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115934

Ring in New Years Early with Family Overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, Alexandria, NH

Family Date: Sat December 28, 2019 - Sun December 29, 2019

Ring in the New Year early with small group of AMC Families at Cardigan High Cabin for a 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. The cabin is toasty warm with the wood stove, but you will need winter gear and a warm sleeping bag regardless (winter will have set in :) Winter hiking is awesome with cool temperatures, no bugs and all the views (no leaves)!

High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with 12 new bunks w/mattresses (no pillows) in the main room and new roof, wood stove, and Clivus composting toilet. There is a dry sink and two burner propane stove for cooking. There is no electricity or running water. Trip best for kids 6 years and older. We'll celebrate the New Years early with lots of smiles and camaraderie! For questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net 978-202-5606, Jackie Wah jwah2002@yahoo.com 339-368-1534, Andrew Germain
116892

Introduction to Winter Backpacking (for AMC leaders/co-leaders only)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 4, 2020 - Sun January 5, 2020

This trip is for AMC Boston Hiking and Backpacking leaders and co-leaders who would like to try winter backpacking for the first time or hone their winter camping skills in a safe and fun environment. The trip will take place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, likely close to the Kancamagus Highway, with the precise location to be determined. We'll do a modest hike (3-4 miles) with full packs (perhaps to a small peak or pretty destination) and then camp at a sheltered spot that is within a mile or so of a road, allowing early exit if needed. Prior winter day-hiking experience is required. Winter day-hiking gear is also required, but the trip is designed to allow us to be flexible in terms of winter backpacking gear. We will give priority to leaders/co-leaders who want to gain more experience with winter camping, but experienced winter backpackers who would like to join the fun will be welcome if there is room.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here (leaders/co-leaders only)
Leader: Stephen Conlin stephen.conlin@gmail.com
117001

MLK in the ADK: Mt Marshall Winter Backpacking Trip

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Fri January 17, 2020 - Sun January 19, 2020

Sitting at the Southwestern end of the Macintyre Mountain range in the Adirondack Eastern High Peaks , Mt Marshall rises to 4,360' above the flowed lands and Lake Colden. Whether you need this 46er in the winter, or whether you're just looking to visit some cool new mountains, come join our AMC chapter trip as we venture out for an overnight winter adventure! This 3-day / 2-night backpack will approach from Henderson Lake, setting up base camp on the southwest shores of Lake Colden (lean-tos/campsite). From there we will have access to trail to the summit of Mt Marshall. Depending on trail conditions and time/energy/ambition, our base camp allows access to several other peaks! The difficulty of this trip will vary depending on the trail conditions - whether the trail has been broken out, ice, etc - and whether or not we choose to ascend additional peaks. By the numbers: Day 1 ~5.5 miles, 1,250' elevation gain; Day 2 ~4.6 miles, 2,050' elevation gain and Day 3 ~5.5 miles back out the way we came.

Activity Category: Backpacking, Hiking
Region: New York, Adirondacks
State: NY
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here;
Leader: Kellie A Connelly (E-mail Kellie A Connelly)
Co-Leader: Joe Sahl (E-mail Joe Sahl)
115938

Family Winter-JAN AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Family Date: Sat January 25, 2020 - Sun January 26, 2020

Enjoy an invigorating winter hike with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Winter Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain, AMC Youth & Family Activity Rating - Vigorous due to elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, wood stove and Clivus composting toilet. https://www.outdoors.org/lodging-camping/camps-cabins/high Trip best for kids 10 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast. Register: https://regi.amcboston.org/event/2668 Questions: Denise Boucher, denisegirish@gmail.com or call 978-470-0243.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register Here
Leader: Denise Boucher denisegirish@gmail.com 978-470-0243 (Before 10pm), Micheal V Wainer (E-mail Micheal V Wainer)
115956

WHP Participants ONLY: Beginner Winter Backpack (Level 2/3)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat February 8, 2020 - Sun February 9, 2020

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 purpose of this trip is to gain experience and learn techniques for backpacking comfortably and safely in the backcountry in Winter. You'll experience the magic of camping in the snow at elevation. We will hike to Kinsman pond campsite where we will camp for the night. Weather and time permitting we will summit North and possibly South Kinsman mountains. We will practice winter navigation skills and learn strategies for body heat management. On Sunday, we will either hike down, or if conditions permit and the group is interested, we may loop to the summit of Cannon mountain before returning to the trail head

Activity Category: Backpacking
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
115933

Family Winter AMC Cardigan High Cabin Overnight, Alexandria, NH

Family Date: Sat February 15, 2020 - Sun February 16, 2020

Enjoy an invigorating winter hike with a small group of AMC Boston Families for this Winter Weekend overnight at Cardigan High Cabin, a two mile hike (1450' elevation gain) from Cardigan Lodge and under half mile from the summit of Mt. Cardigan (3155'). High Cabin was built in 1931 and renovated in 2004 with new bunk beds, roof, woodstove and Clivus composting toilet. Trip best for kids 10 years and older. Cost of $50 for adults and $40 for kids includes dinner and breakfast. Register w/Denise Boucher-denisegirish@gmail.com, 978-470-0243.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Denise Boucher denisegirish@gmail.com 978-470-0243
116814

NH Presidential Range Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 18, 2020 - Sun July 26, 2020

The 54th annual NH Presidential Range hike is a strenuous and wonderful 9-day hut-to-hut group hiking adventure amid some of the most spectacular peaks in the New Hampshire's rugged White Mountains! Depending on the daily hike options you choose, you will total between 42 and 61 miles, gain 15,000'-22,000' of elevation, and summit between 12 and 24 high peaks, 18 of which are on the official AMC 4000 footer list. Four AMC leaders and max 21 hikers. We hike in small groups averaging 5-7 people based on each day's chosen route options and paces. For more details, visit http://www.amcnhprh.org/.

Activity Category: Backpacking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register at regi.amcboston.org/event/2738
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel), Elizabeth Ryan