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Boston Chapter Slideshow & Potluck Series

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Join us for a series of free slideshows, potluck dinners and socializing with fellow AMC hikers, adventurers and foodies. All slideshows/potlucks take place at the AMC's Cabot Auditorium, 4 Joy Street, Boston MA. Slideshows begin at 7:15pm unless otherwise noted. Potlucks start at 6:30pm.

Potluck Info: Participation in the potlucks is optional. 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 (w/stovetop, oven, microwave, sink & fridge). Please bring your own cooking pots if needed for stovetop. 

RSVP & Join the AMC Slideshow Google Group
To RSVP for a slideshow, click on the RSVP link listed under the description.
To get the latest updates on our shows, join our Email List: http://groups.google.com/group/amcbostonslideshows

Subway Directions: Take the MBTA to Park Street Station. 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 Auditorium Building (brownstone), #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, you'll save $9 (50% off!) More info about the Garage is here: http://www.mccahome.com/bcg_dir_map.html 

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Slideshow Series Schedule, 2014-2015

img_1573i.jpg img_1707i.jpg NEXT UP: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Central Cascades Oregon
Presenter: Julie LePage

In 2015, AMC's August Camp will return to the Sisters area of the Central Cascades in Oregon. What can you expect from Oregon? 10,000 ft snow-capped mountain volcanoes, obsidian glass dotting in the surrounding Wilderness Areas, visiting the majestic Crater Lake National Park, Smith Rock State Park, excellent Oregon craft beer.... and don't forget luxuriating in nearby hot spring resorts! Join AMC August Camp Hike Leader Julie LePage as she presents photos from her 2009 August Camp Oregon trip.

About AMC's August Camp: Since the late 1800's, August Camp is an AMC tradition! August Camp is a month-long, nomadic overnight camp that moves to a new location out West each year. All meals, tent setup, transportation to and from camp, and friendly hike leaders are included in your 1 or 2 week stay. You only need to pack up your backpack, get to the Portland airport and enjoy! Join us at the slideshow to learn more about August Camp 2015 in Oregon how to sign up.

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Thursday, January 22, 2014

Canoeing 180 miles for Salmon, and The Penobscot River Restoration Trust! 

The Problem: The Penobscot River Restoration Trust needed $60 million to buy and remove some dams, improve some fish passages and basically restore about 1,000 river miles of endangered Atlantic Salmon breeding habitat.  

A Solution: Our speaker, Matt Hopkinson started his own fundraiser with the goal of raising $5,000, and starting the Veazie Dam location, which was recently removed, and headed upstream in his canoe just as far north as a fish could do once the project is complete.  That put Matt 180 miles up the Penobscot and Mattwamkeag Rivers to a dam on Rockabema Lake, way up north. Join us for the slideshow to hear more about Matt adventure and the goals for the Penobscot River Restoration Trust. A little more about the project here>   

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Thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

Presenter: Mike Henrick

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) winds its way over 2,660 miles from the Meixcan to the Canadian border. The trail follows the "crest" of mountains paralleling the Pacific coast, including the San Gabriels, Tehachipi's, Sierra Nevada and Cascades. The trail rises to over 13,000 feet and hits it's lowest point at 140 feet on the Washington border, crossing deserts, alpine meadows and vast forests.

In the spring of 2013, Mike "Hiker Box Special" Henrick "thru-hiked" the length of the trail battling dehydration, wildfires and blisters while experiencing the incredible generosity of the people he met along the way. Come for the incredible photo's and stories he captured along the way and stay for some planning tips for your own PCT adventures. 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Everest Lodge-to-Lodge Trek in Nepal

Presenter: Keith Watling, AMC Boston 4-season Hiking/Backpacking Trip Leader

 

Join us for Keith Watling's slide show on the award winning Everest Lodge to Lodge Trek that he and his partner Judith Watson undertook with REI Adventures in Nepal during late September 2014.

 

After arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, and following a short unforgettable flight into the World's Most Dangerous Airport at Lukla, high in the Himalayas, the 9 day/ 50 mile trek combined simple and rustic accommodations with an immersion in the gentle and colorful Buddhist culture while providing spectacular views of Mount Everest and other legendary Himalayan peaks. In addition to visiting must-see sights, such as the magnificent Tengboche Monastery and the bustling village of Namche Bazaar, there was time enough to venture off the beaten path to visit more remote and secluded villages, including Khumjung, where Sir Edmund Hillary helped build the region's first school and Thame, birthplace of Norgay Tenzing who accompanied Sir Edmund on the historic first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. Experience the awe-inspiring magnificence of the world's highest peaks and soak in the magic of Nepal and the Everest region in this breathtaking recount of a once in a lifetime adventure.

 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Volunteering for the National Park Service: Natural Bridges National Monument, Utah

Presenter: Ron Janowitz

Please join us for a fascinating evening as AMC member and National Park Service volunteer, Ron Janowitz, discusses his experience volunteering at the Natural Bridges National Monument in Southern Utah. 

Ron spent last fall working at this spectacular park for three months, and will share breathtaking photography and fascinating stories from his experience behind the scenes. Topics include how to get “hired” as a volunteer, as well as the duties and living arrangements of volunteers, the history, geology and archeology of this remote and unique area. 

Natural Bridges is remote and famous for its three massive bridges at the bottoms of steep canyons and remote Ancestral Puebloan ruins, occupied between 2000 and 750 years ago. The park is off the grid, and relies on solar panels for electricity. There are more mule deer and jackrabbits than people in San Juan County.

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