Backpacking

Family Halloween AMC Carter Notch Hut Overnight, White Mountains, NH

Saturday, October 27, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 28, 2018 12:00 AM

The AMC's Carter Notch Hut, known to be haunted, is the perfect destination for this family Halloween Saturday night overnight (more on that later). We backpack in 3.8 miles with 2,050' elevation gain along the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail arriving at the hut with a small lake and surrounded by the towering cliffs of Wildcat and Carter Dome on either side.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brian Witkov animalhc@aol.com (978-535-4263; after 7 pm)

brian has been an outdoors advocate for several decades and hs enjoyed leading family backpacks, walks and hikes in mass and new Hampshire for several years.

YM Long Trail / Appalachian Trail Backpacking Weekend

Friday, July 13, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 15, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us in Peru! Peru, VT, that is, for a 23-mile backpacking weekend on the Long Trail as it overlaps with the Appalachian Trail. The longest day will be 13 miles, with a total of 5300' elevation gain total and 4300' elevation loss over the course of the weekend. We'll hit Glastenbury Mountain, which has some fantastic views. This is a great opportunity for strong hikers who are prepared to hike significant mileage with backpacking gear, even if they don't have much backpacking experience.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Shannon MacKenzie tuscola16@gmail.com (603-219-1397)

Shannon is a 3-season leader with Young Members. She's happy to lead hikes, backpacks, and nordic ski trips in the whites or locally. She'll also recite a poem if you request it.

Zoe Karp

Mt Greylock Backpack

Saturday, August 4, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 5, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a summer backpack to the top of Mt. Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts! We will take a 12.5 plus mile loop past stands of old growth forest, waterfalls, and along the ridgeline of the Greylock massif. We will enjoy the summit views from atop the War Memorial and camp at an established site. Each participant will be responsible for their own meals (2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner, and trail snacks) but leaders will bring dessert!

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
June Mackenzie
Coleader: 
Deb Conrady

Sandwich Range Traverse Backpack

Friday, July 6, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, July 8, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a three day, two night backpacking trip as we traverse the Sandwich range, picking up eight "listed" peaks as we go -- North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Whiteface and Passaconaway (4000 footers)), East Sleeper (NE Hundred Highest), and Square Ledge, Paugus and Chocorua (52-With-A-View). Day 1 involves climbing the north slide (steep, open rock slabs) of North Tripyramid and hiking across the Sleepers. On Day 2 we will summit Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway, pass over Square Ledge and camp near the summit of Mt. Paugus. And on Day 3 we'll summit Mt.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Conlin

Stephen loves the outdoors, particularly in winter. He started hiking and backpacking as a teen and has not stopped since. He has hiked the NH 4000 footers several times in all seasons, and thru-hiked the AT in 2016. Stephen has led trips for the AMC for many years. He prefers backpacks (multi-day when his schedule allows), and hikes at a relaxed pace.

Coleader: 
Srikanth Perinkulam

Columbus Day Weekend Family AMC Carter Notch Hut Overnight, White Mountains, NH

Sunday, October 7, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, October 8, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us Columbus Day weekend on a trip to AMC Carter Notch Hut (self service). Fall folliage views of Mt Washington & northern Presidentials and Wildcat mountains, & hike two 4,000 footers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Mildred Mugica millie.mugica@gmail.com
Meredith DiMola meredithdemola@gmail.com (617-458-1744)
Registrar: 
MeredithDiMola meredithdemola@gmail.com (617-458-1744)

Beginner Backpacking Weekend on the A/T

Saturday, June 23, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 24, 2018 12:00 AM

You like hiking. You like camping. Now you want to combine the two! Join us for a one-way 20 mile backpacking weekend on the Appalachian Trail, from Kinsman Notch to NH 25A. On day 1 we will start with a steep ascent up Mt. Moosilauke (4802'), where we may be rewarded with 360 degree views of the White Mountain National Forest. We will continue on the A/T and spend the night camping along the trail, or at a shelter if available. On day 2 we will make breakfast, clean up camp, and complete our final 10 miles to the car spot.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bryan Jones
Coleader: 
Carlee Schmidt
Sri Perinkulam

Family Thanksgiving AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Saturday, November 24, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 25, 2018 12:00 AM

Enjoy turkey w/cranberry sauce and pecan pie with a small group of families at AMC Lonesome Lake Hut the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH

Saturday, November 3, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 4, 2018 12:00 AM

This is a great trip for families with some experience hiking! We hike 1.6 miles, (950 ' elevation gain) to the hut at a kid-friendly pace. Late fall hiking is awesome with views unobstructed by leaves, cool temperatures, and no bugs. We carry our sleeping bags, lunches and snacks, water and mountain gear. The group carries in supplies for dinner and breakfast and prepares it together in the hut kitchen. We have free time at the hut to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, and relax.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)

Family Greenleaf Hut Overnight, Franconia Notch, NH (BHP Level 4)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:00 AM to Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00 AM

Come join us on a 2 day family hike with a stay at Greenleaf Hut (4,220) in Franconia Notch, NH. Saturday we hike Old Bridle Path to Hut 2.9 mi 2,500 ft elevation gain. Sunday multiple options: Easier Option: Straight back on Old Bridle Path 2.9 mi More Difficult Option: Summit Mt. Lafayette and Cross Franconia Ridge, Down Falling Waters Trail (6.0 mi 1,500 ft elevation gain, 3100 elevation loss). This more difficult option is one of the most popular hikes in New England with amazing 360 degree views from the ridge, but the difficulty should not be underestimated.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Denise Boucher denisegirish@yahoo.com (978-470-0243)
Rick Gershberg rgershberg@verizon.net (617-694-1060)

Winter Backpack to Galehead, Garfield and Lafayette

Saturday, March 10, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:00 AM

This is a winter backpack traversing the Garfield Ridge. We will summit Mt. Galehead, Garfield and Lafayette. We will camp at the Garfield Ridge campsite.

Day 1 8.65 mi, +3787 ft
Day 2 8.11 mi , +2607 ft

Total Distance 16.70 mi

If the weather is good and the group is strong we will add Mt. Lincoln.

Previous winter hiking and/or backpacking experience is required and participants should be in shape for a long hike with winter loads.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Tabitha Schober

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