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Mt Greylock Backpack - Rescheduled

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23

Join us for a fall backpack to the top of Mt. Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts! We will take a 12.5 plus mile loop past stands of old growth forest, waterfalls, and along the ridgeline of the Greylock massif. We will enjoy the summit views from atop the War Memorial and camp at an established site. Each participant will be responsible for their own meals (2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, and trail snacks) but leaders will bring dessert!

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Deb Conrady
Trip Difficulty: A3C
Link: Register here

Franconia Ridge Hike in the Fall (Lafayette, Lincoln, Little Haystack)

Date: Saturday, September 22

Join us for a classic above treeline Fall hike over the Franconia Ridge across Mts. Lafayette, Lincoln and Little Haystack. The hike is about 9 miles with approximately 3,700 feet of elevation gain and includes several miles of very exposed above treeline hiking. If it's not an above treeline day, we'll choose an alternate destination. Graduates of the Spring Hiking Program (SHP) are welcome.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Lafayette
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

West Fest (Class II)

Date: Saturday, September 22

Join us on a fun run down the class II section of the West River. This is for experienced class II paddlers who have been paddling this summer. We will most likely run a couple trips or join us for a warm up run and then hit the top! New Axiom kayaks are available for rent with the essential gear from our boathouse in Lincoln, MA

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Jamaica State Park, Jamaica, Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Melanie Rausch (mellrr@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Class 2
Link: American Whitewater Description

Mt Cabot, Bulge, Horn hike (A3B)

Date: Saturday, September 22

On this hike, we plan to summit three peaks: Mt Cabot (NH4K), The Bulge (NEHH) and The Horn (NEHH).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Mt Washington via Huntington Ravine

Date: Saturday, September 22

We will attempt the Huntington Ravine Trail to ascend Mt Washington. However, please read the trip description carefully. Once we are on the headwall, there is no turning back. The headwall starts with approximately 50 - 100 feet of slab with few handholds. It gives you some exposure; so, this portion of the hike is not for the faint-hearted. The rest of the headwall requires a lot of scrambling and pulling yourself up. Although strenuous, the reward is the beauty of the ravine and the cliffs along the way up. We will then assess the time, the weather and the group level before proceeding to the summit of Mt Washington. The return trail will be Tuckerman Ravine. Rain the day before will likely change the route to the more traditional route of Lions Head, which also has a steep portion. Rain on the day of the hike will cancel. Shoes with good traction such as Vibram is a must. Also, if you use poles, they must be able to be stowed onto your pack. We will be screening carefully and will be looking for hikers with recent above treeline experience and good cheer.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Pinkham Notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: John Lee
Co-Leader: Nadiya Teplyuk
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register here

Baldface Loop: One of the most magnificent hikes in the Whites

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Saturday, September 22

Located in Evan's Notch, the Baldface Loop is one of the best hikes New Hampshire has to offer. The hike will take us over 4 miles of open and semi-open ledges providing long stretches of unobstructed views (and equal great exposure to storms). We'll summit South Baldface and North Baldface peak clockwise, hiking up South Baldface first. This means we will hike the steepest section on the way up rather than on the way down. Expect to see great views of the taller White Mountain peaks. From the ridge, you can see the Carter Ridge and the Wild River Wilderness. The trail has several stream crossings and there is rock scrambling not for the faint of heart. A possible bonus is that we may find blueberries which are usually out in early August. We will also visit Emerald Pool on the way down for a cold swim. Super cold! This hike is classified as difficult due to distance and terrain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 2223 Main Rd, Chatham, NH 03813
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Celeste Cabot (celeste.cabot@aol.com) 401-871-2230
Trip Difficulty: A3B, Difficult and challenging rock scrambling
Link: Register here

Union Point/Rockland Town Forest

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Saturday, September 22

6-mile hike in newly opened trails at former South Weymouth Naval Air Station continuing across the road to the Rockland Town Forest 9:30am-1:00 pm. Bring lunch & water. Meet at Spruce Street parking area in Rockland. From Route 3S, take exit 16B to Route 18(Main Street-Weymouth) for 2.8 miles, take left on Pond Street (Route 58) for 1.4 miles, take left on Pine Street, right on East Street, left on Spruce Street for about 0.25 miles to parking lot. Email if severe weather No dogs. Non-AMC members $1

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

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

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, September 23

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut is the destination for this family adventure weekend. The Hut sits at the end of a moderate 3.8 mile hike in along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. It is surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side, and there is a small lake just below the Hut. The Carter Notch Hut, which was built in 1914, has a main lodge with two detached bunk houses. Hiking there is a great way to introduce your kids to backpacking without the added work of bringing along a tent. We will hike into the Hut at an easy pace, stopping along the way to explore and take pictures of the landscape. There are lots of boulders to climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or go swimming in the lake if the weather permits. We will enjoy a group dinner, prepared by participants and leaders, and then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after a pancake breakfast, we will hike back to our cars. You and your children must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with your own personal gear, sleeping bags and group food. The elevation is gain is moderate - 2,050ft over 3.8 miles, with some steeper sections. Cost is $75/members and $85 non-members and includes lodging at Carter Notch Hut Saturday night, one dinner and one breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. Register at https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1875 . For questions, please contact Stacia Biel, amcstacia@yahoo.com or call 617-835-6532.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Carter Notch Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@yahoo.com) 617-835-6532, Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) 617-- x515 (NCA 9.30 NCB 8.30)
Co-Leader: Suzanne Elkind (swelkind07@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderately strenuous but pace will be easy
Link: Register Here

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary Walk, Natick

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Saturday, September 22

Saturday, September 22, 2018. Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary Walk, Natick, MA, 10:30 am. Welcome fall with a beautiful 2-2.5 hour walk along open fields, woodlands, ponds, streams, and the Charles River. Comfortable pace. Newcomers welcome. Heavy rain cancels. Leader: Angie Evans (evans.afz@gmail.com), (617-365-1790), co-leader Joan Blaustein. Limit 12. Register with leader. Mass Audubon members, free, Seniors (65+) $4, Adults $6.00

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Angelika Evans (evans.afz@gmail.com) 617-365-1790 (Before 9 pm) , Joan Blaustein

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 1, Sorhaug Woods

Date: Saturday, September 22 - Saturday, September 22

1:00pm. Experience the exceptionally rich ecological diversity of this area by hiking thru pretty woods, past beaver ponds, and over scenic vistas. Meet in the Williams Barn parking lot on Chicopee Row, 42.62632N 71.56104W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

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

Hike to Carter Dome and Mt Hight

Date: Sunday, September 23

Join us for a challenging yet picturesque hike over Mt Hight and Carter Dome! This roughly 10 mile loop traverses the summits of Carter Dome (4,832 ft; NH48) and Mt Hight (4,675 ft; 52WAV) beginning on the Nineteen Mile Brook trail, continuing via the Carter Dome Trail to the Carter - Moriah Trail (part of the Appalachian Trail). After summiting our peaks, we will have the option of stopping briefly at the Carter Notch Hut before completing our loop. On a clear day, the bare rock summit of Mt Hight offers unobstructed 360-degree views of the Carter-Moriah Range. The elevation gain for this hike is approximately 3,600 ft. Participants should have sturdy boots, 3-season gear and recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Nav Kalluru
Trip Difficulty: A3A
Link: Register Here

Ayer, Mason and Pepperell Ramble

Date: Sunday, September 23

This weekend the weather is iffy. It it is a nice day we will make to the Hill Top Cafe on a 52 mile loop, if it is wet we will do a shorter loop and have lunch in Pepperell. Ramble through central MA on quiet county roads. We wait for folks at turns. Stops at mile 13 and 20 with lunch at mile 26 at the Hilltop Cafe (http://www.hilltopcafenh.com/) and ice cream at mile 43. After lunch route is relatively flat with the last 10 miles are on the Nashua River Rail Trail. That being said there is a 6 mile hill to get up to the hill top lunch and a few miles of good dirt roads. You should be able to cycle 13-15 mph on the flats. Need bright clothes, flashy lights, spare inner tube, working bike and helmet. Meet at 8:45 for a 9:00 start. Register on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/254765618

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

5th Annual Duxbury Beach Walk

Date: Sunday, September 23 - Sunday, September 23

10:00am-2:00pm. Fall has begun and the crowds are gone. It is a perfect time to join us for a walk to the end of Duxbury Beach and have lunch at the Gurnet Point Lighthouse. Moderate pace. Bring lunch, snacks, and water. No children under 10 or dogs. $1 fee for those not AMC members. Heavy rain cancels. If uncertain, contact Lisa or Mary. Directions: From North or South: Take Route 3 to Exit 11, Turn R going East, Exit roundabout at 2nd turn from either direction which is Congress/West Street 1.8 miles, then bear R onto Church St, which turns into George St. 1.1 miles, then L at the flagpole onto Powder Point Rd (no street sign), Powder Point Rd to end, Parking in small lot to the right. No street parking. Call Mary (781-771-3680) if needed.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Mary Wisbach 781-771-3680 (before 9pm)

Wildcat Conservation Area, Boxford

Date: Sunday, September 23 - Sunday, September 23

Kids and dogs are welcome. Meet at 1:00pm. It will be about 2 hours, easy terrain, moderate pace. From Rte. 95 take Rte. 133 into West Boxford center, head east on Main St. to a 4 way intersection with grassy patch in center. Go left on Ipswich Rd. to another 4 way, then right onto Herrick Rd. (at the 4 way Spofford Rd. comes in from the left) Very soon find a parking on on the right.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Davis (sadmd1@verizon.net) 978-352-2250

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Tuesday, September 25 - Tuesday, September 25

Join Family Outings Tuesday evening September 25th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. We'll begin planning our Annual New Year Celebration and Equipment Swap and decide if we will move forward with our Beginner Hiking Program spring 2019. Great opportunity to get to know the group and see how volunteer-led AMC Family Outings are governed and trips are planned. The Boston Chapter's Family Outings Committee meets three times per year to discuss and plan. We have roughly 75+ active volunteers. 6:30 to 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and larger training and events coming up. This is followed by a general trip planning meeting. Bring your ideas to brainstorm. 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 on the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1913 . For questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Auburndale Library, 375 Auburn Street Auburndale MA 02466
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

South County Bike Ride

Date: Wednesday, September 26 - Wednesday, September 26

Please join us for a leisurely 23 mile bike ride on the Rhode Island South County Bike Trail AKA William C. O'Neill Bike Path to Narragansett Beach and Scarborough State Beaches. The bike path is 7.8 miles to Narragansett and then on the road to Scarborough State Beach where we will stop for lunch and a swim if desired. Meet at 10:15am for a 10:30 am start. Bring your helmet, water, snack/lunch, bike in good working order, spare tube, small towel/swimsuit if desired and a sense of humor!

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Rhode Island
Region: Rhode Island
Leader: Emily McPhillips (emcp@me.com)
Co-Leader: Kathy Blythe
Registrar: Emily McPhillips

Friday Morning Ride from Bedford

Date: Friday, September 28 - Friday, September 28

Meet at the parking lot next to the Bikeway Source, 111 South Rd, Bedford for a 30 mile intermediate paced ride through back roads of Bedford, Concord, and Carlisle. Ride will start promptly at 10AM, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. In case of bad weather, the ride will be cancelled by 8AM Check here for updates

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 120 south road bedford MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: RideWithGPS Route

Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

Date: Saturday, September 29 - Sunday, September 30

Weekend Map and Compass course held at the Harvard Outing Club Cabin in Pinkham Notch. If you've always wanted to truly learn how to use a compass, this is the course for you. We'll cover maps, compass, navigation and intentional bushwhacking, and will then apply these skills to hike two actual trail-less mountains. The second (Sunday) hike is optional and entails a full day of bushwhacking - possibly finishing as late as 7:00 pm on Sunday evening. Participation is strongly encouraged because you'll get to apply the skills you've learned. Registration for the course will close on Tuesday, September 25.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harvard Outing Club cabin, Pinkham notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837
Link: Register Here

Mount Garfield in a day

Date: Saturday, September 29

Come along for a fall day hike to Mount Garfield (4,500 ft; NH48)! This 10-mile trip offers amazing panoramic views of the surrounding Franconia Ridge and Franconia and Lincoln Brooks valleys. Starting on the Garfield Trail, we will ascend gradually 4.8 miles to the Garfield Ridge Trail for the final 0.2-mile steep and rocky pitch to the summit. After taking in the scenery, we will descend via the same trails. The elevation gain for this hike is approximately 3,000 ft. Participants should have reliable boots, 3-season gear and recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Garfield
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620
Co-Leader: Joy Danaher (joykaufmanster@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Early Autumn Bond Traverse

Date: Saturday, September 29 - Sunday, September 30

Kick off your autumn hiking season with this overnight traverse of the Bonds (West Bond, Bond and Bondcliff) in the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. By the last weekend of September the fall leaves should be turning bright in the White Mountains, and the wide-open above-treeline ridges of the Bonds are a great place to view them from. This hike is reasonably strenuous, covering 21 miles over two days, with cumulative elevation gain of approximately 3700 ft. The route goes 10 miles from the Zealand trail head over Zealand Mtn. and Guyot to the Guyot tent site, and 11 miles over the Bonds and out to Lincoln Woods.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Pemigewasset Wilderness
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Fred Smith , Keith Watling
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous - A3B
Link: Click here to register for this hike.

Mount Monadnock Fall Hike

Date: Saturday, September 29

Experience the mountain in the cooler weather and with fewer people in this annual fall hike to the summit. Moderately paced hike on steep terrain and exposed ledges. About 6 miles and 1,500- feet elevation gain. Not for beginner hikers. Meeting time 9:00 am

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Jaffrey, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Maria Costantini (mgccare@comcast.net) , Joan W Chambers , Cliff Chambers
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2148

South Shore Ramble

Date: Saturday, September 29 - Saturday, September 29

This familiar and popular route is a favorite of the South Shore. The ride passes through the picturesque towns of Hingham, Scituate, Cohasset and Hull, hugging the shoreline in many places offering great views. We'll start the ride at the main parking lot at the visitors center at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham, and pause for lunch or snacks at Nantasket Beach.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Wompatuck State Park, Hingham
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Noe (pjscdn@yahoo.com) 781-329-1861 (7pm to 9pm weekdays) , Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com)
Registrar: Paul Noe (pjscdn@yahoo.com)

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 2, J H Rich Forest

Date: Saturday, September 29 - Saturday, September 29

1:00pm. Come hike along the edge of an old channel of the Nashua River, with its abundant wildlife. Along the way, enjoy the scenic woods and be introduced to the Nashua River Rail Trail. Meet at the Rail Trail parking lot on Sand Hill Road, 42.63244N 71.57577W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

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

Fall New Hampshire Coastal Ride

Date: Sunday, September 30 - Sunday, September 30

Early autumn bike ride along rugged New Hampshire coastline with scenic vistas, state parks, mansions and grand hotels, followed by an optional post ride meal gathering. 34 mile RT. Meet @ 9:45 a.m. - Start: 10:00 a.m. North Beach, NH area. Rain Cancels

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: New Hampshire Coast to Portsmouth
Region: New Hampshire, Seacoast
Leader: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: TBA - pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
Link: Portsmouth New Hampshire

Fall New Hampshire Coastal Ride

Date: Sunday, September 30 - Sunday, September 30

Early autumn bike ride along rugged New Hampshire coastline with scenic vistas, state parks, mansions and grand hotels followed by an optional post ride meal gathering. 34 mile RT. Meeting time: 9:45 a.m. - Start time: 10:00 a.m., North Beach, NH area. Rain Cancels

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring, Social Events
Location: New Hampshire Coast
Region: New Hampshire, Seacoast
Leader: Edward McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: TBA - Pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: Easy - Intermediate
Link: http://www.portsmouthnh.com/visitors/index.cfm

Drumlin Farm Family Day Hike, Lincoln, MA

Date: Sunday, September 30 - Sunday, September 30

Join AMC Family Outings for an easy 1.5 mile hike on the trails at Drumlin Farm. We'll hike to the top of the drumlin, one of the highest points in the greater Boston area, check out what's growing in the crops fields, and explore the surrounding woods. We meet at 9:45AM (please check in at the Drumlin Farm Admissions Center before then) and finish by 11:25AM. After the hike, participants may join the Mass Audubon naturalist for the Drumlin Discovery activity at 11:30AM or visit the animals in the farm area on their own. Bring water and a snack and wear good walking shoes. Some trails will not be stroller-friendly. Boots are recommended if it has rained within a few days of the hike. Rain cancels. Participants will be notified by 6AM on the day of the hike if the event has been cancelled. There is no AMC charge to participate, but Drumlin Farm has the following admission fee (Note: Mass Audubon new member special family and individual memberships just $32 through November 30, 2018).: • Mass Audubon members: free • Non-Mass Audubon members: $9 adults, $6 Children (2-12) & Seniors • With Mass Audubon library pass: $2/person (ages 2+) Questions? Contact Registrar: Elaine Yang, eyang12@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 208 S. Great Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net)
Co-Leader: Elaine Yang (eyang12@gmail.com)
Registrar: Elaine Yang (eyang12@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Drumlin Farm

Family Outings Vision/Strategy Retreat, Newton, MA

Date: Sunday, September 30 - Sunday, September 30

Come Help Us Build Our Family Outings Community. Be part of our future. This is an AMC staff run Vision/Strategy meeting for active and prospective family outings leaders -- parents, grandparents, and any individuals interested to help get kids/families outdoors. Meet 12:30 pm Durant-Kenrick house, Newton with lunch and snacks throughout ending 4:30 pm. Opportunities for brainstorming and setting/agreeing our Vision/Strategy backed by key imperatives and the organization structure/infrastructure to make it happen. Great opportunity to get to know the group and have some fun! Bring your thinking cap and creative brain! To Register (registration required) click the Register button or copy and paste this URL into your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2113. Questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Durant-Kenrick House at 286 Waverley Ave., Newton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Date: Monday, October 1

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, October 1, 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: Joe Princi

AMC Boston Chapter 2018 Fall Leadership Program

Date: Monday, October 1 - Sunday, October 21

This program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading Boston Chapter trips and activities. Participation in the program qualifies you to co-lead trips and activities for Hiking/Backpacking, Bike, Ski, Young Members, Forty Plus, Family Outings, Paddling and other Boston committees. The program consists of lectures, small group exercises and role-play scenarios spread over two evening sessions and one-weekend session, with a follow-on session to organize actual trips. Topics include trip planning and trip organization, safety, leadership styles, and group dynamics. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. Open to all AMC members with preference given to active AMC trip participants. The two evening sessions are held Monday, 1 October and Tuesday, 9 October from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm at AMC Headquarters in Charlestown, MA. The weekend session is held 19-21 October (beginning 7 pm on Friday and ending by 4 pm on Sunday) at Camp Lyndon, Sandwich, MA. You must attend all of these sessions to complete the program. The optional (but highly encouraged) follow-on session to organize trips will be held the week of the 22 October at a location TBD. Program size is limited.

Activity Categories: Leadership Training
Location: AMC Headquarters and Camp Lyndon
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Phillip Baraona , Kellie Connelly
Link: Register Here

Columbus Day Weekend Hiking in White Mountains

Date: Friday, October 5 - Monday, October 8

Experience the dazzling color and beauty of the White Mountains in Fall. Spend 3 nights at the lovely Mountain Fare Inn (Campton, NH) including 3 full breakfasts, 2 dinners & 2 happy hours (BYOB). There will be two led trips each day on Sat. and Sun. @ different levels. Shorter hike on Mon.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9 PM) , Robert DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9 PM)
Registrar: Nancy Dimeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: beginners and intermediate
Link: Mountain Fare Inn

Family Columbus Day Fall Foliage Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Monday, October 8

Join Family Outings Columbus Day Fall Foliage Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center < 2-hrs West of Boston! Noble View is a great place to hike easier trails, and take in the picturesque beauty of the Pioneer Valley. Possible options as well for more challenging hikes "off campus" on local trails. $100 adults; $80 kids for 2 nights bunk accommodations and meals OR tenting options available for $55/adult; $45/child! North Cottage offers twin bed accommodations in varying room configurations to accommodate family style sleeping arrangements. Some kids may be on air mattresses and sleeping bags on the floor. Running water, toilets, and hot showers are available at the Bath House a short walk away. We prep and cook meals together in North Cottage kitchen with stove, oven, and refrigerator but no microwave or freezer. Meal prep and clean-up is communal. Whether this is your first time hiking with your kids, or you're looking for a relaxed, yet fun and active get away... this is the weekend for you! To Register click the "Register" button OR copy and paste this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2117. For questions contact: Rachel Arey, rachelsarey@gmail.com, 617-678-8101.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Howard Loree (hmloree@gmail.com) 617-780-6334
Co-Leader: Rachel Arey (rachelsarey@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Lye Brook Wilderness - Foliage Backpack Experience

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7

Join us for a scenic 2 day/1 night backpack into the southern Green Mountains of Vermont. On Saturday, we will hike 7 miles through the Lye Brook Wilderness to the Bourn Pond area and set up camp. On Sunday morning, we will consider an optional hike for those interested to Stratton Pond and/or the summit of Stratton Mountain (approximately 10 miles round trip from the Bourn Pond campsite) before breaking camp and hiking out. Our route will take us past Lye Brook Falls (Vermont's tallest waterfall) and also feature scenic views, a variety of hardwood trees, shimmering ponds, the possibility for abundant wildlife, and swimming for those who wish. The round trip loop to Bourn Pond (excluding Stratton Mountain is approximately 14.8 miles and 2500 feet of elevation gain. Participants will be responsible for their own meals throughout the weekend and all gear required for 3 season backpacking. The intent of this hike is to take a slower pace, enjoy the Vermont foliage in it's prime, sleep under the stars, explore nature and "ask the naturalist" (who will be along as a co-lead). This trip will be cancelled in the event of bad weather - a determination of which will be made the week of the trip.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Kyle Vietze (kavietze@aol.com) 617-483-0334 (Before 8:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: Laura Mattei
Trip Difficulty: AA3C
Link: Registration Link

YM Fall Foliage Bonds Backpack

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7

Join AMC Young Members (20s and 30s) for a 1-night backpack trip to the Twins (North Twin and South Twin) and Bonds (West Bond, Mount Bond, and Bondcliff) in the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness with (hopefully) excellent fall foliage. On Saturday we'll go up the Zealand Trail, hopping onto the Twinway to summit Guyot, then turning onto Bondcliff Trail to get to Guyot Campsite, where we'll set up camp. We'll then head over to the Bonds to enjoy the views before heading back to Guyot for the night. In the morning we'll head to South Twin, passing North Twin on our way down the North Twin Trail. You should expect great views, possible winds, and potentially chilly (freezing) temperatures. This is a fairly demanding trip (20+ miles with 5300 ft elevation gain), so you must be in good condition and a reasonably self-sufficient backpacker, with experience doing significant elevation gain with a full pack. Participants are responsible for own food. Sharing of tents and stoves is likely. Limited to 6.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Pemigewasset Wilderness
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com) , Maurice Boueri
Link: Register here.

Seakayaking in Boston Harbor level 2/3

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Saturday, October 6

From public boat ramp in Hull to Peddocks Island. Level 2/3, decked seakayak greater than 15 feet with bulkheads, skirt, PFD, wet exit and deep water rescue experience required.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Boston Harbor
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: James Slack
Co-Leader: Alex Daggett
Registrar: Alex Daggett
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers website

Fall Cape Ann Perimeter Ride - new date

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Saturday, October 6

New Date: Bike coastal streets and side roads along scenic Cape Ann, starting from Gloucester. Stops along route for viewing lighthouses, coves, and future beach spots. Ride is 27 - 30 miles of gently rolling terrain with a few hills in between. Bring appropriate wind-protective clothing, lunch, and snacks. Accessible by MBTA Commuter Rail.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Cape Ann - North Shore Gloucester Rockport Anisquam
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9 PM)
Co-Leader: TBA - pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (Before 9 PM)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Fall Cape Ann Perimeter Ride - new date

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Saturday, October 6

New Date: Bike coastal streets and side roads along scenic Cape Ann, starting from Gloucester. Stops along route for viewing lighthouses, coves, and future beach spots. Ride is 27 - 30 miles of gently rolling terrain with a few hills in between. Bring appropriate wind-protective clothing, lunch, and snacks. Accessible by MBTA Commuter Rail. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: North Shore Gloucester Rockport Anisquam
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Edward McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Co-Leader: TBA - pending
Registrar: Ed McManmon (epmcmanmon@nii.net) 781-639-4297 (before 9:00pm)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Stage Fort Park Gloucester Ma

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 3, Town Forest

Date: Saturday, October 6 - Saturday, October 6

1:00pm. Come explore this local gem with varied woods, the Nashua and Squannacook rivers, and its high concentration of glacial topography, including eskers and kettle holes. This area also features several bogs, which are unusual at this latitude. Meet at the end of Town Forest Road, 42.59741N 71.60508W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

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

Columbus Day Weekend AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Date: Sunday, October 7 - Monday, October 8

Enjoy fall hiking at its best with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Columbus Day 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. To register click the Register Now button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2141. Questions??? Contact Denise Boucher-denisegirish@yahoo.com, 978-470-0243.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Cardigan High Cabin, Alexandria, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243
Co-Leader: Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849
Trip Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
Link: Register Here

Early Fall Hike to Carrigain

Date: Sunday, October 7

Join us for an early fall, 10-mile round trip hike, with 3530' elevation gain, to the 4,700' peak of Mount Carrigain, one of the AMC New Hampshire 4000 footers. The ascent offers beautiful vistas as it approaches an exposed ridge leading towards an observation platform perched atop the summit. Weather permitting, spectacular views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness, the Hancocks, and most of the AMC 4k's will be waiting.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Carrigain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling , Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Danielle Rand
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

Blue Hills, Ponkapoag Pond

Date: Monday, October 8 - Monday, October 8

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)

Boston YM Steering Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, October 8 - Monday, October 8

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp

October Ski Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 10 - Wednesday, October 10

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 (mbratina@gmail.com)
Registrar: Mike Bratina

Calumet Family Fall Hiking Weekend in Ossipee, NH

Date: Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun, active and relaxing Fall Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers a nice base to explore the White Mountains. We will do 2 hikes, each approximately 3+ miles with ~900-1000 feet of elevation gain/loss. Kids must be able to hike on their own or be carried. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Campfire on the beach with s'mores Saturday night, weather permitting. 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. Register at: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1873 . For questions contact: Stacia , amcstacia@yahoo.com, 617-835-6532.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Calumet, West Ossipee NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@yahoo.com) 617-835-6532, Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Harvard Cabin Fall Fun

Date: Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14

This is a joint H/B (Hiking/Backpacking) and YM (Young Members) Boston chapter trip. Adults of all ages are welcome. Using the Harvard Cabin (the low one, on Rt. 16) as our base, we will set out on hikes in the Pinkham Notch or nearby areas of the White Mountains. This rustic cabin has an upstairs sleeping loft (sleeping bags/pads on a shared floor space), an outhouse, cold running water. Simple but fun! Exact hikes TBD depending on leaders and participants interests, latest weather/trail conditions reports, and participants abilities. On Saturday, we will offer two options if the group fills: one moderate/easier 4,000 footer mountain and one moderate/more strenuous 4,000 footer. One of the hikes will be led by an H/B leader and one will be led by a YM leader. On Sunday, we might go for another 4,000'er or often we opt for a shorter hike on the way home (perhaps a 52 With A View peak). You will help us as we prepare breakfast, a post-hike happy hour and dinner on Saturday and a breakfast on Sunday. Trip fee of $80/members and $85/non-members includes two breakfasts, one dinner, and happy hour snacks (planned and shopped for by the leaders, but prepared and cleaned up with the help of all participants). H/B leader: Erika Bloom. YM leader: Zoe Rath.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Erika Bloom
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru , Kevin Hegarty
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here

YM and HB : Harvard Cabin Fall Fun

Date: Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14

This hike is cross posted via YM (young members) and HB hiking/backpacking Boston chapters. Please join us for this fun hiking weekend in prime leaf peeping season! We will stay at the rustic Harvard Cabin you will share in the preparation of Saturday/Sunday breakfasts, Saturday happy hour and Saturday dinner. Exact hikes to be determined, they will likely feature a nearby 4000ft on Saturday and easier shorter hike on Sunday. Please register via the REGI link below and a leader will contact you shortly. You won't want to miss this awesome memorable weekend!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harvard Cabin, Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Kevin Hegarty , Navaneeth Kalluru
Trip Difficulty: Moderate paced and strenuous.
Link: Register

Fall Cycling Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, October 12 - Monday, October 15

Join us for 25-50 mile led road rides over scenic, hilly country roads on both sides of the scenic Taconic Range along NY-Mass border (10-13 mph easy pace, but intermediate hilly terrain). Enjoy the beauty and color of New England's showiest season! $228-$268 per person includes 3 nights lodging in a relaxing country home, 3 breakfasts, 2 happy hours & dinners Saturday & Sunday (meals fit for a foodie!). Please register with Aldo. (Location shown on map below is a place holder; the actual lodging location will be given to registered participants before the trip start date.) (Please note -- This is the weekend AFTER the Columbus Day Weekend.) Previous group cycling experience in hilly terrain highly recommended, though not necessary for strong flatland cyclists.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: Hancock
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Aldo Ghirin (aggamc2016@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes (glenn1998_11@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Aldo Ghirin (aggamc2016@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy Pace (10-13 mph)/Intermediate Hilly Terrain
Link: AMC Boston Chapter Bicycling Committee Website

Mt. Moosilauke

Date: Saturday, October 13

Mt. Moosilauke (4802 ft) Benton , NH. Kingsman Range. 7.6 mi. 7 am STAR TIME. Must have 4k experience. Must be willing to carry group gear. Staying Friday night at N. Woodstock Hostel. L. Nelson Caraballo (617-548-8579, Nelsonhikes@gmail.com) Don Provencher (781-273-3950, xdap@aol.com)

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Moosilauke Benton NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nelson Caraballo (Nelsonhikes@gmail.com) 617-548-8579, Don Provencher (xdap@aol.com) 781-273-3950
Registrar: Nelson Caraballo (Nelsonhikes@gmail.com) 617-548-8579

Warner Trail Fall Hike, Wrentham

Date: Saturday, October 13 - Saturday, October 13

9:00am-4:00pm. 10-mi. mod. hike from Wampum Corner to Crocker Pond. Bring lunch & water. We will spot cars before the hike. Meet 9:00am at Crocker Pond Conservation Area on Myrtle St. (off Rte. 1; use 270 Myrtle Street, Wrentham, MA in your GPS). Heavy rain cancels. Email or text Laura if uncertain. No dogs; non-AMC $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Laura Cerier (lcerier@comcast.net) 508-404-6353
Co-Leader: Jim Goyea (jgoyea@hotmail.com)

ACROSS Lexington Trail Project

Date: Saturday, October 13 - Saturday, October 13

The ACROSS Lexington trail system presently has eight routes that connect conservation lands, schools, and historic sites to the town center. Our trail project will be on the newly completed Route H. The work planned is to brush out the treadway along the route which is being overgrown by bushes and shrubs due to the heavier than normal rainfall we have received this year. Starting at the Bridge Elementary School we will work counter clockwise around Route H through the Old Reservoir, Bridge School wetlands, Coppersmyth Trail, Idylwilde Farm, Shire Easement, and Hayden Woods Conservation Area. Registration required for first time volunteers - call Leader. Questions, info, and returning volunteer registration - email Leader. See PDF link below for more project information.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking
Location: Bridge Elementary School, 55 Middleby Road, Lexington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mal Crawford (K1MC-Mal@earthlink.net) 781-862-3285 (NCA 9 PM)
Co-Leader: Denny Nackoney
Link: Boston Chapter Trails Committee

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 4, The Esker Trail

Date: Saturday, October 13 - Saturday, October 13

1:00pm. Come see New England woods at their best. This hike features beaver ponds, the scenic Cow Pond Brook, glacial topography, and all around pretty woods and beautiful settings. Meet at the end of Cow Pond Brook Road, 42.62493N 71.50263W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

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

Webster Cliff Day Hike

Date: Sunday, October 14

Come enjoy beautiful views and rocky trails! Join us for a hike up the Webster Cliff Trail. We plan to summit Mts. Webster and Jackson, with the option to extend the hike to Mt. Pierce if time and pacing permit. We'll enjoy the last of the fall colors with views from the cliffs and ledges on this section of the Appalachian Trail. We'll hike at a pace on the slow side of moderate, with a short car spot between the two trailheads. The shortest option (Webster/Jackson) is 7.2 mi with 3150ft elevation, with longer options of 8.6 or 10 miles. We'll hike as a group and enjoy summiting one of the 52 with a view, and at least one 4000 footer. Participants should have recent experience hiking in the White Mountains.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Webster Cliff Trail
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Deb Conrady , Anne Drolet
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register Here

Hike North Pack Monadnock, Greenfield, NH

Date: Sunday, October 14 - Sunday, October 14

A rugged, scenic loop of 6.5mi. via Ted's & Carolyn's trails. 9:30am-2:30pm. From Nashua, NH, take Rte. 101A west toward Milford, NH. Blend onto Rte. 101 west toward Wilton, NH. Head north toward Lyndeboro on Rte. 31 and turn left ~8mi. on Russell Station Rd. (look for the Trebuchet Adventure Park on the right and Trojan Horse on the left by this intersection). Continue to Mountain Rd. and turn right ~0.5mi. to parking in a small alcove on the right opposite trailhead. Storm cancels. No dogs, non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Mountain Rd., Greenfield, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

Boston YM Game Night at City Square

Date: Tuesday, October 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 Sq, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com) , Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com)
Link: Register here.

FREE Family Fishing Clinic, Old Stone Church, West Boylston, MA

Date: Thursday, October 18 - Thursday, October 18

Learn to fish Thursday October 18th from 4:30 pm to dusk! AMC Family Outings and Lancaster Recreation are teaming with Mass Wildlife to offer this FREE fishing clinic. on the shores of the Wachusett Reservoir around the Old Stone Church in West Boylston. This clinic is geared toward beginners of all ages. Kids should be at least 6 years old and accompanied by a parent or guardian. You will learn all the basics you need to enjoy Fishing for a lifetime! All equipment is provided. To register click "Register Now" or copy and paste this URLhttps://regi.amcboston.org/event/2157 into your browser. Questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: The Old Stone Church 180 Beaman Street (Rte 140) West Boylston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Date: Saturday, October 20 - Sunday, October 21

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. This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA For directions, visit the Thoreau Club web page at www.thoreau.com

Activity Categories: First Aid, Instruction (Skills)
Location: This class will be held at the beautiful Thoreau Outing Club at 235 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, MA F
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Paul Terenzi (firemanpaul@comcast.net) 781-389-8115 (before 10 pm) , Christine Malinowski
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Register here

Plymouth Harbor

Date: Saturday, October 20 - Saturday, October 20

Brisk pace 7 mile walk 9:30am-2:00pm along Plymouth Harbor including Jennie's Grist Mill and Historic Monuments. Lunch stop on the walk back at Lobster Hut (counter service). From Route 3 South take exit 9 towards Kingston/N Plymouth then left on MA-3A S/ Main St. for 1.7 miles, turn left onto Cordage Park Circle. We will meet at the Gazebo. Bring snack and water. Storm cancels.

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

Fabulous Fall in Groton, part 5, Sabine Woods

Date: Saturday, October 20 - Saturday, October 20

1:00pm. Don't miss the season finale of our Fabulous Fall series. We will hike along the banks of a protected stretch of the Nashua River, and loop back thru New England woods in their fall splendor. Meet at the Groton Place parking area on the south side of Rt 225, just east of the Nashua River, 42.60489N 71.59599W. Moderate pace, about 2 hours. This hike is jointly sponsored by the Groton Trails Committee and the AMC.

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

Family hike Watatic mountain, Ashburnham MA

Date: Sunday, October 21

Join AMC Boston Family Outings for a moderate hike at Mount Watatic in Ashburnham, MA. We will take the Wapack Trail (1000' elevation gain) to the bald summit at a kid friendly pace. We will enjoy a snack at the top and then take the gentler Nutting Hill trail back to the parking lot. Total distance is approximately 3 miles. With luck and clear weather we will see Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire and Mount Wachusett in Massachusetts. To Register click on the Register Now button or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2119. Contact Liz Little at lizklittle@gmail.com, 267-240-2849 with questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Watatic, Ashburnham, MA.
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849, Mildred Mugica (millie.mugica@gmail.com) 603-891-5726
Co-Leader: Preeta Banerjee (banerjee_preeta@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here:

Kids Intro to Fishing trip, Medfield, MA

Date: Sunday, October 21 - Sunday, October 21

Family Kids Learn to Fish class. Come join us 8 am - 11 am as we teach kids ages 6 and up to learn the basics about bait fishing. We cover topics such as reading water, bait, lures, bobbers. We meet at Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA by 8am Sunday October 21st. You don't need a fishing license. Since we have a limited number of rods, we will restrict this to 10 kids plus parent(s). Remember to bring water, snacks and/or lunch. AMC Family Outings supplies rods/bait/hooks. There is an entry/parking fee if you are not a member of the Trustees of the Reservations. There is also a fee of $5 per child to cover bait/line etc payable on site. For questions please contact David Powell davidfreds@beld.net, 781-858-5546. To Register click the Register Now link OR copy and paste this URL into your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2153

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Rocky Woods in Medfield, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00)
Co-Leader: Adriana Rincon (arincon@post.harvard.edu) 508-873-5154
Trip Difficulty: Beginner (BHP Level 1)
Link: Register Here

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

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut, known to be haunted, is the perfect destination for this family Halloween Saturday night overnight (more on that later). We backpack in 3.8 miles with 2,050' elevation gain along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail arriving at the hut with a small lake and surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side. Carter Notch Hut, built in 1914, has a main lodge with two detached bunk houses. Carter Notch is known to be haunted with "Red Mac" McGregor, the friendly ghost of Red Mac McGregor who used to be caretaker at Carter. Here a link to the story (more on the web too): http://www.wmur.com/article/thought-to-be-haunted-carter-notch-hut-turns- 100-this-year/5193505) This is a great way to celebrate Halloween and introduce your kids to backpacking without the added work of bringing a tent. We hike into the Hut at an easy pace, stopping to explore and take pictures of the landscape. There are lots of boulders to climb too! After settling in those who wish to hike more can do part of the Carter Dome trail, or hike up some of the switchbacks going up to Wildcat. Otherwise you and your family can relax with a book, play games, or go swimming in the lake (brrrr) weather permitting. We will prepare a group dinner together, then more games and storytelling at night. Sunday, after a pancake breakfast, we hike back to our cars. You and your children must be able to hike 3.8 miles along rocky terrain with moderate elevation gain of 2,050 ft (some steeper sections) carrying your personal gear, sleeping bags and some group food. Cost $75/member ($85 non-members) includes lodging at Carter Notch Hut Saturday night, one dinner and one breakfast. Participants are responsible for their own snacks and lunches. To register click the "Register Now" button above or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1903. For questions , call brian witkov at 9785354263 or animalhc@aol.com

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: 19 Mile Brook Trail - Pinkham Notch - NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Brian Witkov (animalhc@aol.com) 978-535-4263 (after 7 pm) , Micheal Wainer (wainer18@hotmail.com) 617-549-2731
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru (navneeth2666@gmail.com) 617-712-5013
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous
Link: Register Here

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

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28

Enjoy an early Halloween Celebration with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday night before Halloween. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We will hike 1.6 miles, (~1,000 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. 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. The main dining room has a fire going in the evening. The bunk rooms are unheated and co-ed in order that we can keep families together, Sunday is an optional hike 0.8 miles around the lake before returning to our cars. This trip is best for ages 5+. Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Price $75/person ($85 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/1910. For questions contact: Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net or 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: 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
Link: Register Here

Family Walk to The Salem Witches Caves, Ashland, MA

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Saturday, October 27

Join Boston Family Outings and Outdoors RX from 10-11:30 AM to visit the caves where Sarah Clayes and others escaped prosecution as Salem witches. This short relatively gentle 1.5 mile walk is on what was the plantation of former governor Thomas Danforth. Sarah Clayes was one of the five women who lived in one of these caves for the winter of 1692, until the hysteria over witches passed. The accused and their families were a significant portion of the initial population of Framingham. Bring your witches broom along with sun screen and please wear sturdy shoes. Walk cancels for rain. Show and go -- registration not required. Questions contact Chris Stix 781-894-2924, stixc2001@yahoo.com.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: 161 Winter Street, Ashland, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Christopher Stix (stixc2001@yahoo.com) 781-894-2924 (before 8 PM) , Angel Santos Burres
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: The Witch Caves

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, October 27 - Saturday, October 27

Easy pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. The fall foliage colors, in Walden Woods are beautiful. 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

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4

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 the "Register Now" button above OR copy this link into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1911. Questions: Denise Boucher, denisegirish@yahoo.com, 978-470-0243.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: AMC Lonesome Lake Hut, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243, Claudine Kos (claudinekos05@yahoo.com) 617-999-9759
Trip Difficulty: Moderate w/late fall conditions
Link: Register here

Boston's Developing Waterfront

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, November 3

Moderately paced walk. Explore Ft. Point Channel, Marine Industrial Park, Seaport District, Rowe's Wharf, Rose Kennedy Greenway. 10:00am-2:00pm. Meet at South Station (Red Line T) indoors at street level at exit to Dewey Square. Bring lunch, water. Heavy rain/forecast over 90°F cancels. No dogs. New members welcome.

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

Castle Island

Date: Saturday, November 3 - Saturday, November 3

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

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

Beaver Brook Assoc., Hollis, NH

Date: Sunday, November 4 - Sunday, November 4

8-9mi. over varied terrain w/pond & brook views, beaver lodges, waterfowl & "French meadow", 9:30am-3:00pm. Minor rock scramble & mystery cave home to a common animal. Bring lunch, boots. From Rte. 3 exit 6 in Nashua, take Rte. 130 W 5.8 mi. to light in Hollis Ctr., continue 1.8 mi. SW to dirt pkg. area on N side of Rte. 130. Heavy rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Hollis, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

2018-2019 Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program

Date: Wednesday, November 7 - Wednesday, December 12

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2018-2019, as follows: Nov 7 (Wed) Nov 14 (Wed) Nov 28 (Wed) Dec 6 (Thu) Dec 12 (Wed) The 2018-2019 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear. Topics include heat management and winter hiking clothing, group hiking techniques, energy management and nutrition, winter travel and snowshoeing, winter safety and injury prevention, above tree-line hiking, non-technical use of ice axe and crampons, winter weather, camping techniques & equipment, back-country food prep and more. There will be numerous weekend trips offered exclusively or preferentially to participants in this class to put your learning into practice including a special program weekend at Cardigan Lodge on the weekend of January 18-20th, 2019. This is also a great opportunity to meet lots of other people who love hiking and enjoy the outdoors! The WHP takes place on 5 nights from 7:00-9:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Wednesdays November 7th, 14th, 28th, Thursday December 6th and Wednesday December 12th. Class sessions are located close to I-93 and municipal parking in Medford, as well as the 94, 95, 96, 101, 134 and 326 (express) MBTA bus lines. If you have general questions about our WHP program, please contact the program organizer, Jessica Halvorsen. With questions about registration, please contact WHP registrar, Chris McCarron.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Snowshoeing
Location: Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (jlhalvorsen@gmail.com) , Chris McCarron
Link: Register here:

3rd Annual Boston Family Outings AMC Cardigan Lodge Veterans Day Weekend, Alexandria, NH

Date: Saturday, November 10 - Monday, November 12

Fun Family late fall weekend! AMC Boston Family Outings rents the entire Cardigan Lodge. Great opportunity to get to know the group. Hike, walk, play and enjoy the outdoors at Cardigan Lodge and Cardigan Mountain in Alexandria, NH!! Kids all ages welcome! AMC members/non-members welcome! We offer multiple hikes, walks, and activities to accommodate a variety of ages and abilities. Cardigan Mountain is a moderate hike of 5 miles roundtrip and 1750 ft elevation gain to a bald summit with beautiful views and a fire tower at the top. Numerous shorter and easier trails leave from the Lodge and provide a more leisurely walk for the littlest participants or those who prefer a more relaxed pace. If it's rainy, there will be organized crafts and indoor games for families to enjoy. AMC Cardigan Lodge is peacefully located at the end of a road on a 1200-acre reservation owned by AMC in Alexandria, NH. Bunkrooms are coed and sleep 3-6 people with shared bathrooms. All meals from Saturday dinner through Monday breakfast are included: appetizers and dinner Saturday and Sunday night, breakfast Sunday and Monday, and bag lunch Sunday. Adults $120; Children ages 18 and under $80 (non-members $140; $100 respectively) includes lodging and meals for the weekend. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1905. Questions? Jen Sulewski, jensandsteves@gmail.com, ?(617) 558-7779?.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: 774 Shem Valley Rd, Alexandria, NH 03222
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski (jensandsteves@gmail.com) 617-558-7779, Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Lisa Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) 857-237-7869
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

NOVEMBER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Wednesday, November 14 - Wednesday, November 14

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)

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Date: Saturday, November 17 - Saturday, November 17

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

Activity Categories: Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly

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. Space is limited to 16; register early so you don't miss out! $150/adult and $100/child 12 and under includes 2 nights lodging and all meals from dinner Friday through breakfast Sunday. Contact leader/registrar with questions and to register: 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
Registrar: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Shapleigh Bunkhouse at AMC Highland Center

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

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

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)

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

New Years Family Pinestead Farm Lodge Weekend, Franconia, NH

Date: Friday, December 28 - Tuesday, January 1

Ring in the New Year with Family Outings! Save the date. Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls sometimes happen. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. Prices to be announced including all meals and lodging in rustic inn with shared bath, lots of smiles and camaraderie!, Register with leader Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com, 508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Ice Skating, Skiing, 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) 508-231-1483, Eddy Luttmer (eddy.luttmer@gmail.com)
Registrar: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097
Trip Difficulty: easy-moderate
Link: Pinestead Farm Lodge

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

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

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

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) 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 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 Mike Bratina at mbratina@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)
Registrar: Mike Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

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. Register: Doris Tennant:dtennant@tllawgroup.com, ?(617) 969-4082?.

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) 617-969-4082
Registrar: Doris Tenant (dtennant@tllawgroup.com) 617-969-4082
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: AMC Boston Family Outings Trips

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

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

Test - Paddling Event

Date: Friday, November 1

Test - Paddling Event - Standalone

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Carlson
Link: FOR TESTING