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Canceled: Paddle the Charles-Newton Historic Boathouse

Date: Wednesday, May 25

Come paddle The Charles River with us from the Historic Newton Boat house to Newton Upper Falls. This will be a six mile there and back paddle passing under numerous bridges in this so called historic "Lake District'. We will pass the Norumbega Park site. This part of the river has little current until it reaches the narrowed area near Newton Upper Falls. This will be a Flat water paddle. Participants must have basic Kayak skills to participate in this trip, such as getting in and out of your boat, turning and maneuvering, and able to wet exit and participate in rescues. You should be able to sustainably paddle an easy pace (1.5 to 2 mph). This is a group activity and everyone is expected to stay together. Equipment List: Kayak-no sit on tops (Rentals available at site) PFD -required Paddle Clothing appropriate for weather Paddle shoes or sandals Sun block Visor /sun hat Croakies to secure glasses or sunglasses Lunch and Snacks Water Personal first aide and medications Dry bag to put extra clothing, etc.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: historic Newton boathouse
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ann Hargleroad , Teresa Pagliuca

Lets Explore the Freetown State Forest

Date: Wednesday, May 25 - Wednesday, May 25

Let's Explore the Freetown State Forest in Assonet, MA. Group limited to 10. About 6-7 miles. The Freetown - Fall River State Forest is a 5,000 acre forest which includes 25 miles of trails for hiking. The website says it is also home to a Wampanoag Reservation. I am choosing this site as it is the closest forest to my home and I know nothing about it. So, come explore with me and we will all learn more about this area. I will do some research ahead of time so we will find out what is of interest to us hikers in this forest. I hope you join me. We will ask for proof of Covid vaccination or a negative PCR test result within 72 hours prior to the hike. Weather: Thunderstorms will delay, cancel or shorten trips. Also extreme winds. Rain? That's why you bring a raincoat. We won't cancel because of rain. So, come and explore with us! It is always fun to 'take a walk in the woods'. Note: Boston Local Walks Committee is always looking for new Leaders and Co-Leaders to help run hikes and take us to places you know. (Or want to learn.) If you are interested in helping out, so you can learn to be a Leader, and we can all have even more hikes; just let us know.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Freetown State Forest
Region: Massachusetts, Southeast
Leader: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Co-Leader: John Schepis
Trip Difficulty: Easy with little elevation gain.

Wednesday Night Ride

Date: Wednesday, May 25 - Wednesday, May 25

Join us for a lovely 24 mile ride out of Lincoln. We will ride at an average pace of 14-15 mph. This ride has moderate elevation gains. As we ride consistently on Wednesday's and Thursday's during the season we will progress to higher elevations and average speeds as practical. Please join us if you are able to travel at a 14-15 mph average for 24 miles. The ride start is at Lincoln Public Schools on Ballfield Rd. in Lincoln. Take the first right when you are on Ballfield Rd and look for other cars with bikes. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/2417030 Ride start is 5:45 pm. Please arrive early enough to be ready to pull out of the lot at 5:45. The rides will move to 6pm as the season progresses. If enough interest the group will get food at a nearby restaurant after the ride. Please have a working bike, helmet, bike lights, water and snacks as needed. Please be able to repair a flat or obtain needed transportation. You will be asked to sign a waiver before the start of the ride. Rain cancels.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Location: Lincoln, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Patricia Lynch

AMC Boston CRG Watertown Gym Night

Date: Wednesday, May 25 - Wednesday, May 25

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). Mandar 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: Mandar Padmawar
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Attendees and Guest Pass Requests

Borderland State Park - Weekly Walk

Date: Thursday, May 26 - Thursday, May 26

A new series of walks for vaccinated walkers! A weekly Borderland walk. Come walk, get some exercise, and meet new friends who like to walk in our wonderful parks! The plan is to meet weekly at the Borderland Visitor Center, and then walk around the ponds. We are going to plan to do a 4.5 mile, "Figure 8" loop around the two main ponds, Depending upon participant speed, this will take about 2 hours. The intent, if there is interest!, is to do this walk weekly, which will allow for meeting up with the same fun folks every week for our walk. This will start as a "Show & Go" series, which means preregistration is not required. Just show up and walk. No dogs please. If you wish to bring your child, please email ahead. Note: In order to participate, you will need sign the AMC waiver of liability each week when you arrive. See: https://cdn.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/02113537/Volunteer-Led-Activity-Release-21_Draft2021_2.pdf so you can read it beforehand. This is a new series, so may be modified over time, to suit the needs and wishes of those who come along. Location: Borderland is located... on the border, of Easton and Sharon. The entrance is at:259 Massapoag Ave, North Easton, MA 02356. There is a parking fee, for details see the Borderland website. (https://www.mass.gov/locations/borderland-state-park) However, if you plan to visit Borderland (or other state parks) often, I suggest you buy the yearly or, if you qualify, lifetime senior pass. Meet at the visitor center by 10:00. Please plan to arrive by 9:45 at the latest, as we will leave PROMPTLY at 10:00! Allow time to find Borderland, and to purchase your parking pass. Dress for the weather, and have appropriate footwear. Any questions, just email me and ask! Hope to see many of you this Thursday, and following Thursdays. Note: The intent is to walk 'every' week (that the park is open!) So, a hurricane or blizzard might cancel the walk, however a little rain? That's why we own raincoats! :-) If in doubt, email me, or check the online listing, as I will change the status to "cancelled" if I will not be there. Borderland is a former Ames estate. The Ames Shovel Company was a rather successful enterprise in the 1800s, making the Ames some of the richest folks around, and we will talk about some of that history on these hikes. Borderland was also used in several films over the past few years, For instance the interior shots for Knives Out were filmed there. Shutter Island used the lodge on the lake. The 2016 version of Ghost Busters was another. Then there is Blanche and women's suffrage, Oakes and Orchids. Plus other AMC hikes.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Borderland State Park
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

2022 AMC Boston Mountaineering Acadia Weekend

Date: Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30

Join the AMC Boston Climbing Community for Memorial Day Weekend at Acadia National Park! Acadia has several great rock climbing areas, including top roping at sea cliffs (Otter Cliffs) and trad climbing at the Precipice and South Bubble. There is also excellent hiking, biking, kayaking, and sightseeing in the park. We have booked a group campsite and a few standard tent sites from Friday 5/27 through Monday 5/30. Most people will drive up to Acadia on Friday (some may arrive early enough to do some climbing on Friday) and stay through Monday morning, heading back to Boston after lunch. You are free to checkout earlier, if you wish. The cost for the weekend is $30. This includes the cost of the campsite, firewood and food for a group cookout on Saturday evening. If you have lined up other accommodations for the weekend and want to join us for dinner Saturday night, you are welcome to do so for $15. Please note that all participants must register online and sign the AMC's electronic liability waiver.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Acadia National Park
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Scott Kilcoyne
Co-Leader: Matt Drayer
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

SHP: Mount Hedgehog (Level 1)

Date: Saturday, May 28

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join us to hike Hedgehog Mountain, located in the Sandwich Range and on the "52 With a View" list. There are several ledges with excellent outlooks deeper in the range, weather permitting. We will hike a loop via the UNH trail (4.8mi/1350' climb). The trail is mostly gentle, with shorter rough/ledgy bits and some exposure. We might have to opportunity to add on a few more miles to another viewpoint--this leaves from the parking lot, so it will be completely optional! 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: Hedgehog Mountain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof , Deb Conrady
Co-Leader: Upamanyu Kashyap
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Sea Kayak Spring Tune-Up

Date: Saturday, May 28

Annual tune-up for leaders, coleaders, and paddling enthusiasts interested in coming on Boston Chapter Sea Kayak trips. Participants will be placed in a sub-group according to level and will be instructed by experienced sea kayak leaders. There will be a forward stroke clinic, and a review of other basic strokes and techniques at the intermediate level in the morning session. The afternoon session will consists of assisted and self rescue training, towing, and scenarios. If there is time there will be a session on paddling in conditions. You will be in the water for a fair amount of time so dress accordingly. Typically, farmer john wetsuits and paddling jackets are sufficient for the water temperatures on the lake. Please provide a short description of your sea kayak experience and training when you register.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Lake Cochituate, Natick, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net) , Jeff Barrell (jbarrell2@gmail.com)

Seven Sister Trail, Amherst Ma

Date: Saturday, May 28

Tired of hiking of New Hampshire granite - then try Massachusetts basalt. Join us for a ridge traverse of the Seven Sisters Trail on the New England Trail Section 7. This traverse is 5.1 miles of rugged terrain with many ups and downs. There are multiple rock scrambles, one going over a nice example of columnar basalt that will keep this hike interesting. Great views of the Connecticut Valley throughout the hike. Pace will be moderate. Approx 1465 ft elev gain. This hike will require a car spot and we will require participants to wear a mask in the car only. 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: Amherst, Massachusetts
Region: Massachusetts, Connecticut River Valley
Leader: Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net) , William Swanton (wlswanton@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: moderate to strenuos
Link: New England Trail Section 07

VT Peaks - Ellen & Abraham (NE67)

Date: Saturday, May 28

Let's hike 2 Vermont Peaks - Mount Abraham and Mount Ellen - 2 Vermont 4000 footers, both are on the NE67 List Mount Abraham is a 4,017 foot mountain in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The Long Trail traverses the summit ridge of Mount Abraham. It is the 5th tallest peak in Vermont and was named after the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Mount Abraham has gorgeous 360 degree panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and lakes. There was a plane crash on Mount Abraham. On June 28, 1973, a pilot on his way from Twin Mountain, Vermont to Newburgh, New York was trying to navigate through a thick cloud and struck some trees at roughly 3,000 feet elevation on Mount Abraham. He survived the plane crash, but parts of the place still exist on the mountain today. Plane info: Cessna 182N Registration Number N92431. Mount Ellen is a 4,083 foot mountain in the Green Mountains of Vermont with no views on the actual summit, but just a few feet North on the Long Trail there are views from the top of the ski lift. Plan to hike at a moderate pace for approximately 11 miles with around 3300 ft. elevation gain. Headlamps are required. Gear list: https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Spring_Dayhike_gear_list.pdf 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 Abraham, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Mary Anargirou
Co-Leader: Stacie Lebow-schuko
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Glacial Features Walk

Date: Saturday, May 28 - Saturday, May 28

Leader/Speaker: Bruce Porter, Volunteer, Physicist, & Science Olympiad coach for the Glaciers Competition Join Bruce and learn about the geophysical events that shaped this land, and see where the passage of glaciers left marks on this landscape. See a striking 40-foot high kame terrace; eskers wind through these properties, and kettleholes pit the plain. Learn more about the grand history of this unique property. Limited to 10 participants.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Metrowest
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bruce Porter (porter_bruce@yahoo.com)
Co-Leader: Jason Porter
Trip Difficulty: easy

Lets Explore - Wompatuck State Park

Date: Saturday, May 28 - Saturday, May 28

7-8 miles, about 3.5 to 4 hours (depending, of course, on everyone's pace.) limited to 10. This 3,500-acre Massachusetts state park stretches into four towns - Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate and Norwell. There are numerous trails to choose from and many have rocky outcroppings and glacial erratic boulders. Much of the park is undeveloped and is heavily wooded. Trees include Atlantic white cedar, American holly, chestnut oak, shagbark hickory, mountain laurel, pink dogwood, white pine, American beech, and hemlock - some estimated to be 175 years old. Wildflowers and flowering shrubs also grow in abundance. Among the most common are swamp azalea, solomon's seal, white geranium, ladies slipper, and sheep laurel. We will create a good route for us to explore some of this diverse park. This hike is for Covid vaccinated hikers or those who present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of this hike. Weather: Thunderstorms may delay, cancel, or shorten trips. Rain? That's why you will always bring a raincoat. We won't cancel because of rain. Note: Boston Local Walks Committee is always looking for new Leaders and Co-Leaders to help run hikes and take us to places you know. (Or want to learn.) If you are interested in helping out, so you can learn to be a Leader, and we can all have even more hikes; just let us know. We love helping other hikers become Leaders.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Wompatuck State Park
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Co-Leader: Mala Krishnamurthy
Trip Difficulty: Moderate terrain with some elevation gain

20s & 30s: Volunteer for crops session at Drumlin Farm

Date: Saturday, May 28 - Saturday, May 28

Join AMC Boston's Young Members (20s & 30s) to volunteer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary! We will assist the crops manager with weeding, planting, and harvesting crops. Afterwards, we can explore the farm and wildlife sanctuary.

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

VT Peaks Bushwhack - Mt. Carmel, Bloodroot Mountain, & Farr Peak

Date: Sunday, May 29

Let's Bushwhack to 3 Vermont Peaks - Mount Carmel, Bloodroot Mountain, and Farr Peak Let's pretend we are explorers and find some new peaks. We shall hike on the famous Long Trail of Vermont, the oldest long-distance trail in the entire country. However, the adventure of the hike will be hiking 3 trail-less mountains. We will be navigating our way and the goal is to attain all 3 summits. This will be a team effort. Bring: Map, Compass, and Headlamps. Gear list: https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Spring_Dayhike_gear_list.pdf 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: Bloodroot mountain, Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Mary Anargirou , Joe Comuzzi
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

VT Peaks - Killington, Pico, and Mendon (NEHH)

Date: Monday, May 30

Let's hike 3 Vermont Peaks - Mendon, Killington, and Pico - on the New England Hundred Highest List From the summit of Killington, we should be rewarded by a stunning panorama of the Green Mountains, the Adirondacks, and the White Mountains. Pico Peak has fantastic 360 degree views of the surrounding Green Mountains. Mendon Peak is the highest trail-less peak in Vermont, through unspoiled wilderness to magnificent panoramic views. Plan to hike at a moderate pace for >10 miles with around 4000 ft. elevation gain. We will be navigating off-trail, as well as traveling on actual trails. Be prepared for water crossings, steep ascents/descents, and rock scrambles. Headlamps are required. Poles are recommended. Gear list: https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Spring_Dayhike_gear_list.pdf 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: Killington Peak
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Mary Anargirou , Joe Comuzzi
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Vineyard Haven

Date: Monday, May 30 - Monday, May 30

This trip was originally listed as "Circumnav or Nashon". The revised plan is to paddle ~6 nautical miles (one way) across Vineyard sound to Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard. This is an advanced trip and participants need to be capable of a 2.5 naut pace for 2-4 hours between breaks. This is an open water crossing with boat and ferry traffic. You must have a capable boat (>15' length) and appropriate gear. You must be capable of paddling in moderate wind, waves, and currents. Registration is required at the link provided.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Jeff Barrell
Co-Leader: Faye Dangelo
Trip Difficulty: Difficult

Western Wanderer

Date: Tuesday, May 31 - Tuesday, May 31

Please join us for an evening ride followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Let's meet at the Duck Feeding Area (2401 Commonwealth Ave) below Route 128 on the Newton/Weston line. Ride goes through Newton, Weston, and Wellesley on mostly untraveled roads. Rolling terrain, average pace of 10-12 miles. One street has several potholes. No one left behind. Helmets and bikes in good condition required. Leaders cannot help with bike maintenance. Arrive at 6:00 PM for 6:15 departure.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Evening
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Barbara Bix (Barbara@bbmarketingplus.com)
Co-Leader: Marjorie O'Malley

Lets Explore - Ames Nowell State Park, Abington, MA

Date: Wednesday, June 1 - Wednesday, June 1

6 - 7 miles, about 3.5 to 4 hours (depending, of course, on everyone's pace.) Limited to 10. Late morning to mid-afternoon. We will explore Ames Nowell State Park. These hikes are called "Let's Explore" as we will have an outline of the route to begin with but we will add on or leave out trails depending on the time and what we see of interest along the way. Note: Boston Local Walks Committee is always looking for new Leaders and Co-Leaders to help run hikes and take us to places you know. (Or want to learn.) If you are interested in helping out, so you can learn to be a Leader, and we can all have even more hikes; just let us know. We love helping other hikers become Leaders. Per new AMC policy: This hike is for those w/ Covid vaccinations. (Bring your card as proof of vaccination, or results from negative PCR test within 72 hours before hike. Leaders will have their cards. Masks: You must bring a mask. We may wear them as necessary depending on the Covid status and crowds.) Weather: Thunderstorms will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. Ditto for extreme winds. Rain? That's why you will always bring a raincoat. We won't cancel because of rain.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Ames Nowell State Park
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Joanne Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470 (Best after 6 PM) , John Schepis (jas1218@comcast.net) 508-431-0842 (evening)

Alewife-Horn Pond Loop

Date: Thursday, June 2 - Thursday, June 2

Come enjoy an 18 mile urban to inner suburban loop from Alewife to Horn Pond and return. We will ride on a mix of bike paths and roads; most have either bike lanes or shoulders for bikes. There is a short hard pack dirt road/path section. Due to the paths and expected traffic areas we will plan on a 12 mph overall speed with no formal rest stops. Participants will be asked to participate in the "human arrow" method due to the high number of turns. There are some more highly trafficked areas and cyclists are expected to follow signals and the rules of the road; helmets required, bright, highly visible clothing and blinky lights are highly recommended. This ride is show and go, though registration on the AMC system is required to sign the e-wiaver and to capture emergency contact info; registrants will be accepted by the leaders without any follow-up or screening. Please download the ride from the RWGPS link to your smartphone, or print a cue sheet. Feel free to contact the leaders for any questions. Meet at 5:45 pm to be ready to bike off at 6 pm at the start of the Minuteman Bikeway across the street from the Station. For those interested after the ride we will be having something to eat at nearby Jasper White's Summer Shack. There isn't any outdoor seating, but it's very large and open inside.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Alewife MBTA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (marjorieomalley@gmail.com) 617-257-2251
Co-Leader: Marjorie O'Malley , Fearghas MacKay
Trip Difficulty: Moderate, 12 mph, two big hills
Link: RWGPS Route

Paddling Splash & Social

Date: Thursday, June 2 - Thursday, June 2

NOTE THE DATE CHANGE to June 2 Come and meet other paddlers in person, try out different boats, and simply socialize with people instead of zoom meetings. We will gather at lake Cochituate in Natick. There will be whitewater & sea kayak boats to try out in the lake (bring appropriate clothing). Enjoy burgers, veggies, and seltzer and discuss your plans for the paddling season. All Whitewater, Sea Kayak, and Flatwater paddlers are welcome. Please register at the link provided so we know how much food to provide (welcome to bring appetizers, sides, or dessert for food diversity). Note that parking is $8 for MA license plates and $30! for out of state.

Activity Categories: Paddling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Barrell

20s and 30s Cold River Camp Weekend

Date: Friday, June 3 - Sunday, June 5

Join AMC Boston 20's and 30's as we kick off the summer with a weekend of outdoor fun at AMC's Cold River Camp in North Chatham, NH. In true Summer Camp style, a variety of hikes will be offered each day as we explore the Evans Notch region of the White Mountains. Hikers of all abilities are welcome as we'll have hikes at a range of lengths and difficulties. Come with your friends or come by yourself and make new ones! At least 3 hiking options will be provided each day. Specific offerings will be determined based on participant preferences and weather conditions that weekend. Possibilities include: Baldface Loop, Caribou Mountain Loop, and Blueberry-Speckled Mountain Loop. Hikes will be offered each day for all experience levels. Afterwards, cool off with a swim, or return to camp to relax in the main Lodge where dinner will be served. Enjoy socializing after dinner around the bonfire, or over other activities in the Lodge. Explore this beautiful, less visited section of the White Mountains, while enjoying the comforts of AMC's Cold River Camp with two nights lodging in shared cabins (in-cabin fireplace/stove), with central bath and shower facilities. Hot breakfast served each morning, along with Saturday night dinner and happy hour snacks. Trail lunches will also be provided each morning. Friday night dinner is not included. Cost = $230.26 (members) / $267.26 (non-members) *Cost includes two nights lodging in shared cabins (in-cabin fireplace/stove), with central bath/shower facilities. Saturday and Sunday hot breakfast, Saturday night dinner and happy hour snacks. Trail lunches each morning. Friday dinner not included.

Activity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Social Events
Location: AMC Cold River Camp
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Samantha Mandel (samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com) , Kelleigh Welch , Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Julia Ramsey (ramsey.julia.s@gmail.com) , Nelson Chiu
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Intro to Kayak Camping Clinic

Date: Friday, June 3 - Saturday, June 4

This clinic is for paddlers that want to pack a kayak and camp on an island. There will be a weeknight session where we go over gear, trip planning, food, and an overview of navigation. We will then meetup on Friday night and paddle to a Boston harbor island (TBD) and camp overnight. On Saturday, we will pack up and navigate around Boston harbor, practicing navigation, VHF basics, and maneuvering and landing a loaded boat. We will return to the launch in the afternoon. For this clinic, you need level 2 paddling skills (Moderate) since we will paddle 10-12 miles on Saturday and will launch, land, and cross busy boat channels with loaded boats. You will need a boat >15' in length with two hatches (or rent one). You will want some camping experience with backpack or car (an RV does not count as camping) and have or borrow basic camping gear (i.e., sleeping bag, tent, stove, etc.). Registration is required for this activity as space is limited.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Boston Harbor Islands
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeff Barrell (jbarrell2@gmail.com) , Peter Logan
Trip Difficulty: Level 2 (Moderate)

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Date: Saturday, June 4 - Saturday, June 4

Meet outside the Visitors Center. Join us for a walk in this convenient (Natick on Route 16), yet expansive wildlife retreat. Moderate pace, easy trails with some gentle hills and rocks. Bring water and snacks. No dogs. Heavy rain cancels. Contact leader if uncertain. Mass Audubon Members: Free/Nonmembers: $6 Adults, $4 Seniors (65+)

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: 280 Eliot Street, Natick, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman (lfleisch2@gmail.com) 617-244-5747 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy

SHP: Thoreau Falls (Level 2)

Date: Sunday, June 5

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Summits aren't the only rewarding hike destinations! Expand your hiking experience with a trip to Thoreau Falls. This 10.7 mile hike will feature a visit to scenic Ethan Pond, and culminate with a relaxing midhike break at Thoreau Falls before returning to the trailhead. The waterfall is long, powerful, and set in a wonderfully remote and pleasing setting, with fine views to nearby mountains, making it a great place to stop! Hikers should be prepared for 10.7 miles and 2150 feet of elevation gain, and for a long day to allow for some time to enjoy the falls. Hikers should ideally have participated in at least one other SHP or recent hike of 5+ miles to be comfortable with this distance. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 224-515-0417, Heather Mills
Co-Leader: Denise Lamb
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Registration

Hike to Mt Whiteface and Mt Passaconaway

Date: Sunday, June 5

Located within the Sandwich Range Wilderness, Mt. Whiteface (4020') and Mt. Passaconaway (4043') offers sweeping views of Lake Winnipesaukee, Squam Lake, and Mt Washington. Our hike will be an approximate 12 mile loop with 4050 feet of climbing including several scramble over rocky ledges. This is a challenging hike. We will leave early in the morning taking between 7 to 9 hours so plan on a full day. 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: Tom Kenyon
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register

20s & 30s: Volunteer Outing and Picnic at Farrington Nature Linc (TrailsFest)

Date: Sunday, June 5 - Sunday, June 5

Join us for a volunteer outing to Farrington Nature Linc! We'll spend the morning helping out with various tasks around the property, including trail maintenance, garden maintenance, and painting, and end with a picnic lunch. Please plan to bring a bag lunch (and utensils!). About Farrington Nature Linc: Farrington Nature Linc's mission is to enhance the well-being of children from low-income communities through a connection with the natural world. Our 75 acres of woodlands, fields and ponds near Boston are dedicated to providing respite and inspiration for children who might not otherwise have this opportunity.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Farrington Nature Linc
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jenna Whitney , Katherine Blair , Ryan Braid

Bike Riding Skills Workshop

Date: Sunday, June 5 - Sunday, June 5

This bike riding skills workshop is aimed at providing novice riders with basic riding & traffic safety, skills and courtesy technics for riding in a group on roads and bike paths, and basic bike adjustments for optimal fit and how to fix a flat tire. It will be a mix of lecture/discussions, "hands-on" and a 14-mile rides in two segments to practice skills and techniques. Each ride will be followed by another presentation and Q & A session. Another optional ride of 11 miles after the formal session ends will be provide for riders interested. We are looking forward to seeing you at this workshop and have space for 25 riders. Logisitcal details, a syllabus and more information will be provided to riders once registered. A tube patch/tire iron kit to repair flats and a small multi tool will be provided to riders compliments of Quad Cycles and the Bike Committee.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Alewife Reservation, Cambridge, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Co-Leader: Bruce Eisenhut (bruceeisenhut8@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: 2-Relaxed

A revolution from Revolution Hall on Minuteman Bike Path (Food Court & brews after)

Date: Wednesday, June 8 - Wednesday, June 8

Evening Ride at 13-15 MPH with 6:00pm departure onto Bike Path before heading onto back roads. Need helmet and well-maintained bike. Must be able to navigate RideWithGPS route, be comfortable riding in traffic, and able to change tube, if needed. Optional food and brews/wine after ride, while maintaining social distancing in outdoor setting at Revolution Hall. 20 miles; 14 and 24 mile options.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Evening, Bicycling - Road
Location: Revolution Hall, Craft Food Hall Project, 3 Maguire Rd, Lexington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Gail Ferreira , Mike McIlrath
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: 20 mile route

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 Chapter - Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 9

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, June 6, 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

SHP: The Beginner Backpack - Your Best Weekend Experience!!!

Date: Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12

This experience is part of the 2022 Spring Hiking Program and is open to all registered participants. Please do not register for this trip if you are not a participant in the SHP. The Beginner Backpacking Experience will give participants an introduction to backpacking through an overnight trip of moderate length to a backcountry destination. We will meet as a large group on Friday night and enjoy breakfast together. We will then break into smaller groups to head to different backcountry destinations. Backcountry groups will have approximately three to five participants with a leader and co-leader. You will be assigned to one of the backcountry groups, closely matched to your abilities and desires, prior to June 3. 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: Waterville Valley, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: REGI link

Bicycle North of the White-30th Anniversary

Date: Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST Trip is back by popular demand for its 30th anniversary. We are looking forward to an enjoyable weekend of biking and ambience, just north of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Though the terrain is hilly, and the rides are challenging, the routes are not as vertical as the notches and they have some long stretches of level terrain along the Connecticut river. FEATURES A.All the mountain views without climbing the mountains B.Multiple cuisine options available within walking distance from motel C.Choices of pace, routes, & distances D.Varied routes from prior trips LANCASTER MOTEL We will stay at the Lancaster Motel, located in Lancaster, NH: rustic with basic amenities & services, similar to a two-star motel. Food options available nearby walking distance, direct access to beautiful routes in Connecticut River Valley, & hosts are friendly. RIDES We will have organized road bike rides, with a choice of distance depending on your enthusiasm & level of fitness. This year we are again adding an optional ride on Friday near Lincoln, NH, before a group dinner there. All the scenery "above the notches" is beautiful, the roads are lightly traveled, & the terrain is hilly rather than mountainous, with some flat sections in the middle of the rides along the Connecticut River. We will plan on cycling as a loose group with regular stops to regroup; endurance rather than absolute speed will serve you well on this trip. Rides range from 35 miles (2,500 feet elevation gain) to 75 miles (4,500 feet elevation gain). Detailed trip report from this trip in the past ten years is available at https://mcccxxv.wordpress.com/2015/07/31/north-of-white-mountains To register, please fill in this on-line form: https://forms.office.com/r/JRNjLQAUqP Trip fee is immediately non-refundable once registered & paid, as we have booked the entire motel. If you cancel, we will refund as much of your fee as possible, contingent upon finding a replacement for you.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Lancaster, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Rami Haddad , Mike Barry

20's & 30's: Paddling on the Millers River #TrailsFest

Date: Saturday, June 11

Join AMC Boston 20's & 30's for a fun day of flat-water paddling on the Millers River Blue Trail in North Central MA! We'll paddle a generous portion of this six mile stretch of river before turning back and returning to where we started. At some point, we'll stop and enjoy lunch (bring your own!) on the river bank to refuel and break up the trip. Participants are encouraged to bring their own kayak or canoe, paddle, and PFD. Rentals are available on site, though availability is limited and reservations must be made in advance. Trip will start mid-morning in Orange, MA. Expect trip to take at least 5 hours, depending on group speed. More exact details, including start time, location, and a more complete recommended gear list will be provided to confirmed participants. Heavy rain or high winds cancel.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Orange, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Central
Leader: Sean Trimby (sean882@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

White Water Instructional- For Beginners

Date: Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June 12

Experience the excitement of whitewater kayaking in a fun, safe, and supportive environment with an outstanding, experienced group of paddlers. Practice wet exits and learn basic paddling skills on flat water, then we will run the lower Fife (class I-II) practicing these skills. On Sunday, we'll run the full Fife section of the Deerfield River. Students must be comfortable on and in the water and able to transport their own gear. Dates: Weds. June 8th (after work to pick up kayaks & gear) at our boathouse in Concord, Ma and June 11 & 12 (weekend) in Charlemont, Ma. We will camp at a local home and eat out at restaurant Saturday night. Tuition: $150/$170, Member/Non-Members. Includes boat, paddle, PFD, etc. (-$40 with your own gear). Camping/meals (~$50) not included.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Charlemont, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Melanie Rausch (mellrr@yahoo.com) , Susan Carter (Carter.susie@gmail.com)

Let's Explore - Moose Hill, Sharon

Date: Saturday, June 11 - Saturday, June 11

7-8 miles, about 3.5 to 4 hours (Depending, of course, on everyone's pace). Limited to 10. Late morning to mid-afternoon. Moose Hill was established in 1916, and is the oldest Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. It features a red maple swamp boardwalk, as well as, no surprise here, Moose Hill. There are about 2000 acres, and 20 miles of trails, so we will explore. There is a nice view from a point on Moose Hill, we will plan to get there. This facility abuts Moose Hill Farm, a property of The Trustees of Reservations, and we might find ourselves wandering there as well. Moose Hill is 534' high, so some elevation if we climb to the summit. Masks: You must bring a mask. We will wear them at "circle up", so we don't have to make a huge circle, and potentially at other times as necessary depending on the Covid status. Weather: Thunderstorms or extreme winds will delay, cancel, or shorten trips. We won't cancel because of rain. So, if this sounds good, register quickly, as space is limited. Note: Boston Local Walks Committee is always looking for new Leaders and Co-Leaders to help run hikes and take us to places you know. (Or want to learn.) If you are interested in helping out, so you can learn to be a Leader, and we can all have even more hikes; just let me know. I love helping other hikers become Leaders. (And if you are helping me run my hikes, it makes it easier for me, so I can run more!) I get help, you get trained, and everyone get more hikes!

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Moose Hill
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (vogel.2356@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Abirami Natarajan
Trip Difficulty: Around 7 Miles with 600' of Elevation

42nd Spring Bike Rally

Date: Saturday, June 11 - Saturday, June 11

The 42nd annual AMC Boston Chapter Bicycle Rally will be held at Verrill Farm in Concord. It is a wonderful opportunity for cyclists of all levels to get together to begin the summer bike season. Come help us celebrate.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Concord, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jack Donohue (jmdonohue@alum.mit.edu)

Goat Yoga with AMC 20s and 30s!

Date: Sunday, June 12 - Sunday, June 12

Join AMC 20s and 30s for goat yoga at Chip-In Farm in Bedford! We'll take a 50 minute yoga class, during which the farm's baby goats will roam around - they may even jump on you while you're posing! We'll also have 10 minutes at the end of class to cuddle and take pictures with the goats. If people are interested we can also check out the farm store and go get ice cream afterwards! Please note that this is NOT a free event! The price will be somewhere between $18 and $24, depending on how many attendees we have. (Assuming we fill the class it will be $18 per person - this is a great deal since Chip-In's usual yoga class price is $25!) I'll be paying for the group and will let you know how much the final price is, and you can reimburse me in cash or via Venmo closer to the day of the event. Note that this is the first of two goat yoga events we are holding in June. If you're attending the other class on 6/18, please consider not registering for this one as well so that we can accommodate as many people as possible. If there's a lot more interest than space we will try to add a third class!

Activity Categories: Social Events, Yoga
Location: Chip-In Farm, Bedford
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com)

AMC Boston 20s & 30s Steering Committee #BeOnlineWithAMC

Date: Monday, June 13 - Monday, June 13

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston 20's & 30's Committee? Our meetings are open to all in AMC 20's & 30's, members and non-members alike! If interested, sign up and we'll send you the link to join!

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Video Conference
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Sean Trimby (sean882@gmail.com)
Link: Register here

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 14 - Tuesday, June 14

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

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Keith J Watling
Registrar: Katie Bartel

Canoeing Clinic Novice Moving water / whitewater

Date: Thursday, June 16 - Sunday, June 19

Trip will consist of 1 evening session local to suburban Boston area. Followed by 2 days on the Deerfield River in western Mass. River difficulty will not exceed class 2. Participants must be able to transport a canoe. The club has a few solo and tandem canoes available to rent affordably. The canoes come with paddles and lifejackets (PFD's) Personal canoes allowed but must have additional floatation installed for the river trip. We will camp out Saturday night at a local campground for river trip portion of the trip. Current CDC Covid 19 guidelines will be followed. More details after registration. Participants will be responsible for arranging and paying for their own camping and bringing their own meals

Activity Categories: Paddling - Canoeing
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Craig McKinnon (wwoc1@yahoo.com) , Charles Sweet (sweet@alum.mit.edu)

SHP: Jennings Peak (Level 1)

Date: Saturday, June 18

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. This is a 6 mile round-trip hike to Jennings Peak. The Sandwich Mountain Trail and a small spur trail will take us to the peak in 3 miles with 2100 feet of elevation gain. Jennings Peak has a great view to the southeast. During the trip, participants will have a chance to ask their leaders and co-leaders questions about hiking and to get some extra tips on equipment, preparation, and hiking technique. You will also have the opportunity to practice crossing a stream as part of this hike. This trip is limited to 8 participants because we will be hiking in the Sandwich Range Wilderness. 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: jennings peak
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton
Co-Leader: Bob Mountain
Trip Difficulty: moderate
Link: registration

Explore the Alpine Garden in Bloom!

Date: Saturday, June 18

This hiking experience will introduce you to the stunning flora of Mount Washington's Alpine Garden. This area is renowned for the rare and beautiful alpine plants that can be observed blooming in spring and early summer, and is considered one of the best places to view this unique ecosystem and explore the spring bloom. We will start the day with an educational presentation where we will learn about the alpine flora and ecosystem in which these rare plants live. We will then hike to the Alpine Garden to identify and examine a variety of alpine plants. Despite the perceived serenity of a day spent among flowers, this is a lengthy and challenging hike and participants will be screened to ensure fitness for same. Given the fragility of the ecosystem, this trip will be limited to 10 people (8 participants and 2 leaders). 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 Washington
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eric Robbie (eric.robbie@gmail.com) , Pat Grimm
Trip Difficulty: Strenous
Link: Register Here

Sea Kayak Training: Intermediate II, Navigation, Open Water Skills, and Leadership

Date: Saturday, June 18

Sea kayak training day for intermediate paddlers who have had some training in navigation, rescues, and leadership from the AMC, ACA, or BCU. Thid course is intended to refine and reinforce these skills and is not a review of the basics. Appropriate for those who want to paddle on more challenging trips and/or want to lead others in sea kayaking. You must provide a description of your sea kayak experience and training when registering.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Winter Island Park, Salem, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Co-Leader: Faye Dangelo (fsbdangelo@gmail.com)
Registrar: Faye Dangelo (fsbdangelo@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Hiking the Wilderness to Sandwich (Dome)

Date: Saturday, June 18

Join us on the last weekend of spring in the western reaches of the Sandwich Range Wilderness for a trip up the "terrifying" Algonquin Trail to Sandwich Mountain, aka Sandwich Dome (a NEHH and NHHH peak). This will be a car spot in order to descend via the Smarts Brook Trail. This one way route is approximately 10 miles with 2,900' of elevation gain and we plan to travel at a moderate pace (as trail conditions warrant). The Algonquin Trail is on the "terrifying 25" list; and as such, contains challenging rock scrambles, steep sections, and potentially slippery open ledge. Experience with this type of hiking is recommended. There are many fun water crossing opportunities as well! For the effort we will be rewarded with many striking views of the Squam Lake region and Black Mtn. Pond below on the way up, and ponds, cascades, and brooks on the descent. 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: Sandwich Range Wilderness
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eric Ashwell , Peter Monnes
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Mt. Cabot

Date: Saturday, June 18

This will be a loop hike of Mt. Cabot. We will explore the Kilkenny Ridge along the way. Hike will be approx. 11 mile scenic loop with +/-2700-3000 ft. elevation gain. Expect a long drive to the trailhead and a long hike. Recent hiking experience a must. Ltd. to 8 hikers. "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. Cabot, Kilkenny Township, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jennifer Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com) , Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Goat Yoga with AMC 20s and 30s!

Date: Saturday, June 18 - Saturday, June 18

Join AMC 20s and 30s for goat yoga at Chip-In Farm in Bedford! We'll take a 50 minute yoga class, during which the farm's baby goats will roam around - they may even jump on you while you're posing! We'll also have 10 minutes at the end of class to cuddle and take pictures with the goats. If people are interested we can also check out the farm store and go get ice cream afterwards! Please note that this is NOT a free event! The price will be somewhere between $18 and $24, depending on how many attendees we have. (Assuming we fill the class it will be $18 per person - this is a great deal since Chip-In's usual yoga class price is $25!) I'll be paying for the group and will let you know how much the final price is, and you can reimburse me in cash or via Venmo closer to the day of the event. Note that this is the second of two goat yoga events we are holding in June. If you're attending the other class on 6/12, please consider not registering for this one as well so that we can accommodate as many people as possible. If there's a lot more interest than space we will try to add a third class!

Activity Categories: Social Events, Yoga
Location: Chip-In Farm, Bedford
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Katherine Blair (katieblair89@gmail.com)

Winni Fest Paddle the Upper Winni- Class II

Date: Saturday, June 18 - Saturday, June 18

Join us on a very smooth, fun Class II paddle on the Upper Winni! Festivities afterwards at the Mill City Park.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: 75 Tilton Road, Tilton, NH 03276
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Melanie Rausch (mellrr@yahoo.com)

SHP: Mt Moosilauke (Level 2)

Date: Sunday, June 19

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter's Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Mt. Moosilauke is the western most 4000 footer and the tallest 4000 footer in the region between Franconia Notch and the Connecticut River Valley. The open summit is very broad, which provides great views in all directions, but leaves the summit exposed to weather conditions. To the north and east are view's of many of New Hampshire's other 4000 footers, and to its west are views to the mountains of Vermont and, on clear days, Canada. We will plan for a loop hike of the Gorge Brook Trail, Carriage Road and Snapper trail on the mountain's east and south ridges, including a hike to the South Peak. The hike is 7.9 miles and approximately 2750 feet of elevation gain, at a moderate pace. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eric Robbie (eric.robbie@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Samantha Mandel , Kanishk Tripathi
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Jennings Peak and Sandwich Mountain

Date: Sunday, June 19

Join us for a moderately paced 8 miles hike with 2600 elevation gain over two 52 with a view peaks. We will hike a loop that takes us to both Jennings Peak and Sandwich Mountain. Weather permitting we will have fine views from several overlooks along the way as well as at the summits of both peaks. We will hike at a moderate pace. This hike has stream crossings. 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: Sandwich mountain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali , Barbara Amoroso
Trip Difficulty: strenuous
Link: Registration

Tues Evenging Ride - Lexington

Date: Tuesday, June 21 - Tuesday, June 21

Join us for a scenic 15 mile ride through Concord and Bedford. Easy 10 - 13 mph pace. Meet at Lexington Green at 6pm for a 6:15 start. Helmets and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Lexington, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ben Klass , Jeri Schefts
Link: RideWithGps route

TrailsFest - 20s & 30s book club: On Trails

Date: Wednesday, June 22 - Wednesday, June 22

Join AMC Boston 20s & 30s for an environmentally-themed book club! The book club is held roughly every 6 weeks and includes topics on nature, wildlife, and the environment. This time we will read "On Trails: An Exploration" by Robert Moor. Discussion will be held on Wednesday, June 22 starting at 7pm at Notch Brewery & Tap Room - Brighton. Synopsis: "In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. This book is the result of those wild perambulations. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic-the oft-overlooked trail-sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity's relationship with nature and technology shaped the world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life?"

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

Women's Road Riding Workshop: Want to go faster? Farther?

Date: Thursday, June 23 - Thursday, June 23

A group of women ride leaders will share their experiences and suggestions on how to ride more, more comfortably, faster, and longer. Want to ride more for fitness? Haven't ridden in years? Want to learn how to participate in AMC Boston's bike rides, which often have a 11-13 mph pace? Want to know how to find out about other riding options? Attend this Zoom session followed by a Sat ride. Includes 2 sessions - a Zoom discussion Thursday 6/23 at 7PM - 9PM, and then we'll practice riding at 12:30PM Saturday on the bike path and roads in Bedford, MA. Refreshments to follow.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Gail Ferreira , Karen Hall , Linda Haines

SHP: Cannon Mountain (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, June 25

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. We will hike up Cannon Mountain (4080'), one of a limited number of 4000' White Mountain peaks that offer a 360-degree view. In Cannon's case, the centerpiece of the view is the spectacular Franconia range. The route up entails a few steep, rocky stretches and a sweep of exposed above tree line terrain on which to test your skills. There are some great views along the way, including the vista from the top of Cannon's famous cliff face, home of the former Old Man -- and as on only one other peak in the Whites, we will enjoy the services of a great summit lodge in addition to the views. The hike will comprise 4.2 miles round trip, with 2200' of elevation gain at a moderate pace. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel , Cezanne Cartier , Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Justin Gallo , Meredith Kraner
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Click HERE to register

Book Time: Walking Toward Moosalamoo with the Author of "Walking Toward Moosalamoo"

Date: Saturday, June 25

Join us on Saturday, June 25 as we hike Mt. Moosalamoo in the beautiful Champlain Valley of Vermont. With us on the trail will be Hans Carlson, PhD in Environmental and Native History and author of the landmark book: "Walking Toward Moosalamoo." In a unique opportunity, we will retrace the final steps of the book with Hans as he provides perspective on environmental, indigenous, and land narrative topics. The hike will feature spectacular overlooks, waterfalls, and forests - which through insights gained, we may finally learn how to actually see through the trees. The approximate distance and elevation gain will total 9.5 miles and 1500' respectively, and is appropriate for those interested in hiking, rain or shine, at a slow to moderate pace - which should allow us to complete the hike in approximately 8 hours. Additionally, this hike will be a good fit for those who are less interested in summitting, unconcerned with pace, but open to a unique on-trail learning experience. Start time, trailhead info, and additional details will be made available to confirmed participants. 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: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Kyle Vietze , Alexandra Bernson
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

AMC Boston Community Crag Day (June)

Date: Saturday, June 25 - Saturday, June 25

LOCATION IS QUINCY QUARRIES Participants should be past rock program graduates or have experience belaying and building top rope anchors. Participants are also responsible for providing their own safety gear (belay device, harness, helmet), as well as shoes. The AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee will provide ropes and anchor materials. Children are allowed as long as they are accompanied by a guardian. Only their guardian may belay them. RAIN DATE: SUNDAY JUNE 27

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Quincy Quarries, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Frances Bui , Miho Sjoquist

Introduction to paddling Woods Hole

Date: Saturday, June 25 - Saturday, June 25

Visit Hadley's Harbor and Weepecket island from Woods Hole. The ~12 mile trip will paddle to Lackey's bay, then meander through Hadley's Harbor and lunch on Weepecket island. In the afternoon, we'll paddle downcurrent through Woods Hole passage back to the launch. This trip will encounter strong tidal currents and possibly 15-20 knot tailwinds in the afternoon. We will cross Woods Hole passage twice. Paddlers should have experience and have recently paddled on other AMC level 2 (moderate) Sea kayaking trips.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Woods Hole, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Josko Catipovic , Dennis Blejer (djblejer@verizon.net)
Registrar: Dennis Blejer
Trip Difficulty: Level 2

SHP: Mount Pierce (Level 2)

Date: Sunday, June 26

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Climb beautiful Mt. Pierce (4312 ft), in the White Mountains' Presidential Range. This is an approximately 6-mile round trip hike, with 2,400 ft of elevation gain. The last tenth of a mile will be above treeline. Weather permitting, your efforts will be rewarded with amazing views of the valley, Mt. Washington, Mt. Eisenhower, and rest of the Presidential range (weather permitting). We'll maintain a moderate pace of about 1.5 miles per hour To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Kate Bentsen , Lucia Tiererova
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Woods Hole current and wave play

Date: Sunday, June 26 - Sunday, June 26

Take advantage of tidal timing for advanced current play in Woods Hole passage. If the prevailing SW seabreeze happens, we'll also have a short downwind surfing session. This is a level 3 trip (Vigorous). You need to be comfortable in 4 knot currents and 3-4' surfing waves (that you can't see over).

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Woods Hole, MA, 41.5275° N, 70.6760° W
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Josko Catipovic , Dennis Blejer
Registrar: Dennis Blejer
Trip Difficulty: Level 3 (Vigorous)

Alewife-Charlestown Bike Loop

Date: Thursday, June 30 - Thursday, June 30

Come enjoy a 19 mile mostly bike path tour along the Charles from Alewife to Charlestown and back. A highlight will be the new-ish bike bridge from Charlestown to Cambridge. There are some surface roads in West Cambridge to access the Charles. Be aware this is an urban ride and though we are mostly on bike paths, there are many crossings and expect heavy vehicle, bike, and pedestrian traffic. Following the rules of the road is a must for safety. Due to traffic, we will plan on an overall speed of approx. 10-12 mph overall speed with no formal rest stops. To keep the group well guided and sort of together thought the many turns and crossings, we will ask riders to participate in the "human arrow" method (more detail at the pre-ride brief). Helmets required, bright, highly visible clothing and blinky lights are highly recommended. This ride is show and go, riders will be accepted by the leaders without any follow-up or screening once you register in the AMC System. Please download the ride from the RWGPS link to your smartphone, gps device, or print a cue sheet (plus we will have the human arrows!). Feel free to contact the leader for any questions. Meet at 5:45 pm sharp to be ready to bike off at 6 pm and the start of the Minuteman Bikeway across the street from the Alewife MBTA Station Parking Lot. For those interested after the ride, we will be having something to eat at nearby Jasper White's Summer Shack. There isn't any outdoor seating, but it's very large and open inside.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Start of Minuteman Bikeway across from Alewife MBTA Garage
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (marjorieomalley@gmail.com) 617-257-2251
Co-Leader: Marjorie O'Malley , Fearghas MacKay
Trip Difficulty: Moderate, 12 mph, flat
Link: Route on RWGPS

Fife over the 4th of July weekend

Date: Saturday, July 2 - Saturday, July 2

The Fife section of the Deerfield is a great fun class II trip.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Across from Zoar Picnic Area, Charlemont, Ma
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Melanie Rausch (mellrr@yahoo.com) , Mark Renson (markrenson@verizon.net)

Mt. Webster

Date: Sunday, July 3

Join us for a moderate-paced, out-and-back hike to Mount Webster in the Squam Range, NH The hike is approximately 6.5 miles with 1,000 feet in elevation gain. We will hike at a moderate pace; join us if you have had at least one hike in the recent past with a similar range and distance. 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: Holderness, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Zeynep Ozyuksel , Barbara Amoroso
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/3298

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

Pemigewasset Loop Plus - 4 Day Hut to Hut Trip

Date: Thursday, July 7 - Sunday, July 10

4-Day trek of Pemigewasset Loop, covering Bond, Bondcliff, South Twin, Galehead, Lincoln, Lafayette, Lincoln, and Flume, with add-ons for West Bond, Zealand, and possibly North Twin. Pace will be somewhat faster than book pace To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: J.R. Lowry
Co-Leader: Celine de Esch
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

SHP Backpack-Kinsmans (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, July 9 - Sunday, July 10

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Background: This backpack is the second backpack offered as part of the Spring Hiking Program. Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to take the first beginner backpack before signing up for this backpack because the first backpack lays the foundation for what you need to bring and how to do the various tasks involved with a backpack. If you cannot make the first backpack, contact the leaders to see if this trip is appropriate for you. Expectations: In this backpack, participants are expected to bring their own stove, meals, water filtration, bear bag, and tent. Some of these items may be shared among participants. If you are missing something, be sure to indicate what you are missing when you sign up for the trip on REGI. Plan: We'll begin hiking on Saturday morning near the Lafayette Campground on 93 (about 2 and half hours from Boston). We'll hike for 3.8 miles and 2,200 ft of elevation to the Kinsman Pond campsite. Be prepared to carry a heavy pack (25-30 lbs). We'll then have some lunch, set up our tents for the evening and continue our hike to the summits of North and South Kinsman (2.5 round trip) (you may want a smaller day or fanny pack to carry water for this part). We'll return to our campsite to enjoy our dinner and fantastic views of the pond and the mountains. The following morning, we will descend back to the trailhead. We'll choose our return route depending on how we feel after breakfast. The precise meetup place and time will be announced later when New Hampshire releases it's parking and shuttle policies for the summer of 2022. Please let the leadership know if you are interested in camping out at the Lafayette Place Campground the night before (cost will be 10 - 12.50/person depending on participation). Total Distance: 10.2 miles Total Elevation Gain: 3600 feet (May vary depending on return route) 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: White Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: David Vogel , Upamanyu Kashyap
Co-Leader: Lucia Tiererova
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register at:

SHP: Welch Dickey Revisited (Level 1)

Date: Sunday, July 10

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. This loop trail affords excellent views for a modest effort, with nearly 2 miles of partly open walking at relatively low elevations. On the south ledges of Welch Mountain it runs through the southernmost of one of the few stands of jack pine (Pinus banksiana) that occur in New Hampshire. This is a tree that commonly occurs much farther north and benefits from fires because it releases its seeds most readily after its cones have been scorched (when, presumably, most of its competitors have been killed by the fire). The section that ascends Welch Mountain is often one of the first trails to be clear of snow in spring. However, some of the ledges provide mildly challenging rock scrambles and may be slippery when wet so they must be ascended with caution. Mileage and elevation gain: 4.4 miles distance and about a 1650 foot elevation gain. This hike will be at moderate pace, and we may take several breaks since it is an instructional hike part of the Spring Hike Program (SHP). 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.
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Marcelo Knapik
Co-Leader: Cindy Crosby , Denise lamb
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here.

NH Presidential Range Hike

Date: Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 24

An AMC tradition for over 50 years, the annual NH Presidential Range hike is a strenuous and wonderful 9-day hut-to-hut group hiking adventure amid some of the most spectacular peaks in the New Hampshire's rugged White Mountains. Depending on the daily hike options you choose, you will total between 42 and 61 miles, gain 15,000'-22,000' of elevation, and summit between 12 and 24 high peaks, 18 of which are on the official AMC 4000 footer list. Four AMC leaders and max 21 hikers. We hike in small groups averaging 5-7 people based on each day's chosen route options and paces, ranging from slow to moderately fast. For more details, visit http://www.amcnhprh.org. If you are participating with friends and/or family members, please note that each person needs to register separately. 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. Please note that participants are expected to comply with the CDC, state, and leader-directed COVID precautions in place at the time of the trip.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bretton Woods, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel , Elizabeth Ryan , Jonathan Niehof , Pam Wilmot
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED IINFO ON THIS TREK

SHP: Osceola and East Osceola (Level 2/3)

Date: Sunday, July 17

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Our primary goal is to cover ~6.5 miles and ~2,100 feet of elevation gain to the summit of Mt. Osceola (4,340 feet) via Mt. Osceola Trail. Depending on trail conditions and the ability of our group, we might proceed to summit East Osceola (4,156'), which adds an additional 2 miles and 1,000 feet of elevation gain (for a total of ~8.5 miles and ~3,100 feet of elevation gain). A large open ledge at the peak of Mt. Osceola affords excellent views and is a terrific picnic/siesta spot. Weather permitting, expect to spend about half an hour there for an extended break for lunch/snack/nap. The trip leaders will gladly answer any questions you might have on and off the trails. You will certainly receive ample opportunity to practice the skills you learn in the Spring Hiking Program (SHP). To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling , Anna Goodheart
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

Tuesday evening ride from Concord

Date: Tuesday, July 19 - Tuesday, July 19

Tuesday night ride from Concord center, 15 miles, pace 12-13 mph. Helmets required. Rain cancels. Dinner often follows. Meet at the parking off Keys Road. Meet at 5:45 for a prompt 6pm start. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1718266

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Keyes Road Parking lot, Concord MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) 781-405-7226

SHP Backpack - The Bonds (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, July 23 - Sunday, July 24

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Background: This backpack is the only level three backpack offered as part of the Spring Hiking Program. Participants are STRONGLY encouraged to take the beginner backpack before signing up for this backpack because the first backpack lays the foundation for what you need to bring and how to do the various tasks involved with a backpack. Prior to signing up for this backpack, participants should have participated in another backpack offered as part of the Spring Hiking Program. Expectations: Participants will provide their own meals for this backpack. Stoves, water filtration and ideally tents will be shared but may not be possible with COVID.. Tent space is limited; hammocks are a great option. Coaching on what to and what not pack will be provided to limit backpack weight. If you are missing something, be sure to indicate what you are missing when you sign up for the trip on REGI. Campsite fee of $15/person. This is an intermediate backpack to Guyot campsite. Length of the trip is 7.5 miles one way and approximately 2500' of elevation gain, with possible additional trips to West Bond for sunset, Mt. Bond for sunrise coffee and/or Bondcliff for faster hikers. These summits are above treeline and provide fantastic views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and surrounding mountains weather permitting. Participants should be in good shape, be able to maintain book time pace, and able to hike 7 -10 miles a day. 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 , Alexandra Bernson
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

SHP: Mt Jackson (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, July 23

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Come join us to hike Mt. Jackson, a 4000 footer named after Charles Jackson, a NH state geologist of the 19th century. We will hike via the Webster-Jackson Trail. The hike will be an out and back with a total mileage of 5.2 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,547 feet. Weather permitting we will have nice views at the summits. 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. Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Deb Conrady
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

SHP: SubSig Cabin Weekend - Carters and Carrigain

Date: Friday, July 29 - Sunday, July 31

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. 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 at a moderate pace (hopefully the Carters on Saturday and Carrigain on Sunday) and gain as much as 3,000 ft in elevation. 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 Carrigain, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling 508-330-8295
Co-Leader: Lucia Tiererova
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

AMC Boston Community Crag Day (July)

Date: Friday, July 29 - Friday, July 29

Celebrate Summer by climbing outside with the AMC Boston Climbing Community at Hammond Pond for a few hours on Friday evening! Register to receive email updates and access to the activity planning workbook which includes carpooling information and more.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Hammond Pond
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Miho Sjoquist

SHP: Mount Chocorua (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, July 30

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Mt. Chocorua is one of the most climbed and photographed mountains in the White Mountains. Join your fellow SHP participants and trip leaders on this rewarding day hike. Weather permitting, we will have 360 views of the Lakes Region and the White Mountains at the exposed summit! Expect to spend about half an hour there for an extended break for lunch/snack/nap if conditions are favorable. We will cover up to 10 miles and 3,000 feet of elevation gain. The precise routes will be determined based on weather conditions surrounding the day of the hike. All routes will include some open ledges and/or rock slabs. As this trip is part of an instructional program, expect the group to move at a pace that could be slower than what might be the most ideal for you. The trip leaders would gladly answer any questions you might have on and off the trails. You will certainly receive ample opportunity to practice the skills you have been learning in the SHP. 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 Chocorua
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Tony Ng , Cezanne Cartier
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/3206

Tue Evening Ride - Alewife

Date: Tuesday, August 2 - Tuesday, August 2

Join us for a scenic 16 mile ride from Alewife Station to Waltham on bike paths an roads. Some unpaved, hard-pack bike trails. Easy 10 - 13 mph pace. Meet at start of Minuteman Bike path at Alewife at 6pm for a 6:15 start. Helmets and bike in good condition required. Riders should be able to fix a flat.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Alewife Station
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ben Klass , Jeri Schefts
Link: RideWithGps route

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

SHP: Liberty (Level 3)

Date: Sunday, August 7

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Join the leaders for a 6.4 mile hike to Mt. Liberty - part of the picturesque Franconia Ridge. The route to the summit includes a section of the Appalachian trail and passes the Liberty Springs tent-site. Weather permitting, we will be treated to 360 degree views of the Whites, Vermont and southern Maine from the summit. The climb to Mt. Liberty is rather steep in places and the summit (at 4,459 feet) is exposed. If the group chooses, and conditions permit, we can attempt to travel along the ridge to Mt. Flume (4,328 feet). This adds around 2.5 miles round trip. There is approximately 3300ft elevation gain/loss in the hike to Mt. Liberty. Flume adds 1000ft round trip. Expect to spend the whole day hiking. Considering the milage and elevation gain to Mt. Liberty, it is strongly recommended that you have hiked in the Whites (or similar) with consistent elevation gain prior to 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.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alexandra Bernson , Robert Mackin
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

SHP: Harvard Cabin Weekend (Level 2)

Date: Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 14

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Spring Hiking Program (SHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. Wrap up your Spring Hiking Program experience with a fantastic weekend away in Jackson, NH. We'll have good food, great camaraderie, and a selection of lovely hikes suitable for a range of experience. Evenings, and meals, will be in a rustic roadside cabin. Each morning we will split into a couple of groups for a hike appropriate to the conditions and everyone's experience. Hikes in the area range from moderate 4000-footers to shorter trips with great views, The cabin has a kitchen and large common area, with a single shared sleeping loft . There is running water for cleanup in the cabin and outhouse for sanitation. Some tent spots are available for those who'd rather not sleep inside. Everybody participates in meal prep and cleanup, including final cabin cleaning.. 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. Covid safety requirements will depend on AMC policy and CDC guidance at the 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, Instruction (Skills), Social Events
Location: Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof , Sarah Frisken
Co-Leader: Jesse Waites , Madeline Hartman
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Vigorous
Link: Register here

Lake Champlain Bike Weekend 2022

Date: Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21

Join us for 3 days of biking in the beautiful Burlington, VT/Lake Champlain region. If the border is open, we will ride into Canada to enjoy lunch in the lovely village of Venise-en-Quebec. A valid passport or passport card is required for the trip to Canada. We will view landscapes of picturesque coastline, quaint island life, and rolling Vermont hills and mountains. Each day will offer at least 2 ride options: one a moderate, 12-13 pace averaging 23-44 miles and one advanced ride of 14+ with a range of 43-59 miles. Elevation gain will vary depending on the route. Friday's rides will begin in downtown Burlington, traveling across the Colchester Causeway and Bike Ferry to South Hero Island and a winery. Saturday we will either do a remote start north of Burlington and ride well into Canada, or do a loop from Burlington to Plattsburgh, NY, involving 3 ferry rides and a visit to Ausable Chasm, a scenic canyon. Sunday will offer a choice of rides south of Burlington along the edge of the Green Mountains, on a beautiful bike trail beside the Winooski River, or more hilly terrain. Most roads are pavement, but some scenic roads and bike paths are packed dirt or gravel. There is a non-refundable Registration Fee of $35.00 payable to AMC once registered for the trip. This fee will cover food for one Happy Hour as well as partially defray volunteer leader costs (such as navigation, lodging, setting up and leading rides, logistical support, and meal arrangements). Participants will self-pay for lodging, food, and any ferry services. Once you've registered, the hotel information will be e-mailed to you. Saturday and Sunday breakfast will be included in the hotel fee. Lodging will be approximately $215.00 per night (per room), which includes a 9% lodging tax. Rooms have either two double beds or one queen bed, so that cost can be shared with roommates. If people are seeking a roommate, we can try to help but are ultimately unable to guarantee this. Participants should consider this when booking a room. No hotel rooms should be booked until you are accepted on the trip. We welcome newcomers, so will hold 3 rooms for folks new to AMC or who have never participated in a weekend trip with AMC, until June 15th.

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Road
Location: Burlington, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Susan Christopherson , Mike Barry , Karen Hall
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Ridewithgps Collections Link

Tuesday evening ride from Lexington

Date: Tuesday, August 30 - Tuesday, August 30

15 mile road ride leaving Lexington Center, pace 12-13 mph. Helmets required. Rain cancels. Dinner often follows the ride. Meet at 5:45 for a prompt 6pm start https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21412192

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Bedford Street at Lexington Common
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) 781-405-7226

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