Working on the NE 67? Join us for a three-day peak bagging weekend as we hike all five 4,000 footers of Vermont. Day 1: We'll meet on the way to consolidate cars and plan to hit the trail at a civilized hour, allowing for drive time. The day's goal is Mt. Killington (9.6mi/2650'), with a possible side trip to Pico. Day 2: The adventure continues! Again consolodating cars, we'll start the day bagging Mts. Ellen and Abraham, then drive to bag Camel's Hump. Though we cannot guarantee that weather will cooperate, if it does, you'll be treated to spectacular views on the summit just in time for sunset, where we'll plan to eat dinner. Formal wear encouraged (be creative); we'll provide some privacy for changing (20.6mi/4,200'). Day 3: Because of our late night return from Camel's Hump, day three also guarantees us a late start time as we grab Mansfield before heading back home (4.6mi/2,800'). After the hike, we may do a group dinner at a local restaurant. The group will camp at a Vermont state park and cook leader-provided breakfasts and dinners. Is this hike for you? We're looking for a small group of strong hikers with experience backpacking or with back-to-back hikes, that can handle the distance and elevation gains listed above. Before applying, please make sure your REGI profile is up-to-date with all of your recent, adventurous hikes!
Kick off Memorial Day weekend with this moderate-pace car spot hike that will cover three of New Hampshire's 4,000 footers. We'll pass over the densely-wooded summit of North Twin (4761) and continue on to South Twin (4902) where, if the weather is clear, we should have some great views. We'll continue on to the summit of Galehead (4024) with a stop at Galehead Hut. Expect wet trails and several stream crossings. If the weather is clear we 'll take time to stop and enjoy the view at several outlooks along the way. Allow for extra time for the car spot in planning your day. Total Mileage=12/Total Elevation Gain=3800'/Difficult Rating=A3A
Join us for a moderate-slow pace mid-spring hike up Mount Chocorua (3475),. This hike will cover 7.6 miles and have over app. 2,500 feet of gradual elevation gain. This hike can be rocky and strenuous and include stream crossings , the reward is beautiful views of the Presidential Ranges. Lunch will be enjoyed on MT Chocorua s summit (3,475 ft.), which offers spectacular 360-degree views of the Sandwich and Presidential Ranges. Co-leader Zoe is leading a hike to Sandwich Dome if you want to make this a hiking weekend consider joining that hike too. Option to go to dinner with group after hike.
Percival/Morgan Loop Trail is a 5.3 mile popular loop trail located near Center Sandwich, New Hampshire that features a cave. If you are just getting back to hiking this season, and want to work the legs for an easy to moderate hike with 1555 feet of vertical gain, come join us.! For more information: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-hampshire/percival-morgan-loop-trail
Join us for out and back hike to Mounts Flume and Liberty at moderate-fast pace via the Lincoln Woods, Osseo, Franconia Ridge and Liberty Springs Trails. Two NH 4K peaks, 13.4 miles, 3400 feet of gain. For strong, fit hikers with recent White Mountains or similar hiking experience. Optional Group dinner in Lincoln, NH following hike. Register at REGI http://regi.amcboston.org/1529.
Hike the Crockers, Redington, Mt. Abraham and Spaulding over Memorial Day weekend Come join us for a hike of some of the best 4000 footers in Maine! Although this hike is at the end of May, this will still be considered a winter hike due to the possibility of winter trail conditions. The goal of this trip is to do two separate, but long day hikes on Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. This will be a challenging hike, and only experienced hikers with some knowledge of navigation and winter hiking experience should consider joining.The trailhead for both hikes will be from Caribou Valley Road. The plan for Monday, day 1 of the hike, is to hike Mt. Spaulding and Mt. Abraham. This will be ~ 16 miles out and back trip with ~4000 ft of elevation gain. The plan for Monday is to hike South Crocker, North Crocker and Mt. Redington. This will be ~8.6 miles roundtrip. Mt. Redington is the only 4000 footer in Maine that requires a bushwack to the summit. The goal is to keep a 2 mph pace. Caution: this is also the start of black fly season! If the weather is not good for Memorial day weekend this trip will take place during 4th of July weekend instead.
Join us for a moderately paced day hike to the exposed summit of Mount Moosilauke, which offers great views of the White Mountains and the Connecticut Valley. We'll meet at the Moosilauke Ravine Lodge and take the Gorge Brook Trail to the summit, enjoying good views as we get above treeline along the way before we eat lunch at the top. If the group is up to it, we might take a different trail on the descent, adding to our total mileage. Mileage=7.4 miles round trip / Total Elevation Gain=2,400' / Trip rating=B3B
Join us for a hyper-scenic single-day odyssey over the challenging terrain of NH's iconic Presidential Range! We will hike in two teams. A southbound team will follow the classic route from the Appalachia trailhead in Randolph, NH to the Crawford Path trailhead in Bretton Woods. The route includes 10 peaks (Madison, Adams, Jefferson, Clay, Washington, Monroe, South Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Pierce), 7 of which are official 4000 footers. Stats: 20 miles and 8600' of cumulative elevation gain at a moderate pace (1.5+ mph). For an additional 2 miles and 400' of elevation gain, there will be the option of including Mt. Jackson, an 8th official 4000 footer. Concurrently, a northbound team will hike from the AT crossing south of Crawford Notch, up to Appalachia. This route includes 12 peaks (those named above in reverse order, plus Mt. Webster), 8 of which are official 4000 footers. Stats: 24 miles and 9300' of cumulative elevation gain at a fast pace (2+ mph). Paths will cross and car keys will change hands on Mt. Washington. Because of a very early start and late finish, we will offer group lodging options for the nights before and after. Bad weather dates for the hike: Sunday, June 4 or Saturday, June 17.
Working on the NH 48, NE 67 or 52 WAV? This hike has something for you! This is a great opportunity to take a group trip over one of the more distant peaks of the White Mountains. We'll take a steady pace over Mt. Cabot (NH 48) and make our way over to The Bulge (NE 67) and The Horn (NE 67 + 52 WAV), pausing along the way for plenty of water breaks and lunch. While this is one of the "easier" 4,000 footers for those of you just starting out, it is still a strenuous hike. While not known for its views, the trail is pleasant with gentle grades and plenty of scenery to enjoy. Is this hike for you? This is the perfect opportunity to take your hiking to the next level, particularly if you're just starting to experience hiking in the White Mountains. It will "step up" your distance and elevation gain endurance without overwhelming. Fast hikers beware: we'll plan to take a steady approach here, aiming for book time (7h30m). Please note: due to the driving distance from Boston, leaders strongly encourage staying overnight in a nearby hostel or motel (please ask us for recommendations!). Since the Fish Hatchery gate is locked at 4 PM, you should anticipate an early start in order to finish on time.
Join us for a moderately-paced loop hike that will cover two of the 4,000 footers of New Hampshire: Hancock (4420) and South Hancock (4319). The ascent will be steep and rough, and participants should have recent experience hiking in the White Mountains or in comparable terrain. There will be several brook crossings along the route, and we will travel along an old logging road for part of the ascent. Total Mileage=9.8/Total Elevation Gain=2700'/Difficult Rating=A3B
Join us for a late spring hike up Mts. Madison and Adams. We'll ascend and descend via a moderate route though we anticipate a long hike. Rdtrp. dist. 11.2 mi. Elev. gain min. 4100 ft, max. 5000 ft. Microspikes required in case of lingering ice. Leaders may shorten hike depending on conditions.
Come join us to hike Mt. Jefferson, New Hampshire's third tallest mountain. If the weather cooperates we will have amazing 360 degree views including Mount Washington to the south. We will climb Mt. Jefferson via an out and back on Caps Ridge Trail. The total mileage will be 5 miles and the elevation gain will be 2,760 feet. Even though we will be taking the easiest route to the summit, the trail is steep, rough, and involves scrambles over ledges. This hike is not a good choice for beginners, hikers who feel uncomfortable on rock slabs, or anyone with a fear of heights. This trip is cross-posted in Hiking/backpacking and Young Members.
Join us for a moderately paced 11.4 mile loop hike linking Mt. Cabot (4,170'), The Horn (3,905'), The Bulge (3,950') and Unknown Pond. Enjoy the combination of a hike through a remote, pristine spruce-birch forest, with elevation gain (approx. 2,664'), and some long views. Listed as one of the Best Hikes Ever by Backpacker Magazine (Oct. 2010). We'll keep a steady pace, traveling at the speed of the slowest hiker. Due to the remoteness of the trailhead (in Berlin NH) and an early start we encourage participants to spend Friday night in northern New Hampshire; the leaders will provide suggestions. Gear: Normal three-season hiking gear (see related links) and ask the leaders if you have any questions or substitutions. Leave room in your pack for a small amount of group gear (likely approximately the size of a 1L Nalgene; weighing a pound or two).
Knock off the second northernmost 52 With A View via a Friday night stay Jun 9 at a ski club in Intervale, NH. This will enable us to get to oh so far Stratford, NH to bag this 2,200' gain moderate, Sugarloaf Mountain (3710'). If you aim to finish the 52 or not, this is guaranteed to be a fun day. Only 4.2 mi RT, but with respectable gain to fantastic almost 360 degree views. You can do it! Register at REGI link http://regi.amcboston.org/1550.
Come join us for a hike of Cannon Mountain, an exposed 4,080-foot peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that, If the weather cooperates, affords terrific panoramic views of the Franconia Ridge and surrounding area. As an intermediate day hike with almost 2500 feet of elevation gain and covering 6.0 miles, this hike is not a good choice for beginners. Expect steep but manageable terrain at times. You should have completed at least one hike of 5+mi and 1500+ft climb this hiking season. Duration of the hike will vary depending on the trail conditions and ability of our group.
Welch and Dickey Loop Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thornton, New Hampshire that is rated as moderate. Total vertical elevation gain 1807 feet.
This is a joint trip to Sub Sig Cabin in collaboration with the Sub Sig Outing Club and is limited to 10 AMC participants. This trip is open to Sub Sig members in addition to the 10 slots for AMC participants. Sub Sig cabin is located in Hart's Location, NH - about 10 miles south of the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch. The cabin has heat and electricity, a fully equipped kitchen, a cozy living/dining room, a 2 room sleeping area with mattresses, a 2 stall HEATED outhouse, and even a small library and assortment of games. The cabin does NOT have running water. Leaders and participants are expected to bring 2 gallons of water for personal use, along with sleeping bags and their own breakfasts and trail lunches. This weekend provides an opportunity to do a classic White Mountain 4000 footer hike with the convenience of a base camp near the trailhead. Our objectives, in order of priority, are: - Everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend - set hiking goals according to the abilities and preparation of the group, but aim to climb some of the nearby 4,000' peaks, notably Willey (4,285'), Field (4,340') and Tom (4,051'). - Leave Sub Sig cabin in better condition than we found it. Sub Sig Cabin will be opened by the Leaders early Friday evening and all participants should aim to arrive by 9.00 pm having eaten dinner on the drive up. Dinner will be provided on the Saturday night, but participants will be responsible for their breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday as well as meal and cabin cleanup. On Saturday, we will try to hike up Mts. Willey and Field (and possibly Tom). Sunday we will try for a shorter hike (possibly Mt Crawford, Mt. Willard, or Arethusa Falls).
Redliners rejoice! Join us for a challenging but unique trip to Mt. Washington. We'll start the day bright and early as we head up the Great Gulf Trail, known for its steep valley, remarkable views of the surrounding mountains and attractive cascades. We'll reach Spaulding Lake just in time for lunch before continuing to the summit (weather pending). After spending some time enjoying the summit views, we'll take an unusual descent down the Wamsutta trail before rejoining the Great Gulf. Total distance + elevation: 15.7mi/5,395' Is this hike for you? We'll be looking for strong hikers with recent experience with large elevation gains and long distances due to the difficulty of this route. For those of you with a fear of heights please note that the Wamsutta trail is steep at times and has one difficult scramble down a chimney.
Please join us for a there and back hike to the summit of Mt Moosilauke (4,800 ft) via the Beaver Brook trail. Mt Moosilauke is listed as the 10th highest on NH 48 four thousand footers. Beaver Brook trail is listed as an optional trail to complete the NH Terrifying 25. This is an intermediate to advanced hike. Participants should be comfortable with heights, scrambles and some very careful footing. Plan for a quick stop at the Beaver Brook Shelter (1.5 mile mark) for water filtration and use of privy, also for an amazing view of Mt Lafayette and for a break at the summit to enjoy the view and eat lunch. This may be a 9-10 hour wonderful day on the Welcome to Whites part of the Appalachian Trail. Hiking statistics: Easiest to break the hike down into two parts First 1.9 miles parallels the Beaver Brook cascades. 1.5 miles of this is "Steep and Rough" terrain with wooden steps bolted to the rock face and steel rebar hand grabs cemented into the stone. Roughly starting in the parking lot at 1,870 feet and stopping at 3,750 feet for the shelter. Plan on open communication and assisting the person in front/behind you during this part of the ascent. Ultimate team work is a necessity. The remaining 0.4 miles after the shelter plan for 250 feet of elevation. The second 1.9 miles is a leisurely ascent of 800 feet to reach the summit.
Join us on an overnight AT section hike. This backpacking trip begins in the town of Hanover, home of Dartmouth College. The trail passes ponds, streams and requires the use of a number of boardwalks and footbridges. Our first day begins with heavily wooded trail which turns into meadows and woods then climbs up the southern peak of Moose Mountain. Here we get some incredible views and reach Moose Mountain Shelter, our overnight destination. Days hike: 10.2 miles The following day's hike is 6.6 miles and takes us into the town of Lyme, NH. The hike takes us up and over the Northern Peak of Moose Mountain, past some old beaver ponds, and up to Holts Ledge. We continue past the Trapper John Shelter to Grafton turnpike and Dorchester road to reach our cars. A car spot is required for this overnight hike. Register at REGI link https://regi.amcboston.org/1552.
Mount Jefferson loop hike by way of Castle and Castle Ravine trails. This is a challenging and rewarding path up the north face to one of the highest peaks in the White Mountains at 10.2 miles, 4260' elevation gain, with an expectation to complete in 8 hours. The summit is second only to the journey there. Rugged and rocky, this is a trail in a very natural state where hands and legs are needed for summiting. Good fitness and recent (within the past 1-2 years) experience hiking in the Presidentials is required. In case of inclement weather, alternate hikes will be decided upon. For those coming from points south such as Boston, an overnight stay the night before or after is recommended due to the length of the hike and commute time. Inquire for suggestions.
Join us for a good company and a moderately paced hike to two New Hampshire 4000 footers in Waterville Valley, Osceola (4340 ft) and East Osceola (4156 ft). The main peak is an open summit, a former fire tower site with excellent views. On a very clear day, you can see 41 of the other 47 New Hampshire 4000 footers. Total distance 8.4 miles, out and back with 2050 feet of elevation gain.
Join us for a day hike of 3 NH 4000 footers: Mount Tom (4051'), Mount Field (4340'), and Mount Willey (4285'). This is a great option for hikers who would like to complete 3 peaks of the NH 48s in one day. It is a strenuous day hike with approximately 3700 feet of cumulative elevation gain and a distance of 10 miles. The hiking duration is 5-7 hours. There are views at the summits but the trail is below treeline. Only experienced hikers should join this trip. Trail conditions may vary at this time of the year. Prepare for sunny and hot conditions as well as rainy, cooler, and mud on trails. This hike will happen rain or shine, unless there are chances of thunderstorms. The leaders will decide leading up to the day of the hike.
Distance: 9 miles Elevation change: 2700 feet Come join us and Carl's dog "Dutch" for a hike up Mount Cabot, New Hampshire's northern most 4000 footer. While not as rugged as some 4000 footers, this is still long hike with a lot of elevation change. Please be in good condition as we will be hiking at a moderate pace. The intent is to enjoy a pleasant day in the woods. Pace will be at that of the slowest hiker. Participants are expected to stay together, and work with each other if a need arises. Intent is to hike in & out along the Bunnell Notch Trail, but we might extend the hike to a loop across The Bulge and The Horn, which are on the New England 100 highest list. This would extend the hike to by 2.2 miles and add 600 feet of elevation. This decision will be made close to the date of the hike. Given the northern location of this trailhead, carpooling and staying over in the area the night before are highly encouraged.
"First you must find... another shrubbery! Then, when you have found the shrubbery, you must place it here, beside this shrubbery, only slightly higher so you get a two layer effect with a little path running down the middle. ("A path! A path!") Then, you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest... with... a herring!" ? Graham Chapman Look, we totally get it. Hiking on an unmaintained trail is such a downer, and so is summiting Mt. Isolation. We have the solution! Join us for a day of group trail maintenance and a long journey to the summit of Mt. Isolation, the second shortest peak on the list of forty-eight 4,000 footers. If you're working on a list that requires trail work (48x4, Trailwrights 72), this is an opportunity to progress towards that goal. Your leaders are AMC Trail Adopters, with WFR and AWFA certifications. Under their guidance, you'll learn how to clear out water bars, prune shrubbery and take detailed trail maintenance notes, plus (weather pending!) you'll get to tick off another peak on your list. Is this hike for you? The trip up Isolation is a muddy, relentless haul, so we're looking for strong hikers with experience covering distances of 15+ miles. You should be comfortable with a heavy pack (we'll have shared group gear including tools, plus you'll need to carry 2+ liters of water and food). Basic three-season hiking gear is required plus: long sleeved shirt, long pants (no shorts!), boots that cover the ankles, work gloves to protect your hands, safety glasses or other eye protection. Tools will be provided. Gear is likely to get muddy and/or ripped; durability is more important than light weight.
Join us for a challenging yet rewarding extended loop around the pemigewasset wilderness; approximately 36 miles, hopefully hitting the summits of 11 magnificent 4000'ers for a total elevation gain of +/- 10,000 ft. We will plan to camp at established sites along the trail and will also be attempting at least one sunrise summit. At the sites a caretaker will collect a fee of $10 / person. Total cost will be $20 for both campsites. We will collect this in advance. This weekend backpacking excursion is for experienced hikers, we will be moving at a moderate pace and participants should be able carrying at least 40lbs of gear in their pack including tent, sleeping bag, their own food, water, stoves and filtration system. Be prepared for amazing scenery and a lot of hard work. We will hike rain or shine.
"The long distance hiker, a breed set apart, From the likes of the usual pack. He'll shoulder his gear, be hittin' the trail; Long gone, long 'fore he'll be back." ? M.J. Eberhart The trail everyone loves to hate is due for some summer cleaning! Join us for a day of group trail maintenance on the Fishin' Jimmy and a side trip to two of the forty-eight 4,000 footers, North and South Kinsman. If you're working on a list that requires trail work (48x4, Trailwrights 72), this is an opportunity to progress towards that goal. Your leaders are AMC Trail Adopters, with WFR and AWFA certifications. Under their guidance, you'll learn how to clear out water bars, prune shrubbery and take detailed trail maintenance notes. This is a great opportunity to give back to the mountains we all know and love. Is this hike for you? The Fishin' Jimmy trail has quite the reputation, so we're looking for strong hikers with the endurance to handle a slew of PUDs (that's pointless ups and downs). You should be comfortable with a heavy pack (we'll have shared group gear including tools, plus you'll need to carry 2 liters of water and food). Basic three-season hiking gear is required plus: long sleeved shirt, long pants (no shorts!), boots that cover the ankles, work gloves to protect your hands, safety glasses or other eye protection. Tools will be provided. Gear is likely to get muddy and/or ripped; durability is more important than light weight.
Join us for a single-day hike of scenic Monroe and Washington. Weather permitting, we will have fantastic views. Washington is the highest peak in the White Mountains at 6'288 feet. Both peaks will be over 4,000 feet for those who are looking to hike the 4,000 footers. This hike is not recommended for beginners as one of the sections is extremely steep and rough and can prove quite arduous to many hikers, particularly to those with limited trail-walking experience. It will involve many rock steps, a short ladder, and will follow cairns directly up some rock slabs (which will be slippery when wet). We will break along the trail and stop at the summit for a while to shop/eat/observe the views. Join us on this excursion for good company. This trip is cross-posted in hiking/backpacking and young members. Stats: Total round trip is 10.47 miles and roughly 4,435 of elevation gain. The pace will be a moderate pace around 1.5-2 mph.
This is a mid-summer hike to summit Carter Dome (4832), Mt Hight (4675) and South Carter (4430) on a counter clockwise loop via the Nineteen Mile Brook trail, Carter-Moriah Trail to Mt Hight, and South Carter via Zeta Pass. From South Carter we'll descend out via the Carter Dome trail to the Nineteen Mile Brook trail.
This is a joint Family and Hiking.Backpacking trip. We will be backpacking 2.7 miles up a steady incline to the tentsites at Ethan Pond. The elevation gain will be 1420', 4". The campsite is located on the shore of a pristine mountain pond. Those ambtious enough may try to summit the nearby Mt. Wiley (4285) after making camp. On Sunday morning we make a three mile detour, roundtrip and without full packs, to view Ripley and Arethusa Falls. Registration URL: http://regi.amcboston.org/1476
Enjoy a summer weekend in Acadia National Park hiking a variety of trails, some very challenging and rewarding. The hikes we're planning are short but do include some technical portions like ladders, steep ledges, etc., and may be challenging for those with a fear of heights. Join us to watch the sunrise from atop Cadillac Mountain and enjoy the beautiful ocean views! There may be some beach time and/or a brewery tour, too. Limited to 12 participants.
Please join Anne, Carl and Dutch (Carl's dog) on a spectacular day as we slide over the peaks of Mt. Tripyramid. We'll head up the north slide; hike across the ridge and down the south slide. The north slide rises 1,250 Ft in, approximately, 0.5 miles and is described as having steep, rocky slabs. The south slide descends, approximately, 800 Ft in 0.5 miles as is described as steep with loose gravel footing. This is a challenging hike, so, please be in good physical condition. The total distance will be just over 11 miles with 3,000 Ft of elevation gain/loss. Recent participation on hikes of similar distance and elevation gain is a pre-requisite.
Mt Moriah (4,049') towers above the town of Gorham, NH at the northern end of the Carter-Moriah range, offering fantastic views (weather-permitting) to Mt. Washington and Northern Presidential Range from its ledgy summit. Join us for a 10 mile, "slower side of moderate" out-and-back hike with a cumulative elevation gain of approximately 3,150 feet. Although we will move at a moderate speed, this trip is for individuals who have been out a few times this year and have recent experience with similar distance hikes in the Whites.
Please join Anne, Carl and Dutch (Carl's dog) as we take in the fantastic views from the summit of Mt. Osceola and the East Peak. We'll hike in and out from Tripoli Road covering a total distance of 8.4 miles and gain/lose 2,400 Ft of elevation. This hike is considered moderately difficult. Recent participation on hikes of the same distance and elevation gain/loss is a pre-requisite.
Tripyramids Day Hike via the Slides Join us for a hike over the 3 summits of the Tripyramids. We will be taking the Mount Tripyramid Trail which is a loop trail via the north and south slide. We will be ascending the north slide which has very steep rock slabs and descending the south slide which is steep loose gravel. You need to have a good head for heights and experience on steep rock slabs to be comfortable doing this hike. The trip has a limit of 10 people as this is in the Sandwich Range Wilderness so only sign up if you intend to go as this will be a popular trip. The hike is 11 miles with 3000 feet of elevation gain. 7-8 hour hike