Explore the Fore River Sanctuary

Date: Sunday, September 26

Are you ready to get back outdoors and explore some local trails? This walk in the Fore River Sanctuary will check out the trails less traveled. We'll still make our way to Jewell Falls, Portland's only natural waterfall, but arrive there via the network of trails that run behind the heavily used white trail. Expect to walk the rolling hills at a moderate pace.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Portland, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9:00pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: Fore River Sanctuary Description and Map

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TRAIL MAINTENANCE AT PLEASANT MOUNTAIN, BRIDGTON MAINE

Date: Monday, September 27, 8:30 am - Monday, September, 27, 2:00 pm

Volunteer work trails at the Maine Woods near Little Lyford.Trail Maintenance at Pleasant Mountain, Bridgton Maine. Where to meet: TBD. 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. COVID RULES: We will be observing all the COVID19 precautions specified by AMC for this group activity and the CDC.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Phil Coyne
Co-Leader: Rod MacKay
Registration is required for this activity.

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Trail Work & Boundary Work at Medawisla Lodge

Date: Friday, October 8, 5:00 pm - Monday, October, 11, 9:00 am

Boundary work crew with Steve TatkoJoin us for a fun weekend of trail work and boundary work in Maine's beautiful 100-mile wilderness. We will be hiking, bushwhacking, clearing trails, painting boundary lines, and enjoying the scenery and great food at Medawisla Lodge. Contact Steph Lynch (hello@stephlynch.com) for any questions.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Adult Member Fee: $110
Location: Medawisla Lodge, Greenville, ME
Region: Maine, Inland
Status: Full
Leader: Stephanie Lynch , David Lynch
Registration is required for this activity.

20's & 30's: Portland Trails: Trail Maintenance

Date: Sunday, October 17, 1:00 pm - Sunday, October, 17, 5:00 pm

Cutler Work TripJoin us for an afternoon of trail maintenance at Portland Trails! This event is co-hosted by Maine's AMC Young Members. All are welcome to join, but people in their 20s and 30s are especially encouraged to turn out, meet each other, and give back to the Portland Trails network we all use and love. Afterward, everyone interested can head out together for a social drink and snack. Portland Trails is a nonprofit urban land trust that makes Greater Portland a healthier and better-connected community through a 70+ mile trail network, and we'll spend a few hours helping them out together. Type of work: easy maintenance, trimming vegetation, cleaning water bars, remove rocks, etc. Maine Chapter 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. Depending on COVID rules at that time Trail Volunteers may also need to bring hand sanitizer and a mask and be willing to wear that mask during the event if asked to by the trip leader. Afterwards if there's interest we can grab a snack and beverage.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Social Events
Location: Portland Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Phil Coyne
Co-Leader: Steven Profaizer
Registration is required for this activity.

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Young Members: Mount Bigelow Backpacking

Date: Saturday, October 23 - Sunday, October 24

Mount BigelowJoin us for a Young Members backpacking trip in the Bigelow Preserve! This intermediate, overnight trip will cover a 12-mile loop that offers beautiful views of the Carrabassett Valley and Flagstaff Lake. The total elevation gain will be about 4,000 feet. The first day will be about seven miles and a lot of climbing as we go up and over West Peak via Horns Pond and the Appalachian Trail. We'll start out the second day with a one-mile out and back to Avery Peak before hiking the remaining four miles back to our cars. All participants will need to have good fitness and experience with similar backpacking trips. You'll be responsible for all your own food and gear. As this is a shoulder season hike, you need to have access to cold weather hiking clothing, a winter sleeping bag, and microspikes. The focus of the trip will be on having fun and staying together as a group, but everyone will need to be comfortable maintaining a moderate hiking pace with a full backpack over steep terrain and many miles. All interested in joining the trip will need to answer a few questions to evaluate their preparedness before they are officially registered. Check out more details about the planned route at https://bit.ly/2YMPNPF. If it seems of interest and a good fit with your past experience, please register, and we'll be in touch! This is a Young Members event that aims to connect people in their 20s and 30s with the outdoors and each other, but all who love preserving and playing in nature are welcome to join us!

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Region: Maine, Western
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Steven Profaizer , Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
FMI: Route Description

MWI Lodge to Lodge Ski Trip

Date: Sunday, February 13 - Saturday, February 19

Skiing at the Lodge to Lodge Trail between Gorman Chairback and Little LyfordExperience the beauty and joy of the Maine North Woods in winter. XC skiing from lodge to lodge with stays at Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins, Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins and West Branch Pond Camps. Moderate to Strenuous routes so comfort with skiing hilly terrain and ability to use herringbone and snowplow techniques to get up and down those hills safely. Participants must register for this trip before making reservations as we have a limited number of beds. Contact leader for additional information.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Adult Member Fee: $750
Adult Non-Member Fee: $750
Location: AMC Maine Woods Initiative Lands
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

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