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Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, February 6

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

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

Explore Boston's South Shore: Great Esker Park Hike

Date: Monday, February 6 - Monday, February 6

Join us for gentler winter hikes that focus on areas south of Boston to explore. This hike brings us to Great Esker Park in Weymouth, MA. This will be a slow-moderate paced hike among the rolling hillside trails and the coastal shores of Weymouth's back river. There will be some climbs up steep, short hills, at a slow pace, to catch some scenic views. This area is an outdoor classroom and will thrill at any time of year but is particularly special in the quiet solitude of winter. Plan to start at 9:30am and hike approximately 4 miles within 3 hours. This is a great way to get outside locally, reinforce your winter hiking skills, and meet new people. Online registration is required. Bring warm layers appropriate for winter weather, water, a light snack. You will need some combination of hiking boots, sneakers, and microspikes, depending on the weather. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on the meeting location and weather-dependent footwear requirements a few days before the hike.

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Bouldering and Brews

Date: Tuesday, February 7 - Tuesday, February 7

2023 is the Year of the Water Rabbit! Join the AMC Boston Climbing Community and celebrate Lunar New Year with an evening of bouldering at Central Rock Gym in Waltham. Afterward we'll head over to the conveniently-located Mighty Squirrel Brewing Company for food from local eatery Feng Shui and sharing of your New Year traditions and celebrations. The Chinese calendar has a 60-year cycle with 12 earthly branches, each representing an animal, and the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal and water. This year's element is Water. In a climbing context, this may mean your efforts may feel more fluid or it may require more fluidity. If you're used to rigidly planning your annual climbing program, a "go with the flow" approach may serve you better in 2023. This year's animal is the Rabbit. The Rabbit is the luckiest of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, representing prosperity, hope and calm. Open your heart and mind to periods of reflection, rest and renewal. In addition, Rabbits are gentle, but they're also agile and cunning. So in 2023, prepare to navigate your climbing life quickly and thoughtfully while avoiding stressors and dangers -- this will aid your ability to confidently and quietly overcome obstacles to your climbing goals.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Central Rock Gym / Mighty Squirrel Brewing Company, Waltham Massachusetts
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Ted Meyer

WHP Social!

Date: Wednesday, February 8

This activity is part of the AMC Boston Chapter's Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is ONLY open to enrolled participants of that program. The Winter Hiking Program is hosting an evening social event for participants to meet, mix and mingle! Laughs will be had, friendships made, and a jolly good time will be had by all. Please secure the date on your calendar. The event will take place at a brewery in the greater Boston area. Food and one drink ticket will be provided to each attendee. There is a maximum capacity limit of 75 people. Registration will open through REGI at 8PM on January 26th. [Location to be announced to WHP participants by email]

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Greater Boston Area
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Eric Robbie (eric.robbie.whp@gmail.com) , Kate Bentsen
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Register Here

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Wednesday Series

Date: Wednesday, February 8 - Wednesday, February 8

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (newt665@comcast.net) , Joanne M Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470, Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)
Registrar: Joanne M Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

AMC BOSTON CHAPTER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING - FEB 2023

Date: Wednesday, February 8 - Wednesday, February 8

During our February meeting we will begin discussing upcoming events for our 2022-2023 season, along with other Committee initiatives. Our meetings are open to AMC members and non-members alike! If interested, sign up and we'll send you the link to join.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Baker (bostonskicomm@gmail.com)

SendHers Community Climbing Night at The Phoenix

Date: Thursday, February 9 - Thursday, February 9

SendHers is hosting a meetup in collaboration with the Phoenix and Ladies Climbing Coalition joined by Cindy, an Arc'teryx Ambassador. There will be multiple mini-clinics planned to help climbers learn and practice skills useful for climbing outdoors. This event is FREE and is open to women and people who identify as non-binary. Register via the Phoenix's website. Clinics include: 1. Practice Cleaning Bolted Anchors: Participants will learn about different types of anchor bolts and practice cleaning anchors on the ground.  2. Preparing for Bouldering Outdoors: Participants will discuss how to use crash pads and spotting to increase safety while bouldering. 3. How to Pack for Outdoor Climbing: Participants will discuss climbing pack essentials and practice packing gear for a variety of scenarios. The Phoenix has a parking lot and is a 10 minute walk from Andrew Station on the redline.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Location: The Phoenix 54 Newmarket Square
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Constance Wauthier
Co-Leader: Xiaoyu Chen

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 9 - Thursday, February 9

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Online/Zoom
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: AMC Boston Mountaineering Secretary
Trip Difficulty: Accessible
Link: Full Year Meeting Schedule

WHP: SubSig Cabin Wknd 2 (Level 3)

Date: Friday, February 10 - Sunday, February 12

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants in that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org This is a joint trip to Sub Sig Cabin in collaboration with the Sub Sig Outing Club and is limited to 8 WHP participants and 2 Leaders. This trip is open to Sub Sig Cabin members in addition to the 10 slots for WHP participants/Leaders. 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, pillows, a bed sheet and their own breakfasts and trail lunches. This weekend will provide an introduction to winter hiking on the higher mountains in the White Mountains. Our objectives, in order of priority, are: - Everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend - Participants learn winter hiking and travel skills by practising them, especially snowshoeing (snow conditions permitting), heat management, use of traction (if needed), etc. - Set hiking goals according to the abilities and preparation of our group, but try to climb some of the nearby 4000' mountains. - Leave Sub Sig Cabin in better condition than we found it. 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. Participants are expected to assist with meal and Cabin cleanup. Further to a cancellation, the Cabin lodging fee is fully refundable; the dinner fee is refundable up to 4 days before the weekend. Weather permitting, we will hike Mt Garfield on Saturday (12 miles, 3500' elevation gain) and visit Arethusa Falls on Sunday (4 miles) to view a spectacular 140' wall of ice. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: Lucia Tiererova
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

Friday Winter Walk - Boston Harbor Walk

Date: Friday, February 10 - Friday, February 10

Join us for our first Friday excursion of the Winter, exploring the Harbor Walk from Downtown Boston to the North End. This will be a 5 mile loop walk on paved walkways and boardwalks , at a moderate pace, starting and ending at Boston's South Station. This trip can be joined using the MBTA Red Line "T" service. Heavy rain or snow cancels. Further details will be provided to those participants confirmed on the walk.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Boston Waterfront
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Judith Watson 617-840-1931
Trip Difficulty: Easy

WHP: Mount Chocorua (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, February 11

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org. Mt. Chocorua is one of the most climbed and photographed mountains in the White Mountains. Join your fellow WHP 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. Time permitting, we might also visit the frozen Champney Falls along the way! Ascending and descending via Champney Falls Trail and Piper Trail, we will cover up to 7-8 miles and about 2500 feet of elevation gain. The route includes some open ledges that will likely require the use of microspikes and/or crampons. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Chocorua
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Tony Ng
Co-Leader: Celine de Esch
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Jefferson in Winter

Date: Saturday, February 11

Join us for a hike to Mt. Jefferson (5,715'). This is a 10 mile out-and-back trail via Jewel/Gulfside trails with 4000 feet of elevation gain. For this hike, you must be in strong hiking shape, and have winter above tree line experience. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Jefferson
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , Rosa Zhang
Co-Leader: Andrew Forde
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here:

Tracing? Mt Moriah, IMP, North Carter in winter

Date: Saturday, February 11

Are you interest in tracing on the Whites? Are you an experienced winter hiker? Then, please join us! We will hike Mt Moriah, IMP and North Carter. We expect an approximately 13 miles with 4,500 ft elevation gain. We will need a car spot for the trip. Depending on weather conditions, please be prepared for a strenuous 10-12 hours hike and potential winter conditions with cold, wind, ice, snow and the high possibility of breaking trail. This trip is only for experienced winter hiker in good physical condition. For this hike, participants should expect to hike out in the dark and be comfortable hiking with headlamps. The trip requires full winter gear including winter boots, snowshoes, microspikes, crampons, gloves, mittens, multiple clothing layers and full face protection and Ice axe. For COVID reason, all leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out. Gear List: Winter day hike gear list: https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Moriah, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: John Sanford
Co-Leader: Emma Shin , Julie Huber
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Four Peaks in a Day - Avalon, Field, Willey & Tom

Date: Saturday, February 11

Join us for a day hike to the summits of Avalon (3,442'), Field (4,340'), Willey (4,285'), and Tom (4,051') in Crawford Notch, NH. On this classic White Mountain hike, we will summit three peaks on the NH 48x4k list and a 52WAV peak. Weather permitting, we can expect excellent views over Crawford Notch and the surrounding peaks. Expect a 10-mile round trip with approximately 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Participants should be prepared for a moderately-paced, strenuous 8-10 hour hike in winter conditions with cold, wind, ice and snow and the possibility of breaking trail. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including micro-spikes & crampons, snowshoes, face protection and wind layers. Masks: All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Crawford Notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel , Judith Watson
Co-Leader: Judith Watson
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Waumbek, Starr King and maybe South Weeks in February

Date: Saturday, February 11

We will hike two or three mountains with amazing views in the Pliny Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire., in an out and back hike. The first mountain, Starr King, is 3,914 feet and is on the 52 with a View list. The next, Mount Waumbek, 4,006 feet, is just one more mile past the summit of Starr King. If we head back after Mount Waumbek, it will be 7.2 miles with a 2,500 foot elevation gain. Alternatively, depending on conditions, we might decide to go to South Weeks Mountain, an under-appreciated pearl in the whites. That would make it a hike of 10.7 miles and an elevation gain of about 3,500 feet. The best views in this hike will be from Starr King to the south overlooking a vast plain and the entire Presidential Range. This will be a moderately paced hike. Reasonably good fitness level and full winter gear is required. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: John Willis
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here:

Mt Madison Winter Day Hike

Date: Saturday, February 11

Join us for a 7.8 mile winter day hike of Mt. Madison, including over 4000 feet of elevation gain. At 5367 feet, the rocky summit of Mt Madison is the fifth highest in New Hampshire. On a clear day, it offers fine views of its taller neighbors to the south, along with unobstructed views in all other directions. This is a strenuous hike, with the final 0.3 mile over steep, rocky terrain. Participants should have the fitness to complete this hike at a steady, moderate pace, with recent winter experience. Full winter gear including 4oo gram insulated winter boots, spikes, and snowshoes are required. You should also have full crampons, Kahtoola K10's, Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro, or equivalent. As Mt Madison can be very windy, full face protection and above-treeline wind layers are required. See gear list below. We expect the trip to take 7-8 hours All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Madison, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Amy Kelliher , Marcelo Knapik
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

XC Backcountry Ski to Lower Greeley Pond, Waterville Valley NH

Date: Saturday, February 11 - Saturday, February 11

Cross-country skiers with backcountry experience, join us on this 7-mile round-trip to Lower Greeley Pond in Waterville Valley. This is an ungroomed untracked route along a carriage road leading to a narrow wooded ski trail that rises 800 feet and includes multiple river and stream crossings. The return trip will be all downhill. Trail conditions could include deep untracked powder, crust, or ice. This trip is suitable for intermediate level cross country skiers with metal-edged skis (full or partial metal edge) who have prior backcountry training or experience. We will enjoy lunch trail-side at Lower Greely Pond and expect to return mid-to-late-afternoon. Confirmed participants will be sent an e-mail update 36 hours in advance of departure time.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Waterville Valley, NH 03215
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ben Klass , Marie Sorensen

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Saturday Series

Date: Saturday, February 11 - Saturday, February 11

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

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

Middlesex Fells, Malden

Date: Saturday, February 11 - Saturday, February 11

7-mile. hike, some rocky steep hills to cliff views including waterfall w/lunch at pond, Moderate-rated hike, not for beginners. Bring lunch/water/hiking shoes and traction spikes if weather warrants. Meet on Washington St. side of Oak Grove T station. From Rte. 93 exit 32 in Medford take Rte. 60 E 1.2 mi., L on Highland Ave. 0.5 mi., R on Glenwood St. 0.6 mi., L on Wash. St. 0.1 mi., Park on Washington Street or surrounding side streets.. Email if severe weather. No dogs.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 42.43668845810518, -71.07117402227081
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mike Tuohey (breadcrumbs60@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

LET'S HIKE THE JOE ENGLISH RESERVATION/AMHERST NH

Date: Saturday, February 11 - Saturday, February 11

We will meet at 11:00 am at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC) parking area at 66 Brook Road in Amherst NH. PMEC is a 7 ½ acre parcel where the Environmental Center is located and site of the Peabody Mill that closed in 1920. The center is adjacent to the 600-acre Joe English Reservaton (JER). JER is also adjacent to the Betty Arnold Reservation, making for a large protected area that provides excellent hiking opportunities and an extensive trail system. Several brooks flow through this area, adding to its ecological diversity and wildlife variety. Expect to hike about 4 to 6-miles (depending on trial conditions), over hilly-forest terrain as we loop through this conservation area on several trails, which will lead us back to the parking area. Remember it is winter so dress in layers and no cotton clothing, especially dungarees. Current trail conditions warrant winter boots and MICROspikes, or equivalent stabilizer for traction on snow, ice, and frozen terrain. And gaiters are helpful to keep ice/snow from falling inside your winter footwear. At the posting of this trip, the trails are covered with packed snow and ice. Though, the forecast for Sunday and into next week is indicating a significant warming trend so trail conditions will likely change. Bring sufficient water and snacks/lunch. Directions: From the Daniel Webster Highway take exit 11. Turn left onto Continental Blvd/Greeley St. In 0.1 mile turn right onto Amherst St. In 0.3 miles turn right onto Turkey Hill Rd. In 2.0 miles continue onto McQuestion Rd. and in 1.0 mile continue onto Baboosic Lake Rd. In 3.4 miles turn left onto State Route 101W. In 1.3 miles take a right onto Horace Greeley Rd. In 0.4 miles take a left onto Brook Rd. The Environmental Center will be at the end of Brook Rd (1.4 miles).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Amherst NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: Richard Lombard (rllombard2@gmail.com) 978-394-9619
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Joe English Reservation

WHP: Carter Traverse (Level 3)

Date: Sunday, February 12

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Join us on a 10 mile winter hike over the 4610ft summit of Middle Carter Mountain, and the 4430ft summit of South Carter Mountain, two of the 48 NH 4,000ft peaks. Our elevation gain will be about 3800 feet. While the summits are wooded, we can expect nice views of the Presidential Range and the Wild River Wilderness from the ridge. Our route will also take us to the Imp Face Cliff, which offers outstanding views of Pinkham Notch on clear days. This is a long winter hike. Participants should have sufficient level of fitness to hike approximately 10 miles in mountainous terrain, at an average pace of around 40-45 minutes/mile. Participants should have hiked at least one Level 2 or Level 3-equivalent hike in winter conditions, either as part of WHP or on your own. Full Winter gear, including microspikes and snowshoes, along with layers, food, water, and headlamp is required. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Gorham, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Samantha Mandel
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

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

Date: Sunday, February 12

Please join and enjoy the phenomenal views from Franconia Ridge. We will plan to hike 9.3 miles with 3809 ft elevation gain at a moderate pace. Franconia Ridge is arguably the most beautiful day hike in the White Mountains. We will ascend the highest mountain outside of the Presidential Range, Mt. Lafayette. We will hike steep, rocky terrain, cross several waterfalls, and be rewarded with sweeping panoramic views on the open ridge. We will not require the use of face masks on this trip, 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
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: Majid Ali
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Kearsarge South 52 With a View Series with FortyPlus

Date: Sunday, February 12

Tired of the same old 4000 footers, try 52 with a view. Kearsarge South is north west of Concord, NH right off I-89. We will approach from the South East in an out and back of about 8.5 miles, Summit is rocky and open with 360 degree views. If you haven't done it in a few years, recent logging activity has opened views of nearby hills and caused the trailhead to be relocated. Full winter gear required.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Wilmot, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
Leader: William Swanton , Teresa Pagliuca

GBA Pike Glades - Backcountry Skiing

Date: Sunday, February 12

Join us for a day of backcountry skiing at the recently-cut Pike Glades in Pike, NH. The Pike Glades are a collection of northeast-facing glades, with the uphill skin track starting at 700' and topping out at 2200'. This trip is particularly geared towards skiers / snowboarders who are familiar with uphill travel but perhaps have limited or no backcountry experience. Skiers must have familiarity with their gear and be comfortable skiing / riding black diamond-level terrain under variable conditions. If backcountry conditions are not favorable then the trip will involve resort skiing at Loon Mountain.. In this scenario, registrants would be asked to contribute $10 per person to cover uphill pass costs for AMC leaders. Registrants would then buy their own uphill passes through Loon Mountain. Participants will be asked about past skiing experience before acceptance. Our group will travel at a moderate pace. All participants should be prepared for vigorous aerobic exercise, likely involving 5+ miles and 1,500+ vertical feet of uphill climbing ("skinning").

Activity Categories: Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Location: 2719 Mt Moosilauke Highway, Pike, New Hampshire 03780
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steve Baker (stephendbaker@hotmail.com)
Co-Leader: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Mount Hale Zealand Traverse

Date: Sunday, February 12

Join us on a trail-tracing traverse from Mount Hale (4,053') to Crawford Notch with a stopover at Zealand Hut. This point-to-point 12.4-mi hike has +4209 of elevation gain and will include an ascent of Hale via Fire Warden's Trail, descent to Zealand Hut via Lend-a-Hand Trail, and a trek through the pass between Mount Tom and Mount Field on A-Z Trail. We anticipate 8-9 hours of hiking time at a moderate pace, including breaks. Due to the length and route of the trip, participants should be prepared with headlamps. This activity requires a car spot during which carpooling will be required. This is a group activity and the group will be kept together for safety. Participants will be expected to hike on-trail in accordance with leave-no-trace principles. 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 Depot, Carroll, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peter Monnes
Co-Leader: Marie Sorensen
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Explore Boston's South Shore: Wompatuck State Park Hike

Date: Monday, February 13 - Monday, February 13

Join us for gentler winter hikes that focus on areas south of Boston to explore. This hike brings us to Wompatuck State Park in Hingham, MA. This will be a slow-moderate paced hike among flat trails and will take us through the park's woodland, ponds, and historic military bunkers. Plan to start at 9:30am and hike approximately 4.5 miles with minimal elevation gain within 3 hours. This is a great way to get outside locally, reinforce your winter hiking skills, and meet new people. Online registration is required. Bring warm layers appropriate for winter weather, water, a light snack. You will need some combination of hiking boots, sneakers, and microspikes, depending on the weather. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on the meeting location and weather-dependent footwear requirements a few days before the hike.

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

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - AMC BOSTON - LOCAL WALKS & HIKE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, February 13 - Monday, February 13

The Local Walks & Hikes group leads day walks and hikes year-round, primarily in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Our committee meets every 6-8 weeks, via Zoom, to discuss trip locations, review and update policy and guidelines and plan leader events/activities. We welcome leaders and AMC members to join our conversations and potentially become a member of the committee. Please register to join our next meeting or contact Judith Watson

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 14 - Tuesday, February 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

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Wednesday Series

Date: Wednesday, February 15 - Wednesday, February 15

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (newt665@comcast.net) , Joanne M Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470, Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)
Registrar: Joanne M Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Community Gym Night @ CRG WATERTOWN

Date: Thursday, February 16 - Thursday, February 16

Come join us for a gym night with AMC Boston Climbing Community! We will meet by the entrance at 6PM. Around 8:30 we will walk to a nearby restaurant for optional snacks/drinks (bring cash/card). If you arrive late, come find us around the gym in green wristbands! Register now to receive a link to a Google Sheet for attendance and guest pass sharing info. In addition to registering, first time participants and spectators must complete the CRG liability waiver. The gym also requires all first time participants to complete the CRG orientation form. Lastly, if you plan on climbing routes featuring auto belay equipment you will need to complete CRG's auto belay orientation form. We kindly ask that you complete these forms on the website before arriving. Having the forms completed in advance will help streamline the check-in process and get the group climbing faster.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Location: Central Rock Gym, Watertown, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Carly Hodes
Co-Leader: Naveen Periasamy
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed

Mont Orford Quebec Winter Sports Weekend

Date: Friday, February 17 - Monday, February 20

Join us for a weekend at Mont Orford National Park in southern Quebec. The hotel and park offer unlimited cross country skiing out the door, ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, uphill skiing, alpine skiing, obstacle courses and more.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Magog, QC
Region: International
Leader: David Loutzenheiser (dloutzen@gmail.com) , Eli Meir (ithacaeli@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Registration Here

WHP: Pierce/Eisenhower (Level 2/3)

Date: Saturday, February 18

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Join us for a climb up beautiful Mt. Pierce (4312 ft), a 6 mile roundtrip expedition to amazing views of the valley, Mt. Washington, Mt. Eisenhower, and northern Presidentials (views are weather permitting of course!). The last tenth of a mile is above treeline. 2,400 ft of elevation gain. We will hike in two groups and if the weather is good, the faster section will continue to Mt Eisenhower (extra 3 miles and 1200 ft of gain total all above treeline for a total of 9 miles and 3600 ft gain). If this extension is offered, one group will descend directly from Pierce as well. The extended hike requires that we move along and is an level 3 rather than a level 2 hike. It is a good training hike for the above treeline workshop. Crampons are required for the extended hike (see below) To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Pierce/Eisenhower
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eric Robbie (eric.robbie@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Marcelo Knapik (marceloknapikamc@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Galehead Mountain in February

Date: Saturday, February 18

Join us for a winter hike up to Galehead Mountain (4,024'). Prepare for a strenuous hike of approximately 12 miles and 2,700' of gain. We intend to hike at a moderate pace for 8-10 hours, depending on weather and trail conditions. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition with all the gear required for a winter day hike in the White Mountains. We will only send the planned route, meet-up time, and location to approved participants. A complete list of the winter gear recommended for AMC hikes can be seen at: https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf Masks: All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Galehead Mountain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling (kwatling@verizon.net)
Co-Leader: Mitchell Owens (smowens727@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

WHP: Jackson (Level 2/3)

Date: Saturday, February 18

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org The summit of Mount Jackson offers spectacular views of the southern Presidentials and a slight taste of the world above treeline. A steep and steady but nontechnical climb will bring us to the end of the trees just short of the summit, which is then reached by a short scramble out in the open. This moderately paced out-and-back hike will cover 5.2 miles and climb 2,100 feet. The objective of this hike is to give WHP participants experience in hiking a White Mountain four thousand footer in winter conditions with some weather exposure. Attention will focus on gear layering, appropriate food and fluid intake and the use of traction, including microspikes and snowshoes. It is an excellent opportunity to use new skills, test gear and physical ability while getting to know other hikers in a pleasant and educational setting. Participants are required to bring a mask to wear during any emergency or similar situation that requires people to be within close proximity for an extended period of time. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly , Jonathan Niehof
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

South and North Twin in February

Date: Saturday, February 18

Join us for a hike to South Twin and North Twin mountains (and maybe Galehead). If the weather permits, we will enjoy the spectacular scene of the Pemigewassset Wilderness and more! We will hike about 14 miles with 4000 ft elevation gain in a steady and moderate pace with few breaks. The trip requires full winter gear including full face mask, snowshoes, microspikes, insulated winter hiking boots, crampons, gloves and mittens. For this hike, you must be in strong hiking shape and have winter above treeline experience. Depending on weather condition, be prepared for a strenuous 10+ hour hike and winter conditions with cold, wind, ice, snow and the possibility of breaking trail. If the weather is not suitable, the leaders will select an alternative hike or cancel the trip. Participants should expect to hike out in the dark and be comfortable hiking with headlamps. For COVID reason, all leaders and participants must bring a face mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: North twin
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Pam Wilmot
Co-Leader: Emma Shin
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Winter Backpack to Adams and Jefferson

Date: Saturday, February 18 - Sunday, February 19

We will hike a little more than ~4miles and 2854 ft elevation gain to setup a base camp at the Perch, which is a three-sided shelter and tent platforms at 4300 ft elevation. Once we setup camp, we will summit Mount Adams. If the weather is favorable on Sunday, we will summit Mount Jefferson. Saturday - Mileage: 7.4 miles Elevation gain: 4450 ft Sunday - Mileage: 7.6 miles Elevation gain: 1400 ft Participants should have existing experience winter hiking in White Mountains 4k footers or equivalent weather conditions. Participants should bring all food for the trip and appropriate cold-weather stove. 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 but are not required to wear it during hiking.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: The Perch, Randolph, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: John Etzel
Co-Leader: Joel Sawady
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Winter Hike the Hancocks

Date: Saturday, February 18

Join us to hike the Hancocks in wintertime. This pair of New Hampshire 4,000 footers (Mt. Hancock (4,420') and South Hancock (4,319')) is located in a remote area of the White Mountains between the Sandwich Range and the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Weather permitting, we will have views of Mt. Osceola and the Sandwich Range from the North peak, and of the Sawyer River Valley from the South peak. This is a strenuous day hike. We will travel approximately 9.8 miles with 2,700 feet of elevation gain. At a moderate pace, we will expect to hike for approximately 8 hours depending on the trail and weather conditions. This hike welcomes participants with prior winter hiking experience and full winter hiking gear, including microspikes, snowshoes, crampons, water- and wind-proof insulation layers and face protection. The planned route, meet-up time and location will be sent to approved participants 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: Mt. Hancock Region, White Mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti , Robert Mountain
Co-Leader: Steve Mangold
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Let's clinch a hike to Mt. CABOT this Winter

Date: Saturday, February 18

We will hike up to one of the northern most NH 4000 footers Mt. Cabot (4127 ft) this winter. This is the tallest mountain in the Pilot Range of White Mountains. We will hike about 9 miles for 2674 ft elevation gain. In order to join this hike you should be fit and have equivalent winter hiking experience this or prior winter season. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it while hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Cabot, Berlin NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Raju Jaldu
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Saturday Series

Date: Saturday, February 18 - Saturday, February 18

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

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

Mountains & Music Event

Date: Saturday, February 18 - Saturday, February 18

Join other singers and instrumentalists in this fun afternoon Mountains and Music event! Singers will be conducted by Cathy Meyer, the music director at South Church and the orchestra will rehearse with Marshunda Smith, a frequent conductor for Mountains and Music and co-founder and leader of the No-Name Orchestra. After rehearsing choral and orchestral works separately for an hour-and-a-half, the two groups will join together for some combined music. Note: We already have a flotilla of flutes, so flute registration is, unfortunately, closed. MUSIC SELECTIONS (Subject to change) Orchestra •Ravel, Pavane for Dead Princess •Arriaga, Symphony in D •Additional music TBD Orchestra and Chorus •Rutter, All Things Bright and Beautiful •Harold Darke, In the Bleak Midwinter •Mendelssohn, Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich Wo05 •Bach, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring •Additional music for chorus-only TBD Requirements: Although this is a fun, amateur event, participants need to be able to read music and comfortably play their instrument/sing their part. This doesn't mean you won't make mistakes! All participants must pre-register and pay the $5 fee. To comply with the South Church policy, participants' vaccinations for Covid-19 must be up-to-date and all should test negative prior to the event. Anyone who is feeling ill must stay home. We assume people will comply and will not be checking vaccination cards. Mask use is up to the individual.

Activity Categories: Music
Location: South Church Andover, 41 Central Street, Andover, MA 01810
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Martha Beesley
Link: Additional Mountains & Music Information

Jefferson in mid-Winter

Date: Sunday, February 19

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Jefferson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: John Willis
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here;

Tucker Brook Ski Trail

Date: Sunday, February 19

Come see what Cannon was like before the Tram. The Tucker Brook Trail was cut in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Core on the western flanks of Cannon Mountain. While we'll be on Cannon Mountain, this is a true backcountry tour. Participants should be experienced backcountry skiers/riders with all appropriate gear for a day in the mountains.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Cannon Mountain
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Greg Maslowe
Co-Leader: Mustafa Varoglu
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

President's Day on the Osceolas

Date: Monday, February 20

Celebrate Washington's birthday on a day hike to the summits of East Osceola (4,156') and Mt Osceola (4,340'), just off NH's Kancamagus Highway. These peaks are on the NH 48x4k list and provide a challenging winter hike with a steep rocky gulley on both the ascent and descent of East Osceola as well as a narrow chimney on the ridgeline. Weather permitting, we can expect excellent views over the Sandwich Range from Mt Osceola. Expect a 7.6 mile round trip with approximately 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Participants should be prepared for a slow to moderately paced, strenuous 8-10 hour hike in winter conditions with cold, wind, ice and snow and the possibility of breaking trail. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including micro-spikes & crampons, snowshoes, face protection and wind layers. Car-pooling: We encourage participants to car-pool on the journey to NH. Since parking at the trailhead is limited, if there is significant snow cover, we may consolidate into a limited number of cars to travel the last few miles to the start of the hike. Masks: All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jwatson03@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Judith Watson
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Wednesday Series

Date: Wednesday, February 22 - Wednesday, February 22

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Bob Vogel (newt665@comcast.net) , Joanne M Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470, Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)
Registrar: Joanne M Newton (newt665@comcast.net) 508-215-9470
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

20s & 30s: Banff Mountain Film Festival

Date: Wednesday, February 22 - Wednesday, February 22

Join AMC Boston 20s & 30s for the Banff Mountain Film Festival world tour! Every year the film festival showcases adventurers partaking in thrilling outdoor activities in beautiful places around the world. Each program is different, and includes a mix of short and long films. The program typically runs 2-3 hours. The film program for Wednesday can be previewed here: https://hermitlake.com/ye_olde_banff_show_2023_002.htm We will attend the screening on Wed, Feb 22. Tickets are $30.50 ($23.50 + $7 fee) and are reserved seating (not general admission). We will aim for seating in the front rows of Orchestra Right in the effort to cluster our group. Option to have dinner near the theater beforehand.

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Preparation and Performance for New England Ice Climbers

Date: Wednesday, February 22 - Wednesday, February 22

Are you looking to take your ice climbing to the next level? This jam-packed presentation introduces beginner-to-intermediate level ice climbers to a developmental framework, cultivated over a fifteen-year period, for preparing and performing on New England waterfall and alpine ice routes. Physical, mental, emotional, and technical topics will be covered for both leading and seconding, as well as trip planning considerations and field-oriented route assessments.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: In-Person Location (TBD) w/ Online (Zoom) Option
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Trip Difficulty: Accessible

Maine Woods Ski Touring Trip @ West Branch Pond Camps

Date: Thursday, February 23 - Sunday, February 26

Come join Jim and Mike for four days and three nights of intermediate to advanced back country ski touring in the Maine Woods! Home base will be rustic cabins at the West Branch Ponds Camps. Each day we'll head out in two groups: an intermediate group led by Mike that will glide along low and medium pitched trails that have mostly been groomed or packed out (though we expect to do some trail blazing on moderate terrain) and an advanced group led by Jim seeking out some steeper terrain, trail blazing and bushwhacking as we explore the nearby bowls and peaks. If you have the appropriate equipment and skills, you are welcome to join whichever group suits your fancy that day! Each night we'll reconvene at WBPC and enjoy a hearty dinner and breakfast the next morning in the communal dining room as we swap stories about the day's adventures. For intermediate skiing the best ski will be one that fits in tracks (under 70mm tip) and be ready to ski 8-15 miles and up to 1,000' of vertical each day. If you want to hang with the advanced crowd, bring your wider 65-90mm metal edged skis and climbing skins (or at least kicker skins) for the uphill sections, and expect 6-10 miles and up to 1,500' of vertical each day. See link below for a suggested packing list. Of course, due to variable weather and snow conditions, the leaders will adjust the itinerary as needed each day for the safety and enjoyment of the group. Depending on conditions, the intermediate group will probably do some of the ungroomed trails that have been tracked out by the advanced group. We'll meet in Greenville, ME on Thursday, Feb 23 and leave Greenville on Sunday, Feb 26, so that you'll be able to make the 4.5hour drive from Boston leaving early Thursday morning early and getting back to Boston by Sunday night. Carpools will be facilitated. Regarding COVID, participants do need to be comfortable with sharing a cabin with 3-5 others and eating in a communal dining room. We will encourage folks to spread out to the extent possible, but we cannot guarantee 6' spacing at all times. We welcome the use of masks, but note they are not required.

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

GYM NIGHT @CRG STONEHAM

Date: Thursday, February 23 - Thursday, February 23

Come join us for a gym night with AMC Boston Climbing Community! We will meet by the entrance at 6PM. If you arrive late, come find us around the gym in green wristbands! Register now to receive a link to a Google Sheet for attendance and guest pass sharing info. In addition to registering, first time participants and spectators must complete the CRG liability waiver. The gym also requires all first time participants to complete the CRG orientation form. Lastly, if you plan on climbing routes featuring auto belay equipment you will need to complete CRG's auto belay orientation form. We kindly ask that you complete these forms on the website before arriving. Having the forms completed in advance will help streamline the check-in process and get the group climbing faster.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering, Rock Climbing
Location: Stoneham
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Pierpaolo Polverari (ppolverari@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Naveen Periasamy
Link: Waiver

White Mountains CCC Ski Sampler

Date: Friday, February 24

Join us for a day of backcountry skiing on Mount Washington-area trails originally cut by the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s. Conditions permitting, our plan will be to hit the Doublehead Mountain and Black Mountain backcountry zones in Jackson NH - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Folks are welcome to join for just the morning itinerary while those feeling ready for more can join for the full day (both zones). If snow conditions are not ideal we may instead head to higher elevation (but below treeline) CCC options on Mount Washington's flanks: John Sherburne and / or Gulf of Slides ski trails. This trip is particularly geared towards skiers / snowboarders who are familiar with uphill travel but perhaps have limited or no backcountry experience. Skiers must have familiarity with their gear and be comfortable skiing / riding black diamond-level terrain under variable conditions. Participants will be asked about past skiing experience before acceptance. Our group will travel at a moderate pace. All participants should be prepared for vigorous aerobic exercise, likely involving 5+ miles and 2,500+ vertical feet of uphill climbing ("skinning").

Activity Categories: Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Location: Jackson NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steve Baker (stephendbaker@hotmail.com)
Link: Register Now

WHP: Above Treeline Workshop 2 (Level 4)

Date: Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org The goal of this two-day workshop is to learn and practice the fundamentals of winter hiking above treeline, with a summit attempt of Mt Washington on the second day. Arrive at Joe Dodge Lodge on Friday night to settle in and join the leaders for a brief intro to the weekend. On Saturday, we will review the fundamentals of above treeline travel and gear and then head out to the slopes of Mt. Washington (or another comparable area depending on conditions) to practice the proper use of crampons and ice axe, self-arrest technique, and get comfortable with other above treeline gear, such as goggles, face mask, clothing layers, gloves, and traveling as a team. On Sunday we will put these skills to use as we attempt to summit Mt. Washington via the Lion's Head winter approach. This is a strenuous hike and should NOT be your first serious winter trip. Sunday includes 9 miles hiking with 4,300' of elevation gain over steep, strenuous terrain in snowy, icy, and windy winter conditions. Whether or not the conditions permit us to reach the summit, we will gain a valuable and unforgettable dose of above treeline experience! Note: plastic or other approved mountaineering boots, full crampons, and ice axe are required! You should have this gear or have a plan in place to rent it. If you have any questions about gear, please ask. The program fee covers lodging Friday and Saturday nights, Saturday dinner, and Saturday and Sunday breakfasts at Joe Dodge Lodge located right in Pinkham Notch. Cancellation: The fee is NOT refundable unless we are able to fill your spot with another qualified, paying participant by or before February 10, 2023. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Pinkham Notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , John Sanford , Eric Robbie
Co-Leader: Katie Bartel
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Adirondacks Ice Extravaganza!

Date: Friday, February 24 - Monday, February 27

February is the high-point of the Northeast ice season, and we're taking full advantage by heading to the Adirondacks region for an extended weekend of ice climbing and cragging! The Adirondack mountains and boulders of northeastern New York, already known as a destination for rock climbers, also offer some of the most challenging ice climbing routes on the East Coast. The region's water sources and winter weather help to form great routes for ice climbing each winter. The AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee is organizing a four-day, three-night Presidents' Day Weekend trip to the Adirondacks. We'll be checking into TMax-n-Topo's Hostel in Lake Placid on Friday, February 24th and checking out on Monday, February 27th. Cost is $125 per person for this adventure, and limited to 12 experienced participants -- sign up soon! Upon initial registration you will be contacted by the Activity Leader to discuss your experience and ice climbing ability. If you are cleared for the trip your registration will be moved to "Confirmed - Awaiting Payment" and you will receive a PayPal link to pay. After you have paid your registration will be moved to "Confirmed" and you will receive access to a planning/logistics Google Sheet and an email thread with other trip participants.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Lake Placid, New York
Region: New York, Adirondacks
Leader: Andrew Marquis
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: TMax-n-Topo's Hostel

AMC Boston Mountaineering February Full-Swing Weekend

Date: Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26

It's February and Ice Season is in Full-Swing!!! Spend the weekend with the AMC Boston Climbing Community at the historic Harvard Low Cabin! Use the cabin as your basecamp to gather with friends, share stories, and devise the weekend's adventures. Bring your tales of glory and suffering to our Saturday night shindig and wow your friends with visions of frozen crags and towering pillars! The Harvard Low Cabin features a kitchen complete with dual ovens and refrigerator, potable water, an outhouse, and (new!) propane heaters on both floors to keep the chill out. Cabin guests should bring a sleeping pad and sleeping bag for use in the large loft space. Outdoor tent/bivy/hammock spots are available as well, however all participants must pay the $10/night fee to utilize the property in any capacity. You will receive a link to a Google sheet to arrange car-pooling, climbing, and other activities after your registration has been confirmed. Please note that the number of guests sleeping inside the cabin is currently limited compared to prior years and that you may be placed on a waitlist for a loft spot. You may opt to sleep outside or line up alternative accommodations.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: North Conway, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Amber Carr
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

WHP: Moosilauke 1 (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, February 25

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Join us for an above treeline day hike to summit Mt Moosilauke (4,802'), the tenth highest and the most westerly of the New Hampshire 4,000 footers. Expect an approximate 9-mile trip with 2,500 ft of elevation gain. Depending on weather conditions, be prepared for a strenuous 8-9 hour hike and potential winter conditions with cold, wind, ice and snow and the possibility of breaking trail. Please be an experienced hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including microspikes, snowshoes, face protection and above-treeline wind layers. The planned route, meet-up time and location will be sent to approved participants only. Masks: All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Moosilauke
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: Jesse Waites
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Sign Up Here

WHP: Bushwhack Mount Kancamagus (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, February 25

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org There is no compelling reason to climb Mount Kancamagus. It offers a wooded summit with no views. The only list it is on is the NH Hundred Highest. It is a random and unspectacular peak of 3,763 feet. Of course, it is perfect terrain for bushwhacking. We will be guided by the voices in my head, but we will also be using a map and following a predetermined compass bearing. In addition, we will have a GPS receiver to make sure we start and finish in the right spots. Snowshoes and microspikes will be needed for most of the trip, but there are places where the ice gets steep and full crampons will be needed. It will be about three miles to the summit. 54% of that will be off-trail. Elevation gain will be about 2,000 feet. We will be going 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. If we need to cancel the bushwhack on Saturday, 2/25/2023, we will try to offer it on Sunday, 2/26/2023.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Livermore, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Mark Warren , Mary Anargirou
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: REGI link

Mount Parker in February

Date: Saturday, February 25

Join us for a day hike to the summit of Mount Parker (3,013') in Crawford Notch, NH. This peak is part of the Montalban Ridge area and is included in the 52 With a View List. Weather permitting, the summit ledges offer excellent views over to Mount Washington and the Presidential Range. Expect a 7.8-mile round trip with 2,800ft of elevation gain. Participants should be prepared for a moderately-paced, vigorous 6-8-hour hike in winter conditions with cold, wind, ice and snow and the possibility of breaking trail. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including micro-spikes, snowshoes, face protection and wind layers. Masks: All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bartlett, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Judith Watson
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

Winter Hike Mt. Garfield

Date: Saturday, February 25

Join us to hike Mt. Garfield in wintertime. This New Hampshire high peak (elevation 4,500') is located in the White Mountains on the northern edge of the Pemigewasset Wilderness between Franconia Ridge and the Twin Range. Weather permitting, we will have views of the surrounding peaks including Mt. Lafayette, the Twins and the Bonds. This is a strenuous day hike. We will travel approximately 12.4 miles with 3,250 feet of elevation gain. At a moderate pace, we will expect to hike for approximately 8-10 hours depending on the trail and weather conditions. This hike welcomes participants with prior winter hiking experience and full winter hiking gear, including microspikes, snowshoes, crampons, water- and wind-proof insulation layers and face protection. The planned route, meet-up time and location will be sent to approved participants 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: Mt. Garfield
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: Celine de Esch , Steve Mangold
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Mt Cube - A 52WAV Peak!

Date: Saturday, February 25

Join us for a hike to the summit of Mt. Cube, on the list of '52 With A View' peaks. The bare summit affords views of nearby Smarts Mountain and a more distant Mt. Cardigan. A side trail to the north peak gives views of Moosilauke to the north and east. The hike is 6.8 miles round trip with 2200 feet of elevation gain and we will take a moderate pace (1.5 mph average …..slower on the ascent and faster on the descent). Depending on conditions, we may take the 0.3mi side trail to the north peak as well. This hike is suitable for people who have hiked a similar distance and elevation in New England in any season and who have some winter hiking experience. Participants should be familiar with managing their temperature with layers and traveling using microspikes and snowshoes. Full winter gear is needed for this hike, including appropriate winter boots, microspikes, and snowshoes (with built-in crampons). See gear list at https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf (Above Treeline Gear is NOT required, including crampons, ice axe, and goggles). Ask us if you have any questions. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

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

Learn to Skate Ski workshop

Date: Saturday, February 25

Learn how to skate ski at Bretton woods- this workshop is intended for people who are comfortable with classic nordic skiing, and would like to learn basic skate skiing technique. $24 fee includes trail pass and instruction. Rentals available separately for $30.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Bretton Woods
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com)
Link: Register Here

SendHers Ice Crag Day

Date: Saturday, February 25 - Saturday, February 25

SendHers is hosting an ice climbing crag day on Saturday 2/25 for those that self-identify as women or non-binary. Location TBD depending on ice conditions, but near the Harvard Outing Club cabin. Leaders may reach out to registrants to determine their level of experience and competency. Leaders will then notify participants of location. Prerequisites: Participants must have recent top-rope ice climbing experience and must be able to supply their own boots, crampons, helmet, harness, and belay device. A carpooling and gear spreadsheet will be sent to those that register. The maximum number of participants is 8 people. Carpool and attendee spreadsheet will be sent out after registration and ability is confirmed.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: North Conway Area Ice
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Natalie Reeder (reeder.n@northeastern.edu)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

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

Date: Saturday, February 25 - Sunday, February 26

Join SheJumps and AMC Boston for a women's-specific weekend of uphill skiing and riding at Bolton Valley! The weekend will include frontcountry and backcountry portions and will be perfect for intermediate or advanced skiers and riders who have some prior experience with uphill travel. Participants have the option to register for one or both days. On Saturday, SheJumps will host a day of frontcountry, with on-piste uphill laps on designated uphill trails, descending on the resort's alpine trails (must be able to ski blue trails). We'll meet on snow at 10am, and everyone is free to take as many uphill laps as they like. If you're newer to uphill travel or out of practice, this will be a great warm up/fitness day! Everyone can feel free to take a lunch break on their own, and if health and safety conditions allow, we'll end the day with an après gathering including a raffle around 3pm. Max. 20 participants. Sunday will provide a bit more adventure, with the AMC leading a group into Bolton Valley's extensive backcountry terrain. With over 12,000 acres of untouched wilderness adjacent to the resort's alpine trails, the group will have many options to choose from - from mellow glades to narrow chutes and moderate cliff zones - and will navigate together based on group ability and preferences. The group size will be more limited on Sunday. Participants will be required to have meaningful backcountry experience in order to join, along with the ability to ski ungroomed black diamond terrain. Be prepared to spend the day (9am-3pm) in the backcountry and bring appropriate food, water, layers, personal first aid, and personal gear repair kits. Max. 6 participants. Though this event will not focus on teaching skills, it should help participants practice travel uphill and navigate into the backcountry with confidence, all while making safe group decisions, exploring, and finding and riding as much vertical as possible. An uphill day ticket is required each day. Participants should purchase their tickets ahead of time online (https://www.boltonvalley.com/winter/tickets-passes/nordic-backcountry-uphill-passes/) or at the ticket window, and be prepared and ready with ticket in-hand at the designated meeting time each morning. The cost of each day ticket is $25. Bolton Valley has uphill rental equipment available, on a first-come-first-served basis. Visit their site for more information: https://www.boltonvalley.com/winter/rentals-leases-tuning/backcountry-rentals/ All participants will need to sign SheJumps and AMC liability waivers.

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

Winter Trail Trace the Blue Hills - Saturday Series

Date: Saturday, February 25 - Saturday, February 25

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

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

Family hike in the eastern Middlesex Fells, Medford

Date: Saturday, February 25 - Saturday, February 25

Come join us as we explore the eastern side of the Middlesex Fells in Medford. Exact route will depend on the ground cover at the time (clear, snowy, icy) and the ages of the kids but you can expect some rock scrambling, views of Boston and/or circling a small reservoir. All ages welcome!

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Middlesex Fells
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Heather McCurdy (heather_mccurdy@yahoo.com) , Carrie McMillen
Registrar: Heather McCurdy
Trip Difficulty: Relaxed
Link: Middlesex Fells

Winter Hike to North and South Kinsman

Date: Sunday, February 26

Join us for a winter day hike in the Kinsman Range of the White Mountains, with an out-and-back route of about 10 miles with approximately 3,600' elevation gain. Our goal is to summit two 4000-footers, North Kinsman (4,293') and South Kinsman (4,358'). Weather permitting, we will have nice views of Franconia Ridge to the east and out into Vermont to the west. This hike will be at a moderate and steady pace with brief breaks; participants should plan on a 7.5+ hour day. This trail is relatively steep and has brief above-tree-line exposure in places, and we can anticipate full winter conditions, so previous winter hiking experience is required to participate. 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: Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Maddy Wharton (maddylwharton@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register here

WHP: Mt. Tom (Level 1)

Date: Sunday, February 26

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org. Hike one of the NH48 on this moderately paced hike (Approx. 5.8 miles/2250 ft. elev. gain). The trails are relatively protected by trees and there is no above tree line exposure. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including insulated winter boots, microspike-type traction, snowshoes and possibly crampons. This is a Level 1 trip. Please update your REGI profile to assist screening. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: June Mackenzie (junebug147@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: John Willis (johnwillis.attorney@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Ice Craggin' Day

Date: Sunday, February 26 - Sunday, February 26

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee is hosting an ice climbing Community Crag Day on Sunday 2/26. Location is TBD and will depend on conditions, but will be in the Franconia Notch area. The Activity Leaders may reach out to registrants ahead of confirmation to determine climbing experience/competency. Leaders will notify confirmed participants of location. Current or recent AMC Boston Ice Program participants have priority for acceptance. Prerequisites: Participants must have recent top-rope ice climbing experience and must be able to supply their own boots, crampons, helmet, harness, and belay device. A carpooling and gear spreadsheet will be sent to those that register. Maximum number of participants is 8 people, including Activity Leaders. Carpool and attendee spreadsheet will be sent out after registration is confirmed.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Franconia Notch Area
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Amber Carr (amber.l.carr@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Simon Peffers
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2023

Date: Sunday, February 26 - Sunday, February 26

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

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com) , David Yang

Explore Boston's South Shore: Osprey Overlook Park Hike

Date: Monday, February 27 - Monday, February 27

Join us for gentler winter hikes that focus on areas south of Boston to explore. This hike brings us to Osprey Overlook Park in Weymouth, MA. This will be a slow-moderate paced hike among the rolling hillside trails and the coastal shores of Weymouth's back river. There will be some climbs up steep, short hills, at a slow pace, to catch some scenic views. This area is an outdoor classroom and will thrill at any time of year but is particularly special in the quiet solitude of winter. Plan to start at 9:30am and hike approximately 4 miles within 3 hours. This is a great way to get outside locally, reinforce your winter hiking skills, and meet new people. Online registration is required. Bring warm layers appropriate for winter weather, water, a light snack. You will need some combination of hiking boots, sneakers, and microspikes, depending on the weather. After you register, the hike leader will send you detailed information on the meeting location and weather-dependent footwear requirements a few days before the hike.

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

29th ANNUAL QUEBEC DH & XC SKI TRIP

Date: Tuesday, February 28 - Sunday, March 5

CHARTERED BUS TRIP: We'll meet in Concord, NH on Tuesday evening, Feb 28 and stay there the first night. Then travel by chartered luxury bus north to enjoy some of the best, most reliable, scenic, and extensive skiing in the east, plus the European charm, style and great restaurants of Quebec City. Choice of DH or XC skiing at Mont Orford en-route north on Wed., and in the Quebec City region on Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sunday. Quebec ski areas include Mt. St. Anne DH & XC, Camp Mercier & Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix XC, & Le Massif & Stoneham DH. All accessed using our charter bus. On Sunday, there will be a choice of skiing at Sentier du Moulin XC or Ski Station Relais for DH - or playing tourist in Quebec City. So whatever your passion including snow shoeing, socializing and après ski activities unique to the area - this trip will be fun! All activities and times are contingent on weather. Return to Concord, NH on Sunday evening, March 5. Cost $790 US double occupancy/$360 extra for single supplement. Includes up to 5 days of skiing at 10 different ski areas -- 5 XC & 5 DH; 1 night lodging in Concord, NH with 5 days hotel parking; 5 days chartered bus; 4 nights premium rooms in the luxury Hotel Chateau Laurier, in Quebec City; 1 h'or douvres reception; 5 days trail snacks taken from the bus; plus some XC tickets or 1 day DH at Mt. St. Anne. Sponsoring Club: Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston Chapter Ski Committee. Skiing Category: Intermediate or Advanced. This trip is designed for moderate to strenuous skiers (AMC rating 4 - 6). Beginner skiers are welcome if they are self-sufficient and will take lessons as this is a recreational trip vs a workshop. Our total trip size will be approx 38-44 persons in our 54 seat bus. To sign up, each participant please: 1. "Register Now" by clicking on the button, 2. click through the AMC E-Waiver via the "Register Now" button; 3. Once registered with the AMC we will send you an email with more information and next steps. Thanks and think snow!

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine)
Location: Quebec City Canada
Region: International
Leader: Mike Barry , Debra Taylor , Arnold Nadler , Rami Haddad

WHP: Above Treeline Workshop 1 (Level 4)

Date: Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5

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

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Presidential Range
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan , Joe Danaher
Co-Leader: Takiff, Larry
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Advanced Backcountry Skiing Weekend - Eastern White Mountains NH

Date: Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5

Join us for a weekend of backcountry skiing in several Granite Backcountry Alliance glade zones in the White Mountains, while staying at the Evans Notch lodge in Gilead, Maine. For Saturday, we will likely split into two groups for a full day trip to ski the Baldface or Crescent Ridge backcountry zones, or similar terrain depending on conditions. Half day backcountry skiing on Friday and / or Sunday will likely involve the Cooley Jericho or Maple Villa Glade. This trip is particularly geared towards experienced backcountry skiers who are looking to meet new folks and explore challenging terrain. Skiers must have familiarity with their backcountry ski gear and be comfortable skiing black diamond-level terrain under variable conditions. If backcountry conditions are not favorable then the trip will involve resort skiing at some combination of Sunday River, Wildcat, Bretton Woods and / or Black Mountain. Participants will be asked about past skiing experience before acceptance. Our group will travel at a moderate pace. All participants should be prepared for vigorous aerobic exercise, likely involving 5+ miles and 2,500+ vertical feet of uphill climbing ("skinning") per day. Lodging and meal costs for the trip are estimated at $225 per person (AMC members; non-members $250), depending on final attendee count. In the event we have to switch to resort skiing, lift tickets for any resort skiing are additional and will be purchased directly by trip participants.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Steve Baker , Gregory Maslowe , Jeff Barrell
Link: Register here

20s & 30s: Ski and Snowboard weekend at Jay Peak!

Date: Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5

Due to an overwhelming response to the first two overnight ski trips we've posted, we'd like to offer a third (and probably final!) downhill ski & snowboard weekend! Join your fellow downhill skiers & snowboarders from AMC 20s & 30s for a weekend of winter enjoyment up in the Northeast Kingdom of VT! We'll be skiing at Jay Peak resort, and staying at a nearby hostel-style lodge (15 minute drive from the mountain), complete with a cozy common area with wood stove, pool table, poker table, dart board, a ski/snowboard tuning station, a large cedar sauna, and breakfast served each day! The cost for this trip includes 2 nights of lodging, lift tickets to Jay Peak on Saturday & Sunday, breakfast each morning, some communal wax & tuning equipment to use if desired, & snacks on Saturday post skiing. Lunches, Dinners, drinks, transportation, rental equipment, and anything else is at the participants direct expense. You can expect most participants to ski at an intermediate (blue square) or better level, but beginners are certainly welcome as well! The resort has lessons available for purchase for those looking to improve their skiing ability. **REGISTRATION FOR THIS TRIP OPENS ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14TH AT 6:00pm** This trip is limited in capacity by the number of beds available at the lodge, and will likely sell out quickly. Don't delay in signing up! This event is designated specifically for 20's and 30's only. If you do not identify with that group, you will be unable to register for and participate in this event in order to maintain the safety and integrity of the experience. If you have questions, please contact the leader for more information. AMC membership is not required. This lodge has hostel-style sleeping arrangements, divided into multiple smaller rooms of 2-6 beds per room. We will set some rooms aside as same-gender, but many will be mixed. Please indicate your preference during registration and we will try to accommodate as available.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Jay Peak Resort
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Sean Trimby (sean882@gmail.com) , Madeline Wharton
Co-Leader: James McWilliams , Drew Polstra
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Stowe Vermont Cross-Country Ski Weekend - March

Date: Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5

Join us for the March edition of the classic Stowe ski weekend in Vermont. Ski the groomed trails at Von Trapp's Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort. Plan to ski all day, with lunch at remote cabin in forest. Moderate pace. Stay at a convenient inn with a cozy fireplace. Trip cost of $250/double or $436/single includes 2 nights' lodging and happy hour, and 1 Sunday breakfast at hotel. Hilly terrain ideal for intermediate skiers. Note: Further details about cancellation policy and trip meals will be provided in registration.

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

Winter Day Hike Mt. Monroe and Mt Washington

Date: Saturday, March 4

Join us for a winter day hike Mt. Monroe (5372) and Mt Washington (6,288'). We will hike 9.1 miles round trip with 4,532 ft of elevation gain. We will move at a moderate pace over varied terrain. Expect full winter conditions with cold, wind, deep snow and the possibility of breaking trail. Please be an experienced winter hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including spikes, crampons, snowshoes, face protection and above-treeline wind layers. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Rosa Zhang (rosalandyan@yahoo.com) 857-200-5443
Co-Leader: Majid Ali (appkhi@gmail.com) 224-515-0417
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Registration

WHP: Winter Backpacking (Level 2)

Date: Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 5

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org The purpose of this trip is to gain experience and learn techniques for backpacking comfortably and safely in the backcountry in winter. You'll experience the magic of camping in the snow at a beautiful site. On Saturday, we will hike with full packs to a location TBD and set up camp. We will keep the blood flowing by pursuing a hiking objective before returning to camp for the evening. There we will practice winter camping and cooking skills and learn strategies for body heat management while backpacking in winter. On Sunday, we will hike out after breakfast. Pace will be on moderate. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: White Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eric Robbie (eric.robbie@gmail.com) , Stephen Conlin , Cezanne Cartier
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Winter Hike to Liberty and Flume in Early March

Date: Saturday, March 4

Join us for a hike to Mt. Liberty (4,459 ft) and Mt. Flume (4,318 ft) in wintertime. These New Hampshire 4,000-footers are located at the southern end of the Franconia Range in the White Mountains. Weather permitting, we will have excellent views of Franconia Notch and the Pemigewasset Wilderness from the summits. This is a strenuous day hike. We will travel approximately 9.0 miles with 3,750 feet of elevation gain. At a moderate pace, we will expect to hike for approximately 8-10 hours depending on the trail and weather conditions. This hike welcomes participants with prior winter hiking experience and full winter hiking gear, including microspikes, snowshoes, crampons, water- and wind-proof insulation layers and face protection. Participants should be comfortable hiking in the dark as we expect to be hiking out with headlamps. The planned route, meet-up time and location will be sent to approved participants 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: Mt. Liberty
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: Steve Mangold
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Women's Winter Weekend at Shapleigh Bunkhouse

Date: Saturday, March 4 - Sunday, March 5

Join a group of active women for a winter hiking weekend in NH! We will hike both Saturday and Sunday with an overnight at Shapleigh Bunkhouse on Saturday night. We will offer hikes at beginner to moderate levels based on weather, trail conditions, and experience of the group. Beginner hikes are <6 miles roundtrip with <2500 feet elevation gain, while moderate hikes are 6-10 miles roundtrip with >2500 feet elevation gain. Some hiking options might include: Mts Pierce, Eisenhower, Jackson, Webster, Willard, Avalon, Tom, Field, and Willey. Shapleigh Bunkhouse is a separate building next to the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch, NH. The bunkhouse has 16 bunks across two rooms, with its own bathroom facilities, common room, and kitchenette. Linens, pillows, and towels are provided. The cost for the weekend is $83.55 per person, which includes lodging and dinner on Saturday night, and breakfast on Sunday morning. Meals are buffet-style in the Highland Center and can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Participants are responsible for bringing their own trail lunches and snacks for Saturday and Sunday hikes. We encourage participants to join who have taken AMC's Winter Hiking Program (WHP) in previous years, or have some prior winter hiking experience. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Deb Conrady , June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Kate Bentsen , Rebecca Sawady
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

Meet-and-greet with Majka Burhardt

Date: Saturday, March 4 - Saturday, March 4

Join AMC Boston SendHers for a special meet-and-greet event with local climbing legend Majka Burhardt on March 4 at the Ledge Brewing Company in Intervale, NH. Come stop by for a lively chat with Majka as she launches her newest book, More: Life on the Edge of Adventure and Motherhood. This free, family-friendly event will run from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Bonus: grab a copy of More and get it signed days before it "officially" hits the shelves!

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering, Social Events
Location: Ledge Brewing Company, Intervale, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Katherine Bartel , Ted Meyer
Link: RSVP

WHP: Willey, Tom, Field (Level 3)

Date: Sunday, March 5

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Hike three of the NH48 on this strenuous but moderately paced hike (Approx. 10 miles/3,300ft elev. gain). The trails are relatively protected by trees and there is no above tree line exposure. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including microspike-type traction, snowshoes and possibly crampons. This is a Level 3 trip, participants will be expected to have at least one Level 1 or 2 WHP hikes or have comparable winter experience. Please update your REGI profile to assist screening. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

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

WHP Mount Waumbek (Level 1)

Date: Sunday, March 5

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Join us for an out-and-back hike to Mount Waumbek (4,006') one of New Hampshire's lower 48 four thousand footers located in the Pliny Range near the town of Jefferson. While the summit is heavily wooded, a blowdown area 50 yards beyond the summit provides an excellent view of the northern Presidential Range. We will hike a total distance of 7.2 miles with 2,700 ft of elevation gain. this will be a strenuous hike at a moderate pace that will take us 5-6 hrs depending on trail and weather conditions. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling (kwatling@verizon.net)
Co-Leader: Stephanie Kogan (kogan.stephanie@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2023

Date: Sunday, March 5 - Sunday, March 5

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

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com) , David Yang

Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, March 6

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

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

AMC BOSTON CHAPTER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING - MARCH 2023

Date: Wednesday, March 8 - Wednesday, March 8

During our March meeting we will begin discussing upcoming events for our 2022-2023 season, along with other Committee initiatives. Our meetings are open to AMC members and non-members alike! If interested, sign up and we'll send you the link to join.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Steve Baker (bostonskicomm@gmail.com)

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, March 8 - Wednesday, March 8

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Online
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: Mountaineering Committee Secretary

Craftsbury Outdoor Center Cross Country Ski Weekend 2023 #2

Date: Friday, March 10 - Sunday, March 12

Join us for a cross country ski weekend at Craftsbury in Northern VT. Craftsbury is one of the largest groomed XC networks in New England!

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

WHP: Sub Sig Cabin Wknd 3 (Level 3)

Date: Friday, March 10 - Sunday, March 12

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that Program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org This is a joint trip to Sub Sig Cabin in collaboration with the Sub Sig Outing Club and is limited to 8 WHP participants and 2 WHP Leaders. This trip is open to Sub Sig Cabin members in addition to the 10 slots for WHP participants. Sub Sig Cabin is located in Hart's Location, NH - about 10 miles south of the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch. The Cabin has heat and electricity, a fully equipped kitchen, a cosy living/dining room, a 2-room sleeping area with mattresses, a 2-stall HEATED outhouse, and even a small library and assortment of games. The Cabin does NOT have running water. Leaders and participants are expected to bring 2 gallons of water for personal use, along with sleeping bags, pillows, a bed sheet and their own breakfasts and trail lunches. This weekend is will provide an introduction to winter hiking on the higher mountains in the White Mountains. Our objectives, in order of priority, are: - Everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend - Participants learn winter hiking and travel skills by practising them, especially snowshoeing (snow conditions permitting), heat management, use of traction (if needed), etc. - Set hiking goals according to the abilities and preparation of our group, but try to climb some of the nearby 4000' mountains. - Leave Sub Sig Cabin in better condition than we found it. 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. Participants are expected to assist with meal and Cabin cleanup. Cancellation policy: cabin fees refundable; dinner fee refundable up to 4 days before the weekend. Weather permitting, we will hike North Hancock (4,420') and South Hancock (4,319') - 9.8 miles/2,700' elevation gain - on Saturday and Cannon Mountain (4,100') - 4.4 miles/2,200' elevation gain - on Sunday. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt-out.

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

3 Days at Jay

Date: Friday, March 10 - Monday, March 13

Jay Peak is where the snow is and we plan to ski 3-4 days at glades at the resort and backcountry, depending on conditions and weather. We'll stay at a house near the resort Fri - Sunday nights and cook group meals (2 dinners & 3 breakfasts). Space is limited and will fill fast. $235 covers lodging and meals - lift passes are not included. A $100 deposit is required to hold your spot. Participants should be capable of skiing glades, which may contain moguls, blind turns, and obstacles (seen and not seen). Backcountry gear and skinning experience also required. Contact the leader if you have questions.

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

WHP: Mt. Tom 2 (Level 1)

Date: Saturday, March 11

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Enjoy a winter hike of Mt Tom, a NH 4000-footer, on Saturday, March 11! The hike will be about 6 miles roundtrip with 2250 feet of elevation gain. The trail to Mt Tom is mostly moderate grade with a few steeper sections. Views are limited at the summit and along the trail, but the trail is a lovely hike through the forest, especially with winter snowfall. Expect to hike most of the day. We will hike at a moderate, steady pace with brief breaks. You will need full winter gear including insulated winter boots and microspikes. Snowshoes may be required if we get a lot of recent snow. The winter day hike gear list is available here: https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf Crampons and an ice ax are not required for this hike. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather or unacceptable trail conditions, 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 Tom, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Morgane Treanton
Co-Leader: Kate Bentsen , Bill Ladd
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register here

WHP: Madison (Level 3)

Date: Sunday, March 12

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Join us for a 7.8 mile winter day hike of Mt. Madison, including over 4000 feet of elevation gain. At 5367 feet, the rocky summit of Mt Madison is the fifth highest in New Hampshire. On a clear day, it offers fine views of its taller neighbors to the south, along with unobstructed views in all other directions. This is a strenuous hike, with the final 0.3 mile over steep, rocky terrain. Participants should have the fitness to complete this hike at a steady, moderate pace, with winter experience on at least one Level 2 or Level 3 hike as part of WHP or on your own. Full winter gear including 4oo gram insulated winter boots, spikes, full crampons, and snowshoes are required. As Mt Madison can be very windy, full face protection and above-treeline wind layers are required. See gear list below. All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Madison
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Mackin
Co-Leader: Karen Mackin
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2023

Date: Sunday, March 12 - Sunday, March 12

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

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com) , David Yang

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 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

WHP: Moosilauke 2 (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, March 18

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org We will hike approximately 8 miles (2,600 ft elev. gain) at a moderate pace over varied terrain. The majority of the hike will be within the protection of the trees however, the summit area is completely above tree line and fully exposed to the elements with no shelter available. This Level 3 trip will be a great opportunity for participants to sample the above tree line experience. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including face-coverings, snowshoes and crampons. This is a Level 3 trip, participants will be expected to have at least one Level 1 or 2 WHP hikes or have comparable winter experience. Please update your REGI profile to assist screening. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stephen Duly , Pat Grimm
Co-Leader: Judith Watson
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here:

WHP: Carrigain (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, March 18

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org During the last weekend of the 2022-2023 calendar winter, we invite you on a wonderful trek to the southeastern edge of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and enjoy the summit of the 4,700' Mt. Carrigain (13th highest of the 48 NH4K footers). In addition to the traditional trail experience we will add a road walk which will bring our total hiking distance to about 14 miles. This, coupled with the 3,700' of elevation gain at a moderate pace, makes it a particularly strenuous hike which could last 10-12 hours depending on trail and weather conditions (likely hiking out under headlamps). Although this is a WHP instructional hike, prospective participants should be maintaining a rigorous fitness routine and have completed at least two WHP level 2 hikes (or other vigorous or strenuously rated trips), as well as practical experience carrying, donning, and doffing all manner of traction devices and snow-shoeing for several miles. With that said, participants should also plan to have more fun than a National Lampoon's Christmas and enjoy a bountiful immersion in one of the most scenic hikes the White Mountain National Forest has to offer along with magnificent views from the signal tower on the summit. 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 Region, WMNF
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith J Watling
Co-Leader: Eric Ashwell
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: REGI Link:

The Carters in March

Date: Saturday, March 18

Join us for a day hike to the summits of Middle Carter (4610') and South Carter (4430') mountains, on the New Hampshire 48 4,000 footers list (with a possible option to add Carter Dome (4832')). Expect an approximately 11-mile trip with approximately 4000 feet of elevation gain (Carter Dome would add an extra 2.4 miles). Depending on weather conditions, be prepared for a strenuous 8-10 hour hike at a moderate pace, and winter conditions with cold, wind, ice and snow and the possibility of breaking trail. Please be an experienced hiker in good physical condition, with full winter gear including microspikes, snowshoes, face protection and wind layers. The planned route, meet-up time and location will be sent to approved participants only. Masks: All leaders and participants must bring a mask on the hike for emergency purposes but are not required to wear it during hiking. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Middle Carter and South Carter mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , Robert Mountain
Co-Leader: Melissa Liazos
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register here:

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2023

Date: Sunday, March 19 - Sunday, March 19

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

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com) , David Yang

WHP: Garfield (Level 3)

Date: Saturday, March 25

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Mt. Garfield (4,500' @ 44.1870N, 71.6109W) offers wonderful views of the surrounding Pemigewasset Wilderness. Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Liberty, the Bonds, and Owl's Head and others can all be seen on clear day. This end of winter hike will take us up the Garfield Trail, and briefly tag the Garfield Ridge Trail before the summit. Since the trip takes place while it is still winter in the mountains (if not on the calendar), the road to the trailhead will still be closed. With the unplowed road walk (1.2 mi) and the trails (5 mi), total round trip is 12.4 miles with 2,850 ft of elevation gain. This is a good winter challenge and hikers should have prior winter hiking experience. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

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

WHP: Sandwich Dome (Level 2)

Date: Sunday, March 26

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org. We will summit Jennings Peak with its stunning views. We will climb steeply at times to the summit of Noon Peak before leveling out. The trail then climbs moderately to the summit of Sandwich Dome. Good views can be seen on Noon Peak as well as on top of Jennings Peak. We will return via the Drakes Brook Trail. Total mileage is 8.3 miles and elevation gain is 2600'. There are stream crossings, hopefully still frozen but hiking poles are strongly recommended. Pace will be moderate. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Mike Siegel
Trip Difficulty: Vigorous
Link: Register Here

WHP: The Kinsmans (Level 3)

Date: Sunday, March 26

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to enrolled participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp@hb.amcboston.org Join us for an out and back hike up the North and South Kinsman Mountains from Franconia Notch at a moderate pace. We'll hike about 9.5 miles round trip, with 3300' of elevation gain over varied terrain. Portions of our route follow the Appalachian Trail and are relatively steep, and others have brief above-tree line exposure. We'll pass Lonesome Lake and Kinsman Pond as we summit the Kinsman Peaks, which are the highest in the range. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including snowshoes, crampons, facemask and ski goggles. Please see the winter day trip packing list link below. This is a Level 3 trip and participants will be expected to have completed at least one Level 1 or 2 WHP hikes or have comparable winter experience. Please update your REGI profile to assist screening. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Jim Hutchinson
Co-Leader: Alyssa Washington , Kasia Gorecki
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
Link: Register Here

Boston Whitewater Kayak Pool Rolling Instructional 2023

Date: Sunday, March 26 - Sunday, March 26

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

Activity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Susan Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com) , David Yang

20s & 30s book club: Braiding Sweetgrass

Date: Tuesday, March 28 - Tuesday, March 28

Join AMC Boston 20s & 30s for a nature-themed book club! The book club is held every other month on topics of nature, wildlife, and the environment. This time we will read "Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants". Discussion will be held on Tuesday, March 28 starting at 7pm at Turtle Swamp Brewing in Jamaica Plain, Boston. Anyone is welcome to join, whether you've read all, part, or none of the book! An interest in the book topic is the only prerequisite for joining.

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

Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, April 3

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 5 - Wednesday, April 5

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: Mountaineering Committee Secretary

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - AMC BOSTON - LOCAL WALKS & HIKE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, April 10 - Monday, April 10

The Local Walks & Hikes group leads day walks and hikes year-round, primarily in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Our committee meets every 6-8 weeks, via Zoom, to discuss trip locations, review and update policy and guidelines and plan leader events/activities. We welcome leaders and AMC members to join our conversations and potentially become a member of the committee. Please register to join our next meeting or contact Judith Watson

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 11 - Tuesday, April 11

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

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

AMC BOSTON CHAPTER SKI COMMITTEE MEETING - APRIL 2023

Date: Wednesday, April 12 - Wednesday, April 12

During our April meeting we will begin discussing upcoming events for our 2022-2023 season, along with other Committee initiatives. Our meetings are open to AMC members and non-members alike! If interested, sign up and we'll send you the link to join.

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

Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, May 1

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Boston, A
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (chair@amcboston.org) , Jesse Waites

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 3

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: Mountaineering Committee Secretary

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 9 - Tuesday, May 9

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

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

43rd Spring Bike Rally

Date: Saturday, June 3 - Saturday, June 3

The 43rd 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)

Boston Chapter Monthly Meeting

Date: Monday, June 5

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2021. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm. Meeting will be remote. Please contact the registrar for Zoom information.

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

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 7 - Wednesday, June 7

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: Mountaineering Committee Secretary

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - AMC BOSTON - LOCAL WALKS & HIKE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, June 12 - Monday, June 12

The Local Walks & Hikes group leads day walks and hikes year-round, primarily in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Our committee meets every 6-8 weeks, via Zoom, to discuss trip locations, review and update policy and guidelines and plan leader events/activities. We welcome leaders and AMC members to join our conversations and potentially become a member of the committee. Please register to join our next meeting or contact Judith Watson

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 13 - Tuesday, June 13

Are you an experienced AMC hiker and curious about how volunteer-led AMC hiking and backpacking activities are governed? The Boston Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee meets monthly to handle such matters as overseeing the chapter's hundreds of hiking/backpacking leaders and leader candidates, coordinating educational programs, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact 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

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, July 5 - Wednesday, July 5

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: Mountaineering Committee Secretary

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, August 9 - Wednesday, August 9

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: Mountaineering Committee Secretary

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 6 - Wednesday, September 6

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Secretary

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - AMC BOSTON - LOCAL WALKS & HIKE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, September 11 - Monday, September 11

The Local Walks & Hikes group leads day walks and hikes year-round, primarily in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Our committee meets every 6-8 weeks, via Zoom, to discuss trip locations, review and update policy and guidelines and plan leader events/activities. We welcome leaders and AMC members to join our conversations and potentially become a member of the committee. Please register to join our next meeting or contact Judith Watson

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)

Family Foliage Weekend Fun in the Whites: Highland Center and Mizpah Springs Hut

Date: Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1

Spend the weekend in the White Mountains of New Hampshire enjoying the foliage, hiking two 4000 footers, and eating well. The first night will be spent at the AMC's premier lodge, the Highland Center in Crawford Notch. After breakfast we will head up to the Mizpah Springs Hut, which is nestled in a col between two 4,000-foot peaks, Mizpah Spring Hut is just a short distance from the fabled Crawford Path. The trail is 2.6 miles to the hut, with a gradual elevation gain of 1,900 feet through a boreal forest. Once we reach the hut we will have lunch, and then for those who want to do some more hiking, we will head out to Mount Pierce. In the morning we will head over to Mount Jackson and then back to the cars via the Webster Jackson trail. Children and adults must be able to hike 3-4 miles over rugged terrain and carry two day's worth of clothing, snacks, water and lunches. Cost includes lodging at the Highland Center in shared bunk rooms, dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday at the Highland Center, shared bunk room lodging at the Mizpah Springs Hut Saturday night, along with dinner and breakfast at the hut and happy hour Saturday night. Does not include lunches or snacks.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: White Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@gmail.com) 617-835-6532, Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) 617-515-1095 (NCA 9.30 NCB 8.30) , Heather McCurdy
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 4 - Wednesday, October 4

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Secretary

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, November 8 - Wednesday, November 8

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Secretary

#BEONLINEWITHAMC - AMC BOSTON - LOCAL WALKS & HIKE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Monday, November 13 - Monday, November 13

The Local Walks & Hikes group leads day walks and hikes year-round, primarily in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Our committee meets every 6-8 weeks, via Zoom, to discuss trip locations, review and update policy and guidelines and plan leader events/activities. We welcome leaders and AMC members to join our conversations and potentially become a member of the committee. Please register to join our next meeting or contact Judith Watson

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Judith Watson (jwatson03@gmail.com)

AMC Boston Mountaineering: Monthly Committee Meeting

Date: Wednesday, December 6 - Wednesday, December 6

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee typically meets on either the first or second Wednesday of each month, give or take a day. Agenda topics include committee member reports, activity schedule reviews, and discussions of pertinent events and issues which involve or concern the AMC Boston Chapter climbing community. BCMC meetings are held virtually and open for any/all guests to attend. Please email secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com for meeting connection information which is normally distributed 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. The BCMC also offers an email distribution list for those interested in receiving copies of meeting minutes. Contact secretary@amcbostonclimbers.com to be added to the distribution list.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Matt Drayer
Registrar: AMC Boston Mountaineering Committee Secretary