Critical Treasure

Potluck & Slideshow - The Roof of Africa: Climbing Kilimanjaro

Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to stand on top of Kilimanjaro? Or explore the wildlands of Africa? Join Pam as she guides an AMC Adventure Travel group on two ascents of the world's largest freestanding mountain. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kilimanjaro's snow-capped peak rises majestically from the rolling savanna plain up through five microclimates with diverse ecosystems: rainforest, heather, moorland, desert, and arctic. With amazing views, Dr. Seuss-like vegetation, and remnants of massive glaciers, there is nothing like standing on the top of the Roof of Africa.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Critical Treasure
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Full
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 the AMC's Headquarters in Charlestown, MA.

Potluck & Slideshow - The Best Unknown Place to Backpack in the World

Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

IMPORTANT: You *MUST* register for the show using the button above. A keycode will be emailed to all registrants the day before the show in order to access the building.

Nasja Mesa...the best unknown place to backpack in the world. Join Cambridge, MA photographer Harvey Halpern as he shows photos from his two latest long backpacks (33 and 24 days in length) on Nasja Mesa in Southern Utah. Harvey will also update you on the legal and political battle to reverse President Trump's illegal evisceration of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, both in Utah.

Trip details

Activity: 
Backpacking
Camping
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Hiking
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Julie LePage

Julie most enjoys leading challenging backpacks as well as fast-paced, full-day ridge traverses into the lesser-traveled corners of NH & ME. She also hosts the AMC Boston Slideshow Series and can be found helping out at the Boston Winter Hiking Program or leading winter hiking trips.

The Birds Are Back Family Walk, Lancaster Town Forest, Lancaster, MA (BHP Level 1)

Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Audubon Certified Birder and North County Land Trust Board Member Clay Hobart shares the wonders of spring birds. This is a morning walk from 9 - 11 am. We will take our time enjoying the birds and walking perhaps a mile or two at most. We hope to see the Great Blue Herons we saw nesting on our April walk and maybe baby Great Blue Herons too. In particular, Clay will share what he sees for birds 17 - 18 months post harvest compared to pre-harvest in the Lancaster Town Forest.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Robin Swift RSwift@republicservices.com (978-577-8754)
Coleader: 
Clayton Hobart, Audubon Certified Birder clayhobart@gmail.com
Tim Castner, Chair Lancaster Town Forest thcastner@comcast.net

Family Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) Hike: Bedford Town Common to Great Meadows NWR, Bedford, MA (BHP Level 2)

Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We meet at 12 pm for a slow/moderate paced family walk along the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT). The BCT is one of the state's longest hiking trails. This walk is an introduction to the BCT and AMC's Beginner Hiking Program (BHP).

We hike the section of the BCT extending from Bedford Town Common to Great Meadows NWR, with optional exploration at the wildlife refuge trails and observation platforms. We will meet at noon and walk approximately 5 miles on flat land returning to our staring point around 4 pm.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Coleader: 
Donald MacIver maciver01460@gmail.com (978-952-2706)

Don, lifelong outdoor explorer and long term AMC member, has hiked and backpacked in North America and Europe. Don actively hikes, camps, snowshoes, and x-country skis throughout New England as well as kayaks flatwater and its seacoast. As a natural resource manager and educator Don enjoys nature study and exploring new natural landscapes.

Hiking The Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) , A Multimedia Presentation - Bedford, MA

Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Always wanted to know about the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway, conceived in 1929 as an "Outer Emerald Necklace" between I-495 and 128 mirroring Boston's famed Olmsted-designed "Emerald Necklace"? Join AMC Family Outings Saturday evening May 19th from 5 - 6:30 pm in Bedford, MA for a Multimedia Presentation "Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal".

Trip details

Activity: 
Critical Treasure
Meetings
Photography
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Family Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) Hike -- Nashoba Brook & N Acton Conservation Area, Acton, MA (BHP Level 2)

Sunday, May 6, 2018 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We will meet at noon and hike about 2 miles with some gentle ups and downs and interesting historic sites along the trail. This is a slow to moderate easy Family Walk, commencing from the Nashoba Brook Conservation Land Kiosk.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Hiking
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Coleader: 
Donald MacIver maciver01460@gmail.com (978-952-2706)

Don, lifelong outdoor explorer and long term AMC member, has hiked and backpacked in North America and Europe. Don actively hikes, camps, snowshoes, and x-country skis throughout New England as well as kayaks flatwater and its seacoast. As a natural resource manager and educator Don enjoys nature study and exploring new natural landscapes.

Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT), A Multimedia Presentation - Lancaster, MA

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Always wanted to know about the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway, conceived in 1929 as an "Outer Emerald Necklace" between I-495 and 128 mirroring Boston's famed Olmsted-designed "Emerald Necklace"? Join AMC Family Outings Wednesday evening May 2nd from 6:30 - 8 pm at Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster, MA for a Multimedia Presentation "Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail: A Video Journal".

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Donald MacIver maciver01460@gmail.com (978-799-9607)
Coleader: 
Dan & Marilyn Brielmann eawakening@gmail.com (339-788-7054)
Alan French a.french3@verizon.net

Eyes on Owls! Live Owl Program! Bedford, MA

Sunday, April 29, 2018 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Field naturalist Marcia Wilson and wildlife photojournalist Mark Wilson display six lively owls separately and walk them around the audience for close-views, photos, and questions. The live owl program will be preceded with a short narrative slide presentation and a rousing "hooting lesson" with audience participation. Great for the young and young at heart (recommended ages 5 - 99+). Mark and Marcia Wilson will share the field marks, signs, and naturalist's skills that you can use to find wild owls without disturbing them, while introducing you to six live owls up close!

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Meetings
Photography
Social Events
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Joan Entwistle joan.entwistle@gmail.com (978-549-4864)
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Coleader: 
Donald MacIver maciver01460@gmail.com

AMC Echo Lake Camp, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Saturday, August 25, 2018 12:00 AM to Saturday, September 1, 2018 12:00 AM

Enjoy AMC Echo Lake Camp and all Acadia National Park has to offer one kid age 15 and under FREE per paying adult the week of August 25 - September 1.

Trip details

Activity: 
Critical Treasure
Hiking
Paddling
Sailing
Walks
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

AMC Echo Lake Camp, Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island, Maine

Saturday, June 23, 2018 12:00 AM to Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:00 AM

Enjoy AMC Echo Lake Camp and all Acadia National Park has to offer one kid age 15 and under FREE per paying adult the week of June 23 - 30.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Critical Treasure
Hiking
Walks
Trip state: 
ME
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

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