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115814

2020 AMC Boston Ice Program

Mountaineering Date: Wed December 4, 2019 - Sun February 9, 2020

The AMC Boston Chapter Mountaineering Committee plans to offer its annual Ice Program in Winter 2020. The Ice Program is an immersive, 40-hour, 100% volunteer-run instructional program designed to teach waterfall ice climbing to students with Class 5 outdoor rock climbing skills and winter sports experience. The Ice Program is a fun, inclusive, community-oriented experience that enables students to learn safe, efficient ice climbing techniques and practices in a supportive environment.

The Ice Program begins with a free informational lecture at Arc'teryx Newbury Street (352 Newbury Street, Boston, MA) on Wednesday, December 4th 2019 at 7:00 pm. Attendance at this first lecture is mandatory for all prospective students. Students admitted to the Ice Program will receive two evenings of instruction on Wednesday January 8th 2020 and Wednesday February 5th 2020, both at Arc'teryx Newbury Street. Admitted students also receive two hands-on weekends of instruction in the White Mountains of New Hampshire January 24-26, 2020 and February 7-9, 2020.

Online registration opens Sunday November 10, 2019. For more information please contact ice@amcbostonclimbers.com or visit https://www.amcbostonclimbers.com/ice-program

Activity Category: Climbing/Mountaineering
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: AMC Boston Ice Program
Leader: Matthew Drayer (E-mail Matthew Drayer)
116119

20s-30s AMC Boston Yulefest 5k Run

Young Members Date: Sun December 15, 2019

Join AMC's Young Members for Yulefest 2019! Yulefest is a festive holiday 5k race that takes place in Harvard Square and features a post-run block party where you can enjoy snacks, beer and cider from local brewers. Registration for Yulefest is required beforehand. Yulefest benefits Cambridge Family & Children's Service.
All ages welcome!!!

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Yulefest Sign Up
Leader: Zoe Rath (E-mail Zoe Rath), Justin Gallo (E-mail Justin Gallo)
Co-Leader: Jesse Waites (E-mail Jesse Waites)
115915

WHP Participants ONLY: Mt. Tecumseh Winter Day Hike (Level 1)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun December 15, 2019

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.
The objective of this hike will be to give WHP participants experience in hiking a White Mountain four thousand footer in winter conditions. Attention will focus on gear layering, appropriate food and fluid intake and, hopefully, the use of foot traction, including microspikes and snowshoes. This hike is open to all participants of the Winter Hiking Program. It is an excellent opportunity to use new skills, test gear and physical ability while getting to know other hikers in a pleasant and educational setting. Experienced leaders will assist with winter techniques and questions about hiking, and the Appalachian Mountain Club itself. Round trip of approximately 5 miles with an elevation gain of 2,300 ft.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:
Leader: Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org, Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org, Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org
116473

December Hike to Mt. Tecumseh

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun December 15, 2019

Join us for a mid-December hike to Mt. Tecumseh (4,003 feet). Mount Tecumseh is in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains. It is the shortest mountain on the AMC's official 4,000 footers list. Mt. Tecumseh is named after the leader of the Shawnee Native American tribe. Views to the immediate north include Mt. Osceola, the highest peak in the region. East, across the valley, is the Tripyramid Massif, which includes North Tripyramid and Middle Tripyramid. We will hike from the Waterville Valley Ski Area and will have 2 water crossings. We will climb 2,300 feet of elevation gain over approximately 5 miles, over steep, challenging, rocky terrain. Full Winter gear, including microspikes and snowshoes, is required. Poles are recommended.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Peter Monnes (E-mail Peter Monnes)
Co-Leader: Mary Anargirou (E-mail Mary Anargirou)
116521

Feel the wind on Straightback Mountain and Mt Major

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun December 15, 2019

On this hike up Straightback Mountain and Mt Major, we will focus on spending time in exposed sections of the hike appropriately handling the weather, rather than worrying about summiting. Our intended route will go up and around both peaks, has about 1,585 ft of vertical gain over 6.1 miles, and should take us 4-5 hours. This is a great chance to work on above treeline (ATL) hiking skills and help decide if bigger ATL trips are for you or not. As such, we will go even in marginal conditions, breaking trail as needed. Participants must have some prior winter hiking experience. Strong Winter Hiking Program participants who have already completed a Level 1 hike are welcome on this hike.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jonathan Niehof (E-mail Jonathan Niehof)
Co-Leader: Jim Hutchinson (E-mail Jim Hutchinson)
116265

Canceled: Horse Hill Nature Preserve, Merrimac, NH

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun December 15, 2019

[cancelled due to trail conditions] A moderate 5 mi. forest loop hike at a comfortable pace on well maintained trails through scenic woodlands. Pond views, beaver lodges and dams.and historic sites. 9:30am-2:00pm. Lunch at unusual bench with brook views and footrest. This area is approx 14mi north of the NH/MA border. Head north on Rte. 3 toward Nashua, NH. and at the state line continue on the Everett Tpk. Take Exit 11, turn left onto Continental Blvd and then an immediate right at the first cross street onto Amherst Rd. Parking on left just under 3 mi. GPS address is 184 Amherst Rd, Merrimac, NH. L Mark Levine

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: New Hampshire, Merrimack Valley
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Canceled
Registration Required: No
External Link: Preserve information website
Leader: Mark Levine (E-mail Mark Levine)
116908

Family Hike - Mt. Watatic and Nutting Hill Loop

Family Date: Sun December 15, 2019

Join AMC Boston Family Outings for a winter hike at Mount Watatic in Ashburnham, MA.

We will take the Wapack Trail to the summit (644' elevation gain) at a kid friendly pace. On the way down we will take the gentler Nutting Hill trail back to the parking lot. Total distance is approximately 3.2 miles. This winter hike is best for kids with some hiking experience, ages 6+.

At this time of the year, the trail will be icy in spots so traction devices (e.g., microspikes) are required.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Denise Boucher (E-mail Denise Boucher), Deborah Garlick (E-mail Deborah Garlick)
Co-Leader: Elaine Yang (E-mail Elaine Yang)
115481

Groton Town Forest to Fitch's Bridge

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Sun December 15, 2019

1:00pm-3:00pm. We will start in the scenic Town Forest, with eskers, kettle holes, unusual bogs, hemlock groves, and more. Then we will use Groton's extensive trail system thru a string of conservation lands to end at Fitch's Bridge over the beautiful Nashua River. About 2 hours, moderate pace. Meet at Fitch's Bridge, 42.62549N 71.60886W. Park by either end, but note that cars can't cross. About 2 hours, moderate pace. L Olin Lathrop

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Olin Lathrop (E-mail Olin Lathrop) 978-742-9014
116237

20's & 30's Winter Social

Young Members Date: Mon December 16, 2019

Join us for a fun, festive evening filled with food, drinks, and merriment! Your ticket includes a Mexican dinner buffet, a holiday cookie to decorate, and an entry into the door prize drawing. You'll have the opportunity to learn about upcoming AMC hikes, trips, socials, and volunteer opportunities. You don't have to be an AMC member to attend - all are welcome!

Cost:
$15 in advance
$20 at the door (if tickets remain)

Transportation:
Lamplighter is about a ten minute walk from the Central Square T stop on the red line. Lamplighter does not have a parking lot, but there are metered and non-metered spots along Broadway.

Questions? Contact Jenna Whitney

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Chaoran Xie (E-mail Chaoran Xie)
Co-Leader: Jenna Whitney (E-mail Jenna Whitney), Jesse Waites (E-mail Jesse Waites)
116830

20s and 20s Game Night

Young Members Date: Tue December 17, 2019

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. You are welcome to bring food for yourself or to share.

Activity Category: Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Sign up here
Leader: Christina Castedo (E-mail Christina Castedo), Shannon MacKenzie (E-mail Shannon MacKenzie)
117016

Holiday Lights Walk

Young Members Date: Tue December 17, 2019

Join AMC Young Members for a potluck and a walk around the Davis Square area to see the holiday lights! We will meet at Katie and Eliza's house near Davis Square, bundle up, and seek out the best decorated houses in the area. After, we will return and have a potluck dinner.

Activity Category: Social Events, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com
Co-Leader: Eliza Mitchell
116804

Hike: Callahan State Park to the Wayside Inn

Forty Plus Date: Wed December 18, 2019

A walk through Callahan State Park and portions of Sudbury Valley Trustees Henry Hill Reservation to the Wayside Inn in Sudbury. The hike is just under 4 miles with one modest uphill section. This is a one way hike leaving from the leaders home which abuts Callahan State Park. We will meet at the Wayside Inn and carpool to the start. Details for the carpool will be sent to participants.
If there is snow on ground, poles and microspikes or foot traction will be necessary.
Optional Lunch will be at Longfellow's Wayside Inn, which be decorated for the Holidays.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Central
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Judy Wester westerj70@yahoo.com 508-879-5674 (before 9 PM)
Co-Leader: Bruce Wester
115215

Gym Night at Central Rock Gym, Watertown

Mountaineering Date: Thu December 19, 2019

Come join us for our monthly gym night at Central Rock Gym in Watertown on Thursday, December 19th at 7pm! We will meet outside the locker rooms. Look for Heidi and Lorenzo in AMC shirts to be paired with a partner. If you arrive late come find us around the gym!

Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Heidi Morris (E-mail Heidi Morris), Lorenzo Antinori
115976

MT. SUNAPEE HIKE

Forty Plus Date: Sat December 21, 2019

Leave the holiday frenzy behind! Join us on a scenic five-mile (1,500 elev. gain) round trip snowshoe to beautiful Mount Sunapee to the lodge (hot chocolate and 360 degree views). Medium pace. On the trail at 10 and back in the Boston area in time for holiday activities and/or shopping

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, Upper Connecticut River Valley/Lake Sunapee
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Steven Dennen stevedennen@gmail.com 781-799-9623 (Before 9:00 pm), Teresa Pagliuca pagliuca.t@gmail.com
115916

WHP Participants ONLY: Kearsarge North Day Hike (Level 1)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat December 21, 2019

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.
This is a level 1 day-hike suitable for someone who has taken the Boston HB 2019 Winter Hiking Program but who has not done any winter hikes yet, or for someone who has taken the program and done one or more previous winter hikes. The round trip is 6.2 miles and the trail gains 2600ft of elevation, so it is moderate in difficulty and participants should be in at least decent physical shape. It should take us about 6 hours to complete the hike, and emphasis will be on instruction in winter hiking techniques including temperature regulation and self-care.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:
Leader: Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org, Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org, Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org
116544

WHP Participants ONLY: Mt. Waumbek Day Hike (Level 1)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat December 21, 2019

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at whp19@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below. We will visit Mt Starr King (3914 ft) and Mt Waumbek (4006 ft). From the trailhead, the route up and over Mt Starr King to Mt Waumbek is 3.6 miles long, with 2500 ft elevation gain. We will retrace our steps to return the same way we came in. (Round trip 7.2 mi.) There are viewpoints (if the weather cooperates) near both peaks without real 'above treeline" exposure.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: For Winter Hiking Program Information Click Here:
Leader: Stephen Duly whp19@hb.amcboston.org, Pat Grimm whp19@hb.amcboston.org, Jessica Halvorsen whp19@hb.amcboston.org
116921

Boston AMC 20s & 30s Outdoor Ice Skate

Young Members Date: Sat December 21, 2019

Join AMC's 20s and 30s for an afternoon of outdoor ice skating at the Jack Kirrane Ice Rink in Brookline to celebrate the start of winter!

We'll skate until about 2PM or until we get tired. Be sure to dress in warm layers since this is an outdoor rink. Admission to skate will be $8 ($6 for Brookline residents) and skate rentals are available for $6. More information about the rink can be found at https://www.brooklinerec.com/152/Kirrane-Ice-Skating-Rink

Activity Category: Ice Skating
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Michael J Hanley (E-mail Michael J Hanley), Justin Gallo (E-mail Justin Gallo)
116217

Lincoln & Lafayette on the first day of winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun December 22, 2019

Start the first full day of Winter summiting Lincoln & Lafayette. This is a 9 mile loop with 3860' of elevation gain and significant above treeline exposure. The views are spectacular. You must be experienced using snowshoes and full crampons to participate. Expect an early start and steady pace with few breaks.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Yvette Marts (E-mail Yvette Marts), Robert Zoletti (E-mail Robert Zoletti)
116683

Mt Jefferson in winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun December 22, 2019

Let's celebrate the first full day of calendar winter at Mt. Jefferson. This is an out-and-back hike of Mt. Jefferson. We expect to hike approximately 11 miles with 4,000-4,200' of elevation gain. Given that Dec 21/22 will have the shortest of daylight all year, we need to get an early start to maximize our time. All participants must be experienced above treeline in winter, also have experience using crampons and ice axes. Bad weather date for the hike will be Saturday, Dec 28.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: register here
Leader: Joe Comuzzi (E-mail Joe Comuzzi)
Co-Leader: Emma Shin (E-mail Emma Shin), Jordan Jozwik (E-mail Jordan Jozwik)
116522

Eisenhower on Second Day of Winter

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Mon December 23, 2019

Join us for a winter day hike to Mount Eisenhower. Yes, it's a Monday, but maybe you'll have the day off because it's Christmas week. Following the Crawford Path nearly to the summit, we'll hike about 10 miles out and back with 3200 feet of elevation gain. Weather permitting, we'll enjoy beautiful views along the way. This trail has a long, exposed stretch above treeline, and we can anticipate full winter conditions, so previous winter mountaineering experience and full above-treeline winter gear is required. Expect an early start and steady pace with brief breaks.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Wait Listed
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Eliot Levine (E-mail Eliot Levine), Philip Werner