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MLK in the ADK: Mt Marshall Winter Backpacking Trip

Friday, January 17, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 AM

Sitting at the Southwestern end of the Macintyre Mountain range in the Adirondack Eastern High Peaks , Mt Marshall rises to 4,360' above the flowed lands and Lake Colden. Whether you need this 46er in the winter, or whether you're just looking to visit some cool new mountains, come join our AMC chapter trip as we venture out for an overnight winter adventure! This 3-day / 2-night backpack will approach from Henderson Lake, setting up base camp on the southwest shores of Lake Colden (lean-tos/campsite). From there we will have access to trail to the summit of Mt Marshall.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NY
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Canceled
Leader: 
Kellie A Connelly

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.

Coleader: 
Joe Sahl

Mount Jackson & Mount Webster

Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:00 AM

On this hike up Mount Jackson & Mount Webster, we will focus on spending time handling the weather and trail conditions in exposed sections of the hike. We will gain approximately 2,550 feet as we hike 6.5 miles. This hike should take us between 5 and 6 hours to complete. This is a great chance to work on above treeline (ATL) hiking skills and help decide if bigger ATL trips are for you or not. As such, we will go even in marginal conditions, breaking trail as needed (snowshoes will be required). Participants must have some prior winter hiking experience.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Jonathan Niehof

Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.

Coleader: 
Andrew Delaney

Andrew has hiked the NH48, and is working on the NE67. He spent three years living and hiking in Austria, and is once again enjoying hiking throughout New England.

Amy Grenier

Potluck & Slideshow - Scandinavian Skiing Touring Adventure

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

FREE SLIDESHOW SERIES
Potluck @ 6:30 PM, Show @ 7:15 PM

Trip details

Activity: 
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Julie LePage

Julie enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses in summer and fall throughout NH & ME. When not leading in the summer, she is often doing trail work on her adopted trail, Air Line, on Mt. Adams' Durand Ridge. In winter, she is obsessively x-c skiing wherever there is snow, and leads winter days hikes and backpacks in NH & ME. She also coordinates the Boston Slideshow Series at the AMC Headquarters in Charlestown.

Vermont Weekend: Breadloaf/Wilson and Equinox (or Killington)

Friday, January 24, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Curious about peaks beyond New Hampshire? Come explore Vermont peaks with a climb up Breadloaf and Wilson on Saturday and Equinox on the Sunday (all on the New England Hundred Highest list) or Killington (New England 67 4,000 footers) on the Sunday. Routes may require some road walking and/or trail breaking, depending on conditions. Full winter gear is required, including face protection, snowshoes, microspikes and crampons.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
VT
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.

Pam Wilmot

I love to hike and backpack, and lead all kinds of trips from beginner, to extra-long day hikes like a single day presi traverse, to multi-day backpacks and bushwhacks. I even lead trips overseas for the Adventure travel committee. It's all good! I've hiked the 100 Highest peaks in NE, the NH 4000 footers in winter, and hope to someday hike a long trail like the PCT or the AT.

WHP Participants ONLY: WINTER WEEKEND AT CARDIGAN LODGE

Friday, January 24, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

The Wildcats of January

Saturday, January 25, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a winter hike to Wildcat D (4062'), a traverse across 'cats C (4298') and B (4330') on our way to Wildcat A (4422'). Sitting atop the ski area, Wildcat D boasts fantastic views of Washington, Adams, Madison, and more. We will ascend via the ski slopes to Wildcat D, then continue along the Wildcat Ridge Trail until we get to Wildcat A and head back the way we came. The climb up to Wildcat D is steep. We plan to hike ~ 8 miles at a moderate pace with 3,250 feet of elevation gain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Pat Grimm
Keith Watling

Moat Mountain Winter Traverse

Sunday, January 26, 2020 12:00 AM

Come practice your winter hiking and above treeline skills on this winter traverse of the Moat Mountains! Our intended 9.6 mile route across Moat Mountain Trail is rated 'difficult' and has 3,250 feet of vertical gain. It will take us most of the day. It has significant portions above treeline and some steep ledge sections, and will be a great chance to work on skills including crampon and snowshoe use, navigation, and safely handling weather.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
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: 
Jim Hutchinson

Jim has hiked all 48 of the NH 4000 footers, many in winter, and has also done various expedition climbs including Mt Rainier, Denali, and Kilimanjaro. He celebrated his retirement in 2016 by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and now daydreams about trying the Continental Divide Trail someday.

WHP Participants ONLY: Sub Sig Cabin weekend #2 (Level 3)

Friday, January 31, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

WHP Participants ONLY: Moosilauke via Gorge Brook Day Hike (Level 2)

Saturday, February 1, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

WHP Participants ONLY: Mt. Whiteface Winter Day Hike (Level 2)

Saturday, February 1, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

Northern Presidential Traverse

Saturday, February 1, 2020 12:00 AM

Single day winter traverse of the NH Northern Presidential Range (Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison). This is expected to be a small group. You must have significant above treeline experience with the fitness and endurance to complete this hike.

Trip details

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

AMC Boston 4 Season Leader. Completed the 48 New Hampshire 4000 footers in winter. More than 400 White Mountain 4000' summits, 100+ in winter. Summited Mount Rainier (14410') 2016 and 2017, Mt. Whitney (14505') & Boundary Peak (13147') 2018, Mt Hood (11249') & Kings Peak (13527') 2019.

John Sanford

A 4-season leader for the AMC Boston chapter. 25+ years of winter hiking experience 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.

WHP Participants ONLY: Welch/Dickey Winter Day Hike (Level 2)

Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

Winter Backpack in the Carter Range

Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 AM

If you are ready for an awesome winter adventure, read on. How does a February weekend hiking three 4Ks and camping out off the Carter Moriah Trail sound? On the first day, we will hike 9 miles tagging South and Middle Carters before settling in at Imp Campsite for the night. Sunday we'll wake early to cook a warm breakfast and melt snow for our water before hiking to Mt. Moriah and out of the woods for a total of 6 miles. At a minimum, you will need the usual winter hiking equipment, a -20 degree bag or equivalent, and your own meals to participate in this adventure.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
John Etzel
Coleader: 
Eric DuPont

WHP Participants ONLY: Moosilauke via Glencliff Day Hike (Level 2)

Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen

WHP Program Director

WHP Participants ONLY: Beginner Winter Backpack (Level 2/3)

Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

WHP Participants ONLY: Pierce/Pierce Ike Day Hike (Level 2/3)

Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

Galehead in February

Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:00 AM

Hike to the summit of Galehead in winter. We'll start at the Beaver Brook cross country ski area and take the ski trails/herd path to Gale River road close to the road junction and the summer Gale River trailhead (a bit more than a mile). From there we'll take the Gale River trail to the Garfield Ridge trail (AT), and Garfield Ridge to Galehead hut (closed) and the Frost trail to the summit of Galehead . Total is about 12.5 miles and 2750 elevation gain. Pretzel, the hiking dog, will be joining us.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Pat Grimm

Pat is a four season leader with the Boston Chapter Hiking and Backpacking Committee

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.

Winter Hike to Mt Flume and Mt Liberty

Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a winter hike to the summits of Mt Flume and Mt Liberty! This is a long (12+) mile hike to two of the most scenic summits in the White Mountains, offering 360 degree views of the Pemigewasset wilderness, Cannon, and the Kinsmans. This trip is for experienced winter hikers, and prior above treeline experience is required. Daylight is in short supply at this time of year, so you should plan on an early start. There is a good chance we will make our way out of the woods in the light of our headlamps

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Wait Listed
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

Coleader: 
Bob Mackin

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

Karen Mackin

Karen has been hiking and backpacking since she was a young girl. If she's not hiking, you can probably find her on her mountain bike or cross-country skis.

Mt Jackson

Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a moderately paced hike up Mt Jackson 4,052 foot mountain located in Coos County, NH. We will hike up Webster-Jackson trail about 5.2 miles with 2150 feet elevation gain. If the weather is clear we should have some spectacular views! This hike is ideal for someone in decent shape wanting to practice snowshoeing/microspike technique. This trip is appropriate for experienced hikers who have done some easier winter trips of ~3-4 miles and are maintaining a baseline of hiking fitness. Current winter hiking program participants are encouraged to join us.

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: 
Cezanne Cartier
Zoe Rath

Zoe is an active 3-season co-leader and 3 season leader with 20s+30s. Zoe also loves to cross country, (indoor rock climbing) and running and introducing people of all ages to the beauty and benefits of getting outside.

Mount Chocorua Winter Hike

Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a Winter Hike to the summit of Mt Chocorua. Mt Chocorua is purported to be one of the most photographed in the world, for good reason. Its iconic rocky summit offers excellent views in all directions. This trip is for experienced winter hikers, and prior above treeline experience is required.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Robert Asch
Coleader: 
Robert Mackin

Bob is a long-time hiker and backpacker who fell in love with winter hiking after taking part in the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program. He enjoys hiking with people at all levels.

The Wildcats in Winter

Sunday, February 9, 2020 12:00 AM

Join us for a winter hike to Wildcats A through D (4422', 4330', 4298', and 4062'). Looking down over the ski area, Wildcat D boasts fantastic views of Washington, Adams, Madison, and more. We will ascend via the ski slopes to Wildcat D, then continue along the Wildcat Ridge Trail until we get to Wildcat A and head back the way we came. The climb up to Wildcat D is steep. We plan to hike ~ 8 miles at a moderate pace with 3,250 feet of elevation gain.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
Leader: 
Keith Watling
Coleader: 
Amy Grenier
Eric Robbie

Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:45 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, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, the chairperson, at chair@hb.amcboston.org.

Trip details

Activity: 
Meetings
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Elizabeth Ryan chair@hb.amcboston.org

Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter and Adventure Travel. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.

Potluck & Slideshow: Lost Cowboy Country

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

FREE SLIDESHOW & POTLUCK SERIES Potluck @ 6:30 PM, Show @ 7:15 PM. Join hiker/photographer/environmentalist Harvey Halpern as he takes us to the most beautiful, least visited Public Lands in Utah's Canyon Country. Most of these lands were included in the Tribal proposal for Bears Ears, but none of them were included in the original designation of Bears Ears National Monument by President Obama. This would be rectified by a new bill that seeks to restore Bears Ears AND include all the lands proposed by the five Native America tribes.

Trip details

Activity: 
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
United States
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Julie LePage

Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses in summer and fall in the lesser-travelled corners of NH & ME. In winter she leads day hikes and backpacks in NH & ME and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program. She also coordinates the AMC Boston Slideshow Series & Potlucks at AMC's Joy St Auditorium each month.

WHP Participants ONLY: Beginner Winter Car Camping Weekend (level 1)

Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:00 AM to Sunday, February 16, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Camping
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

WHP Participants ONLY: Potash Mt Navigational Hike #2 (level 2)

Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:00 AM

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Trip details

Activity: 
Hiking
Trip state: 
NH
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Wait Listed
Leader: 
Alex Nedzel 1111anedzel@gmail.com

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.

Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Trip Coordinator

Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org

WHP Program Director

Stephen Duly
Coleader: 
Marcelo Knapik
Deb Conrady

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