Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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Pemigewasset Wilderness and Owl's Head Backpack

Friday, August 23, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, August 25, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a 3-day, 2 night, into-the-wilderness backpacking experience, with one of the most remote 4,000 footers as a cherry on top! We will travel deep into the Pemigewasset Wilderness to Thirteen Falls Tent Site, where we will set up camp for 2 nights and hike to Owl's Head with just day packs on day 2. The days will be 8 miles (1200 ft elevation gain), 9 miles (3000 ft elevation gain), and 8 miles (no elevation gain), respectively. On our hike in and out, there will be numerous stream crossings that may require getting wet - potentially to the knees or thighs.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi
Christine Malinowski
Coleader: 
Julia Ramsey

Hike Mount Carrigain

Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us to hike Mount Carrigain at 4,700 feet, one of the highest peaks along the southeastern ridge bordering the Pemigewasset Wilderness Area. The summit has a fire tower providing 360 degree views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness. The hike round trip distance is 10 Miles with an elevation gain of 3250 ft.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Barbara Amoroso (781-321-1620)
Coleader: 
Majid Ali

Traverse of Mount Isolation

Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:00 AM

Mt. Isolation (4003 ft.) is one of the White Mountain most remote peaks and is the second shortest mountain out of the NH 4000 footers list. It is located in the Dry River Wilderness and the highest peak of the Montalban Ridge, a subsidiary of the Presidentials and provide a panoramic view of the Presidentials. This is a traverse of Mt. Isolation and it requires car spotting.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Eric Robbie
Coleader: 
Fatemeh Haghighatjoo

I am a nature lover and I love hiking and kayaking.

Hike Hale and Zealand in late August

Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a hike to summit two 4,000' peaks in the northern White Mountains. After a short car spot, we will ascend Mt Hale (4,054') on the Hale Brook trail and then continue on the Lend A Hand trail to the AMC's Zealand Falls Hut. After pausing to view the Zealand Falls, we will continue along the Twinway trail and end our outbound journey on Zealand Mountain (4,260'). If the weather cooperates, we will have spectacular views into the Pemigewasset Wilderness at Zeacliff.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Duly
Coleader: 
Judith Watson

Camel's Hump in VT via the Long Trail (w/Optional Vermont Festival on Burlington Waterfront)

Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:00 AM

Hike a 12 mile out-and-back to the summit of a wonderful Camel's Hump (4,081') via Vermont's Long Trail. Many participants will be staying the weekend and attending the Drink Vermont Festival (local VT beverages) in Burlington following the hike (optional).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Darren R MacCaughey hikeAMC@hotmail.com
Coleader: 
Ruth Berry

Sandwich Range Traverse Backpacking

Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:00 AM to Monday, September 2, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a three day, two night backpacking trip as we traverse the Sandwich range, picking up eight "listed" peaks as we go -- North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, Whiteface and Passaconaway (4000 footers)), East Sleeper (NE Hundred Highest), and Square Ledge, Paugus and Chocorua (52-With-A-View). Day 1 involves climbing the north slide (steep, open rock slabs) of North Tripyramid and hiking across the Sleepers. On Day 2 we will summit Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway, pass over Square Ledge and camp near the summit of Mt. Paugus. And on Day 3 we'll summit Mt.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
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.

Coleader: 
Marcelo Knapik

Late Summer Hike to Mt. Osceola and Mt. East Osceola

Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a late-summer hike to Mts. Osceola (4,340 ft) and East Osceola (4,156 ft). We will climb out of Thornton Gap at a moderate pace on moderate grades reaching Mt. Osceola summit in a relatively easy 3.2 miles. After briefly enjoying the view, we'll continue another mile to East Osceola, descending a relatively short but steep chimney, for which there is a well-used bypass. We'll then return to Mt. Osceola for a lunch stop, enjoying the views on the mostly open summit.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Linda Haines linda.haines6624@gmail.com

Linda Haines has been hiking with AMC since 2001 and started co-leading hikes in 2005. She's a certified running coach, has been a full AMC Boston hiking/backpacking leader since 2012 and an AMC bike and ski leader since 2014. She's hiked the NH 4Ks, Banff/Jasper, Bryce/Zion/Escalante, Tetons, Yosemite and Glacier NPs and Swiss Alps and tries to do new ski/hike/bike/run adventures each year, leading groups or on her own.

Coleader: 
Jeffrey Johanson ktmdad108@aol.com

The Horn & Saddleback - Maine day hike

Saturday, August 31, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a day hike of two Maine 4,000' summits on the NE67 in the Rangeley-Stratton range. We will hike Saddleback (4,116') and The Horn (4,041') for total of 7.6 miles or 9 miles and 2,800 feet elevation gain depending on finalized approach. Plan on a 5-8 hour hike. This is a great mountain to hike along the AT as it follows the ridge, with Saddleback and The Horn being only 1.6 miles apart. On a clear day, both summits have breath-taking 360 degree views of the lakes region. We may also be able to pick blueberries at higher elevations.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Marianne Bonnard (418-446-6159)

Marianne became an AMC leader while she was living in Boston in 2013-17. She's kept on leading trips since her return to Québec City, with the objective of making her AMC friends discover the hiking jewels North of the border. Born and raised in Europe, she's been hiking since the age of 8, in the Alps in France, Austria and Germany. She speaks fluent French and will gladly also act as an intercultural translator!

Coleader: 
Heather Nella Mills hnmills@hotmail.com (617-513-5026; after 6pm)

I have been an active member of the AMC for a handful of years. I am slowly completing the NH 48 and NE 67. No rush the mountains will still be there. I enjoy hiking, biking, x-c skiing, downhill and sailing.

Co-leader get-together at Harvard Cabin

Friday, September 6, 2019 6:00 PM to Sunday, September 8, 2019 4:00 PM

Join us for a get-together weekend at Harvard Cabin for co-leaders who participated in the Boston AMC leadership training program. We're organizing day hikes for various abilities on Saturday and Sunday, meals and other activities, and time to chill, catch up and exchange notes on our co-leading experiences. Our goals for the weekend include:

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Warren
Coleader: 
Sarah Frisken

I am a lifelong hiker and outdoor enthusiast who recently began hiking in the White Mountains and co-leading with the AMC. I'm looking forward to sharing my knowledge and love of the outdoors with you.

Chelsea King

Hike the Hancocks in Late Summer

Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a late summer hike to North & South Hancock, two of the 48 NH 4,000' peaks, named after our nation's forefather with the infamous signature! We will take the Hancock Notch trail, crossing the North Fork stream several times before joining the Cedar Brook trail. We will hike through lovely woodland before joining the Hancock Loop trail. A short but steep and rocky ascent to North Hancock (4,420') is followed by a ridge walk to the South Peak (4,319') with another steep section of the Loop trail as we descend.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Pat Grimm
Coleader: 
Judith Watson

Carspot the Carters

Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a day with the Carters! This 11-mile trip with about 4,610 feet of elevation gain will have us heading up Imp Trail and North Carter Trail, then following Carter-Moriah Trail over Middle Carter (4610') and South Carter (4430') Mountains. Depending on how the group is feeling, we could potentially extend our hike to North Carter (4,530?), Mt. Hight (4675') or even Carter Dome (4832')! This is will be a long day along steep and strenuous terrain, but hopefully we'll be rewarded with some great views from Imp Trail of the Presidential Range.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Peter Monnes
Coleader: 
Alexandra Bernson

Kinsman and Cannon

Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us on a ~11.5 mile moderately-paced hike to three NH 4,000 footers - Cannon Mtn. (4,100 ft), North Kinsman (4,293 ft), and South Kinsman (4,358 ft) for a total elevation gain of ~4,500 ft. We will adjust the pace based on the participants and plan to take some time at each summit to enjoy the views, weather permitting. Anyone is welcome to sign up for this event, but preference will be given to the 2019 SLP reunion participants attending the Harvard Cabin weekend. We will first make a steep ascent to Cannon Mtn. with some exposed, ledgy sections and several viewpoint opportunities.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Mark Warren
Coleader: 
Wil Hall

Mts. Monroe, Franklin and Eisenhower

Saturday, September 7, 2019 12:00 AM

Join the leaders for a 9.6-mile hike with about 3,500 ft. of elevation gain up Mts. Monroe, Franklin and Eisenhower from the west and enjoy beautiful views above tree line. Participants should have completed similar hikes recently and bring a pack containing all the 3 season essentials.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Anne Drolet droletam@yahoo.com (857-272-0756)
Coleader: 
Majid Ali appkhi@gmail.com (774-641-3377)

Flags on the 48 - Remembering 911 on Mt Lincoln

Saturday, September 14, 2019 12:00 AM

We will raise a flag on the Lincoln summit in remembrance of those killed on 911. All 48 peaks will have a flag raised from 12.00-2.00PM on this day as part of the Flags on the 48 Event (http://www.flagsonthe48.org/). In addition to an American flag, we'll also raise a flag that flew at ground zero that has all the victims names on it, including all the first responders who died that day.

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: 
Marie Anargirou

Hikes and Ice Cream - Stowe Car Camp Weekend

Friday, September 20, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:00 AM

We're headed up to the Green Mountains! Join us Friday - Sunday, September 20-22 , for a fun car camp weekend and an opportunity to enjoy the best hikes in Vermont. On Friday night, we have reserved a campsite at Little River State Park in Woodbury, VT. Although not required, we recommend joining us Friday night since the travel time from Boston is approx. 3 hrs 45 min. On Saturday, we will hike Vermont's highest peak, Mt. Mansfield (4,393 ft), on a 6.3-mile loop and an elevation gain of about 2,800 ft.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Kyle Vietze

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: 
Alexandra Bernson

Hike Mt. Mist to Webster Slide Mountain, NH

Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:00 AM

Hiking the Wachipauke Pond Trail (a section of the AT), we will summit Mt. Mist and then proceed to Webster Slide Mountain, a wooded summit with impressive views. This section of the AT is located southwest of Mt. Moosilaukee just beyond Glencliff, NH.
This is a point to point hike with a carspot. Mileage for end-to-end is approximately 7 miles. Elevation gain is 1200 feet.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Barbara Amoroso
Coleader: 
James Schroeder

Late Summer hike to Jackson and Pierce`

Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a hike to Mts Jackson (4,052') and Pierce (4,312') on Saturday, September 21st. We'll be hiking a loop, first summiting Jackson then heading over to Pierce. This hike is approx. 8.5 miles with about 2,900' of elevation gain. The trail has some steep, rocky sections as well as some scrambles and open ledges. We'll be hiking at a moderate pace.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Keith Watling
Coleader: 
Madeline Hartman

Mount Isolation via Glen Boulder Trail, Jackson, NH

Saturday, September 21, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a challenging hike up the Glen Boulder Trail to the summit of Mount Isolation, one of the most remote peaks in the White Mountains. In the heart of the Dry River Wilderness, Mount Isolation affords outstanding views in many directions. The Glen Boulder Trail has some rough and steep sections, but also offers spectacular views along the way of Mount Washington and Wildcat Mountain. The hike will take us past Glen Boulder and above treeline, so hikers must be prepared with gear appropriate for all weather conditions.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Peter Monnes
Coleader: 
Kris Vander Plaat

Mount Carrigain

Sunday, September 22, 2019 12:00 AM

Join us for a moderately fast paced 10.6 mile out and back hike to the summit of Mount Carrigain. Weather permitting we will enjoy magnificent views on both Signal Ridge and from an observation tower at the summit. With a height of 4700 feet, reaching the summit entails a 3400 foot elevation gain. The trail climbs moderately for much of its distance with steeper, rocky footing as we turn toward Signal Ridge at about the 3 mile mark. We'll get an early start as this is a long hike.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
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.

Coleader: 
Laura Snyder

Map and Compass Instructional Weekend

Friday, September 27, 2019 12:00 AM to Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:00 AM

Weekend Map and Compass course held at the Harvard Outing Club Cabin in Pinkham Notch. If you've always wanted to truly learn how to use a compass, this is the course for you. We'll cover maps, compass, navigation and intentional bushwhacking, and will then apply these skills to hike two actual trail-less mountains. The second (Sunday) hike is optional, and entails a full day of bushwhacking -- possibly finishing as late as 7:00 on Sunday evening. Participation is strongly encouraged because you'll get to apply the skills you've learned.

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
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.

Robert Zoletti
Coleader: 
Judith Watson

Judith is a keen hiker and completed the NH 48 x 4,000 in 2018. She is currently working on her Winter 48 x 4,000 and the 52WAV.

Laura Synder

Mt. Adams and Mt. Madison

Sunday, September 29, 2019 12:00 AM

Time to meet some of our early presidents! With this challenging out-and-back hike in the northern Presidential Range we are aiming to reach the summits of both Mt. Madison (5,367 feet) and Mt. Adams (5,793 feet). From the trailhead of Valley Way, we will follow the gradual ascent to Madison Spring Hut, and from there ascend Mt. Madison via Gulfside Trail. We will then double back and head up to Adams via Airline Trail, then return to Valley Way and follow our original route back to the trailhead. This route will be about 9.7 miles with about 5,000 feet of elevation.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Christine Malinowski
Coleader: 
Alexandra Bernson
Bert Ruiter

Mt. Welch-Dickey Loop Leaf Peeping

Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:00 AM

The Welch-Dickey Loop is a great hike for all ages and provides hikers with views from both Welch Mountain and Dickey Mountain. It is a go-to hike during the fall, taking in the gorgeous fall foliage in September and October. I know we need a leap of faith on deciding which day will be the best for leaf peeping, but let's give it a shot on October, 5th. Join us on this adventure on the ledges of Welch-Dickey Loop, bring your cameras and action!!! Lets register the amazing foliage (weather permitting).

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Celeste Cabot

Love hiking and backpacking in any capacity, any season. I've tackled long distance hiking trips including the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail. I am an organizer for the RI hiking club and am excited to be leading hikes for Boston AMC. Now focused more on sharing my love for the outdoors, I lead slower paced day and overnight trips for people beginning to crave getting outdoors.

Coleader: 
Marcelo Knapik

Spectacular Fall Foliage Day Hike on Mount Moosilauke

Sunday, October 6, 2019 12:00 AM

Mount Moosilauke (elev. 4,802 ft) is the westernmost 4,000-footer in the White Mountains. It is known for its spacious summit, with more than 100 acres above tree line, which on a clear day affords panoramic views of the many other 4000-footers in NH, as well as west to the mountains of Vermont and north to Canada. Mt. Moosilauke is the tallest 4000-footer between Franconia Notch and the Connecticut River Valley.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Samir Patel
Coleader: 
Marcelo Knapik

Backpack the Wild Mahoosuc Trail

Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:00 AM to Monday, October 14, 2019 12:00 AM

Few trails match the rugged beauty of the Mahoosucs and none in such a short distance. We'll start our adventure near the banks of the Androscoggin river in Gorham. Most of the trek will be along the concurrent Mahoosuc Trail and the Appalachian Trail, in the section often referred to as the most difficult of the 2,190-mile granddaddy of long-distance trails. But the trek is not without rewards; you'll pass from NH to ME along the way, summit some of the most beautiful mountains that no one has heard of, and travel through lush backwoods.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
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.

Coleader: 
Jim Robinson

An avid outdoorsman for many years, Jim has completed the NEHH and a couple mega-hikes, bagged a few 14ers, cycled internationally, and paddles. But he really enjoys the opportunity to share these adventures with others, encouraging their awe of nature and expanding their confidence and abilities.

Backpack the Wild Mahoosuc Trail

Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:00 AM to Monday, October 14, 2019 12:00 AM

Few trails match the rugged beauty of the Mahoosucs and none in such a short distance. We'll start our adventure near the banks of the Androscoggin river in Gorham. Most of the trek will be along the concurrent Mahoosuc Trail and the Appalachian Trail, in the section often referred to as the most difficult of the 2,190-mile granddaddy of long-distance trails. But the trek is not without rewards; you'll pass from NH to ME along the way, summit some of the most beautiful mountains that no one has heard of, and travel through lush backwoods.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
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.

Alex Nedzel

Alex enjoys hiking in all seasons. While best known for fast-paced single day, multi-peak mega-hikes and gnarly back country bushwhacks, he will enjoy sharing his love for the mountains just about anywhere, with hikers at all ability levels.

Coleader: 
Jim Robinson

An avid outdoorsman for many years, Jim has completed the NEHH and a couple mega-hikes, bagged a few 14ers, cycled internationally, and paddles. But he really enjoys the opportunity to share these adventures with others, encouraging their awe of nature and expanding their confidence and abilities.

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