Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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The Twins and Galehead

Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us on a late fall hike of Galehead Mtn. plus North and South Twin Mtns. We will likely do a car spotting version of the hike which will be around 12 miles roundtrip. Expect approx. 3,000 ft. elev gain and hiking in a remote area. We will stop at Galehead Hut on the way, but it will be closed for the season. Microspikes may be necessary depending on conditions. Ltd to 10 experienced hikers.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jennifer Newland je_newland@yahoo.com
Majid Ali appkhi@gmail.com

Franconia Ridge Loop to Lincoln and Lafayette

Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a moderately paced day hike - the classic ~9-mile loop to Mts. Lincoln (5,089') and Lafayette (5,260'). We will ascend Mt. Lincoln first and follow the ridge to Mt. Lafayette for a total elevation gain of ~3,800'. On a clear day, there are many opportunities for picturesque views along the ridge. We will be getting an early start on this hike due to the popularity of the Franconia Ridge area. Parking will be tight so we strongly encourage carpooling to the trailhead

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
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: 
Wil Hall

Autumn foliage last hurrah from Mt Moosilauke

Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Did you miss the October 6 hike to Mt Moosilauke? Can't get enough of the panoramic views from the summit of the Gentle Giant? Want one more chance for a big fall hike before you break out your winter gear? Well, we have the hike for you! This will be a moderate-paced hike to the vast open summit of Mt Moosilauke. Mt Moosilauke affords impressive views of many 4000-footers in NH, as well the mountains of Vermont to the west and Canada to the north.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
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: 
Robert Mackin

Bob is a long time outdoorsman and newly-trained AMC leader. He's an avid hiker, runner, camper, paddler, cross country skier, and cyclist. He recently completed the Boston Chapter's Winter Hiking Program, extending his hiking year by a whole season. He enjoys experiencing the outdoors with people at all levels.

Lucia Tiererova

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, October 26, 2019 7:30 AM to Sunday, October 27, 2019 5:00 PM

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.

Trip details

Activity: 
First Aid
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10.00 pm)

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2019-2020

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 7:00 PM to Thursday, December 5, 2019 9:00 PM

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2019-2020, as follows: Oct 30 (Wed), Nov 6 (Wed), Nov 13 (Wed), Nov 20 (Wed), Dec 5 (Thu). The 2019-2020 Boston Chapter H/B Winter Hiking Program (WHP) teaches the best practices of winter hiking and backpacking in New England. Taught by AMC Boston Chapter Hiking/Backpacking Leaders, WHP students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, small group breakout sessions, and hands-on opportunities with winter hiking and backpacking gear.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Snowshoeing
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
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.

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, November 2, 2019 7:45 AM to Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:00 PM

The Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning.

Trip details

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

Hike the Tripyramid Slides in November

Sunday, November 3, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for an early November hike up and over the Tripyramids via the north and south slides. Weather permitting, we will take the Livermore Trail and north slide to the summit of North Tripyramid (4,180 ft).. Having hiked over to Middle Tripyramid (4,140 ft'), we will take the south slide down from South Tripyramid (4,100 ft) followed by a return to the Livermore Trail trailhead. This 11.0-mile/3,000 ft elevation gain hike is challenging and participants should be comfortable with tackling the steep ascent and descent on the slides.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Keith Watling (508-397-1243)
Peter Monnes

Early November hike to Monroe and Washington

Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a classic loop hike over the west side of Mt Washington using the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, the Crawford Path, the Gulfside Trail and the Jewell Trail - 10.4 miles with 4,200 ft of elevation gain and, weather permitting, the summits of both Mt Monroe (5,384') and Mt Washington (6,288'). Full Winter gear and previous experience of hiking above treeline in Winter are required.

Trip details

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

Early Winter Harvard Cabin day trip weekend

Friday, November 15, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 17, 2019 12:00 AM

We'll be doing early winter day hikes out of this rustic cabin off Route 16 south of Pinkham Notch. We'll do an Intermediate-ish hike on Saturday and something shorter on the way home on Sunday. The calendar says it will be Fall but Winter will have arrived in the mountains.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Gordon Haff
Coleader: 
Heather Nella Mills

LEADERS/CO-LEADERS ONLY Harvard Cabin Weekend

Friday, November 22, 2019 6:00 PM to Sunday, November 24, 2019 4:00 PM

Please note: This event is open to current Boston Chapter Leaders and Co-Leaders ONLY.

Harvard Cabin weekend to show those that have never been to HC or led an event there how much fun this weekend can be. The weekend will include instructional session that covers how to run a Harvard Cabin event in different seasons as well as the optional hikes available in the area.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Casey Ajalat

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 sun down and do 20+ miles, Casey likes to do the same only keep it under 10 miles :) He's experienced but not a speed daemon

Mark Warren
CSV