulty: Novice to Intermediate and Above
Link: AMC Boston Ski Committee Trips & Events Listings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Co-Leader: Hillary Berbeco (hillary@berbeco.com)
Link: Register here

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

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!

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

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

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

March at Sub Sig with cross country or hiking

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

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

Date: Monday, June 1

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

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