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Evening Western Greenway Walk - AMC Boston 20s and 30s

Date: Friday, September 17 - Friday, September 17

Join us for a scenic 2.5 mile beginner-friendly walk through a section of the Western Greenway Trail in Belmont. Bring along a backpack with headlamp, water and a snack. Anyone is welcome to join! Please let us know if there's anything you need or any way we can be inclusive. This event and many others are free and open to the public - you don't have to be an AMC member to sign up for the event, although we highly encourage joining!

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Western Greenway Trail
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Hanley (mjh92794@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Beginner-Friendly
Link: Register Here.

Hiking North and South Twin

Date: Saturday, September 18

Join us to hike the North and South Twins. These peaks are ranked 9th and 13th highest of the NH 48. This will be a difficult hike of over 10 miles with more than 3,700 feet of elevation gain. We will be above tree line for a while as the summit of South Twin is fully exposed. On a clear day the views are incredible but be prepared because strong winds and inclement weather are not uncommon there. We will hike at a moderate to fast pace. Participants will have recent comparable hiking experience. Please update your REGI profile and see the event question therein. Participants should also be comfortable crossing a river. Water levels are usually low this time of year but significant rain fall in the days leading up to the trip could impact the crossing. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it while hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly (stevedamc@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Kasia Gorecki (kmagorecki@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Let's Explore - Wheaton Farm, Easton

Date: Saturday, September 18

Let's Explore Wheaton Farm, in Easton. Group limited to 10. About 6-7 miles. Afternoon hike. Wheaton Farm is conservation land in Easton. It started with an original purchase of 250 acres, but now has grown to over 1000 acres. Our hike is mostly through wooded areas, with a couple fields thrown in. We will also come out the far side of Wheaton Farm and pass a large solar farm. Certain areas can be wet, so if it has rained a lot before our trip wear waterproof boots. Or, like I do, just wear trail runners and walk right through it. (They dry out quickly.) A note about these walks. These hikes should be considered 'exploratory.' I will have done some research, but may not have had the opportunity to have hiked the exact route we will take. So… things occasionally might not always go perfectly. We might find some wet areas, or less than ideal trail conditions. But we will try to make the best of things and have fun. And we will all learn. If this sounds interesting… Come on along! I have never gotten lost and not made it out of the woods and back to the car… yet. Note: Boston Local Walks Committee is always looking for new Leaders and Co-Leaders to help run hikes and take us to places you know. (Or want to learn.) If you are interested in helping out, so you can learn to be a Leader, and we can all have even more hikes; just let me know. As a former SEM Chapter Education Chair, I love helping other hikers become Leaders. ? (And if you are helping me run my hikes, it makes it easier for me, so I can run more hikes too. A win-win-win. I get help, you get trained, and the other hikers get more hikes!) Masks: You must bring a mask. We may need them at "circle up", so we don't have to make a huge circle, and potentially at other times as necessary depending on the Covid status, number of folks.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Wheaton Farm, Easton
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net)

20s and 30s End of Summer Bike Ride on the Minuteman

Date: Saturday, September 18

Join us for an end of summer bike ride along the scenic Minuteman Bikeway! Our route will offer mostly wooded views over the course of about 22 miles. We will ride as a group at a moderate pace on multi use paved pathways with a few miles of riding on active roadway. There will be breaks along the way for snacks and a planned stop for ice cream. This is not a ride for beginners and participants should be ready to ride for up to 4 hours, be comfortable with riding 20+ miles over hilly terrain and be comfortable riding on the road. See the registration page for more details. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Justin Gallo , Jesse Waites
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Gym to Crag Weekend

Date: Saturday, September 18 - Sunday, September 19

This two-day course is designed for experienced top rope gym climbers who are eager to learn the skills to top rope independently outdoors. This program covers natural and fixed anchor building (and associated knots), fixed anchor cleaning, gear management, and crag etiquette & safety. This course also includes time top roping outdoors at our course location (Quincy Quarries Reservation). In order to register for this program, you must sign up on this page AND complete this survey: https://forms.gle/WWfX3dBPnPruC8UV8. The deadline to register and complete the survey is Sunday, August 22nd. We are asking a $10 registration fee for this instructional program. Payment will be required after your application is accepted. Scholarships are available. Students who successfully graduate from this program will be invited to join the AMC's fall frolic climbing weekend in the Gunks September 25-26, 2021.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Quincy Quarries Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Robert Rogers , Lydia Glenn
Link: Fill out required application here.

Winnekenni

Date: Saturday, September 18 - Saturday, September 18

Join us for a great walk around Kenoza Lake in Haverhill, MA. The trails are well maintained and good for all levels of walkers and hikers. We'll follow the shoreline loop, a 4.2 mile trek. We walk at a moderate pace and we have a leader in the front and a leader in the back. Dogs on leash are welcome, and know that Winnekenni is a busy park and, there will be other dogs around. There is plenty of parking. Trip essentials: bugspray, sunscreen, water & a snack. Waiver: Per AMC guidelines, all hikers will sign a waiver before we head out. I'll be in the parking lot with a clipboard with the waiver form. See you Saturday!

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

20s & 30s: Volunteer for farm chores at Drumlin Farm

Date: Saturday, September 18 - Saturday, September 18

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

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

Another Nashua River Ramble

Date: Sunday, September 19

This ride can be reached by T from North Station and Porter Square. Train leaves Porter at 7:30 and arrives at 8:47. Please tell me if you are coming by train. You probably can get a ride back to Alewife after the ride. Ramble 42 miles through central MA on quiet county roads. We wait for folks at turns. Stops at mile 17, and lunch at mile 31 (we need to get there before 2 PM). Route has three hills in the first half of the ride and relatively flat after that. There is a short cut after mile 17 that gets you to lunch seven miles earlier. You should be able to cycle 13-15 mph on the flats. Need bright clothes, flashy lights, spare inner tube, working bike and helmet. We start promptly at 10:00 AM. We will do around 42 miles and follow the route on this map (https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29661859). Please register on Meetup https://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/280736722/

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

20s and 30s Weekend Local Hike Blue Hills Moderate

Date: Sunday, September 19 - Sunday, September 19

Join us for a beautiful hike at the Blue Hills Reservation. Be prepared to hike about 4 hours. Bring a backpack with water, snacks, lunch. This hike and many others are open to the public so you don't have to be an AMC member to join. Hope to see you there!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Hanley (mjh92794@gmail.com) , Chao Xie
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here.

20s and 30s Volunteer Event: Invasive Plant Removal with the Mystic River Watershed Association

Date: Sunday, September 19 - Sunday, September 19

Focusing on Medford's Macdonald Park, this land-based stewardship activity tackles bittersweet, an invasive vine that can kill trees, impairs habitat value, and degrades park aesthetics. Gloves and clippers will be provided (but you are welcome to use your own if you prefer!) Please bring sunscreen and water and wear closed-toe shoes. Event will happen rain or shine, but we will cancel in case or heavy rain and/or thunder. You can access the event via the Wellington station on the MBTA Orange Line.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Macdonald Park, Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jenna Whitney (jenna.l.whitney@gmail.com)

Boston Paddlers September Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 21 - Tuesday, September 21

Join us on Zoom for our September Committee Meeting! We'll review the season (so far) and discuss plans for the offseason and look forward to next year. The agenda will be published via email to our email list. If you're not on the list and would like a copy before the meeting please send an email to the event organizer. Please register in advance for this meeting via the registration link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marty Jensen , Melanie Rausch

Backpacking the LT/AT in Southern Vermont

Date: Wednesday, September 22 - Sunday, September 26

Join us on a beautiful early fall backpack in southern Vermont along both the Appalachian and Long Trails. This trip will be for 4-5 days, depending on group pace. We will summit Stratton Mountain, the birthplace of both of these historic trails, on this adventure. We will cover approximately fifty miles on this backpack, doing upwards of fifteen miles on some days. Elevation gains may reach or exceed 4000' in a day, but slopes are not aggressive in this area. The area has an active bear population and US Forest Service is mandating the use of bear deterrence methods (bear hangs, bear canisters, bear lockers). Though we expect to be in some camps with bear lockers, we will not be in camps that have provided bear lockers every night, so participants must have either bear bags or canisters. LINK: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd645360.pdf We will adhere to all COVID requirements, which may change between now and the event. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Jim Robinson , Elizabeth Ryan
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Lets Explore - Foxboro/Sharon Conservation Land

Date: Wednesday, September 22

10 - 1:30 or so. We will hike some conservation land in Foxboro and Sharon. (Canoe River Wilderness Area) This will be about 6 miles over rolling terrain thru the woods. We will also hike a boring, but short, section of high tension lines to access these woods. I was there recently and amazed at how remote it felt. Nice place to hike. Group limited to 10. A note about these walks. These hikes should be considered 'exploratory.' I will have done some research, but may not have had the opportunity to have hiked the exact route we will take. So… things occasionally might not always go perfectly. We might find some wet areas, or less than ideal trail conditions. But we will try to make the best of things and have fun. And we will all learn. If this sounds interesting… Come on along! I have never gotten lost and not made it out of the woods and back to the car… yet. Note: Boston Local Walks Committee is always looking for new Leaders and Co-Leaders to help run hikes and take us to places you know. (Or want to learn.) If you are interested in helping out, so you can learn to be a Leader, and we can all have even more hikes; just let me know. As a former SEM Chapter Education Chair, I love helping other hikers become Leaders. (And if you are helping me run my hikes, it makes it easier for me, so I can run more hikes too. A win-win-win. I get help, you get trained, and the other hikers get more hikes!) Masks: You must bring a mask. We will wear them at "circle up", so we don't have to make a huge circle, and potentially at other times as necessary depending on the Covid status. Weather: Thunderstorms will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. Ditto for extreme winds. Rain? That's why you will always bring a raincoat. We won't cancel because of rain.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Foxboro Conservation land
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net)

Midcoast Maine Bike Weekend September 24th-26th, 2021

Date: Friday, September 24 - Sunday, September 26

Midcoast Maine Bike Weekend September 24th-26th, 2021 Join us for a fun weekend of cycling, dining, and enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. We will be staying at the Rockland Harbor Hotel in the classic coastal town of Rockland, home of the renowned Farnsworth Art Museum. Our cycling routes will take us inland; past lakes, mountains, and farms, as well as coastal; along idyllic harbors. On Saturday, we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven, a quintessential Maine island - with a microbrewery! Each day will include 2 rides: one a moderate 13mph pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2600 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt. We will enjoy the towns of Rockland and Camden, and have two Happy Hours (BYOB). Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so we will eat food from popular area restaurants. Saturday and Sunday breakfast are included with the hotel reservation. Dinners and lunches are not included. There is a non-refundable Registration Fee of $39.00 payable to AMC once registered for the trip. This fee will cover food for two Happy Hours as well as partially defray volunteer leader costs (such as navigation, lodging, setting up and leading rides, logistical support, and meal arrangements). Participants will self-pay for lodging, food, and the ferry to North Haven Island. Participants can make reservations at the Rockland Harbor Hotel under the AMC Group name. The hotel is offering rooms ranging from $238.71-$260.51 per night (per room) which includes a 9% lodging tax. All rooms have two queen beds, so that cost can be shared with roommates. If people are seeking a roommate, we can try to help but are ultimately unable to guarantee this. Participants should consider this when booking a room. Tickets for the ferry to North Haven are $22.50 each. We welcome newcomers, so will be saving 3 spaces for folks new to AMC.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: 520 Main Street, Rockland, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Karen Hall , Mike Barry
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Prospectus for Midcoast Maine Weekend September 24th-26th, 2021

AMC Boston Mountaineering Fall Frolic Weekend 2021

Date: Friday, September 24 - Sunday, September 26

This year, after a COVID driven hiatus, we return to the Mohonk Preserve for a weekend of climbing surrounded by the fall foliage. All climbers (AMC-members and non-members alike) are welcome to join for two days of climbing, camping, and a group dinner on Saturday night. This year's event will again be held at the beautiful Robibero Winery. Climbers should make their own partner and carpool plans. Registration and supporting spreadsheets for carpooling or matchmaking will be made available through the amcbostonclimbers.com website soon. We expect that all participants will comply with state and local COVID guidelines.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Mohonk Preserve NY
Region: New York, Hudson River Valley
Leader: Frances Bui , Eric Engberg
Co-Leader: Mike Mullins

Osceola & East Osceola

Date: Saturday, September 25

Join us in hiking two 4000 footers: East Osceola (4,156') and Mt Osceola (4,340'). Our route will ascend approximately 2,950' vertical feet via the Mt Osceola Trail. This 8.4 mile out-and-back hike is rigorous and involves rough footing, including a short scramble section known as The Chimney. Weather permitting, fine views exist particularly from Mt Osceola. This trip is particularly geared towards experienced hikers accustomed to the challenging terrain and conditions of the White Mountains. Our group will travel at a moderate pace (~1.5 to 2 mph). All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Osceola
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: stephen baker
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Fall Foliage Waterfall Hike

Date: Sunday, September 26 - Monday, September 27

Come join us on this photographic journey staying one night, Sunday, at Zealand Falls Hut followed by a hike past four distinctly different cascades on Monday in New Hampshire's Fall Foliage season. Our hike out will be 11 miles so participants must have recent experience hiking similar distances over uneven trail. Sunday we will hike 2.7 miles to Zealand Falls Hut. Zealand Falls Hut provides rustic bunk room accommodations. No pillows or blankets will be provided this year due to Covid precautions. Participants must bring their own sleeping bag, lunch, and snacks. Dinner and Breakfast are included, prepared by the hut "Croo". The hut is not heated and has cold running water and composting toilets. We can do an optional 1.3 mile hike up to Zeacliff that afternoon. Monday we will hike 11 miles out via the Ethan Pond trail stopping at Thoreau Falls, Ripley Falls, and Aresthusa Falls. We would like to be able to enjoy this beautiful hike with some opportunity to take photographs so please plan to spend the entire day Monday. Bring lunch and snacks. Covid policy per AMC policy. If you have any cold or Covid symptoms please refrain from coming. See refund policy. In addition to a sleeping bag bring rain gear- tops and bottoms, synthetic warmth layer: fleece or puffy, long underwear, 2 pairs of socks, warm hat, gloves/mittens ie clothing for the weather. two lunches, snacks, waterproof hiking shoes/boots, toiletries, camaraderie and your sense of humor.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Zealand Falls Hut, Pemigewasset Wilderness
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Teresa Pagliuca
Co-Leader: Julie Meehan

20S & 30S Tripyramids Loop

Date: Sunday, September 26

Join fellow young members as we ascend North Tripyramid (4,180'), Middle Tripyramid (4,140'), and South Tripyramid (4,080') for an 11 mile and 3,000 ft elevation gain hike with an overall fast-moderate pace. We will ascend the North Slide with steep rock slabs and fantastic views of the White Mountains and Waterville Valley on a clear day. We will continue to Middle Tripyramid and South Tripyramid with amazing views to potentially the Presidential range on a clear day. We will return on the South Slide which has steep loose gravel. This hike is challenging and participants should be comfortable tackling the steep ascent and descent. The North Slide has 1,200' elevation gain in just 0.5 miles over exposed bedrock slabs. Being comfortable with heights and experience hiking and climbing steep rock slabs is key to enjoying this hike. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. It will be required for participants to bring a face mask on this trip for emergency purposes. It is not required to wear one when hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Waterville Valley, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Priyanka Patel (papatel98@gmail.com) , Samantha Mandel
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Day hike of Mt. Whiteface (4,020 feet) and Passaconaway (4,043 feet)

Date: Sunday, September 26

Join us for a day hike of two NH 48 4,000 footers. We will hike Mt Whiteface and Passaconaway in a clockwise loop to gain really nice outlooks (the actual summits of both have no view). As we approach the ledges before the summit of Whiteface expect a steep trail and a scramble up rough rocky terrain in the last .3 miles to a ledge. We will continue along a high ridge trail that connects Whiteface to Passaconaway, joining Dicey Mill's trail to the summit and then descend via the same trail. The precipitous ledges on the south summit of Whiteface probably gave the mountain its name, and provides hikers with magnificent views slightly off the true summit. Passaconaway was named for a legendary sachem of the Penacooks, who ruled at the time of the arrival of the first European settlers. The mountain is very densely wooded. The hike is 11.3 miles with elevation gain of 3,750 feet and should take us about 8 hours, at a moderate hiking pace between 1.5-2mph. In case of emergency we ask that all participants bring a mask. We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, following the rescinding of restrictions by MA and NH, although we note that masks are still advised for unvaccinated individuals whenever 6' distancing with others cannot be maintained. Please bring at least 2 liters of water, snacks, in addition to dressing with layers and wearing shoes with soles that have traction/grip to best deal with the steep rock. sneakers may not give you sufficient grip. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Albany, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin , Heather Mills
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Misery Islands in Salem Sound

Date: Wednesday, September 29

Misery Islands in Salem Sound Join us for a Level 2 trip in Salem Sound Massachusetts. We will launch from Winter Island Park owned by the City of Salem and paddle 8-10 round trip to the Misery Islands owned by the Trustees for Reservations. These islands are a short distance off the Beverly coastline. We may island hop to get to our destination or follow the Beverly coastline depending on weather conditions. Lunch will be on Great Misery Island. The water temperature range is a very comfortable 67-71 F. Expect some waves from doing channel crossings and some wind-generated waves in the afternoon. You must have a kayak at least 14.5 ft long with double bulkheads and be able to do a self-rescue and help with assisted rescues. Your kayak must be equipped with static (not bungee) perimeter deck lines.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Winter Island Park
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Peter Logan (Mtnman@rcn.com)
Co-Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com)

Two Nights at Zealand Falls Hut with Forty Plus

Date: Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 3

Join us for two nights at Zealand Falls Hut from Friday October 1st through Sunday October 3rd, 2021. At an elevation of 2,700 feet, Zealand Falls is an easy 2.8-mile hike from the trailhead, and is a great first-time backcountry overnight spot. We will plan hikes of moderate difficulty from the hut, based upon weather and our group's experience and inclination. Zeacliff lookout is a one-mile hike from the hut, and offers beautiful views during Fall foliage season. We may continue hiking from there, towards some of the more challenging and awe-inspiring sections of the Eastern Pemigewasset Wilderness. Bunks will be reserved until August 17th. Please register and book by then. Booking information will be provided once you are accepted on the trip. The cost of this trip will be $262.00 for AMC members, $316.00 for non-members.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Zealand Falls Hut White Mountains NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Susan Christopherson , William Swanton
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Three Times the Fun: Mts. Tom, Field, & Willey

Date: Saturday, October 2

Join us to hike Mts. Tom, Field, and Willey while enjoying good company, a lovely wooded ridgewalk, and a waterfall along the way. The hike is approximately 8.2 miles and 3550 feet of elevation gain. Expect an overall hiking/moving time of about 6 hours (this is consistent with 'book time,' usually considered a 'moderate' pace). The terrain is typical of the Whites: Rocks, roots, and for an added bonus: wooden ladders! This hike is suitable for people who have done similar distance and elevation in New England in the past 12 months. Covid precautions: Participants are required to bring a mask to wear during the 3.5 mile car spot/shuttling required for this route as well as during any emergency or similar situation that requires people to be within close proximity for an extended period of time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Amy Kelliher
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

20S AND 30S SOMERVILLE HOMELESS COALITION 5K ROAD RACE

Date: Saturday, October 2

Join AMC Boston 20s & 30s on a 5K for a cause! This road race is an organized fundraiser benefiting the Somerville Homeless Coalition. The course will take us through many of Somerville's squares before finishing up on the community path. To find out more about the race visit the registration page below.

Activity Categories: Running
Location: Somerville
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Justin Gallo , Zoe Rath
Link: Register here

Squam Lake Fall Foliage Paddle

Date: Saturday, October 2

This 12-15 mile paddle on beautiful Squam Lake will leave from the Squam Lakes Association, cross the lake to Sandwich Beach for lunch, and return along a somewhat different route. This paddle is for strong paddlers who can keep a 3 knot pace throughout the trip. Squam Lake was featured in the movie On Golden Pond and is one of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Squam Lake Association
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) 978-443-1743
Co-Leader: Faye Dangelo

Canceled: Hedgehog Mountain Dayhike

Date: Sunday, October 3

Hike to the summit of Hedgehog Mountain and return via a loop. This is a nice Sunday morning to early afternoon hike. Pace will be less than 2 miles per hour for a 4.7 mile distance and 1400 feet of elevation gain. Participants will be limited to eight(8). To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bob Knudsen 781-424-1638 (6-10 pm) , Zeynep Ozyuksel
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

20s and 30s Mt. Roberts Hike

Date: Sunday, October 3

Join the Boston Chapter 20s and 30s for a fall hike to Mt. Roberts, a peak in the lakes region in NH with expansive views. The hike is 5.2 miles round trip with ~1400 ft of elevation. This is a half day hike at a moderate pace. This hike is appropriate for beginners or more advanced hikers who haven't had an opportunity to hike in recent months, or anyone working on their 52WAV list, or who wants to enjoy a relaxed day outdoors with a like-minded group. All participants and leaders are required to bring masks for emergency purposes. We do not anticipate needing to wear masks while hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Roberts, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Deb Conrady , Alexandra Bernson
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Make Music with Mountains & Music

Date: Sunday, October 3 - Sunday, October 3

Join us to sing or play your instrument with other AMC members in an outdoor, combined orchestra and choral rehearsal. The program will include pieces by Rutter, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky. Come and play music, and learn about Mountains & Music weekends. Exact location of the event and links for music to print will be sent upon registration. Instrumentalists must bring music, stands, clips and a chairs/stool. Singers must bring music. Participants must be able to read music. The rehearsal will be followed by a time to socialize. Bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverage. In case of inclement weather, we will not rehearse, but will still gather under a covered pavilion to socialize.

Activity Categories: Music
Location: Acton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Martha Beesley

BeOnlinewithAMC AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, October 4

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, October 4, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Due to ongoing Covid-19 distancing, this meeting will be held remotely. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

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

Hike the Tripyramid Slides in October

Date: Sunday, October 10

Join us for an early Fall hike up and over the Tripyramids via the north and south slides. Weather permitting, we will hike up the north slide to the summit of North Tripyramid (4,180 ft). Having hiked over to Middle Tripyramid (4,140 ft'), we will take the south slide down from South Tripyramid (4,100 ft). This 11.0-mile/3,000 ft elevation gain hike is challenging and participants should be comfortable with tackling the steep ascent and descent on the slides at a moderate pace. If wet and icy conditions are in the forecast, the hike will proceed via the Pine Bend Brook trail from the Kancamagus Highway. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it while hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out."

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling (kwatling@verizon.net) 508-330-8295, Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

Mounts Morgan and Percival

Date: Sunday, October 10

Join us for a day hike on one of the most scenic hikes in New Hampshire's lakes region. Both peaks afford great views. The distance is 5.2 miles with 1575 ft of elevation gain and is rated moderately strenuous, so participants should have prior hiking experience and a good fitness level. Our pace will be Moderate. In case of emergency we ask that all participants bring a mask. Following the rescinding of restrictions by MA and NH, we note that masks are advised for unvaccinated individuals whenever 6' distancing with others cannot be maintained. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 43.78965584913707, -71.5490120739325
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 224-515-0417, Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Registration

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 12 - Tuesday, October 12

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

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

Mt Waumbek in Fall

Date: Saturday, October 16

Join us to take in some fall foliage on Mt Waumbek, a 4,000 ft peak in New Hampshire's White Mountains. We will take the Starr King trail, an out-and-back of ~7 miles and ~2,700 ft of elevation gain. Expect approximately 5 hours of moderately-paced hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it while hiking.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: Anna Goodheart
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register

FallFest Noble View 32 Miler Hilly Bike Ride

Date: Saturday, October 16 - Saturday, October 16

Come join us for an AMC FallFest hilly fall foliage bike ride on some back roads around AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center! Though the ride is pretty hilly with 2500 feet of climbing in only 32.6 miles, we plan on a moderate overall pace of 10 mph. So if your legs are ready for hills, but not a speed demon, this ride should be good for you. We are expecting some bucolic riding, great views and very interesting and varied terrain on this ride. Bikes with low gearing for climbing and able to handle rough roads are best for this trip; there are two sections of dirt roads for about 2 miles total; there is a descent on a dirt road. Riders should be able to handle steep climbs and descents and be able to handle minor repairs and have the means to repair a flat tire. Bring a lunch/snack, there may not be many convince stores on the route. Check the weather and make sure to bring appropriate clothing, weather can be very variable this time of year! Helmets required. Please download the Ride with GPS route to your device or phone, cue sheets won't be provided. We plan on keeping the group together, but the leaders may split ride into two groups per the pace of the riders. Please register in the AMC ActDB and contact the riders for any questions. Please also register for the FallFest BBQ and join us after the ride for some well-earned refreshment!

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, 365 South Quarter Road, Russell, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Connecticut River Valley
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251, Stephen Linder
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Vigorous
Link: RideWithGps Route

Mt. Hale via the Fire Warden's Trail

Date: Sunday, October 17

Looking to check a 4,000 footer off your list, or just to explore a path less traveled? Join us for a moderate day hike up the Fire Warden's trail to Mt. Hale, elevation 4,055 feet. You'll be rewarded with a big stone cairn, but not much of a view. Expect 5-6 hours for the 7 miles out-and-back. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it while hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Hale
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: Wendy Seltzer (wendyamc@seltzer.org)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

AMC Boston Family Outings Committee Meeting, Medford, MA

Date: Sunday, October 17 - Sunday, October 17

Join us Sunday evening October 10th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the home of Family Outings Chair, Andrew Germain, for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. The plan would be to hold the meeting outside with a switch to Zoom in the event of inclement weather. Light refreshments (can serve as dinner). Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and plans for 2022. This is followed by general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Medford, MA 02155
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Andrew R Germain (andrew.r.germain@gmail.com) 508-340-7535

Backpack to Slide Mountain in the Catskills (FallFest event)

Date: Saturday, October 23 - Sunday, October 24

Backpack to the state tent site near the Slide Mountain summit in the Catskills. Great fall views! (Weather permitting.) Moderate pace. Some portions of the trail are moderately steep. Approximate one-way distance: just under 5 miles. Altitude gain: about 1800 feet. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Edward Batutis , Elisabeth (Liz) Westner
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Backpack to Slide Mountain in the Catskills (FallFest event)

Date: Saturday, October 23 - Sunday, October 24

Backpack to the state tent site near the Slide Mountain summit in the Catskills. Great fall views! (Weather permitting.) Moderate pace. Some portions of the trail are moderately steep. Approximate one-way distance: just under 5 miles. Altitude gain: about 1800 feet. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: New York, Catskills
Leader: Edward Batutis , Elisabeth (Liz) Westner
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 9 - Tuesday, November 9

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

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

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 14 - Tuesday, December 14

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

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