Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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AMC Boston 2018 Spring Hiking Program

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 12:00 AM to Tuesday, May 8, 2018 12:00 AM

Tuesdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1st, and 8th. Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the 3-Season Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for you! This interactive course consists of 5 instructional sessions to introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
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

Elizabeth Ryan

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.

Morgane Treanton

Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, April 21, 2018 8:00 AM to Sunday, April 22, 2018 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: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)

Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Has it been a while since you had a pack on your back? Want to see where your fitness level is at going into Spring/Summer hiking?

Join the leaders for this conditioning hike series in Middlesex Fells. Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) at 6PM (directions below). We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll plan to hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate pace to get our heart rates up.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)
Coleader: 
Chris Malinowski christine.malinowski@gmail.com

Mt Jefferson via Castle Trail

Saturday, April 28, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for this early spring hike to the 5,716 foot summit of Mt. Jefferson by the Castle Trail. We will hike at a moderate pace, ascend 4,300 feet and cover 10 miles round trip in about 8 hours. The trail above treeline is rocky and somewhat steep including the Castles which are a series of rock towers that we will scramble around or over as we hike the ridge. Views from the trail are stunning. If you have above treeline experience and like a bit of a scramble, this is a great opportunity to end your winter hibernation and get back into the mountains.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Zoletti
Coleader: 
Carlee Schmidt
John Lee

Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Want to see where your fitness level is at going into Spring/Summer hiking?

Join the leaders for this conditioning hike series in Middlesex Fells. Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) at 6PM (directions below). We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll plan to hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate pace to get our heart rates up.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi
Coleader: 
Chris Malinowski christine.malinowski@gmail.com

Mt. Race and Bear Mountain - AT Hike in Western MA and CT.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:00 AM

We will hike the Race Brook Trail to the Appalachian Trail over Mt. Race, through Sages Ravine, and over Bear Mountain and descend via the Under Mountain Trail. We expect to see impressive waterfalls on Race Brook and outstanding views from Mt. Race and Bear Mountain on the Appalachian Trail. This hike is estimated at 10.3 miles with over 2000 ft of ascent. The leaders will keep a moderate, steady, pace, but you should have some recent hiking experience and be in good condition.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Asch
Robert Freed

Mt. Alander and Mt. Frissell - Western MA.

Sunday, May 6, 2018 12:00 AM

We will hike over Mt. Alander and Mt. Frissell with an optional side trip to Mt. Brace using the Alander Mountain, South Taconic, and Mt. Frissell trails. This hike will feature outstanding views, the tri-state point of MA/CT/NY, hiking in 3 states, and the high point of CT. The hike, which includes an optional side hike to Mt. Brace, is estimated at 9.6 mi and probably less than 2000 ft of ascent. Leaders will go at a moderate, steady, pace, but participants should be in good condition and have some recent hiking experience. Can be combined with leader's May 5 hike.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Asch
Robert Freed

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 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.

Registrar: 
Stephen Conlin

Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Want to see where your fitness level is at going into Spring/Summer hiking?

Join the leaders for this conditioning hike series in Middlesex Fells. Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) at 6PM (directions below). We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll plan to hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate pace to get our heart rates up.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi
Coleader: 
Chris Malinowski christine.malinowski@gmail.com

Spring Hike to Mt. Garfield

Saturday, May 12, 2018 12:00 AM

This spring hike to Mt. Garfield (4,500') offers wonderful views of the surrounding Pemigewasset Wilderness on a clear day. The hike entails approximately 12.4 miles (which includes a short road walk) and approximately 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Mt. Lafayette, Mt. Liberty, the Bonds and Owl's Head and several other four thousand footers can be seen from its summit. This is a shoulder-season hike, so hikers should expect varied conditions, include the possibility of winter-like conditions, particularly at the higher elevations.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Keith Watling
Coleader: 
Eric Robbie

Good hiker, strong co-leader

Early Season Mt. Cube Hike

Saturday, May 12, 2018 12:00 AM

Come join us for a hike to Mount Cube (2909'), one of the 52 with a view! This early season hike is intended to be a shakedown opportunity for folks who haven't gotten much hiking in this winter. We'll plan a slow to moderate pace on an out and back hike through forest and over open ledges. We'll hike for 7 miles, with ~2200 feet of elevation gain. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1908.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Freed
Coleader: 
Deb Conrady

Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Want to see where your fitness level is at going into Spring/Summer hiking?

Join the leaders for this conditioning hike series in Middlesex Fells. Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) at 6PM (directions below). We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll plan to hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate pace to get our heart rates up.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi
Coleader: 
Chris Malinowski christine.malinowski@gmail.com

Mt. Greylock Loop

Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:00 AM

We plan to hike a 14.5 mile loop (around 3200 ft of ascent) on Mt. Greylock using the Hopper, Money Brook, Mt. Prospect, Appalachian, Jones Nose, and CC Dynamite Trails and Sperry Road. We are hoping for spring flowers and multiple views from the only 3000 ft high ridge in MA.

The leader is planning a moderate and steady pace, but you should be in good shape for hiking for a hike of this length.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Asch

Mt. Madison & Mt. Adams (NH48)

Saturday, May 19, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a spring hike to the summit of the 2 most northern Presidentials, Mt. Madison (5366ft) and Mt. Adams (5799ft). We will hike at a moderate pace, ascend 5220ft and cover about 10.5 miles round trip. We will first ascend Mt. Madison, go down to the hut, and then summit Mt. Adams. The trail above treeline is rocky and somewhat steep. It will likely be windy, but the views are worthwhile on a clear day. Carpooling is encouraged.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Zoletti
Coleader: 
Yvette Marts

Show & Go Conditioning Hike Series in Middlesex Fells

Thursday, May 24, 2018 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Need to break in some new boots or other gear? Been a while since you had a pack on your back? Want to see where your fitness level is at going into Spring/Summer hiking?

Join the leaders for this conditioning hike series in Middlesex Fells. Meet at the eastern edge of the Cross Fells Trail (Gate 58) at 6PM (directions below). We'll hike variations of the Rock Circuit and surrounding trails in the eastern section of the Fells. We'll plan to hike until dark (bring a headlamp) at a moderate pace to get our heart rates up.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi
Coleader: 
Chris Malinowski christine.malinowski@gmail.com

Hiking weekend at the (Low) Harvard Cabin

Friday, June 1, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:00 AM

This is a joint Boston H/B and SE Mass chapter trip. Using the historic Harvard Cabin (the low one, on Rt. 16) as our base, we will set out on hikes in the Pinkham Notch or nearby area. This rustic cabin has an upstairs sleeping loft (sleeping bags/pads on a shared floor space), an outhouse, cold running water. Simple but fun! Exact hikes will be determined Friday night depending on leaders and participants interests, latest weather/trail conditions reports, and participants abilities.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Erika Bloom (508-951-1001; before 9 pm)

Erika Bloom is a hike leader for Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts chapters, and an AMC Adventure Travel leader.

Claudine Kos
Registrar: 
Erika Bloom (508-951-1001; before 9 pm)

HIke the Carters

Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us Saturday June 2 for a tour of the Carters and scenic Mt Hight. Hike is approximately 14 miles and 4800 feet of gain. Can be combined with Sunday Mt Moriah. Contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night).

Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1893

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: 
Ed Batutis

Mount Carrigain

Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:00 AM

Weighing in at an even 4,700 feet, Mt Carrigain is the 13th highest of the NH 4,000 Footers. On this trip, we'll be doing a 10-mile out and back, and will enjoy lunch at the summit's fire tower, where sweeping 360-degree views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness will be available, assuming our pre-hike invocations to the weather gods work well. The first couple miles lull you into a feeling of ease and contentment that only a casual ramble in the woods can provide.

Trip details

Activity: 
Critical Treasure
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Richard Whitney

Experienced leader with over 30 years' experience hiking, backpacking, skiing and other outdoor activities.

Mt Moriah

Sunday, June 3, 2018 12:00 AM

Sunday June 3 enjoy the views from Mt Surprise and Mt Moriah. Approximately 10 miles and 3500 ft of gain. Can be combined with Saturday Carters hike. Contact L Joe about accommodations ($5/person/night).

Register here: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1897

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: 
Ed Batutis

Awesome Trip to the Lake of the Clouds Hut

Saturday, June 9, 2018 6:30 AM to Sunday, June 10, 2018 4:00 PM

A unique opportunity to stay at the Lake of the Clouds Hut, near Mt. Washington. Come join the leaders on this fun hike on the presidential ridge. We'll start early on Saturday morning on the Crawford Path Trail, which is the oldest maintained footpath in the United States. We will hike up to Mt Pierce then across open ledges with magnificent views in all directions to Mt. Eisenhower, which again has excellent views, then on to Mt. Monroe, passing over Mt. Franklin on the way and ending at Lake of the Clouds Hut for dinner.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)
Coleader: 
Christine Malinowski christine.malinowski@gmail.com

Mt. Moriah in June

Saturday, June 16, 2018 12:00 AM

Mt Moriah (4,049') towers above the town of Gorham, NH at the northern end of the Carter-Moriah range, offering fantastic views (weather-permitting) to Mt. Washington and Northern Presidential Range from its ledgy summit. Join us for a 10 mile, "slower side of moderate" out-and-back hike with a cumulative elevation gain of approximately 3,150 feet. Although we will move at a moderate speed, this trip is for individuals who have been out a few times this year and have recent experience with similar distance hikes in the Whites.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Zeynep Ozyuksel
Coleader: 
Stella Pencheva

Mt Chocorua - Ledge Trails and Classic Loop Hike

Saturday, June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

Join fellow hikers as we ascend Mount Chocorua (3500') for some of the best views in the White Mountains! This loop trip begins on the popular Piper trail, and continues via fun scrambles up Nickerson and Carter Ledges to Middle Sister trail and the scenic summit of Middle Sister. After enjoying Middle Sister's open ledge views, we will continue up the Piper Trail to the summit of Mt. Chocorua with the 360 degree views for which it is famous. We will then descend via Liberty/Hammond/Weetamoo trails before re-joining the Piper Trail to complete the 9.5 mile loop.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Kyle Vietze kavietze@aol.com (617-483-0334; Before 8:00 p.m.)

After leaving the Corporate world several years ago, I now split my time between work in retail and helping people enjoy the outdoors through hiking, camping, back packing.

Coleader: 
samantha mandel samantha.a.mandel@gmail.com (617-646-9155; Before 8:00 p.m.)

Mt Washington Alpine Gardens

Saturday, June 23, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a naturalist-friendly hike up to the Alpine Gardens on Mount Washington's east face. This trail runs 1,000 below the summit and passes through some of the best wildflower gardens in the northeast, and includes some rare flower species indigenous to this area alone. We will start in Pinkham Notch and tackle a difficult climb to the Alpine Gardens Trail. Here, we will enjoy great views, and pass by the upper reaches of both Huntington and Tuckerman's ravines, where someone will say "People SKI that?" with both disbelief and reverence.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Richard Whitney

Over 30 years' hiking & backpacking experience. Current Wilderness First Responder certification. AMC trip leader.

Hostel and Hiking Weekend: Baldfaces and Waumbek

Friday, August 10, 2018 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for two days of summer hiking and two nights in a comfortable hostel outside Gorham, NH. Saturday, we'll hike the Baldface Circle Trail, which the White Mountain Guide calls the "one of the most attractive trips in the White Mountains." Traveling clockwise, we'll ascend steep ledges en route to South Baldface, cross about 4 miles of open and exposed terrain including the summit of North Baldface and then complete our loop via the Bicknell Ridge Trail. We'll visit scenic Emerald Pool on our return. Sunday, we'll hike Mt. Waumbek, a NH 4000'er.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth A White
Keith Watling
Peter Monnes