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Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Thursday, November 22 - Thursday, November 22

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; non-AMC members $1. Cancel if rain.

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

Family Thanksgiving Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Friday, November 23 - Sunday, November 25

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. And, there is more, the Highland Center has a well-stocked gear room. As a participant on this trip you can borrow the items you need for this trip at no charge OR if you want to check out new or different gear you are welcome. Check out what you can borrow: https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/lodges/highland/LL-Bean-Gear-Room-at-AMC-Highland-Center 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. To register click "Register Now" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2179. Questions contact David Beck, davidbeckrph@comcast.net, (508) 361-0508.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Highland Center, Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508, Brian s Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Annual Post-Thanksgiving Day Blue Hills Skyline Hike

Date: Friday, November 23

Walk off the Thanksgiving feast by joining us on an invigorating hike along the Skyline blue trail and on red and green trails. Approximately 6 miles. The hike is suitable for those who like to go for long walks. There is some elevation gain and some steep and rocky terrain. Bring water, snacks, and lunch, and wear sturdy boots. Pack your microspikes, just in case. Rain cancels. Meet at 10:00 am at the Houghton Pond Parking Lot (on Hillside street).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation, Canton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Maria Costantini (mgccare@comcast.net) , Kathy Blythe

Black Friday Jackson - Webster loop hike

Date: Friday, November 23

Join us for a "Black Friday" hike to Mts Jackson (4052', one of the NH 4000 footers ) and Webster (3911', on the 52 With A View list) via the Webster-Jackson trail. Capitalizing on the opportunity to burn off excess turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie from the prior day, we will hike a 5.2 mile loop at a moderate pace, with 2224' of elevation gain overall. The vistas from both peaks are impressive, and can offer views of Mt. Washington, the southern Presidential Range peaks, and Crawford's Notch, and there is even a waterfall! Winter conditions are in effect so please plan to pack a mix of 3 season and winter items based on the weather conditions. We highly suggest car pooling -- not only because of the distance to travel, not only because it's a great way to meet your fellow hikers, but also because parking at the trailhead is limited.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Jackson
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Co-Leader: Denise Lamb , David Pais
Link: Register here

11/23 Lynn Woods - Hike Off the Turkey

Date: Friday, November 23

Join Jon Niehof and Brett Power on a post-turkey adventure in Lynn Woods! This hike will be roughly 4 to 5 miles and feature moderately hilly terrain, rocky overlooks, wetland board-walks, and lakeside views. One of the most underrated local conservation areas, prepare for a fun hike!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lynn Woods Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Brett Power
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Link: register

Annual Ayer & Groton Hills Walk

Date: Friday, November 23 - Friday, November 23

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 at NW corner of the parking lot behind Nashoba Hospital on Groton Road in Ayer, 42.57878N 71.57399W.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Ayer
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Friday, November 23 - Friday, November 23

4 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; non-AMC $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)

Family Post Thanksgiving Blue Hills Hike, Milton, MA

Date: Friday, November 23 - Friday, November 23

Meet by 10.30am for our post Thanksgiving family hike. We'll start from the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and hike up to Eliot Tower (1,055') and back, roughly half mile each way (one mile total). Great views of the Boston skyline. Meet in the parking lot south of the Trailside Museum, by the trail map display. Afterwards (optional) visit the animals at the Mass Audubon Trailside Museum. The Museum is free for Mass Audubon members and a few dollars for non-members. This hike is good for all ages. Rain cancels. Keep an eye on the weather and wear appropriate footwear / clothing. To register click "Register Now" OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2221. For questions contact: David Powell, 781-858-5546, davidfreds@beld.net.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Trailside Museum 1904 Canton Ave Milton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
Trip Difficulty: easy/moderate
Link: Blue Hills Reservation Trail Map

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

Date: Saturday, November 24 - Sunday, November 25

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/1904. 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 24 - Sunday, November 25

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: Hiking
Location: Alexandria, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Registrar: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings Trips

Emerald Necklace, Jamaica Pond and Jamaica Plain

Date: Saturday, November 24 - Saturday, November 24

10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at Longwood T (Green Line D) return Heath St. T (Green Line E). Bring lunch, water. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs.

Activity Categories: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sharon Marshall

Blue Hills Skyline Trail, Quincy

Date: Saturday, November 24 - Saturday, November 24

6.5-mile hike rocky terrain with a number of steep hills with views, Moderate-rated hike, not for beginners. 10:00am-3:00pm, mainly on Skyline Trail, lunch on Nahanton Hill with great view, Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes. Meet at Shea Ice Rink, 651 Willard St., Quincy. From SE Expressway Exit 8 in Quincy, go south 0.6 miles on Willard St. Or from I-93/Route 128 Exit 6 in Braintree, go north 0.7 miles. Or for public transit take Bus 238 from Quincy Adams T Station. Email if severe weather. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If snow, bring traction spikes.

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

Middlesex Fells, Medford

Date: Sunday, November 25 - Sunday, November 25

9:00am-4:00pm (or sooner). Approx. 8 mile hike on the Middlesex Fells Skyline Trail. Meet at Bellevue Pond parking lot at 161 S Border Rd, Medford.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nancy Cahn 508-561-0019

Blue Hills, Milton

Date: Sunday, November 25 - Sunday, November 25

Fast-paced, moderate 6-mi. hike on scenic trails to Great Blue Hill, Chestnut Run stream, and Hemenway Hill, 9:30am-12:45pm. Bring snack, water, & sturdy footwear. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2B, take Rte. 138 N 1.3 mi. to pkg. lot on R just past Trailside Museum. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marc Hurwitz

INTRO Committee Meeting - all welcome

Date: Sunday, November 25 - Sunday, November 25

INTRO Committee Meeting - contact leader for location details - open to all interested AMC members

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Metro Boston, MA area
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Edward McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)

Pack Monadnock via the Marion Davis and Wapack Trails

Date: Wednesday, November 28 - Wednesday, November 28

Join the Wednesday Wramblers on a scenic early winter out and back hike from Miller State Park to (South) Pack Monadnock (elevation 2,920 ft) then over to Middle Peak knoll. Moderate 5.1 mile hike with 1,400 feet elevation gain. Terrain includes hardwood forests and ledges with some steep sections and is comparable to rockier sections of the Blue Hills Skyline trail. Exceptional views from the Pack Monadnock fire tower. Microspikes required since snow is likely. Optional early dinner in Peterborough after the hike.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Miller State Park
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net) , Emily McPhillips
Registrar: Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate with some rocky sections
Link: Pack Monadnock trail description

Boston AMC Ski Committee Open House

Date: Wednesday, November 28 - Wednesday, November 28

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. There will also be a 20 minute presentation about a ski trip many of the members took to Utah! Raffle tickets will be given to attendees for a chance to win various skiing-related door prizes.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie (marcelmacnz@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Not applicable
Link: Please register

Post Thanksgiving Family Sub Sig Cabin Weekend in Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Friday, November 30 - Sunday, December 2

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 - 12. Group size limited to 16 lucky souls. Cost is $60/adult and $50/child (ages 0 - 18) for lodging, 2 breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. To register click on "Register Now" or copy and paste this link/URL into your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2151. Questions contact Brian Witkov, user369128@aol.com, (978) 807-4901.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Hart's Location, NH
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Brian s Witkov (animlhc@aol.com) 978-807-4901 (after 6 pm) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Jackie Wah (jwah2002@yahoo.com) 339-368-1534
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

North and South Twin

Date: Saturday, December 1

Join us on a hike to North (4,761 ft) and South Twin (4,902 ft). This hike is a minimum of 11 miles and up to 13 miles if access roads are closed by the Forest Service for the winter. Elevation gain is approximately 3,600 feet. Full winter above treeline gear might be required (see https://hb.amcboston.org/resources). This trip can be combined with Cannon Mountain hike on Sunday. Contact Leader Joe regarding bunkroom accommodations for Friday or Saturday night ($10/person/night).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling , Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register here

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, December 1 - Sunday, December 2

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 then 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

Activity Categories: First Aid, Instruction (Skills)
Location: concord Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: C4D
Link: Register here

HIKE A VOLCANO = PAWTUCKAWAY STATE PARK FAMILY HIKE, NOTTINGHAM, NH

Date: Saturday, December 1 - Saturday, December 1

Join Family Outings to Hike a Volcano in Pawtuckaway State Park! Trip is Saturday December 1st from 10 AM - 4PM The Pawtuckaway Mountains are a classic example of an eroded volcanic crater. This hike will take us over South Mt (908') via Mountain Trail, North Mt. trail, then circling back via same trail. Loop distance approximately 6 miles. Conditions likely frozen ground, possible snow and ice. Light traction (micro-spikes) required. The route is approximately 700 ft. of elevation gain and we will hike at a moderate pace for 4 - 5 hrs. Potential trail change options, If the weather, trail conditions, or group warrants a change. Trail info. https://www.trailfinder.info/trails/trail/pawtuckaway-state-park, General Pawtuckaway info. https://www.nhstateparks.org/visit/state-parks/pawtuckaway-state-park.aspx To register click "Register Now" button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2172. For questions contact Hike Leader: Michael Wainer wainer18@hotmail.com, 781-438-5680.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Micheal Wainer (wainer18@hotmail.com) 781-438-5680 (After 6 PM) , Joan Entwistle (joan.entwistle@gmail.com) 978-549-4864
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here;

Cannon Mountain

Date: Sunday, December 2

Join us for a hike up to the summit of Cannon Mountain (4.100 ft), and enjoy great views from the trail and the observation tower! (Weather permitting!) This hike is 4 miles with approximately 2,100 feet of elevation gain. Full winter above-treeline gear might be required (see https://hb.amcboston.org/resources). This trip can be combined with leader's Saturday hike, contact Leader regarding bunkroom accommodations for Friday or Saturday night ($10/person/night).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: C3B
Link: Register here

Family Hike to Wachusett Mtn, Princeton, MA

Date: Sunday, December 2

Want to work of that turkey and pie? Join Family Outings for a leisurely hike to the summit of Wachusett Mountain in Princeton, MA! We will hike the less known back side of Wachusett, arguably the most beautfiful. The hike is approximately 3 miles with roughly 800ft elevation gain. On a clear day, the 360-degree views from the summit and summit tower are lovely! Mt. Wachusett is the highest mountain in central MA at 2006 ft with views on a clear day to Mt. Monadnock, the Berkshires and the Boston skyline. Often known as a downhill ski destination, Wachusett Mtn is located within the 3000-acre Wachusett State Reservation, home to 17 miles of hiking and walking trails (we will only cover only about 3 miles!). Pack a lunch and join us for a beautiful late autumn hike! To register click on the "Register Now" Button above or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2175. For questions contact leader, Laurene Poland, ljpoland@msn.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Wachusett Mountain, Princeton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508, Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373, Christopher Stix (stixc2001@yahoo.com) 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM) , Christopher Stix (stixc2001@yahoo.com) 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Date: Monday, December 3

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, December 3, 2018. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Location: First Baptist Church, 848 Beacon Street, Newton Center, MA. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

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

20's & 30's Winter Social

Date: Thursday, December 6

Celebrate the winter season and get warm with other hiking enthusiasts in the Boston area! Every winter, the Boston 20's and 30's committee hosts a holiday party that is not to be missed. Our winter party is a chance to get to know other people in their 20's and 30's in the Boston area who love the outdoors. We will also be sharing ways to sign up for out winter trips, including downhill/XC skiing, winter hiking, and more! Each $15 ticket includes an all you can eat Italian dinner and two drink tickets.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 10 City Square Charlestown MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Julia Doucett (juliamdoucett@gmail.com)
Link: Register

Holiday Wreaths & Green Boughs

Date: Saturday, December 8 - Saturday, December 8

Admire seasonal decorations in Boston's Back Bay & Beacon Hill. 9:30am-11:30am. Meet near Park Street T Station (Green Line) at the corner of Tremont and Park Streets. Bring snacks, water. Heavy rain/snow cancels. New members welcome. No dogs.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sharon Marshall 617-542-4551 (7-9 pm)

YuleFest 5k in Cambridge, MA

Date: Sunday, December 9 - Sunday, December 9

Come join us for the YuleFest 5k run - chance to catch up with YM members Please register w/ our team YM-AMC! If we are one of the 35 largest teams we will get our our beer/snack tent. Sign up on our Google doc and then register with Yule for the actual run!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 42 Church St, Cambridge, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Madeline Hartman
Link: Register

Burrage Pond, Hanson

Date: Sunday, December 9 - Sunday, December 9

5-mile hike, 10:00am-12:15pm on abandoned cranberry bog, sandy trails featuring open water and marshland. From Rte. 27 in Hanson, Pleasant Street for 0.2 mi., take sharp right to Hawks Ave. across the tracks, left on dirt road at fence, past building to trailhead. GeoCode N 42 01 49.1 W 70 51 32.3. Bring water and snack. Email if severe weather. No dogs, $1 fee for non-AMC members. (Bring snowshoes or traction spikes if snow.)

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

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Tuesday, December 11 - Tuesday, December 11

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin

DECEMBER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Wednesday, December 12 - Wednesday, December 12

Come ski with us! If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at. While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events. Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (skiing@amcboston.org)

High Cabin : Mt Cardigan

Date: Saturday, December 15 - Sunday, December 16

Join us on this intermediate hike to the rustic High Cabin close to the summit of Mt Cardigan (3155 ft). We will have High Cabin to ourselves in a beautiful wooded setting close to a stream which is our water source. With a full kitchen we will cook dinner and breakfast. A cozy wood stove is our source of heat and candles for lighting. After dropping our packs at High Cabin we will summit Mt Cardigan's Bald summit which boasts 360 views. Weather and conditions permitting, we can cross the open ridge to Mt Firescrew. As the sun is setting we will return to High Cabin for Happy Hour and prepare dinner together. High Cabin sits just below tree line allowing us to easily walk just a short distance to South Summit apres dinner. From South Summit we can enjoy the nighttime views of the mountains and the December night sky. The moon will be in it's first quarter at this time. Bring a pad and warm clothing as we may want to 'chill' for a while in this beautiful setting. Keep our fingers crossed for clear weather! Mileage to summit: About 2 miles one way with 1763 ft elevation gain. Plus additional 21/2 miles roundtrip to Firescrew. Sunrise viewing before breakfast. We can opt to hike out via Mt Gilman (Orange Mtn). Needed: 20 degree sleeping bag. Microspikes . Cost: $40. Includes lodging. Additional cost for food depending on number of participants. High Cabin is the perfect place to enjoy camaraderie, a sunset, stars, and a sunrise.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Cardigan State Park
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Registrar: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: moderately strenuous

Early Winter Bonds Traverse

Date: Saturday, December 15 - Sunday, December 16

Join us for a challenging and "level-2" fun Bonds (and more) pre-winter traverse! On Saturday, we will car spot at Lincoln Woods and then head up to Zealand road. We'll road walk to Hale Brook Trail, summit Hale, and then head to Zealand Falls Hut for the night. Total for day 1 is 7 miles. On Sunday, we'll climb Zealand Mountain and then traverse over the Bonds to our cars spotted at Lincoln Woods. Day 2 total is about 15 miles. Please be in good shape and be an experienced winter hiker, with all the necessary above-treeline gear, and be prepared for full winter conditions (including breaking trail)! Dinner and breakfast on your own at the hut. Registration information for the hut provided once you are confirmed on the trip.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Zealand Falls Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Katherine Bartel (bartelk@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: AA3A
Link: Register here

Early Snowbird Hiking and Skiing

Date: Saturday, December 15 - Saturday, December 15

Call me crazy, but I like to hike uphill and ski down. Pat's Peak is fine with that, so a group of crazies will meetup for several trips up & down the mountain (750 vertical). Its a great workout and should be part of your training regiment as you prepare for winter. Exercise, outdoors, skiing. Nothing crazy about that.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Henniker, NH (just west of Concord)
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Trip Difficulty: need not be certified crazy

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, December 15 - Saturday, December 15

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.

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

Mt. Sunapee Hike

Date: Sunday, December 16

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. L-Teresa Pagliuca, L- Kathy Blythe

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Andrew Brook Trail. Mountain road
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: REGISTER HERE!

Habitat Audubon Sanctuary, Belmont - Celebrate the Solstice Walk

Date: Sunday, December 16 - Sunday, December 16

The Winter Solstice arrives in just 5 days. We'll take a slow-paced nature walk through forests and fields and around a pond focusing on plant ID of bare trees, naked shrubs and winter weeds as the natural world prepares for winter. We'll also talk about fun and interesting natural history about the Winter Solstice as well as about the plants we see. 1:00-4:00pm. From Rte. 2, Exit 59 go west on Rte. 60/Pleasant St. 0.6 miles. Right onto Clifton St, first left on Fletcher Rd, bear left at fork, next left on Juniper Rd. 0.2 miles to Sanctuary at #10 Juniper Rd. Steady rain or heavy snow cancels. Boot Boutwell is a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass Audubon - Habitat, The New England Wild Flower Society, the Winchester Public Schools, the Friends of the Middlesex Fells, the Appalachian Mountain Club and other organizations. These walks are sponsored by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC). They are free of charge for AMC members and cost $1 for non-members.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Walks
Location: Belmont
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Boot Boutwell 781-729-4712

Goldsmith Reservation Walk, Andover

Date: Sunday, December 16 - Sunday, December 16

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon walk along wooded trails with scenic views of Foster Pond. If we have snow, we'll snowshoe! 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: Snowshoeing, 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

Avalanche Awareness Talk

Date: Tuesday, December 18 - Tuesday, December 18

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 Tuesday December 18, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the AMC City Square location. If you are interested in attending please register using the registration link above.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

Mt Jefferson in winter

Date: Saturday, December 22

We'll climb Mt. Jefferson on the first full day of winter. Above treeline winter experience and full winter gear required

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837, Barbara Amoroso
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register Here

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Date: Tuesday, December 25 - Tuesday, 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; non-AMC members $1. Cancel if rain.

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

Foss Farms, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Greenough Land

Date: Tuesday, December 25 - Tuesday, December 25

Easy approx. 4-5 mi. wander through a good birding area with river and pond views, pine forest and red maple swamp. Snowshoe if sufficient snow cover. Meet 10am. Foss Farms parking lot, about 1/3 mi west of Concord River off Rte. 225. From Rte. 128 Exit 31B follow Rtes. 4/225 through Bedford, continuing on Rte. 225 toward Carlisle. Storm cancels. If weather uncertain contact Leader. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Carlisle
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Tuesday, December 25 - Tuesday, 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; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias 781-335-5034

Family New Years Pinestead Farm Lodge Ski Weekend, Franconia NH

Date: Friday, December 28 - Tuesday, 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 Franconia Inn. 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 Friday through breakfast Tuesday. 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: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer (eddy.luttmer@gmail.com)
Registrar: VALERIE PAUL (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (before 9pm)

AMC New Year's Celebration in White Mountains

Date: Saturday, December 29 - Tuesday, 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)
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)
Registrar: Anna Panszczyk (Annatp12@gmail.com) 781-648-2492 (before 9 PM)
Trip Difficulty: beginners and intermiediate X-C & snowshoeing

Novice/Intermediate Telemark Ski Clinic

Date: Saturday, January 5

Learn to telemark or improve your turns at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area in central Massachusetts! Those whose only prior experience is with alpine or XC can learn telemark on easy grades, while intermediate freeheelers will attempt steeper terrain. Inquire at with Mustafa Varoglu, clinic coordinator. (Prior experience with alpine or xc skiing is necessary.) Details available on the FAQs shown below; please submit registration requests at link shown below.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Telemark
Location: Princeton
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Mustafa Varoglu
Registrar: Mustafa Varoglu
Trip Difficulty: Novice to Intermediate
Link: Novice/Intermediate Telemark Ski Clinic FAQs

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Part II and WFR Recertification

Date: Saturday, January 5 - Sunday, January 6

The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting. Students must have a current SOLO WFA certification in order to take the AWFA Part II. The Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at 235 Forest Ridge Rd, Concord Ma

Activity Categories: First Aid, Instruction (Skills)
Location: concord Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm)
Trip Difficulty: C4D
Link: Register here

AMC Family Outings 6th Annual New Years Celebration & Equipment Sale

Date: Sunday, January 6 - Sunday, January 6

AMC Family Outings Sixth Annual New Years Celebration and Equipment Sale Sunday January 6th at the Thoreau Outing Center at Camp Thoreau in Concord, MA. Come anytime from 10 am to 3 pm. We'll celebrate the New Years with coffee/donuts in the morning and lunch included at 11:30 am with our welcome in the New Year Celebratory cake. Options for snowshoe and XC Ski clinics, walks and hikes throughout the day as well as crafts for the kids, sledding, and, of course, lots of great equipment at prices you cannot beat. Activities and fun for all ages and abilities. Everyone welcome. Members and non-members alike. This is a free event! Questions or interest to help with registration, food, equipment sale, hikes, crafts, etc.? Contact Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net. If you have items to sell and are not sure you can be there at 10 am please contact Paul Terenzi at Firemanpaul@comcast.net . Some local pickup is available. To register click "Register Now" or copy & paste this link into your browser https://goo.gl/forms/bRP21e59bZxmbxJU2. More information and directions will be sent to registered participants. Contact Jeanne Blauner at jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606 with questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Social Events, Walks
Location: Thoreau Outing Center at Camp Thoreau, Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Paul Terenzi (Firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115, Jackie Wah (jwah2002@yahoo.com) 781-641-2085
Co-Leader: Michael Wainer (wainer18@hotmail.com) 617-549-2731, Doug Cohen
Trip Difficulty: Easy -moderate
Link: Register Here

Ski In / Ski Out at Sunday River, Maine Ski Resort

Date: Friday, January 11 - Sunday, January 13

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. Trip includes 2 nights B&B lodging at the on-mountain Grand Summit Hotel, double occupancy rooms, private bath, two full buffet breakfasts, 2-day lift ticket. Bring your friends; they do not have to be AMC members. Price $345 PPDO ($325 Senior), $160 single supplement, $197 for seasons pass holders. 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. Registration: Registration is required for this activity.

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

Craftsbury VT Cross Country Ski Weekend

Date: Friday, January 11 - Sunday, January 13

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

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Craftsbury, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: David Loutzenheiser (dloutzen@gmail.com) 617-259-0275, Randi Mail (rcmail34@yahoo.com)
Link: Register

INTRO TO AT (ALPINE TOURING) SKIING

Date: Saturday, January 12

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 for further details at mbratina@gmail.com.

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)

Summit Mt Garfield

Date: Sunday, January 13

Join us for a moderately paced hike to the summit of Mount Garfield. We will hike 12.5 miles round trip, with 2,959 feet of elevation gain to a summit of 4,500 feet. Portions of the route are relatively steep, at the top we will experience some above-tree line exposure. If the weather is clear we should find terrific views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Franconia Ridge. Full winter gear will be required for this trip, including snowshoes, microspikes and crampons. Because in the winter the trailhead is closed we will need to park off of RT 3 and walk in another 1.25 miles, increasing the round trip distance of the hike from 10 to 12.5 miles. This trip is appropriate for WHP '18-'19 graduates, additionally to others with past winter hiking experience.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Garfield, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Zoe Rath , Steven Weber
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Nagog Pond (Acton) & Sarah Doublet (Littleton)

Date: Sunday, January 13 - Sunday, January 13

9:30am-2:30pm. Meet at Grassy Hill parking lot off Nagog Hill Rd, Acton (see links below), S side of Nagog Hill Rd. From Rte.2, exit Rte.27 N toward Acton for 1.1mi., L Nagog Hill Rd. for 1.2mi to Grassy Pond pkg. area on L. This 7½ mi. route wanders through a portion of Acton's Nagog Hill area, hugs the shore of Nagog Pond, loops through the hilly Sarah Doublet area in Littleton where we plan to have lunch and offer an optional excursion to Fort Pond via a short spur trail. Our return covers the remaining portion of Nagog Pond. Snowshoes may be necessary. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)
Link: Nagog Hill area map

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Sunday, January 13 - Sunday, January 13

Join us Sunday evening January 13 from 6 - 8 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 - 6:30 or 7 pm we discuss committee business and Beginner Hiking Program and other larger events coming up. 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" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2227.. For questions contact Carrie McMillen, carriemcmillen@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Auburndale Library, 375 Auburn Street Auburndale MA 02466
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com) , David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00) , Amy Kelliher (amycbean@yahoo.com) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) , Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Boston YM Game Night at City Square

Date: Wednesday, January 16

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

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 10 City Square, Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com) , Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com)
Link: Register here!

Cross- Country Skiiing in Craftsbury, VT - January 18 - 21, 2019 MLK weekend

Date: Friday, January 18 - Monday, January 21

Come join us at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (COC) over the MLK weekend where we will ski right out the door and over the lovely rolling hills of VT. Skiing at a moderate level, easy pace. Stay at comfortable lodge at the COC in Craftsbury VT. $365 covers 3 nights lodging, 9 delicious and hardy meals and 4 days of skiing.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Craftsbury, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.) , Robert DiMeo (bndimeo@charter.net) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: TBA
Registrar: Nancy Dimeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: easy to intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Outdoor Center

Zealand Hut in the Winter

Date: Saturday, January 19 - Sunday, January 20

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 elelvation. (Fee) (L) pagliuca.t@gmail.com, (L) stevedennen@verizon.net

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

Day Skiing @ Ragged and Telemark Casual Clinic

Date: Saturday, January 19 - Saturday, January 19

Day skiing at Ragged Mtn (NH) - a small, family owned resort about 2 hours drive from Boston. Ragged offers a variety of trails from easy to advanced with ungroomed trails and glades. We get a group rate ($55), so bring your kids and friends and ski with a fun crowd. Kids and teens get a cheaper rate - contact Jeff for details. For telemarkers, we will have instructors to help your technique and help build on the earlier Wachusett clinic. Must register at link below and I will send details such as meeting time & place, plus gather car pool info. Contact Jeff for questions and details.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Ragged Mountain Resort, Danbury, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jeff Barrell (jbarrell2@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: All abilities (except first-timers)
Link: Ragged Mountain resort

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Monday, January 21 - Monday, January 21

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)

Winter Weekend Joe Dodge Lodge 2019

Date: Friday, January 25 - Sunday, January 27

Winter Weekend - Joe Dodge Lodge Jan. 25-27 2019. Start the year off enjoying Hiking and/or xcountry skiing 2-nights at Joe Dodge Lodge, NH includes 2-Breakfast- 2-Dinners and Happy Hours. Contact pagliuca.t@gmail.com for more info and registration forms. Room cost per night per person from $86.00 (depending on room selection) -Currently there are no female bunks available! Additional AMC administrative fee-$25.00 - Payable with registration form.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing, Yoga
Location: Joe Dodge Lodge
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)

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

Date: Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3

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 pavillion. 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. $115 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 contact: Laurene Poland, ljpoland@msn.com, 508-728-1373.

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
Registrar: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Calumet

Backcountry Ski Touring in the Whites

Date: Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3

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 Town Square Condos at Waterville Valley. 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

Skiing in Beautiful Stowe VT - Cross-country or Downhill (or both!)

Date: Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in Stowe, Vermont. Participants can cross-country ski at two of New England's best Nordic ski areas: The Trapp Family Cross Country Center and the Stowe Mountain Cross Country Center. There will also be a group enjoying downhill skiing at The Stowe Ski Resort (Mt. Mansfield). Many people choose to do one day of each! Experience in skiing is preferred. Cross country skiers will be going at an easy to moderate pace on Advanced Beginner to Difficult trails at Stowe and Von Trapp Lodge. Downhill skiers can explore the wide range of terrain at Stowe Mountain Resort. We will share rooms (4 people per room/suite, in separate double beds) in a local hotel, with pool and hot tub. We will all go out to dinner on Saturday night where we can talk about our adventures! Trip Cost includes 2 nights lodging and hearty continental breakfast both Saturday & Sunday mornings. Additional costs: dinner Saturday, lunches, snacks, trail/lift tickets. Private rooms or double rooms are available for a higher cost.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Stowe, VT
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie
Co-Leader: June Mackenzie
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to advanced skiing
Link: Registration

Lodge to Lodge X-C Ski in Maine Wilderness

Date: Monday, February 4 - Saturday, February 9

The trip starts and ends in Greenville, Maine in the Moosehead Lake area. The x-c skiing is 6-8 miles each day, going between the four lodges/camps - Gorman Chairback Lodge, Little Lyford Lodge, West Branch Pond Camps, and Medawisla Lodge (2 nights here). Gear is transported for us between each lodge. The skiing is on groomed (but not tracked) trails. It is suitable for intermediate skiers who are in reasonably good shape - not suitable for beginners. Meals are included beginning with dinner on Feb 4 through breakfast on Feb 9. Accommodations are cabins -- Medawisla and Gorman Chairback are "deluxe", meaning they provide bedding and have heated bathrooms in the cabins; Little Lyford and West Branch Pond Camps are more rustic, which means cabins with beds, blankets and pillows (you will need a sleeping bag and towel) and a separate shared, heated bath house. Wood stoves provide ample heat in the cabins. For more info and application, contact leader.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Greenville, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Claire Robinson (claire.v.robinson@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate or Above
Link: AMC Gorman Chairback

Backcountry Ski Workshop

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

Come ski the backcountry of Mt. Washington! The Backcountry Ski Workshop offers a chance for backcountry skiers of all disciplines and levels to tour in the backcountry and learn new skills. Whether you are a novice who wants to learn the fundamentals, or an expert looking to refine your skills, this weekend will have something to offer you. There will be groups for Nordic backcountry, telemark and alpine touring, offering basic instruction as well as more advanced groups focused on a full day of touring. The workshop will be based out of Pinkham Notch with tours and instruction happening on Mt. Washington and the surrounding area. Meals, lodging, and instruction is included in the workshop cost, participants will need to provide their own equipment; we can help locate rental locations. Cost for the workshop is $200 members / $250 non-members. Please contact Greg Maslowe at gmaslowe@gmail.com for more information.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Pinkham Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com) , Sean Sevey (seansevey@gmail.com)
Registrar: Greg Maslowe (gmaslowe@gmail.com)

Ski in Snow-filled Stowe

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

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

Annual Ski & Games Trip Bretton Woods (Intermediate) Intro

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 8-10. Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip. Per person cost is $220-$320, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees. Bring games to play, trail ticket money, and lunch food. Fees are approximate, so depending on number of participants. we hope to refund participants as we have in past years.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Snowshoeing
Location: Highland Lodge
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Debra Smith (Lawdeb@aol.com) , Carla Schwartz
Registrar: Debra Smith (Lawdeb@aol.com)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Annual Ski & Games Trip to Bretton Woods

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 8-10 Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip. $220-$320 per person, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees. Bring games to play, trail ticket money, and lunch food. Fees are approximate, so depending on number of participants. we hope to refund participants as we have in past years.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Highland Center at Crawford Notch, Bretton Woods, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Debbie Smith (carlalist@gmail.com) , Carla Schwartz
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Winter Osceolas - B3A

Date: Saturday, February 9

We plan to hike Mt Osceola (4,340 ft) and East Osceola (4,156 ft) from the Kancamagus Highway, a 7.6-mile out-and-back hike. Although this will be a strenuous hike that will require winter hiking expertise and recent hiking experience, the Osceolas offer stunning views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Sandwich Range.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Peter Monnes
Trip Difficulty: B3A
Link: Register here

Lincoln and Lafayette in Winter

Date: Saturday, February 9

Join us for the classic Franconia Ridge loop over Little Haystack Mtn (4,780 ft), Mt Lincoln (5,089 ft) and Mt Lafayette (5,260 ft) - a distance of 8.9 miles and an elevation gain of 3,900'. The plan will be to take the Falling Waters Trail up to the Franconia Ridge Trail. After traversing the Ridge and summiting our 3 peaks, we will descend via the Green Leaf Trail and Old Bridle Path. This hike is a serious undertaking in winter with extensive potential exposure to wind, storms, whiteouts and a possible mix of snow, ice and rock on the exposed summits. In addition to possessing full winter gear, including winter boots, crampons, ice axe, snowshoes, microspikes, full face protection and multiple layers, participants should be experienced winter hikers with previous above treeline experience.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling 508-397-1243
Co-Leader: Steve Duly
Trip Difficulty: B3A
Link: Register here:

Bedford, Burlington, Lexington Municipal Lands

Date: Sunday, February 10 - Sunday, February 10

Very hilly 6-mi. wander through various conservation & municipal lands. 9:45am-2:30pm. Meet at the new Wilson Mill Park, Old Burlington Rd., Bedford, MA. From Rte. 128 exit 32 merge on Rte. 3N for 1.5 mi. to exit 26, turn L on Burlington Rd (Rte. 62) toward Bedford for 0.6 mi., turn sharp L on Old Burlington Rd. Pkg. lot is 0.3 mi. at dead end. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Conditions may require traction devices/snowshoes.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

Cardigan Lodge Soiree

Date: Monday, February 11 - Wednesday, February 13

Senior soiree at Cardigan Lodge. Snowshoe, cross country ski, rest, read and socialize. Meet new people and eat good food prepared by leaders. Cost is $52.50 ($48.00 plus tax) per night plus meals TBD. Limited to 15. Register with L. BARBARA FAY, 617-694-5612, Bfamc@Verizon.net. CL's, Ellen Stanley and Uschi Kuhlmann.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing, Social Events
Location: Cardigan Lodge Alexandria New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Barbara Fay (Bfamc@Verizon.net) 617-694-5612, Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net) , Uschi Kullman
Registrar: Barbara Fay (Bfamc@Verizon.net) 617-694-5612

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Tuesday, February 12 - Tuesday, February 12

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Southborough, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin

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

Date: Friday, February 15 - Sunday, February 17

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. $115 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/2111. 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 (kyanakieva@gmail.com) 857-928-0533, 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 15 - Sunday, February 17

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 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/2230. For questions contact: Joanna Jung, jjinbox@verizon.net, ?(617) 549-2812?.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: AMC Noble View Outdoor Center 635 S Quarter Rd, Russell, MA 01071
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Doris Tennant (dtennant@tllawgroup.com) 617-306-0084, Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Noble View Double Cabin

Winter Sports Weekend in Quebec

Date: Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18

Spend Presidents Day weekend in the winter wonderland of southern Quebec at Mt Orford National Park. Activities include your choice of cross country and downhill skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, fatbiking, local sightseeing tour, or a visit to the spa. Trip fee of $210 includes three nights lodging double occupancy with ensuite bath, three breakfasts, and three dinners. Limited to 60 participants. Registration closes on February 1. No refunds or changes after February 1. Leaders Marianne Bonnard, Shannon MacKenzie, and Caitlin Hall

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: 4380 Chemin du Parc, Orford, QC J1X 7N9, Canada
Region: International
Leader: Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com) , Marianne Bonnard , Caitlin Hall
Link: register

Winter Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18

Join us to explore skiing in western MA, southern VT, and eastern upstate NY on the three-day President's Day weekend. We will visit cross-country (XC) skiing areas and backcountry (BC) ski locations. Intermediate XC abilities needed (including downhill control on touring equipment). If sufficient snow is not available, we will hike various scenic trails in the area. Our lodging is at a relaxing country home with private and semi-private accommodations available. Enjoy beautiful scenery, the company of fellow skiers/hikers, and hearty meals fit for a foodie! Cost is $238-288/per person. For more information and to register, contact Aldo. (If conditions do not allow for XC or BC skiing, alternatives such as hiking, downhill resort skiing, etc. will be available.) (Google Map below shows general location of the town of Hancock, MA. Specific directions to the lodging will be given after registration is completed.) This trip is now Wait Listed (November 6, 2018); if you would like to be on the wait list, please contact the leader (Aldo) for more information and to enter yourself on the wait list via our registration form..

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

Presidents Weekend Family Winter Fun in Vermont

Date: Saturday, February 16 - Tuesday, February 19

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/PrezWknd2019. Questions please contact Naomi Ribner, 781 444-6693, tonaomirose@gmail.com (email preferred).

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding
Location: Northeast Kingdom of Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com) 781-444-6693, Paul Pichetti (paul_pick@verizon.net)

Mount Carrigain

Date: Saturday, February 16

Join us for a winter day hike to the majestic Mount Carrigain! This 14.5 mile hike will take us via the Sawyer River Road and the Signal Ridge Trail to the summit of Mount Carrigain (4700 ft; NH48), with its wonderful views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Presidential Range. The elevation gain is 3800 ft. Participants should pack full winter hiking gear and have recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain. This day hike can be combined with leader Joe's hikes on February 17 and/or 18, accommodations are $9/person/night at leader-owned facility. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2186.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Bert Ruiter
Trip Difficulty: AA2B
Link: Register here:

Cross Country & Downhill Ski Weekend - Sugarloaf Maine

Date: Saturday, February 16 - Monday, February 18

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in Carabassett Valley Maine, just down the road from Sugarloaf Mountain. Participants can cross country ski at either the groomed trails of Sugarloaf Cross Country Center, or those of the Maine Huts & Trails system. Plus, we are less than 2 miles from Sugarloaf Mountain, which offers a wide variety of groomed terrain as well as challenging back-country skiing options. Try downhill one day and cross-country another! Experience in skiing is recommended. Cross-country skiers will be going at an easy to moderate pace on Advanced Beginner to Difficult trails. Downhill skiers can explore the wide range of terrain at Sugarloaf Mountain. Accommodations are bunks at the Hostel of Maine: 6 bunks per room. It is a newly renovated, homey log cabin with a large, fireplaced great room; located basically across the street from the trail system

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Sugarloaf, Maine
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie (marcelmacnz@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Nancy Cahn (njcahn@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult
Link: Link to AMC Regi

AMC Medewisla Lodge and Cabins School Vacation Week, Greenville, ME

Date: Monday, February 18 - Thursday, February 21

Join a small group of families at AMC's newest Medewisla Lodge and Cabins in Greenville, ME Monday thru Thursday of School Vacation Week. Enjoy private lakefront cabins w/shared bathhouse (w/shower) and toasty warm woodstove. Small group of families. Drive in location. Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe extensive trail network just steps away from our cabins. Group cooking and full service combo. We will stay in four private lakerfront cabins with shared bathhouse with shower, each sleeping 5 - 6 people, each with two bedrooms with either queen or twin beds, and a living room with double futon. We anticipate one or two families per cabin, depending on family size (will need to be flexible). All cabins have electric LED lighting, and a woodstove (ADA accessible cabins have propane stoves). Linens are provided, including pillowcases, sheets, and towels. Our cabins have a kitchenette and we will cook as a group one dinner and two breakfasts and lunches. Our second night, Tuesday night, we will enjoy "full service" eating dinner in the main Lodge as well as breakfast the next morning and trail lunch will be provided for Wednesday. 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. $350/adult; $225/Youth (13 - 17); $150/child (12 and under). Non-members are $400; $250; $175 respectively. To Register click on the "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2199. Questions? Contact Jeanne, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Location: AMC Medewisla Lodge and Cabins, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Monday, February 18 - Monday, February 18

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

Date: Wednesday, February 20 - Sunday, February 24

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. The terrain will vary from well graded dirt roads to some steeper stuff. Some of the trails will be unbroken and we will cut the tracks, but some will be packed out and some trails near the camp may be tracked. The BC tours will be 10-12 miles and 2000'-2500' feet of rise and wind up mountain ridges and through some thick woods. Expect some climbing and descending but advanced downhill or tele turns are not required. Climbing skins are not absolutely required, but if you have them bring them as they could be a great aid, depending on the on site conditions. Participants should be comfortable climbing and descending on varied terrain and conditions. The best ski will be a metal edged, double camber touring ski with a profile of about 67-57-62 and bring a pair also 10-20 cm wider in each dimension if the snow is deep like it was in 2015. Our cozy cabins in West Branch Pond Camps are rustic, but come with all the basic amenities; they are heated with wood stoves, there are toilets and a shower in the bath house and our hearty meals will be cooked by the camp owner, Eric Stirling and his staff and taken in the kitchen of the dining hall. Our large cabin has a nice sitting room for our socializing after a nice day skiing in the woods. Electric service typically is on from 5 - 9 pm daily. Each night, you'll find ambience, great company and hearty replenishment after a great day in the woods! The trip officially starts on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at noon sharp when we meet at the cafe in Northwoods Outfitters, 5 Lily Bay Rd in Greenville, Maine, 04441. After meeting up and purchasing any last supplies we will drive together the approx 30 miles to WBPC together; the last 20 miles are on a dirt road which is usually pretty well plowed out. We will then have a few hours of "shakedown ski", followed by full days of skiing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, February 24th, after about a 2/3 day of skiing we will head back to Boston at about 2 pm. Greenville is about 5 hours from Boston. Of course, you can extend the trip by booking directly with West Branch Pond Camps.

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: BC Skiing Intermediate/Advanced
Link: Trip Brochure

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia, NH

Date: Thursday, February 21 - Sunday, February 24

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 or Flume Gorge sometimes happen. The farm has chickens and cows and a small play structure. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. $110/adult; $100/child; Children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib (non-members $120; $110). To register click "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2198. Questions: Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com, 508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer (eddy.luttmer@gmail.com) 617-413-1815 (Before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Suitable for all abilities
Link: Register Here

Family Snowshoe Overnight to Windblown East Glade Shelter (w/Woodburning Stove), New Ipswich, NH

Date: Saturday, February 23 - Sunday, February 24

We will snowshoe the Windblown XC center trails approximately one mile from our cars to overnight at the Windblown East Glade shelter. The shelter is a 3-sided Adirondack shelter, but with the welcoming addition of a woodburning stove, a well-kept outhouse, and a firepit as well as breath-taking views to the east. After arriving we have the option to summit Barrett Mountain (1,853'), a bit less then 2 miles round trip. We will make group dinner and enjoy evening smores around the fire pit before hunkering down for a cold winter night. We'll do breakfast in the morning and then enjoy a leisurely walk back out. BE AWARE: overnight temps may likely be in the single digits. appropriate winter gear is essential including winter sleeping bags- usually rated for 0 degrees* (we may be able to help with bags and snowshoes). For obvious safety reasons, screening for the trip- gear, experience, fitness- will be strict. * equipment requirements may be adjusted slightly with the nearing forecast. The trip will be cancelled if conditions are extreme and pose increased safety concerns. If you are adventurous, want to enjoy the splendor of winter outdoors (maybe freeze your tush of a little) and are properly equipped, come join us. $50pp includes accommodations, dinner, breakfast, and your Windblown trail fees. To register click "Register Now" OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2205. Questions contact Rick Gershberg, rgershberg@verizon.net, 617-694-1060.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Windblown Ski and Snowshoe Center, New Ipswich, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 617-694-1060, Brian s Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Harvard Cabin Family XC & Dowhill Ski Weekend, Jackson, NH

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

After a social Friday evening at Harvard Cabin (https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/harvard), and a shared breakfast on Saturday, one group will set out to downhill ski at Wildcat, Attitash, or Cranmore, based on snow conditions and group preference. Another group will hit Jackson or Bear Notch or Great Glen for cross-country skiing. Sunday will likely be a shorter day that may include skiing (xc nordic or downhill) and/or another winter activity (e.g., inner-tube sledding) based on conditions and group preferences. Harvard Cabin is a rustic, but heated, structure with communal eating and cooking space, an outhouse, and cold running water. Most notably, this structure has communal sleeping loft (sleeping bags/pads on a shared floor space) accessible by a ladder. Participants will help with meal preparation and clean up. This will include preparation of Saturday breakfast, happy hour hors d'oeuvres, and dinner, as well as breakfast on Sunday. No dinner is provided on Friday night. You are responsible for your own lunch and daytime snacks. This trip is geared towards families with children ages 6-12. Leaders: Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) and Peter Fraunholtz (p.fraunholtz@northeastern.edu) For more family trips, visit: https://amcboston.org/committee/boston-family-outings

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Harvard Cabin, Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) 617-515-1095 (Email is a faster way to reach me.) , Peter Fraunholtz
Trip Difficulty: beginner > expert
Link: Register Now

Family Hiking/snowshoeing, Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, N.H.

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Join us for a Family 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 toasty warm and comfy, but rustic w/outhouse 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 - 12. Group size limited to 16 lucky souls. Cost is $70/adult and $60/child (ages 0 - 18) for lodging, 2 breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. To register click on "Register Now" OR copy and paste this link/URL into your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2151. Questions contact Brian Witkov, user369128@aol.com, (978) 807-4901.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Hart's Location New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Brian s Witkov (animalhc@aol.com) 978-807-4901 (after 7 pm) , Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 781-697-4442
Trip Difficulty: moderate
Link: Hiking and snowshoeing family march time

XC Ski Out the Door Craftsbury

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Up to 85K 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 2/1 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, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Up to 85K 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 2/1 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 508-626-7455 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Nordic Center

Monte Rosa (Grand Monadnock), Jaffrey, NH

Date: Sunday, March 3 - Sunday, March 3

Moderate 5-7 mile lollypop hike to Monte Rosa on Grand Monadnock starting on the Royce trail on Gap Mtn. just south of Monadnock. 9:30am-2:30pm. Meet at North Gap Mtn. parking, Bullard Rd. off Rte. 124, Jaffrey, NH. From Boston area take Rte. 2 W to Rte. 140 N to 202 N to Jaffrey Center. Turn L (W) Rte. 124. Pass parking lot for access to Mt. Monadnock on right and go 0.8 mi. beyond this parking area and turn L on Bullard Rd. for 0.5 mi. to Gap Mtn. North parking on left. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Conditions may require traction devices/snowshoes.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH, a Family Outings Favorite. 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 or Flume Gorge sometimes happen. The farm has chickens and cows and a small play structure. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. $110/adult; $100/kid (ages 3-7); children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib. To register click "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2198. Questions contact Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com, 508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer (eddy.luttmer@gmail.com) 617-413-1815 (Before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Suitable for all skill levels
Link: Register Here

Boston Rock Climbing Pro

Date: Wednesday, March 13 - Sunday, May 12

Rock climbing provides the exhilaration of conquering a crag, but also the puzzle of figuring out a sequence of moves to climb a difficult section. You can experience the rewards and challenges of rock climbing by taking the Boston Mountaineering Committee's Rock Climbing Program! This program covers the basic skills for outdoor rock climbing. The emphasis of the course is learning to safely follow a leader on multipitch trad climbs. We cover: toprope anchor building, belaying, ascending, rappelling, and more. No prior experience is necessary. You will learn from our experienced volunteer instructors and meet other aspiring and enthusiastic rock climbers! The program will have two indoor sessions: an optional information session on March 13 (tentative) from 7-8pm, and a required Knots night on March 27 (tentative) from 7-9pm. The program weekends are held in the Blue Hills reservation. The first program weekend is April 6 and 7 (both days required); you may attend either day of the remaining program weekends: April 13/14, April 27/28, and May 4/5. If you do not have a climbing harness or helmet (required), they may be borrowed at no cost (with a deposit). Registration is by application, due by the Sunday after the optional information session. For more information, see http://amcbostonclimbers.com/rock-program

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Quincy Quarries
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Eric Engberg (rock@amcbostonclimbers.com)
Link: http://amcbostonclimbers.com/rock-program

Downhill/Snowboarding Weekend at Stowe, VT

Date: Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17

Join us for a weekend stay at The Mountaineer, Stowe, VT for downhill skiing, snowboarding or telemarking. Price includes 2 nights lodging, with 1 dinner and 2 hot breakfasts. Double rate: 259, Single rate 170. Lift tickets not included.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620, Jeri Schefts (schefts@bc.edu) 781-893-0467
Registrar: Barbara Amoroso 781-321-1620

World's End Reservation

Date: Saturday, March 16 - Saturday, March 16

5 mile hike/snowshoe, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From Rte. 3 exit 14, take Rte. 228N 6.5 mi., L on Rte. 3A 1.0mi. to rotary, R on Summer St. 0.5 mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $8 fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs, non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Hingham
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias 781-335-5034

Mt Washington: Alpine Exploration from AMC's Lakes Of The Clouds Hut

Date: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

Spend three days, two nights exploring Mt Washington's Alpine zone as spring arrives. We will hike up to AMC's Lakes of the Clouds Hut on the shoulder of Mt Washington. We will enjoy this uniquely situated hut while exploring the summit, the alpine garden, and surrounding peaks. We hope to leave plenty of time to savor the expansive views of this beautifully harsh environment and explore the historic buildings of Mt Washington's summit. We will climb Mt Monroe nearby and on the last day hike the ridge line out, summiting Mt Eisenhower before we descend. Cost includes 2 nights high mountain hut lodging, 2 home style dinners and 2 breakfasts prepared by the hut "Croo". Contact Ann Hargleroad, ahargleroad@gmail.com to register. Cost $276.94/member or nonmember.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Washington, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Registrar: Ann Hargleroad
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Fall Foliage Waterfall Hike with stay at Zealand Falls Hut

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

Join us on this fall foliage hike to view Zealand Falls, Thoreau Falls, Ripley falls, and Aresthusa Falls. We will hike to AMC's rustic Zealand Hut by Zealand Falls enjoying a family style dinner (and breakfast the following day) cooked by the hut's "croo". If we choose, we can hike up to Zeacliff for expansive views. The next day we tour the remaining cascades hiking approximately 11 miles out. Each cascade is uniquely different. Thoreau falls tumbles far down the far reaching Pemigewasset Wilderness. Ripley Falls flows widely over smooth rock, Aresthusa falls is 140 feet tall, second tallest falls in NH, (only surpassed by the seasonal Dryad falls of the Mahoosuc range.) Bring your lunch and we can enjoy the views! Cost includes hut stay, dinner, breakfast. Contact Ann Hargleroad, ahargleroad@gmail.com. $150.46 member/nonmember.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Registrar: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com)