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Canceled: YM Winter Blue Hills Hike Skyline Trail

Date: Sunday, January 20

Join us for a beautiful winter hike at the Blue Hills Reservation. Be prepared for a 3-4 hour hike at a moderate pace through some rugged, hilly terrain. Weather may be chilly so bring lots of warm layers. Dogs are welcomed on this hike, but do let me know if you will bring one.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Blue Hills Reservation
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chaoran Xie (chaoranxie@gmail.com) 617-237-0880, Zoe Rath
Trip Difficulty: B3C
Link: Register Here

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Monday, January 21 - Monday, January 21

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias

AMC Boston Local Walks & Hikes Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 22

The next meeting of the Boston Chapter's Local Walks & Hikes Committee will be on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 6:30-9:00pm in Waltham. All are welcome. If you are interested in attending, contact Committee Chair, Lisa Fleischman at for details.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Lisa Fleischman (localwalks@amcboston.org)

Parlor Skis Factory Private Shop Tour

Date: Tuesday, January 22 - Tuesday, January 22

Join the Boston Ski Committee as we tour Parlor Skis East Boston factory where we'll learn how to build custom skis! Parlor is a progressive ski manufacturer with simple roots. The three founders raced together in college and after hanging up the race skis, they spent 4 long years in the basement of an old funeral parlor developing a superior ski for New England terrain and conditions. Parlor Skis prioritizes quality, craftsmanship, and durability above all else. Today, countless pairs later, some things have changed. The old funeral parlor has been replaced by a state of the art facility in East Boston, and the three buddies has grown into a full time staff. But at the end of the day, the most important thing has stayed the same: Parlor makes beautifully crafted, fully custom, high performance, durable skis right here in New England. If you can ski the east, you can ski anywhere. Pizza and beer are included. To help offset costs, please pay $5 via paypal using the link provide below (copy & paste the link into your web browser). Cash can NOT be accepted at the event. Space is limited, so reserve your place with $5 payment. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5YFQN8H3JPVP8

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: 175 William F McClellan Hwy, Boston, MA 02128
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Cheryl Hacker (cheryl.hacker@gmail.com)
Registrar: Cheryl Hacker
Link: Parlor Skis

Hale Reservation four-ponds loop

Date: Wednesday, January 23

Join the Wednesday Wramblers for a hike at Hale Reservation. The reservation encompasses 1,137 acres and more than 20 miles of woodland trails and straddles the towns of Westwood and Dover. Bring microspikes (in case they are needed). meeting time is 10:00 am

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Cat Rock Parking lot about ¼ mile from Carby Street entrance, Hale Reservation, Westwood, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Maria Costantini (mgccare@comcast.net)
Co-Leader: Judy Wester
Trip Difficulty: easy

January Bar Social

Date: Wednesday, January 23

Please join us for our AMC Young Members (YM) monthly social at Meadhall in Kendall Square. Come sit indoors and warm up with a drink and food. Get more information on weekend outings, volunteer opportunities, and meet people with the same passion for the outdoors. Drinks and meals on your own. Some appetizers will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Meadhall Cambridge
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Julia Doucett
Link: Register here

Winter Weekend Joe Dodge Lodge 2019

Date: Friday, January 25 - Sunday, January 27

Winter Weekend - Joe Dodge Lodge Jan. 25-27 2019. Start the year off enjoying Hiking and/or xcountry skiing 2-nights at Joe Dodge Lodge, NH includes 2-Breakfast- 2-Dinners and Happy Hours. Contact pagliuca.t@gmail.com for more info and registration forms. Room cost per night per person from $86.00 (depending on room selection) -Currently there are no female bunks available! Additional AMC administrative fee-$25.00 - Payable with registration form.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing, Yoga
Location: Joe Dodge Lodge
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com)

Family Dexter Drumlin Full Moon Walk, Lancaster, MA

Date: Saturday, January 26 - Saturday, January 26

By the light of the silvery moon, AMC Families will join Lancaster Recreation for a night of good winter fun at Dexter Drumlin in Lancaster 6-8pm (aka, George Hill). Follow the footpath lit by the "almost full moon" (full January 21) to the top of the drumlin where will have a campfire and hot chocolate ready to go. Bring your snowshoes and sleds (or not, weather and conditions dependent). What makes Dexter Drumlin special? As the last glacier scoured the New England landscape, it formed glacial drumlins....Hills running parallel to the direction of the glacial flow. The Dexter Drumlin was formed over 10,000 years ago. The Dexter Drumlin is part of a 35 acre reservation that is saturated with lush meadows, hay fields, and wet lands. This typical New England terrain shares it's boundary with the historic Nashua River. Dexter Drumlin offers views of historic Lancaster and its surrounding farmland. To register click "Register Now" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2262. For questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, (978) 202-5606.

Activity Categories: Sledding, Snowshoeing, Social Events, Walks
Location: 198 George Hill Road, Lancaster
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606, Ekaterina Atanasova (ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com) 774-232-6846
Co-Leader: Win Clark (clarkbars5@comcast.net) 978-660-3374, Stephen Hutchinson (smhutch13@hotmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Register Here

Duck Pond and Groton Woods, Groton

Date: Sunday, January 27 - Sunday, January 27

1:00pm. We'll walk along the shore of a pretty pond and thru typical New England woods in several conservation areas. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the Duck Pond and Skinner Forest trailheads on Lost Lake Drive, 42.5958N 71.5150W.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop (olin@embedinc.com) 978-742-9014

Family Calumet Junior (kids 8 & under) Winter Weekend in West Ossipee, NH

Date: Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. This trip is targeted to families with younger children, 8 & under, but kids all ages are welcome AMC members and non-members alike. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, and x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavillion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach. Accommodations are rustic comfortable. The lodge has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms with showers on the first floor which is where the group shares our meals and down time. The 2nd floor sleeps up to 22 (three bedrooms for 2, 8, and 12) in bunk-style firm beds. The sleeping areas are co-ed, so families can stay together. Bring your sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, pillow and towels. The cabins are insulated and heated and sleep up to ten (four bunk beds and two single beds). Those staying in the cabins have their choice of the bathrooms in the lodge or separate heated bathrooms. Group meals are simple, hearty, and delicious. Everyone helps cook, prep and clean-up. $115 for adults in the Retreat lodge or $95 in cabins. Kids 7 - 21 years enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $85. Kids six and under enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $45 including all meals Friday evening to Sunday lunch. To Register contact: Laurene Poland, ljpoland@msn.com, 508-728-1373.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Calumet, West Ossipee, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373, Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Registrar: Laurene Poland (ljpoland@msn.com) 508-728-1373
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Calumet

Backcountry Ski Touring in the Whites

Date: Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3

Join us for a weekend of day trips - novice (easier) to intermediate backcountry ski tours - in the White Mountain National Forest between the Kancamagus Highway and Waterville Valley. Hilly, gently rolling, to flat terrain to be encountered. Must have intermediate cross country ski skills with downhill control/strong snowplow. Trails such as Greeley Ponds, Kancamagus Brook, Livermore Road, and Tripoli Road are likely destinations; leaders reserve the right to make changes pending actual trail, weather, and snow conditions. Lodging in Town Square Condos at Waterville Valley. Contact Aldo for more information and registration.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Waterville Valley
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Aldo Ghirin , Mike Barry
Registrar: Aldo Ghirin
Trip Difficulty: Novice to Intermediate and Above
Link: AMC Boston Ski Committee Trips & Events Listings

Canceled: Skiing in Beautiful Stowe VT - Cross-country or Downhill (or both!)

Date: Friday, February 1 - Sunday, February 3

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in Stowe, Vermont. Participants can cross-country ski at two of New England's best Nordic ski areas: The Trapp Family Cross Country Center and the Stowe Mountain Cross Country Center. There will also be a group enjoying downhill skiing at The Stowe Ski Resort (Mt. Mansfield). Many people choose to do one day of each! Experience in skiing is preferred. Cross country skiers will be going at an easy to moderate pace on Advanced Beginner to Difficult trails at Stowe and Von Trapp Lodge. Downhill skiers can explore the wide range of terrain at Stowe Mountain Resort. We will share rooms (4 people per room/suite, in separate double beds) in a local hotel, with pool and hot tub. We will all go out to dinner on Saturday night where we can talk about our adventures! Trip Cost includes 2 nights lodging and hearty continental breakfast both Saturday & Sunday mornings. Additional costs: dinner Saturday, lunches, snacks, trail/lift tickets. Private rooms or double rooms are available for a higher cost.

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Stowe, VT
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie
Co-Leader: June Mackenzie
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to advanced skiing
Link: Registration

Winter Waumbek Hike, overnight stay in Gorham with hot tub!

Date: Saturday, February 2 - Sunday, February 3

Build or maintain winter hiking skills and experience (or work on your winter 48 summits or grid) with a moderately-paced winter hike to Mt. Waumbek. On the way, we'll tag Starr King (52 with a view). Aimed at previous or current Winter Hiking Program participants, this 7.2 miles, 2900-foot elevation gain hike will offer an opportunity to summit a 4,000 footer in winter with little above-treeline exposure. Previous winter hiking experience, good fitness level, and full winter gear required. Includes option to stay at a local hotel (with a hot tub!) before/after the hike and a post-hike group dinner, both at participant's cost.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Waumbek, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Paul Terenzi
Co-Leader: Chris Malinowski
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: Register here

AMC Boston Chapter - Executive Committee meeting

Date: Monday, February 4

The next meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club's Boston Chapter Executive Committee will be on Monday, February 4, 2019. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members. Meeting Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, Boston, MA 02129. Meeting Time: 7:00pm - 9:15pm

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Cindy Crosby

Lodge to Lodge X-C Ski in Maine Wilderness

Date: Monday, February 4 - Saturday, February 9

The trip starts and ends in Greenville, Maine in the Moosehead Lake area. The x-c skiing is 6-8 miles each day, going between the four lodges/camps - Gorman Chairback Lodge, Little Lyford Lodge, West Branch Pond Camps, and Medawisla Lodge (2 nights here). Gear is transported for us between each lodge. The skiing is on groomed (but not tracked) trails. It is suitable for intermediate skiers who are in reasonably good shape - not suitable for beginners. Meals are included beginning with dinner on Feb 4 through breakfast on Feb 9. Accommodations are cabins -- Medawisla and Gorman Chairback are "deluxe", meaning they provide bedding and have heated bathrooms in the cabins; Little Lyford and West Branch Pond Camps are more rustic, which means cabins with beds, blankets and pillows (you will need a sleeping bag and towel) and a separate shared, heated bath house. Wood stoves provide ample heat in the cabins. For more info and application, contact leader.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Greenville, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Claire Robinson (claire.v.robinson@comcast.net)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate or Above
Link: AMC Gorman Chairback

Skate Ski Workshop

Date: Thursday, February 7 - Thursday, February 7

Learn how to skate ski at Weston Ski Track - this workshop is intended for people who are comfortable with classic nordic skiing, and would like to learn basic skate skiing technique. $13 fee includes trail pass and instruction. Rentals available separately for $20.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Weston Ski Track
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Shannon MacKenzie

Backcountry Ski Workshop

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

Come ski the backcountry of Mt. Washington! The Backcountry Ski Workshop offers a chance for backcountry skiers of all disciplines and levels to tour in the backcountry and learn new skills. Whether you are a novice who wants to learn the fundamentals, or an expert looking to refine your skills, this weekend will have something to offer you. There will be groups for Nordic backcountry, telemark and alpine touring, offering basic instruction as well as more advanced groups focused on a full day of touring. The workshop will be based out of Pinkham Notch with tours and instruction happening on Mt. Washington and the surrounding area. Meals, lodging, and instruction is included in the workshop cost, participants will need to provide their own equipment; we can help locate rental locations. Cost for the workshop is $200 members / $250 non-members. Please contact Greg Maslowe at gmaslowe@gmail.com for more information.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Pinkham Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com) , Sean Sevey (seansevey@gmail.com)
Registrar: Greg Maslowe (gmaslowe@gmail.com)

Ski in Snow-filled Stowe

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

Ski where the snow is! Join us for cross country skiing in Stowe Vt, home to the finest network of groomed cross country trails in New England. Cost of $160 pp includes 2 hot breakfasts & 2 nights lodging (double rooms) at a comfortable inn with hot tub & pool. Single room option for additional fee. There will be guided intermediate level cross country outings; location dependent upon conditions. Downhill skiing on own with other interested participants.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Stowe, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Karen Brody (kbrodybel@gmail.com) 617-448-5097 (before 9 pm)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Annual Ski & Games Trip Bretton Woods (Intermediate) Intro

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 8-10. Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip. Per person cost is $220-$320, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees. Bring games to play, trail ticket money, and lunch food. Fees are approximate, so depending on number of participants. we hope to refund participants as we have in past years.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Snowshoeing
Location: Highland Lodge
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Debra Smith (Lawdeb@aol.com) , Carla Schwartz
Registrar: Debra Smith (Lawdeb@aol.com)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Annual Ski & Games Trip to Bretton Woods

Date: Friday, February 8 - Sunday, February 10

Annual Ski & Games Nordic Skiing with downhill option at Bretton Woods. Feb 8-10 Stay at the Highland Center at Crawford Notch, just minutes away from Bretton Woods Nordic Center. Bring board or other games to play in the evening. Intermediate level trip. $220-$320 per person, depending on the room type: 2 persons per room with private bath, 4 or so per room with shared bath. Fees include Sat/Sun breakfasts, Sat dinner, 2 nights' lodging and linens/towels, shared or private bath. Cross-listed with Intro and Ski committees. Bring games to play, trail ticket money, and lunch food. Fees are approximate, so depending on number of participants. we hope to refund participants as we have in past years.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Location: Highland Center at Crawford Notch, Bretton Woods, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Debbie Smith (carlalist@gmail.com) , Carla Schwartz
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Winter Osceolas - B3A

Date: Saturday, February 9

We plan to hike Mt Osceola (4,340 ft) and East Osceola (4,156 ft) from the Kancamagus Highway, a 7.6-mile out-and-back hike. Although this will be a strenuous hike that will require winter hiking expertise and recent hiking experience, the Osceolas offer stunning views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Sandwich Range.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Robert Zoletti
Co-Leader: Peter Monnes
Trip Difficulty: B3A
Link: Register here

Lincoln and Lafayette in Winter

Date: Saturday, February 9

Join us for the classic Franconia Ridge loop over Little Haystack Mtn (4,780 ft), Mt Lincoln (5,089 ft) and Mt Lafayette (5,260 ft) - a distance of 8.9 miles and an elevation gain of 3,900'. The plan will be to take the Falling Waters Trail up to the Franconia Ridge Trail. After traversing the Ridge and summiting our 3 peaks, we will descend via the Green Leaf Trail and Old Bridle Path. This hike is a serious undertaking in winter with extensive potential exposure to wind, storms, whiteouts and a possible mix of snow, ice and rock on the exposed summits. In addition to possessing full winter gear, including winter boots, crampons, ice axe, snowshoes, microspikes, full face protection and multiple layers, participants should be experienced winter hikers with previous above treeline experience.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Keith Watling 508-397-1243
Co-Leader: Steve Duly
Trip Difficulty: B3A
Link: Register here:

North and South Kinsman in Winter

Date: Saturday, February 9

Join us for a winter day hike with the goal to stand on the summits of North (4,293') and South (4,358') Kinsman mountains. Following the eastern approach past Lonesome Lake Hut and then the Fishin' Jimmy and Kinsman Ridge trails, we'll hike 10 miles out and back with 3,550 feet of elevation gain. Weather permitting, we'll enjoy beautiful views along the way. This trail is rough and exposed in places, and we can anticipate full winter conditions, so previous winter mountaineering experience is required to participate. Expect an early start and steady pace with brief breaks. If the weather is not suitable for this hike, the leaders may select an alternative hike in the area.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Philip Werner
Co-Leader: Eliot Levine
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here:

Mt. Madison in Winter

Date: Sunday, February 10

Join us for a winter hike up Mt. Madison (5,367'). From the Appalachia trailhead, we'll hike up Valley Way, then take the Osgood Trail to the summit, for an 8.6 mile out-and-back with 4,100 feet of elevation gain. Weather permitting, we will enjoy fantastic views from the summit. This trail is steep and goes above treeline, and we can anticipate full winter conditions, so previous winter mountaineering experience is required in order to participate. Expect an early start and steady pace with brief breaks. If the weather is not suitable for this hike, the leaders will select an alternative hike in the area.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Alex Nedzel
Co-Leader: Eliot Levine
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here:

Bedford, Burlington, Lexington Municipal Lands

Date: Sunday, February 10 - Sunday, February 10

Very hilly 6-mi. wander through various conservation & municipal lands. 9:45am-2:30pm. Meet at the new Wilson Mill Park, Old Burlington Rd., Bedford, MA. From Rte. 128 exit 32 merge on Rte. 3N for 1.5 mi. to exit 26, turn L on Burlington Rd (Rte. 62) toward Bedford for 0.6 mi., turn sharp L on Old Burlington Rd. Pkg. lot is 0.3 mi. at dead end. Rain cancels. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Conditions may require traction devices/snowshoes.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

Cardigan Lodge Soiree

Date: Monday, February 11 - Wednesday, February 13

Senior soiree at Cardigan Lodge. Snowshoe, cross country ski, rest, read and socialize. Meet new people and eat good food prepared by leaders. Cost is $52.50 ($48.00 plus tax) per night plus meals TBD. Limited to 15. Register with L. BARBARA FAY, 617-694-5612, Bfamc@Verizon.net. CL's, Ellen Stanley and Uschi Kuhlmann.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing, Social Events
Location: Cardigan Lodge Alexandria New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Barbara Fay (Bfamc@Verizon.net) 617-694-5612, Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net) , Uschi Kullman
Registrar: Barbara Fay (Bfamc@Verizon.net) 617-694-5612

MONTHLY AMC BOSTON HIKING/BACKPACKING COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Tuesday, February 12 - Tuesday, February 12

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. [NOTE: this is not where our leaders and co-leaders coordinate to plan specific outings -- that happens separately between the relevant individuals as each trip idea develops.]

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Southborough, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Stephen Conlin

FEBRUARY SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Wednesday, February 13 - Wednesday, February 13

Come ski with us! If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at. While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events. Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Activity Categories: Meetings, Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

Family President's Day Calumet Winter Weekend, West Ossipee, NH

Date: Friday, February 15 - Sunday, February 17

Join AMC Family Outings for a fun relaxed Winter Weekend roughly 2 ½ hours north of Boston at Calumet lodge & cabins. On the edge of Lake Ossipee, Calumet offers hiking, snowshoeing, tubing, ice skating, x-c skiing at our doorstep, and optional DH skiing nearby. Adults relax while kids build snowmen and snow angels and play outdoor basketball and broom ball at the covered pavilion. This weekend includes accommodations, all meals, activities, & down time for kids & adults. Saturday evening, there is a campfire w/singing & stories on the beach. Accommodations are rustic comfortable. The lodge has a lounge, kitchen, bathrooms with showers on the first floor which is where the group shares our meals and down time. The 2nd floor sleeps up to 22 (three bedrooms for 2, 8, and 12) in bunk-style firm beds. The sleeping areas are co-ed, so families can stay together. Bring your sleeping bags or sheets and blankets, pillow and towels. The cabins are insulated and heated and sleep up to ten (four bunk beds and two single beds). Those staying in the cabins have their choice of the bathrooms in the lodge or separate heated bathrooms. Meals are simple, hearty, and delicious. Everyone helps cook, prep and clean-up. $115 for adults in the Retreat lodge or $95 in cabins. Kids 7 - 21 years enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $85. Kids six and under enjoy a reduced "kid" rate of $45 including all meals Friday evening to Sunday lunch. To Register click the "Register button" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2111. For questions contact: Kate Atanasova,ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com, 774-232-6846.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Ice Skating, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Calumet, 1090 Ossipee Lake Road, Freedom, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Kremena Dimitrova (kyanakieva@gmail.com) 857-928-0533, Helene Guezennec (lnguezenn@hotmail.com) 857-352-1688, Daniel Parvanov (parvanov@yahoo.com) , Ekaterina Atanasova (ekaterina_atanasova_bg@yahoo.com) 774-232-6846
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Register Here

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Date: Friday, February 15 - Sunday, February 17

Family President's Day Weekend at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in the Pioneer Valley, about 1-1/2 hours west of Boston. Activities include hiking, snow shoeing, x-c skiing, and family 'snow fun' like sledding or making snow people! The accommodations are rustic, but comfortable and cozy, heated by wood stoves. The twin beds have mattresses, but we bring pillows, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bags. We need to be flexible regarding sleeping arrangements which may be co-ed to keep families together and some kids will be in sleeping bags on the floor. A full bath house with hot showers are within a short walk from the cabin. We all help with meal prep and clean-up in our communal/family style kitchen and dining area. $90/person includes 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner and lunch style fixings/snacks throughout the day. To register click "Register Now" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2230. For questions contact: Joanna Jung, jjinbox@verizon.net, (617) 549-2812.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Sledding, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: AMC Noble View Outdoor Center 635 S Quarter Rd, Russell, MA 01071
Region: Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley
Leader: Doris Tennant (dtennant@tllawgroup.com) 617-306-0084, Joanna Jung (jjinbox@verizon.net) 617-549-2812
Trip Difficulty: easy
Link: Noble View Double Cabin

Winter Sports Weekend in Quebec

Date: Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18

Spend Presidents Day weekend in the winter wonderland of southern Quebec at Mt Orford National Park. Activities include your choice of cross country and downhill skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, fatbiking, local sightseeing tour, or a visit to the spa. Trip fee of $210 includes three nights lodging double occupancy with ensuite bath, three breakfasts, and three dinners. Limited to 60 participants. Registration closes on February 1. No refunds or changes after February 1. Leaders Marianne Bonnard, Shannon MacKenzie, and Caitlin Hall

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: 4380 Chemin du Parc, Orford, QC J1X 7N9, Canada
Region: International
Leader: Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com) , Marianne Bonnard , Caitlin Hall
Link: register

President's Weekend in White Mountains, NH February 15 - 18, 2019

Date: Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18

Join AMC friends for Cross Country - Back Country Skiing at moderate level, moderate pace including snowshoeing from novice to experienced. Ski Touring Center available to all levels. Downhill skiing at Waterville Valley nearby. Stay at comfortable Mountain Fare Inn, Campton, NH. $365 covers lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 happy hours.

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Snowshoeing
Location: Campton, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.) , Robert DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Registrar: Nancy DiMeo (bndimeo@gmail.com) 978-649-6255 (before 9:00 p.m.)
Trip Difficulty: easy to imoderate pace

Winter Weekend in the Berkshires

Date: Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 18

Join us to explore skiing in western MA, southern VT, and eastern upstate NY on the three-day President's Day weekend. We will visit cross-country (XC) skiing areas and backcountry (BC) ski locations. Intermediate XC abilities needed (including downhill control on touring equipment). If sufficient snow is not available, we will hike various scenic trails in the area. Our lodging is at a relaxing country home with private and semi-private accommodations available. Enjoy beautiful scenery, the company of fellow skiers/hikers, and hearty meals fit for a foodie! Cost is $238-288/per person. For more information and to register, contact Aldo. (If conditions do not allow for XC or BC skiing, alternatives such as hiking, downhill resort skiing, etc. will be available.) (Google Map below shows general location of the town of Hancock, MA. Specific directions to the lodging will be given after registration is completed.) This trip is now Wait Listed (November 6, 2018); if you would like to be on the wait list, please contact the leader (Aldo) for more information and to enter yourself on the wait list via our registration form..

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Hancock
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Aldo Ghirin
Co-Leader: Glenn Barnes
Registrar: Aldo Ghirin
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Western Massachusetts Cross Country Ski Areas

Presidents Weekend Family Winter Fun, Burke, Vermont

Date: Saturday, February 16 - Tuesday, February 19

Winter fun in the heart of the snow belt in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont! Cross country and downhill skiing nearby at Burke and Jay Peak. Other xc options a short drive away. Also Ice skating, sledding, snow men, etc. Stay at large ski house. Group meals, great company. $180pp for the 3 day weekend, includes 2 dinners, 3 breakfasts and snacks. Please register online at: http://tinyurl.com/PrezWknd2019. Questions please contact Naomi Ribner, 781 444-6693, tonaomirose@gmail.com (email preferred).

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding
Location: Northeast Kingdom of Vermont
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Naomi Ribner (tonaomirose@gmail.com) 781-444-6693, Paul Pichetti (paul_pick@verizon.net)
Trip Difficulty: Suitable for all levels.
Link: Register Here

Mount Carrigain

Date: Saturday, February 16

Join us for a winter day hike to the majestic Mount Carrigain! This 14.5 mile hike will take us via the Sawyer River Road and the Signal Ridge Trail to the summit of Mount Carrigain (4700 ft; NH48), with its wonderful views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness and the Presidential Range. The elevation gain is 3800 ft. Participants should pack full winter hiking gear and have recent experience with hikes of similar length and elevation gain. This day hike can be combined with leader Joe's hikes on February 17 and/or 18, accommodations are $9/person/night at leader-owned facility. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2186.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi
Co-Leader: Bert Ruiter
Trip Difficulty: AA2B
Link: Register here:

Northern Presidential Traverse

Date: Saturday, February 16

Single day winter traverse of the northern White Mountain Presidential Range. You must be in top physical condition and have winter above treeline experience.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains NH Presidential Range.
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: John Sanford , Robert Zoletti (bz1591@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Yvette Marts (Yvette.Marts@gmail.com) , John Pike (john.gordon.pike@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: AA3A - Very strenuous
Link: Register here

Winter Backpacking to 13 Falls

Date: Saturday, February 16 - Sunday, February 17

Winter backpack to 13 Falls. Enjoy the snowy woods and frozen waterfalls! Out-and-back hike via Garfield and Franconia Brook Trails. Approximate mileage and gain: 9 miles each way, 3000 ft of gain day one, 2000 ft of gain day two.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: John Etzel
Co-Leader: Ed Batutis
Trip Difficulty: AA3A
Link: Register here

Mt. Cube - 52 with a View with Forty Plus

Date: Saturday, February 16

Mt. Cube. Tired of the same old 4000 footers? Try 52 With a View. Mt. Cube is in western New Hampshire on the AT. 52 With a View peaks are picked because they are "prominent" - higher than everything around them and have spectacular views - in this case a stunning view of the Green Mountains in Vermont to the West and North towards Moosilauke and beyond. ~7 miles roundtrip, 2200 ft elevation gain. We will be hiking up the AT (Fallback is the Cross-Rivendell trail on the west side of the mountain if trail conditions are an issue.) Hike will be at the moderate pace typical of the Forty Plus committee. Full Winter Gear and Experience Required. Register through link below.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Orford, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: William Swanton
Co-Leader: Dan Edwards
Registrar: Bill Swanton (bill.swanton@gartner.com)
Trip Difficulty: B3B
Link: REGISTER HERE

Cross Country & Downhill Ski Weekend - Sugarloaf Maine

Date: Saturday, February 16 - Monday, February 18

Join us for a fun-filled ski weekend in Carabassett Valley Maine, just down the road from Sugarloaf Mountain. Participants can cross country ski at either the groomed trails of Sugarloaf Cross Country Center, or those of the Maine Huts & Trails system. Plus, we are less than 2 miles from Sugarloaf Mountain, which offers a wide variety of groomed terrain as well as challenging back-country skiing options. Try downhill one day and cross-country another! Experience in skiing is recommended. Cross-country skiers will be going at an easy to moderate pace on Advanced Beginner to Difficult trails. Downhill skiers can explore the wide range of terrain at Sugarloaf Mountain. Accommodations are bunks at the Hostel of Maine: 6 bunks per room. It is a newly renovated, homey log cabin with a large, fireplaced great room; located basically across the street from the trail system

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Sugarloaf, Maine
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Marcella MacKenzie (marcelmacnz@gmail.com)
Co-Leader: Nancy Cahn (njcahn@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult
Link: Link to AMC Regi

Mount Jackson

Date: Sunday, February 17

Climb Mt. Jackson (4,052'). Winter gear required, possibly crampons. Can be combined with Leader's Sat and/or Mon trips. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations at Leader Owned Facility ($9/person/night). This trip is suitable for people participating in the Winter hiking program.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837
Co-Leader: Danielle Rand
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register Here

McLains Woods, Groton

Date: Sunday, February 17 - Sunday, February 17

1:00pm. We'll enjoy the scenery of woods, vernal pools, and beaver ponds on this loop thru a large area of conservation land. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet by the open field on the SW side of McLains Woods Rd, 42.6396N 71.5582W.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop 978-742-9014

AMC Medewisla Lodge and Cabins School Vacation Week, Greenville, ME

Date: Monday, February 18 - Thursday, February 21

Join a small group of families at AMC's newest Medewisla Lodge and Cabins in Greenville, ME Monday thru Thursday of School Vacation Week. Enjoy private lakefront cabins w/shared bathhouse (w/shower) and toasty warm woodstove. Small group of families. Drive in location. Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe extensive trail network just steps away from our cabins. Group cooking and full service combo. We will stay in four private lakerfront cabins with shared bathhouse with shower, each sleeping 5 - 6 people, each with two bedrooms with either queen or twin beds, and a living room with double futon. We anticipate one or two families per cabin, depending on family size (will need to be flexible). All cabins have electric LED lighting, and a woodstove (ADA accessible cabins have propane stoves). Linens are provided, including pillowcases, sheets, and towels. Our cabins have a kitchenette and we will cook as a group one dinner and two breakfasts and lunches. Our second night, Tuesday night, we will enjoy "full service" eating dinner in the main Lodge as well as breakfast the next morning and trail lunch will be provided for Wednesday. Medawisla (the Abenaki word for loon) is part of AMC's Maine Wilderness Lodges network. The Lodge & Cabins are "off the grid" by the shore of Second Roach Pond, on 70,000 acres of forestland permanently conserved by AMC as part of its Maine Woods Initiative. AMC has completely rebuilt this sporting camp first opened at this location in 1953. The main or Central lodge includes dining room, sitting area, deck, and sauna. $350/adult; $225/Youth (13 - 17); $150/child (12 and under). Non-members are $400; $250; $175 respectively. To Register click on the "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2199. Questions? Contact Jeanne, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Location: AMC Medewisla Lodge and Cabins, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Aaron Malone (malone.aaron@gmail.com) 857-366-0729
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Monday on Mount Moriah

Date: Monday, February 18

Join us on Monday, January 18th for a Presidents' Day hike to the summit of Mount Moriah, one of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers. The 10 mile Stonybrook trail is flat and mixed with old logging roads as it follows the brook, crossing the stream several times before beginning its steep ascent to Carter Ridge. Carter Ridge has open views in all directions, including the Presidential Range to the west, the Carter Range to the south, and the Baldface Range to the southeast. This hike offers 2,500 feet of elevation and participants should have winter hiking experience with 8+ miles and over 2,000 feet of elevation gain. Full winter day hiking gear will be required. This is a great hike for those participating in the winter hiking program and can also be combined with Leader Joe's Saturday and Sunday hikes. Contact Leader Joe about accommodation ($9/person/night).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mount Moriah
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi , June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Cassandra Downey
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here:

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Monday, February 18 - Monday, February 18

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:30am-2:00pm. Bring lunch & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias 781-335-5034 (7-9pm)

Boston YM Game Night at City Square

Date: Tuesday, February 19

Join us for a night of board games and card games to remember! Bring your favorite board game or come to play something you haven't before. Game night will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm; come for whatever time frame works for you. There may be light snacks but you should plan on figuring out dinner plans on your own. Feel free to bring food for yourself or to share.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: 10 City Square
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Zoe Karp (zoe.karp@gmail.com) , Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com)

Maine Woods BC Ski Touring Adventure

Date: Wednesday, February 20 - Sunday, February 24

Discover the remote Maine woods on true ski adventure. We'll be based at West Branch Pond Camps within the AMC's 70,000 acre reserve east of Greenville, Maine. We will BC ski on unbroken trails, winding up the White Cap Mtn ridge and through hills and woods on a trails ranging from wide roads and open ponds to narrow trails and some bushwacking. The terrain will vary from well graded dirt roads to some steeper stuff. Some of the trails will be unbroken and we will cut the tracks, but some will be packed out and some trails near the camp may be tracked. The BC tours will be 10-12 miles and 2000'-2500' feet of rise and wind up mountain ridges and through some thick woods. Expect some climbing and descending but advanced downhill or tele turns are not required. Climbing skins are not absolutely required, but if you have them bring them as they could be a great aid, depending on the on site conditions. Participants should be comfortable climbing and descending on varied terrain and conditions. The best ski will be a metal edged, double camber touring ski with a profile of about 67-57-62 and bring a pair also 10-20 cm wider in each dimension if the snow is deep like it was in 2015. Our cozy cabins in West Branch Pond Camps are rustic, but come with all the basic amenities; they are heated with wood stoves, there are toilets and a shower in the bath house and our hearty meals will be cooked by the camp owner, Eric Stirling and his staff and taken in the kitchen of the dining hall. Our large cabin has a nice sitting room for our socializing after a nice day skiing in the woods. Electric service typically is on from 5 - 9 pm daily. Each night, you'll find ambience, great company and hearty replenishment after a great day in the woods! The trip officially starts on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at noon sharp when we meet at the cafe in Northwoods Outfitters, 5 Lily Bay Rd in Greenville, Maine, 04441. After meeting up and purchasing any last supplies we will drive together the approx 30 miles to WBPC together; the last 20 miles are on a dirt road which is usually pretty well plowed out. We will then have a few hours of "shakedown ski", followed by full days of skiing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, February 24th, after about a 2/3 day of skiing we will head back to Boston at about 2 pm. Greenville is about 5 hours from Boston. Of course, you can extend the trip by booking directly with West Branch Pond Camps.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: West Branch Pond Camps, Township A, Range 12, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Registrar: Mike Barry (mikebarry657@mac.com) 617-257-2251
Trip Difficulty: BC Skiing Intermediate/Advanced
Link: Trip Brochure

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Lodge in Franconia, NH

Date: Thursday, February 21 - Sunday, February 24

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls or Flume Gorge sometimes happen. The farm has chickens and cows and a small play structure. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. $165 ages 8+; $155 ages 3 - 7; Children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib (non-members $175; $165) includes three nights lodging and all meals. To register click "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2197. Questions: Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com, 508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer (eddy.luttmer@gmail.com) 617-413-1815 (Before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Suitable for all abilities
Link: Register Here

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

Date: Thursday, February 21 - Thursday, February 21

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. Potluck Info: Participation in the potlucks is optional. Homemade dishes are welcome, store bought goodies & takeout are equally welcome. Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins, and drink pitchers will be supplied. There is a full kitchen if you need to do any re-warming or prep (stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots/pans if needed. FYI: If you are in the need for a last minute potluck dish, there is a Whole Foods Market just across the street from the Community College subway stop on Austin St (in the Bunker Hill Mall). Potluck @ 6:30pm, Slideshow @ 7:15pm, Doors close @ 9:00pm

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Camping, Conservation, Critical Treasure, Hiking, Photography, Social Events
Location: AMC Headquarters, 10 City Square, 2nd floor, Charlestown, MA 02129
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Julie LePage
Link: Register here:

Skate Ski Workshop

Date: Thursday, February 21 - Thursday, February 21

Learn how to skate ski at Weston Ski Track - this workshop is intended for people who are comfortable with classic nordic skiing, and would like to learn basic skate skiing technique. $13 fee includes trail pass and instruction. Rentals available separately for $20.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Weston Ski Track
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Shannon MacKenzie

XC Ski Weekend and Chocolate Festival!

Date: Friday, February 22 - Sunday, February 24

Do you love chocolate? do you love XC skiing? Yes! Then you should join us for this cross-country ski weekend which includes the Mt Washington Valley, 30th Annual Chocolate Festival - Sunday, February 24th. Known by many as the 'Sweetest Day on the Trails", this may be the only day of the year when chocolate indulgence is totally guilt-free! Chocoholics cross-country ski the trails to enjoy chocolate prepared every way imaginable. Participants have the chance to enjoy over 20 different chocolate treats prepared by 18 area businesses (we don't promise to make it to all 18 locations!) Saturday will be more cross-country skiing at a New Hampshire ski area nearby. We will be skiing at an easy to moderate pace. We will be staying at a cozy ski cabin complete with gas fireplace, pool table/ping pong table and plenty of space to hang out, drink hot chocolate and enjoy a delicious dinner and breakfasts! No car? no worries - leaders will help organize carpools. You won't want to miss this chocolate extravaganza!

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Madison, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Zoe Rath
Co-Leader: Julia Doucett
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate
Link: Register

Family Snowshoe Overnight to Windblown East Glade Shelter (w/Woodburning Stove), New Ipswich, NH

Date: Saturday, February 23 - Sunday, February 24

We will snowshoe the Windblown XC center trails approximately one mile from our cars to overnight at the Windblown East Glade shelter. The shelter is a 3-sided Adirondack shelter, but with the welcoming addition of a woodburning stove, a well-kept outhouse, and a firepit as well as breath-taking views to the east. After arriving we have the option to summit Barrett Mountain (1,853'), a bit less then 2 miles round trip. We will make group dinner and enjoy evening smores around the fire pit before hunkering down for a cold winter night. We'll do breakfast in the morning and then enjoy a leisurely walk back out. BE AWARE: overnight temps may likely be in the single digits. appropriate winter gear is essential including winter sleeping bags- usually rated for 0 degrees* (we may be able to help with bags and snowshoes). For obvious safety reasons, screening for the trip- gear, experience, fitness- will be strict. * equipment requirements may be adjusted slightly with the nearing forecast. The trip will be cancelled if conditions are extreme and pose increased safety concerns. If you are adventurous, want to enjoy the splendor of winter outdoors (maybe freeze your tush of a little) and are properly equipped, come join us. $50pp includes accommodations, dinner, breakfast, and your Windblown trail fees. To register click "Register Now" OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2205. Questions contact Rick Gershberg, rgershberg@verizon.net, 617-694-1060.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Windblown Ski and Snowshoe Center, New Ipswich, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 617-694-1060, Brian s Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Winter day hike to Field, Willey, & Tom

Date: Saturday, February 23

The plan is to do a moderately paced loop hike over Tom, Field and Willey. This trip is about 10 miles and 3,600 feet elevation gain. WHP participants are welcome to join.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat
Co-Leader: Yvette Marts
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

Winter Pool Rolling

Date: Sunday, February 24

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 24-Mar 24) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only, no instruction): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series. To Register: Send a check (made out to AMC Boston Paddlers Committee) with your name, address, phone number, email address, AMC #, registration type (student or recreation) to AMC Pool Registrar, c/o Susie, 69 Oxford Street, Somerville, MA 02143 Or got to amcbostonpaddlers.org to pay by PayPal. Include your height and weight if you want to rent our equipment, otherwise indicate what equipment you have. Please note: C1 instruction is contingent on availability of C1 instructors. Due to space limitations, sessions are for closed whitewater boats only (K1, C1). For rentals you must be able to pickup and transport boat & gear from boathouse in Lincoln to Arlington Boys & Girls club.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Susie Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Wachusett Mountain Snowshoe Hike

Date: Sunday, February 24

We will be starting from the Audubon Wachusett Meadow Sanctuary. We will start on the Chapman trail, continue on the Dickens trail, then Harrington trail to the summit. Lunch on the summit. The total hike will be approximately 4 miles. Leader: (R) Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) Co-leader: Maria Costantini (mgccare@comcast.net;

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Teresa Pagliuca (pagliuca.t@gmail.com) , Maria Costantini , M
Link: REGISTER HERE!

Harvard Cabin Family XC & Dowhill Ski Weekend, Jackson, NH

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

After a social Friday evening at Harvard Cabin (https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/harvard), and a shared breakfast on Saturday, one group will set out to downhill ski at Wildcat, Attitash, or Cranmore, based on snow conditions and group preference. Another group will hit Jackson or Bear Notch or Great Glen for cross-country skiing. Sunday will likely be a shorter day that may include skiing (xc nordic or downhill) and/or another winter activity (e.g., inner-tube sledding) based on conditions and group preferences. Harvard Cabin is a rustic, but heated, structure with communal eating and cooking space, an outhouse, and cold running water. Most notably, this structure has communal sleeping loft (sleeping bags/pads on a shared floor space) accessible by a ladder. Participants will help with meal preparation and clean up. This will include preparation of Saturday breakfast, happy hour hors d'oeuvres, and dinner, as well as breakfast on Sunday. No dinner is provided on Friday night. You are responsible for your own lunch and daytime snacks. This trip is geared towards families with children ages 6-12. Leaders: Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) and Peter Fraunholtz (p.fraunholtz@northeastern.edu) For more family trips, visit: https://amcboston.org/committee/boston-family-outings

Activity Categories: Skiing
Location: Harvard Cabin, Jackson, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Eliza Grinnell (eliza.grinnell@gmail.com) 617-515-1095 (Email is a faster way to reach me.) , Peter Fraunholtz
Trip Difficulty: beginner > expert
Link: Register Now

Family Hiking/snowshoeing, Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's Location, Crawford Notch, N.H.

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Join us for a Family weekend at Sub Sig Cabin in Hart's location in Crawford Notch, NH down the road from AMC Highland Center. This is a half century old hidden jewel …in fact it is called Hart's location and the cabin ( Sub Sig) is toasty warm and comfy, but rustic w/outhouse and hauled in water. We will plan a hike choice both Saturday and Sunday as well as group breakfasts and a supper prepared by us all on Saturday evening. Trip is recommended for families with kids ages 7 and up. Group size limited to 16 lucky souls. Cost is $70/adult and $60/child (ages 0 - 18) for lodging, 2 breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. To register click on "Register Now" OR copy and paste this link/URL into your browser https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2195. Questions contact Brian Witkov, user369128@aol.com, (978) 807-4901.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Hart's Location New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, North Country
Leader: Brian s Witkov (animalhc@aol.com) 978-807-4901 (after 7 pm) , Rick Gershberg (rgershberg@verizon.net) 781-697-4442
Trip Difficulty: moderate
Link: Register Here

Stowe Vermont Cross-Country & Downhill Ski Weekend - Young Members

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Join us for the March edition of the classic Stowe ski weekend in Vermont. Ski the groomed trails at Von Trapp's Family Lodge and Stowe Mountain Resort. Stay at a cozy inn complete with jacuzzis and a roaring fireplace. Trip cost of $200 includes 2 nights' lodging, 2 breakfasts, and happy hour. Downhill skiers welcome. We will process registrations after January 26th.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Stowe, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Jennifer E Newland (je_newland@yahoo.com) , Tom Hollis (seas100@yahoo.com)
Trip Difficulty: A2B
Link: Register here

XC Ski Out the Door Craftsbury

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Up to 85K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before 2/1 with L. Trip fills fast! Note - this is an intermediate level trip. New AMCers with intermediate XC ski experience are welcome to join. (colisted with INTRO Committee)

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Craftsbury Outdoor Center
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Carla Schwartz 508-626-7455 (before 10PM)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Website

XC Ski Out the Door at Craftsbury VT (Intermediate)

Date: Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 3

Up to 85K of groomed XC ski trails. Optional snowshoeing, ice-skating, and apres-ski sauna, all in good company of intermediate skiers. Approximately $235.00 (depending on group size, there is usually a refund) includes three days of trail passes, two nights lodging, linens, and six sumptuous, healthy meals (Friday/Saturday dinner, Saturday/Sunday breakfast and lunch, and a potluck social hour on Saturday. Two per room with shared bath. Register before 2/1 with L. Trip fills fast!

Activity Categories: Skiing, Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Location: Craftsbury, VT
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Carla Schwartz 508-626-7455 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Registrar: Carla Schwartz 508-626-7455 (Before 9:00 p.m. EST)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
Link: Craftsbury Nordic Center

Winter Pool Rolling

Date: Sunday, March 3

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 24-Mar 24) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only, no instruction): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series. To Register: Send a check (made out to AMC Boston Paddlers Committee) with your name, address, phone number, email address, AMC #, registration type (student or recreation) to AMC Pool Registrar, c/o Susie, 69 Oxford Street, Somerville, MA 02143. Or got to amcbostonpaddlers.org to pay by PayPal. Include your height and weight if you want to rent our equipment, otherwise indicate what equipment you have. Please note: C1 instruction is contingent on availability of C1 instructors. Due to space limitations, sessions are for closed whitewater boats only (K1, C1). For rentals you must be able to pickup and transport boat & gear from boathouse in Lincoln to Arlington Boys & Girls club.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Susie Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Cross Country Ski Weekend at Craftsbury

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Join us for a weekend of cross country skiing at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center in northern Vermont. Craftsbury has the largest XC ski network in New England along with hiking trails on site, a gym, yoga classes, and more. The registration fee includes 2 nights lodging. This trip is generally geared toward at least intermediate level XC skiers, however inquire with the leaders if you are a beginner.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Craftsbury, vt
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: David Loutzenheiser (dloutzen@gmail.com) , Shannon MacKenzie (tuscola16@gmail.com)
Link: Register

Notch Your Ordinary Winter Hiking Weekend

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Do you like hiking? Do you like hanging out with friends by a fireplace, drinking hot cocoa, eating good food? Then this is the weekend hiking trip for you! We will be offering hiking at various levels both Saturday and Sunday. If you have winter appropriate hiking gear you are welcomed to join us (options to rent snowshoes/ winter hiking boots). We have rented out the entire Notch Hostel which includes a common room, little library (with information about the area, games, and books about hikes and hiking), dining room, bed with clean bedding in the shared bunk room, full kitchen, plus shower rooms and toilets. Delicious meals will be provided and are served family style in a warm, social atmosphere. No car? no worries - leaders will help organize carpools. Anyone young at heart is welcomed and encouraged to join us on this trip.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Woodstock, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Casey Ajalat , June Mackenzie
Co-Leader: Zoe Rath , Chaoran Xie
Trip Difficulty: moderate to strenuous
Link: Register

Family Ski Weekend at Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH

Date: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 10

Family ski weekend based at the comfortable but rustic Pinestead Farm Lodge in Franconia, NH, a Family Outings Favorite. We have several simple "suites" of rooms with shared bath and kitchen facilities. Breakfast and dinner are group events at the lodge. Lunch materials are provided. Pinestead is 10 minutes from Cannon Mountain and 5 minutes from the XC ski trails at the Franconia Inn. Bretton Woods Alpine and XC areas are about 45 minutes away. There's a sledding hill right behind the lodge (may need some "engineering") and another one at the nearby Franconia Inn where ice skating (for a fee) may also be possible. Group hikes to Bridal Veil Falls or Flume Gorge sometimes happen. The farm has chickens and cows and a small play structure. Suitable for kids all ages and skill levels. $110/adult; $100/kid (ages 3-7); children under 3 free on air mattress or in a crib. To register click "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2197. Questions contact Valerie Paul, valerie.paul@gmail.com, 508-561-8097.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Sledding, Snowshoeing
Location: Pinestead Farm Lodge, Franconia, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Valerie Paul (valerie.paul@gmail.com) 508-561-8097 (Before 9pm) , Eddy Luttmer (eddy.luttmer@gmail.com) 617-413-1815 (Before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Suitable for all skill levels
Link: Register Here

Winter day hike to Mt Cabot and possibly The Bulge and The Horn

Date: Saturday, March 9

The plan is to hike Mt Cabot (4170ft). Cabot is the tallest mountain in the Pilot Range and the northern most 4,000 footer. Depending on the conditions (trail and weather) we may add The Bulge and The Horn (both on the NE Hundred Highest list).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Pat Grimm
Co-Leader: Yvette Marts , Steve Duly
Trip Difficulty: A3C
Link: register here

Winter Pool Rolling

Date: Sunday, March 10

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 24-Mar 24) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only, no instruction): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series. To Register: Send a check (made out to AMC Boston Paddlers Committee) with your name, address, phone number, email address, AMC #, registration type (student or recreation) to AMC Pool Registrar, c/o Susie, 69 Oxford Street, Somerville, MA 02143 Or got to amcbostonpaddlers.org to pay by PayPal. Include your height and weight if you want to rent our equipment, otherwise indicate what equipment you have. Please note: C1 instruction is contingent on availability of C1 instructors. Due to space limitations, sessions are for closed whitewater boats only (K1, C1). For rentals you must be able to pickup and transport boat & gear from boathouse in Lincoln to Arlington Boys & Girls club.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_Rolt@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Susie Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Northeast Groton

Date: Sunday, March 10 - Sunday, March 10

1:00pm. Explore a large protected area in the Groton/Westford/Tyngsboro corner. We'll see varied environments from beaver ponds to meadows to upland forest, and an old quarry. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the end of Cow Pond Brook Road in Groton, 42.6249N 71.5026W.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop (olin@embedinc.com) 978-742-9014

Boston Rock Climbing Pro

Date: Tuesday, March 12 - Sunday, May 12

Rock climbing provides the exhilaration of conquering a crag, but also the puzzle of figuring out a sequence of moves to climb a difficult section. You can experience the rewards and challenges of rock climbing by taking the Boston Mountaineering Committee's Rock Climbing Program! This program covers the basic skills for outdoor rock climbing. The emphasis of the course is learning to safely follow a leader on multipitch trad climbs. We cover: toprope anchor building, belaying, ascending, rappelling, and more. No prior experience is necessary. You will learn from our experienced volunteer instructors and meet other aspiring and enthusiastic rock climbers! The program will have two indoor sessions: an optional information session on March 12 (tentative) from 7-8pm, and a required Knots night on March 26 (tentative) from 7-9pm. The program weekends are held in the Blue Hills reservation. The first program weekend is April 6 and 7 (both days required); you may attend either day of the remaining program weekends: April 13/14, April 27/28, and May 4/5. If you do not have a climbing harness or helmet (required), they may be borrowed at no cost (with a deposit). Registration is by application, due by the Sunday after the optional information session. For more information, see http://amcbostonclimbers.com/rock-program. The application will be available on the web site starting on March 12.

Activity Categories: Climbing/Mountaineering
Location: Quincy Quarries
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Eric Engberg (rock@amcbostonclimbers.com)
Link: http://amcbostonclimbers.com/rock-program

MARCH SKI COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Wednesday, March 13 - Wednesday, March 13

Come ski with us! If you are a skier or snowboarder of any type, and would like to get engaged with leading trips and helping to organize ski related events this is the meeting to be at. While the discussions are predominantly around coordinating trips and events, this is a great opportunity to get in contact with other skiers, see what we have to offer, and to find a place to help develop ski and snow related outings and events. Please contact Mike Bratina at skiing@amcboston.org for the meeting details.

Activity Categories: Meetings, Skiing
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Michael Bratina (mbratina@gmail.com)

Downhill/Snowboarding Weekend at Stowe, VT

Date: Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17

Join us for a weekend stay at The Mountaineer, Stowe, VT for downhill skiing, snowboarding or telemarking. Price includes 2 nights lodging, with 1 dinner and 2 hot breakfasts. Double rate: 170, Single rate 263. Lift tickets not included.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Skiing - Telemark
Region: Massachusetts, Berkshires
Leader: Barbara Amoroso (barbaraamoroso@yahoo.com) 781-321-1620, Jeri Schefts (schefts@bc.edu) 781-893-0467
Registrar: Barbara Amoroso 781-321-1620

AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (AWS)

Date: Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 17

The AMC Advanced Skills Workshop (AWS) is designed to introduce experienced winter hikers and climbers to the basic skills required for climbing high altitude mountains such as Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and beyond. The AWS topics will include roped team travel on a moderate to high angle snow slopes and glaciers, ice axe use and self-arrest, advanced belay systems, crevasse rescue, snow anchors, and high-altitude medical issues and medications. The workshop base camp and lectures will be out of Harvard Cabin, and our daily outdoor adventures will take place near Pinkham Lodge/ Joe Dodge Lodge along the Sherburne Ski Trail or lower slopes of Tuckerman's Ravine depending on the snow conditions at the time of the workshop. Full Winter Gear is required and a comprehensive gear list will be provided to all accepted participants; however, please note that you must have 4-season above treeline experience, double boots or Leader accepted single-layer mountaineering boots, ice axe, crampons, carabiners, helmet and harness. Leaders will provide all ropes, specialized pulleys and snow anchors. In addition, please note that you will need to come to class prepared with (1) Texas Sling and (2) prussiks. Assembling them will be described in detail in your mandatory pre-class readings in Freedom of the Hills or Selters, Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2237.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Pinkham Lodge/ Joe Dodge Lodge
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Kellie A Connelly (amckellie@gmail.com)
Trip Difficulty: B3B (ADVANCED)
Link: Register here:

Mt. Washington

Date: Saturday, March 16

Join us for a hike up Mt Washington (6,288') on the last weekend in Winter! Full winter gear will be required, including crampons and ice axe. Route will depend on forecast and conditions. Can be combined with Leaders's Sunday hike. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations $9/person/night.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837, Keith Watling
Trip Difficulty: A3B
Link: Register here

World's End Reservation

Date: Saturday, March 16 - Saturday, March 16

5 mile hike/snowshoe, 9:00am-noon. Bring snack/water. From Rte. 3 exit 14, take Rte. 228N 6.5 mi., L on Rte. 3A 1.0mi. to rotary, R on Summer St. 0.5 mi. to light, L on Martin's Lane to entr. $8 fee for non-members of the Trustees of Reservations. Storm cancels. No dogs, non-AMC members, $1.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Location: Hingham
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Beth Mosias 781-335-5034

Willey, Field and Tom

Date: Sunday, March 17

Join us for a winter hike up Mts Willey (4,285'), Field (4,340') and Tom (4,051'), a distance of 8.5 miles with 3,500' elevation gain. Can be combined with Leader's Saturday hike. Contact Leader Joe about accommodations $9/person/night.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (jcomuzzi@kateharper.com) 978-448-9837, Keith Watling
Link: Register here

Winter Pool Rolling

Date: Sunday, March 17

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 24-Mar 24) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only, no instruction): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series. To Register: Send a check (made out to AMC Boston Paddlers Committee) with your name, address, phone number, email address, AMC #, registration type (student or recreation) to AMC Pool Registrar, c/o Susie, 69 Oxford Street, Somerville, MA 02143. Or got to amcbostonpaddlers.org to pay by PayPal. Include your height and weight if you want to rent our equipment, otherwise indicate what equipment you have. Please note: C1 instruction is contingent on availability of C1 instructors. Due to space limitations, sessions are for closed whitewater boats only (K1, C1). For rentals you must be able to pickup and transport boat & gear from boathouse in Lincoln to Arlington Boys & Girls club.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Susie Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Walden Pond, Concord

Date: Saturday, March 23 - Saturday, March 23

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across grassy meadows and through hemlock forest, to scenic Walden Pond. Visit a cove, once inhabited by Henry Thoreau. Enjoy sit-down break, on the shore of Walden. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at China Ruby Restaurant, in nearby Maynard, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Lincoln Train Station commuter parking lot. From Route 2, take Route 126 South for 2 miles. Turn left on Codman Road, follow to end. Turn left, see Train Station on left.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

Winter Pool Rolling

Date: Sunday, March 24

Come learn to roll your whitewater kayak or C1, or practice on your own in the warmth of a local pool! Sessions meet Sundays (Feb 24-Mar 24) from 5-7 pm at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. Fees: Students (instruction and pool time): $110 AMC members/$130 non-members, Recreation (pool time only, no instruction): $60 AMC members/$80 non-members. Boat Rental:$50 for the series. To Register: Send a check (made out to AMC Boston Paddlers Committee) with your name, address, phone number, email address, AMC #, registration type (student or recreation) to AMC Pool Registrar, c/o Susie, 69 Oxford Street, Somerville, MA 02143.. Or got to amcbostonpaddlers.org to pay by PayPal. Include your height and weight if you want to rent our equipment, otherwise indicate what equipment you have. Please note: C1 instruction is contingent on availability of C1 instructors. Due to space limitations, sessions are for closed whitewater boats only (K1, C1). For rentals you must be able to pickup and transport boat & gear from boathouse in Lincoln to Arlington Boys & Girls club.

Activity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Whitewater
Location: Arlington
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Chris Rolt (chris_rolt@yahoo.com)
Registrar: Susie Carter (carter.susie@gmail.com)
Link: AMC Boston Paddlers

Andres Art Institute Sculpture Garden, Brookline, NH

Date: Sunday, March 24 - Sunday, March 24

Explore trails through 140-acre hilltop international sculpture garden - largest in NE, w/views, constantly changing exhibits and interesting finds. Note, some steep sections & rough terrain. 9:45am-2:00pm. Take Rte. 2 W 20 mi. past Concord, MA rotary. R on Rte. 13N 15 mi., L Andres driveway (2.5 mi. N MA/NH state line). 100 yds to pkg. lot on R. No dogs; non-AMC members $1. Conditions may require traction devices/snowshoes.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Monadnock Region
Leader: Mark Levine (trailmark@verizon.net)

Winter Harvard Cabin day trip weekend

Date: Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March 31

We'll be doing winter day hikes out of this rustic cabin off Route 16 south of Pinkham Notch. Based on group and leader interest, we'll do an Intermediate-ish hike or hikes on Saturday and something likely on the way home on Sunday. The calendar says it will be Spring but it will still be winter. Great time to winter hike with lengthening days. Full winter gear (proper clothing, winter boots, traction and snowshoes) is required.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Gordon Haff
Co-Leader: Lisa Connors , Majid Ali
Link: Register here:

AMC Boston HB 2019 Spring Hiking Program

Date: Tuesday, April 2 - Tuesday, April 30

Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Do you want to get involved with our organized hikes and meet other hikers? Then the 3-Season Spring Hiking Program (SHP) is for you! This interactive course consists of 5 instructional sessions to introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England. The instruction topics for each of the 5 evenings are different and include: clothing, footwear, heat management, nutrition, essential gear, backcountry stewardship and more! During the program participants are also given a choice of day hikes, lodge based trips and backpacks that are exclusive to the program to practice their new skills. These trips are an opportunity for participants to get outside with experienced AMC leaders and practice what they have learned in the classroom sessions. Though many of these trips have a particular mountain as an objective, the emphasis is on learning and reinforcement of the classroom discussions. Additional charges apply to some trips. [Unfortunately we cannot accommodate dogs, except service dogs, on any program trip.] Advanced registration for the program is required. Reserve your spot now as the class fills quickly. The SHP takes place on 5 nights from 6:30-8:30pm at the First Baptist Church of Medford, 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA. The dates are Tuesdays April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. Class sessions are located close to I-93 and municipal parking in Medford, as well as the 94, 95, 96, 101, 134 and 326 (express) MBTA bus lines. If you have general questions about our SHP program, please contact the program organizer, Casey Ajalat. With questions about registration, please contact SHP registrar, Chris McCarron.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: 29 Oakland Street, Medford, MA
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Casey Ajalat (ajalat@gmail.com) 781-333-8723, Chris McCarron
Link: Register HERE

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Sunday, April 7

Join us Sunday evening January 13 from 6 - 8 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6 - 6:30 or 7 pm we discuss committee business, our Beginner Hiking Program (BHP), Leader Appreciation/Awards Dinner, and other events coming up. This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults. To Register click "Register Now" button OR copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2233.. For questions contact Carrie McMillen, carriemcmillen@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Auburndale Library, 375 Auburn Street Auburndale MA 02466
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com) , David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00) , Amy Kelliher (amycbean@yahoo.com) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) 857-237-7869, Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Rocky Hill Sanctuary and adjoining woodlands, Groton

Date: Sunday, April 14 - Sunday, April 14

1:00pm. This is a great area to hike around in, with a beautiful point on Long Pond, beaver marshes, a heron rookerie, and more. About 2 hours, moderate pace. No dogs. Meet at the Rocky Hill Sanctuary parking area on Cardinal Lane in Groton, 42.5811N 71.5311W.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop 978-742-9014

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Date: Saturday, April 20 - Saturday, April 20

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across scenic sand dunes, and along the ocean beach. Beautiful desert landscapes, include pitch pine forest, views of Essex Bay, and sea birds. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Woodman's Seafood Restaurant, in nearby Essex, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Crane Beach parking lot. Parking Fee. From Route 128, exit 14 in Gloucester, take Route 133 West for 5 miles. Turn right on Northgate Road. Then, turn right on Argilla Road, follow to beach.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

Cardigan High Cabin Spring Break Weekend Overnight, Alexandrea, NH

Date: Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28

Join a small group of AMC Families at Cardigan High Cabin for the night. Hike in two miles with 1450' elevation gain. The cabin is just under half a mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3,155') w/great views. Spring hiking is awesome with cool temperatures and no bugs. Begin at Cardigan Lodge and hike 2 miles (1,450 elevation gain) to Cardigan High Cabin. Drop overnight gear and continue to the summit. Return to the cabin for games/activities and meal prep. The cabin has a composting toilet and wood stove for heat. Sunday hike back to Cardigan Lodge. The cabin has 12 bunks/mattresses (no pillows)in the main room. There is a dry sink, two burner propane stove, and woodstove to keep the cabin toasty warm. There is no electricity or running water. $50/Adult; $40/child.To register click "register now" or copy and paste this URL-https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2249 into your browser. For questions contact Denise Boucher at denisegirish@yahoo.com or 978-470-0243.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Shem Valley Road, Alexandrea, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243 (Before 10:00 p.m) , Brian s Witkov (user369128@aol.com) 978-807-4901
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: register here

Cardigan High Cabin Early May Overnight, Alexandrea NH

Date: Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5

Join a small group of AMC Families at Cardigan High Cabin to celebrate the coming of spring. Hike in two miles with 1450' elevation gain. The cabin is just under a half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3,155') w/great views. Spring hiking is awesome with cool temperatures and no bugs and spectacular views. Begin at Cardigan Lodge and hike 2 miles (1,450 elevation gain) to Cardigan High Cabin. Carry sleeping bags and some group gear. Drop overnight gear and continue to the summit. Return to the cabin for games/activities and meal prep. The cabin has a composting toilet and cozy wood stove for heat. Sunday we will hike back to Cardigan Lodge to say our good-byes. The cabin has 12 bunks/mattresses (no pillows)in the main room. There is a dry sink, two burner propane stove, and woodstove to keep the cabin toasty warm. There is no electricity or running water. $50/Adult; $40/child. Register https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2250 or contact Denise Boucher - 978-470-0243 or denisegirish@yahoo.com with questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Shem Valley Road, Alexandrea, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 978-470-0243 (before 10:00 p.m)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register Here

Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Date: Saturday, May 4 - Saturday, May 4

Moderate pace 4 mile walk, around scenic Ponkapoag Pond, with visit to AMC Camp. Pleasant stroll across golf course, on maple tree walkway. Enjoy sit-down break, on the dock at AMC Camp. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at The Lodge Bar & Grill, in nearby Randolph, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot. From Route 93/128, exit 2A, take Route 138 South for 0.7 mile. See Ponkapoag Golf Course parking lot on left.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

Mother's Day Weekend AMC Shapleigh Bunkhouse, Crawford Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, May 11 - Sunday, May 12

Join other families for a weekend in beautiful Crawford Notch, NH! AMC Boston Family Outings has reserved the Shapleigh Bunkhouse (next to the Highland Center) for Saturday night for Mother's Day. Great hiking, socializing, and fun with the family. Spring hiking is awesome with beautiful views, cool temperatures, and no bugs! Hikes will be designed to fit the ages and interests of the kids including a hike up Mt. Willard (3.2 miles RT) with gorgeous views down into Crawford Notch ….a classic "big bang for your buck" hike. We will stay at the 16-bed Shapleigh Bunkhouse which is coed, heated, and includes bathrooms/showers, linens, and a common area. Saturday night dinner will be prepared by the group at the bunkhouse. Sunday breakfast will be buffet style next door at the Highland Center. Sunday lunch will include Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches and fruit and cookies. You can, also, purchase a bag lunch at the highland center or bring your own. Highland Center has a well-stocked gear room. As a participant on this trip you can borrow the items you need for this trip at no charge OR if you want to check out new or different gear you are welcome. Check out what you can borrow: https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/lodges/highland/LL-Bean-Gear-Room-at-AMC-Highland-Center Space is limited to 16; register early so you don't miss out! $75/adult and $55/child 12 and under (non-member $85; $75) includes Saturday night lodging Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch. To register click "Register Now" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2259. Questions contact David Beck, davidbeckrph@comcast.net, (508) 361-0508.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Highland Center, Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: David Beck (davidbeckrph@comcast.net) 508-361-0508 (10AM to 9PM) , Denise Boucher (denisegirish@yahoo.com) 508-265-3093
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Link: Register Here

Crane Beach, Ipswich

Date: Saturday, May 18 - Saturday, May 18

Moderate pace 5 mile walk, across scenic sand dunes, and along the ocean beach. Beautiful desert landscapes, include pitch pine forest, views of Essex Bay, and sea birds. Walk followed by dinner/social hour at Woodman's Seafood Restaurant, in nearby Essex, at around 2:00pm. Meet 11:00am, at Crane Beach parking lot. Parking Fee. From Route 128, exit 14 in Gloucester, take Route 133 West for 5 miles. Turn right on Northgate Road. Then, turn right on Argilla Road, follow to beach.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Brian Connolly 508-820-7786

The General Field and Surrenden Farms, Groton

Date: Sunday, May 19 - Sunday, May 19

1:00pm. Come see this unusual conservation area with large open-field habitat and great views to the south and west. We'll also duck into woods for a bit and stroll along the beautiful Nashua River with conservation land on both sides. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the parking area at the top of the General Field, 42.5871N 71.5858W.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop (olin@embedinc.com) 978-742-9014

Family AMC Lonesome Lake Hut Memorial Day Weekend, Franconia Notch, NH

Date: Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27

Are you and your family ready for the fun and adventure of staying overnight at an AMC hut and summiting a New Hampshire 4000 footer? Spend two nights at the family-friendly Lonesome Lake hut, one of the most accessible in the Whites, and summit North Kindsman on the second day. On Saturday we will hike 1.6 miles (and gain 1000' vertical feet) to the hut at a kid friendly pace. The route crosses 2 bridges and features a few mild rock scrambles, and the incline is moderated by switchbacks. Along the way, we will stop for snacks, look at nature and enjoy the views. Once at the hut, we have free time to explore, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Franconia Ridge across the pristine glacial lake, relax, or take an optional 0.8 mile hike around the lake before dinner. On Sunday we will have a leisurely-paced hike up to North Kinsman (4293'), which is 2.5 miles from the hut with an elevation gain of 1500'. This is a great trip for families with children ages 5+ with some hiking experience. Lonesome Lake Hut is self-service this time of year. Accommodations include a bunk w/pillow (note - bunk rooms are co-ed). Participants help carry group gear and prepare group meals. Lodging, dinners, happy hour, and breakfasts included. Price $165/person. You are responsible for your lunch both days and trail snacks.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lonesome Lake, White Mountains, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Stacia Biel (amcstacia@gmail.com) 617-835-6532, Robin Swift (robinswift@gmail.com) 978-577-8754
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Link: Register

Mt Washington: Alpine Exploration from AMC's Lakes Of The Clouds Hut

Date: Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2

Spend three days, two nights exploring Mt Washington's Alpine zone as spring arrives. We will hike up to AMC's Lakes of the Clouds Hut on the shoulder of Mt Washington. We will enjoy this uniquely situated hut while exploring the summit, the alpine garden, and surrounding peaks. We hope to leave plenty of time to savor the expansive views of this beautifully harsh environment and explore the historic buildings of Mt Washington's summit. We will climb Mt Monroe nearby and on the last day hike the ridge line out, summiting Mt Eisenhower before we descend. Cost includes 2 nights high mountain hut lodging, 2 home style dinners and 2 breakfasts prepared by the hut "Croo". Contact Ann Hargleroad, ahargleroad@gmail.com to register. Cost $276.94/member or nonmember.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt Washington, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Registrar: Ann Hargleroad
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Groton Hills, Groton

Date: Sunday, June 23 - Sunday, June 23

1:00pm. Come explore this large chunk of conservation land with varied topography, including beaver ponds, meadows, upland, and eskers. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at the trailhead in the northeast end of a parking are on Chicopee Row roughly across from Fertiledale Drive, 42.6324N 71.5472W.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Walks
Location: Groton
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Olin Lathrop (olin@embedinc.com) 978-742-9014

Bicycle Tour of Lake Champlain Island 5th Annual

Date: Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18

All the charm of Lake Champlain Islands in 35-65 flat miles over scenic Vermont pavé roads (read: some unpaved sections), country stores, Adirondack & Green Mountains views, & dips in refreshing lake water. The trip has all ingredients for relaxing yet active weekend: several stops at state parks, scenic views at every turn, multiple stops for locally fresh food, & frequent beach stops for opportunities to dip in the water. Plan on three days of riding: Friday morning through Sunday afternoon. On one of the days we will cross into Canada: bring your passport & appropriate visa for non US citizens. The Inn at the Isles is rustic with basic amenities & services, similar to a two-star motel. Food is fresh, water view is beautiful, & hosts are friendly. The Old Schoolhouse is a charming hostel of thee old classrooms with no more than six people same gender, twin beds, no bunks, blackboards, books, gracious hostess, & delicious breakfast.

Activity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Bicycling - Touring
Location: 2925 W Shore Rd, Isle La Motte, VT 05463, USA
Region: Vermont, Green Mountains
Leader: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com) , Karen Hall (bikeamc812@gmail.com) , Emily McPhillips
Registrar: Rami Haddad (mcccxxv@me.com)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
Link: Trip report from 4th Annual

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Wednesday, September 25 - Wednesday, September 25

Join us Wednesday evening September 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and big events coming up 2020 (New Year Celebration and Equipment Sale, Beginner Hiking Program BHP, and Leader Appreciation Dinner/Awards Ceremony). This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults. To register click "Register Now" or copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2235. For questions contact Carrie McMillen, carriemcmillen@gmail.com.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Meetings
Location: Auburndale Library, 375 Auburn Street Auburndale MA 02466
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com) , David Powell (davidfreds@beld.net) 781-858-5546 (NCA 9.00) , Amy Kelliher (amycbkelliher@gmail.com) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) 857-237-7869, Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Auburndale Community Library, Newton, MA

Fall Foliage Waterfall Hike with stay at Zealand Falls Hut

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

Join us on this fall foliage hike to view Zealand Falls, Thoreau Falls, Ripley falls, and Aresthusa Falls. We will hike to AMC's rustic Zealand Hut by Zealand Falls enjoying a family style dinner (and breakfast the following day) cooked by the hut's "croo". If we choose, we can hike up to Zeacliff for expansive views. The next day we tour the remaining cascades hiking approximately 11 miles out. Each cascade is uniquely different. Thoreau falls tumbles far down the far reaching Pemigewasset Wilderness. Ripley Falls flows widely over smooth rock, Aresthusa falls is 140 feet tall, second tallest falls in NH, (only surpassed by the seasonal Dryad falls of the Mahoosuc range.) Bring your lunch and we can enjoy the views! Cost includes hut stay, dinner, breakfast. Contact Ann Hargleroad, ahargleroad@gmail.com. $150.46 member/nonmember.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: White Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com) , Ellen Stanley (ellstan@comcast.net)
Registrar: Ann Hargleroad (ahargleroad@gmail.com)

Family Outings Committee Meeting and Trip Planning, Newton, MA

Date: Wednesday, November 20 - Wednesday, November 20

Join us Wednesday evening November 20 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Auburndale Library in Newton for our Family Outings Committee and Trip Planning Meeting. Light refreshments. Public meeting open to all. Great opportunity to get to know the group. 6:30 - 7 pm or 7:30 pm we discuss committee business and big events coming up 2020 (New Year Celebration and Equipment Sale, Beginner Hiking Program BHP, and Leader Appreciation Dinner/Awards Ceremony). This is followed by a general trip planning. Bring your ideas. Teens welcome to join. Younger kids welcome but they will need to be able to entertain themselves quietly. Our meeting and trip planning agenda is more for adults. To register click "Register Now" or copy and past this URL into your browser: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2236. For questions contact Carrie McMillen, carriemcmillen@gmail.com, ?(617) 447-4333?.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Meetings
Location: Auburndale Library, 375 Auburn Street Auburndale MA 02466
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Carrie McMillen (carriemcmillen@gmail.com) , David Powell , Amy Kelliher (amycbkelliher@gmail.com) , Jeanne Blauner (jablauner@comcast.net) 978-202-5606
Co-Leader: Renee Spring (spring3renee@yahoo.com) 857-237-7869, Liz Little (lizklittle@gmail.com) 267-240-2849
Trip Difficulty: Easy
Link: Register Here

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

Date: Monday, June 1

Boston Chapter ActDB > REGI Test Link

Activity Categories: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
Leader: Jeffrey Carlson
Link: Register Here