Activities for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee
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This page lists trips sponsored by the Hiking/Backpacking Committee. To see all trips sponsored by the Boston Chapter, see our search page. To find trips sponsored by other chapters, use the club-wide trip search page.
Join us for a hike over the 3 summits of the Tripyramids. We will be taking the Livermore Trail to the Mount Tripyramid Trail which is a loop trail via the north and south slide. We will be ascending the north slide which has very steep rock slabs and descending the south slide which is steep loose gravel. You need to have a good head for heights and experience on steep rock slabs to be comfortable doing this hike. The trip has a limit of 10 people as this is in the Sandwich Range Wilderness so please only sign up if you intend to go as this will be a popular trip.
Join a Hike to Mount Abraham, 4049', (or Abram according to some locals) located in western Maine, part of the Rangeley-Stratton mountain range. The peak features views in all directions, including Mt Spaulding and Mt. Sugarloaf. According to the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, Mount Abraham's alpine zone totals approximately 350 acres. This expansive alpine zone is the second largest in Maine... only Katahdin has more. We will hike 8 mile round trip at a moderate pace, elevation gain 2847 feet. The trail is gradual for 3 miles, and steep for 1 mile.
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!
Join us for a moderately paced summer hike to the Kinsmans. We will take a 10 mile out and back route with 3900 ft of elevation to the summits of North Kinsman (4,293 feet) and South Kinsman (4,358 feet). We'll hike on the slower side of moderate on the uphill sections, and at a moderate pace downhill, enjoying stops for lunches and views along the way! This is a rugged hike, and participants need to be comfortable on rocky terrain with short scrambles.
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
Join us for a moderately paced hike up Mt. Whiteface (4020'). The hike will cover roughly 8.2 miles with 3000 feet cumulative elevation gain and, if it's a clear day, will offer plentiful views of the surrounding Sandwich Range Wilderness. Participants should be prepared for steep ledges, rock scrambles, and loose footing. We'll hike Mt. Whiteface as a loop using the less traveled Tom Wiggin trail one way and Blueberry Ledge trail the other way. Join us on this excursion for good times and good company!
Come join us for a hike of North and South Baldface Mountains (3610 ft and 3570 ft), a loop hike that is one of the most attractive trips in the White Mountains with about 4 miles of open and semi-open ledge providing long stretches of unobstructed views (and the blueberries should be in season!). As an intermediate day hike with 3600 feet of elevation gain and covering 9.8 miles, this hike is aimed at experienced hikers. You should have completed at least one hike of 5+mi and 2000+ft climb recently.
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 pm on Sunday evening. Participation is strongly encouraged because you'll get to apply the skills you've learned.
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.