Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, November 12, 6:00 pm - Thursday, November, 12, 7:30 pm

November Maine Chapter Executive Committee Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81321366914?pwd=UDFEY1FGUVdEbXZoangva0VtYThOQT09

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Zoom meeting
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Bill Brooke
Registration is required for this activity.

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2020 Maine Chapter Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, November 14, 6:00 pm - Saturday, November, 14, 12:00 am

2020 AMC Maine Chapter Annual Meeting November 14, 2020 at 6 PM. This year's meeting will be an online Zoom meeting due to COVID-19 pandemic considerations. There is no cost to attend. In addition to the business meeting, election of officers for the coming year, awards and recognition of members, and AMC speaker, we will have Philip J. Carcia as the featured speaker. Extreme hiker Philip J. Carcia, also known as Finding Philip, has logged over 15,000 miles on some of the most iconic trail networks in North America. Locally, Philip has also completed the NH 48 Single Year Grid and is currently "Redlining the Whites " in a single season which is hiking the 652 trails listed in the White Mountain Guide, a total of 1450 miles, in one year. 2020 AMC Maine Chapter Annual meeting Nov 14, 2020 6:00 - 8:00 PM Registration in advance is required for this meeting (link is also on our Web and Facebook pages): After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The meeting is limited to 100 participants on a first come basis.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: online
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Bill Brooke
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How to Plan a Family Bike Trip

Date: Thursday, November 19, 7:00 pm - Thursday, November, 19, 12:00 am

photo by Sarah HunterCycling vacations are a terrific way to spend time with your family. Anyone who knows how to ride a bike can design, plan, and embark on a bike tour. Join us for this informative and inspirational event where we'll lay the groundwork for you to begin to plan your own adventure. This event is presented by Sarah Hunter and hosted by Adventure Cycling Association.

Activity Categories: Bicycling
Region: Web Based
Leader: Sarah Hunter
Registration is required for this activity.

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Explore the Shaw Cherry Hill Farm trails

Date: Sunday, November 22

Stretch your legs before the Thanksgiving holiday festivities and explore the Shaw Cherry Hill Farm trails. Walk 2 or 3 miles along gently rolling trails on this Shaw Brothers Family Foundation property and enjoy nature at its finest. Check out the newly installed birthday storybook signs on the Ecomaine trail and see what remains of the fall foliage on our way to the Presumpscot River overlook. Everyone is welcome to come on this walk, from families with children to adults looking for a pleasant walk in the woods.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Gorham, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 8:30pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
FMI: description with map

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Crazy Beaver Lodge Wander along the Presumpscot River

Date: Sunday, November 29

Beaver LodgeIn recent years beavers have been building lodges along the Presumpscot River. In a stretch less than a mile in length there are six lodges, mostly on the banks of the river. What's going on? Are there beaver living in all of them? How can we tell? This is not a hike; it's a wander or maybe more of a meander abandoning the trail frequently to scramble along the water's edge doubling back on the opposite side of the river and all the time searching for clues to learn more about an amazing animal; the beaver. If you are looking for a point to point hike; do not sign up! You will not enjoy this. If you like the idea of experimenting with something different; this wander might be for you! Expected distance 3-4 miles; flat but uneven terrain, includes scrambling over logs; pushing through shrubs and past small trees, completing a water crossing or two and the possibility of wet feet. Warning! There's no certainty we'll figure out what the beaver are really up to. It won't be the beaver who will be acting crazy. It'll be us! Please note: there is a new registration process in place. When you click on the "registration button", you will need to log in with your email and AMC password to be able to register. If you don't have an AMC account; you will have to create one to complete the registration form which initiates the registration process. You do NOT have to become a member of AMC but you do have to have an account. The form you fill out is then emailed to you and I receive a copy as well. I will follow up with an email to you with some additional questions for you to answer. When you have answered these (by email or by phone) and we are both in agreement this wander is a good fit for you; then your registration will be confirmed. During the time that physical distancing is in effect to reduce the transmission of Covid 19; a maximum of 10 people is allowed on a hike including leaders.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Presumpscot River, Route 35 North Windham
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate difficulty;

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BeOnlineWithAMC - Intro to Winter Hiking Webinar Workshop

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 pm - Wednesday, December, 2, 8:30 pm

Starting out - Hiking the BigelowsExperienced Maine AMC winter hiking leaders will discuss clothing, gear, snow travel, and other essential knowledge and techniques to prepare you for outdoor outings in the winter. This event is intended as an introductory course for new and experienced three-season hikers and a refresher for experienced winter adventurers. Although the focus of the workshop is on hiking in the winter, many of the topics apply to any outdoor winter outing. This workshop will be an excellent "things-you-need-to-know-before-you-go" for anyone who will be spending time out of doors this winter.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Snowshoeing
Location: Online
Region: Web Based
Status: Full
Leader: Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.

INTRODUCTION TO WINTER HIKING AND SNOWSHOEING AT DOUGLAS MOUNTAIN

Date: Sunday, January 10

Maine Chapter  AMC Hike on Douglas Mountain January 2020This is an early winter opportunity to learn (or re-learn) and practice winter hiking and snowshoeing skills. We'll go over safe methods for traveling, hydrating, eating, watching the weather and - most of all-enjoying winter walks. We'll practice snowshoeing. This is a loop trail. From the parking lot terrain will be gently rolling changing to some steep climbs near the top. On the summit there is a small stone tower and spectacular 360° views of the Lakes Region. The trip back starts out steep and is often icy so bring micro-spikes or other ice traction equipment whether or not there is snow, The total distance will be around 2.0 miles including a climb of just under 500 feet. There is a suggested donation of $3/per vehicle at the parking lot kiosk to support maintaining the trails. Please indicate your level of experience when you contact us. We will provide you with details about the hike including a recommended gear list and are happy to answer any questions. **Please note: there is a new registration process in place. When you click on the "registration button", you will need to log in with your email and AMC password to be able to register. If you don't have an AMC account; you will have to create one to complete the registration form which initiates the registration process. You do NOT have to become a member of AMC but you do have to have an account. The form you fill out is then emailed to you and I receive a copy as well. I will follow up with an email to you with some additional questions for you to answer. When you have answered these (by email or by phone) and we are both in agreement this wander is a good fit for you; then your registration will be confirmed.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Douglas Mountain Trailhead (Parking Lot at the end of Spring Ledge Road)
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate difficulty
FMI: Douglas Mountain on Maine Trail Finderinder

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