Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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Mt Jefferson in winter

Saturday, December 22, 2018 12:00 AM

We'll climb Mt. Jefferson on the first full day of winter. Above treeline winter experience and full winter gear required

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joe Comuzzi jcomuzzi@kateharper.com (978-448-9837)

Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.

Barbara Amoroso

Highland Center Winter Weekend

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

NOTE: Cross-listed with the 2018 Winter Hiking Program. Join us for a weekend of dayhikes in scenic Crawford Notch. We will stay in a heated, comfortable bunkroom (the Shapleigh studio) of the AMC's Highland Center on Saturday night only, and do any of a number of hikes (including some 4000 footers) that start right from the bunkroom door; the hikes will be chosen by the leaders to suit the conditions and participants. Moderate fitness and full winter gear required; some winter gear can be borrowed from the Highland Center.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter as well as the coordinator for the chapter's Spring Hiking Program. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. Upcoming trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands and Iceland.

Reji James jreji@yahoo.com

Advanced Wilderness First Aid (AWFA) Part II and WFR Recertification

Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:00 AM to Sunday, January 6, 2019 5:00 PM

The AWFA course goes into greater depth than the WFA on the basic first aid subjects. The course emphasizes leadership skills and presents new skills such as litter packaging and traction splinting. Students must have a current SOLO WFA certification in order to take the AWFA Part II.

Trip details

Activity: 
First Aid
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)

Summit Mt Garfield

Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a moderately paced hike to the summit of Mount Garfield. We will hike 12.5 miles round trip, with 2,959 feet of elevation gain to a summit of 4,500 feet. Portions of the route are relatively steep, at the top we will experience some above-tree line exposure. If the weather is clear we should find terrific views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and Franconia Ridge. Full winter gear will be required for this trip, including snowshoes, microspikes and crampons.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Robert Zoletti

A 4-Season Boston AMC Leader. Completed the 48 New Hampshire 4000 footers in winter. More than 350 White Mountain 4000' summits, 150+ in winter. Trained in the Boston AMC Winter Hiking Program. Summited 14,410' Mt. Rainier in June 2016 and July 2017, 14,505' Mt. Whitney July 2018 with an AMC team. Wilderness first aid certified. 2017 4-Season Leader of the Year.

Coleader: 
Zoe Rath

Co-leader with HB since 2013, 3 season leader with YM (Young Members). Have led biking, hiking and cross-country ski trips. Enjoys hiking whatever the weather!

Steven Weber

Get The Willeys in January: Tom, Field and Willey

Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:00 AM

A moderately paced loop hike over three 4000 footers overlooking Crawford Notch: Field, Willey, & Tom. Approximately 10 miles. 3600' of elevation. Suitable for current or previous WHP participants. Previous/recent winter hiking experience and full winter gear required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Pat Grimm pagrimm@comcast.net

Pat is a 4 season leader with Boston's Hiking and Backpacking Committee. She also serves as an Information Volunteer at AMC's high huts.

Jessica Halvorsen

Jessica Halvorsen is a 4-season leader with Boston's Hiking and Backpacking Committee. She has led or co-led more than 50 trips with AMC, and has completed the New England 67 4ks. She enjoys and leads a wide range of trips: from local walks to strenuous hikes and backpacks.

Coleader: 
Eric Robbie

Winter Twins/Bonds Backpack with Overnight at Guyot Tentsite

Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for an exhilarating winter backpack traverse of the Twins & Bonds! We'll get an early start on Saturday morning. After spotting cars, we'll hike over the Twins and continue on to Guyot tent site. Weather permitting, we'll do a quick out and back to enjoy a spectacular sunset on West Bond. We'll hike a total of 11-12 miles with over 3500 ft of elevation on this challenging day. On Saturday night, if the shelter is available, we will not need to set up tents. On Sunday, we will traverse Mt.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Helen Jolley

Mt Hale XC and Hike

Saturday, January 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us on a combination ski-hike up Mount Hale; we will cross-country ski out on the closed road, then drop our skis and head up the mountain on foot. Must have experience with cross country skiing and winter hiking. Snowshoes, microspikes, and skis required. Approximately 5 miles of skiing and 5 miles of hiking round trip.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
June Mackenzie
Coleader: 
Shannon MacKenzie

Winter Waumbek Hike, overnight stay in Gorham with hot tub!

Saturday, February 2, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 3, 2019 12:00 AM

Build or maintain winter hiking skills and experience (or work on your winter 48 summits or grid) with a moderately-paced winter hike to Mt. Waumbek. On the way, we'll tag Starr King (52 with a view). Aimed at previous or current Winter Hiking Program participants, this 7.2 miles, 2900-foot elevation gain hike will offer an opportunity to summit a 4,000 footer in winter with little above-treeline exposure. Previous winter hiking experience, good fitness level, and full winter gear required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi
Coleader: 
Chris Malinowski

Winter Osceolas - B3A

Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:00 AM

We plan to hike Mt Osceola (4,340 ft) and East Osceola (4,156 ft) from the Kancamagus Highway, a 7.6-mile out-and-back hike. Although this will be a strenuous hike that will require winter hiking expertise and recent hiking experience, the Osceolas offer stunning views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Sandwich Range.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Robert Zoletti
Coleader: 
Peter Monnes

Lincoln and Lafayette in Winter

Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for the classic Franconia Ridge loop over Little Haystack Mtn (4,780 ft), Mt Lincoln (5,089 ft) and Mt Lafayette (5,260 ft) - a distance of 8.9 miles and an elevation gain of 3,900'. The plan will be to take the Falling Waters Trail up to the Franconia Ridge Trail. After traversing the Ridge and summiting our 3 peaks, we will descend via the Green Leaf Trail and Old Bridle Path. This hike is a serious undertaking in winter with extensive potential exposure to wind, storms, whiteouts and a possible mix of snow, ice and rock on the exposed summits.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Keith Watling (508-397-1243)
Coleader: 
Steve Duly

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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, adminstering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Stephen Conlin, the chairperson, at chair@hbbostonamc.org.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
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.

Mount Carrigain

Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a winter day hike to the majestic Mount Carrigain! This 14.5 mile hike will take us via the Sawyer River Road and the Signal Ridge Trail to the summit of Mount Carrigain (4700 ft; NH48), with its wonderful views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Presidential Range. The elevation gain is 3800 ft. Participants should pack full winter hiking gear and have recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain. This day hike can be combined with leader Joe's hikes on February 17 and/or 18, accommodations are $9/person/night at leader-owned facility.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joe Comuzzi

Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.

Coleader: 
Bert Ruiter

Northern Presidential Traverse

Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:00 AM

Single day winter traverse of the northern White Mountain Presidential Range. You must be in top physical condition and have winter above treeline experience.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Sanford

A 4-season leader for the AMC Boston chapter. 25+ years of winter hiking experience including including multiple ascents of NH 4K and lots of above treeline travel. Hiking, mountaineering, and technical climbing in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Colorado, and other parts of the world including Canada, Bolivia, New Zealand, and Mexico. Wilderness first aid certified.

Robert Zoletti bz1591@gmail.com

A 4-Season Boston AMC Leader. Completed the 48 New Hampshire 4000 footers in winter. More than 300 White Mountain 4000' summits, 150+ in winter. Trained in the Boston AMC Winter Hiking Program. Summited 14,410' Mt. Rainier in June 2016 and July 2017, 14,505' Mt. Whitney July 2018 with an AMC team. Wilderness first aid certified. 2017 4-Season Leader of the Year.

Coleader: 
Yvette Marts Yvette.Marts@gmail.com

A 3-season leader and 4-season co-leader for the AMC Boston chapter H/B committee. Completed 44 of the 48 New Hampshire 4000 footers in winter. Completed a single day Presidential traverse and single day Pemi-loop in the summer of 2018. Hiked several 14.000 footers in Colorado. Trained in the Boston AMC Winter Hiking Program and Advanced Wilderness First Aid certified.

John Pike john.gordon.pike@gmail.com

VT4k's - grew up in Vermont and have done all of the VT4k's several times over the years as well as most of the long trail in sections NH4k's - started August 2014 & completed July 2015 ME4k's - started & completed August 2015 winter hiking and snowshoeing in Vermont (including winter climbs of Camels Hump and Mount Mansfield) AMC Leadership Program - completed April 2015 SOLO WFA Certification - completed April 2015 Winter NH4k's - completed March 2017 4-season NH4k's - completed October 2018

Monday on Mount Moriah

Monday, February 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us on Monday, January 18th for a Presidents' Day hike to the summit of Mount Moriah, one of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers. The 10 mile Stonybrook trail is flat and mixed with old logging roads as it follows the brook, crossing the stream several times before beginning its steep ascent to Carter Ridge. Carter Ridge has open views in all directions, including the Presidential Range to the west, the Carter Range to the south, and the Baldface Range to the southeast.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joe Comuzzi

Joe is one of the Boston Chapter's most experienced and active trip leaders - his summit visits number in the quadruple digits. Included among the many outings he leads each year for the Chapter's Hiking/Backpacking Committee are the single-day Presidential Range traverse on the summer solstice, and the Map & Compass course in the fall.

June Mackenzie
Coleader: 
Cassandra Downey

I have been hiking with the Boston chapter of the AMC for two years and this will be my third winter hiking season. My favorite place to hike is in the White Mountains, but I live and hike in Western Massachusetts daily and enjoy Vermont very much as well!

AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (AWS)

Friday, March 15, 2019 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 17, 2019 3:00 PM

The AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (AWS) is designed to introduce experienced winter hikers and climbers to the basic skills required for climbing high altitude mountains such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and beyond. The AWS topics will include roped team travel on a moderate to high angle snow slopes and glaciers, ice axe use and self-arrest, advanced belay systems, crevasse rescue, snow anchors, and high-altitude medical issues and medications.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kellie A Connelly amckellie@gmail.com

Kellie is a 4-season leader with a preference for the winter season! She has extensive experience in the Whites and Adirondacks, and successfully summited Mt. Rainier, WA in 2017 and 2018. She also participates in H/B Leadership Training and enjoys teaching others about the joys of hiking and sleeping outside, especially in the snow! Her 2019 adventures include a 3-week expedition in July to the Cordillera Blanca in Peru and continuing to work on her winter NH & NY.