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About the HB Committee

The Hiking/Backpacking Committee of the Boston Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club provides safe and inexpensive opportunities for current and prospective AMC members to enjoy hiking and backpacking. To improve our members' appreciation of the outdoors, we also offer training courses on a variety of backcountry skills.

The H/B Committee is directed by volunteer coordinators who give the group its direction and establish its policies. These coordinators are supported by a legion of trained volunteers: trip leaders, co-leaders (leaders-in-training), environmentalists and activists, who generously donate time and a wealth of experience to create the outings and programs our members enjoy.

H/B Committee trips & activities include day and weekend trips, instructional programs, and social events, averaging two to three outings every weekend of the year. Most of these involve hiking in the mountain ranges of New England and, as they are staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers, fit the tightest budget.

Find out more about our trips in the Boston Chapter Section of the AMC Outdoors Magazine, published 6 times each year and received by all AMC members. These, as well as some short-notice listings, will also be found in The Charles River MUD, the monthly newsletter of the AMC Boston Chapter. You can also sign up for our bi-monthly email of our trip listings, HB Announce, or view the trips here on our website. Hope you'll join us on the trail!

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 Voting HB Committee Members

 Alex Nedzel Chair, Leadership Coordinator [email protected]
 Stephen Conlin Vice Chair, Leadership Programs [email protected]
 Carl Gustenhoven Trip Coordinator [email protected]
 Faith Pulis Secretary [email protected]
 Fred Smith Treasurer [email protected]
 Casey Ajalat Webmaster [email protected]
 Bob Asch Backup Secretary [email protected]
 Jeff Carlson Boston Chapter Chair Past Chair [email protected]
 Robert Freed Assistant Trip Coordinator [email protected]
 Anne Jarek WHP Coordinator [email protected]
 Bob Knudsen Harvard Cabin Coordinator [email protected]
 Elizabeth Ryan SHP Coordinator [email protected]
 Gary Schwartz Webmaster [email protected]
 Michael Swartz Asst Treasurer, Immediate Past Chair [email protected]
 Paul Terenzi WFA Coordinator, Executive Comm Liaison [email protected]
 Yorghos Tripodis Trip Reporter [email protected]
 Keith Watling Outdoor Community Liaison, Pro Deals Coordinator [email protected]
 Pam Wilmot Leadership Applications Coordinator [email protected]

 Off-Committee Roles

 Julie LePage Slideshow and Potluck Series Coordinator [email protected]
 John Lisker Guide Card Coordinator [email protected]
 Kevin McAllister HikeSafe Coordinator [email protected]



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