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121909

AMC Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program 2020-2021

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Thu November 5, 2020 - Thu December 10, 2020

Looking to spend more time outdoors this winter? Please join Boston's Hiking and Backpacking committee for a modified version of its annual Winter Hiking Program.

The Winter Hiking Program (WHP) seeks to equip hikers with skills and knowledge to hike safely in New England through the winter months. The course will consist of a mix of online instruction and in-person on-trail instructional hikes (as permitted). Virtual instruction will be November 5th, 12th, and 19th, and December 3rd and 10th starting at 7pm. Topics will include: boots & traction, below treeline travel, above treeline travel, backpacking, winter weather and risks, nutrition, and winter clothes and gear. As AMC, state and local guidance allows, the WHP will offer a set of primarily below-treeline day hikes as part of the practical "on-trail" portion of the program. (Please note: Should the virus incidence, AMC, state, or local guidance change, the planned trips may unfortunately need to be adjusted or eliminated. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the planned trips will be able to proceed.)

This modified 2020-21 program is best suited for avid 3-season hikers who are looking to expand their hiking skills into the fourth season, or to build on previous winter experience. We also hope the online classroom format will allow access to people who may have had trouble getting to the in-person classes in the past. However, those specifically hoping to build winter backpacking or above-treeline skills may wish to wait until a future year, as overnight and above-treeline trips will not be offered as part of the 2020-21 WHP as part of our risk-mitigation strategy. Those signing up should also be aware that carpooling opportunities may be limited due to the pandemic. All trip participants will be expected to acknowledge the inherent risks of group hiking during the pandemic and abide by AMC's expectations for participants in AMC's Phase II activities. Links to information about these requirements are below in the Additional Information section. Please read these carefully and consider whether you will be able to comply with them prior to completing registration. Based on projected trip size and leader availability limitations, overall program size will be limited to 35. No trip will have a group size of more than 10, including leaders.

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: United States
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Jessica Halvorsen (E-mail Jessica Halvorsen), Chris McCarron (E-mail Chris McCarron)
122316

Post-Thanksgiving Blue Hills loop hike

Young Members Date: Sat November 28, 2020

Join us for an 8-mile loop hike in the Blue Hills to burn off some Thanksgiving calories and cure the cabin fever! We will start on the Skyline trail and hike at a moderate pace to Buck Hill while enjoying views of Boston and surroundings, after which we'll return over various trails through the Northeastern part of the reservation.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Bert Ruiter (E-mail Bert Ruiter)
Co-Leader: Chao Xie (E-mail Chao Xie)
122308

WHP Participants Only - Open Q&A Session (I)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Mon November 30, 2020

This event 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 whp20@hb.amcboston.org or follow the link below.

Do you have any questions about what you have heard in the presentations? Or questions about topics that haven't been covered? Join the HB leaders and your fellow WHPers for an open Q&A session. Please register and feel free to ask a question to help us start the conversation.

Activity Category: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Social Events
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Learn more about the Winter Hiking Program
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan (E-mail Elizabeth Ryan) 978-502-5944, Jessica Halvorsen
Co-Leader: Jeanne Blauner
122275

WHP Participants ONLY: Moriah (I)

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat December 19, 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 whp20@hb.amcboston.org or follow this link.
The trip to Mt. Moriah (4,049 feet) is the longest and most advanced trip offered this season by WHP. The 10-mile out and back trip will include 3,100 feet of elevation gain at a moderate pace. This challenging hike should not be your first winter hike of the season unless you are already an experienced hiker. Full winter gear is required for this trip, including snowshoes. Be prepared for a long day and possibly hiking out after dark using headlamps. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.
AMC Trip Policy

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: Keith J Watling (E-mail Keith J Watling) 508-330-8295
119547

Winter Solstice Celebration Atop Garfield

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Mon December 21, 2020

Celebrate the beginning of the 2020-2021 winter season by joining us on a (somewhat) early winter hike to one of the best views in the Whites, Mt Garfield. With clear views of both Franconia Ridge and the Presidentials, views could be spectacular.

This hike is for seasoned winter hikers who are familiar with and have access to snowshoes, crampons and ice axes, which will be required of all who join us. Consider bringing lighter weight traction as well - we will make a decision at the trailhead on crampons vs. microspikes. You must have all the regular hiking essentials, including headlamps for the return.

Find the AMC Winter Day Hike Gear List here
https://hb.amcboston.org/images/docs/Gear_lists/Winter_Dayhike_equip.pdf
(select, then right-click, then select 'go to ...')

Expect about 12 miles and 3000+ feet of elevation gain. Pace will be about 1-1.5 mph.

Winter solstice begins this year at just after 5 am on Dec 21, so this will count for your 48 in winter (in case you were wondering).

To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

Activity Category: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel), Keith J Watling (E-mail Keith J Watling)
Co-Leader: Jim Robinson, Judith Watson