Join us for a weekend at the Harvard Cabin near Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains. Plan to arrive Friday evening (before 11 pm). Stay at a rustic cabin and share the preparation of Saturday/Sunday breakfasts, Saturday happy hour and Saturday dinner. The fee covers Friday and Saturday night lodging, 2 breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday morning), happy hour and dinner (Saturday evening). Trail lunches and happy hour beverages are not included. We plan to hike one of the 15 nearby 4k peaks on Saturday.
Join the Forty Plus Committee on two classic 4000 footers. Liberty and Flume are the southern part of Franconia ridge and we will be doing an out and back along the Liberty Spring and Franconia Ridge Trails. 10.1 miles and ~2500 foot elevation gain.
Enjoy fall hiking at its best with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Columbus Day Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 6 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast.
Join Family Outings and Lancaster Land Trust Volunteer, Bob Lidstone, for a guided walk on the Bolton Connection Trail. We will walk approximately 2 miles on mostly flat land. The walk begins at Eastwood Cemetery (Old Common Road), then through some state land to Rte. 110. From there we pick-up the Bolton Flats Trail and continue to Rte. 117, and cross over Rte. 117 back to Bolton Orchards for ice cream compliments of Bolton Orchards followed by optional swim at Lancaster Town Beach compliments of Lancaster Recreation.
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, Peru (Machu Picchu), and Morocco..
Join fellow young member as we explore the scenic Tripyramid peaks. Two of these three challenging peaks are on the NH 48, 4000 footer list. This great loop hike will will extend 12 miles, with 3300 feet elevation gain. Expect group pace to be moderate to fast.
Join us for a classic above treeline Fall hike over the Franconia Ridge across Mts. Lafayette, Lincoln and Little Haystack. The hike is about 9 miles with approximately 3,700 feet of elevation gain and includes several miles of very exposed above treeline hiking. If it's not an above treeline day, we'll choose an alternate destination. Graduates of the Spring Hiking Program (SHP) are welcome.
Casey leads trips year around for the hiking/backpacking committee of the AMC Boston Chapter. He is heavily engaged in the H/B leadership and training programs such as Spring/Fall Leadership Training as well as our educational programs in the Spring and Winter Hiking Programs. Like other hikers that hike before sun up and after sundown and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's an experienced hiker, but not a speed daemon.
Join the Young Members Google Group: Spontaneous Outings and Socials (SOS). SOS includes local hikes, walks, nature trips, socials, talks, workshops, etc., within the Boston area. The goal is to bring like-minded people together and encourage exploration, enjoyment, and appreciation of local open spaces and environmental issues. Trips and socials will be emailed 3-5 days in advance and will include meeting location, required equipment, skill level, and duration.
[The Leader of this hike/walk is Brian Connolly. The listing will be updated soon to reflect this.] Easy pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove inhabited by Henry Thoreau, during the mid-1800's. We will walk upon the woodland footpaths, where the transcendentalist contemplated life, on his early morning wanderings. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles.
Come along for a fall day hike to Mount Garfield (4,500 ft; NH48)! This 10-mile trip offers amazing panoramic views of the surrounding Franconia Ridge and Franconia and Lincoln Brooks valleys. Starting on the Garfield Trail, we will ascend gradually 4.8 miles to the Garfield Ridge Trail for the final 0.2-mile steep and rocky pitch to the summit. After taking in the scenery, we will descend via the same trails. The elevation gain for this hike is approximately 3,000 ft.
Join us for a weekend of hiking in Vermont at lovely Lake Elmore. Car camp at state park complete with modern amenities and hot showers, near Stowe, Vermont. The first day we will hike Mt. Mansfield or similar (10-12 miles round trip.); the 2nd day we will do a shorter 7-8 mile hike. Expect rugged and steep terrain. Enjoy a roaring evening campfire, swimming in Lake Elmore, picnic opportunities, and woodsy campsites next to a babbling brook. Limited to 6 experienced hiker campers.