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Boston Chapter Bike Comm July 26 Meeting (Zoom)

Date: Monday, July 26 - Monday, July 26

Brief Adenda Welcome Walk Thru of New Website & Info Available Short Discussion of other Info/Resources Desired Short review of other leader/member tools (leaders google group, comm google group, meetup, RWGPS, Outdoors.org) Recent Rides Experiences Topics for the Fall (recruiting officers, budget, etc) Topic: AMC Boston Bike Comm Meeting Time: Jul 26, 2021 19:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83572405806?pwd=Ykozd0xNU2FCUlZPdmNROHZrcldIdz09 Meeting ID: 835 7240 5806 Passcode: 036163 One tap mobile +13017158592,,83572405806#,,,,*036163# US (Washington DC) +13126266799,,83572405806#,,,,*036163# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 835 7240 5806 Passcode: 036163 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kyXqqPTYd

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Link: Zoom Meeting Link

Circumnav of Deer Isle

Date: Thursday, July 29 - Sunday, August 1

The Maine coast around Deer Isle contains around 90 islands. We will visit and camp on some of these on a 4-day adventure circumnavigating Deer Isle. We will pack and unpack boats each day, so kayak camping experience is required. This trip is rated level 3 (Difficult) as we must paddle a segment each day regardless of conditions. One segment is 8-10 nautical miles in Penobscot bay, the largest bay on the Maine coast. This section is nearly open water and subject to high seas if winds prevail. Participants must be capable of paddling this segment (all day) in possible headwinds and waves (hopefully not, but is possible). The rewards however are great as we see some beautiful areas of this coast from Vinalhaven, Isle au Haugh, and Desert Isle in Acadia.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeff Barrell , Marty Jensen
Co-Leader: Jeff Barrell
Trip Difficulty: Difficult

Charles River Kayak

Date: Thursday, July 29

July 29th 9:00 -12:00 ish Join the Forty Plus and Paddling committee for an (approx.) 3 hour easy and relaxed paddle up/down the Charles River. Recreational kayaks, sea kayaks, and canoes all welcome. (must have your own). All paddlers will be required to wear a PFD, and are expected to have some prior kayaking experience. Rain/wind will cancel. We will head down river and do a return back to the launch. Along the way possible sighting, Great Blue Herron, turtles, deer, flowers in bloom. Registration required.-pagliuca.t@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Elm Bank 900 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: easy/moderate

Chocorua and the Three Sisters, Conway NH

Date: Saturday, July 31

Hike two 52 With A View peaks (Chocorua and Middle Sister) in one day. We will start at the Piper Trailhead on route 16 and head up the Piper trail to the Nickerson Ledge trail to the Carter Ledge trail to the Middle Sister trail on which we'll pass the summits of the Third Sister and the Middle Sister. The trail then joins the Piper trail to the Chocorua summit (3475 ft). At the Chocorua summit, we'll take a lunch break and enjoy the 360 degree views. We'll head down the Liberty trail to the Hammond trail to the Weetamoo trail to the Piper trail, back to the parking lot. 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: Conway, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes , Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: Emma Shin
Trip Difficulty: 5 - vigorous
Link: Register here

Tilton Danbury NH Gravel Ramble

Date: Saturday, July 31

Quiet loop in central NH just north or Concord with very few cars. First half is a gradual up hill (with a 6 mile section on a car-free dirt road), and the last half is on the Northern and Winnipesaukee Rail Trail. Over 25 of the 48 miles are on good dirt roads and crush stone rail trail. At mile 25 in Danbury (at the top of the hill) we will have lunch. We will then take the Northern Rail Trail back to the Winnipesaukee Rail Trail. The ride will be going 12-13 mph on the gravel and 14-15 mph on the flat pavement. There is a 10 mile long uphill stretch. To register you must register on Meetup https://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/279409060

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Stephen Linder (stephen.linder@gmail.com)

Let's Hike Owl's Head Mountain

Date: Saturday, July 31

Let's Hike Owl's Head Mountain Have you been training, getting some hikes under your belt, and gearing up for a longer hike this summer? Are you working on your NH 4K list? Have you skipped Owl's Head because you're intimidated by the mileage? If so, this may be the hike for you. Owl's Head is one of the harder to get to single 4,000 foot peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The quickest route to the summit is 9.1 miles (one-way) into the heart of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. There will be some flat hiking from the Lincoln woods trail, but ends with a quick and steep ascent on the rockslides on Owl's Head that face the east side of Franconia Ridge. Though this is a long all-day hike, the views on the slide are fantastic, and the Lincoln Brook Trail is a beautiful path along the river with gorgeous rock formations. We will be rock hopping across the water crossings. 2 poles are a good idea to help with stability. After hiking the first 8 miles, we will come to the extremely steep Owl's Head Slide. The Slide is 1.1 miles long and very steep over loose rocks. Please be comfortable ascending and descending this terrain. This will be an all day event. We will be hiking 18.2 miles round trip with 2,992 feet elevation gain to Owl's Head summit at 4,025 feet. Plan to hike an average of 2 mph. We will be taking breaks along the way. Headlamps with extra batteries are required for this trip. Full gear list: https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Spring_Dayhike_gear_list.pdf We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, following the rescinding of restrictions by MA and NH, but everyone should bring a mask in case social distancing isn't possible or someone on the trip exhibits symptoms. 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: Owl's Head Mountain, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Majid Ali
Co-Leader: Mary Anargirou
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

20s and 30s Charles River Bike Ride

Date: Saturday, July 31

Join us for a scenic bike ride along the Charles River! Our route will offer sweeping riverfront and skyline views over the course of about 20 miles. We will ride through a mix of terrains over mostly flat, multi use paved pathways, gravel paths, sidewalks, closed roads and a few short sections of active roads with bike lanes. We will bike as a group at a moderate pace and will take breaks along the way for snacks and lunch. This is not a ride for beginners and participants should be prepared to be riding for around 4 hours. After the ride, participants will be invited to an outdoor beer garden for some well deserved refreshments! See the registration page for more details. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: Boston, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Justin Gallo , Zoe Rath
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Rock Program Refresher

Date: Saturday, July 31 - Saturday, July 31

A workshop for previous participants of the AMC Boston Rock Program to brush up on skills that may have been neglected over the last year or two. We will meet up at Quincy Quarries in a group of up to 10 persons for each session. The day will not follow a fixed schedule but focused on the interest of the participants. Most of the time will be spent practicing skills as this is not an instructional class. Come prepared with questions and ideas on the skills you need. Bring your climbing gear and any rock gear you have or wondering how to use including: rope, webbing, static rope, biners and slings. We will not be using club gear, as when you are on your own you only have your own gear. If you don't have any, not to worry. We will have enough among us. We may not need the full four hours allocated. The rest of the time/afternoon will be spent climbing for those interested (weather permitting). Registration is required for this workshop. It's only open to graduates of the rock program (and those who instructed/assisted).

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Quincy, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ron Birk (amc@rbirk.com)

Windsurfing Beginner Training

Date: Saturday, July 31 - Saturday, July 31

Beginner Instruction, no experience necessary. Equipment provided, one-on-one instruction at a local lake. $65 (prepaid) per person ($55 for AMC members) includes instruction (about 1.5 hours on land, then on water) and dinner. Must be able to swim. To register, click Register Now (above). Covid information: You should plan for having some other trip participants who are vaccinated against Covid and some who are not. Masks are not required. There will be some sharing of equipment. Hand sanitizer will be available, but it will be up to each participant to take whatever precautions they feel are appropriate. All of the trip will be outdoors except for dinner, which will be at a nearby restaurant that has some outdoor tables available.

Activity Categories: Windsurfing
Location: Wakefield, MA. Meeting place upon contact with leader
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Sevcik (sesevcik@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

Chatham Bike Ride

Date: Tuesday, August 3

32 mile ride South Yarmouth to Chatham and back along CC and Old Colony rail trails and Chatham side roads. Moderate pace. Bring lunch or option for takeout from Fish Market restaurant on Chatham Pier.. Lunch at Chatham lighthouse beach. Ice cream - and retail therapy as time permits - on Main Street in Chatham. Back in Yarmouth around 3 pm. Registration Required--pagliuca.t@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Location: 460 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth
Region: Massachusetts, Cape Cod
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Kathy Blythe (katherineblythe@comcast.net)

Yoga Hike @ Smarts Mountain

Date: Saturday, August 7

Combine your love of hiking and yoga by exploring Smarts Mountain - a "52 With a View" peak that offers spectacular views from its ledgy outlooks and fire tower. Once we reach the summit, we will unroll our mats, towels, or foam sleeping pads for an hour-long yoga class.The summit of Smarts Mountain is wooded, but a 360-degree view can be found from the 41-foot fire tower. From the tower, the Dartmouth Skiway, Reservoir Pond, Mount Cardigan and Mount Kearsarge can be seen. After yoga we'll break to refuel with a snack/lunch and begin the descent back. Round trip will be about 7miles with 2330' of elevation gain. Pace will be moderate to gentle, a little slower than "book time" of 30min/mi + 30min/1000', and thus (including yoga and lunch on the summit) take 6-7 hours. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Yoga
Location: Smarts Mountain
Region: New Hampshire, Upper Connecticut River Valley/Lake Sunapee
Leader: Amber Carr , Elizabeth Ryan
Trip Difficulty: moderate
Link: Registration

20s and 30s Blue Hills Moderate

Date: Saturday, August 7

Come celebrate the second weekend of August with Young Members!! This is a group within AMC dedicated to encouraging people in their 20s and 30s to enjoy the outdoors. We will complete portions of the Skyline and red dot trails for a total of 6 miles with 1500 ft of elevation gain over roughly 5-6 hours at a moderate pace (1.5 to 2 mph). This includes summiting Tucker Hill, Buck Hill, and Great Blue Hill where Elliot Tower is located. There will be beautiful views of the Boston skyline and surrounding area. The exact time and meeting location are sent to approved participants only. We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, following the rescinding of restrictions by MA and NH, although we note that masks are still advised for unvaccinated individuals whenever 6 ft distancing with others cannot be maintained.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chao Xie
Co-Leader: Meredith Kraner
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Rock Program Refresher

Date: Saturday, August 7 - Saturday, August 7

A workshop for previous participants of the AMC Boston Rock Program to brush up on skills that may have been neglected over the last year or two. We will meet up at Quincy Quarries in a group of up to 10 persons for each session. The day will not follow a fixed schedule but focused on the interest of the participants. Most of the time will be spent practicing skills as this is not an instructional class. Come prepared with questions and ideas on the skills you need. Bring your climbing gear and any rock gear you have or wondering how to use including: rope, webbing, static rope, biners and slings. We will not be using club gear, as when you are on your own you only have your own gear. If you don't have any, not to worry. We will have enough among us. We may not need the full four hours allocated. The rest of the time/afternoon will be spent climbing for those interested (weather permitting). Registration is required for this workshop. It's only open to graduates of the rock program (and those who instructed/assisted).

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Quincy, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ron Birk (amc@rbirk.com)

ME 4Ks - Crockers and Redington

Date: Sunday, August 8

Hike 3 of Maine's 4000 footers, covering the Crockers and Mount Redington, all part of the NE67. Hike distance 11 miles, with 3,350 feet of elevation gain. Hike pace will be somewhat ahead of book time. Expected hike duration 6-8 hours depending on group 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: maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Mark Warren , Heather Mills
Co-Leader: J.R. Lowry
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: REGI Event 2961

Rumney NH Bike Tour

Date: Sunday, August 8

This is almost annual ride for the last 15 years!! An easy 67 mile ride/tour on quiet country roads leaving Rumney NH promptly at 9:00 The route begins with a six mile long hill and then it is either down hill or relatively flat the rest of the way. There is also an option to stop at 60 miles in Plymouth and have your driver pick you up on the way home. Other years, riders have been dropped off at the ten mile mark, in Dorchester NH, completely skipping the initial hill. If you are interested, you will need a working bike, spare tire, bike helmet, bright clothes, wind breaker and sun block. You will also need cash for ice cream stops at mile 20, 34, 43 and 60. Rider's cycling speeds on the flats will vary between 12 and 18 mph and a lot slower going up the hill. We wait for riders at all of the nine turns of the ride (four have ice cream and three turns are in the first five mile). To register you need to go to meetup: https://www.meetup.com/AMCBostonBikers/events/279430658

Activity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Location: Boston
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Stephen Linder (stephen.linder@gmail.com)

Hike Mount Waumbek

Date: Sunday, August 8

Join us for a hike to Mount Waumbek (4,006'). It is the 46th highest peak in New Hampshire. Mt Waumbek 4000 footer summit with views of the northern Presidential Range. Our pace will be moderate. Total distance is 7.2 miles with 2500' elevation gain, so a comfortable hike. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

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

AMC Boston 20s & 30s Steering Committee #BeOnlineWithAMC

Date: Monday, August 9 - Monday, August 9

Interested in learning about the inner workings of the AMC Boston Young Members (20s and 30s) Committee? The Steering Committee is generally scheduled to meet on the second Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Our meetings are open to all in AMC YM. If interested, contact secretary Michael Hanley (mjh92794@gmail.com) for information on location and other details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Video Conference
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Hanley (mjh92794@gmail.com)

Volunteer Day: Tent Repair

Date: Tuesday, August 10 - Tuesday, August 10

Ever wondered how thousands of youth have gone camping with AMC's help? Come learn more about AMC Educators Outdoors under the Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) while helping out; checking and repairing the large fleet of tents that AMC trained leaders use to engage youth throughout the Greater Boston area. During our session, you'll work to make sure AMC's Eureka tents are ready for the next excursion as we seam seal, waterproof, and repair bungies. Expect to be outside in our parking lot if the weather is nice, but we will have rainy day tasks if nature doesn't cooperate. Our location at 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA (not the main office) is located conveniently next to Sullivan Square stop on the Orange Line (5 Minute Walk) or if you need to drive, we can provide parking with arrangement. Pack a lunch and come socialize with others as you give back and help others get back into the swing of going outdoors! We are looking for groups of 5-7 volunteers. This is a great opportunity for an individual or group! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and lend a helping hand. Please register in advance and contact Chris Guiliano at cguiliano@outdoors.org with questions.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nate Schumacher 617-391-6599

Volunteer Day: Tent Repair

Date: Wednesday, August 11 - Wednesday, August 11

Ever wondered how thousands of youth have gone camping with AMC's help? Come learn more about AMC Educators Outdoors under the Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) while helping out; checking and repairing the large fleet of tents that AMC trained leaders use to engage youth throughout the Greater Boston area. During our session, you'll work to make sure AMC's Eureka tents are ready for the next excursion as we seam seal, waterproof, and repair bungies. Expect to be outside in our parking lot if the weather is nice, but we will have rainy day tasks if nature doesn't cooperate. Our location at 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA (not the main office) is located conveniently next to Sullivan Square stop on the Orange Line (5 Minute Walk) or if you need to drive, we can provide parking with arrangement. Pack a lunch and come socialize with others as you give back and help others get back into the swing of going outdoors! We are looking for groups of 5-7 volunteers. This is a great opportunity for an individual or group! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and lend a helping hand. Please register in advance and contact Chris Guiliano at cguiliano@outdoors.org with questions.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nate Schumacher 617-391-6599

AMC 20s & 30s: Picnic and concert on the Esplanade

Date: Wednesday, August 11 - Wednesday, August 11

Join AMC Boston Young Members (20s & 30s) for a free concert on the Esplanade! Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and a potluck item to share -- either homemade or store-bought is fine! We'll gather on the Hatch Shell lawn around 6pm to get a spot and eat some food before the concert starts at 7pm. Rain cancels this event.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Boston
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Kate Bentsen
Link: Register here

Mt Shaw Day Hike

Date: Saturday, August 14

Mount Shaw is a gem on the 52 WAV list as the highest peak in the Ossipee Range at 2,990 ft with incredible views of Lake Winnipesaukee to the south and the Sandwich Range to the north! The hike is a 7.7-mile loop in the woods. We will summit Mt. Shaw directly and descend over Black Snout and Tate Mountain, gaining 2,450' of elevation. We plan on maintaining a moderate pace. With stops for views and lunch, you should plan on 6+ hours. We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, following the rescinding of restrictions by MA and NH, although we note that masks are still advised for unvaccinated individuals whenever 6' distancing with others cannot be maintained. 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: Center Tuftenboro
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Barbara Amoroso , Robert Mackin
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

20's and 30's Mt. Garfield

Date: Saturday, August 14

Come celebrate the second weekend of August with Young Members!! This is a group within AMC dedicated to encouraging people in their 20s and 30s to enjoy the outdoors. Join us for a beautiful hike up to Mt. Garfield (4,500 ft) with fantastic views of the surrounding area, including Mt. Lafayette and Mt. Lincoln. Hike will be roughly 10 miles with 3000 ft of elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5-2 mph). This is not a trip for beginners. and participants should be ready for an 8-9 hour day. The exact time and meeting location are sent to approved participants only. We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, following the rescinding of restrictions by MA and NH, although we note that masks are still advised for unvaccinated individuals whenever 6 ft distancing with others cannot be maintained.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Bert Ruiter
Co-Leader: Meredith Kraner
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Dead River, Class III

Date: Saturday, August 14 - Sunday, August 15

The Dead is one of the longest continuous sections of whitewater in the Northeast (14 miles). It is a combination of class II and class III rapids, with hardest rapids near end of run. Dead is located in rural Western Maine. Camping at Webb's Campground.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: West Forks, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Charles Sweet (sweet@alum.mit.edu) , Craig McKinnon (wwoc1@yahoo.com)

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

Date: Saturday, August 14 - Saturday, August 14

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

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

Mt Jackson (4K) and Webster (52WAV) Day Hike

Date: Sunday, August 15

Join us for a 7 mile hike over two of the finest views in the White Mountains. On a clear day, the open summit of Mount Jackson offers fine views of the Presidential Range, from Pierce to Washington. Not to be outdone, Mount Webster offers stunning views of Crawford Notch and the Willey Range. Along the way, we'll visit Elephant Head lookout and Bugle Cliff, and a lovely waterfall. Participants should be comfortable hiking at a moderate pace (~1,5 MPH average) over fairly steep and rugged terrain, with modest scrambling near the Jackson summit. For emergency purposes, we ask that all participants bring a mask. We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, following the rescinding of restrictions by MA and NH, although we note that masks are still advised for unvaccinated individuals whenever 6' distancing with others cannot be maintained. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin , Marcelo Knapik
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Volunteer Day: Tent Repair

Date: Sunday, August 15 - Sunday, August 15

Ever wondered how thousands of youth have gone camping with AMC's help? Come learn more about AMC Educators Outdoors under the Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) while helping out; checking and repairing the large fleet of tents that AMC trained leaders use to engage youth throughout the Greater Boston area. During our session, you'll work to make sure AMC's Eureka tents are ready for the next excursion as we seam seal, waterproof, and repair bungies. Expect to be outside in our parking lot if the weather is nice, but we will have rainy day tasks if nature doesn't cooperate. Our location at 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA (not the main office) is located conveniently next to Sullivan Square stop on the Orange Line (5 Minute Walk) or if you need to drive, we can provide parking with arrangement. Pack a lunch and come socialize with others as you give back and help others get back into the swing of going outdoors! We are looking for groups of 5-7 volunteers. This is a great opportunity for an individual or group! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and lend a helping hand. Please register in advance and contact Chris Guiliano at cguiliano@outdoors.org with questions.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nate Schumacher 617-391-6599

Volunteer Day: Tent Repair

Date: Tuesday, August 17 - Tuesday, August 17

Ever wondered how thousands of youth have gone camping with AMC's help? Come learn more about AMC Educators Outdoors under the Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) while helping out; checking and repairing the large fleet of tents that AMC trained leaders use to engage youth throughout the Greater Boston area. During our session, you'll work to make sure AMC's Eureka tents are ready for the next excursion as we seam seal, waterproof, and repair bungies. Expect to be outside in our parking lot if the weather is nice, but we will have rainy day tasks if nature doesn't cooperate. Our location at 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA (not the main office) is located conveniently next to Sullivan Square stop on the Orange Line (5 Minute Walk) or if you need to drive, we can provide parking with arrangement. Pack a lunch and come socialize with others as you give back and help others get back into the swing of going outdoors! We are looking for groups of 5-7 volunteers. This is a great opportunity for an individual or group! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and lend a helping hand. Please register in advance and contact Chris Guiliano at cguiliano@outdoors.org with questions.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nate Schumacher 617-391-6599

Volunteer Day: Tent Repair

Date: Wednesday, August 18 - Wednesday, August 18

Ever wondered how thousands of youth have gone camping with AMC's help? Come learn more about AMC Educators Outdoors under the Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) while helping out; checking and repairing the large fleet of tents that AMC trained leaders use to engage youth throughout the Greater Boston area. During our session, you'll work to make sure AMC's Eureka tents are ready for the next excursion as we seam seal, waterproof, and repair bungies. Expect to be outside in our parking lot if the weather is nice, but we will have rainy day tasks if nature doesn't cooperate. Our location at 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA (not the main office) is located conveniently next to Sullivan Square stop on the Orange Line (5 Minute Walk) or if you need to drive, we can provide parking with arrangement. Pack a lunch and come socialize with others as you give back and help others get back into the swing of going outdoors! We are looking for groups of 5-7 volunteers. This is a great opportunity for an individual or group! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and lend a helping hand. Please register in advance and contact Chris Guiliano at cguiliano@outdoors.org with questions.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nate Schumacher 617-391-6599

Hooray for the Hancocks

Date: Sunday, August 22

Join us on this lollipop loop hike over both North and South Hancock, both on the NH48 list. The trail is long and flat-ish, followed by a super steep, very eroded section, then a lovely walk between the two peaks, a super steep very eroded downhill section, then out the long flat-ish section. There is a view of the Sandwich Mountain range from a spur path from the summit of North Hancock. We will do several stream crossings along the hike so trekking poles may be helpful to have. All this in 9.8 miles and 2700 feet of elevation gain! Expect an overall hiking time of about 6 1/2 hours (this is consistent with 'book time,' usually considered a 'moderate' pace). This hike is suitable for people who have done similar distance and elevation in New England in the past 12 months. In case of emergency we ask that all participants bring a mask. Following the rescinding of restrictions by MA and NH, we note that masks are advised for unvaccinated individuals whenever 6' distancing with others cannot be maintained. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Hancock, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jonathan Niehof
Co-Leader: Amy Kelliher
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: REGISTER HERE

Lakes Of The Clouds Hut Hike

Date: Tuesday, August 24 - Wednesday, August 25

Come join us on this above treelike adventure in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On Tuesday we will hike up to Lakes of the Clouds Hut via the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail past cooling cascades to reach this rustic AMC high hut. It is perched on the wind worn slopes looking out with great views of Mt Washington. After settling in we have the option of hiking 1.5 miles (3miles round trip) to the summit of Mt Washington at elevation 6288 ft. We can explore it buildings, snap a summit picture, check out the cafe and the museum as time allows. Mt Monroe is 0.6 miles from the hut and we may opt to hike to it's peak for the sunset view after dinner. (Dinner is at 6 pm and sunset will be at 7:31 pm. The next day, Wednesday, we will hike down to our car spot via the Crawford path to the Edmonds path. Along the way we have the option of tagging Mt Eisenhower (a 1.4 mile detour round trip). Other information you need to know: At the hut you will need to bring your own sleeping bag and therefore a backpack large enough to hold it. Blankets and pillows are no longer provided. Temperatures are cooler especially at night. Please wear non cotton, wicking clothing. Bring an insulating layer such as fleece or a puffy. Bring a full set of rain gear: rain jacket and rain pants, a warm hat and visor hat, gloves, and toiletries. Hiking sticks are helpful on the rocky terrain. Sunscreen and bug repellent are also useful. Please dress for the weather! The hiking speed for this trip will be moderate but participants should have white mountain experience including elevation gain. The possible miles the first day is 7.3 miles and 6.5 miles the second day. Covid Precautions via AMC and state guidelines will be observed. Car spot and meeting place/time information will be provided at a later date.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Teresa Pagliuca
Co-Leader: Julie Meehan

Volunteer Day: Tent Repair

Date: Tuesday, August 24 - Tuesday, August 24

Ever wondered how thousands of youth have gone camping with AMC's help? Come learn more about AMC Educators Outdoors under the Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) while helping out; checking and repairing the large fleet of tents that AMC trained leaders use to engage youth throughout the Greater Boston area. During our session, you'll work to make sure AMC's Eureka tents are ready for the next excursion as we seam seal, waterproof, and repair bungies. Expect to be outside in our parking lot if the weather is nice, but we will have rainy day tasks if nature doesn't cooperate. Our location at 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA (not the main office) is located conveniently next to Sullivan Square stop on the Orange Line (5 Minute Walk) or if you need to drive, we can provide parking with arrangement. Pack a lunch and come socialize with others as you give back and help others get back into the swing of going outdoors! We are looking for groups of 5-7 volunteers. This is a great opportunity for an individual or group! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and lend a helping hand. Please register in advance and contact Chris Guiliano at cguiliano@outdoors.org with questions.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nate Schumacher 617-391-6599

Volunteer Day: Tent Repair

Date: Wednesday, August 25 - Wednesday, August 25

Ever wondered how thousands of youth have gone camping with AMC's help? Come learn more about AMC Educators Outdoors under the Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) while helping out; checking and repairing the large fleet of tents that AMC trained leaders use to engage youth throughout the Greater Boston area. During our session, you'll work to make sure AMC's Eureka tents are ready for the next excursion as we seam seal, waterproof, and repair bungies. Expect to be outside in our parking lot if the weather is nice, but we will have rainy day tasks if nature doesn't cooperate. Our location at 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA (not the main office) is located conveniently next to Sullivan Square stop on the Orange Line (5 Minute Walk) or if you need to drive, we can provide parking with arrangement. Pack a lunch and come socialize with others as you give back and help others get back into the swing of going outdoors! We are looking for groups of 5-7 volunteers. This is a great opportunity for an individual or group! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and lend a helping hand. Please register in advance and contact Chris Guiliano at cguiliano@outdoors.org with questions.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nate Schumacher 617-391-6599

Bushwhack the Six-Pack

Date: Friday, August 27 - Monday, August 30

Join us as we attempt to climb six of the trail-less peaks in Maine on the New England 100 highest list. Many refer to these as the "six-pack." The plan is to hike the six peaks during four hikes over three days, with a fourth day to make up peaks we missed or do an extra hike in the Bigelow Range. Total hike mileage is about 30 miles. The shortest hike is four miles with 1,100 feet of elevation gain. The longest is 14 miles with 5,100 feet of elevation gain (equivalent to about one-and-a-half trips up Mount Washington). We will maintain a moderate pace of 1.5 to 2 miles per hour. We will stay in two cabins at Breezy Acres Camps in Eustis, Maine with bedding, towels, and refrigerator provided. The cost is $93.00 and includes lodging for three nights. Participants are responsible for transportation to Eustis as well as their own breakfasts, lunches, trail snacks, and three meals at restaurants in the area after our hikes. Cooking dinner in the cabins is also an option if you prefer. Payment in advance is required to secure your spot. Refund can be provided up to 30 days before the trip or if your spot is filled from a waitlist. Trip will run rain or shine. Additional information will be provided to 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
Location: Eustice ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan , Eliot Levine
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Volunteer Day: Tent Repair

Date: Tuesday, August 31 - Tuesday, August 31

Ever wondered how thousands of youth have gone camping with AMC's help? Come learn more about AMC Educators Outdoors under the Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) while helping out; checking and repairing the large fleet of tents that AMC trained leaders use to engage youth throughout the Greater Boston area. During our session, you'll work to make sure AMC's Eureka tents are ready for the next excursion as we seam seal, waterproof, and repair bungies. Expect to be outside in our parking lot if the weather is nice, but we will have rainy day tasks if nature doesn't cooperate. Our location at 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA (not the main office) is located conveniently next to Sullivan Square stop on the Orange Line (5 Minute Walk) or if you need to drive, we can provide parking with arrangement. Pack a lunch and come socialize with others as you give back and help others get back into the swing of going outdoors! We are looking for groups of 5-7 volunteers. This is a great opportunity for an individual or group! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and lend a helping hand. Please register in advance and contact Chris Guiliano at cguiliano@outdoors.org with questions.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nate Schumacher 617-391-6599

Volunteer Day: Tent Repair

Date: Wednesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 1

Ever wondered how thousands of youth have gone camping with AMC's help? Come learn more about AMC Educators Outdoors under the Center for Outdoor Learning and Leadership (COLL) while helping out; checking and repairing the large fleet of tents that AMC trained leaders use to engage youth throughout the Greater Boston area. During our session, you'll work to make sure AMC's Eureka tents are ready for the next excursion as we seam seal, waterproof, and repair bungies. Expect to be outside in our parking lot if the weather is nice, but we will have rainy day tasks if nature doesn't cooperate. Our location at 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA (not the main office) is located conveniently next to Sullivan Square stop on the Orange Line (5 Minute Walk) or if you need to drive, we can provide parking with arrangement. Pack a lunch and come socialize with others as you give back and help others get back into the swing of going outdoors! We are looking for groups of 5-7 volunteers. This is a great opportunity for an individual or group! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and lend a helping hand. Please register in advance and contact Chris Guiliano at cguiliano@outdoors.org with questions.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 6 Spice Street, Charlestown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Nate Schumacher 617-391-6599

Two Nights at Galehead Hut with FortyPlus

Date: Thursday, September 2 - Saturday, September 4

Two nights (Thursday, Friday) at Galehead Hut. We'll go in and out 4.7 miles, 2250 feet elevation gain on the Gale River and Garfield Ridge trails. Friday we will pick a hike based on the weather and the group's inclination, perhaps the Bonds! Bunks on guaranteed until July 19th - please register and book by then. Booking information will be sent when you have been accepted on the trip.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Galehead Hut
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: William Swanton , Susan Christopherson
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous

20s & 30s Fall Getaway Weekend: Three Mile Island Camp

Date: Friday, September 10 - Sunday, September 12

Join AMC Young Members (20s & 30s) for a weekend getaway to Three Mile Island Camp (TMIC), Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Situated on an island of 43 rocky woodland acres, TMIC offers a delightful recreational experience in the heart of New Hampshire's lake district. Participants will enjoy a weekend of canoeing, kayaking, sitting by cabins or campfires, playing games, and having a grand ole time! A couple of 'led' activities will be offered but mostly this will be an unstructured weekend to socialize, swim/paddle/walk, and relax! This is a perfect getaway for AMC newbies and veterans alike. Sleeping consists of quaint 2-person cabins each equipped with a little dock right on the water's edge. Wake up to the sounds of loons and beautiful sunrises! Delicious meals will be provided and are served family style in a warm, social atmosphere. Participants must arrive at the loading dock on Friday for either the 5pm or 8:30 pm (or Saturday @ 9am) departure for a short boat ride to the island. Sunday's return ferry will depart at 1pm. No exceptions! Questions can be directed to the co-/leaders.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Social Events
Location: Three Mile Island, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Samantha Mandel , Kate Bentsen , Navaneeth Kalluru
Co-Leader: Taylor Valley
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register here

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

Date: Friday, September 24 - Sunday, September 26

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

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

Fall Foliage Waterfall Hike

Date: Sunday, September 26 - Monday, September 27

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

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

Two Nights at Zealand Falls Hut with Forty Plus

Date: Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 3

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

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