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Cross Country Ski Weekend at Craftsbury VT

Date: Friday, February 23 - Monday, February 26

Join us in Craftsbury VT where you can ski on beautifully groomed XC ski trails (approx.. 85k of trails!), all in the good company of intermediate skiers. Craftsbury is in northern VT so there is usually a lot of snow, but they have actually added some snowmaking to the ski center as well. The cost of $365 (AMC members) includes 3 days of trail passes, 3 nights lodging (Fri., Sat., & Sun. nights), linens, as well as all meals for 3 days/nights. We're planning a BYOB social hour on Saturday. We'll be staying in the Cedar lodge where each room has 2 single beds, and shared bath down the hall, as well as a sauna. Register early this trip fills fast! Note - this is an intermediate level trip. Those wishing to brush up on their ski skills can sign up (at their own cost) for lessons at the Nordic Ski Center. New AMC-ers with intermediate XC ski experience are welcome to join. Cancellation Policy: Participants must cancel by Feb. 1 in order to receive a refund, less a $20 per reservation handling fee. Cancellations received after Feb. 1 (whether they are due to illness, injury, other commitments, or low snow coverage) will not receive any refund, unless another participant comes forward to take the spot. The $20 handling fee is charged by Craftsbury Outdoor Center even if someone else takes the spot. AMC Trip Policy 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: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Craftsbury VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie (marcelmacnz@gmail.com) , Laurie Martinelli
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Canceled: Mts Major, Straightback, & More!

Date: Friday, February 23

Join us to explore a hidden gem in central NH: The eastern Belknap Mountains! Twelve mountains make up the Belknap Range and we will explore four of them, enjoying views of the Lakes Region along the way. We will hike or snowshoe at a moderate pace for 7-8 miles and approximately 2000 feet of elevation gain. Although the Belknaps are often considered mellower than their White Mountain cousins to the north, there is a short steep climb up to the summit of Mt. Major and we may need to break trail on some of the lesser-traveled sections. This hike is suitable for people who have hiked similar distances and elevation in New England in winter conditions. Participants should be familiar with managing their temperature with layers and traveling using microspikes and snowshoes. Break times may be shorter if temperatures are low. Full winter gear is needed for this hike, including appropriate winter boots, microspikes, and snowshoes (with built-in crampons and designed for mountain terrain). See gear list at https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf (crampons and ice axe are not required). Ask us if you have any questions. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Amy Kelliher (amycbkelliher@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Julie Huber (lj_huber@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

February Full Swing Community Weekend

Date: Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25

It's the most wonderful time of the season! Join the AMC Boston Climbing Community for a weekend at the historic Harvard Low Cabin. Use the cabin as your basecamp to gather with friends, share stories, and scheme up an amazing weekend of icy adventures! The Harvard Low Cabin features a kitchen complete with dual ovens and refrigerator, potable water, an outhouse, and propane heaters on both floors to keep the chill out. Cabin guests should bring a sleeping pad and sleeping bag for use in the large loft space. Outdoor tent/bivy/hammock spots are available as well, however all participants must pay the $10/night fee to utilize the property in any capacity. You will receive a link to a Google sheet to arrange carpooling, climbing, and other activities after you have paid for your spot and registration has been confirmed.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Harvard Low Cabin, Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Hannah Chidekel
Co-Leader: Joe DiNardo

Hedgehog (52 WAV) snowscape

Date: Saturday, February 24

Join us for what we hope will be a snow-scaped trek to the 52 with a view summit of Mt. Hedgehog (2,520'). We'll trek a 5 mile "lollipop" loop and gain about 1,450' of elevation on this winter "moderate" hike. Anticipate being on the trail for approximately 4-5 hours (depending on weather and trail conditions). As a short hike with potentially incredible views, the goal will be to soak in as much of the winter wonderland as possible, but move quickly enough to stay warm. We should anticipate an overall relaxed moderate pace, but not slow. Participants shall be active mountain hikers with the ability to break trail, snowshoeing, as a group for the entire duration if necessary. "Hedgehog is strikingly shaped with Allen's Ledge on the north, and the huge East ledges on Little Hedgehog. The vantage point from Allen's Ledge…affords a remarkable view of Mt. Passaconaway, Mt. Chocorua, the Moats, the Presidential Range, the Carrigain Range, and many other eastern peaks" (USFS) 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. Hedgehog (2,520)
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo (fatemeh_haghighatjoo@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Eric Ashwell (ericashwell@gmail.com) , Christopher Dallmus (chris@design-associates.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Winter Day Hike Mount Adams

Date: Saturday, February 24

Join us for a winter day hike on Mt. Adams (5793). We will hike 8 miles round trip with 4,262 ft of elevation gain. We will move at a moderate pace over varied terrain. Expect full winter conditions with cold, wind, deep snow. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including spikes, crampons, snowshoes, face protection and above-treeline wind layers. . To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Adams NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali 224-515-0417
Co-Leader: Jennifer Newland
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Registration

Moosilauke in Winter

Date: Saturday, February 24

Join Keith, John, and I for a winter day hike to Mt. Moosilauke (4,802'). Weather depending, we hope to experience phenomenal 360-degree views from Moosilauke's above tree line summit. Expect an approximately 8-mile strenuous hike at a moderate pace with approximately 3,300' of elevation gain that will likely take 7-9 hours depending on trail and weather conditions. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including winter boots, microspikes, snowshoes, crampons, wind protection, face protection, goggles, and multiple clothing layers. Participants should have some experience hiking 4,000 footers in the winter including hiking above tree line travel. 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: Keith J Watling , John Sanford
Co-Leader: Aditya Dhoot
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

WHP: Mt. Jackson

Date: Saturday, February 24

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of the program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w_4evBZ-fTs17Ha4H8AwhfdRI2FRK1HWvlLR00OTRks/edit?usp=sharing If you still have questions, email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org The summit of Mount Jackson offers spectacular views of the southern Presidentials and a slight taste of the world above treeline. A steep and steady but nontechnical climb at a moderate pace will bring us to the end of the trees just short of the summit, which is then reached by a short scramble out in the open. This out-and-back hike will cover 5.2 miles and climb 2,100 feet. The objective of this hike is to give WHP participants experience in hiking a White Mountain four thousand footer in winter conditions with some weather exposure. Attention will focus on gear layering, appropriate food and fluid intake and the use of traction, including light traction (microspikes) and snowshoes. It is an excellent opportunity to use new skills, test gear and physical ability while getting to know other hikers in a pleasant and educational setting. 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: Eric Robbie
Co-Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register

Maine Woods Lodge to Lodge XC Ski Tour

Date: Saturday, February 24 - Wednesday, February 28

Come join Jim and Nick for five days and 4 nights of intermediate ski touring in the AMC's Maine Woods! We'll be skiing the "lodge-to-lodge" route, going to Gorman Chairback Lodge, Little Lyford Lodge, West Branch Pond Camps, and finally to Medawisla Lodge. You'll get to experience them all! The routes between the lodges wind through forest, along partially frozen rivers and by scenic vistas. Participants carry only what they need for the day, and our duffels are shuttled between huts for us while we ski. Depending on when we arrive at each lodge, the leaders will offer afternoon extra jaunts - perhaps heading for nearby hills or scenic spots - for those who crave more. This tour is perfect for intermediate XC skiers who want a backcountry tour and who might enjoy the option of a little extra challenge. Skiers should be prepared to ski at least 7 to 9 miles and up to 800' of vertical each day for the lodge-to-lodge trails. We'll hope for fluffy powder but will be prepared for variable conditions. Classic XC touring skis and boots will be fine for this route, although metal edge skis with NNN-BC bindings and boots would be a good choice too and will come in handy if anyone wants to do more adventurous side trips in the afternoons. Climbing skins will not be needed on this trip. The lodges are a rustic off-the-grid experience. Amenities include heated bathhouses with toilets and showers (+ saunas at Gorman and Medawisla), and wood stove heat and electric power from the late afternoon thru mid-evening. There is no WiFi or cell service. After each day's skiing we will enjoy a social hour as we swap stories about the day's adventures. The lodges provide hardy dinners, breakfasts, and a bagged lunch each day. Beer/wine can be purchased at Gorman Chairback and Medawisla; Little Lyford and West Branch are BYOB. We'll meet in Greenville, ME on Saturday, 2/24/2024 and return on Wednesday, 2/28/2024. Greenville is about 4.5 hours from Boston, and we will facilitate carpools. When registering, please complete the Google Form survey linked below. Please contact the leaders with any questions!

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: AMC Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jim Hutchinson (jmhutch5@hotmail.com) , Nicholas Georgantas
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Google Form Survey

SendHers Ice Crag Day

Date: Saturday, February 24 - Saturday, February 24

Join SendHers on February 24th for an ice climbing crag day! This event is open to those who self-identify as women or non-binary. Location is TBD depending on ice conditions, but will be near the Harvard Outing Club Cabin. Participants must have recent top-rope ice climbing experience and must be able to supply their own boots, crampons, helmet, harness, and belay device. Participants will be screened upon registration to determine their level of experience and competency. Please fill out the screening questionnaire here: https://forms.gle/ve7nHnhFiDERDsmB9 Detailed instructions on the location will be provided for participants once attendance is confirmed. Feel free to reach out to the event leaders with any questions-- we look forward to climbing with you!

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Karina Herlambang , Hannah Chidekel
Co-Leader: Zephi Friel
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Registration screening

Scenic Hike in Lincoln and Concord with views of Grape Cliff

Date: Saturday, February 24 - Saturday, February 24

A moderate paced hike through contiguous conservation land in Lincoln and Concord, including Mt. Misery, Wright Woods and Seton Woods. We will follow the Sudbury River to Fairhaven Bay, traveling along one of the most scenic trails in Concord and past what Thoreau called "Grape Cliff". The trip will be 5-6 miles, with some sections of moderate elevation, past active agricultural land, wetlands and through interior forest. Plan to be out for approximately 3-4 hours depending on the pace of the group (which can vary). We will meet at the Lincoln MBTA parking lot, next to Donelan's Supermarket (parking is free on weekends). The Lincoln stop is accessible from the Fitchburg MBTA line. Wear warm water-proof hiking boots. Be prepared for a possibly wet, muddy and/or icy trail including deep puddles. Wear moisture wicking layers and clothing appropriate for the weather including an extra pair of socks (just in case). If trail conditions include snow and ice, micro spikes may be necessary. Bring the following in your Day Pack: a good lunch and snacks, at least 2 liters of water, a hat and gloves/mittens, extra socks. Bring hiking poles if you use them. Hike information and details will be emailed to participants about 2 days prior to the hike. Steady rain/ thunderstorms or snowstorm cancels. No dogs allowed on the hike, thanks for understanding Additional Notes: a permit from the Lincoln Conservation Commission was obtained for this hike. The hike leaders reserve the right to adjust the route if conditions warrant and cannot guarantee the hike will be completed by any specific time. .

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lincoln and Concord
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Pam Richardson (richardsonpam2020@gmail.com) , Margaret Griffin
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Saturday Series

Date: Saturday, February 24 - Saturday, February 24

TRAIL TRACE THE BLUE HILLS - IN THE WINTER! SATURDAY SERIES For the 3 Winter months we are going to hike every trail in the Blue Hills - this hiking series is known as "Trail Tracing". "Trail Tracing" - Every Saturday, we will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will hike from 10 am - 2 or 3 pm, covering about 8 miles each trip, depending on the elevation gain that day. We are saying to plan for a 3 pm finish as we may need more time some weeks depending on the route and the trail conditions. Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow - then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times. Sometimes, this seems a little silly at first, as we hike some long out- and-back just to touch the fence at the end, or walk all around the little triangles at intersections. But it's excellent exercise, great fun, and we have a brand new Boston Chapter Winter Trail Trace Patch for those who finish their map this winter season. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you need, such as parking, section we will hike, and our best estimate of the elevation gain and trail conditions as we know them at that time.  "Required Equipment" - Winter hiking clothes, insulated hiking boots, hiking poles and traction equipment such as micro-spikes are required on all hikes. Snowshoes must be brought to the trailhead after the first major snowfall. All hikers should bring a backpack with sufficient water, lunch, extra layers and a personal first aid kit. "Weather"  - Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snowstorms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking.    

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net) , Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Registrar: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Learn XC Ski at Weston Ski Track (Clinic 3 of 4)

Date: Saturday, February 24 - Saturday, February 24

Calling All First-Timers, Beginners, Beginning Again, and Beginner Minds! Adults 18+ WHAT: Our AMC Boston Learn to XC Ski at Weston (4 clinics) aims to introduce fully able-bodied individuals to traditional classic XC Ski. Small learning groups of approximately 5 students will be paired with 1 teacher, based on prior experience (never skied, some skiing, more skilled). Attend 1 clinic or more, registration is online, starting approximately 2 weeks prior to the event, and ending 1 day before the event begins. After registering, a welcome email will be sent with additional information. WHEN: 4 Clinics will be offered. 2 Thursdays (2/1, 7pm - 9pm; 2/15, 7pm - 9pm) 2 Saturdays (2/24, 10am - 12pm; 3/2, 10am - 12pm) WHO: Students All beginners welcome, including anyone living with Aging Joints/Injuries, Brian Injury, Down Syndrome, Neuro-Diversity/Autism, or Alzheimer's/Dementia (early stage cognitive decline). Students must be able to: - Listen to and follow directions - Feel socially at ease in a small group - Fall down & get back up - Stand/Balance on 1 leg - All parts work ok: feet-knees-hips-core-neck-head/eyes/ears, shoulders-arms, hands/grip - Anyone needing assistance must bring a care-partner - A sense of humor is a plus! Teachers Our volunteer teaching instructors are trained to teach beginner classic XC skiing. We make every effort to speak loudly and clearly for diverse hearing abilities. AMC Boston Ski Committee Our Hope is that the Weston program gives folks a familiarity and comfort with xc skiing, to foster greater enjoyment and appreciation of the outdoors. The Weston program may also help some become ready for Skate Skiing, XC Ski trips offered at large Nordic XC Ski centers (i.e. Waterville Valley, NH), Backcountry XC Ski, and Hut-to-Hut Wilderness Trips.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Weston Ski Track
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mary E MacDonald 978-887-4202 (Text is best. If Voicemail, you may expect a return call within 24-72 hrs.)
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: Weston Ski Track

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Date: Saturday, February 24 - Saturday, February 24

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across scenic sand dunes, and along the ocean beach. Beautiful desert landscapes, include a pitch pine forest, with views of Essex Bay and Hog Island. Herring gulls soar overhead, while piping plovers scurry across the sand. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Woodman's Seafood Restaurant, in nearby Essex, at around 2:00 PM. The Essex River salt marsh is behind Woodman's. There are picnic tables. If the weather is nice, we will eat outside. Meet 11:00 AM, 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
Location: i
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786
Trip Difficulty: Easy

WHP: Mt. Waumbek 1

Date: Sunday, February 25

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of the program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w_4evBZ-fTs17Ha4H8AwhfdRI2FRK1HWvlLR00OTRks/edit?usp=sharing If you still have questions, email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Join us for an out-and-back hike to Mount Waumbek (4,006') one of New Hampshire's lower 48 four thousand footers located in the Pliny Range near the town of Jefferson. While the summit is heavily wooded, a blowdown area 50 yards beyond the summit provides an excellent view of the northern Presidential Range. We will hike a total distance of 7.2 miles with 2,700 ft of elevation gain. This will be a vigorous hike at a moderate pace that will take us 5-6 hrs depending on trail and weather conditions. 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: June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Ian Baker
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Blue Hills Sunday Hiking Series

Date: Sunday, February 25

Let's get outside in the Blue Hills to enjoy the remainder of winter. This hike is part of a weekly Sunday morning hike series. We will vary our locations each week. This week we will hike the blue skyline and mixed trails that include Buck, Boyce, and Tucker hills. All hikes will be approximately 5-7 miles and up to 1,000 feet of elevation gain within an approximate 3 hour timeframe. The route will include uneven terrain and rock scrambles with possible snow and ice depending on the weather. Warm layers of hiking clothes for winter weather conditions, sturdy footwear, lunch/snacks, 1 liter of water, rain gear, microspikes, and a backpack are required. Plan for a 9am start. This hike is open to all who qualify, and you do not have to be a member of AMC to participate. Online registration is required. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on the meeting location and planned trails. We look forward to seeing you there!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Cindy Crosby (cindycrosbyamc@gmail.com) , Nancy Barlow (nbbackpacker@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

BIPOC Ice Crag Day

Date: Sunday, February 25 - Sunday, February 25

Join our BIPOC climbers community on Sunday, February 25th, from 8 AM to 4 PM for an Ice Crag Day designed to broaden access for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) climbers and fortify the bonds within the AMC BIPOC community. The exact location in New Hampshire will be decided based on ice conditions, ensuring the best experience for everyone. This trip is a toprope-focused ice crag day open to climbers of all experiences and levels. Participants must be able to supply their own boots, crampons, helmet, and harness. Please fill out the participant questionnaire below (https://forms.gle/JREeYbGFTobYguoW8) to help us tailor the experience for you. We will provide a carpool spreadsheet and meet-up details after confirming your spot. Dress warmly, bring your spirit of adventure and let's enjoy a day of ice climbing together! For any questions or more information, don't hesitate to reach out to the event leaders.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Karina Herlambang
Co-Leader: Erika Neal
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Participant questionnaire

20s and 30s African American Heritage Trail Walk (Mt. Auburn Cemetery)

Date: Sunday, February 25 - Sunday, February 25

Come and join your fellow friends of AMC this Sunday as we come together to walk the African American Heritage Trail at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The trail illuminates the history of individuals who found their final resting place in a new cemetery that embraced all faiths, races, and backgrounds, and within an interconnected community of those who fought for human equality. All are welcome on this walk. This walk and many others are open to the public so you don't have to be an AMC member. You can find more about the trail here https://www.mountauburn.org/african-american-trail/

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chao Xie
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Hike the Rock Circuit in Middlesex Fells

Date: Sunday, February 25 - Sunday, February 25

Join AMC for a winter hike in the Middlesex Fells. We will cover the Rock Circuit Trail in this hike for a total of roughly 4 miles over 500ft elevation. As the name suggests, the trail has lots of ups and downs, uneven terrain with some rock scrambles. We will hike as a group at a moderate pace and will have lunch together partway through. Registration is required for this hike. Meeting time and location will be shared with participants prior to the hike. The meeting location is accessible by MBTA bus. In case of unforeseen challenges such as unfavorable weather, the trip might be modified or cancelled.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middlesex Fells
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Phuong Dinh 612-300-5999, Robin Doyle 603-560-0543
Co-Leader: Phuong Dinh
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2024

Date: Sunday, February 25 - Sunday, February 25

Ready to learn to roll your whitewater kayak? Or want to tune up a rusty roll, or learn how to teach others? Join us in the pool this winter! In five Sunday evening sessions we'll get you well on your way to rolling with confidence and skill. You'll be paired with a volunteer instructor for the first hour, and then get to practice what you've learned for the second hour each week. There may also be limited space for practice only, for those who don't want instruction. All five Sundays are included in one signup. Due to space limitations and host regulations, only whitewater kayaks are allowed. Please inquire about youth/child registration. Gear rentals will be available for the full session. Register or ask questions by emailing me, Susie Carter, at carter.susie@gmail.com, and I'll provide all the details. See you in the pool!

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Woburn, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)

AMC Boston Bike Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, February 26 - Monday, February 26

Monthly Bike Committee Meeting, normally held September-June on the 4th Monday of the month on Zoom at:Mike Barry is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: AMC Boston Bike Comm Meeting Time: Sep 25, 2023 19:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every month on the Fourth Mon, until Mar 25, 2024, 7 occurrence(s) Sep 25, 2023 19:00 Oct 23, 2023 19:00 Nov 27, 2023 19:00 Dec 25, 2023 19:00 Jan 22, 2024 19:00 Feb 26, 2024 19:00 Mar 25, 2024 19:00 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81025409449?pwd=bGlBOUJ5Nkh0K2tzUE1nbXVmWHJCdz09 Meeting ID: 810 2540 9449 Passcode: 967503 The agenda will be posted on the Bike Comm Google Group by the Sunday evening prior to the meeting; https://groups.google.com/u/1/g/amcbostonbikecommittee

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: On-line on Zoom
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Zoom Meeting Link

Boston Bike Committee monthly meeting

Date: Monday, February 26

Everyone is invited to join the Boston Bike Committee monthly ZOOM meeting at which time we will be making decisions about the 2024 Biking season. This is a great opportunity for interested parties to learn more and determine how to become involved. We also welcome back our long standing talented and dedicated leaders. ALL ARE WELCOME. This is the zoom connection: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87966349410?pwd=T1N4d0FqUHk5RERjcWFTYWpRSGQ1QT09#success.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: via zoom
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Marjorie O'Malley

Mt Sunapee

Date: Tuesday, February 27

Mt. Sunapee via a new route .. We'll go up the Newbury Trail from the shore of Lake Sunapee and then to the summit via Lake Solitude Trail. 7 miles, 1850 elevation gain. If the group is interested, we may make a side trip to the view at Eagle's Nest adding 0.4 miles Registration required Leaders -Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com Bill Swanton - wlswanton@comcast.net

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: NH State Route 103 Near Mount Sunapee State Park, Newbury, NH 03255
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , William Swanton

Mt. Cube on a Weekday - A 52WAV Peak!

Date: Wednesday, February 28

Join us for a hike to the summit of Mt. Cube, on the list of '52 With A View' peaks. The bare summit affords views of nearby Smarts Mountain and a more distant Mt. Cardigan. A side trail to the north peak gives views of Moosilauke to the north and east. The hike is 7.4 miles round trip with 2200 feet of elevation gain and we will take a moderate pace (1.5 mph average …..slower on the ascent and faster on the descent). This hike is suitable for people who have hiked a similar distance and elevation in New England in any season and who have some winter hiking experience. Participants should be comfortable managing their temperature with layers in winter and traveling on snow using microspikes and snowshoes (breaking trail is a possibility!). Full winter gear is needed for this hike, including 400g or equivalent winter boots, microspikes, and mountaineering snowshoes. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Amy Kelliher
Co-Leader: Laura Snyder
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Wednesday Series

Date: Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesday, February 28

TRAIL TRACE THE BLUE HILLS - IN THE WINTER! WEDNESDAY SERIES For the 3 Winter months we are going to hike every trail in the Blue Hills - this hiking series is known as "Trail Tracing". "Trail Tracing" - Every Wednesday, we will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will hike from 10 am - 2 or 3 pm, covering about 8 miles each trip, depending on the elevation gain that day. We are saying to plan for a 3 pm finish as we may need more time some weeks depending on the route and the trail conditions. Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow - then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times. Sometimes, this seems a little silly at first, as we hike some long out- and-back just to touch the fence at the end, or walk all around the little triangles at intersections. But it's excellent exercise, great fun, and we have a brand new Boston Chapter Winter Trail Trace Patch for those who finish their map this winter season. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you need, such as parking, section we will hike, and our best estimate of the elevation gain and trail conditions as we know them at that time. "Required Equipment" - Winter hiking clothes, insulated hiking boots, hiking poles and traction equipment such as micro-spikes are required on all hikes. Snowshoes must be brought to the trailhead after the first major snowfall. All hikers should bring a backpack with sufficient water, lunch, extra layers and a personal first aid kit. "Weather" - Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snowstorms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking    

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Bob Vogel (newt665@comcast.net) , Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Registrar: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

AMC Boston Rock Program Info Night

Date: Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesday, February 28

We invite you to join us for a virtual Info Night to learn more about the 2024 AMC Boston Rock Program. Virtual Info Night takes place via webex from 7-8PM ET. We'll present potential students with an overview of the program, the structure of the weekends, and answer any questions that you may have. You'll also get to hear from one of our 2023 graduates. Rock Program registration will open immediately following the Info Night presentation. ==Webex Info== https://outdoorsorg.webex.com/outdoorsorg/j.php?MTID=m08e76bf372d2a908f50d7af07dfac80f Meeting number: 2660 444 7186 Password: RTiiAfpP638 (78442377 from video systems) Join by phone +1-650-479-3208 United States Toll Access code: 266 044 47186

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Webex
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Xiaoyu Chen

Nordic Ski Weekend in Fabulous Stowe, VT

Date: Thursday, February 29 - Sunday, March 3

Join us for 3 days of gliding on the multiple groomed touring centers in Stowe, VT; staying at the Green Mountain Inn, located right in Stowe Village. After a day outside we can enjoy the ambience of the full-service Inn or can walk to nearby restaurants. 2/6 UPDATE: Our final rooming list was submitted to the hotel on 1/29/2024 as per our contract. New participants can only be accepted subject to Inn availability. We will have daily skis of moderate to vigorous (12-25 daily km) skiing and will tour a different sector of the more than four linked touring centers each day. The terrain varies from some climbing and descending to some mellow flats in stream valleys. All the touring centers are machine groomed, but some of the linking trails may not be groomed but will be packed or tracked out by use. This trip is suitable for enthusiastic novices to vigorous skiers and independent minded skiers will be welcome to go their own pace if they want. While we will be mostly on blue trails, the trail ratings will range from green to black. Beginners are welcome but will be expected to take lessons from the touring center ski schools and once they gain speed and proficiency can join the group skis. Carpools, roommates and dinner groups will be facilitated to our best ability if desired so. Due to space limits, dinner groups should split into groups of 4-6 for the best service. The cost for three nights of lodging and breakfasts is $500 ppdo with single supplements available for $321. At your own cost will be lunch, dinner, and trail fees. To sign up please click through the AMC Waiver by clicking on the "register now" button and fill in the brief google form. Once filling out both a leader will touch base with you then email you a PayPal link to pay your fee and upon receipt, we will confirm you. Refunds for cancellations after 1/28/2024 are contingent on replacing you with another participant and will be made after the trip.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Stowe, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251, Ben Klass , Mary Ruhl , Heather Mills
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Registration Google Form

Museum of Fine Arts: Mindful Walk through the Ages

Date: Thursday, February 29 - Thursday, February 29

Do you have the winter blues? Itching to travel but not able to do so right now? Join us for a relaxed mindful walk every other Thursday evening this February as we explore the varied landscapes found within the galleries of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. We will discover many of the lands and landscapes within the galleries of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. Our mindful walks will take us through the French Countryside brought vividly to life by the Plein Air artists of the 19th century, we will discover the dialectic between the calm and the tempest of life during China's Song Dynasty and walk reverently through the ruins of ancient Egypt. Each walk will begin at the entrance where we will gather together, orient ourselves to the evening and collect our museum chairs. Within the gallery chosen for the evening we will use the artwork and sculpture as inspiration for our mindfulness practices. Admission is free for MFA members. For non-members the entrance fee is $27 to be paid at time of admission. The MFA does offer discounts to students, veterans and active military personnel. There may be other options as well, so if interested, please contact the MFA in advance. This is the third MFA Mindful Walk in the series of three. Register for each separately. Dates: 2/1/24, 2/15/14, 2/29/24

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Hamm
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed

Smuggs Ice Extravaganza

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

An ice climbing weekend trip to Smuggler's Notch!. Registration fee includes 2 night stay (Friday and Saturday night) at a large Farm house Airbnb in Cambridge, VT. We will send out a spreadsheet for carpooling and possible partnering. Possibility of toproping crag day(s) for those not planning to lead. Also possibility of group dinner on Saturday night (not included in registration fee).

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Smuggler's Notch, VT.
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Andrew Marquis

Craftsbury Cross Country Ski Weekend - March

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

This trip offers a weekend of cross country skiing in Craftsbury VT. Trip price includes all meals Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, and 3 days of trail access for skiing or snowshoeing. All rooms are shared, double occupancy with 2 beds. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury, Vermont, is a renowned destination for cross-country skiing. It boasts an extensive network of groomed cross-country ski trails. The trails cater to a range of skill levels, from beginners to advanced skiers. Craftsbury offers varied Terrain: The trails meander through the scenic landscapes of Vermont, offering skiers the opportunity to traverse fields, forests, and hills. The center often offers lessons and clinics for skiers of all levels. Your reservation is confirmed on full payment. Trip cancellation policy: Cancelation is possible (minus Paypal fees) prior to January 12. No refunds starting January 12 unless a replacement is found.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Craftsbury, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: David Loutzenheiser (dloutzen@gmail.com) , Tomas Kuchta
Link: Registration Here

AMC Boston 20s and 30s - Ski/Snowboard Weekend at Loon Mountain!

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Calling all downhill skiers and snowboarders: AMC Boston 20's & 30's is heading to Loon Mountain Resort in Lincoln, NH for the weekend of March 1-3, 2024! We will be staying at wonderful Notch Hostel in nearby Woodstock, NH, featuring a common area with a wood-burning stove. The cost of this trip is $150. This cost covers lodging on Friday & Saturday nights as well as happy hour snacks back at the hostel on Saturday evening after the mountain closes. Participants will be individually responsible for additional costs, including lift tickets at Loon, rental equipment if needed, meals, and lessons if needed/wanted. Loon Mountain is on the Ikon Pass, and discount lift ticket promotions may be available. Contact the leaders with any questions, and we'll see you on the mountain!

Activity Categories: Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Location: Lincoln, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: August Orlow (orlow1ar@gmail.com) 248-930-9118
Co-Leader: Stephanie Kogan
Link: register here

Mountains and Music Winter Weekend

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Join other singers and instrumentalists who share a love of classical music and the outdoors, for a Mountains and Music weekend at Potash Hill in Marlboro, VT! Instrumentalists - Instrumentalists will form small chamber groups using music from the Mountains & Music or personal libraries. There will also be the option for instrumentalists to accompany the chorus on select pieces. Singers - Cathy Meyer, music director at South Church in Andover, will conduct a mixture of acapella and accompanied choral ensembles. Music, ranging from Renaissance to contemporary, will include selections from a variety of eras and genres. Outdoor Activities - The weekend package includes winter hiking, X-country skiing, and snowshoeing on the groomed trails of the Marlboro Nordic Ski Club. Although this is a fun, amateur event, participants need to be able to read music and comfortably play their instrument/sing their part. This doesn't mean you won't make mistakes!

Activity Categories: Music
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Martha Beesley (mountainsandmusic@gmail.com)

20s & 30s Reel Rock 18 @ Boston Bouldering Project

Date: Friday, March 1 - Friday, March 1

Reel Rock is an annual traveling film festival that focuses on outdoor adventure films, sharing the biggest stories from the world of climbing for the past 2 decades, celebrating the human side behind the sport's greatest adventures and achievements. Boston Bouldering Project will have a screening of the latest in the series, Reel Rock 18, on Friday night March 1st. NOTE: There may be an optional hangout next door at Aeronaut after the films finish. This year, Reel Rock 18 will be premiering four new films: SACHI AMMA IN 'SACHI STYLE' Follow the philosophical journey of Japanese climbing phenom Sachi Amma, as he evolves from three-time world champion to traditional climbing purist, culminating in a visionary first ascent on the mythical Mt. Mizugaki. (30 min) ANGIE SCARTH-JOHNSON & HAZEL FINDLAY IN 'YEAH BUDDY' Australian climber Angie Scarth-Johnson, who first made her mark setting records at a young age, teams up with veteran adventure climber Hazel Findlay to explore the best of Mallorca's deep-water soloing. (25 min) JOSH WHARTON & VINCE ANDERSON IN 'JIRISHANCA' Renowned alpinists Josh Wharton and Vince Anderson attempt a free ascent of the Jirishanca, an epic 20,000-foot peak in the Peruvian Andes. The duo will have to tackle 5.13 face climbing, horizontal ice roofs, technical mixed terrain and treacherous snow mushrooms as they reconcile the inherent risk of climbing with their love of alpine adventure. (40 min) MATT GROOM & DANYIL BOLDYREV IN 'CLIMBING NEVER DIE' Climbing journalist Matt Groom journeys deep into war-torn Ukraine to discover a community held together by climbing and patriotism, but indelibly changed by war. (35 min)

Activity Categories: Cultural
Location: boston bouldering project
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jesse Waites
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Sign Up Here

Winter Day Hike up Monroe and Washington

Date: Saturday, March 2

Join us for a winter day hike up Mt. Monroe (5,372'), after which we will continue to Mt Washington (6,288') if conditions are favorable. If weather permits continuing to Mt Washington, we will hike ~9.6 miles round trip with 4,400' of elevation gain. We will move at a slow to moderate pace over varied terrain. Expect full winter conditions with cold, wind, deep snow, and the possibility of breaking trail. While we intend to move at a pace such that we will complete the hike during daylight hours, winter can be unpredictable and hikers should be prepared to hike out in the dark if we continue to Washington. This trip is appropriate for experienced winter hikers in good physical condition, with full winter gear including microspikes, crampons, snowshoes, face protection and above-treeline wind layers. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Aditya Dhoot
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Winter Day Hike up Monroe and Washington

Date: Saturday, March 2

Join us for a winter day hike up Mt. Monroe (5,372'), after which we will continue to Mt Washington (6,288') if conditions are favorable. If weather permits continuing to Mt Washington, we will hike ~9.6 miles round trip with 4,400' of elevation gain. We will move at a slow to moderate pace over varied terrain. Expect full winter conditions with cold, wind, deep snow, and the possibility of breaking trail. While we intend to move at a pace such that we will complete the hike during daylight hours, winter can be unpredictable and hikers should be prepared to hike out in the dark if we continue to Washington. This trip is appropriate for experienced winter hikers in good physical condition, with full winter gear including microspikes, crampons, snowshoes, face protection and above-treeline wind layers. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Aditya Dhoot , John Willis
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Mt Pemigewassett (52WAV) and Flume Gorge in Winter

Date: Saturday, March 2

Join us for a winter adventure in Franconia Notch. We will begin by hiking at a moderate pace to the summit of Mt Pemigewassett, also known as Indian Head. Mt Pemigewassett earned its place on the 52 with a view list by offering spectacular views on a clear day from its summit ledges. This part of our adventure will cover 3.3 miles, with elevation gain of approximately 1400 feet. Upon return to the trailhead, we will continue with a 2.6 mile loop through the Flume, a natural gorge extending 800 feet at the base of Mt Liberty. There is no fee for this popular summer tourist destination in the winter, and we will see its fabulous waterfalls and granite walls in their winter glory. Our route will pass our parking lot between Mt Pemigewassett and Flume Gorge, offering a chance to restock with water and food. The total trip will cover approximately 6 miles, with a total elevation gain of approximately 2100 feet. We expect the trip to take approximately 5 hours, including stops. The grades are moderate, and there are no major stream crossings. This is a good hike for experienced winter hikers as well as fit, 3-season hikers who have some winter experience. You will need microspikes, snowshoes (or ready access to them), plus hiking boots and layers suitable for hiking in cold winter temperatures. Fuill equipment list is below Meeting time and location: The exact time and location are sent to approved participants only. It will be shown on this page under "Information for Participants" once you are approved. Carpool: Once you are approved, you can find the list of other approved participants and their carpool information on this page. Please reach out to the individuals who might be offering a ride. We encourage carpooling because it is fun and it helps the environment. We suggest that carpoolers meet at a central location (i.e. a train station) to minimize driving if many people have to be picked up. https://ym.amcboston.org/carpool-for-fun/ Waiver: All participants will be required to sign the AMC's liability waiver form prior to the hike. You may review this form at: https://cdn.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/02113537/Volunteer-Led-Activity-Release-21_Draft2021_2.pdf Weather: You can find the summit forecast for Mt Pemigewasset here: https://trailsnh.com/weather/n/357730558/Mount-Pemigewasset-NH-Summit-Forecast 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 Pemigewasset
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Kaitlin Gallagher , Chaoran Xie
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Winter hike up Mt Madison

Date: Saturday, March 2

Join us for a winter day hike of Mt. Madison (5,367). We will hike 8 miles on a round trip with 4,062 ft of elevation gain. We will move at a moderate pace over varied terrain. Expect full winter conditions with cold, wind, deep snow. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including spikes, crampons, snowshoes, face protection, and above-treeline wind layers. 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: Majid Ali
Co-Leader: Celine de Esch
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Waumbek and Starr King in winter

Date: Saturday, March 2

The winter season is in full swing and there's plenty of time to hike Mount Starr king (52WAV) and Mount Waumbek (NH4K) in New Hampshire's Pliny Range to the North of Mount Washington. We will hike roughly 7 miles out and back to Mount Waumbek (4006'), passing over the summit of Mount Starr King (3907') on the way. While both summits are wooded there are some limited views of the presidentials and surrounding areas. Those seeking to participate in the trip should have similar and recent experience hiking in the white mountains or similar mountain regions and have the physical fitness level to keep up with a moderately paced hike (roughly 1.5 MPH moving time). Approved participants will also possess all the necessary equipment including traction devices and the knowledge of how to use them. 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: Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: Dennis Bouthillier
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: register here

WHP: Mt. Waumbek 2

Date: Saturday, March 2

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of the program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w_4evBZ-fTs17Ha4H8AwhfdRI2FRK1HWvlLR00OTRks/edit?usp=sharing If you still have questions, email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Join us for an out-and-back hike to Mount Waumbek (4,006') one of New Hampshire's 48 four thousand footers located in the Pliny Range near the town of Jefferson. While the summit is heavily wooded, a blowdown area 50 yards beyond the summit provides an excellent view of the northern Presidential Range (weather allowing). We will hike a total distance of 7.2 miles with 2,700 ft of elevation gain. This will be a vigorous hike at a moderate pace. 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: Jessica Halvorsen , Cezanne Cartier
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Avalanche Brook Ski Trail- BC Nordic

Date: Saturday, March 2 - Saturday, March 2

Avalanche Brook is a rugged and exciting ski trail in the shadow of Mt Washington featuring frozen cascades, deep woods, and a fun descent connecting Pinkham Notch with the Rocky Branch trailhead in Jackson. The terrain is rolling and therefore best suited to Nordic BC gear due to frequent transitions. The 500 foot vertical climb out of Pinkham Notch does not normally require climbing skins. Once the trail descends, it drops about 1300 feet in a bit more than 2 miles. During the sustained downhill run there is ample room make turns and to slow down or bail out on the sides of the trail. Participants should have backcountry experience, able to turn, control speed and/or hold their downhill form hoping for a runout. Cars will be spotted at Rocky Branch (finish point).

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nicholas Georgantas (ngeorgan500@gmail.com) , Steve Baker (stephendbaker@hotmail.com)
Co-Leader: Karen Mackin (Krmackin@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous

World Telemark Day

Date: Saturday, March 2 - Saturday, March 2

We celebrate World Telemark Day at Berkshire East in Charlemont, MA. This is an opportunity to kick up our heels with other pin-heads and demo new tele gear from the Fey brothers. This is a meet & greet event, no registration required. Passes can be purchased from the Berkshire East website, or use your Indy pass. Contact leader for details.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Telemark
Location: berkshire east
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Berkshire East ski area

Learn XC Ski at Weston Ski Track (Clinic 4 of 4)

Date: Saturday, March 2 - Saturday, March 2

Calling All First-Timers, Beginners, Beginning Again, and Beginner Minds! Adults 18+ WHAT: Our AMC Boston Learn to XC Ski at Weston (4 clinics) aims to introduce fully able-bodied individuals to traditional classic XC Ski. Small learning groups of approximately 5 students will be paired with 1 teacher, based on prior experience (never skied, some skiing, more skilled). Attend 1 clinic or more, registration is online, starting approximately 2 weeks prior to the event, and ending 1 day before the event begins. After registering, a welcome email will be sent with additional information. WHEN: 4 Clinics will be offered. 2 Thursdays (2/1, 7pm - 9pm; 2/15, 7pm - 9pm) 2 Saturdays (2/24, 10am - 12pm; 3/2, 10am - 12pm) WHO: Students All beginners welcome, including anyone living with Aging Joints/Injuries, Brian Injury, Down Syndrome, Neuro-Diversity/Autism, or Alzheimer's/Dementia (early stage cognitive decline). Students must be able to: - Listen to and follow directions - Feel socially at ease in a small group - Fall down & get back up - Stand/Balance on 1 leg - All parts work ok: feet-knees-hips-core-neck-head/eyes/ears, shoulders-arms, hands/grip - Anyone needing assistance must bring a care-partner - A sense of humor is a plus! Teachers Our volunteer teaching instructors are trained to teach beginner classic XC skiing. We make every effort to speak loudly and clearly for diverse hearing abilities. AMC Boston Ski Committee Our Hope is that the Weston program gives folks a familiarity and comfort with xc skiing, to foster greater enjoyment and appreciation of the outdoors. The Weston program may also help some become ready for Skate Skiing, XC Ski trips offered at large Nordic XC Ski centers (i.e. Waterville Valley, NH), Backcountry XC Ski, and Hut-to-Hut Wilderness Trips.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Weston Ski Track
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mary E MacDonald 978-887-4202 (Text is best. If Voicemail, you may expect a return call within 24-72 hrs.)
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: Weston Ski Track

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Saturday Series

Date: Saturday, March 2 - Saturday, March 2

TRAIL TRACE THE BLUE HILLS - IN THE WINTER! SATURDAY SERIES For the 3 Winter months we are going to hike every trail in the Blue Hills - this hiking series is known as "Trail Tracing". "Trail Tracing" - Every Saturday, we will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will hike from 10 am - 2 or 3 pm, covering about 8 miles each trip, depending on the elevation gain that day. We are saying to plan for a 3 pm finish as we may need more time some weeks depending on the route and the trail conditions. Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow - then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times. Sometimes, this seems a little silly at first, as we hike some long out- and-back just to touch the fence at the end, or walk all around the little triangles at intersections. But it's excellent exercise, great fun, and we have a brand new Boston Chapter Winter Trail Trace Patch for those who finish their map this winter season. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you need, such as parking, section we will hike, and our best estimate of the elevation gain and trail conditions as we know them at that time.  "Required Equipment" - Winter hiking clothes, insulated hiking boots, hiking poles and traction equipment such as micro-spikes are required on all hikes. Snowshoes must be brought to the trailhead after the first major snowfall. All hikers should bring a backpack with sufficient water, lunch, extra layers and a personal first aid kit. "Weather"  - Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snowstorms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking.    

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net) , Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Registrar: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Backcountry Ski Day on the Cog Railway on Mount Washington

Date: Sunday, March 3

Date and Time: Sunday, March 3, 2024 Location: Cog Railway Registration: Registration is required for this activity Overview Join us for a day of backcountry skiing and riding on the Cog Railway on the western side of Mount Washington. Conditions permitting, our plan is to ascend and ski back down the Cog Railway. Participants should be prepared for a full day in the backcountry under winter conditions that will require appropriate clothing and layers (no cotton please) as well as food and water or other fluids. Skiers/Riders must have familiarity with their gear and be comfortable skiing/riding black diamond-level terrain under variable conditions Participants will be asked about past skiing experience before being approved to join the trip. Our group will travel at a moderate pace and all participants should be prepared for vigorous aerobic exercise, likely involving 3 plus miles and over 3000 vertical feet of climbing ("skinning") For those needing rental of alpine touring or splitboard gear: AMC is pleased to offer substantially reduced pricing through a local retailer. Further details available upon request. Cost Adult $20 member/$20 non-member Cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the trip will be refunded in full, minus PayPal transaction fees. Cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the trip will only be refunded (minus PayPal transaction fees) after the event if another participant can be found to fill the slot.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Mount Washington
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Lepage , Steve Baker
Co-Leader: Emily Madsen
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

WHP: Mt. Liberty (Optional Flume)

Date: Sunday, March 3

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of the program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w_4evBZ-fTs17Ha4H8AwhfdRI2FRK1HWvlLR00OTRks/edit?usp=sharing If you still have questions, email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org This winter day-hike in the Franconia Range of the White Mountains is an out-and-back route to Mount Liberty,(4,459') and optionally Mount Flume (4,328'). Weather permitting, we will have 360 degree views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness, Cannon and the Kinsmans. We will hike as a group until just below the Alpine Zone, at which point participants will decide whether they want to proceed the short distance to Mt. Liberty only, or continue on for a mile beyond Mt. Liberty to Mt. Flume. Depending on weather and the number of participants interested in each option, we may split into two groups. The complete hike including both peaks is about 10.2 miles with approximately 4,250' elevation gain. The round trip hike to Mt. Liberty only is 8 miles with 3,250' elevation gain. This hike will be at a moderate and steady pace with brief breaks, and is appropriate for new or experienced winter hikers who have been on at least one or two winter hikes, are comfortable with relatively steep trails and brief above tree-line exposure. Given the length of the hike and limited daylight this time of year, participants will be required to carry headlamps and be prepared to finish in the dark. 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: Marcelo Knapik , Pat Grimm , Judith Watson , Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Mount Jackson and Mount Webster Hike

Date: Sunday, March 3

Join us for a beautiful hike to the summits of Mount Jackson (4.052') and Mount Webster (3910'). Weather permitting, we will be able to enjoy some phenomenal views of the Presidential Range and 360 views of the Whites. This day hike is 6.5-miles loop with an elevation gain of ca. 2,400 feet. We will stay below tree line and only just break the 4,000 feet mark on Mt. Jackson. The trail does include some steeper sections as well as two stream crossing, so previous experience in hiking in winter conditions is highly recommended. We will aim to hike at a moderate pace (up to 1.5 mph) and as it is winter, there won't be any extended brakes, so please plan to snack along the way. Participants should have insulated hiking boots, micro-spikes, and snowshoes, at least 2 liters of water, and enough snacks that you can munch on the trail. Hiking in winter come with many challenges with respect to heat management. Dressing in layers and extra insulating layers are required. Please also review the related link for the gear checklist. Approved participants will receive additional detailed information including meeting location and time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, 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: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Veronika Ricken , Dominik Ricken
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Pierce and Eisenhower

Date: Sunday, March 3

Join us for a winter day hike to two New Hampshire 4,000-footers: Mts. Pierce (4,313') and Eisenhower (4,763'). Expect an approximately 9.5-mile out-and-back hike at a moderate pace with approximately 3,400 feet of elevation gain. Depending on weather conditions, be prepared for a strenuous 7-10 hour hike and potential winter conditions with cold, wind, ice, snow, and the possibility of breaking trail. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including winter boots, microspikes, snowshoes, crampons, face protection, and multiple clothing layers. 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: Emma Shin (emmashin2012@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Ian Baker (iabaker0617@gmail.com) 269-271-1574
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Jericho Town Forest, Cherry Brook and College Pond

Date: Sunday, March 3 - Sunday, March 3

An easy paced hike through contiguous conservation land in Weston including Jericho Town Forest and Cherry Brook Conservation Land; an area that is known as a "birding hotspot". The hike includes a portion of the trail around the perimeter of College Pond. We will cover about 5-6 miles. The terrain is a mixture of forest paths, fields, streams, and a few wooden footbridges. Plan to be out for 2 - 3 hours, depending on the pace of the group (which can vary). We start together and stay together and the slowest person sets the pace. Wear warm water-proof hiking boots. Be prepared for a possibly wet, muddy and/or icy trail including deep puddles. Wear moisture wicking layers and clothing appropriate for the weather including an extra pair of socks (just in case). If trail conditions include snow and ice, micro spikes may be necessary. Bring the following in your Day Pack: a good lunch and snacks, at least 1 liter of water, a hat and gloves/mittens, extra socks. Bring hiking poles if you use them. Hike information and details will be emailed to participants about 2 days prior to the hike. Steady rain/ thunderstorms or snowstorm cancels. No dogs allowed on the hike, thanks for understanding. Additional Notes: a permit from the Weston Conservation Commission was obtained for this hike. In accordance with the permit, all hikers must practice principals of "Leave No Trace" •Pack it In, Pack it Out. pack out all trash and leftover food •Leave what you Find: no natural materials should be removed from conservation land •Travel on existing trails: try to avoid hiking off-trail which can contribute to erosion The hike leaders reserve the right to adjust the route if conditions warrant and cannot guarantee the hike will be completed by any specific time.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Weston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Pam Richardson (richardsonpam2020@gmail.com) , Margaret Griffin
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Family Hike in Concord

Date: Sunday, March 3 - Sunday, March 3

Join us for a moderately challenging hike through Concord and Lincoln. This is a 3+ mile hike going through Wright Woods. Opportunity for many vistas, including one on a former summer mansion of Helen Wright, and past the Andromeda Ponds, a series of glacial kettleholes that have developed into bogs. Please contact the leader Katerina Cai to register. Given the length and type of hike, recommended for kids 6 years or older.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katerina Cai , Heather McCurdy

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2024

Date: Sunday, March 3 - Sunday, March 3

Ready to learn to roll your whitewater kayak? Or want to tune up a rusty roll, or learn how to teach others? Join us in the pool this winter! In five Sunday evening sessions we'll get you well on your way to rolling with confidence and skill. You'll be paired with a volunteer instructor for the first hour, and then get to practice what you've learned for the second hour each week. There may also be limited space for practice only, for those who don't want instruction. All five Sundays are included in one signup. Due to space limitations and host regulations, only whitewater kayaks are allowed. Please inquire about youth/child registration. Gear rentals will be available for the full session. Register or ask questions by emailing me, Susie Carter, at carter.susie@gmail.com, and I'll provide all the details. See you in the pool!

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Woburn, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)

Boston chapter executive committee meeting

Date: Monday, March 4

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, March 4th, 2024. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. The meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Webex information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: The meeting will be virtual
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites
Registrar: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org)

Monday Meandering in the Blue Hills

Date: Monday, March 4 - Monday, March 4

Let's start the week by getting outside in the Blue Hills for the weekly Monday Meandering series. We will vary our locations each week. This week we will hike the blue skyline and mixed trails that include Hancock and Wolcott hills and Eliot Tower. All hikes will be approximately 5-7 miles and up to 1,000 feet of elevation gain within an approximate 3 hour timeframe. The route will include uneven terrain and rock scrambles with possible snow and ice depending on the weather. Warm layers of hiking clothes for winter weather conditions, sturdy footwear, lunch/snacks, 1 liter of water, rain gear, microspikes, and a backpack are required. This hike is open to all who qualify, and you do not have to be a member of AMC to participate. Online registration is required. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on the meeting location and planned trails. We look forward to seeing you there!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nancy Barlow (nbbackpacker@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

[Affinity] BIPOC Gym Night at BBP

Date: Tuesday, March 5 - Tuesday, March 5

Come join us for a BIPOC Gym Night at Boston Bouldering Project! We will be meeting upstairs at 6:30 for introductions, then break out for climbing afterwards. If you are a first time visitor of the gym, please fill out the waiver for BBP: https://boulderingproject.com/sign-a-waiver/. Discounted day passes of $22 are available for non-members, and gear is available for an additional fee.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: 12A Tyler St, Somerville, MA 02143
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Adeline Shin (adelineshin@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Ramya Ramakrishna

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Wednesday Series

Date: Wednesday, March 6 - Wednesday, March 6

TRAIL TRACE THE BLUE HILLS - IN THE WINTER! WEDNESDAY SERIES For the 3 Winter months we are going to hike every trail in the Blue Hills - this hiking series is known as "Trail Tracing". "Trail Tracing" - Every Wednesday, we will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will hike from 10 am - 2 or 3 pm, covering about 8 miles each trip, depending on the elevation gain that day. We are saying to plan for a 3 pm finish as we may need more time some weeks depending on the route and the trail conditions. Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow - then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times. Sometimes, this seems a little silly at first, as we hike some long out- and-back just to touch the fence at the end, or walk all around the little triangles at intersections. But it's excellent exercise, great fun, and we have a brand new Boston Chapter Winter Trail Trace Patch for those who finish their map this winter season. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you need, such as parking, section we will hike, and our best estimate of the elevation gain and trail conditions as we know them at that time. "Required Equipment" - Winter hiking clothes, insulated hiking boots, hiking poles and traction equipment such as micro-spikes are required on all hikes. Snowshoes must be brought to the trailhead after the first major snowfall. All hikers should bring a backpack with sufficient water, lunch, extra layers and a personal first aid kit. "Weather" - Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snowstorms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking    

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Bob Vogel (newt665@comcast.net) , Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Registrar: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

March Meltdown Open Cabin Weekend

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Join the AMC Boston Climbing Community for a weekend at the historic Harvard Low Cabin. Use the cabin as your basecamp to gather with friends, share stories, and scheme up an amazing weekend of icy adventures! The Harvard Low Cabin features a kitchen complete with dual ovens and refrigerator, potable water, an outhouse, and propane heaters on both floors to keep the chill out. Cabin guests should bring a sleeping pad and sleeping bag for use in the large loft space. Outdoor tent/bivy/hammock spots are available as well, however all participants must pay the $10/night fee to utilize the property in any capacity. You will receive a link to a Google sheet to arrange carpooling, climbing, and other activities after you have paid for your spot and registration has been confirmed.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ariana Wermer-Colan (aw374@cornell.edu)

Leader Development Series - Mts Pierce/Eisenhower and Cannon Mountain

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

This winter hiking weekend is intended for existing AMC Boston chapter Leaders and Leaders-in-Training with some winter experience who wish to further develop their winter skills in preparation for leading or co-leading winter hikes. This is a joint trip to Sub Sig Cabin in collaboration with the Sub Sig Outing Club and is limited to 8 Leaders/Leaders-in-Training and 2 Four-Season Leaders/Sub Sig Cabin Leaders. This trip is open to Sub Sig Cabin members in addition to the 10 slots for Leader Development participants. Sub Sig Cabin is located in Hart's Location, NH - about 10 miles south of the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch. The Cabin has heat and electricity, a fully equipped kitchen, a cosy living/dining room, a 2-room sleeping area with mattresses, a 2-stall HEATED outhouse, and even a small library and assortment of games. The Cabin does NOT have running water. All participants are expected to bring 3 gallons of water for personal use, along with sleeping bags, pillows and their own breakfasts and trail lunches. This weekend will provide additional instruction on winter hiking in the White Mountains. Our objectives, in order of priority, are: - Everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend - Participants further develop their winter hiking and travel skills by practising them - including snowshoeing, use of crampons, heat management, selection and use of group gear, and tracking of weather forecasts - Aim to complete back-to-back instructional hikes of three NH 4000 footers - Leave Sub Sig Cabin in better condition than we found it. Sub Sig Cabin will be opened by the Sub Sig Cabin Leaders early Friday evening and all participants should aim to arrive by 9.00 pm having eaten dinner on the drive up. Dinner will be provided on Saturday night, but participants will be responsible for their breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday. Participants are expected to assist with meal and Cabin cleanup. Weather permitting, we will hike Mts Pierce and Eisenhower on Saturday (9.6 miles, 3,200' elevation gain) and hike Cannon Mountain on Sunday (4.4 miles, 2,200' elevation gain). Both hikes will be at a moderate pace. The $86 cost covers $66 Cabin fees and $20 Saturday dinner. Cabin fees are refundable; dinner fee is refundable up to the Monday evening before the weekend. 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: Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling 508-330-8295, Peter Monnes
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

Stowe Vermont Cross-Country Ski Weekend - March

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Escape the ordinary and dive into a winter wonderland with our classic Stowe ski weekend in the heart of Vermont. Get ready for two action-packed days of snowy bliss, gliding through groomed scenic trails at Von Trapp's Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort. Plan to ski all day, with lunch in the forest at rustic cabin. Moderate pace. Hilly terrain perfect for intermediate skiers. Stay at a convenient inn with a cozy fireplace. Trip cost of $286/double or $500/single includes 2 nights' lodging. Cancellation Policy: All payments are NONREFUNDABLE once paid (unless a suitable participant can take your spot). Note: Further trip info and details about trip meals will be provided in registration.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Stowe, Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Newland (jenniferenewland@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Frank Hauschild (frankhauschild@rocketmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

20s & 30s Winter Hiking Weekend at Shapleigh Bunkhouse

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Join fellow AMC Boston 20s & 30s for a winter hiking weekend in NH! We will hike both Saturday and Sunday and stay two nights at Shapleigh Bunkhouse. We will offer hikes at moderate to advanced levels based on weather, trail conditions, and experience of the group. Moderate hikes will be approximately 5-7 miles roundtrip with less than 3000 feet elevation gain, while advanced hikes will be approximately 8-10 miles roundtrip with more than 3000 feet elevation gain. Some hiking options might include: Mts Pierce, Eisenhower, Jackson, Webster, Avalon, Tom, Field, and Willey. We encourage participants to join who have taken AMC's Winter Hiking Program (WHP) in previous years, or have some prior winter hiking experience. Shapleigh Bunkhouse is a separate building next to the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, NH. The bunkhouse has 16 bunks across two rooms, with its own bathroom facilities, common room, and kitchenette. Linens, pillows, and towels are provided. The cost for the weekend is $177.66 for AMC members, and $207.66 for non-members. The cost includes lodging and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Meals are buffet-style in the Highland Center and can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Participants are responsible for bringing their own trail lunches and snacks for Saturday and Sunday hikes.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Marcelo Knapik , Stephen Duly
Co-Leader: Kate Bentsen , Jesse Waites
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Mount Hayes and Pine Mountain hikes and overnight stay at AMC Joe Dodge Lodge

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Join us for a 2-day Mount Hayes ( 2555 ft.) and Pine Mountain (2520 ft) hike and stay overnight at AMC Joe Dodge Lodge on Friday to Sunday March 8-10, 2024. We will stay at AMC Joe Dodge Lodge on Friday. On early Saturday morning, with a moderate pace, we will hike up Mount Hayes. The hike is 6.9 miles and the elevation gain is 1833, feet. On Sunday, we will hike Pine Mountain which is 3.4 miles with 880 ft elevation gain. If the road is closed another 3 miles will be added. Please note this hike is considered moderate and hikers should have completed similar hikes, preferably in similar conditions, within the last 3 months. Cost includes only lodging and meals (breakfast and dinner). You need to bring your own trail lunch and snacks. The Lodge room sleeps 4-5 in double bed, 1 lower and 2 upper bunks and a shared shower. Rooms are assigned based on availability on the day of arrival. Cancellations and refund policy: If Participant cancels before Feb 21, a refund will be issued less $25 per night (AMC policy). Between Feb 22 and Feb 29, a refund may be issued if the participant's spot can be filled by another participant. After March 1, no refund will be issued. If the trip or event is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a refund may or may not be issued. 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: amc joe dodge lodge
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo 857-383-8548
Co-Leader: Theresa Rosen
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: click here

Introduction to Splitboarding in the Whites

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Come join us for a weekend of exploration with fellow snowboarders in the Whites! We'll stay two nights (Fri & Sat) at a cabin just off Route 16 in Jackson, New Hampshire, where we'll review plans for our exploration of Mt Washington. Following a refresher of avalanche rescue techniques at Pinkham Notch, we'll skin up the east-facing approach to Tuckerman Ravine. Depending on the weather and avalanche conditions we may venture into the bowl and sample some of its lower-angled terrain to practice kick-turns, self-arrest, and the use of traction devices for bootpacking. We'll finish the day with a rewarding two mile ride down the Sherby ski trail, followed by a social gathering at the cabin. The next day we'll drive up to the Mt Washington Cog Railway base station. From there we'll start hiking up as far as conditions allow. From our high point we'll ride back down along the tracks. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: 1+ Season of skinning and splitboarding experience. Expert (black diamond) resort riding. Comfortable climbing 2,000 ft for two consecutive days. REQUIRED GEAR: The following gear is required for this trip. Information about rental options will be provided upon registration. * Helmet * Splitboard * Ski Poles * Avalanche Essentials: Beacon, Probe, and Shovel * Snacks and Hydration for two days of touring. * Appropriate layering for the weather. OPTIONAL GEAR: Feel free to bring these additional items. We'll demonstrate how to use these to tackle steep terrain. * Backpack with strap to attach board in ski or board configuration. * Boot Crampons * Ice Axe * Splitboard Crampons LODGING: We plan to stay at a cabin that includes a large living area with a gas heater, a kitchen with two gas stoves for cooking, refrigerator, utensils, cookware, cups, and plates, well water with a pump, and an outhouse. You'll need to bring sleeping bags and sleeping pads or air mattresses for the loft sleeping space. You will receive reservation and payment instructions ($20 for two nights) after you register for this activity. Cabin availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis. There are other lodging options available in the area, in the unlikely event that the cabin is full. FOOD: We plan to have a shared meal and social gathering at the cabin on Saturday night. We'll share the cost of Saturday's dinner among participants. Please make your own dinner arrangements for Friday night. Also, bring your own lunch, trail snacks, and breakfast for both days.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Skiing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Thomas Van de Velde (thomasevdv@gmail.com) , Jeff Barrell (JBarrell2@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

North and South Kinsman

Date: Saturday, March 9

Come join us for an out-and-back hike up North and South Kinsman from the West! Other than Moosilauke, these two peaks are the most western 4000-footers in New Hampshire! These peaks are mostly below tree line, with the opportunity to pop out at several viewpoints. In particular, the view of the Franconia Ridge across 93 should be quite stunning, given clear skies. The route will cover about 9.4 miles with 3.7k feet of elevation gain. We plan to hike at a modest pace of about 1.2 miles per hour and finish in 8 hours. Pretzel, the hiking hound, may join us on this hike weather permitting. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Elliot Miller
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here.

WHP: Mt. Tom 2

Date: Saturday, March 9

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of the program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w_4evBZ-fTs17Ha4H8AwhfdRI2FRK1HWvlLR00OTRks/edit?usp=sharing If you still have questions, email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Enjoy a winter hike of Mt Tom, a NH 4000-footer! The hike will be about 6 miles round-trip with 2250 feet of elevation gain. The trail to Mt Tom is mostly moderate grade with a few steeper sections. Views are limited at the summit and along the trail, but the trail is a lovely hike through the forest, especially with winter snowfall. Expect to hike most of the day. We will hike at a moderate, steady pace with brief breaks. 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: Cezanne Cartier , Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Tom, Field, and Willey

Date: Saturday, March 9

Join Judith and Ian for a winter day hike to three of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers: Mts. Tom (4,048'), Field (4,325'), and Willey (4,299'). Expect an approximately 9.5-mile hike at a moderate pace with approximately 3,300' of elevation gain. Depending on weather conditions, be prepared for a strenuous 8-10 hour hike and potential winter conditions with cold, wind, ice, snow, and the possibility of breaking trail. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including winter boots, microspikes, snowshoes, face protection, and multiple clothing layers. We will hold Sunday, March 10 as a backup date for this hike if weather conditions prevent us hiking on Saturday, March 9. 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: Judith Watson
Co-Leader: Ian Baker
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

AMC x SheJumps Women's-specific Uphill Skiing & Riding Weekend at Bolton Valley, VT

Date: Saturday, March 9 - Sunday, March 10

Join SheJumps and AMC Boston for a women's-specific weekend of uphill skiing and riding at Bolton Valley! The weekend will include frontcountry and backcountry portions and will be perfect for intermediate or advanced skiers and riders who have some prior experience with uphill travel. Participants have the option to register for one or both days. On Saturday, SheJumps will host a day of frontcountry, with on-piste uphill laps on designated uphill trails, descending on the resort's alpine trails. You must be able to ski/ride blue trails. Participants can join for one lap or as many as they choose. If you're newer to uphill travel or out of practice, this will be a great warm up/fitness day! Everyone can feel free to take a lunch break on their own, and if health and safety conditions allow, we'll end the day with an après gathering including a raffle around 3pm. We can have up to 30 participants on Saturday. Sunday will provide a bit more adventure, with the AMC leading a group into Bolton Valley's extensive backcountry terrain. With over 12,000 acres of untouched wilderness adjacent to the resort's alpine trails, the group will have many options to choose from - from mellow glades to narrow chutes and moderate cliff zones - and will navigate together based on group ability and preferences. The group size will be more limited on Sunday. Participants will be required to have intermediate to advanced backcountry experience in order to join, along with the ability to ski ungroomed black diamond terrain and glades. Our group will travel at a moderate pace. Be prepared for vigorous aerobic exercise, likely involving 5+ miles and 2,000+ vertical feet. You should be prepared to spend the day (9am-3pm) in the backcountry and bring appropriate food, water, layers, personal first aid, and personal gear repair kits. Max. 6 participants. Though this event will not focus on teaching skills, it should help participants practice uphill travel and navigate into the backcountry with confidence, all while making safe group decisions, exploring, and finding and riding as much vertical as possible. Participants can register for one or both days depending on availability. Cost: An uphill day ticket is required each day. Participants should purchase their tickets ahead of time online (https://www.boltonvalley.com/winter/tickets-passes/nordic-backcountry-uphill-passes/) or at the ticket window, and be prepared and ready with ticket in-hand at the designated meeting time each morning. The cost of each day ticket is $25. Bolton Valley has uphill rental equipment available, on a first-come-first-served basis. Visit their site for more information: https://www.boltonvalley.com/winter/rentals-leases-tuning/backcountry-rentals/ All participants will need to sign SheJumps and AMC liability waivers.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Bolton Valley Resort, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Freddy Benning , Emily Madsen
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: https://www.boltonvalley.com/winter/tickets-passes/nordic-backcountry-uphill-passes/

Nordic Ski Day at Bretton Woods

Date: Saturday, March 9 - Saturday, March 9

Join us for a day of Nordic skiing at New Hampshire's Bretton Woods resort, with Mt. Washington and the northern presidential mountains as a backdrop. .Bretton Woods has 101 KM of trails, 57 trails track set for classic skiing. This trip is best suited to intermediate skiers who are comfortable on hills. We'll plan a full day with 4-6 hours, 8-10 miles of skiing, depending on the group and conditions, We'll keep a steady pace with few stops--at least one at the warming hut for snacks and a bio break in the morning, returning to the lodge after 2-3 hours of skiing for lunch--bring your own or purchase from the Grille at the Nordic Center Lodge. Rental equipment is available. Bretton Woods daily trail passes are $25. purchased directly from Bretton Woods at the Nordic Center. Please allow an extra 10-15 minutes to purchase your pass before our 10:00 ski off time. It can be quite busy on Saturday mornings. Approved participants will receive updated meeting location, time and further trip details 5-7 days before the trip.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Linda Haines (linda.haines6624@gmail.com) , June Mackenzie (junebug147@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Saturday Series

Date: Saturday, March 9 - Saturday, March 9

TRAIL TRACE THE BLUE HILLS - IN THE WINTER! SATURDAY SERIES For the 3 Winter months we are going to hike every trail in the Blue Hills - this hiking series is known as "Trail Tracing". "Trail Tracing" - Every Saturday, we will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will hike from 10 am - 2 or 3 pm, covering about 8 miles each trip, depending on the elevation gain that day. We are saying to plan for a 3 pm finish as we may need more time some weeks depending on the route and the trail conditions. Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow - then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times. Sometimes, this seems a little silly at first, as we hike some long out- and-back just to touch the fence at the end, or walk all around the little triangles at intersections. But it's excellent exercise, great fun, and we have a brand new Boston Chapter Winter Trail Trace Patch for those who finish their map this winter season. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you need, such as parking, section we will hike, and our best estimate of the elevation gain and trail conditions as we know them at that time.  "Required Equipment" - Winter hiking clothes, insulated hiking boots, hiking poles and traction equipment such as micro-spikes are required on all hikes. Snowshoes must be brought to the trailhead after the first major snowfall. All hikers should bring a backpack with sufficient water, lunch, extra layers and a personal first aid kit. "Weather"  - Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snowstorms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking.    

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net) , Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Registrar: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Mt Webster, Mt Jackson and Mt Pierce loop

Date: Sunday, March 10

Join us for a hike over two Presidential peaks - Mt Jackson (4,052') and Mt Pierce (4,310') - and Mt Webster (3,910'). Our route will take us to the summit of Mt Webster from where we will continue on the Webster Cliff trail to Mt Jackson. We will then continue to Mizpah Spring Hut and then on to the summit of Mt Pierce.. We will plan to hike 9.3 miles with 3100 ft elevation gain at a moderate pace. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount pierce
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 224-515-0417
Co-Leader: Kanishk Tripathi (kanishk.tripathi87@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Registration

Blue Hills Sunday Hiking Series

Date: Sunday, March 10

Let's get outside in the Blue Hills to enjoy the remainder of winter. This hike is part of a weekly Sunday morning hike series. We will vary our locations each week. This week will hike the Sassaman Notch, Barberry Bush and mixed trails that include Chickatawbut, Fenno, and Kitchamakin hills. All hikes will be approximately 5-7 miles and up to 1,000 feet of elevation gain within an approximate 3 hour timeframe. The route will include uneven terrain and rock scrambles with possible snow and ice depending on the weather. Warm layers of hiking clothes for winter weather conditions, sturdy footwear, lunch/snacks, 1 liter of water (minimum), rain gear, microspikes, and a backpack are required. Plan a 9am start. This hike is open to all who qualify, and you do not have to be a member of AMC to participate. Online registration is required. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on the meeting location and planned trails. We look forward to seeing you there!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Cindy Crosby (cindycrosbyamc@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Out-and-Back to Waumbek way up North!

Date: Sunday, March 10

Come join us for an out-and-back hike up Mt. Starr King and Mt. Waumbek in the Pliny Range! Other than Cabot, Waumbek is the most northern 4000-footer in New Hampshire! On our way to Waumbek, we will also summit Mt. Starr King, where you'll see a cool old fireplace remaining from the old cabin. The route will cover about 7 miles with 2.7k'. We plan to hike at a modest pace of about 1.25 miles per hour and finish in 6 hours flat. Pretzel, the hiking hound, may join us on this hike weather permitting. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Elliot Miller
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here.

Hike the Wilderness, in Essex, on the North Shore

Date: Sunday, March 10 - Sunday, March 10

We will be hiking approximately 6 miles in the beautiful Wilderness, a property owned and protected by the Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust. We will be hiking at an easy pace, to end the hike between 1:30 and 2:PM, depending on the pace of the group. You will be walking over varied terrain strewn with rocks, roots and slab with several steep and rocky ups and downs.. You will be walking under and around beautiful outcroppings and pass by huge erratics, with a minor scramble. Bring the required essentials in your day pack: (no back sacs with draw strings), at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks, hat and gloves (hand warmers if you use them), rain/wind jacket, first-aid and anti blister supplies, sun screen and something to sit on for lunch. Appropriate hiking footwear required (no sneakers), your boots should be insulated and water proof with good tread. Wear moisture wicking hiking apparel (no blue jeans or cotton), wool socks and dress in layers. Hiking poles highly recommended, as are gaiters, if you have them. Micro-spikes required if snow or ice on the trails. Sorry no dogs. Rain, high winds, a snow storm and unusually low temperatures will cancel the hike. Ice and snow on the trails will not, that is why you are bringing your micro-spikes. Car pooling always encouraged. Meeting spot, directions and reminders will be e-mailed to confirmed participants prior to the hike. Confirmed participants will be e-mailed Directions and Reminders prior to the hike. Any questions, please contact Margaret.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Essex
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Margaret Griffin (griffinmg2@verizon.net) 978-969-3929 (Before 8PM) , Pam Richardson
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2024

Date: Sunday, March 10 - Sunday, March 10

Ready to learn to roll your whitewater kayak? Or want to tune up a rusty roll, or learn how to teach others? Join us in the pool this winter! In five Sunday evening sessions we'll get you well on your way to rolling with confidence and skill. You'll be paired with a volunteer instructor for the first hour, and then get to practice what you've learned for the second hour each week. There may also be limited space for practice only, for those who don't want instruction. All five Sundays are included in one signup. Due to space limitations and host regulations, only whitewater kayaks are allowed. Please inquire about youth/child registration. Gear rentals will be available for the full session. Register or ask questions by emailing me, Susie Carter, at carter.susie@gmail.com, and I'll provide all the details. See you in the pool!

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Woburn, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, March 11 - Monday, March 11

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, March 11 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our March meeting will be held in person at AMC Headquarters at 10 City Square. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Link: Register here

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 12 - Tuesday, March 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 Keith Watling, the chairperson, at chair@hb.amcboston.org. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.] This meeting will take place over Zoom. Details will be sent to confirmed participants.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Registrar: Katie Bartel

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Wednesday Series

Date: Wednesday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 13

TRAIL TRACE THE BLUE HILLS - IN THE WINTER! WEDNESDAY SERIES For the 3 Winter months we are going to hike every trail in the Blue Hills - this hiking series is known as "Trail Tracing". "Trail Tracing" - Every Wednesday, we will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will hike from 10 am - 2 or 3 pm, covering about 8 miles each trip, depending on the elevation gain that day. We are saying to plan for a 3 pm finish as we may need more time some weeks depending on the route and the trail conditions. Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow - then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times. Sometimes, this seems a little silly at first, as we hike some long out- and-back just to touch the fence at the end, or walk all around the little triangles at intersections. But it's excellent exercise, great fun, and we have a brand new Boston Chapter Winter Trail Trace Patch for those who finish their map this winter season. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you need, such as parking, section we will hike, and our best estimate of the elevation gain and trail conditions as we know them at that time. "Required Equipment" - Winter hiking clothes, insulated hiking boots, hiking poles and traction equipment such as micro-spikes are required on all hikes. Snowshoes must be brought to the trailhead after the first major snowfall. All hikers should bring a backpack with sufficient water, lunch, extra layers and a personal first aid kit. "Weather" - Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snowstorms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking    

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Bob Vogel (newt665@comcast.net) , Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Registrar: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

AMC BOSTON CHAPTER SKI & RIDE COMMITTEE MEETING - MARCH 2024

Date: Wednesday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 13

During our March meeting we will begin discussing upcoming events for our 2023-2024 season, along with other Committee initiatives. Our meetings are open to AMC members and non-members alike! If interested, sign up and we'll send you the link to join.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Baker

Winter Sports Weekend at Mont Orford Quebec - Parkside

Date: Thursday, March 14 - Sunday, March 17

Enjoy the last of the winter cross-country skiing at Mt. Orford Ski Resort in beautiful Quebec! Lodging at a ranch adjacent to Mont Orford National Park, which offers motel-style rooms with private baths. They will provide us with 3 meals/day and a special Québécois maple desert treat one evening. The focus will be cross-country skiing, but there is also downhill skiing nearby, and ice skating. Side trip options include treating tired muscles in the sauna & hot tubs of Spa Nordic, and buying cheese & cider made at a local monastery. Cancelation Policy: Refunds possible (minus Paypal fees) prior to March 1. Starting March 1, no refunds unless a replacement is found.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Magog, QC
Region: International
Leader: David Loutzenheiser (dloutzen@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Vanessa Johnson-Hall
Link: Registration Here

3 Days at Jay

Date: Thursday, March 14 - Sunday, March 17

Jay Peak in northern Vermont gets snow, natural snow. It has extensive glades, inside and outside the resort boundary. It's a long drive, so we stay three days. We plan to ski (or ride) 3 (or 4) days in glades at Jay resort and backcountry. If conditions allow, we ski at Jay on Friday and Saturday, then backcountry on Sunday. This itinerary is flexible - some will drive up Thursday morning for afternoon backcountry and some may leave Sunday morning. We will stay at a house near the resort on Thursday to Saturday nights and have group meals (2 dinners & 3 breakfasts). The house has 6 bedrooms with bathrooms and 10 beds. $300 covers lodging and meals - lift passes are not included. Those sharing a bed get 50% off for their partner ($150). Space is limited and will fill fast. A $100 deposit is required to hold your spot. Cancellation policy will be provided upon registration. Participants should be capable of skiing glades with various pitches. Resort glades are typically packed moguls with trees, blind turns, and surprise obstacles. Backcountry glades will be low to moderate sloped; you will need appropriate backcountry gear and skinning experience. Contact the leader if you have questions.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Jay Peak Ski area
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Jeff Barrell (JBarrell2@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Jeff Cerier
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Jay Peak Ski Area

Two 52WAV on a Friday: Blueberry and Stinson Mountains

Date: Friday, March 15

Join Amy and Ian for a Friday hike to two "52 With a View" peaks near Mt. Moosilauke in the western White Mountains area: Blueberry Mountain (2,663') and Stinson Mountain (2,890'), for a combined hike of 9.2 miles and 2700' of elevation gain. While dwarfed in elevation by nearby Mt. Moosilauke and the Kinsman range, both Blueberry and Stinson feature impressive views given their relatively lower elevations. First, we will hike Blueberry Mountain, an approximately 5.4-mile hike with approximately 1,300' of elevation gain. After hiking Blueberry Mountain, we will drive a short distance to hike Stinson Mountain. The hike of Stinson Mountain is approximately 3.8 miles with approximately 1,400' of elevation gain. We will hike as a group at a moderate pace. Participants who are looking for a shorter day on the trails are welcome to join us for Blueberry Mountain only; please let us know if this is your preference. Depending on weather conditions, be prepared for 6-10 hours of active hiking and potential winter conditions with cold, wind, ice, snow, and the possibility of breaking trail. Participants must have experience this winter season hiking in the mountains of northern New England of similar distance and elevation gain. This should not be your first winter hike; experience hiking in both microspikes AND snowshoes and managing your temperature with layers in winter conditions is required. Full winter gear is required, including insulated winter boots, microspikes, and snowshoes. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the plan tripped destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Amy Kelliher
Co-Leader: Ian Baker
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

WHP: Pierce/Eisenhower

Date: Saturday, March 16

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of the program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w_4evBZ-fTs17Ha4H8AwhfdRI2FRK1HWvlLR00OTRks/edit?usp=sharing If you still have questions, email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Join us for a climb up beautiful Mt. Pierce (4312 ft), a 6 mile roundtrip expedition to amazing views of the valley, Mt. Washington, Mt. Eisenhower, and northern Presidentials (views are weather permitting of course!). The last tenth of a mile is above treeline. 2,400 ft of elevation gain. We will hike in two groups and if the weather is good, the faster section will continue to Mt Eisenhower (extra 3 miles and 1200 ft of gain total all above treeline for a total of 9 miles and 3600 ft gain). If this extension is offered, one group will descend directly from Pierce as well. 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: Cezanne Cartier , Eric Robbie
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Winter hike up Mt Washington

Date: Saturday, March 16

Join us for a winter day hike of Mt Washington (6,288'). The hike is a 9.1 mile round trip with 4,532 ft of elevation gain. We will move at a moderate pace over varied terrain. Expect full winter conditions with cold, wind, deep snow and the possibility of breaking trail. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including spikes, crampons, snowshoes, face protection and above-treeline wind layers. 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: Majid Ali
Co-Leader: Celine de Esch
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Winter Backpack on Mount Liberty

Date: Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, March 17

Join us for an overnight high up in Franconia Notch! Experience the beautiful winter scenery, maybe a sunset, and definitely a memorable experience sleeping near the summit of Mount Liberty. We'll head up the Liberty Springs trail on Saturday morning. Pace will be slow - expect 5-6 hours for the 3.3 miles to the campsite - but don't let that fool you, it'll be hard work climbing 3000 feet with a full winter overnight pack. We'll set up camp and then, if weather permits, we'll watch the sun set from the summit. Sunday morning we'll plan on visiting Mt Liberty and Mt Flume before heading back down, a total of 4.8 miles. Plan for a full day, reaching the parking lot around 5pm. We'll be joined by Cyon the Mountain-Doodle, a friendly and hypoallergenic canine backpacker. Participants should be experienced winter hikers easily able to manage their temperature, gear, food, etc on a long winter day trip. They should have prior backpacking experience (not necessarily in winter), and be confident in managing their backpacking gear. This will be an instructional trip, so first-time *winter* backpackers are welcome. 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, Hiking
Location: Mount Liberty
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ed Batutis
Co-Leader: Joel Sawady
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here:

WHP: Mt. Moosilauke 2

Date: Saturday, March 16

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of the program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w_4evBZ-fTs17Ha4H8AwhfdRI2FRK1HWvlLR00OTRks/edit?usp=sharing If you still have questions, email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org At a moderate pace, our goal is to summit Mt Moosilauke (4,802') the tenth highest and most westerly of the 48 NH 4,000 footers. This is a strenuous hike over varied terrain - an approx. 8.5-mile round trip with around 2,500' of elevation gain. The majority of the hike will be within the protection of the trees - however, the summit area is completely above tree line and fully exposed to the elements with no shelter available. This trip will be a great opportunity for participants to sample the above tree line experience. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including face-coverings, snowshoes and crampons. Participants will be expected to have at least one or two WHP hikes or have comparable winter experience. Please update your REGI profile to assist screening. 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: Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: Holly Riehl
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Saturday Series

Date: Saturday, March 16 - Saturday, March 16

TRAIL TRACE THE BLUE HILLS - IN THE WINTER! SATURDAY SERIES For the 3 Winter months we are going to hike every trail in the Blue Hills - this hiking series is known as "Trail Tracing". "Trail Tracing" - Every Saturday, we will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will hike from 10 am - 2 or 3 pm, covering about 8 miles each trip, depending on the elevation gain that day. We are saying to plan for a 3 pm finish as we may need more time some weeks depending on the route and the trail conditions. Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow - then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times. Sometimes, this seems a little silly at first, as we hike some long out- and-back just to touch the fence at the end, or walk all around the little triangles at intersections. But it's excellent exercise, great fun, and we have a brand new Boston Chapter Winter Trail Trace Patch for those who finish their map this winter season. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you need, such as parking, section we will hike, and our best estimate of the elevation gain and trail conditions as we know them at that time.  "Required Equipment" - Winter hiking clothes, insulated hiking boots, hiking poles and traction equipment such as micro-spikes are required on all hikes. Snowshoes must be brought to the trailhead after the first major snowfall. All hikers should bring a backpack with sufficient water, lunch, extra layers and a personal first aid kit. "Weather"  - Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snowstorms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking.    

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net) , Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Registrar: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Hiking Tarr Trail in Dogtown on the North Shore

Date: Saturday, March 16 - Saturday, March 16

Lace up your boots for an easy paced and sometimes challenging hike in historic Dogtown. Step back into time as we pass by cellar holes, the famous Babson Boulders and huge erratics such as Peter's Pulpit, Whale's Jaw, and Spiritual Power. From Spiritual Power we will be hiking up hill on the sometimes challenging (no scrambling) and beautiful Tarr Trail which is strewn with boulders from the Glacial Age. Plan on being out between 4 1/2 - 5 hrs in order to enjoy this historic and beautiful landscape.. The hike is approximately 7+ miles. Bring not only your stamina and maybe a camera, but bring the following required essentials in your day pack (no polyester drawstring back sacs): at least 2 liters of water, lunch and snacks, hat, gloves and mittens (hand warmers if you use them), rain/wind jacket, an extra pair of wool socks, first aid and anti blister supplies, and something to sit on. Wear wool socks and moisture wicking hiking apparel and dress for the season in layers including thermals (no cotton or blue jeans) Appropriate hiking footwear required (no sneakers). As the trails may be wet and muddy or covered with snow, make sure your boots have good tread, are water proof and insulated. ***Micro-spikes required as snow or ice may be on the trails. Hiking poles and gaiters highly recommended, if you have them. Rain, high winds, and a snow storm will cancel; ice and snow on the trails will not, that is why you are bringing your micro-spikes. Sorry no dogs. As parking at the trail head is limited, we will be carpooling from our meeting spot to the trail head parking area. Meeting spot, directions and reminders will be e-mailed to confirmed participants prior to the hike. The hike leaders reserve the right to adjust the route if conditions warrant and can not guarantee the hike will be completed by any specific time. Any questions please contact Margaret.

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

Welcome Spring Bonfire Party

Date: Saturday, March 16 - Saturday, March 16

Celebrate Spring Bonfire in the Woods! Adults 18+ and Adults supervising kids very closely WHAT: Come dressed in your Spring colors (yellow, green, purple, pink, red or orange). After parking onsite, wander along wheelchair-accessible trails (brick or compacted stone), into the woods, towards the fresh water pond (less than 0.2 mi, 0 elevation gain)... Gather 'round the bonfire to meet new and old friends, enjoy Spring foods, drinks, and music! Trail is friendly for baby strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers. An accessible indoor cottage provides a warming area and indoor bathroom. Our Bonfire Party will happen rain, snow, sleet, or shine! Registration is online, starting approximately 2 weeks prior to the event, and ending 1 day before the event begins. After registering, a welcome email will be sent with additional information. WHO: Enthusiastic Welcome Spring party people welcome! Small group is limited to 10 cars. We include anyone living with Aging Joints/Injuries, Brian Injury, Down Syndrome, Neuro-Diversity/Autism, or Alzheimer's/Dementia (early stage cognitive decline). Party-goers must be able to: - Feel socially at ease in a small group - A sense of humor is a plus! - Anyone needing assistance must bring a care-partner AMC Boston, Local Walks & Hikes Committee This wheelchair-accessible social program is one of a few the Local Walks & Hikes Committee is offering, to allow a greater number of folks the opportunity to access the forest, the trees, fresh water ponds and rivers. Witness the activity of birds and wild animals. Experience greater enjoyment and appreciation of the outdoors.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Rest-Stop-Ranch Accessible Gardens
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mary MacDonald 978-887-4202 (Text is best.)
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Rest-Stop-Ranch

Wrap up the winter on the Osceola's

Date: Sunday, March 17

Come spend the last weekend of astrological winter with us summiting Mount Osceola and East Osceola in New Hampshire's Sandwich Range Wilderness. While East peak is treed in, Mount Osceola is well known for its fantastic summit views with clear day ability to see over 40 of the other New Hampshire 4000 footers. This will be a slower paced yet challenging 7.6 mile day hike as we ascend 2900 feet over very steep terrain in seasonal conditions. Those seeking to participate will have recent and similar experience hiking in cold weather in mountainous regions, be familiar with how to manage their body heat, as well as possess the necessary gear to summit both peaks. If conditions permit, Pretzel the hiking hound may join us on this hike. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Pat Grimm , Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Dennis Bouthillier
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: register here

Blue Hills Sunday Hiking Series

Date: Sunday, March 17

Let's get outside in the Blue Hills to enjoy the remainder of winter. This hike is part of a weekly Sunday morning hike series. We will vary our locations each week. This week we will hike the red dot and blue skyline trails, including Eliot Tower, Hancock, and Houghton hills. All hikes will be approximately 5-7 miles and up to 1,000 feet of elevation gain within an approximate 3 hour timeframe. The route will include uneven terrain and rock scrambles with possible snow and ice depending on the weather. Warm layers of hiking clothes for winter weather conditions, sturdy footwear, lunch/snacks, 1 liter of water (minimum), rain gear, microspikes, and a backpack are required. Plan on a 9am start This hike is open to all who qualify, and you do not have to be a member of AMC to participate. Online registration is required. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on the meeting location and planned trails. We look forward to seeing you there!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Cindy Crosby (cindycrosbyamc@gmail.com) , Nancy Barlow (nbbackpacker@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

WHP: Wachusett 3 (with optional 2nd summit)

Date: Sunday, March 17

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of the program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1w_4evBZ-fTs17Ha4H8AwhfdRI2FRK1HWvlLR00OTRks/edit?usp=sharing If you still have questions, email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org This is a chance for some fun in the outdoors and an early opportunity to gauge your physical fitness, practice heat and energy management techniques and ask questions of the leaders concerning equipment and hiking techniques. The hike will take place in Wachusett Mountain State Reservation near Princeton, Massachusetts. We will hike approximately 5-6 miles at a moderate pace and gain around 1500 ft of elevation. We expect to hike for approximately 5-6 hours. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Wachusett
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 781-330-3746
Co-Leader: Alyssa Washington (alyssawash5@gmail.com) 781-330-3746
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Registration

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2024

Date: Sunday, March 17 - Sunday, March 17

Ready to learn to roll your whitewater kayak? Or want to tune up a rusty roll, or learn how to teach others? Join us in the pool this winter! In five Sunday evening sessions we'll get you well on your way to rolling with confidence and skill. You'll be paired with a volunteer instructor for the first hour, and then get to practice what you've learned for the second hour each week. There may also be limited space for practice only, for those who don't want instruction. All five Sundays are included in one signup. Due to space limitations and host regulations, only whitewater kayaks are allowed. Please inquire about youth/child registration. Gear rentals will be available for the full session. Register or ask questions by emailing me, Susie Carter, at carter.susie@gmail.com, and I'll provide all the details. See you in the pool!

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Woburn, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)

Moosilauke

Date: Saturday, March 23

Join Emma and Ian for a winter day hike to Mt. Moosilauke (4,800'). Weather depending, we hope to experience phenomenal 360 degree views from Moosilauke's above tree line summit. Expect an approximately 10-mile hike at a moderate pace with approximately 3,000' of elevation gain. Depending on weather conditions, be prepared for a strenuous 8-10 hour hike and potential winter conditions with cold, wind, ice, snow, and the possibility of breaking trail. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including winter boots, microspikes, snowshoes, wind protection, face protection, and multiple clothing layers. Participants should have considerable experience hiking 4,000 footers in the winter. In addition, participants should have some experience hiking on the more exposed 4,000 footers in winter. Though our route up Moosilauke is relatively sheltered, the final portion of the hike to the summit will be above tree line and thus fully exposed to the weather. 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. We will hold Sunday, March 24 as a backup date for this hike if weather conditions prevent us hiking on Saturday, March 23.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Emma Shin
Co-Leader: Ian Baker
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Franconia Ridge Late Winter-ish hike

Date: Saturday, March 23

Join us for the late Winter hike summiting Lincoln & Lafayette. This is a 9 mile loop with 3860' of elevation gain and significant above tree-line exposure. The views are spectacular. You must be experienced using snowshoes and full crampons to participate. Expect an early start and steady pace with few breaks. If the weather is not suitable for going above treeline hiking, the leaders will select an appropriate alternative hike in the area. 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: Franconia Ridge
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Marcelo Knapik
Co-Leader: Kanishk Tripathi
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Whiteface via Tom Wiggin

Date: Saturday, March 23

Take a less travelled route up Mt Whiteface, a 4000 footer. Tom Wiggins is a steep ascent up the east side of the mountain, joining the Blueberry Ledge trail just below the ledges and fun rocky scrambles. After enjoying the views at the summit, we'll descend on the also lightly used McCrillis trail to the McCrillis path. The hike will be about 13 miles with over 3000 feet of elevation gain. The pace will be moderate. 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: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Ilhan, Oguzhan
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Canceled: Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Saturday, March 23 - Saturday, March 23

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, through the forest and around Ponkapoag Pond, with lots of different kinds of views along the way. Begin with pleasant stroll across the golf course, on a maple tree walkway. Enjoy sit-down break, on the dock at the AMC Ponkapoag Camp. Much of the walk is on dirt roads. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at nearby Irish restaurant "The Hillside Pub", at around 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, at Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot. From Route 93/128, exit 2A, take Route 138 South for 0.7 mile. See Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on left.

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

Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Saturday, March 23 - Saturday, March 23

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, through the forest and around Ponkapoag Pond, with lots of different kinds of views along the way. Begin with pleasant stroll across the golf course, on a maple tree walkway. Enjoy sit-down break, on the dock at the AMC Ponkapoag Camp. Much of the walk is on dirt roads. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at nearby Irish restaurant "The Hillside Pub", at around 2:00 PM. Meet 11:00 AM, at Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot. From Route 93/128, exit 2A, take Route 138 South for 0.7 mile. See Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on left.

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

Blue Hills Sunday Hiking Series

Date: Sunday, March 24

Let's get outside in the Blue Hills to enjoy the remainder of winter. This hike is part of a weekly Sunday morning hike series. We will vary our locations each week. This week we will hike the blue skyline and mixed trails, including Rattlesnake, Wompatuck, and Fox hills. All hikes will be approximately 5-7 miles and up to 1,000 feet of elevation gain within an approximate 3 hour timeframe. The route will include uneven terrain and rock scrambles with possible snow and ice depending on the weather. Warm layers of hiking clothes for winter weather conditions, sturdy footwear, lunch/snacks, 1 liter of water (minimum), rain gear, microspikes, and a backpack are required. Plan on a 9am start. This hike is open to all who qualify, and you do not have to be a member of AMC to participate. Online registration is required. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on the meeting location and planned trails. We look forward to seeing you there!

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Cindy Crosby (cindycrosbyamc@gmail.com) , Nancy Barlow (nbbackpacker@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Crane's Beach Dune Trail Mindulness in Nature Walk

Date: Sunday, March 24 - Sunday, March 24

Join us for a 3 hour mindfulness in nature walk along trails meandering among pitch pine and scrub oak, along barrier dunes, criss-crossing red maple swamps and through fields of marsh grass, sage green Hudsonia, and dune lichen. Each mindful step reveals majesty in both the smallest of plant life and the vastness of the horizon. We will be on the outlook for signs of spot deer, foxes, savannah sparrows and sharp-shinned hawks. Life abounds all around us! As in each walk, we will intersperse mindful practices along the the way. Fee: $10 admission for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations $5 for members Advanced ticket reservations is recommended but not necessary

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Cranes Beach ipswich Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Hamm
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2024

Date: Sunday, March 24 - Sunday, March 24

Ready to learn to roll your whitewater kayak? Or want to tune up a rusty roll, or learn how to teach others? Join us in the pool this winter! In five Sunday evening sessions we'll get you well on your way to rolling with confidence and skill. You'll be paired with a volunteer instructor for the first hour, and then get to practice what you've learned for the second hour each week. There may also be limited space for practice only, for those who don't want instruction. All five Sundays are included in one signup. Due to space limitations and host regulations, only whitewater kayaks are allowed. Please inquire about youth/child registration. Gear rentals will be available for the full session. Register or ask questions by emailing me, Susie Carter, at carter.susie@gmail.com, and I'll provide all the details. See you in the pool!

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Woburn, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)

AMC Boston Bike Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, March 25 - Monday, March 25

Monthly Bike Committee Meeting, normally held September-June on the 4th Monday of the month on Zoom at:Mike Barry is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: AMC Boston Bike Comm Meeting Time: Sep 25, 2023 19:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every month on the Fourth Mon, until Mar 25, 2024, 7 occurrence(s) Sep 25, 2023 19:00 Oct 23, 2023 19:00 Nov 27, 2023 19:00 Dec 25, 2023 19:00 Jan 22, 2024 19:00 Feb 26, 2024 19:00 Mar 25, 2024 19:00 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81025409449?pwd=bGlBOUJ5Nkh0K2tzUE1nbXVmWHJCdz09 Meeting ID: 810 2540 9449 Passcode: 967503 The agenda will be posted on the Bike Comm Google Group by the Sunday evening prior to the meeting; https://groups.google.com/u/1/g/amcbostonbikecommittee

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: On-line on Zoom
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Zoom Meeting Link

Canceled: SendHers Gym Night

Date: Monday, March 25 - Monday, March 25

Join us for a SendHers gym night at MetroRock Everett, 69 Norman St #9, Everett, MA 02149. We will hold this event together with the Ladies Climbing Crew. We will meet at 7 pm. This event is open to those who self-identify as women or non-binary. SendHers is a network of women adventurers and allies within the AMC Boston climbing community. Our mission is to promote diversity of all kinds throughout our sport, empower and bring together diverse climbers, and foster development of women and non-binary individuals within our community. AMC Trip Policy 42.412842393205004, -71.06706653184446

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: MetroRock Evert
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Maya Britstein (mayabritstein@icloud.com)
Registrar: Rosy Cohane-Mann (rosalyn.cohane.mann@gmail.com)

SendHers Gym night @MetroRock Everett

Date: Monday, March 25 - Monday, March 25

Join us for a SendHers gym night at MetroRock Everett, 69 Norman St #9, Everett, MA 02149. We will hold this event together with the Ladies Climbing Crew. We will meet at 7 pm. This event is open to those who self-identify as women or non-binary. SendHers is a network of women adventurers and allies within the AMC Boston climbing community. Our mission is to promote diversity of all kinds throughout our sport, empower and bring together diverse climbers, and foster development of women and non-binary individuals within our community. AMC Trip Policy

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: MetroRock Everett, 69 Norman St #9, Everett
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Maya Britstein (mayabritstein@icloud.com) , Rosy Cohane-Mann

AMC Boston Rock Program

Date: Wednesday, March 27 - Monday, May 13

The Boston Mountaineering Committee's Rock Climbing Program will be offered again this spring! This program covers basic skills for outdoor rock climbing such as how to safely setup top rope anchors, rappel, ascend, belay, and follow a leader on multipitch trad rock climbs. Program Dates 3/27 Knots and Logistics Night (AMC Headquarters in Charlestown) 4/6 and 4/7 Belay and Anchors Weekend (Quincy Quarries) 4/13 or 4/14 Rappel (Quincy Quarries) 4/20 or 4/21 Ascend (Quincy Quarries) 4/27 Open Climb (Quincy Quarries) - Optional 5/4 or 5/5 Graduation (Quincy Quarries) 5/11 Crow Hill and BBQ - Optional Financial assistance is available. If you do not have a climbing harness or helmet (required), they may be borrowed at no cost (with a deposit). Application open 2/28 - 3/4. For more information and to apply http://amcbostonclimbers.com/rock

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Xiaoyu Chen (amc.boston.rock@gmail.com)

Spring Hiking Program (SHP) 2024

Date: Wednesday, March 27

The Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for people new to hiking in New England. We provide classroom instruction, instructional day-hikes in MA and NH, and two optional weekends trips. Join us to meet other new hikers and to learn from experienced AMC leaders. Car-pooling is encouraged for those who need transportation. The four classroom sessions cover clothing, footwear, heat management, nutrition, backpacking gear, how to stay safe and comfortable, backcountry stewardship and more. These sessions are held in Medford from 7-9 pm on Wednesday March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th, and April 17th. The location is accessible by public transportation. The program includes a variety of easy, moderate, and vigorous day hikes in April, May, and June so you can get outside and practice what you've learned. The optional Cardigan Lodge Weekend and Beginner Backpacking Weekend are reserved for SHP participants. They are held on May 17-19 and June 7-9, respectively. Advanced registration for the program is required. Because this program is usually oversubscribed, participants will be admitted by lottery. The lottery will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. The first 125 people selected will be asked to pay the program fee to complete their enrolment. If we haven't received your payment within 1 week, your slot will go to the next person on the list, until the program is full. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dogs, except service dogs, on any program trip. If you have general questions about the SHP, please contact the program coordinator, Sarah Frisken: sfrisken.amc.boston@gmail.com. With questions about registration, please contact SHP registrar, Tom Kenyon. 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: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sarah Frisken (sfrisken.amc.boston@gmail.com) , Eric Ashwell
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

20s & 30s book club: The Invention of Nature

Date: Wednesday, March 27 - Wednesday, March 27

Join AMC Boston 20s & 30s for a nature-themed book club! The book club is held every other month on topics of nature, wildlife, and the environment. This time we will read "The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt's New World" by Andrea Wulf. Discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 7-9pm at Notch Brewery Brighton. Anyone is welcome to join, whether you've read all, part, or none of the book! An interest in the book topic is the only prerequisite for joining.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Notch Brewery Brighton
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Link: Register here

WHP: Above Treeline Workshop

Date: Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of the program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Arrive at Joe Dodge Lodge on Friday night to settle in and join the leaders for a brief intro to the weekend. On Saturday, we will review the fundamentals of above tree line travel and gear in classroom mode, and then head out to practice the proper use of crampons and ice axe, as well as get comfortable with other above tree line gear, such as goggles, face mask, clothing layers, gloves, and traveling as a team. On Sunday after a hearty breakfast, we will set forth to apply our learning and practice to a Lion Head approach to Mt. Washington. Whether or not the conditions permit us to summit, we will gain a valuable and unforgettable dose of above tree line experience. Note, plastic boots, ice ax and full crampons are required! This is a strenuous hike and should NOT be your first serious winter trip. Sunday includes 9 miles hiking with 4300' of elevation gain over steep, strenuous terrain in snowy, icy and windy winter conditions 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: Larry Takiff , Joe Danaher , Elizabeth Ryan
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Intro to Uphill - Crescent Ridge

Date: Saturday, March 30 - Saturday, March 30

Join us for a day of backcountry skiing at Granite Backcountry Alliance glade zones in the White Mountains. Conditions permitting, our plan is to ski several laps at Crescent Ridge (300-1,000' vertical gain). After a break, those interested will ski nearby Bill Hill (600' vertical gain). This trip is particularly geared towards skiers / snowboarders who are familiar with uphill travel but perhaps have limited or no backcountry experience. Skiers must have familiarity with their gear and be comfortable skiing / riding black diamond-level terrain under variable conditions. Participants will be asked about past skiing / riding experience before acceptance. Our group will travel at a moderate pace and will spend the entire day in the backcountry. All participants should be prepared for vigorous aerobic exercise and bring appropriate food, water, layers, and personal first aid. For those needing rental of alpine touring or splitboard gear: AMC is pleased to offer subsidized pricing through a local retailer, though equipment pickup will need to occur the day prior to our trip. Further details available upon request.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steve Baker , Freddy Benning
Co-Leader: Jeff Goldberg , Adrienne O'Donnell
Link: Register here

Neponset River Greenway Mindfulness in Nature Walk

Date: Saturday, March 30 - Saturday, March 30

For this Mindfulness in Nature walk we will meander along the Neponset River as it winds through a transposition of urban and wetland landscapes. Be prepared to feel the surprise and sense of wonder that each bend in the river reveals. We will be sharing this pathway with pedestrians and cyclists but there are plenty of secluded niches that offer an opportunity to step off the beaten path and settle into stillness. These words from the Vietnamese Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, will guide us along our journey of exploration of both inner and outer landscapes: "We frequently walk with the sole purpose of getting from one place to another. But where are we in between? With every step, we can feel the miracle of walking on solid ground. We can arrive in the present moment with each step" This walk is T-accessible.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Neponset trail Central ave Milton
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Hamm
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed

Winter Hike Franconia Ridge - Mt. Lafayette, Mt Lincoln (Two 4Ks)

Date: Sunday, March 31

Please join and enjoy the phenomenal views from Franconia Ridge. We will plan to hike 9.3 miles with 3809 ft elevation gain at a moderate pace. Franconia Ridge is arguably the most beautiful day hike in the White Mountains. We will ascend the highest mountain outside of the Presidential Range, Mt. Lafayette. We will hike steep, rocky terrain, cross several waterfalls, and be rewarded with sweeping panoramic views on the open ridge. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: mount Lafyette
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali , June Mackenzie
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Registration

Boston chapter executive committee meeting

Date: Monday, April 1

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, April 1st, 2024. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. The meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Webex information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: The meeting will be virtual
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites
Registrar: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org)

Spring Hiking Program (SHP) 2024

Date: Wednesday, April 3

The Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for people new to hiking in New England. We provide classroom instruction, instructional day-hikes in MA and NH, and two optional weekends trips. Join us to meet other new hikers and to learn from experienced AMC leaders. Car-pooling is encouraged for those who need transportation. The four classroom sessions cover clothing, footwear, heat management, nutrition, backpacking gear, how to stay safe and comfortable, backcountry stewardship and more. These sessions are held in Medford from 7-9 pm on Wednesday March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th, and April 17th. The location is accessible by public transportation. The program includes a variety of easy, moderate, and vigorous day hikes in April, May, and June so you can get outside and practice what you've learned. The optional Cardigan Lodge Weekend and Beginner Backpacking Weekend are reserved for SHP participants. They are held on May 17-19 and June 7-9, respectively. Advanced registration for the program is required. Because this program is usually oversubscribed, participants will be admitted by lottery. The lottery will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. The first 125 people selected will be asked to pay the program fee to complete their enrolment. If we haven't received your payment within 1 week, your slot will go to the next person on the list, until the program is full. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dogs, except service dogs, on any program trip. If you have general questions about the SHP, please contact the program coordinator, Sarah Frisken: sfrisken.amc.boston@gmail.com. With questions about registration, please contact SHP registrar, Tom Kenyon. 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: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sarah Frisken (sfrisken.amc.boston@gmail.com) , Eric Ashwell
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Cape Cod Weekend Wellfleet Dune Hike with Waterfront Stay

Date: Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7

Enjoy the best of Cape Cod without the traffic or crowds. The group will gather on Friday night in Falmouth. Participants will stay in one of two rustic waterfront cottages in shared rooms with a shared bathroom. The houses overlook Waquoit Bay and have private beach access. On Saturday we will drive to Welfleet and explore the Great Island Trail - the hands down the best hike on the Cape Cod National Seashore and one of the best seashore trails in the whole National Park System. You will have sweeping views of Cape Cod Bay and Wellfleet Harbor. Our route will cover between 6 - 8 miles with an elevation gain of between 200-300 feet. The trails are a mix of hard-packed sand, dirt, and deep loose sand. Our hike will also include an extended beach walk where a tidal range of up to 13 feet exposes dramatic tidal flats approaching low tide. At a moderate pace with breaks for lunch and beach exploration this route should take us around 3.5 - 4 hrs to complete. On Sunday we will gather for breakfast. There will be an optional trip to South Cape Beach for a short hike or you can spend the morning exploring Waquoit Bay, running or biking on the nearby roads and trials, or simply relaxing. Trip Notes The houses sleep 10 people with two shared beds and six individual beds. Our goal is to fill the trip with 10 participants who find the accommodations options acceptable. The waterfront houses are rustic and the surrounding property is wonderfully undeveloped and natural. Please bring a flashlight, an extra blanket, and a sense of adventure. 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: Falmouth & Wellfleet
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Eliza Grinnell
Co-Leader: Mare Weiss
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, April 8 - Monday, April 8

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, April 8 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our April meeting will be held online. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 9 - Tuesday, April 9

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Registrar: Katie Bartel

Spring Hiking Program (SHP) 2024

Date: Wednesday, April 10

The Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for people new to hiking in New England. We provide classroom instruction, instructional day-hikes in MA and NH, and two optional weekends trips. Join us to meet other new hikers and to learn from experienced AMC leaders. Car-pooling is encouraged for those who need transportation. The four classroom sessions cover clothing, footwear, heat management, nutrition, backpacking gear, how to stay safe and comfortable, backcountry stewardship and more. These sessions are held in Medford from 7-9 pm on Wednesday March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th, and April 17th. The location is accessible by public transportation. The program includes a variety of easy, moderate, and vigorous day hikes in April, May, and June so you can get outside and practice what you've learned. The optional Cardigan Lodge Weekend and Beginner Backpacking Weekend are reserved for SHP participants. They are held on May 17-19 and June 7-9, respectively. Advanced registration for the program is required. Because this program is usually oversubscribed, participants will be admitted by lottery. The lottery will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. The first 125 people selected will be asked to pay the program fee to complete their enrolment. If we haven't received your payment within 1 week, your slot will go to the next person on the list, until the program is full. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dogs, except service dogs, on any program trip. If you have general questions about the SHP, please contact the program coordinator, Sarah Frisken: sfrisken.amc.boston@gmail.com. With questions about registration, please contact SHP registrar, Tom Kenyon. 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: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sarah Frisken (sfrisken.amc.boston@gmail.com) , Eric Ashwell
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

AMC BOSTON CHAPTER SKI & RIDE COMMITTEE MEETING - APRIL 2024

Date: Wednesday, April 10 - Wednesday, April 10

During our April meeting we will begin discussing upcoming events for our 2023-2024 season, along with other Committee initiatives. Our meetings are open to AMC members and non-members alike! If interested, sign up and we'll send you the link to join.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Baker

Spring Hiking Program (SHP) 2024

Date: Wednesday, April 17

The Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for people new to hiking in New England. We provide classroom instruction, instructional day-hikes in MA and NH, and two optional weekends trips. Join us to meet other new hikers and to learn from experienced AMC leaders. Car-pooling is encouraged for those who need transportation. The four classroom sessions cover clothing, footwear, heat management, nutrition, backpacking gear, how to stay safe and comfortable, backcountry stewardship and more. These sessions are held in Medford from 7-9 pm on Wednesday March 27th, April 3rd, April 10th, and April 17th. The location is accessible by public transportation. The program includes a variety of easy, moderate, and vigorous day hikes in April, May, and June so you can get outside and practice what you've learned. The optional Cardigan Lodge Weekend and Beginner Backpacking Weekend are reserved for SHP participants. They are held on May 17-19 and June 7-9, respectively. Advanced registration for the program is required. Because this program is usually oversubscribed, participants will be admitted by lottery. The lottery will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd. The first 125 people selected will be asked to pay the program fee to complete their enrolment. If we haven't received your payment within 1 week, your slot will go to the next person on the list, until the program is full. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate dogs, except service dogs, on any program trip. If you have general questions about the SHP, please contact the program coordinator, Sarah Frisken: sfrisken.amc.boston@gmail.com. With questions about registration, please contact SHP registrar, Tom Kenyon. 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: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sarah Frisken (sfrisken.amc.boston@gmail.com) , Eric Ashwell
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Harvard Outing Club Cabin weekend- Hiking Shelburne Moriah Mountain and Mount Paugus

Date: Friday, April 19 - Sunday, April 21

Join us for a 2-day Shelburne Moriah Mountain and Mount Paugus hike and stay overnight at Harvard Outing Club Cabin on Friday to Sunday April 19-21, 2024. We will stay at Harvard Outing Club Cabin on Route 16, in Jackson NH 03846. Just a 15-minute drive from Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Harvard Outing Club Cabin is an excellent headquarters for any outdoors activities including hiking. On early Saturday morning, with a moderate pace, we will hike up Shelburne Moriah Mountain via the Rattle River Trail. This is 11.4 miles with 3,100 ft elevation gain. Shelburne Moriah is the northernmost major peak in the Carter-Moriah Range. On Sunday, we will hike Mount Paugus via Bolles Trail which is located in Sandwich Range. This is 6.5 miles with 2,191 ft elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Harvard Outing Club Cabin
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo 857-383-8548, Majid Ali
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Click here

Westfield River

Date: Sunday, April 21 - Sunday, April 21

We'll be paddling down about 9 miles from the Knightville dam. It's a great spring run. There's only one class III drop, but much of the run is pushing class II+, and the water can be high in April, so please at least be a strong class II paddler. Please email Vicky or Jonathan if we don't already know you.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Westfield River
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Vicky Diadiuk (diadiuk@mit.edu) , Jonathan Schlefer (schefer@alum.mit.edu)

AMC Boston Bike Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, April 22 - Monday, April 22

Monthly Bike Committee Meeting, normally held September-June on the 4th Monday of the month on Zoom at:Mike Barry is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: AMC Boston Bike Comm Meeting Time: Sep 25, 2023 19:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every month on the Fourth Mon, until Mar 25, 2024, 7 occurrence(s) Sep 25, 2023 19:00 Oct 23, 2023 19:00 Nov 27, 2023 19:00 Dec 25, 2023 19:00 Jan 22, 2024 19:00 Feb 26, 2024 19:00 Mar 25, 2024 19:00 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81025409449?pwd=bGlBOUJ5Nkh0K2tzUE1nbXVmWHJCdz09 Meeting ID: 810 2540 9449 Passcode: 967503 The agenda will be posted on the Bike Comm Google Group by the Sunday evening prior to the meeting; https://groups.google.com/u/1/g/amcbostonbikecommittee

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: On-line on Zoom
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Zoom Meeting Link

Spring Leadership Training Program

Date: Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28

This program is for AMC members who are interested in organizing and leading AMC Boston Chapter activities and trips. Upon completion participants are qualified to be a leader-in-training alongside an experienced leader or mentor for Hiking/Backpacking, Local Walks and Hikes, Bike, Ski, 20s & 30s, Forty Plus, Family Outings, Paddling, Mountaineering, Windsurfing, and Mountains and Music. The program consists of lectures, small group exercises, and role-play scenarios taught in an in-person overnight weekend session. Topics include trip planning and trip organization, safety, leadership approaches, and group dynamics. The program emphasizes experiential learning and decision making skills. Priority will be given to people who have previously participated in AMC activities. Participants are required to complete 1-2 hours of prep-work prior to the start of the program. Active participation in all parts of the program is required. Training will be held at New England Base Camp in Milton, MA. Check in starts at 7am on Saturday morning, and instruction will finish by 4pm Sunday afternoon. Lodging for the weekend is in personal tents or a shared bunkhouse. Meals will be prepared and shared by the group.

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

Boston chapter executive committee meeting

Date: Monday, May 6

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, May 6th, 2024. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. The meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Webex information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: The meeting will be virtual
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites
Registrar: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org)

River Rescue Course

Date: Saturday, May 11 - Saturday, May 11

One day River Rescue course taught by Zoar Outdoors on the Fife section. This is a custom course for advanced paddlers (II+III) and will cover self and assisted rescues, safe swims, and other critical skills for group paddling. Option to paddle on Sunday and practice skills covered in the course. Cost is covered by Boston chapter Paddling committee for active leaders and leaders-in-training, who have priority for this course. Contact the leader to join the waitlist. AMC Trip Policy

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Charlemont, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Conrad Nuthmann 978-582-9265
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, May 13 - Monday, May 13

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, May 13 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our May meeting will be held online. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 14 - Tuesday, May 14

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Registrar: Katie Bartel

AMC Boston Bike Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, May 27 - Monday, May 27

Monthly Bike Committee Meeting, normally held September-June on the 4th Monday of the month on Zoom at:Mike Barry is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: AMC Boston Bike Comm Meeting Time: Sep 25, 2023 19:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada) Every month on the Fourth Mon, until Mar 25, 2024, 7 occurrence(s) Sep 25, 2023 19:00 Oct 23, 2023 19:00 Nov 27, 2023 19:00 Dec 25, 2023 19:00 Jan 22, 2024 19:00 Feb 26, 2024 19:00 Mar 25, 2024 19:00 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81025409449?pwd=bGlBOUJ5Nkh0K2tzUE1nbXVmWHJCdz09 Meeting ID: 810 2540 9449 Passcode: 967503 The agenda will be posted on the Bike Comm Google Group by the Sunday evening prior to the meeting; https://groups.google.com/u/1/g/amcbostonbikecommittee

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: On-line on Zoom
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Zoom Meeting Link

Boston chapter executive committee meeting

Date: Monday, June 3

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, June 3rd, 2024. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. The meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Webex information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: The meeting will be virtual
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites
Registrar: Elizabeth Ryan

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, June 10 - Monday, June 10

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, June 10 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our June meeting will be held in person at AMC Headquarters at 10 City Square, Charlestown. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 11 - Tuesday, June 11

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Registrar: Katie Bartel

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, September 9 - Monday, September 9

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, September 9 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our September meeting will be held in person at AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, October 14 - Monday, October 14

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, October 14 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our October meeting will be held online. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, November 11 - Monday, November 11

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, November 11 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our November meeting will be held online. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here

20S & 30S STEERING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, December 9 - Monday, December 9

Interested in learning more and getting involved with the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20s & 30s committee? Join our next steering committee meeting on Monday, December 9 from 6:30-8:30pm! Our December meeting will be held in person at AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown. Meeting link and agenda will be sent to those registered for the meeting. Elections for committee positions will be held during the December meeting. The 20s & 30s steering committee meets once a month to plan ongoing programs and larger events, discuss ways to encourage new membership and leadership in the Boston community, and update club policies in accordance with larger AMC guidelines. All meetings are open to the public, whether you would like to apply for a position or attend as a guest to learn more about our plans for the future.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Charlestown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register here