Trail Maintenance at Pleasant Mountain, Bridgton Maine

Date: Monday, September 21, 7:00 am - Monday, September, 21, 11:00 am

Trail work in NHNo experience necessary! All hikers welcome! Trail Maintenance at Pleasant Mountain, Bridgton Maine. Where to meet: TBD. We may split into 2 groups of 5. Instructions for each group will be emailed. Type of work: easy maintenance, trimming vegetation, cleaning water bars, remove rocks, etc. Maine Trails can supply tools, but if you have your own please bring your own. Please bring your own trail work gloves, water, snack, wear appropriate clothing (long pants/long sleeve shirt, boots, hat), sunscreen, bug spray, etc. Trail work volunteers must also bring hand sanitizer and a mask and be willing to wear that mask during the event if asked to by the trip leader. COVID RULES: We will be observing all the COVID19 precautions specified by AMC for this group activity. Trail work volunteers must also be willing to practice social distancing during the event, taking care to keep distance between you and your fellow volunteers. Masks are required while within 6' of other people. If you are not feeling well, do not come to this event. You MUST register on outdoors.org AND receive confirmation of your approval. Anyone who comes without registering will not be allowed to participate. Please do not share food, water or tools. All tools will be disinfected prior to and after this trail work event. Register no later than Thursday, September 17 @ 4:00 pm.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Bridgton Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Phil Coyne , Robert Pantel
Registration is required for this activity.

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Come paint the trails red! No experience necessary! All hikers welcome!

Date: Monday, September 21, 1:00 pm - Monday, September, 21, 8:00 pm

Trail BlazeCome paint the trails red! No experience necessary! All hikers welcome! Trail Maintenance at Cutler Mountain, Hiram Maine. Where to meet: TBD. Type of work we'll be painting red trail blazes. Instructions to be provided. Please bring your own trail work gloves, water, snack, wear appropriate clothing you don't mind getting dirty (long pants/long sleeve shirt, boots, hat), sunscreen, bug spray, etc. Trail volunteers must also bring hand sanitizer and a mask and be willing to wear that mask during the event if asked to by the trip leader. Maine Trails can supply tools, but if you have your own and want to bring them: nylon scrub pad or wire brush, 1" (or 2") paint brushes, 2 to 2-1/2" paint scraper, rags, and a pail to carry the equipment. COVID RULES: We will be observing all the COVID19 precautions specified by AMC for this group activity. Trail work volunteers must also be willing to practice social distancing during the event, taking care to keep distance between you and your fellow volunteers. Masks are required while within 6' of other people. If you are not feeling well, do not come to this event. You MUST register on outdoors.org AND receive confirmation of your approval. Anyone who comes without registering will not be allowed to participate. Please do not share food, water or tools. All tools will be disinfected prior to and after this trail work event. Register no later than Thursday, September 17 @ 4:00 pm.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Cutler Mountain, Hiram Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Phil Coyne , Robert Pantel
Registration is required for this activity.

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BeOnlineWithAMC - How to Plan a Family Bike Trip

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 7:00 pm - Tuesday, September, 22, 12:00 am

Cycling 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 webinar where we'll lay the groundwork for you to begin to plan your own adventure. This webinar is geared towards families and beginners but it's meant for anyone interested in bike touring. Please join us, get ideas, and share your experiences!

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Sarah Hunter
Registration is required for this activity.

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Caribou Mountain Loop (Subject to AMC COVID-19 policy at time of trip)

Date: Saturday, September 26

View of White Mountains from the summit.Join us for an 8 mile loop hike with 1,900 ft elevation gain and a beautiful summit view from Caribou Mtn and of Kees Falls, a 25-ft waterfall. Although the mountain elevation is low, there are some areas of scrambling and exposure and the trail crosses over a brook several times. This hike is rated difficult. We will move at a moderate pace and stay together as a group. Registration is required. **This hike is contingent on regional conditions at the time due to the Covid-19 virus and any State Social distancing orders if still in effect, and is subject to change as the safety and wellbeing of participants and leaders is our priority.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Evans Notch
Region: Maine, Western
Status: Full
Leader: Kim Sanders , Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.

Canceled: Trail work & boundary work at Medawisla

Date: Friday, October 9 - Monday, October 12

With hundreds of miles of property lines and trails, the AMC in Maine has lots of volunteer work opportunities. For this trip we will be staying in bunkhouses at Medawisla Lodge and spending our days in small groups, prepping trails for visitors and maintaining boundary lines. If you love to work outside with likeminded people and relax in the evening with delicious food, this is the trip for you! Work days are fun and varied and can be scaled to all abilities, but will not be cancelled due to inclement weather. This may include hiking, carrying tools, bushwhacking, clearing or creating trails, painting boundary markers, and stacking firewood. Tools and instruction will be provided.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking
Adult Member Fee: $126
Location: AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins
Region: Maine, Inland
Status: Canceled
Leader: Stephanie Lynch , David Lynch , Peter Roderick
Registration is required for this activity.

Trail and Boundary Work - Medawisla Lodge and Cabins

Date: Friday, October 9 - Monday, October 12

Boundary WorkersWith hundreds of miles of property lines and trails, the AMC in Maine has lots of volunteer work opportunities. For this trip we will be staying the bunkhouse, cabins, tenting and even hanging out in a hammock. COVID has changed the rules for lodging but we will persevere. Max 10 people including leaders.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Adult Member Fee: $126
Adult Non-Member Fee: $126
Location: Bowdoin College Grant East
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

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PLEASANT MOUNTAIN (2006 FT)

Date: Saturday, October 10

Join us for a 5.8 mile hike to Pleasant Mt. via the Southwest Ridge Trail. 1656' elevation gain, with beautiful open views along the way.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Denmark, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: Loon Echo Preserve:

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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
Registration is required for this activity.

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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
Leader: Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.

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