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116814

Canceled: NH Presidential Range Hike

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

*** CANCELLED due to Covid-related hut closures ***
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 81 miles, gain 14,000'-24,000' of elevation, and summit between 7 and 28 high peaks, 20 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: Canceled
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register at regi.amcboston.org/event/2738
Leader: Alex Nedzel (E-mail Alex Nedzel), Elizabeth Ryan, Jonathan Niehof
118975

52WAV x 2 - Sandwich Dome and Jennings Peak

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat July 18, 2020

Welcome back! Time to break out the backpack and hiking boots and get back in the saddle with an 8.7 mile (2,850 ft elevation gain) loop hike over Sandwich Dome and Jennings Peak - 2 mountains listed on NH 52WAV.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: United States
Status: Full
Registration Required: Yes
External Link: Register here
Leader: Keith Watling kwatling@verizon.net, Judith Watson (E-mail Judith Watson) 617-840-1931
118925

BEONLINEWITHAMC - Monthly AMC Boston Hiking/Backpacking Committee Meeting

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Tue July 28, 2020

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, administering our finance, setting policy, etc. Interested guests are welcome to sit in. For the particulars, contact Elizabeth Ryan, the chairperson, at chair@hb.amcboston.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 Category: Meetings
Region: Massachusetts, Boston Area
State: MA
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Elizabeth Ryan ryan.ej03@gmail.com 978-502-5944
119067

Presidential Traverse

Hiking/Backpacking Date: Sat August 15, 2020

One of the epic and most famous hikes in the White Mountains is the Presidential Traverse. Join us for this strenuous and amazing hike in which hikers climb all of the significant mountains in the Presidential Range, including eight 4000-footers, with 14 miles of above treeline hiking. This hike offers stellar, uninterrupted views for hours on end when the weather cooperates and the clouds are lifted.

This is a moderately paced, one-day trip that is about 24 miles long with close to 9,000 feet of elevation gain. This trip involves challenging terrain, including steep and rocky ascents, uneven footing and exposed areas above treeline. Each participant must be in excellent hiking shape, have recent high elevation and high mileage hikes, and be comfortable hiking in the dark with a headlamp. If we are able to maintain a steady 1.5 mph pace, including breaks, our hike will take 16 hours, so we will be starting and ending in darkness.

Regardless of the season, a Presidential Traverse is not a hike to take on lightly. Besides being physically strenuous, bad weather (i.e. rain, high winds, fog and cold temperatures) is a constant threat and can change quickly. Much of this hike is above treeline, so please be prepared with gear appropriate for all weather conditions, in addition to the appropriate gear for summer hiking in the Whites.

Our group size will be limited to five participants, out of our concern about social distancing. We will be following all AMC, WHO and CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Required equipment will include at least one mask and pair of medical-grade gloves.

Activity Category: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
State: NH
Country: USA
Status: Open
Registration Required: Yes
Leader: Mark Warren (E-mail Mark Warren)
Co-Leader: Kris Vander Plaat (E-mail Kris Vander Plaat)