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Beginner Weekday Morning Hike in the Blue Hills

Date: Tuesday, September 22 - Tuesday, September 22

Join us for a beginner, relaxed pace hike in the Blue Hills to start your day. We will hike the rolling hills and simply enjoy being in nature with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. There may be 1 or 2 climbs up some steep, rocky hills, at a slow side of moderate pace, to catch some scenic views. Plan to start at 9:30am and hike approximately 4+ miles. This is a great way to get outside locally, reinforce your hiking skills, and meet new people. Online registration is required and limited to 10 participants, including leader(s). Bring a back pack with water, rain jacket, snacks, mask, hand sanitizer, and poles if you use them. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on meeting location and planned trails.

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

Early Fall hike to Whiteface and Passaconaway

Date: Sunday, September 27

Join us for an early fall hike up Mts Whiteface (4,020') and Passaconaway (4,043') - two peaks on the NH Four Thousand Footer list. This strenuous, approximate 12-mile loop hike will involve some significant scrambling up the open ledges on the Blueberry Ledge trail from where, weather permitting, we will be treated to stunning views of NH's Lakes Region. Expect a 9-hour, moderately-paced hike and an elevation gain of around 3,850 ft. Participants are expected to have recent previous experience of summiting NH 4,000 footers or equivalent mountains.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling 508-330-8295, Judith Watson
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

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

Date: Sunday, September 27 - Sunday, September 27

Join AMC Boston Young Members to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! We will assist the crops manager with planting, weeding, and harvesting crops. Afterwards, we can explore the farm and wildlife sanctuary. Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. Please wear closed-toed shoes, not sandals. We recommend light-weight long pants, not shorts, as you will be working at ground level. Supplies to bring: Mask: all participants must wear a mask for the duration of the volunteer time Hand sanitizer Water bottles Garden gloves: we will be working in the dirt! (Drumlin is not able to supply loaner gloves at this time) Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses All participants must sign-up and be screened ahead of time. In order to adhere to AMC guidance, attendance will be capped at 9 participants. We will wear masks and abide by social distancing for the duration of the event.

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

Beginner Weekday Morning Hike in the Blue Hills

Date: Tuesday, September 29 - Tuesday, September 29

Join us for a beginner, relaxed pace hike in the Blue Hills to start your day. We will hike the rolling hills and simply enjoy being in nature with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. There may be 1 or 2 climbs up some steep, rocky hills, at a slow side of moderate pace, to catch some scenic views. Plan to start at 9:30am and hike approximately 4+ miles. This is a great way to get outside locally, reinforce your hiking skills, and meet new people. Online registration is required and limited to 10 participants, including leader(s). Bring a back pack with water, rain jacket, snacks, mask, hand sanitizer, and poles if you use them. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on meeting location and planned trails.

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

Canceled: Camden Maine Day Rides October 2nd-4th, 2020

Date: Friday, October 2 - Sunday, October 4

Camden Maine Day Rides October 2, 3rd, and 4th, 2020. Are you craving a safe, fun, local cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us for one, two, or all three days of cycling and socially-distant comradery while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. Currently, AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10, including the leaders. We are equipped to offer two such groups per day. You will have the option of driving up for a day ride, making your own reservations at the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, or to find other accommodations. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip. Our cycling routes will take us inland; past lakes, mountains, and farms, as well as coastal; along idyllic harbors. On Saturday, we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven, a quintessential Maine island - with a microbrewery! Each day will include 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2600 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt. You may return from each ride to enjoy the town of Camden. We will meet for outdoor socially distant Happy Hours Friday and Saturday evenings at the hotel or harbor (BYOB). Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants. Outdoor dining is available. The hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there. Other meals are not included. The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. There are no AMC fees for this event; Participants will self-pay for all meals and lodging.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: 11 Tannery Lane, Camden, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Mike Barry , Karen Hall
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020

Camden Maine Day Ride 1A: Harbor to Harbor Ride

Date: Friday, October 2 - Friday, October 2

Camden Maine Day Ride 1 A: Harbor to Harbor Ride Friday October 2, 2020 Moderate 14.3 mile (12-13 mph) Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us for a 14.3-mile, moderate paced loop from Camden to Rockport, starting at the Riverhouse Inn and Hotel parking lot (11 Tannery Lane, Camden, Maine). We will have several stops at scenic views. This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Saturday and Sunday, 10/3 and 10/4, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2300 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt. Saturday we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven, a quintessential Maine island, and on Sunday we will ride around Lake Megunticook, past farms and villages. See the listings for Saturday and Sunday's rides for more details. Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course! After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there. AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them. Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event. Other Friday Ride: Strenuous 21.5 mile (14+ mph) loop

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: 11 Tannery Lane, Camden, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Mike Barry , Karen Hall
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020

Camden Maine Day Ride 1B:   Harbors to Winery Loop

Date: Friday, October 2 - Friday, October 2

Camden Maine Day Ride 1B: Harbors to Winery Loop Friday Oct 2, 2020 Strenuous 21.5 mile (14+ mph) Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us for a 21.5-mile, strenuous paced loop from Camden to Rockport and the winery in Lincolnville, starting at the Riverhouse Inn and Hotel parking lot (11 Tannery Lane, Camden, Maine). We will have several stops at scenic views This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Saturday and Sunday, 10/3 and 10/4, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2300 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt. Saturday we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven, a quintessential Maine island, and on Sunday we will ride around Lake Megunticook, past farms and villages. See the listings for Saturday and Sunday's rides for more details. Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course! After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there. AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them. Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event. Other Friday Ride: Moderate (12-13 mph) 14.3 mile ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: 11 Tannery Lane, Camden, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Mike Barry , Karen Hall
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020

Mount Shaw's Fall Colors

Date: Saturday, October 3

Mount Shaw is a gem on the 52 WAV list as the highest peak in the Ossipee Range at 2,990 ft with incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee to the south and the Sandwich Range to the north! This region is scheduled to be in or near peak foliage so be ready to take some great photos during our 7.7-mile loop in the woods maintained by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. We will summit Mt. Shaw directly and descend over Black Snout and Tate Mountain, gaining 2,450' of elevation. The Shaw summit is shared by snowmobiles in the winter and therefore widely accessible. We plan on maintaining a moderate pace. With stops for views and lunch, you should plan on 6+ hours.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Shaw, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Robert Mackin (robert.mackin@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Eric Ashwell (ericashwell@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: New England Hiking Mount Shaw info

Camden Maine Day Ride 2A: North Haven Island Loop

Date: Saturday, October 3 - Saturday, October 3

Camden Day 2 A: North Haven Loop, October 3, 2020. Moderate 22.6 miles (12-13mph) Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Saturday morning, October 3rd, we will take a ferry to North Haven, where we will cycle 22.6 miles at a moderate pace through the rolling hills and peninsulas of this quintessential Maine island. You will need to bring $22.50 to pay for the ferry. This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Friday and Sunday, 10/2 and 10/4, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2300 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt. Friday's rides will take us on a round trip from Camden to Rockport, and on Sunday we will ride around Lake Megunticook, past farms and villages. See the listings for Friday and Sunday's rides for more details. Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course! After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there. AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them. Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event. Other Saturday Ride: strenuous, 22.6-mile route at 14+ mph

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: 517A Main Street, Rockland, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Mike Barry , Karen Hall
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020

Camden Maine Day Ride 2B: North Haven Island Loop

Date: Saturday, October 3 - Saturday, October 3

Camden Day 2 B: North Haven Island Loop, October 3, 2020. Strenuous 22.6 miles (14+ mph) Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Saturday morning, October 3rd, we will take a ferry to North Haven, where we will cycle 22.6 miles at a strenuous pace through the rolling hills and peninsulas of this quintessential Maine island. You will need to bring $22.50 to pay for the ferry. This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Friday and Sunday, 10/2 and 10/4, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2300 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt. Friday's rides will include a loop from Camden to Rockport, and on Sunday we will ride around Lake Megunticook, past farms and villages. See the listings for Friday and Sunday's rides for more details. Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course! After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there. AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them. Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event. Other Saturday Ride: moderate, 22.6 mile route (12-13 mph)

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: 517A Main Street, Rockland, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Mike Barry , Karen Hall
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020

Camden Maine Day Ride 3A: Seaside to Farmland Ride

Date: Sunday, October 4 - Sunday, October 4

Camden Day 3A: Seaside to Farmland Ride October 4th, 2020. Moderate 22.4 mile (12-13 mph) Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us for Sunday's moderate, 22.4 mile loop around Lake Megunticook, underneath the rock cliffs of Camden Hills State Park, past farms and villages. You may buy a takeout lunch at the Lincolnville General Store, which has the best front porch and chocolate chip cookies around! This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Friday and Saturday 10/2-10/3, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2600 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt. Friday's rides will include a loop from Camden to Rockport, and Saturday we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven Island. See the listings for Friday and Saturday's rides for more details. Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course! After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there. AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them. Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event. Other Sunday Ride: strenuous, hilly 37 mile route at 14+ mph

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: 11 Tannery Lane, Camden, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Mike Barry , Karen Hall
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020

Camden Maine Day Ride 3B: Seaside to Farmland Ride

Date: Sunday, October 4 - Sunday, October 4

Camden Day 3B: Seaside to Farmland Ride October 4th, 2020. Strenuous 37 mile (14+mph) Are you craving a safe, fun, regional cycling adventure with new and old AMC friends? Join us on this strenuous 37 mile loop around Lake Megunticook, underneath the rock cliffs of Camden Hills State Park, and past farms and villages. You may buy a takeout lunch at the Lincolnville General Store, which has the best front porch and salted chocolate chip cookies around. This ride is designed to be done in conjunction with companion listed rides for Friday and Saturday 10/2 and 10/3, so that we can experience three days of cycling comradery, while enjoying the breathtaking views of Midcoast Maine. You must sign up for each day's ride individually. Each day we will offer 2 ride options: one a moderate 12-13 pace averaging 22 miles with elevation gains of 1500 ft, and an advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 30-40 miles with elevation gains above 2300 ft. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads are packed dirt. Friday's rides will include a loop from Camden to Rockport, Saturday we will take a ferry to bike around North Haven Island. See the listings for Friday and Saturday's rides for more details. Overnight lodging arrangements are your responsibility, though we recommend booking with the Camden Riverhouse Hotel and Inn under the AMC group name, as we are using the Inn as our "base of operations". The Camden Riverhouse Hotel is offering rooms at $162.41 per room per night (single or double occupancy) which includes a 9% lodging tax. You are free to find other accommodations if you desire of course! After each day's rides, you are invited to meet for an outdoor Happy Hour at the Inn or harbor (BYOB), or enjoy the town of Camden on your own. For dinner, Midcoast Maine is known for excellent dining, so you may make arrangements to eat at popular area restaurants; the leaders will facilitate dining, but there isn't a "set" group dinner. Outdoor dining is available. For breakfast, the Camden Riverhouse hotel provides boxed breakfasts for those who stay there. AMC's Covid-19 guidelines limit participation to groups of 10 for each ride; we are offering two rides per day. Sign-up for each ride in advance at www.outdoors.org is required. We will be following all Covid-19 guidelines as instructed by the states of Maine and Massachusetts as well as the AMC at the time of the trip - and it's the participants' responsibility to adhere to them. Since participants are self-paying for all lodging and all meals, there are no AMC fees for this event. Other Sunday Ride: moderate (12-13 mph) 22.4 mile ride.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: 11 Tannery Lane, Camden, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Mike Barry , Karen Hall
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Prospectus for Camden Maine Day Rides Oct 2nd-4th, 2020

BeOnlinewithAMC AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Date: Monday, October 5 - Monday, October 5

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, October 5, 2020. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Location: Online via Zoom Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

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

AMC Boston 20's & 30's Fall Social - Virtual Edition #BeOnlineWithAMC

Date: Thursday, October 8 - Thursday, October 8

Join your AMC Boston 20's & 30's friends and meet new friends and hiking partners during our fall social. This time around, we will have breakout rooms where we will gather people with similar interests where they can have small group discussions. Sign up and the Zoom information will be emailed to you before the event.

Activity Categories: Cultural, Hiking, Meetings
Location: Club Zoom
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jesse Waites
Link: Register here

Hike Wildcats

Date: Saturday, October 10 - Saturday, October 10

Join us for a hike of Wildcat Ridge and summit its 5 peaks named A, B, C, D and E. Only peaks A and D are included in the NH 4000 Footer list as summits B, C and E lack the 200-foot minimum topographic prominence. Our plan, however, is to summit all 5 peaks and, weather permitting, experience fantastic views of the northern Presidentials from the ridge as well as views of Carter Dome Mountain, Carter Notch Hut and the Carter Lakes from Wildcat A. This hike is approximate 9 miles with 3,200' of elevation gain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali
Co-Leader: Jeanne Blauner
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Boston Chapter Paddling Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 13 - Tuesday, October 13

This is a monthly meeting for the Boston Chapter Paddling Committee (BCPC). The BCPC consists of all individuals who consider themselves to be participants, leaders, volunteers, interested paddlers, and those interested in paddling. This monthly forum is intended to discuss PC related topics, work on BCPC focus areas, and acquire additional information on PC activities. Meeting locations and activities will rotate regularly to accommodate member accessibility, and will have web availability as well (as able). An agenda will be sent out on the BCPC mailing list one week prior to each meeting, along with ZOOM log in information. For additional information or to be added to the mailing list contact: info@amcbostonpaddlers.org.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Location: Alternating locations in the Boston Metro Area, and Online.
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Pacuska (info@amcbostonpaddlers.org) , Jeff Barrell (info@amcbostonpaddlers.org)
Trip Difficulty: N/A
Link: Paddling Committee Homepage

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 13 - Tuesday, October 13

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@hb.amcboston.org)

BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 13 - Tuesday, October 13

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@hb.amcboston.org)

BEONLINEWITHAMC: Beyond the 48 - the winter edition

Date: Wednesday, October 14 - Wednesday, October 14

Contrary to what some people think, the hiking season doesn't end when there's snow on the ground. In fact, many people think it's actually just beginning. While climbing the 48 peaks in New Hampshire above 4,000 feet has become a popular winter pursuit, there are other high peak challenges both in New Hampshire and throughout the Northeast that someone can use for motivation. These include the Adirondack 46, the New England 67, the Northeast 115, and even the Trailwrights 72. While the number of people who have completed most of these lists in non-winter are in the thousands, the numbers drop to the hundreds for those who have completed them in winter. Reaching some of the summits was relatively straightforward and easy while others required detailed planning, mental endurance, and physical strength. Join Michael Blair as he shares stories, pictures, and tips of his journey to explore these other peaks. You must register for this event. We will e-mail you the Zoom meeting details on the day of the event around noon. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm. Michael first became involved with the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter as a trip leader in 2010. Since then he has been an instructor at both the Spring and Winter Introduction to Hiking and Backpacking Programs as well as the Spring and Fall Leadership Programs. In 2012 he became a field instructor with the AMC's flagship Mountain Leadership School. In 2019 he became a field instructor at the Adirondack Mountain Club's flagship Winter Mountaineering School. He and his wife Monica are outdoors most weekends, and together they run their own hiking group. Michael hikes year-round throughout the northeast and has finished the White Mountain 4,000-Footer Grid (each peak during each month). He has also hiked all of the Northeast 115 and the New England Hundred Highest at least once in both summer and winter. Besides the northeast, Michael has also hiked in Arizona, Bolivia, Colorado, and Italy - the highest elevation he has reached is 17,785 feet. When he's not hiking or backpacking, Michael is a volunteer trail maintainer (Caps Ridge Trail) and participates in various kayak and surfski races across New England.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Morgane Treanton , Michael Blair , Alex Nedzel
Trip Difficulty: accessible
Link: Register here

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 10 - Tuesday, November 10

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@hb.amcboston.org)

BEONLINEWITHAMC: You Can Always Take One Step: Climbing Aconcagua

Date: Wednesday, November 18 - Wednesday, November 18

Join us for a discussion and photographs of a climb of Aconcagua in 2007. A fifteen day trek and climb in the spectacular Argentinian Andes to the highest point in South America. A test of perseverance, a discovery of the many effects of altitude, a solo climb in the company of a multitude of other climbers, and always the incomparable beauty of the mountains. You must register for this event. We will e-mail you the Zoom meeting details on the day of the event around noon. The presentation will start at 7:00 pm. Maury Eldridge is a clinical psychologist, a grandfather and has been an occasional co-leader for the hiking/backpacking committee. He prefers to spend his time outdoors, both on the trail and on, in or under water. He undertook this climb when he was 56.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Morgane Treanton (morgane.treanton@gmail.com) 203-273-0150 (Before 9pm) , Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: Maury Eldridge
Trip Difficulty: accessble
Link: register here

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, December 8 - Tuesday, December 8

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@hb.amcboston.org)

Canceled: Early Snowbird - Skinning & Skiing

Date: Saturday, December 12 - Saturday, December 12

Winter is Coming! It is time to prepare your gear and your body for the upcoming season. The plan is to hike-up and ski-down Pat's Peak near Concord, NH. Pat's Peak has 750 vertical feet and allows skinning on their man-made snow. For those new to 'uphill' travel, there will be AT and telemark volunteers available to teach basics on attaching skins, efficient climbing techniques, as well as heat management. This is an excellent opportunity to practice hiking up, transitions, and skiing down as we will attempt several trips up and down this large hill (almost a mountain). Contact leaders for questions on rentals and/or skins. For those already familiar with skinning, this is an opportunity to kick out cobwebs and train on snow. This will be an informal gathering and you are welcome to move at your own pace or group up with others or sit out a lap. We will meetup for lunch and afterwards for those interested in apres-ski beverages. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required, particularly for those desiring instruction and info on car pooling. Until then, Think Snow!

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Pat's Peak
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Trip Difficulty: Skiing groomed snow at Pat's Peak - not difficult