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Boston Chapter Slideshow & Potluck Series



Join us for a series of free slideshows, potluck dinners and socializing with fellow AMC hikers, adventurers and foodies.

Where/When: AMC's Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy Street, Boston MA. Doors open at 6:15pm, potluck dinner starts at 6:30pm, slideshows begin at 7:15pm unless otherwise noted. Join our Google Group for cancellation notices via email (see info below).

Potluck Details: Starts at 6:30pm. Participation in the potlucks is optional, yet useful for that post-office work hunger. Homemade dishes are welcome, store bought goodies & takeout are equally welcome. Plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, napkins and drink pitchers will be supplied. The auditorium has a kitchen if you need to do any re-warming or prep (stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots if needed for stovetop.

Subway Directions: Take the MBTA to Park Street Station (Red/Green Lines). Walk through the Boston Common uphill towards the State House on Beacon St. To the left of the State House is Joy St; follow Joy St uphill to the AMC Cabot Auditorium, #4 Joy St on the left hand side. Map: http://tinyurl.com/4JoyStMap

Parking: Nearby underground parking is available at the Boston Common Garage, located underneath the Boston Common. Access is off Charles St, between the Public Garden and the Boston Common. We have discount parking passes for $9 (50% off normal rate!) More info about the Garage is here: http://bostonparking.spplus.com/boston-boston-common-garage-zero-charles-street-parking.html#Tab_coupon-rates

RSVP & Join the AMC Slideshow Google Group: To RSVP for a slideshow, click on the RSVP link listed under the description, or email Julie LePage, the slideshow organizer. To get the latest updates & cancelations via email, join our Google Group: http://groups.google.com/group/amcbostonslideshows 


Potluck & Slideshow Schedule     

Monday November 16, 2015

Endangered Canyons of Utah 

Presented by Harvey Alpern

On the Colorado Plateau lie some of the most spectacular, remote and unique lands on the face of the planet. Unfortunately their beauty has not protected them from the ravages of development including dams, unnecessary roads, oil and gas drilling, mining, rampant ORV abuse, and overgrazing. Join Harvey Alpern for his slideshow detailing the spectacular landscapes at risk, which are part of citizens proposals to be protected as Wilderness and /or as National Monuments, including the remote corners of The Escalante River drainage, the San Rafael Swell, the canyons of the Dirty Devil, Dark Canyon, Cedar Mesa, White Canyon and it's tributaries and Mancos Mesa. Also included are photos of the longest raft trip ever done on the Dirty Devil, and first descents of Gravel Canyon and unnamed canyons on the San Rafael Swell and in the Escalante Basin. This slideshow is Mr. Alpern's culmination of 40 years of backpacking in the most remote corners of the Colorado Plateau. He has spent an estimated 1000+ days off trail exploring, numerous first descents, and even has a named canyons a (Hard Day Harvey) named after him.

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gmr-vlcj-18.jpg  Wednesday, January 13, 2016 

Hiking the Alta Via 2 in the Italian Alps

Presented by Pam Wilmot

Tucked in the northwestern corner of Italy next to Switzerland and France is a trekking route through incomparable scenery. The Alta Via ("High Road") circles the Valle D'Aosta on the flanks of the highest peaks in Europe including Mt Blanc, the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, and Gran Paradiso. Part of the route traverses the high peaks of Gran Paradiso ("Paradise") National park, one of that largest in Europe, famous for its rare alpine flora and fauna including herds of Ibex and Chamois, in addition to absolutely stunning mountain peaks. Join us as Pam Wilmot shows photos of the trip she led on the Alta Via 2 for the AMC's Adventure Travel Committee this past August. 

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  Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Trail Running and Hiking in Switzerland

More info to come 

Presented by David Loutzenheiser




Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Adventure in the Arctic, Svalbard Archipelago 

Presented by Ashok Boghani

Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago only 600 miles from the North Pole, is an area of amazing beauty. Snow capped mountains, magnificent fjords, and massive glaciers provide stunning scenery unlike any other part of the world--except Antarctica. Add to that frequent sightings of polar bears, reindeers, walruses, seals, puffins, and terns; as well as cliffs with thousands of auks, guillemots and kittiwakes; and you end up with an unforgettable experience. Come see photographs and hear story of a trip that Ashok Boghani made to this remote area in the Arctic. He is an award-winning photographer who has previously shared his travel experience in Ladakh. 

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