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Blue Hills hike (with some Trailwork and plant identification too.)

Date: Thursday, October 6

OK, as an "Extra Bonus" for the next 2 weeks, in addition to doing trailwork as we hike, we are also going to be helping Friends of the Blue Hills identify what's growing in the main section of Great Blue Hill. So, bottom line, we won't hike far, as we will be stopping, very frequently, to use iNaturalist to record everything we see (except super common things like white pines, etc. :-) Not much 'exercise', but we should learn a lot. The plan is to hike different sections of the Blue Hills, looking for areas that need brushing and small trees cut. "Most" weeks we will mostly be hiking, with occasional short stops to clip or saw a small tree. Some weeks we might find an overgrown area and hike less distance, while doing more trailwork. If we find LARGE trees, we will record them for future trailwork events, we won't be bringing the larger 2 man saw on these trips! We will also be recording drainage structures and issues into the DCR database. Each week will be a different section, so trailhead locations will be sent to those registered. If folks are interested, these will continue 'most' Thursdays for a while. No tools required, I will have a couple saws and clippers. Hikes will generally be about 3 hours, including a short lunch stop.

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

Fall Friday Walk - Nahant Bay & Lynn Shore Reservation

Date: Friday, October 7 - Friday, October 7

Join us for our first Friday Fall walk around Nahant Bay on the North Shore. This will be an "out and back" walk along the Nahant Beach Reservation and onto the esplanade at Lynn Shore Drive. We will walk around 5 miles, at a moderate pace. Heavy rain cancels. Further details will be provided to those participants confirmed on the walk.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Nahant Bay
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

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

Date: Saturday, October 8

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

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

Foliage Hike to Mount Shaw and Black Snout

Date: Saturday, October 8

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

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

Sea Kayak Surfing on the North River

Date: Saturday, October 8

Sea kayak surfing at the mouth of the North River. This is a terrific venue for surfing waves that has a nice soft beach for landing. Good intermediate skills are required for this event. You should have good bracing skills and know how to use a stern rudder to stabilize your kayak in a following sea.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Scituate, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis J Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Co-Leader: Faye Dangelo
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Borderland 50th Anniversary/ Family Fun Day Hike!

Date: Saturday, October 8

As part of a day of festivities at Borderland AMC will be offering a couple hikes. This one, and one hosted by the SEM Chapter. Details are still a bit TBD, but if you want to get an introduction to the 'back' part of Borderland, away from the ponds, this is your chance. Email leader for details as they become available. This will probably be a 2 hour hike, and a good opportunity to meet others who want to hike at Borderland..

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

20s and 30s Crotched Mountain (Southern NH) Hike

Date: Saturday, October 8

Join us for a moderate-paced hike up New Hampshire's Crotched Mtn (2,066 ft.). This hike includes great ledge views of Mt. Monadnock and on a clear day we may be able to see Boston. The trail also takes us past a beaver pond, and a vernal pools with lily pads and frogs. Perfect in the fall to see the foliage. We'll be hiking approximately 7 miles over the course of about 4-6 hours. The elevation gain on this hike is 1,410 ft. Participants are required to bring a mask to wear during any emergency or similar situation that requires people to be within close proximity for an extended period of time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Crotched Mountain, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Justin Gallo (jusgallo@gmail.com) , Maura L. (mjl023hikes@pm.me)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Winnekenni Park - Kenoza Lake (Haverhill, MA)

Date: Saturday, October 8 - Saturday, October 8

Join us for a "wike" hike/walk around picturesque Kenoza Lake in Haverhill, MA. The trails are well maintained and good for all levels of walkers and hikers. We'll use the shoreline loop, a 4.2 mile trek. We walk at a moderate pace. Leashed dogs are welcome, and know that Winnekenni is a busy park and, there will be other dogs around. There are facilities and plenty of parking at the park. *Park near tennis courts or the playground. Trip tips: dress in layers, supportive footwear, water & a snack. Waiver: Per AMC guidelines, all hikers will sign a waiver before we head out. I'll be in the parking lot with a clipboard with the waiver form. See you Saturday!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: GPS: 347 Kenoza Avenue, Haverhill, MA (free parking)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Robin Doyle (robinddoyle@gmail.com) 603-560-0543 (text is preferred)

Walk & Wheel: Fall at Rest-Stop-Ranch Accessible Gardens

Date: Saturday, October 8 - Saturday, October 8

This Columbus Day Weekend ~ Join our small group, Saturday, 2-5pm, for an everyone-welcome, all-accessible, fall trails exploration (up to 0.25 mile). Perfect for folks appreciating a small group (10 participants max), a go-at-your-own-pace short distance, and easy slopes through part-wild, part-manicured gardens. Trails are paved. Rain or Shine. 2-3pm at the Cottage: small group meet & greet, educational slideshow 3-4pm in the Garden: 0.25 mile wheelchair-accessible trails 4-5pm at the Picnic Area: enjoy snacks & friendly connections Backpacking: Pack a small bag or backpack with a snack & water bottle. Wear or pack a warm layer and a rain-resistant layer. Leadership Training: AMC is committed to offering outdoor trips for all. Since Holiday 2021, wheelchair-accessible trips are offered four times a year, at Rest-Stop-Ranch, Topsfield, MA. The meet & greet is a facilitated sharing of different outdoor abilities and interests. The educational slideshow shares development highlights. Social Events: The entire 3 hour trip forms an intimate small group experience, with opportunities for social engagement and/or distance. Walks: This walk is also wheelchair-accessible. Photography: Bring a camera or smartphone for photos of nature and/or new friends (with permission). Music: Bring your voice. Yoga: Bring a flexible heart. Birdwatching: Bring binoculars.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Birdwatching, Leadership Training, Music, Photography, Social Events, Walks, Yoga
Location: Rest-Stop-Ranch Accessible Gardens
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mary MacDonald 978-887-4202
Registrar: Mary E MacDonald 978-887-4202 (text is preferred)
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Rest-Stop-Ranch

Morgan and Percival loop

Date: Sunday, October 9

On this loop we will hike 2 popular NH 52 WAV peaks Mount Morgan and Mount Percival. This is about 5 miles with 1500 feet of elevation gain and moderate difficulty. We will hike as a group at a moderate pace. Both peaks offer great views of the Squam lake region. Weather permitting we will have an opportunity to take up the challenge of climbing up the ladders and rocky trails. One should have a recent comparable hiking experience or good cardio fitness routine to be able to do this hike. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it while hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Morgan Trailhead
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Deb Conrady
Co-Leader: Raju Jaldu
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Mt Major and Mt Straightback Fall Hike

Date: Sunday, October 9

Join us for loop hike of Mount Major, Mount Straightback, and North Straightback, scenic and popular mountains in southern New Hampshire's Belknap Range, about two hours north of Boston. This will be a ~6 mile hike, with ~1500' of elevation gain. We will plan to start early due to the popularity of the trail (and its parking lot) and hike at a relaxed to moderate pace. Much of the hike is wooded, and we look forward to enjoying the fall colors. There are some steep parts and a few exposed rock scrambles. If we're lucky with the weather, the summit of Mt Major has gorgeous sweeping views of Lake Winnipesaukee. This is a reasonable hike for newer hikers, provided there is a level of fitness adequate for a 4-5 hour hike with some elevation gain and a little bit of rock scrambling. We will aim for an early start in an attempt to avoid most of the crowds and parking issues. Exact details will be provided to approved participants. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Major
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jim Hutchinson
Co-Leader: Anna Goodheart
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Great Gully to Adams (terrifying 25)

Date: Sunday, October 9

Great Gully is an extremely steep and treacherous terrifying 25. The white mountain guide calls it "remarkably wild and beautiful" but also "extremely steep and rough". We'll start through the scenic King Ravine with it's towering headwall to the Great Gully trail. one mile and 1700 feet of elevation gain to reach the treeline. We'll continue to the summit of Mt Adams and then descent via the Scar trail. The pace will be moderate, and likely very slow on the toughest sections. This hike is not for those afraid of heights! All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: King Ravine, Mt Adams NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes , Majid Ali
Co-Leader: Emma Shin
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Great Gully to Adams (terrifying 25)

Crisp Autumn hike in Gilbert State Forest

Date: Sunday, October 9 - Sunday, October 9

Join us on a crisp autumn morning walking through some of the trails in Gilbert State Forest. The distance is about 5 miles and the pace will be slow to moderate, good for walking and chatting at the same time. Depending on the day and group interest, we can add an extra loop to the route. The goal is to get nice walk in the woods with good company. We will be stepping over rocks and roots. Please wear sturdy hiking boots. (no open toed shoes) Dress for the weather. Please bring about 2 litres of water, trail snacks and pack to carry them. Heavy rain will cancel. As with all AMC hikes, we start as a group and end as a group; nobody is left behind. No pets

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 45 Mill St, Foxborough, MA 02035
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Sujatha Srinivasan (ncsuja2021@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Lets Explore 6 of The Blue Hills!

Date: Sunday, October 9 - Sunday, October 9

Join us for a longer moderately paced hike of the Blue Hills! We will hike 10.5 to 11 miles and have about 1500 feet of elevation gain. We will be climbing 6 different hills from Breeze Hill to Chickatawbut Hill during our tour of the reservation. Heavy rains/thunderstorms will cancel the hike. We won't cancel because of rain. More detailed information including start time, meeting location etc. will be provided to confirmed participants.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Blue Hills
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joanne M Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Co-Leader: Michelle DeVivo 860-919-4521
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous

20s & 30s Columbus Day on the Carters

Date: Monday, October 10

Join us on Monday, October 10th, for a hike on the Carter Range. Our loop hike will include about 11 miles and 4,000 feet of elevation gain traversing Middle and South Carter and including a spur to Mt. Hight. We hope to enjoy peak fall foliage along the way and impressive views of the entire northern presidential range from Mt. Hight. We are planning a fast-moderate pace and this hike is appropriate for those with comparable recent experience. Start time, trailhead info, and additional details will be made available to confirmed participants. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Carter Range, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Sean Trimby
Co-Leader: Elisabeth Campbell
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Monday hike to Mount Paugus, a 52WAV

Date: Monday, October 10

Join us on October 10th to hike Mt. Paugus, a 52WAV peak! We will get breathtaking views west across the Sandwich Wilderness from a ledge near the summit. A vigorous hike over approximately 8.4 miles and 2800 feet of elevation gain, we will cross streams strewn with fallen autumn leaves, explore a cave, scramble up a steep rocky section, and walk through a lovely fall forest. The colors on the ground and any remaining on the trees should be exquisite! Pace will be moderate with a slightly faster pace on the smoother, less steep sections and slower as we move through the rocky section. The hike is expected to take 5-6 hours. This hike is suitable for people who have done similar distance and elevation in New England in the past 12 months. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Amy Kelliher
Co-Leader: Eileen Brennan , Michael Calamonici
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/3392

Columbus Day Around Crane

Date: Monday, October 10 - Monday, October 10

What better way to celebrate Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day than by getting out onto the water off of one of Massachusetts' most beautiful beaches? Launching from Pavilion Beach, we will circumnavigate Crane Beach in Ipswich. This will entail paddling the length of the sandy beach, entering Essex Bay, then through the scenic salt marshes of Fox Creek Canal and back to the Ipswich River. (this route may change based on conditions.) The route is 9 nautical miles with ~4 miles of exposure to swells along Cranes beach. Expect a moderate pace of 2.5 mph with strong tidal currents near the mouth of the Ipswitch river. "RAIN" DATE: In the event of lightning, strong winds or high seas, we will postpone this trip until Saturday October 22. Rain by itself will not cancel this trip. REQUIREMENTS: -Intermediate to advanced level. This trip is rated level 2 based on tidal currents, the pace, and lack of bail out points. You must have appropriate gear for October paddling and able to perform a wet exit and assisted rescue. -15 foot or longer sea kayak -spray skirt -warm clothing -packed lunch, water and snacks Space is limited. Registration is required.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Ipswich, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Co-Leader: Rory Kondrad , Tomas Kuchta
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Gym and Yoga night @ CRG Watertown

Date: Monday, October 10 - Monday, October 10

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering: October Bouldering and Brews

Date: Tuesday, October 11 - Tuesday, October 11

Come hang out with the AMC Boston Climbing Community on Tuesday, October 11th at Central Rock Gym and Mighty Squirrel Brewing Company in Waltham! We'll begin at 6pm with a CRG bouldering session and then head to MSBC at 7:30pm for snacks, stories, and (for those inclined) a brew or two! "Flash It" Tuesdays at CRG are fun! Flash one of CRG's "FIT" bouldering problems and win a voucher for a free beer at Mighty Squirrel :) Light refreshments will be provided by the Mountaineering Committee at the brewery. Group participants are responsible for gym fees, beverage purchases, and additional food truck orders. Please register to ensure the committee orders enough snacks for the group to enjoy. Registered participants may join either or both sessions. Contact BCMC activity leader Ted Meyer with any questions ahead of time.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Central Rock Gym / Mighty Squirrel Brewing Company, Waltham Massachusetts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ted Meyer
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Central Rock Gym Waltham

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 11 - Tuesday, October 11

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Keith J Watling
Registrar: Katie Bartel

Fall Leadership Training Program

Date: Wednesday, October 12 - Sunday, October 30

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

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

Lets Explore The Blue Hills and trail trace

Date: Wednesday, October 12 - Wednesday, October 12

Looking for some mileage and elevation gain? Then, come with us to explore a section of the Blue Hills. We will hike approximately 7 miles and should get about 1,200 feet of elevation gain. This is a moderate hike with a number of trails going up to the skyline and down.. We will hike at a moderate pace with shorts breaks as needed. I will send out the Information Sheet with the meet up location and route several days before the hike. This hike is for those with Covid vaccinations or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the day of the hike. Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds may delay, cancel, or shorten this hike. We won't cancel because of rain. So, if this sounds good, we hope to see you on this hike. Note: Boston Local Walks Committee is always looking for new Leaders and Co-Leaders to help run hikes and take us to places you know. (Or want to learn.) If you are interested in helping out, so you can learn to be a Leader, and we can all have even more hikes, just let us know.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: John Schepis (jas1218@comcast.net) 508-431-0842 (evenings)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Hiking Lynn Woods on the North Shore

Date: Wednesday, October 12 - Wednesday, October 12

As the leaves continue to turn, join us for a loop hike in the beautiful Lynn Woods. We will hike up Fuller Hill, then onto to Boulder Path, have lunch at Steel Tower with a beautiful view of Boston, hike onto Stone Tower, and continue onto Dungeon Rock and past Breeds Pond to complete our loop. We will be hiking at an easy pace to end the hike around 2:00PM, depending on the pace of the group. Dress in layers and wear appropriate hiking footwear (no sneakers) as we will be hiking over rocks, roots and slab with numerous ups and downs. Bring at least 2 liters of water, lunch, snacks, hat, gloves and rain jacket. Meeting spot and directions will be e-mailed the day before the hike. No dogs. Down pours/thunderstorms will cancel. Any questions about the hike please contact the leaders.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lynn, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Margaret Griffin 978-969-3929 (Before 8PM) , Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

AMC BOSTON CHAPTER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING - Oct 2022

Date: Wednesday, October 12 - Wednesday, October 12

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

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

Blue Hills hike (with some Trailwork and plant identification too.)

Date: Thursday, October 13

OK, as an "Extra Bonus" for the next 2 weeks in addition to doing trailwork as we hike, we are also going to be helping Friends of the Blue Hills identify what's growing in the main section of Great Blue Hill. So, bottom line, we won't hike far, as we will be stopping, very frequently, to use iNaturalist to record everything we see (except super common things like white pines, etc. :-) Not much 'exercise', but we should learn a lot. The plan is to hike different sections of the Blue Hills, looking for areas that need brushing and small trees cut. "Most" weeks we will mostly be hiking, with occasional short stops to clip or saw a small tree. Some weeks we might find an overgrown area and hike less distance, while doing more trailwork. If we find LARGE trees, we will record them for future trailwork events, we won't be bringing the larger 2 man saw on these trips! We will also be recording drainage structures and issues into the DCR database. Each week will be a different section, so trailhead locations will be sent to those registered. If folks are interested, these will continue 'most' Thursdays for a while. No tools required, I will have a couple saws and clippers. Hikes will generally be about 3 hours, including a short lunch stop.

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

Camp and Hike Mount Katahdin and North Brother Mount

Date: Friday, October 14 - Sunday, October 16

Mount Katahdin (Greatest Mountain), Baxter peak is 5,268 feet with 3700 feet elevation gain and the tallest mountain in Maine. Hamlin peak is 4,756 feet. The loop is 11.1 miles and includes Hamlin, Baxter, Pamola, Chimney and South Peaks. Knife's Edge Trail, which traverses the ridge between Pamola Peak and Baxter Peak, is a very strenuous hike so only very experienced hikers should register for this hike, especially given this time of the year. North Brother Mount is 4151 feet and 3618 feet elevation gain with 13.2 miles. It is the northernmost New England 4,000 footer mountain. It is flanked to the Northeast by Fort Mountain and to the Southwest by South Brother Mountain (together they are known as the "Brothers"). We plan to camp on the group campsite, which is 3 miles away from Roaring Brook Trailhead on Friday night to Sunday morning for two nights. Then start hiking Mt Katahdin on Saturday and North Brother Mount on Sunday. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. In this case, we may hike Blueberry ledges trail (8 miles) which features waterfalls during the first half of the hike. Please have cash to pay the entrance fee to the park once in Baxter State Park. We booked a campsite for two nights and approved participants need to pay $17 per person for 2 nights lodging payable to AMC via paypal link which will be provided to the approved participants. Everyone is responsible for their own meal, snack and water. Please note that water in the park needs to be treated. So it is recommended to bring 3-4 gallons of water.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Katahdin
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo , Majid Ali
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: register here

Fall Friday Walk - Dorchester Bay & Castle Island

Date: Friday, October 14 - Friday, October 14

Join us for our second Fall Friday walks around Dorchester Bay in South Boston. This will be an "out and back" walk from Carson Beach to Castle Island. We will walk around 5 miles, at a moderate pace. This trip can be reached using the MBTA Red Line "T" service. Further details will be provided to those participants confirmed on the walk.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Castle Island
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Judith Watson 617-840-1931
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Lake Winnipesauke Paddle

Date: Saturday, October 15

Paddle on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee during foliage season. We will put-in at Ellacoya State Park and paddle up the archipelago to the AMC camp at Three Mile Island for lunch. Good intermediate skills are required for this trip and the ability to paddle 15 miles at 3 knots.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Lake Winnipesaukee
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Co-Leader: Faye Dangelo (fsbdangelo@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Fall Foliage Rumney NH Bike Tour

Date: Saturday, October 15

An easy 67 mile ride/tour on quiet country roads leaving Rumney NH promptly at 9:00 The route begins with a six mile long hill and then it is either down hill or relatively flat the rest of the way. There is also an option to stop at 60 miles in Plymouth and have your driver pick you up on the way home (a good reason to car pool). Other years, riders have been dropped off at the ten mile mark, in Dorchester NH, completely skipping the initial hill. If you are interested, you will need a working bike, spare inner tube, bike helmet, bright clothes, wind breaker and sun block. You will also need cash for ice cream stops at mile 20, 34, 43 and 60. Lunch is usually at mile 34 in Danbury. Rider's cycling speeds on the flats will vary between 12 and 18 mph and a lot slower going up the hill. We wait for riders at all of the nine turns of the ride (four have ice cream and three turns are in the first five mile). Car pooling is encourage since Rumney is a two hour drive from Boston. Who wants to go with the leader (me)?

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Linder (stephen.linder@gmail.com)

Maine High Peaks Backpack

Date: Saturday, October 15 - Sunday, October 16

Experience the grandeur of the fall foliage as you traverse the Appalachian Trail in Maine's High Peaks region. With good weather you will have views that make lifetime memories. We will summit Saddleback, the Horn, Abrahams, Spaulding, and Sugarloaf, which are all on the Maine 4000 Footer list. Two day total: 25.9 miles, 8246 feet elevation gain. We pack light and move at an energized pace. Recent experience with longer hikes and/or backpacks over rugged terrain is a must. This trip is not appropriate for first time backpackers. There will be portions of this backpack that are above treeline and exposed to the weather. Participants are invited to join leaders for an optional additional day traversing the Crockers and Mt Redington. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Maine High Peaks Region
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: John Etzel
Co-Leader: Andy Forde
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Major Views on Mt. Major

Date: Saturday, October 15

Join us for a 3.7-mile hike to Mt. Major, one of the mountains on the New Hampshire 52 With A View list. We will ascend about 1100 feet. We will plan to stop for a longer break at the summit. This hike is considered moderate. We will maintain a slower-pace for folks who are fit for hiking, but don't want to race up a mountain. We are expecting this trip to take about 3-4 hours. Hikers should have recent experience on hikes with similar duration and level of difficulty. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (ryan.ej03@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Emily Whipple
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Beartown State Forest - Backcountry Ski Trail Work

Date: Saturday, October 15 - Saturday, October 15

AMC Boston-Ski Committee is thrilled to collaborate with the newly-launched WMass Backcountry Alliance on the clearing of backcountry ski trails at Beartown State Forest. Here's your chance to support the backcountry ski community while meeting new folks and scouting some new ski lines! We will be clearing and brushing out trails at the former Beartown Ski Area, which operated from 1935 through 1966. Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools (pruners, loppers, hand saws), if available, and should be prepared for a full day of on-mountain cutting, sawing and clearing on uneven hillside terrain.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Steve Baker
Link: Link

Let Us Explore - Moose Hill

Date: Saturday, October 15 - Saturday, October 15

Moose Hill, established in 1916, is Mass Audubon's oldest wildlife sanctuary, encompassing protected forests, fields, and wetlands. This will be an approximate 6-7 mile moderate hike on trails with 600 feet elevation gain. The route includes trails in Moose Hill Farm (Trustees) and Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon). Be prepared to keep at a moderate pace. Thunderstorms or heavy rain will result in cancellation of the hike. NOTE: Good hiking shoes, hiking poles, appropriate hiking clothing (no cotton stuff) and rain gear are required.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Sharon, Massachusetts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net) , Mala Krishnamurthy (mala.krishnamurthy2@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Fall hike to Mt. Garfield

Date: Sunday, October 16

Come and celebrate the beautiful New England Fall with an AMC hike to Mt. Garfield (4,500 ft) and enjoy the fantastic views of the surrounding area, including Mt. Lafayette and Mt. Lincoln. Hike will be roughly 10 miles with 3000 ft of elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5-2 mph). This is not a trip for beginners. and participants should be ready for an 8-9 hour day. The exact time and meeting location are sent to approved participants only. Masks: All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Garfield
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling (kwatling@verizon.net)
Co-Leader: Kanishk Tripathi (kanishk.tripathi87@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

SendHers Gym Night at BBP

Date: Monday, October 17 - Monday, October 17

Come join us for a gym night at Boston Bouldering Project in Sommerville with the SendHers Community! We will meet in the kid's castle room at 7pm. If you arrive late, come find us around the gym in wristbands or AMC shirts! The gym charges for admission and gear rental (if needed). Kumi and Vika will be hosting. SendHers trips are for people who self-identify as women, gender queer or non-binary.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Constance Wauthier , Frances Bui
Co-Leader: Vika Kayola

Hiking Beautiful Stonehouse Forest in Southern NH Seacoast Region, Barrington NH

Date: Tuesday, October 18 - Tuesday, October 18

As the leaves continue to change, join us for a fall hike in beautiful Stonehouse Forest. If you have built up your stamina over the summer this is a hike for you. This is a loop hike over easy terrain with wide and single track trails. The terrain is relatively flat with gentle ups and downs, with an assent to Ledges Loop Trail which overlooks beautiful Stonehouse Pond. After hiking Ledges Loop with its huge outcroppings, we will have lunch over looking Stonehouse Pond. After lunch we will continue our loop descending Overlook and Locke Trails to Marison Trail, Bog Trail and finally South Trail to complete our loop. We will hike at an easy pace to end the hike approx. at 2:00PM, depending on the pace of the group. .You will be hiking over soft pine needles, leaves, rocks and roots. Appropriate hiking footwear is expected (no sneakers or sandals). Bring at least 2 liters of water, lunch, snacks, bug spray, sun screen, hiking poles if you use them (always a good idea), hat, gloves and rain jacket. Meeting spot, driving directions and reminders will be e-mailed to all participants the day before the hike. Any questions regarding the hike please contact the leaders by phone or e-mail prior to the hike. Down pours/thunder storms and high winds will cancel hike. Light rain will not, so don't forget your rain jacket. No dogs. Hike- easy to moderate

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Seacoast
Leader: Margaret Griffin (griffinmg2@verizon.net) 978-969-3929 (Before 8Pm) , Barbara Amoroso
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Ski & Ride Season Primer -- Social

Date: Thursday, October 20 - Thursday, October 20

Winter is Coming! Come meet other AMC skiers and boarders at Mighty Squirrel brewery in Waltham off Rt.60. No agenda, simply good beer and good company as we catch up from last spring and discuss plans for this coming winter. We plan to be on the outdoor patio, so dress warm (we outdoor enthusiasts have the gear!).

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: 411 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Barrell , Aldo Ghirin
Link: Mighty Squirrel Brewery

Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail from Harold Parker SP to Mary French Reservation on the North Shore

Date: Friday, October 21 - Friday, October 21

Join us for a beautiful fall hike on the Bay Circuit Trail. We will hike from Harold Parker State Park thru Skug Reservation, finishing at Mary French Reservation. We will start on the BCT then get on the Blue Trail to do a loop then get back on the BCT to finish at Mary French. All participants are expected to have prior hiking experience and be able to hike at least 4 hrs/approx. 8miles over varied terrain of roots, rocks, whalebacks/slab, and ups and downs We will be spotting cars at Skug and H.P. as this is a one way hike. (leaving some cars at one end and driving some to the other end). The hike will begin promptly at 9:00AM . Please plan to arrive at the meeting spot by 8:45, as we will be driving over to our starting spot (a very short drive) to begin our hike at 9:00AM. There is a $5.00 parking fee at HP if you do not have a DCR parking pass. (both leaders have passes, but will probably need more than 2 cars for transport). Please bring and wear mask during transport. We will hike at an easy pace to end the hike around 1:00PM, (includes driving hikers back to their cars). Bring at least 2 liters of water, lunch, snacks, hiking poles is you use them (highly recommended). Appropriate hiking footwear is expected (no sneakers). Dress in layers, bring gloves, hat and rain jacket. (light rain/showers will not cancel) Meeting spot and directions will be e-mailed the day before the hike. Any questions regarding the hike, please e-mail or call the leaders prior to the hike. No dogs. Thunderstorms/down pours will cancel.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Andover and North Andover
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Margaret Griffin (griffinmg2@verizon.net) 978-969-3929 (Before 8PM) , Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Fall Friday Walk - Quincy Bay & Wollaston Beach

Date: Friday, October 21 - Friday, October 21

Join us for our third Fall Friday walk, along Quincy Bay on the South Shore. This will be an "out and back" trip along walking the promenade near Wollaston Beach. We will walk around 4-5 miles, at a moderate pace. This trip can be reached via the MBTA Red Line "T" service. Further details will be provided to those participants confirmed on the walk.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Wollaston Beach
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Fall Hike to Mount Eisenhower

Date: Saturday, October 22

Join us on this fall hike to one of the prominent NH 4000 footer Mt. Eisenhower (4,780 ft). We will hike 6.6+ miles with elevation gain over 2,700 ft as a group at a moderate pace. The summit is well above the treeline and offers 360-degree views of all the Southern Presidential Range as well as the summit of Mt Washington on a clear day. This is a vigorous hike and all participants should have a recent comparable hiking experience. If conditions permit, Pretzel the hiking hound will be joining us on this hike. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it while hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Eisenhower
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Raju Jaldu
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here:

Hike Mount Waumbek

Date: Saturday, October 22

Join us for a hike to Mount Waumbek (4,006'). It is the 46th highest peak in New Hampshire. Mt Waumbek 4000 footer summit with views of the northern Presidential Range. Our pace will be moderate. Total distance is 7.2 miles with 2500' elevation gain, so a comfortable hike. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel (alex@nedzel.com) 617-461-7823 (before 9pm) , Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 224-515-0417
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Registration

AMC Boston SendHers + Western Mass Climbers Coalition Crag Day at Hanging Mountain

Date: Saturday, October 22 - Saturday, October 22

Join the AMC Boston SendHers for those that self-identify as women and non-binary individuals within our community for a "sport climbing crag day" at Hanging Mountain, MA on Saturday October 22rd at 9AM (weather permitting). Prerequisites: participants must have a minimum experience of top rope belaying. Participants are responsible for providing their own safety gear (belay device, harness, helmet), as well as climbing shoes, and personal items for the session. A carpooling and gear spreadsheet will be sent to those that register. The maximum number of participants is 8 people. --- Participants are welcome to camp for free at the American Legion in Sandisfield if you are a member of the local climbing organization, Western Mass Climbers Coalition, OR for $20 (i.e., the cost of a year membership to WMCC). Arrangements should be self-made. Participants are responsible for bringing their own camping gear. Camping is only available for the night of Saturday October 22. Email Eliana for more camping questions or details. This event coincides with WMCCs Members' Weekend (which includes yoga, community gathering, and a Self-Rescue Clinic that is also happening on October 22). ALL ARE WELCOME to come, climb, and camp, but partner-matching is up to the discretion of each individual.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: hanging mountain parking lot
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Constance Wauthier
Co-Leader: Eliana Wallack

Let's Explore - Wheaton Farm, Easton

Date: Saturday, October 22 - Saturday, October 22

Let's Explore Wheaton Farm, in Easton. Group limited to 10. About 6-7 miles. Wheaton Farm is conservation land in Easton. It started with an original purchase of 250 acres, but now has grown to over 1000 acres. Our hike is mostly through wooded areas, with a couple fields thrown in. We will also come out the far side of Wheaton Farm and pass a large solar farm. Certain areas can be wet, so if it has rained a lot before our trip, wear waterproof boots if you have them. Weather: Thunderstorms will delay, cancel or shorten trips. Also extreme winds. Rain? That's why you bring a raincoat. We won't cancel because of rain. So, come and explore with us! It is always fun to 'take a walk in the woods'. Note: Boston Local Walks Committee is always looking for new Leaders and Co-Leaders to help run hikes and take us to places you know. (Or want to learn.) If you are interested in helping out, so you can learn to be a Leader, and we can all have even more hikes; just let us know.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Wheaton Farm, Easton
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Co-Leader: Ellen Wolfson
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Fall Tripyramids Hike

Date: Sunday, October 23

Out-and-back hike to the summits of North Tripyramid and Middle Tripyramid, two of New Hampshire's 4000' mountains. The hike is approximately 9 miles round trip, with approximately 3500 feet of elevation gain. We will plan to hike at a slow-moderate pace. The trail and summits are wooded, and we hope to enjoy some time in the forest during the tail end of the fall foliage season. Conditions permitting, Pretzel the hiking hound may join us on this hike. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Anna Goodheart
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Sandwich Mountain and Jennings Peak Fall Hike

Date: Sunday, October 23

Join AMC Boston for a fall hike to Sandwich Mountain (3,980') and Jennings Peak (3,440') in the beautiful Sandwich Range Wilderness! This is an 8.5 mile loop with 2,900' of elevation gain over rugged terrain that has mostly moderate inclines, but there are some steeper sections along with two river crossings. Both peaks are on NH's 52 With A View list and pending good weather will provide us with great views of the surrounding White Mountains. Plan for a full day (6-8 hours) of hiking at a moderate pace with breaks along the way. Participants should be comfortable hiking similar mileage/elevation gain and be prepared for the potential of cold temperatures. Participants are required to bring a mask to wear during any emergency or similar situation that requires people to be within close proximity for an extended period of time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Amy Kelliher
Co-Leader: Justin Gallo
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Ashland to Grafton Hills & Farm Fields 39+51

Date: Sunday, October 23 - Sunday, October 23

Daytime ride of approx 51 miles with an option to shorten to 39 miles, at 11-15 MPH from Stone Park in Ashland, MA. We will head off west in a counterclockwise loop through Westborough and up Brigham Hill in Grafton, south past Dorothy Pond to Millbury, then east to the historic Grafton Common, through Upton State Forest and along Whitehall Reservoir in Hopkinton. 39-mile riders will turn east at Grafton Common. Be here by 9:15am to be ready for a sharp 9:30am quick brief then departure. Helmet, ability to navigate RideWithGPS (or follow), understanding of traffic rules, & able to deal with a flat tire required. Those able and wanting to socialize after are welcome to join in on food and brews/wine at Stone's Public House in Ashland after the ride at own expense.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road
Location: Stone Park, Park Road, Ashland, MA 01721
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marie Sorensen (msasorensen@gmail.com) , Mike Barry
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: RWGPS Route

SendHers Gym and Yoga Night @CRG Watertown

Date: Monday, October 24 - Monday, October 24

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

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

20s & 30s book club: Entangled Life

Date: Tuesday, October 25 - Tuesday, October 25

Join AMC Boston 20s & 30s for a nature-themed book club! The book club is held roughly every 6 weeks on topics of nature, wildlife, and the environment. This time we will read "Entangled Life" by Merlin Sheldrake. Discussion will be held on Tuesday, October 25 starting at 7pm at Trillium Brewing - Fenway. Anyone is welcome to join, whether you've read all, part, or none of the book! An interest in the book topic is the only prerequisite for joining.

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

Lets Explore The Blue Hills - Near Trailside Museum

Date: Wednesday, October 26 - Wednesday, October 26

Let's explore a section of the Blue Hills beyond the Trailside Museum. We will hike approximately 7 miles and should get about 1000' of elevation gain. We will send out the Information Sheet with the meet up location and route several days before the hike. Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds may delay, cancel, or shorten this hike. We won't cancel because of rain. So, if this sounds good, we hope to see you on this hike. Note: Boston Local Walks Committee is always looking for new Leaders and Co-Leaders to help run hikes and take us to places you know. (Or want to learn.) If you are interested in helping out, so you can learn to be a Leader, and we can all have even more hikes, just let us know.

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

A Fall Hike in Beautiful Ravenswood Park in Gloucester on the North Shore

Date: Saturday, October 29 - Saturday, October 29

Hike beautiful Ravenswood Park in Gloucester. You will be hiking over varied terrain with rocks, roots, and whale backs/slabs with ups and downs. You will be hiking out to Fernwood Lake, hiking through beautiful Magnolia Swamp, experience a beautiful view of Gloucester Harbor and Atlantic Ocean, plus many glacial erratics. We will hike at an easy pace to end the hike around 2:00, depending on the pace of the group. If we have time and participants want, we may even do Boulder Trail. Bring at least 2 liters of water , lunch, snacks, and hiking poles if you use them (highly recommended). Appropriate hiking footwear is expected (no sneakers). Dress in layers and bring hat, gloves and rain jacket/rain gear Light rain and showers will not cancel. Meeting spot and driving directions will be e-mailed to participants the day before the hike. Any questions regarding the hike please call or e-mail the leaders before the hike. No dogs. Down pours/thunderstorms will cancel.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Gloucester
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Margaret Griffin (griffinmg2@verizon.net) 978-969-3929 (Before 8PM.) , Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Halloween Costume Hike around Long Pond in the Middlesex Fells, 10/30

Date: Sunday, October 30 - Sunday, October 30

Join us in your Halloween Costume (optional!) as we explore the Long Pond area and perhaps the reservoir. Starting at around 10 am, we will explore the Long Pond area and perhaps then head over to the reservoir. No special equipment needed except a backpack to carry along extra warm clothing, water and snacks. Feel free to bring along hiking poles, or a child carrier. This hike is best for kids ages 4 and up. We'll do a leisurely hike for an outing of approximately 2 hours total. This hike is relatively flat and easy, about 1.5 miles long.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Winchester, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Andrew R Germain (andrew.r.germain@gmail.com) 508-340-7535
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2022-23

Date: Wednesday, November 2 - Wednesday, December 7

Interested in getting outdoors more this winter? The Hiking & Backpacking Committee's 2022-23 Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches participants the skills and knowledge needed to safely and enjoyably hike in New England during the winter. WHP participants will attend live lectures led by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, and then have the chance to try out their skills through a series of instructional hikes held throughout the winter months. ***REGISTRATION OPENS 10/13 AT 8PM*** Unlike the past few years, the WHP instructional sessions are returning to the live, in-class format, and will be held at a Boston area location from 7pm to 9pm on the following dates: November 2 November 9 November 16 November 30 December 7 Class instruction topics include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather, camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. Class instruction includes numerous "breakout sessions", with hands-on opportunities to observe and learn about winder hiking and backpacking gear. There will be numerous hikes and weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to help participants put learning into practice. This is also a great opportunity to meet lots of other people who love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! If you have general questions about our WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Eric Robbie. With questions about registration, please contact WHP registrar, Chris McCarron. A participant's place is the program will be secure upon receipt of payment (provided program availability remains). Refunds for cancellation will be offered up to one week prior to program start.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Eric Robbie (eric.robbie.whp@gmail.com) , Chris McCarron
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register Here

BOSTON CHAPTER MONTHLY MEETING

Date: Monday, November 7

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites

Gym and Yoga Night @CRG Watertown

Date: Monday, November 7 - Monday, November 7

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

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

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 8 - Tuesday, November 8

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Keith J Watling
Registrar: Katie Bartel

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, November 10 - Thursday, November 10

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

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

SendHers Gym and Yoga Night @CRG Watertown

Date: Monday, November 14 - Monday, November 14

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

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

BOSTON CHAPTER MONTHLY MEETING

Date: Monday, December 5

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites

Gym and Yoga night @CRG Watertown

Date: Monday, December 5 - Monday, December 5

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 7 - Wednesday, December 7

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

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

SendHers Gym and Yoga Night @CRG Watertown

Date: Monday, December 12 - Monday, December 12

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

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

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 13 - Tuesday, December 13

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Keith J Watling
Registrar: Katie Bartel

AMC BOSTON CHAPTER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING - Dec 2022

Date: Wednesday, December 14 - Wednesday, December 14

During our December meeting we will begin discussing upcoming events for our 2022-2023 season, along with other Committee initiatives. Our meetings are open to AMC members and non-members alike! If interested, sign up and we'll send you the link to join.

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

Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, January 2

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 10 - Tuesday, January 10

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Keith J Watling
Registrar: Katie Bartel

AMC Family Fun in Snowy Vermont

Date: Friday, February 3 - Sunday, February 5

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun, active and relaxing winter weekend in West Dover, Vermont. Activities include downhill and x-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating and more. Leader-led nordic ski and snowshoe options on both days at Timber Creek XC Ski area (timbercreekxc.com). We will stay at the Big Bears Lodge (bigbearslodge.com). Nestled in the mountains and set in a park-like setting Big Bears Lodge is just a quarter mile from the Mount Snow Downhill and Snowboard Lifts (www.mountsnow.com). The Lodge has public spaces for families to gather, a games room, and an outdoor hot tub. Enjoy home cooked breakfasts and dinner Saturday night, with a pre-dinner happy hour. Snowboard, down hill and x-country ski lessons available for children. Lift tickets, trail passes and rental equipment not included. This trip is cross-listed with the Connecticut Chapter.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark, Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: West Dover, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@gmail.com) 617-835-6532
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Big Bears Lodge

Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, February 6

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 14 - Tuesday, February 14

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Keith J Watling
Registrar: Katie Bartel

Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, March 6

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 14

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Keith J Watling
Registrar: Katie Bartel

Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, April 3

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 11 - Tuesday, April 11

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Keith J Watling
Registrar: Katie Bartel

Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, May 1

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, A
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 9 - Tuesday, May 9

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Keith J Watling
Registrar: Katie Bartel

Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, June 5

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 13 - Tuesday, June 13

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Keith J Watling
Registrar: Katie Bartel