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Advanced Backcountry Alpine Ski & Ride Trip in Stowe, VT

Date: Sunday, January 23

Craving fresh powder? Wondering why you moved to New England? We can offer the quintessential Northeast skiing experience in the Stowe, Vermont back(side)country that may or may not include fresh powder. Based on current weather, our goal is to explore the backcountry trail system, accessed from above Stowe's Nordic Center, that includes the Skytop, Burt, Bruce, and Steeple trails. See Mt. Mansfield area tours in David Goodman's "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast" book for more information on these touring options. This event is for experienced riders in ungroomed and gladed terrain who are willing to explore new trails while looking to meet new folks. Riders must be comfortable with 8 to 9 miles and +2,000 ft uphill skiing ("skinning"), skiing black-diamond runs under variable conditions, and they must know how to use their alpine touring ski, tele, or splitboard gear - metal edges are required. Be prepared to spend a full day in the backcountry, dress in layers (avoid cotton), and bring enough water and snacks. A Backcountry pass is required of all participants, purchased through Stowe's Nordic Center for $18: https://www.stowe.com/the-mountain/about-the-mountain/cross-country-center.aspx

Activity Categories: Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Stowe, Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Cheryl Hacker
Co-Leader: Alicia Ping , Freddy Benning
Registrar: Cheryl Hacker
Trip Difficulty: Must be able to climb 2,000' and ski 8 to 9 miles
Link: Backcountry Trail Map (PDF, pg 1)

WHP: Tecumseh 3 Sunday (Level 1)

Date: Sunday, January 23

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. The objective of this hike will be to give WHP participants experience in hiking a White Mountain four thousand footer in winter conditions. Attention will focus on gear layering, appropriate food and fluid intake and, hopefully, the use of foot traction, including 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. Experienced leaders will assist with winter techniques and questions about hiking, and the Appalachian Mountain Club itself. Round trip of approximately 5 miles at a moderate pace with an elevation gain of 2,300 ft. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly , Alex Nedzel
Trip Difficulty: Mod
Link: Register Here

Beginner Nordic at Waterville Valley

Date: Sunday, January 23 - Sunday, January 23

How does gliding though the woods on crystalline snow in the white beauty of winter sound? Have you thought of maybe nordic (or cross country) skiing, but never had the time, are not sure where to start, or don't know where good snow might be? We have a plan for you! Join the AMC Boston Chapter in partnership with Waterville Valley, NH resort for a "first day on skis" workshop. By the end of the day you will advance to a confident novice and be gliding along with us. With 70+ km of trails at an altitude of 1500 to 2300 ft, the Waterville Valley Nordic center is the largest nordic center to Boston and one of the higher ones in the Whites for generally good snow conditions. Whats the plan? 9:00 Arrive in Waterville Valley, NH via self driving/car pools (approx 2 hrs from Boston). Rent equipment, get trail pass, etc 9:45 Introductions with your AMC leaders and fellow skiers 10:00 Handoff to your certified Waterville Valley Nordic Instructors for group lessons (4-6 per group) 11:30 Lesson ends, lunch and socializing in Adventure Center (buy or bring pack lunch) - this may need to be outside for COVID 1:00pm Afternoon ski tour with AMC leaders who will split the group and provide tips to reinforce the instruction 3:30pm approx end day (trails close at 1600), return equipment, optional socializing Cost is $48 and will include equipment rental, the group lesson, trail pass and the afternoon ski tour and tips. Skiers will self pay Waterville Valley directly as per directions TBD from the leaders. Cancellation policy is per Waterville Valley Resort. How do I sign up and details? Click on the "register now" button on the trip listing and fill in the basic contact info and click through the E-waiver. The leaders will then contact you and give you info on how to finish your reservation with Waterville Valley. Be ready to answer with your height, weight (add 10-15 pounds for clothing and gear) and shoe size in Euro sizes (as in 38, 42, etc). In general, you should be prepared to be outside most of the day. Have a small rucksack or fanny pack with water, snack, extra hat extra gloves and a warm jacket (puffy down jackets are perfect) for when we are not as active. You will get quite warm or really cool off depending on how active you are. Later we will provide confirmed participants with detailed directions, facilitate car pools and gear list.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Waterville Valley, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251, Marcella MacKenzie , Marlene Heroux , Karen Hall
Trip Difficulty: Begineer
Link: Waterville Valley Resort Adventure Center

20s & 30s Winter Hike in the Blue Hills Moderate

Date: Sunday, January 23 - Sunday, January 23

Join us for a beautiful hike at the Blue Hills Reservation. Be prepared to hike about 4 hours/6 miles through some rugged, hilly terrain. Bring a backpack with water, extra layers, snacks, lunch, mask, hand sanitizer. This hike and many others are open to the public so you don't have to be an AMC member.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chaoran Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com) 617-237-0880
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

20s & 30s: Night Skiing at Wachusett Mountain

Date: Tuesday, January 25

Join AMC Boston 20's & 30's for a casual dinner followed by an evening of downhill skiing (snowboarders are welcome too!) at Wachusett Mountain! We'll gather in the base lodge for food (available for purchase or bring your own) and to meet each other, and then participants can elect to break off into groups of like-abilities for an evening of skiing. Once approved, participants should purchase a lift ticket for "session 4" (7-9:30pm), currently $44. If rentals or a lesson is needed, the participant will need to make these arrangements with Wachusett. Pursuant to AMC's COVID policy, each participant must present a copy or image of their vaccination record for COVID 19 or proof that they have received a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the event. Please email a copy of your COVID vaccination card or an affirmation that you will take a PCR test and provide results prior to the event, to the leader of this event. _______________________________________________________________

Activity Categories: Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Location: Princeton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Sean Trimby (sean882@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Maddy Wharton
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

20's & 30's: A Walk Around the [Charles] Riverbend

Date: Tuesday, January 25 - Tuesday, January 25

Join Kate and Kasia for a Tuesday night walk around the Charles River. We will meet outside of the Hynes Convention Center T Stop (Green Line) at 6:30pm for a easy 4 mile loop. It might be a chilly night so please dress warm with layers. Hope to see you there!

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Charles River Esplanade
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Co-Leader: Kasia Gorecki (kmagorecki@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

#BEONLINEWITHAMC AMC BOSTON CHAPTER FAMILY OUTINGS COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Wednesday, January 26

Join us Wednesday evening January 26th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm via Zoom for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Andrew R Germain (andrew.r.germain@gmail.com) 508-340-7535
Link: Register Here

Let's Explore: Winter Trail Tracing in the Blue Hills

Date: Wednesday, January 26 - Wednesday, January 26

For vaccinated hikers, or those with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of each hike. Participants must bring your Covid card to your first hike. Masks must be brought, but will only be required in cases of extreme crowding, etc. Trail Trace the Blue Hills - In the winter! Until spring, we are going to explore every trail in the Blue Hills. How does this work? We will hike from 10 - 2 (or so) every Wednesday and Saturday. About 8 miles each trip, depending of course on the elevation gain that trip. (Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow. Then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times.) Each week will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you will 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. We ask you to decide if a hike is the right match for your interests and abilities. For example, some of us love elevation gain and a good workout and some prefer gentler terrain. We will have plenty of both to choose from. "Trail Tracing" - 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, once you get into it, and especially after you finish your first map and earn a patch... well, it can become addictive. (Says the guy who has done every trail 14 times, and the lady who has done them 7 times!) 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. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. This series of hikes is a "Register once, come when you want." series but will have to limit the number of registrations to keep group sizes manageable. If full we will put you on a wait list in case some drop out.

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Virtual Climbers' Night

Date: Wednesday, January 26 - Wednesday, January 26

Join the AMC Boston Climbing Community for a free one-hour virtual networking session to talk about all things climbing. Make some new friends and talk tick-lists, goals for 2022, gear, and more without freezing your fingers and toes! Register now to receive connection information closer to the session.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Stowe Vermont Cross-Country Ski Weekend - 20s and 30s

Date: Friday, January 28 - Sunday, January 30

Join us for the January edition of the classic Stowe ski weekend in Vermont. Ski the groomed trails at Von Trapp's Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort. Stay at a cozy inn with a roaring fireplace. Trip cost of $200/double or $225/single includes 2 nights' lodging and happy hour. Downhill skiers welcome. Hilly terrain ideal for intermediate skiers at moderate pace. 20s and 30s skiers welcome.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Location: Stowe, Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Jennifer E Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com) , Tom Hollis (seas100@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

2022 AMC Boston Ice Program

Date: Friday, January 28 - Sunday, February 13

The traditional AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee's annual Ice Program is an immersive, 40-hour instructional program designed to teach waterfall ice climbing to students with outdoor rock climbing skills and winter sports experience. We typically focus on the equipment, techniques, and practices that are useful on the mountains and crags of New England as well as ice climbing areas worldwide.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Jackson, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Matt Drayer , Andrew Marquis
Trip Difficulty: Difficult

AMC Boston CRG Watertown Gym Night

Date: Friday, January 28 - Friday, January 28

Come join us for a gym night with AMC Boston Climbing Community! We will meet by the lockers. If you arrive late, come find us around the gym in green wristbands or AMC shirts! Meetup starts at 7PM.The gym charges for admission and gear rental (if needed). Helen and Miho will be hosting. Register below and to the google doc sheet for guest pass sharing, etc.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Central Rock Watertown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Frances Bui
Co-Leader: Helen Day , Miho Sjoquist
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Attendees and Guest Pass Requests

WHP: No. and So. Kinsmans (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, January 29

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. We will hike up the Kinsman Mountains from Franconia Notch at a moderate pace. The hike is about 9.5 miles round trip, with 3500' of elevation gain over varied terrain. Portions of the route are relatively steep, and others have brief above-tree line exposure. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including snowshoes and crampons. This is a Level 3 trip, participants will be expected to have at least one Level 1 or 2 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: Stephen Duly , Pat Grimm
Co-Leader: Jesse Waites
Trip Difficulty: Stre
Link: Register Here

WHP: Jackson (Level 2/3)

Date: Saturday, January 29

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Mt Jackson's elevation is 4,052 feet with a moderately steep trail. The reward is a open summit with beautiful views into Crawford Notch and north to Mt. Washington. The trailhead begins in Crawford Notch close to the Highland Center. The hike is just over 5 miles (round trip) with 2,100 feet of elevation gain. We plan on a comfortable pace and hiking time will vary depending on the group, weather, and trail conditions. Participants will have an opportunity to practice winter hiking skills and use of gear in expected variable winter conditions. The last hundred or so feet to the summit is a hand scramble up ledges, fully exposed to the weather. As such, full winter gear is required for this trip, including snowshoes, crampons, and above-treeline face and eye protection. This is a Level 2/3 trip, participants will be expected to have at least one Level 1 or 2 WHP hikes or have comparable winter experience. 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 Jackson
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eric Robbie (eric.robbie@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Pierce and Ike Winter Hike

Date: Saturday, January 29

Are you an experienced winter hiker, ready to push a little higher and farther? Come join Jess, Rosa, and Jim on this "quad burner" hike up Mt Pierce (4312 ft) and Mt Eisenhower (4760), where weather permitting, we'll be treated to spectacular views of the valley and Mt Washington. Our intended route up Crawford Path has about 3,200 ft of vertical gain over 9.2 miles, and it will take us all day at our intended moderate 1.5-2mph pace. The section above Mt Pierce is fairly exposed, while Eisenhower is entirely above tree line, so we'll focus on appropriately handling the weather. We will require full above tree line clothing and gear for this trip, including microspikes, crampons, and snowshoes, as well as full face and eye protection (e.g. ski goggles and facemask or balaclava) for wind protection. See link below for the full recommended gear list. Strong Winter Hiking Program participants who have already completed Level 1 and 2 hikes are welcome to register for this trip. 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. Our alternate date for this trip in case of heavy snow or rain is Sunday January 30.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Rosa Zhang , Jim Hutchinson
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Mt. Roberts Hike

Date: Saturday, January 29

Join us for a hike of Mt. Roberts, a 52 with a view peak in the Lakes region of NH. We will hike an approximately 8.3 mile loop with 1500 ft of elevation gain. On a clear day we can expect great views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Expect a moderate but steady pace, and come prepared to spend 5-7 hours hiking. Participants should have some previous winter hiking experience. Depending on the conditions we may require microspikes or snowshoes. All participants must present proof of either their COVID 19 vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the hike. Participants are required to bring a mask to wear during any emergency or similar situation that requires people to be within close proximity for an extended period of time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Roberts
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Deb Conrady
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Hike Osceolas

Date: Saturday, January 29

Mt. Oseola is in the Sandwich Range and it is known for the beautiful clifftop views overlooking Waterville Valley from all 4 of its peaks. Two of these peaks are on the official NH 4000 footer list. We plan to hike the Osceolas main peak (4340 ft.) and East peak (4156 ft.) from the Kancamagus Highway, out and back. The ascent/descent of East Osceola is notoriously steep. At a slow pace, we will hike approximately 7.6 miles and gain 3100 ft. of elevation. Weather cooperating, we will enjoy fantastic views from atop Mt. Osceola, with relatively little above treeline exposure. This trail is steep and contains a steep chimney and crosses a small slide, both of which may be icy. There is a chimney bypass should conditions not be appropriate. We may have full winter conditions, so crampons, mountaineering snowshoes and previous winter 4000 footer hiking experience is required to participate. Participants are required to bring a mask to wear during any emergency or similar situation that requires people to be within close proximity for an extended period of time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Osceloa
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Trip Difficulty: Vig
Link: Click here

XC Ski: Waterville Valley!

Date: Saturday, January 29 - Saturday, January 29

All abilities and beginners welcome! Join us for a day of machine cut track kick and glide skiing on Waterville Valley's 70+ km trail network. We will likely split into two groups; one moderate to vigorous-paced group may stay out on the trails all day and the other relaxed to easy-paced group may ski a few hours, return to the lodge for lunch, then ski a few hours in the afternoon. In both cases, you can either bring your own lunch or buy one from a cafe in Waterville Valley. If you are on the trails all day, be prepared to carry your lunch! There isn't a remote Yurt or warming hut, so the weather may influence if people want to stay outside all day or not. Ability Level & Pace: Beginner to advanced skiers welcome on our tour. We recommend beginners take a group lesson before attending this trip, or take a lesson in the morning and ski with the group in the afternoon. The group will likely break into a relaxed/easy paced group and a moderate/vigorous group. Extremely fast (and skaters) or slower skiers are welcome to self-guide. Trail Passes: Participants should self-pay the $24 center trail fee. Please see the Waterville Valley Nordic trail pass website for details about costs http://www.waterville.com/nordic-passes/. Conditions: These trails are machine groomed for both skate and classic skiing, and trails are patrolled. Trip may run in marginal conditions, but lack of snow and/or rain will likely cancel the trip. Consult the co-leader with questions. Ski conditions, trail map and driving directions are available at the Waterville Valley Adventure Center website below. Registration & Waiver: This trip is sponsored by the AMC Boston Ski Committee. Register for the trip on by clicking on the "Register Now" button on the AMC Club System. This will gather your info and an emergency contact and will click you through an electronic waiver. If you haven't yet created an AMC log-in it will walk you through creating one (however, you don't need to be an AMC member to attend). Gear List: Rent Nordic XC skis/boots/poles onsite or bring narrow XC skis/boots/poles for machine cut tracks. Very small daypack or fanny pack with 1l water, snacks, spare jacket, lip balm/chapstick, sunglasses, spare gloves, and balaclava or hat. Wear clothing, gloves, hat, balaclava, glasses/goggles per expected weather. Use map from adventure center and/or GPS app on smartphone for navigation. Detailed directions here (or denote that a leader will follow up with you) Meet at the touring center at 9:30am and be prepared to be fully equipped and ready to ski off (or attend a beginner lesson) at 10:00am.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Waterville Valley Town Square
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mary MacDonald 978-887-4202 (text is preferred) , Mike Barry
Co-Leader: Sheila Spitzak
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed to Vigorous
Link: Waterville Valley Adventure Center

Let's Explore: Winter Trail Tracing in the Blue Hills

Date: Saturday, January 29 - Saturday, January 29

For vaccinated hikers, or those with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of each hike. Participants must bring your Covid card to your first hike. Masks must be brought, but will only be required in cases of extreme crowding, etc. Trail Trace the Blue Hills - In the winter! For the past few months, we have been exploring different locations each trip. For the next 3 months, we are going to explore every trail in the Blue Hills. How does this work? We will hike from 10 - 2 (or so) every Wednesday and Saturday. About 8 miles each trip, depending of course on the elevation gain that trip. (Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow. Then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times.) Each week will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you will 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. We ask you to decide if a hike is the right match for your interests and abilities. For example, some of us love elevation gain and a good workout and some prefer gentler terrain. We will have plenty of both to choose from. "Trail Tracing" - 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, once you get into it, and especially after you finish your first map and earn a patch... well, it can become addictive. ( Says the guy who has done every trail 14 times, and the lady who has done them 7 times!) Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snow storms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. We hope to run this series of hikes as a "Register once, come when you want." series.

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

WHP: Moosilauke (Level 3)

Date: Sunday, January 30

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. We will hike approximately 8 miles (2,600 ft elev. gain) at a moderate pace over varied terrain. 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 Level 3 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. This is a Level 3 trip, participants will be expected to have at least one Level 1 or 2 WHP hikes or have comparable winter experience. Please update your REGI profile to assist screening.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly , Pat Grimm , Jessica Halvorsen
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Winter hike Carter Dome and Mount Hight

Date: Sunday, January 30

Join us for Winter hike to Carter Dome and Mt Hight. This trip we will be hiking Carter Dome and Mount Hight. Carter Dome is a 4000 footer and also the ninth tallest of the 48, at 4832 feet. While Mount Hight doesn't have the prominence to be a 4000 footer, it does have better views, some of the best in the Whites. Our pace will be Moderate. This hike has a distance of about 10 Miles and an elevation gain of approximately 3500 ft. 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: Majid Ali
Trip Difficulty: strenuous
Link: Registration

Square Ledge (52 WAV) in Winter

Date: Sunday, January 30

Visit Square Ledge (on the 52 with-a-view list) in winter. Depending on conditions, we may include nearby destinations such as Mount Wonalancet and Wonalancet Hedgehog. Hoping to avoid the crowds, we might need to break trail on our snowshoes! Will need to pack crampons for the final ascent of Square Ledge. Pace: moderate. Maximum distance/gain (includes Mount Wonalancet and Hedgehog): 9 miles round trip, 3000 ft of gain. All participants must present a copy or image of their vaccination record for COVID 19 or proof that they have received a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the hike. Participants are required to bring a mask to wear during any emergency or similar situation that requires people to be within close proximity for an extended period of time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Click here to register

20s and 30s Fun Run on the Charles

Date: Sunday, January 30 - Sunday, January 30

Join AMC Boston 20s and 30s for a scenic 3-mile run along the Charles River! We'll run on both the Cambridge & Boston sides, beginning and ending in the same location. All paces are welcome and we'll plan to start out as a group. 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: Running
Location: Cambridge, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Justin Gallo
Co-Leader: Anne Lise Almira
Link: Register here

Ski to the B-52 from Lyford Lodge

Date: Sunday, January 30 - Thursday, February 3

Come ski with us on a unique advanced BC tour from AMC's Lyford Pond Camps (LPC) to the B-52 crash site on the northwest shoulder of Elephant Mountain near Greenville, Maine. As a bonus, we will also seek out the tail section, which is on AMC's property on the southwest shoulder of Elephant Mountain. Trails and snow conditions will vary greatly; the surfaces are a combination of dirt roads, trails and some bushwacking. Snow conditions will vary from some of AMC's groomed trails to snowmobile trails to totally untracked snow. We will strive to make the grades moderate, but there may be some shorter steeper sections. Thus, full skins and metal edged BC skis with at least about a 70/55/65mm profile are required. High topped leather or possibly lighter plastic boots are recommended, depending on your ski ability in BC conditions. We will meet in Greenville at Northwoods Outfitters on Sunday, then drive and ski as a group from the winter parking lot to Lyford Pond Camps, approximately 7 miles; on Thursday we will reverse this. You can have one duffel bag brought in by snowmobile at an additional $25 per bag per trip (book on your own) or carry all your own gear for free. We will have three full days Monday to Wednesday for attempts to get to the B-52; these are long days at about 15 miles. If we reach our objective early in the trip there is lots of terrain to explore. Detailed itinerary and maps/gps files will be shared with participants. We will be staying in a rustic but cozy and comfy cabin at Lyford Pond Camp that will have a mix of bunks/beds. Heating is by wood stoves. Our cabin may not have electric power, but overnight charging can be had in the main lodge and cabins are lit by propane lamps. Dining will be hearty and healthy and served family style in the main lodge dining room. Wine/beer are available for purchase/consumption in the main lodge. Participants are welcome to BYOB for consumption in the cabins. Per AMC policy, cancellations > 14 days prior receive a full refund minus a $25 fee and < 14 days prior will forfeit the full amount. Please see the trip brochure on the web links for more detailed info. Please register via the AMC Activities database and the leaders will follow up with you. Also please feel free to contact Mike Barry at mikebarry657@mac.com or 617.257.2251 or Peter Logan at mtnmanlogan@gmail.com or 978.436.1798 to sign up and for questions.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Lyford Lodge
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251, Peter Logan
Trip Difficulty: Advanced
Link: Trip Brochure

20s & 30s: Bowling Social in Brighton

Date: Tuesday, February 1 - Tuesday, February 1

Looking for a fun way to kick off February? Join AMC Boston 20's & 30's for an evening of bowling, food, and socialization. The event will take place in the Brighton area at a location accessible by public transportation. Cost of $15 covers 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and snacks (apps/pizza). Pursuant to AMC's COVID policy, each participant must present a copy or image of their vaccination record for COVID 19 or proof that they have received a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the event. Please provide as instructed in the signup document at time of registration.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Brighton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Co-Leader: Sean Trimby (sean882@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

Let's Explore: Winter Trail Tracing in the Blue Hills

Date: Wednesday, February 2 - Wednesday, February 2

For vaccinated hikers, or those with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of each hike. Participants must bring your Covid card to your first hike. Masks must be brought, but will only be required in cases of extreme crowding, etc. Trail Trace the Blue Hills - In the winter! Until spring, we are going to explore every trail in the Blue Hills. How does this work? We will hike from 10 - 2 (or so) every Wednesday and Saturday. About 8 miles each trip, depending of course on the elevation gain that trip. (Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow. Then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times.) Each week will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you will 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. We ask you to decide if a hike is the right match for your interests and abilities. For example, some of us love elevation gain and a good workout and some prefer gentler terrain. We will have plenty of both to choose from. "Trail Tracing" - 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, once you get into it, and especially after you finish your first map and earn a patch... well, it can become addictive. (Says the guy who has done every trail 14 times, and the lady who has done them 7 times!) 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. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. This series of hikes is a "Register once, come when you want." series but will have to limit the number of registrations to keep group sizes manageable. If full we will put you on a wait list in case some drop out.

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

Maine Woods Ski Touring Trip @ West Branch Pond Camps

Date: Thursday, February 3 - Sunday, February 6

Come join Mike and Jim for four days and three nights of front and back country ski touring in the Maine Woods! Home base will be rustic cabins at the West Branch Ponds Camps. Each day we'll head out in two groups: a "front country" group led by Mike that will glide along low and medium pitched trails that have been expertly groomed by our host Eric and his friendly team, and a "back country" group led by Jim seeking out some steeper terrain, trail blazing and bushwhacking as we explore the nearby bowls and peaks. If you have the appropriate equipment and skills, you are welcome to join whichever group suits your fancy that day! Each night we'll reconvene at WBPC and enjoy a hearty dinner and breakfast the next morning in the communal dining room as we swap stories about the day's adventures. If tracked skiing is your thing, bring your light classic touring XC skis and boots (such as Fischer Superlight with 48-44-46 profile) and be ready to ski 10-15 miles and up to 1,000' of vertical each day. If you want to hang with the back country crowd, bring your wider 55-70mm metal edged skis, gaiters, and climbing skins (or at least kicker skins) for the uphill sections, and expect 6-10 miles and up to 1,500' of vertical each day. See link below for a suggested packing list. Of course, due to variable weather and snow conditions, the leaders will adjust the itinerary as needed each day for the safety and enjoyment of the group. We'll meet in Greenville, ME at noon on Thursday, Feb 3 and leave Greenville by noon on Sunday, Feb 6, so that you'll be able to make the 4.5hour drive from Boston leaving early Thursday morning early and getting back to Boston by Sunday night. Carpools will be facilitated. Regarding COVID, participants do need to be comfortable with sharing a cabin with 3-4 others and eating in a communal dining room. We will encourage folks to spread out to the extent possible, but we cannot guarantee 6' spacing at all times. We welcome the use of masks, but note they are not required. As of now, AMC doesn't require or ask vaccination status, but that may change by the time of the trip.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Mike Barry , Jim Hutchinson
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Vigorous
Link: West Branch Pond Camps

WHP: Winter Backpacking (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, February 5 - Sunday, February 6

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. The purpose of this trip is to gain experience and learn techniques for backpacking comfortably and safely in the backcountry in Winter. You'll experience the magic of camping in the snow at a beautiful site. We will hike along a relatively level trail off the Kancamaugus Highway for about 2 miles, and camp at a sheltered location along a brook. After setting up camp, we will climb to the summit of Mt. Passaconaway (about 3 additional miles and 2500' elevation gain) and then return to camp. We will practice Winter camping and cooking skills and learn strategies for body heat management while backpacking in Winter. On Sunday, we will hike out after breakfast. The proposed camp site (low elevation and only an hour from the road) will allow us to be more flexible on required gear than if we were camping at a more remote site. 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: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Conlin (stephen.conlin@gmail.com) 781-254-5345, Eric Robbie
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Jefferson in Winter

Date: Saturday, February 5

Join us for an above treeline winter day hike to summit Mt Jefferson (5,712') the third highest peak in the Whites - an 11 mile round trip with 4,200 ft of elevation gain. Depending on weather conditions, be prepared for a strenuous 10-12 hour hike. 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 crampons, snowshoes, face protection and above-treeline wind layers. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling 508-330-8295, Joe Comuzzi
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

Winter Twins/Bonds Backpack with Overnight at Guyot Tentsite

Date: Saturday, February 5 - Sunday, February 6

Join us for a challenging and exhilarating winter backpack traverse of the Twins & Bonds! We'll get a very early start on Saturday morning. We'll hike over one or both of the Twins, plus Mt. Bond, West Bond, and Bondcliff. The exact route will depend on the weather and river conditions at the time of the trip. Saturday will be challenging day, with a total of 11-12 miles and over 4400 ft of elevation. We will overnight at the Guyot tentsite/lean-to on Saturday night. If we make good progress and have the right weather, we will enjoy a spectacular sunset on West Bond. Sunday will be another long day with a hike of 11 miles, but with much of it downhill. This trip is for intermediate/advanced hikers with prior experience backpacking and 10+ mile winter hiking. The pace will be moderate but with heavy backpacks and long days. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the backpack for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Guyot tentsite
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: John Etzel
Co-Leader: Eric DuPont
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register

20s & 30s Winter Hike in the Middlesex Fells

Date: Saturday, February 5

Join the 20s & 30s group on a winter hike of Middlesex Fells' Skyline Trail. This is an ~7 mile loop hike with ~1000' elevation gain over ~4-5 hours, with some technical footing that can be challenging in winter. Pace will be moderate to fast. Participants should be comfortable with and have some experience in winter conditions. This is not an appropriate trip for beginner hikers, however we can help point beginner hikers to more appropriate hikes : ) Microspikes will likely be needed on this hike. No dogs please. Participants are required to be fully vaccinated and/or have proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours in order to participate on this hike. Please bring a face mask/covering for emergencies. Face masks will not be required when spread out on the trail but will be necessary in any conditions that require closer contact.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middlesex Fells
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Justin Gallo
Co-Leader: Anna Goodheart
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Backcountry Ski and Ride Workshop (REVISED)

Date: Saturday, February 5 - Saturday, February 5

*This trip listing has been modified* Come ski or ride the backcountry of Mt. Cardigan! The Backcountry Ski and Ride Workshop offers a chance for backcountry skiers of all disciplines and levels to tour in the backcountry and learn new skills. Whether you are a backcountry novice who wants to gain more exposure, or an expert looking to meet other adventurers, this weekend will have something to offer you. There will be groups for Nordic backcountry and for general downhill-oriented snow sliders (splitboarders, telemark skiers and alpine touring skiers), offering basic backcountry instruction as well as more advanced groups focused on a full day of touring. The workshop will be based out of Cardigan Mountain with tours and instruction happening at the surrounding area. Participants will need to provide their own equipment and food for the day; we can help locate rental locations if needed however knowledge of systems is necessary for a successful tour. We will also be providing an optional ZOOM the Wednesday evening prior to our tour that will focus on meeting leaders, possible tours at Cardigan, what to wear, and other useful backcountry needs prior to our day on the mountain. Please contact registrar Cheryl Hacker for more information.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Cardigan Lodge, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Upper Connecticut River Valley/Lake Sunapee
Leader: Gregory Maslowe , Jeff Barrell
Registrar: Cheryl Hacker

Let's Explore: Winter Trail Tracing in the Blue Hills

Date: Saturday, February 5 - Saturday, February 5

For vaccinated hikers, or those with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of each hike. Participants must bring your Covid card to your first hike. Masks must be brought, but will only be required in cases of extreme crowding, etc. Trail Trace the Blue Hills - In the winter! For the past few months, we have been exploring different locations each trip. For the next 3 months, we are going to explore every trail in the Blue Hills. How does this work? We will hike from 10 - 2 (or so) every Wednesday and Saturday. About 8 miles each trip, depending of course on the elevation gain that trip. (Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow. Then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times.) Each week will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you will 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. We ask you to decide if a hike is the right match for your interests and abilities. For example, some of us love elevation gain and a good workout and some prefer gentler terrain. We will have plenty of both to choose from. "Trail Tracing" - 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, once you get into it, and especially after you finish your first map and earn a patch... well, it can become addictive. ( Says the guy who has done every trail 14 times, and the lady who has done them 7 times!) Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snow storms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. We hope to run this series of hikes as a "Register once, come when you want." series.

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

Moosilauke in Winter

Date: Sunday, February 6

Join us for an above treeline winter day hike to the summit of Mt Moosilauke (4,802') the tenth highest and the most westerly of the New Hampshire 4,000 footers - an approximate 8 mile round trip with 2,500 ft of elevation gain. Depending on weather conditions, be prepared for a strenuous 6-8 hour hike. 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 crampons, snowshoes, face protection and above-treeline wind layers. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling 508-330-8295, Joe Comuzzi
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

Warner Trail Loop, Wrentham State Forest

Date: Sunday, February 6 - Sunday, February 6

Get outside for some outdoor quiet, calm, and peace! Approx. 5.5 mile moderate hike. This is a gorgeous loop hike in the Wrentham State Forest. Highlights include several ponds, Knuck-Up Hill (also known as Sweatt Hill, one of the old local ski hills (you can still see where the old rope tow was as well as the lodge fireplace!), lovely stone walls, and more. Bring water and a snack. Keep your eye on the weather as snowshoes or anti-slip devices (micro-spikes, Yaktrax, etc) may be necessary. Bad weather cancels; phone Laura if uncertain. No dogs. Leader: Laura Cerier. Co-Leader: Roy Wolfe. Location details will be emailed to confirmed participants.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Laura Cerier (lcerier@comcast.net) 508-404-6353
Co-Leader: Roy Wolfe (wolferoy99@gmail.com) 774-266-4018

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, February 7

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

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

Let's Explore: Winter Trail Tracing in the Blue Hills

Date: Wednesday, February 9 - Wednesday, February 9

For vaccinated hikers, or those with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of each hike. Participants must bring your Covid card to your first hike. Masks must be brought, but will only be required in cases of extreme crowding, etc. Trail Trace the Blue Hills - In the winter! Until spring, we are going to explore every trail in the Blue Hills. How does this work? We will hike from 10 - 2 (or so) every Wednesday and Saturday. About 8 miles each trip, depending of course on the elevation gain that trip. (Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow. Then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times.) Each week will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you will 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. We ask you to decide if a hike is the right match for your interests and abilities. For example, some of us love elevation gain and a good workout and some prefer gentler terrain. We will have plenty of both to choose from. "Trail Tracing" - 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, once you get into it, and especially after you finish your first map and earn a patch... well, it can become addictive. (Says the guy who has done every trail 14 times, and the lady who has done them 7 times!) 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. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. This series of hikes is a "Register once, come when you want." series but will have to limit the number of registrations to keep group sizes manageable. If full we will put you on a wait list in case some drop out.

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 10 - Thursday, February 10

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

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

WHP: SubSig Cabin Wknd 2 (Level 4)

Date: Friday, February 11 - Sunday, February 13

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. 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. Leaders and participants are expected to bring 2 gallons of water for personal use, along with sleeping bags and their own breakfasts and trail lunches. Sub Sig Cabin will be opened by the 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 as well as meal and cabin cleanup. We will hike 10 to 12 miles each day (hopefully, North and South Twin on Saturday and Mts Willey, Field and Tom on Sunday) and gain as much as 3,500 ft in elevation. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling 508-330-8295, Pat Grimm
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

WHP: Chocurua (Level 2/3)

Date: Saturday, February 12

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org. We will hike up Mt Chocorua from the east side at a moderate pace. The hike is about 8.5 miles round trip, with 2800' of elevation gain over varied terrain. Portions of the route are relatively steep, and with 1/2 mile of above-tree line exposure at the summit. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including snowshoes and crampons. This is a Level 2/3 trip, participants will be expected to have at least one Level 1 or 2 WHP hike 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. COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Emma Shin , Philip Weiser
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Winter hike of Mt Whiteface and Mt Passaconaway

Date: Saturday, February 12

Join us for a winter day hike of Mt Whiteface (4,020 ft) and Mt Passaconaway (4,043 ft) two New Hampshire's 48s. This trip is long, lots of vertical, significant scrambling, with exposure-and the winter weather will bring its own set of challenges! The hike is around 10 miles with elevation gain of 3,750 feet and should take us about 8.5-9 hours, depending on conditions, at a moderate hiking pace between 1.25-1.5 MPH. A well-behaved and well-experienced hiking dog will join us on this trip as well. As the granite slabs of Mt Whiteface are challenging in icy conditions, participants are required to have snowshoes, crampons, and microspikes, and have experience using them. In case of emergency, we ask that all participants bring a mask. We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, although we note that masks are still advised for unvaccinated individuals whenever 6' distancing with others cannot be maintained. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Celine de Esch
Trip Difficulty: vigorous
Link: Register here

Snowshoe in Moonlight

Date: Saturday, February 12

Join us for a night snowshoe lit by the winter moon! We plan to meet at the base of Mt Monadnock after the sun sets - and after the moon has risen - so we can enjoy the beauty of snowshoeing at night - no headlamps required! (We'll need to bring our headlamps, of course, in case it gets cloudy.) The trip will be timed so Boston area participants can return to the Boston area no later than approximately 11pm. Note that overcast weather will cause this trip to be rescheduled (obviously!). The location of the hike may change due to the need for snow cover. We will be hiking through the woods on rolling terrain - not attempting summits. Beginners are welcome, but must supply their own snowshoes and other gear. Difficulty: easy. Pace: medium to slow. Length: dependent on when we reach the turn-around time to end the trip, but less than five miles. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Snowshoeing
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Elisabeth (Liz) Westner
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

Let's Explore: Winter Trail Tracing in the Blue Hills

Date: Saturday, February 12 - Saturday, February 12

For vaccinated hikers, or those with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of each hike. Participants must bring your Covid card to your first hike. Masks must be brought, but will only be required in cases of extreme crowding, etc. Trail Trace the Blue Hills - In the winter! For the past few months, we have been exploring different locations each trip. For the next 3 months, we are going to explore every trail in the Blue Hills. How does this work? We will hike from 10 - 2 (or so) every Wednesday and Saturday. About 8 miles each trip, depending of course on the elevation gain that trip. (Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow. Then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times.) Each week will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you will 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. We ask you to decide if a hike is the right match for your interests and abilities. For example, some of us love elevation gain and a good workout and some prefer gentler terrain. We will have plenty of both to choose from. "Trail Tracing" - 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, once you get into it, and especially after you finish your first map and earn a patch... well, it can become addictive. ( Says the guy who has done every trail 14 times, and the lady who has done them 7 times!) Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snow storms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. We hope to run this series of hikes as a "Register once, come when you want." series.

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

Wildcat Mt. 2022 Winter Traverse

Date: Sunday, February 13

Wildcat Mountain is a ridge in the eastern Whites. It sports 5 summits over 4000' tall, named "A" through "E". Summit "A" is the tallest. Both A and Summit "D" are on the official AMC 4000-footer list. The other three summits lack the necessary 200 feet of topographic prominence to appear on the list. The group will enjoy dramatic mountain views from the ridge throughout the day. At a moderate pace, we will hike 9.3 miles with approximately 3,500 feet of elevation gain. Depending on conditions, we expect the hike to take between 7 and 9 hours to complete, possibly finishing with headlamps. Crampons are required for this hike. All participants must present a copy or image of their vaccination record for COVID 19 or proof that they have received a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the hike. Participants are required to bring a mask to wear, for use anytime we are in close proximity with one another. Please note: the plan includes a 5-minute masked/windows-open car spot. 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: wildcat mountain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Trip Difficulty: vigorous
Link: Click here

Let's Explore: Winter Trail Tracing in the Blue Hills

Date: Wednesday, February 16 - Wednesday, February 16

For vaccinated hikers, or those with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of each hike. Participants must bring your Covid card to your first hike. Masks must be brought, but will only be required in cases of extreme crowding, etc. Trail Trace the Blue Hills - In the winter! Until spring, we are going to explore every trail in the Blue Hills. How does this work? We will hike from 10 - 2 (or so) every Wednesday and Saturday. About 8 miles each trip, depending of course on the elevation gain that trip. (Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow. Then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times.) Each week will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you will 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. We ask you to decide if a hike is the right match for your interests and abilities. For example, some of us love elevation gain and a good workout and some prefer gentler terrain. We will have plenty of both to choose from. "Trail Tracing" - 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, once you get into it, and especially after you finish your first map and earn a patch... well, it can become addictive. (Says the guy who has done every trail 14 times, and the lady who has done them 7 times!) 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. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. This series of hikes is a "Register once, come when you want." series but will have to limit the number of registrations to keep group sizes manageable. If full we will put you on a wait list in case some drop out.

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

20s & 30s book club: Winter World

Date: Wednesday, February 16 - Wednesday, February 16

Join AMC Boston 20s & 30s for an environmentally-themed book club! This time we will read "Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival" by Bernd Heinrich. Discussion will be held on Wednesday, February 16 starting at 7pm at Turtle Swamp Brewing at 3377 Washington Street in Jamaica Plain, Boston. Sign up in the table below. ***Event may be held over Zoom based on COVID situation in mid-February. Decision about in-person or virtual event will be made the week of the event. Attendees will be notified of the decision either way.*** There will also be a book club-related hike on February 12 or 13. Details forthcoming. Synopsis: "From award-winning writer and biologist Bernd Heinrich, an intimate, accessible and eloquent illumination of animal survival in Winter. From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter their environment to accommodate our physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions--i.e., radical changes in a creature's physiology take place to match the demands of the environment. Winter provides an especially remarkable situation, because of how drastically it affects the most elemental component of all life: water. Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter landscape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich's Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through the harsh, cruel exigencies of winters"

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Turtle Swamp Brewing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Link: Register here

BCMC Speaker Series: Majka Burkhardt

Date: Thursday, February 17 - Thursday, February 17

Join your cold-weather climbing friends in the AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Community and beyond for tall tales of thin ice and thriving futures with Majka Burhardt. Throughout the event, Majka will share stories of shoring up the world's water towers in the face of climate change, leveraging a team of world-class rock climbers for cliff-side access scientific research, playing in the frozen vertical, and life as a working and climbing mom of 5 year old twins. Majka's Bio: Majka is a professional climber, author, filmmaker and the founder and director of Legado (http://www.legadoinitiative.org), a non-profit that works to secure what they call "Thriving Futures" in some of the world's most important areas for conserving biodiversity and safeguarding our climate. This is a virtual event. Connection information will be sent to attendees the week of the event. All attendees are entered to win a New England ice climbing guidebook. You must register for the event to be eligible. A winner will be announced at the end of the event.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Frances Bui
Trip Difficulty: Easy

2022 Ice Season Full-Swing Community Weekend

Date: Friday, February 18 - Sunday, February 20

Spend a weekend with the AMC Boston Climbing Community at the historic Harvard Low Cabin! Use the cabin as your basecamp to gather with friends, share stories, and devise the weekend's adventures. Bring your tales of glory and suffering to our Saturday night shindig and wow your friends with visions of frozen crags and towering pillars! The Harvard Low Cabin features a kitchen complete with dual ovens and refrigerator, potable water, an outhouse, and (new!) 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. Please register using the provided link. After you've completed the registration form, you will receive a link to a Google sheet to arrange car-pooling, climbing, and other activities. In addition, all participants are required to complete the Vaccination Affirmation form. Note that the number of guests staying at the cabin is currently limited compared to prior years and that you may be placed on a waitlist.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Jackson, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Matt Drayer

WHP: East Osceola and Osceola (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, February 19

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. Mt. Oseola is in the Sandwich Range and it is known for the beautiful clifftop views overlooking Waterville Valley. We plan on hiking to the East peak (4156 ft.) and the Osceolas main peak (4340 ft.), both of which are on the official NH 4000 footer list. We hope to enjoy fantastic views from the main summit, but will need to earn them with a steep climb up East Osceola first. We will ascent the peaks from the Kancamagus via the Greeley Pond Trail and Mt. Osceola Trail, for a round trip of 7.6 miles with 3100 feet elevation gain, all at a moderate pace. After an easy 1.3 mile approach along the Greeley Pond Trail, we'll climb steeply to East Osceola, taking our time as we go, and then follow the ridge to Mt. Osceola before returning the way we came, As a reward for making the slow climb up, you can enjoy glissading on the way down. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Conlin
Co-Leader: Navaneeth Kalluru , Stanley King
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Let's Explore: Winter Trail Tracing in the Blue Hills

Date: Saturday, February 19 - Saturday, February 19

For vaccinated hikers, or those with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of each hike. Participants must bring your Covid card to your first hike. Masks must be brought, but will only be required in cases of extreme crowding, etc. Trail Trace the Blue Hills - In the winter! For the past few months, we have been exploring different locations each trip. For the next 3 months, we are going to explore every trail in the Blue Hills. How does this work? We will hike from 10 - 2 (or so) every Wednesday and Saturday. About 8 miles each trip, depending of course on the elevation gain that trip. (Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow. Then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times.) Each week will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you will 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. We ask you to decide if a hike is the right match for your interests and abilities. For example, some of us love elevation gain and a good workout and some prefer gentler terrain. We will have plenty of both to choose from. "Trail Tracing" - 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, once you get into it, and especially after you finish your first map and earn a patch... well, it can become addictive. ( Says the guy who has done every trail 14 times, and the lady who has done them 7 times!) Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snow storms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. We hope to run this series of hikes as a "Register once, come when you want." series.

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

SENDHERS BKB GYM NIGHT - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST, 7PM

Date: Monday, February 21 - Monday, February 21

Come join us for a SendHers gym night at Brooklyn Boulders in Somerville on Monday, February 21st at 7pm! Look for Frannie and folks in AMC shirts. If you arrive late, come find us around the gym. You must follow the local gym guidelines for masking. Register to receive event emails. We'll discuss upcoming events, help make connections, and climb! See below linked spreadsheet for guest pass offers and requests. Questions? Email: sendhers@amcbostonclimbers.com.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Brooklyn Boulders, Somerville
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Frances Bui (sendhers@amcbostonclimbers.com)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Attendees and Guest Pass Requests

20's & 30's: Banff Mountain Film Festival

Date: Tuesday, February 22 - Tuesday, February 22

Join AMC Boston 20's & 30's for the Banff Mountain Film Festival world tour! Every year the film festival showcases adventurers partaking in thrilling outdoor activities in beautiful places around the world. Each program is different, and includes a mix of short and long films. The program typically runs 2-3 hours. We will attend the screening on Tues, Feb 22. Tickets go on sale Jan 5 and sell out every year! Tickets are $25 + $7 fee and are reserved seating (not general admission). We will aim for seating in the Orchestra Center Right Side/Orchestra Stage Right in the effort to cluster our group.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Regent Theater, Arlington
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Link: Register here

Let's Explore: Winter Trail Tracing in the Blue Hills

Date: Wednesday, February 23 - Wednesday, February 23

For vaccinated hikers, or those with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of each hike. Participants must bring your Covid card to your first hike. Masks must be brought, but will only be required in cases of extreme crowding, etc. Trail Trace the Blue Hills - In the winter! Until spring, we are going to explore every trail in the Blue Hills. How does this work? We will hike from 10 - 2 (or so) every Wednesday and Saturday. About 8 miles each trip, depending of course on the elevation gain that trip. (Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow. Then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times.) Each week will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you will 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. We ask you to decide if a hike is the right match for your interests and abilities. For example, some of us love elevation gain and a good workout and some prefer gentler terrain. We will have plenty of both to choose from. "Trail Tracing" - 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, once you get into it, and especially after you finish your first map and earn a patch... well, it can become addictive. (Says the guy who has done every trail 14 times, and the lady who has done them 7 times!) 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. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. This series of hikes is a "Register once, come when you want." series but will have to limit the number of registrations to keep group sizes manageable. If full we will put you on a wait list in case some drop out.

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

AMC Boston MetroRock Gym Night

Date: Wednesday, February 23 - Wednesday, February 23

Come join us for a gym night with AMC Boston Climbing Community! We will meet by the lockers. If you arrive late, come find us around the gym in green wristbands or AMC shirts! Meetup starts at 6:30PM.The gym charges for admission and gear rental (if needed). Register below and to the google doc sheet for guest pass sharing, etc.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: MetroRock, Everett, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Frances Bui
Co-Leader: Anne White
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Attendees and Guest Pass Requests

SendHers Open Cabin Weekend

Date: Friday, February 25 - Sunday, February 27

Spend a weekend with the SendHers Climbing Community at the historic Harvard Low Cabin! 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. Use the cabin as your basecamp to gather with friends, share stories, and devise the weekend's adventures. There are several fun winter adventures within a stone's throw (hiking, climbing, skiing). No "formal" outings will be organized, but surely there will be some loose organization around these activities. The Harvard Low Cabin features a kitchen complete with dual ovens and refrigerator, potable water, an outhouse, and (new!) 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. Please register using the provided link. After you've completed the registration form, you will receive a link to a Google sheet to arrange car-pooling, climbing, and other activities. In addition, all participants are required to complete the Vaccination Affirmation form. Note that the number of guests staying at the cabin is currently limited compared to prior years and that you may be placed on a waitlist.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Harvard Low Cabin, Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Frances Bui

XC Ski: Waterville Valley

Date: Saturday, February 26

Join us for a day of skiing on Waterville Valley's 70+ km network of groomed trails. We will explore the intermediate trails at a moderate pace. Bring your lunch or buy one from the cafe. Due to COVID, we may be eating outdoors or in our cars. Ability Level: Skiers with some experience on intermediate blue trails will enjoy this trip. Gear List: Nordic XC skis/boots/poles for machine cut tracks, bring your own or rent from the nordic center. Small daypack or fanny pack with 1l water, snacks, spare jacket, lip balm/chapstick, sunglasses, spare gloves, and balaclava or hat. Wear clothing, gloves, hat, glasses/goggles per expected weather.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Waterville Valley Nordic Center
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ben Klass (ben.klass@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Laurie Martinelli
Link: Waterville Valley Nordic

WHP: Moriah (Stoney Brook) (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, February 26

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org. We will hike up Mt Moriah from the west side at a moderate pace. The hike is about 10.5 miles round trip, with 3200' of elevation gain over varied terrain. The trail includes 1.5 miles of the AT, along which we should have views of the Northern Presidentials, weather permitting of course. Portions of the route are very steep which might even require ice ax and crampons or short bushwacks. Full winter gear is required for this trip. This is a Level 3 trip, participants will be expected to have at least one Level 1 or 2 WHP hike or have comparable winter experience. Please update your REGI profile to assist with screening. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes. 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 Moriah
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Philip Weiser , Emma Shin
Trip Difficulty: vigorous
Link: Register here

Winter day hike Mt. Monroe and Mt Washington

Date: Saturday, February 26

Join us for a winter day hike Mt. Monroe (5372) and Mt Washington (6,288'). We will hike 9.1 miles 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. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837, Pat Grimm (pagrimm@comcast.net) 978-686-7056
Co-Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 224-515-0417
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Registration

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

Date: Saturday, February 26 - Sunday, February 27

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 (must be able to ski blue trails). We'll meet on snow at 10am, and everyone is free to take as many uphill laps as they like. 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. Max. 20 participants. Sunday (REGISTRATION NOW FULL) 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 meaningful backcountry experience in order to join, along with the ability to ski ungroomed black diamond terrain. 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 travel uphill and navigate into the backcountry with confidence, all while making safe group decisions, exploring, and finding and riding as much vertical as possible. 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/ Scholarship support may be available - please contact Stephanie at skrzyzewski@shejumps.org for more information. Proof of COVID vaccination and health attestation will be required, and all participants will need to sign SheJumps and AMC liability waivers. Discounted rooms are being held at a local hotel. Please indicate on the registration form if you will be seeking a room. The discounted rate is $212/night.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Bolton Valley Resort, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Cheryl Hacker
Co-Leader: Alicia Ping , Freddy Benning
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Let's Explore: Winter Trail Tracing in the Blue Hills

Date: Saturday, February 26 - Saturday, February 26

For vaccinated hikers, or those with a negative PCR test within 72 hours of each hike. Participants must bring your Covid card to your first hike. Masks must be brought, but will only be required in cases of extreme crowding, etc. Trail Trace the Blue Hills - In the winter! For the past few months, we have been exploring different locations each trip. For the next 3 months, we are going to explore every trail in the Blue Hills. How does this work? We will hike from 10 - 2 (or so) every Wednesday and Saturday. About 8 miles each trip, depending of course on the elevation gain that trip. (Some weeks will be 'flat', like Fowl Meadow. Then there are weeks where we will climb Great Blue, or Buck Hill, multiple times.) Each week will pick a new area and hike all (as in every inch of every trail) of the trails in that area. We will send out an Information Sheet several days before each hike to give you all the information you will 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. We ask you to decide if a hike is the right match for your interests and abilities. For example, some of us love elevation gain and a good workout and some prefer gentler terrain. We will have plenty of both to choose from. "Trail Tracing" - 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, once you get into it, and especially after you finish your first map and earn a patch... well, it can become addictive. ( Says the guy who has done every trail 14 times, and the lady who has done them 7 times!) Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. Active snow storms may impact us, not because of the snow while hiking, but because of travel and parking. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. We hope to run this series of hikes as a "Register once, come when you want." series.

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

Winter hike Mount Moosilauke

Date: Sunday, February 27

Join us for an above winter day hike to the summit of Mt Moosilauke (4,802'). We will hike approximately 8 miles (2,600 ft elev. gain) at a moderate pace over varied terrain. 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. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including face-coverings, snowshoes and crampons. 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 crampons, snowshoes, face protection and above-treeline wind layers. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

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

Hike the Hancocks - 2 of the 48 4k's

Date: Sunday, February 27

Let's enjoy a winter hike to the Hancocks, 2 of the 48 four thousand footers! We will plan to hike 10 miles with 2700 ft. elevation gain at a moderate pace. The goal is to summit both Mt. Hancock (North Hancock) at 4420 ft. and South Hancock at 4319 ft. We will hike through a woodsy winter wonderland, as well as on steep snow and ice-covered sections, rock hop across several streams, and may even have the opportunity to break trail through fresh snow. If this sounds like fun, come join us! Winter hiking experience is important. Participants are required to have microspikes, crampons, mountaineering snowshoes, 400 g or equivalent insulated hiking boots, extra socks, winter layers and all appropriate winter gear, including a functional headlamp with extra batteries. All participants must present a copy or image of their vaccination record for COVID 19 or proof that they have received a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the hike. Participants are required to bring a mask to wear during any emergency or similar situation that requires people to be within close proximity for an extended period of time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Hancock
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Mary Anargirou
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

XC Skiing @ Waterville Valley

Date: Sunday, February 27 - Sunday, February 27

Join us for a day of moderate paced, machine cut track kick and glide skiing on Waterville Valley's 70+ km trail network. We will likely split into two groups; one may stay out on the trails all day and the other may ski a few hours, return to the lodge for lunch, then ski a few hours in the afternoon. In both cases, you can either bring your own lunch or buy one from a cafe in Waterville Valley. If you are on the trails all day, be prepared to carry your lunch! There isn't a remote Yurt or warming hut, so the weather may influence if people want to stay outside all day or not. Ability Level & Pace: Novice to advanced skiers welcome on our tour. We recommend beginners take a group lesson before attending this trip, or take a lesson in the morning and ski with the group in the afternoon. The group will likely break into a faster and more moderate paced group. Extremely fast (and skaters) or slower skiers are welcome to self-guide. Trail Passes: Participants should self-pay the $24 center trail fee. Please see the Waterville Valley Nordic trail pass website for details about costs http://www.waterville.com/nordic-passes/. Conditions: These trails are machine groomed for both skate and classic skiing, and trails are patrolled. Trip may run in marginal conditions, but lack of snow and/or rain will likely cancel the trip. Consult the co-leader with questions. Ski conditions, trail map and driving directions are available at the Waterville Valley Adventure Center website below. Registration & Waiver: This trip is sponsored by the AMC Boston Ski Committee. Register for the trip on by clicking on the "Register Now" button on the AMC Club System. This will gather you're and an emergency contact info and will click you through an electronic waiver. If you haven't yet created an AMC log-in it will walk you through creating one (however, you don't need to be an AMC member to attend). Gear List: Narrow XC skis/boots/poles for machine cut tracks. Very small daypack or fanny pack with 1l water, snacks, spare jacket Lip balm/chapstick, sunglasses, spare gloves and balaclava or hat. Wear clothing, gloves, hat, balaclava, glasses/goggles per expected weather Use map from adventure center and/or GPS app on smartphone for navigation Detailed directions here (or denote that a leader will follow up with you) Meet at the touring center at 09:30 and be prepared to be fully equipped and ready to ski off at 10:00.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Waterville Valley Adventure Center
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mikhail Nitko (mnitko@gmail.com) , Mike Barry
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate+
Link: Waterville Valley Adventure Center

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2022

Date: Sunday, February 27 - Sunday, February 27

Ready to learn to roll your whitewater kayak? Or want to tune up a rusty roll, or help 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. Gear rentals will be available for the full session. Proof of COVID vaccination including a booster will be required. 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 - Whitewater
Location: Arlington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com) , David Yang (d_yang1@yahoo.com)

Ski Jackson N.H. 2022

Date: Tuesday, March 1 - Sunday, March 6

Join us! Experience why XC Skier Magazine has featured Jackson N.H. and the surrounding area as an outstanding winter ski destination with lots of rustic charm, outstanding scenery, and a wide choice of nearby ski areas and restaurants. There are several large XC & snowshoeing centers nearby including Great Glen, JacksonXC, Purity Springs, Mt. Washington Valley, Bear Notch & Bretton Woods with combined 400km of trails. This trip is for alpine skiers too! All also nearby are Bretton Woods known for some of the best groomed slopes in the east; Wildcat renowned for its views; Cranmore & Attitash. So whatever your passion including snow shoeing, socializing and après ski activities unique to the area - this trip will be fun! Trip leaders have negotiated a block room rate through December. Participants will self-pay the hotel, all meals and ski passes. An estimated cost range for the 5night/6day trip ppdo is about $828-$985 (assuming $50/day meals, $25/day nordic passes, $80/participant registration fee and depending upon room type chosen). Once you have registered through the Activity Database, please fill out this google survey with additional information: https://forms.gle/ysmY2Hr1TDWr4NEW7 We are looking forward to seeing you in Jackson!

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark, Snowshoeing
Location: Jackson, N.H.
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Debra Taylor (debraotaylor@comcast.net) 978-732-6336 (Before 8pm) , Mike Barry , Arnold Nadler

Craftsbury Outdoor Center Cross Country Ski Weekend

Date: Friday, March 4 - Sunday, March 6

Please join us at one of the largest cross country ski centers in New England. All inclusive package includes food and lodging. A photo of your completed vaccination card is required to be submitted to the leaders prior to being approved on the trip.

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

2022 Ice Season Meltdown Community Weekend

Date: Friday, March 4 - Sunday, March 6

Spend a weekend with the AMC Boston Climbing Community at the historic Harvard Low Cabin! Use the cabin as your basecamp to gather with friends, share stories, and devise the weekend's adventures. Bring your tales of glory and suffering to our Saturday night shindig and wow your friends with visions of frozen crags and towering pillars! The Harvard Low Cabin features a kitchen complete with dual ovens and refrigerator, potable water, an outhouse, and (new!) 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. Please register using the provided link. After you've completed the registration form, you will receive a link to a Google sheet to arrange car-pooling, climbing, and other activities. In addition, all participants are required to complete the Vaccination Affirmation form. Note that the number of guests staying at the cabin is currently limited compared to prior years and that you may be placed on a waitlist.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Jackson, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Matt Drayer

WHP: Pierce/Eisenhower (Level 2/3)

Date: Saturday, March 5

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. 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. The extended hike requires that we move along and is an level 3 rather than a level 2 hike. It is a good training hike for the above treeline workshop. Crampons are required for the extended hike (see below) 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: Pam Wilmot (phwilmot@gmail.com) , Eric Robbie
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register

Winter Backpack to Passaconaway, Whiteface, and Tripyramids

Date: Saturday, March 5 - Sunday, March 6

Join us in a challenging overnight backpack adventure in the Sandwich Range Wilderness. We'll stealth camp on the Kate Sleeper trail Saturday night. With good weather and a motivated group we will summit the Tripyramids, Passaconoway and Whiteface.. Previous winter hiking and/or backpacking experience is required and participants should be in shape for a long challenging hikes with winter loads. Day 1: 10 miles, approx. 4730 ft elevation gain; Day 2: 7.2 miles, approx. 1390 ft elevation gain. The pace will be moderate but with heavy backpacks and long days. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the backpack for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Kate Sleeper
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: John Etzel , Jim Robinson
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register

WHP: Avalon, Field & Tom

Date: Saturday, March 5

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. We hope to summit Mts. Avalon, Field and Tom. Seven miles total. Steep sections. Snowshoes, microspikes and crampons will see use. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Crawford Notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren
Co-Leader: Shepard Johnson , Denise Bouchard
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: REGI link

North and South Twin

Date: Saturday, March 5

Kick off March with a strenuous 14 mile hike to North Twin and South Twin, two glorious 4,000' peaks on the northern boundary of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Views from South Twin into the vast wilderness are second to none. The access road will be closed for winter, so there will be a lengthy road walk to and from the trailhead. If trail-breaking is required due to snow conditions, expect a long moderately paced day. Pretzel, the hiking dog, may be joining us. Can be combined with Ls Liberty/Flume Sunday Hike. Please update your REGI profile and see the event question therein. 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. https://cdn.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/27170323/AMC-Trirp-Policy-September-2021-Update.pdf COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Twin Mountain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com)
Co-Leader: Bill Ladd (bill.ladd21@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here:

Liberty/Flume

Date: Sunday, March 6

Start March on a challenging full winter conditions hike over 2 4000 footers in the Franconia Range. This hike is aimed for those who are prepared for 10 miles with 4200 feet of elevation gain at a moderate pace. Duration of the hike will vary depending on the trail conditions and the ability of our group. Pretzel, the hiking dog, may be joining us. Can be combined with Ls Twins Sat hike. Please update your REGI profile and see the event question therein. 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. https://cdn.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/27170323/AMC-Trirp-Policy-September-2021-Update.pdf

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Franconia notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Bill Ladd (bill.ladd21@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here:

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2022

Date: Sunday, March 6 - Sunday, March 6

Ready to learn to roll your whitewater kayak? Or want to tune up a rusty roll, or help 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. Gear rentals will be available for the full session. Proof of COVID vaccination including a booster will be required. 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 - Whitewater
Location: Arlington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com) , David Yang (d_yang1@yahoo.com)

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, March 7

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 9 - Wednesday, March 9

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

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

WHP: Above Treeline Workshop (Level 4)

Date: Saturday, March 12 - Sunday, March 13

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to learn the basics of winter above treeline hiking. The emphasis of the course will be on individual and group hiking techniques, safety, clothing, and the proper use of crampons and ice axes. We'll spend the first day of the workshop developing and practicing the skills we'll need for the second day during which we'll attempt to summit Mt. Washington via the winter Lion Head route. The workshop uses the slopes of Mt. Washington as a training area with Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch as our base. Join us for an unforgettable experience above treeline in the White Mountains! To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling 508-330-8295, Joe Comuzzi , John Sanford , Peter Osler
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

WHP: Garfield (Level 3)

Date: Sunday, March 13

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. This hike to Mt. Garfield (4,500') offers wonderful views of the surrounding Pemigewasset Wilderness on a clear day. Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Liberty, the Bonds and Owl's Head and several other four thousand footers can be seen from its summit. This is a long hike in winter, so previous winter hiking experience is strongly suggested. It is quite possible that we will be finishing by headlamp. 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 (pagrimm@comcast.net) , Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Judith Watson
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Mount Cabot in March

Date: Sunday, March 13

Join Jesse and Jon for a medium-pace (not fast, not slow) hike up Mount Cabot, the northernmost 4000 footer named after the Italian explorer Sebastian Cabot. We will hike approximately 9.6 miles with an elevation gain of 2,400 feet. If conditions allow and everyone is up to the task, we may add continue on another mile to add Bulge and Horn mountains as well, making the hike 10.4 miles with an elevation gain of 3,166 feet. Based on conditions, we expect this hike to take approximately 6-8 hours. Participants should have some previous winter hiking experience. Please be aware that we *may* have to do a road walk to get to the trailhead and we *may* have to do a short carpools in vehicles with winter tires. Those items will be discussed with approved participants on a later date. All participants must present proof of either their COVID 19 vaccination or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the hike. Participants are required to bring a mask to wear during any emergency or similar situation that requires people to be within close proximity for an extended period of time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Cabot
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (jtniehof@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Jesse Waites (jesse.waites@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2022

Date: Sunday, March 13 - Sunday, March 13

Ready to learn to roll your whitewater kayak? Or want to tune up a rusty roll, or help 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. Gear rentals will be available for the full session. Proof of COVID vaccination including a booster will be required. 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 - Whitewater
Location: Arlington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com) , David Yang (d_yang1@yahoo.com)

Advanced Backcountry Skiing Weekend - Eastern White Mountains NH

Date: Friday, March 18 - Sunday, March 20

Join us for a weekend of backcountry skiing in several Granite Backcountry Alliance glade zones in the White Mountains, while staying at the Evans Notch lodge in Gilead, Maine. For Saturday, we will likely split into two groups for a full day trip to ski the Baldface or Crescent Ridge backcountry zones, or similar terrain depending on conditions. Half day backcountry skiing on Friday and / or Sunday will likely involve the Cooley Jericho or Maple Villa Glade. This trip is particularly geared towards experienced backcountry skiers who are looking to meet new folks and explore challenging terrain. Skiers must have familiarity with their backcountry ski gear and be comfortable skiing black diamond-level terrain under variable conditions. If backcountry conditions are not favorable then the trip will involve resort skiing at some combination of Sunday River, Wildcat, Bretton Woods and / or Black Mountain. Participants will be asked about past skiing experience before acceptance. Our group will travel at a moderate pace. All participants should be prepared for vigorous aerobic exercise, likely involving 5+ miles and 2,500+ vertical feet of uphill climbing ("skinning") per day. Lodging and meal costs for the trip are estimated at $100 per person, depending on final attendee count. If costs come in lower than advertised then the difference will be refunded to participants. In the event we have to switch to resort skiing, lift tickets for any resort skiing are additional and will be purchased directly by trip participants.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Gregory Maslowe , Jeff Barrell
Co-Leader: Steve Baker
Link: Trip Registration

WHP: SubSig Cabin Wknd 3 (Level 3)

Date: Friday, March 18 - Sunday, March 20

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. 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. Leaders and participants are expected to bring 2 gallons of water for personal use, along with sleeping bags and their own breakfasts and trail lunches. Sub Sig Cabin will be opened by the 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 as well as meal and cabin cleanup. We will hike 5 to 10 miles each day (hopefully, Mt Cabot on Saturday and Mt Jackson on Sunday) and gain as much as 3,000 ft in elevation. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling 508-330-8295, Stephen Duly
Co-Leader: ce
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

WHP: Mt. Kancamagus

Date: Saturday, March 19

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp21@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. We will attempt to attain the 3,763 summit of Mt. Kancamagus. We will follow an established trail for a couple of miles. We will then take off into the woods and follow our snowshoes up to the summit. Snowshoes and crampons will be required. All participants should also have some form of eye protection. 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: Mark Warren (markwarren@mmwarren.com) 617-233-1520 (Today, before 8:00 pm)
Co-Leader: Stan King
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: REGI link

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2022

Date: Sunday, March 20 - Sunday, March 20

Ready to learn to roll your whitewater kayak? Or want to tune up a rusty roll, or help 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. Gear rentals will be available for the full session. Proof of COVID vaccination including a booster will be required. 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 - Whitewater
Location: Arlington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com) , David Yang (d_yang1@yahoo.com)

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2022

Date: Sunday, March 27 - Sunday, March 27

Ready to learn to roll your whitewater kayak? Or want to tune up a rusty roll, or help 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. Gear rentals will be available for the full session. Proof of COVID vaccination including a booster will be required. 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 - Whitewater
Location: Arlington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com) , David Yang (d_yang1@yahoo.com)

AMC Boston CRG Watertown Gym Night

Date: Wednesday, March 30 - Wednesday, March 30

Come join us for a gym night with AMC Boston Climbing Community! We will meet by the lockers. If you arrive late, come find us around the gym in green wristbands or AMC shirts! Meetup starts at 6:30PM.The gym charges for admission and gear rental (if needed). Ted will be hosting. Register below and on the google doc sheet for guest pass sharing, etc.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Central Rock Watertown
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Frances Bui
Co-Leader: Ted Meyer
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Attendees and Guest Pass Requests

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, April 4

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 6 - Wednesday, April 6

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

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

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, May 2

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 4 - Wednesday, May 4

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

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

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Monday, June 6

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 8 - Wednesday, June 8

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, July 6 - Wednesday, July 6

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, August 3 - Wednesday, August 3

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 7 - Wednesday, September 7

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 5 - Wednesday, October 5

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Thursday, November 10 - Thursday, November 10

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

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Monthly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 7 - Wednesday, December 7

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

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