Activities for the Forty Plus Committee

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Nobscot Reservation Hike

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Get your spring hiking legs on! Join the Wednesday Wramblers for a hike in the Nobscot Scout Reservation located in both Sudbury and Framingham. This 4-5 mile hike features glacial erratics, two homestead sites of Revolutionary figures, a pest house and grave sites, one of which is for children who died of smallpox. It that's not enough, Nobscot Hill (602 feet) and Tippling Rock (426 feet) provide wide views looking toward Boston, and without leaves, we may be able to see Mts. Wachusett and Monadnock.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joan Blaustein blausteinjoan@gmail.com (617-669-3528; Before 9:30 PM)

I began leading bike trips for the AMC in 1990 and led for ten years before taking a break. When I became active with the Forty Plus Committee I decided to start leading again. I took a refresher leadership course and Wilderness First Aid and now I am certified as a cross-country ski and bike leader. I have met many wonderful leaders and trip participants and Forty Plus has become one of my most enjoyable retirement activities.

Coleader: 
Judy Wester westerj70@yahoo.com (508-879-5674; Before 9:30 PM)
Registrar: 
Judy Wester westerj70@yahoo.com

Mount Tecumseh

Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:00 AM

Mount Tecumseh
A 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail. The smallest of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers (standing at 4,003 feet tall) sits adjacent to Waterville Valley Ski area. A great strenuous hike to get you in shape for the hiking season. We will follow the trail 1.2 miles to a view point then another 1 (steep) mile to the cross trail between the Tecumseh Trail and the Sosman trail. From there, the summit is 0.3 miles away. ELEVATION GAIN 2,283 feet
Previous hiking experience required. Registration required for this hike.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Teresa Pagliuca

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Social

Thursday, May 9, 2019 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come join us for socializing and planning for Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) events! This AMC social event on Thursday, May 9 in Davis Square at the Elm Street Tap Room. This is open to all ages who have any interest in trying to get up (and stay up!) on a paddle board this summer. We are eagerly anticipating hosting SUP events this summer…and we need you to come join the fun!

Trip details

Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Coleader: 
Renee Hoekstra reneejhoekstra@gmail.com

Ravenswood Park, Gloucester

Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Ravenswood Park, Gloucester. Hike for 3-4 hours in this special place which contains many relics of Cape Ann History. We will see a magnolia swamp, mystical rocks in dark woods, glacial erratics, and enjoyment of nature. This is an easy hike going at a very moderate pace taking time to check out Spring flowers and plants. Registration required: L. Barbara Fay, 617-694-5612. Limited to 10. Optional lunch at nearby restaurant. Meeting time: 10:30am.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Barbara Fay (617-694-5612)
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Registrar: 
Barbara Fay (617-694-5612)

Mt Washington: Alpine Exploration from AMC's Lakes Of The Clouds Hut

Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:00 AM

Spend three days, two nights exploring Mt Washington's Alpine zone as spring arrives. We will hike up to AMC's Lakes of the Clouds Hut on the shoulder of Mt Washington. We will enjoy this uniquely situated hut while exploring the summit, the alpine garden, and surrounding peaks.
We hope to leave plenty of time to savor the expansive views of this beautifully harsh environment and explore the historic buildings of Mt Washington's summit.
We will climb Mt Monroe nearby and on the last day hike the ridge line out, summiting Mt Eisenhower before we descend.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Registrar: 
Ann Hargleroad

Mount Cardigan Spring Hike

Saturday, June 1, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for our traditional spring hike on Mount Cardigan Cardigan. This is one of our favorite hikes for the variety of ecosystems and for the expansive views. From the summit and its fire tower we will have a panoramic view of the surrounding rural landscape, with the White Mountains rising to the north, Vermont's Green Mountains to the west, Ragged Mtn., and Mt. Kearsarge to the south. We will do a loop with several stops, including stops on Firescrew and South Peak, and have lunch on the summit. Approximately 5.6 to 6.3 miles.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Maria Costantini mgccare@comcast.net
Joan W Chambers

Greetings: After becoming a 4-season leader and voted Winter Hiking Leader of the Year in 2009 by the Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Committee, my husband (also an AMC leader) and I have continued to lead trips for AMC Boston Chapter throughout New England area and also for AMC Adventure Travel to domestic National Parks, Switzerland, Italy, France, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Looking forward to seeing you on the trails!

Cliff Chambers

Hike Mt Osceola with option to add East Osceola

Saturday, June 1, 2019 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Whether you're a peak-bagger or just enjoy hiking, you'll think the views from Osceola are amazing! We'll take the Mount Osceola Trail 3.2 miles to the peak with about 2,000 ft elevation gain at a moderate pace, enjoying some time on the summit.

For the gung-ho in the group, we have the option to go 1 mile further from Osceola to East Osceola, and back - good for peak-baggers, but its a challenging add-on.

We'll depart from the Tripoli Road trailhead at 9:00am.

Limited to 10 people. No pets

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Brad Fenn

Leisurely 18 Mile BikeRide Through Middleton, North Andover, Boxford and Topsfield

Sunday, June 2, 2019 12:00 AM

Leisurely 18 mile ridfe through Middleton, North Andover, Boxford and Topsfield. Gently rolling hills, wooded and town centers in Boxford and Topsfield

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Road
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Before 9:00 pm)
Registrar: 
Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Before 9:00 pm)

Mt. Madison

Saturday, June 15, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 16, 2019 12:00 AM

Enjoy a night at the hut at the base of Mt Madison
Hike up/down via Valley Way from the Appalachia trailhead to Madison Hut. Followed by the Osgood Trail to the summit. Mount Madison is a 5,367 foot mountain-Elevation gain 4,100 feet.
Leader(s) Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com Steve Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 12-14 mph on a paved rail trail along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. Lunch stop in Bristol by the Bay - home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. Stimulate your senses as we cruise by Del's lemonade stands and the best ice cream place this side of Somerville. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Side trips to Colt State Park and Audubon boardwalk depending on time and interest.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
RI
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; Anytime)
Coleader: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net

Little Rhody's East Bay Bike Trail

Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

East Providence to Bristol RI and back. Leisurely 30-35 mile ride at an average pace of 12-14 mph on a paved rail trail along the eastern shores of Narragansett Bay. Lunch stop in Bristol by the Bay - home to one of America's oldest Fourth of July celebrations in the U.S. Stimulate your senses as we cruise by Del's lemonade stands and the best ice cream place this side of Somerville. Enjoy stunning views of the Ocean State shoreline. Side trips to Colt State Park and Audubon boardwalk depending on time and interest.

Trip details

Activity: 
Bicycling - Touring
Trip state: 
RI
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com (781-799-9623; before 9:00pm)
Coleader: 
Kathy Blythe katherineblythe@comcast.net

BONDS EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Please join us Bonds Extravaganza
Sat/Sun August 17-18 Please join us on trip to the Pemigewassett Wilderness to do the Bonds.

-Participants must have 4 K footer experience.
-Be comfortable with ascending and descending from high elevations.
-Must be willing to carry group gear.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Nelson Caraballo Nelsonhikes@gmail.com (617-548-8579)
Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com (617-395-9301)
Registrar: 
Ann Hargleroad

Fall Foliage Waterfall Hike with stay at Zealand Falls Hut

Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us on this fall foliage hike to view Zealand Falls, Thoreau Falls, Ripley falls, and Aresthusa Falls. We will hike to AMC's rustic Zealand Hut by Zealand Falls enjoying a family style dinner (and breakfast the following day) cooked by the hut's "croo".
If we choose, we can hike up to Zeacliff for expansive views. The next day we tour the remaining cascades hiking approximately 11 miles out.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com
Ellen Stanley ellstan@comcast.net
Registrar: 
Ann Hargleroad ahargleroad@gmail.com