Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee

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Wilderness First Aid and Recertification

Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:45 AM to Sunday, October 21, 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: 
First Aid
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Paul Terenzi firemanpaul@comcast.net (781-389-8115; before 10 pm)
Christine Malinowski

2018-2019 Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 7:00 PM to Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:00 PM

Want to get outside more this winter? Please join us for the AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2018-2019, as follows: Nov 7 (Wed), Nov 14 (Wed), Nov 28 (Wed), Dec 6 (Thu), and Dec 12 (Wed).

Trip details

Activity: 
Instruction (Skills)
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jessica Halvorsen jlhalvorsen@gmail.com
Chris McCarron mccarron_yh@yahoo.com

Late Fall Hike to Mt. Washington

Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a hike to Mount Washington, New England's highest peak. This late fall hike up the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail, Crawford Path, Gulfside Trail and Jewell Trail will cover 10-11 miles with an elevation gain of 4,200 feet at a moderate pace. The trip may include summiting Mt. Monroe. Participants should have recent comparable hikes and be comfortable with extended above tree line exposure. We could experience a mild autumn day or encounter mid-winter conditions. We won't really know until the time approaches.

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: 
Stephen Duly

Backpack Vermont's Bourn Pond-Stratton Pond Area (w/ Stratton Mountain Hike & Shelter Stay)

Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:00 AM to Monday, November 12, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a19-mile loop(ish) hike through the Lye Brook Wilderness. Stunning views from the high point (fire tower atop 3,940-foot Mt. Stratton - on the NEHH and NEFF), the spark that caused the creators of both the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail to get to work. The loop we've planned takes you past Lye Brook Falls (one of VT's highest) and through the heart of this 17,841-acre wilderness in Green Mountain National Forest near Manchester, Vermont.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Trip state: 
VT
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Bryan Jones
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: 
Darren R. MacCaughey

Late Fall Hike to Mt. Jackson (Sunday)

Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a late fall hike to Mt. Jackson. At 4,052 feet, Mt. Jackson is ranked 38th on the list of New Hampshire's 48 four-thousand footers. This moderate-paced hike will begin and end at Crawford Depot on Rt 302. We will cover 5.2 miles and about 2,200 feet of elevation gain. The potential for winter conditions exists. The summit of Mt. Jackson is open but the majority of travel is below tree line. However, weather conditions may require use of traction (e.g. microspikes). May be combined with Leaders' Saturday trip to Mt. Washington; contact Leader Joe C.

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: 
Stephen Duly

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, November 13, 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.

North and South Twin

Saturday, December 1, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us on a hike to North (4,761 ft) and South Twin (4,902 ft). This hike is a minimum of 11 miles and up to 13 miles if access roads are closed by the Forest Service for the winter. Elevation gain is approximately 3,600 feet. Full winter above treeline gear might be required (see https://hb.amcboston.org/resources). This trip can be combined with Cannon Mountain hike on Sunday. Contact Leader Joe regarding bunkroom accommodations for Friday or Saturday night ($10/person/night).

Trip details

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

Keith is an experienced 4-Season Leader with the Boston Chapter who has completed the New England 100 Highest including the New Hampshire 48 four thousand footers in winter. He has served as an instructor for both the Winter and Spring Hiking Programs as well as the Leadership Program and the WHP Above Treeline Workshop.

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

Cannon Mountain

Sunday, December 2, 2018 12:00 AM

Join us for a hike up to the summit of Cannon Mountain (4.100 ft), and enjoy great views from the trail and the observation tower! (Weather permitting!) This hike is 4 miles with approximately 2,100 feet of elevation gain. Full winter above-treeline gear might be required (see https://hb.amcboston.org/resources). This trip can be combined with leader's Saturday hike, contact Leader regarding bunkroom accommodations for Friday or Saturday night ($10/person/night).

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

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Tuesday, December 11, 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.

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