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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
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
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
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
115293

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Wed December 25, 2019

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs. Cancel if rain. L Nelson Caraballo

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Nelson Caraballo (E-mail Nelson Caraballo) 617-548-8579 (11am -2pm)
115302

Blue Hills Ponkapoag Pond, Canton

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Wed December 25, 2019

Moderate pace 5-mi. hike/snowshoe around pond, 10:00am-12:15pm. Bring snack & water. From Rte. 93/128 exit 2A, take Rte. 138 S 0.7 mi. to Ponkapoag Golf Course lot on L. No dogs. If no snow, bring traction device for boots. Storm cancels. L Beth Mosias

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Beth Mosias (E-mail Beth Mosias)
116301

Foss Farms, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and Greenough Land, Carlisle

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Wed December 25, 2019

Easy approx. 4-5 mi. wander through a good birding area with river and pond views, pine forest and red maple swamp. Snowshoe if sufficient snow cover. Meet 10am. Foss Farms parking lot, about 1/3 mi west of Concord River off Rte. 225. From Rte. 128 Exit 31B follow Rtes. 4/225 through Bedford, continuing on Rte. 225 toward Carlisle. Storm cancels. If weather uncertain contact Leader. No dogs. L Mark Levine

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Mark Levine trailmark@verizon.net
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
117088

Potash Mt Navigational Hike

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sun December 29, 2019

This trip is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program, with a few spots available for other hikers. Potash Mountain (2700'), an open peak situated in the Sandwich Range backcountry, will afford us a great opportunity to practice our winter trail finding and navigation skills, all while enjoying a fun day of snowshoeing, scenery and views. We will gear up for winter conditions and hike at a moderate pace, covering roughly 4.5 miles and gain 1450' of elevation.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Click here to register
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel)
Co-Leader: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
115294

Holiday Hike - Lynn Woods, Lynn

Local Walks/Hikes Date: Wed January 1, 2020

5 miles, Leader's Choice. 9:00am-1:00pm. Bring lunch, H2O, and snacks. Dress for the elements. I-95/Route 128 to Walnut Street exit, 4 miles. From Route 1, Walnut Street exit, 2 miles. Turn left on Pennybrook Road to Western Gate parking lot. No dogs. Cancel if rain. L Nelson Caraballo

Activity Category: Hiking, Walks
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: No
Leader: Nelson Caraballo (E-mail Nelson Caraballo) 617-548-8579 (11am -2pm)
116181

Southern Presidential Traverse

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat January 4, 2020

Single day traverse of the NH Southern Presidentials (Washington, Monroe, Eisenhower, Pierce and Jackson). The total distance of this hike is approximately 16 miles with an elevation gain of 6000 ft. The book time is about 11 hours and could be longer in winter conditions. This is expected to be a small group with all having significant above treeline experience, the fitness and endurance to complete this hike.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Robert Zoletti (E-mail Robert Zoletti), John Sanford (E-mail John Sanford)