Sea Kayaking - New Meadows River

Date: Saturday, August 24, 9:30 am - Saturday, August, 24, 3:00 pm

From the Sawyer Park boat launch in Brunswick, we'll paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. About 5 hours or so. We'll watch for ospreys and eagles. An after paddle option will be gathering on the veranda at the Seadog in Topsham for refreshments. If the conditions are unfavorable, we will go on Sunday August 25th Trip difficulty: moderate.

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Sawyer Park , Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: moderate

MAINE CHAPTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Thursday, September 12, 6:00 pm - Thursday, September, 12, 8:00 pm

The Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Chapter Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC's Maine Policy Office, 14 Maine Street, (Fort Andross) Suite 126, Brunswick, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Cindy Caverly

Baldface Circle hike

Date: Saturday, September 14

Join us on this beautiful loop hike in the Evans Notch area of New Hampshire's White Mountains. This is a strenuous 9.8 mile hike with some scrambling over ledges. We will follow the Baldface Circle Trail from Rt. 113 to the 3,570 ft summit of South Baldface Mountain and continue along the ridge to the 3,610 ft North Baldface Summit for a total elevation gain of about 3,600 ft. We will descend the Bicknell Ridge Trail to complete the circle.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Chatham, NH
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431
Co-Leader: Tom Pettingill
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
FMI: description of hike & trail map
FMI: description of hike

AMC OUTDOOR LEADER TRAINING

Date: Saturday, September 21, 8:00 am - Saturday, September, 21, 4:00 pm

Horns Pond BackpackJoin experienced Maine AMC Leaders and AMCs Leadership Training Manager for a one day workshop to develop and practice leadership skills necessary to plan and lead safe and enjoyable chapter activities. This workshop is for new and prospective leaders with no prior AMC leader experience and for experienced leaders looking to improve their skills. The workshop format will be a combination of presentations, discussion, and interactive sessions on outdoor leadership including; leader decision making , group management strategies, accident scene management, trip planning, and others. Whether you are an experienced leader looking to make your trips run more smoothly, or are interested in becoming a leader, this workshop will give you the skills and confidence you need to lead a chapter activity. Participants successfully completing this workshop will meet AMCs requirement for chapter trip leader training.

Activity Categories: Leadership Training
Location: Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Bill Brooke , Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Bill Brooke

North Kearsarge Hike (20's, 30's & Young at Heart)

Date: Sunday, September 22

Outlook on North KearsargeJoin us on the last day of summer as we hike North Kearsarge Mtn. At 3,268 feet, with 2,600 ft elevation gain, 6.2 miles rt, an enclosed fire tower and outstanding panoramic views at the summit; there is a reason this one is on New Hampshire's 52 with a view list. Hopefully we'll be able to see some of the changing Fall foliage as the seasons change. This hike is listed as 20's, 30's & Young at Heart but is open to ALL).

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: North Kearsarge, North Conway, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Fredette
Co-Leader: Steven Profaizer
Registration is required for this activity.

AMC Medawisla 3 night stay - bunkhouse - 55 plus

Date: Sunday, September 29 - Wednesday, October 2

Stan canoeingJoin our group of seniors in the Maine Woods at Medawisla Lodge. We have space in the waterfront bunkhouse (4 rooms with 4 bunks each). All meals included. Spend your days canoeing from the lodge on Second Roach Pond or other nearby ponds, mountain bike on the off road trails or hike one of the many trails available including Number Four mountain. You can also just sit and enjoy the beauty of the Maine woods and listen for loons on the pond. You might even catch a moose wandering in the area. The group will get together each evening to talk about options for outings. In case of rain, bring a good book or games to share. This is open to all ages but geared to the over 55 crowd. There is plenty to choose from for all levels of activity. The bunkhouse is co-ed, but we will try to keep individual rooms (4) separated. Please call if you are interested. We are in and out a lot enjoying what Maine has to offer so please leave a message. It might take us a couple days to get back to you as we may be on a lake someplace in the wilds. After August 29, you can call directly to AMC to book a spot. Be sure to mention you are joining our group.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Adult Member Fee: $264.87
Adult Non-Member Fee: $264.87
Location: Medawisla Lodge and Cabins, Second Roach Pond, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Mixed based on choice of activities
FMI: AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins

Bigelow Backpack

Date: Saturday, October 5 - Sunday, October 6

Taking in the View from HighThis trip is for hikers new to backpacking or those who would just like to spend an overnight in the beautiful Bigelow Range. We will hike to Horns Pond from the Stratton Brook Road via the Horns Pond Trail on Saturday (4.8 mi) camp at the Horns Pond Campsite on Saturday night, and hike over The Horns, West Peak and Avery Peak on Sunday via the AT, returning to our cars via the Fire Warden's Trail (8.6 mi). Total elevation gain and loss over 3,000'. Limited to 6 fit, experienced hikers.

Activity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Horns Pond
Region: Maine, Western
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Sarah Hunter , Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Trail Work - Appalachian Trail near Stratton

Date: Saturday, October 5, 8:00 am - Saturday, October, 5, 3:30 pm

Trail Volunteers looking goodTrail maintenance on AT near Stratton. Followup trip to take care of maintenance as required. Bridge replacement and blaze refreshing on the job list among other things. Perfect time of year to be out on the trail with foliage near prime and biting insects only a distant memory. Join us please.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: AT crossing of Route 27
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Jon Doty 207-612-6823 (Before 9PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (Before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Trail and Boundary Work - Medawisla Lodge and Cabins

Date: Friday, October 11 - Monday, October 14

Boundary WorkersWith hundreds of miles of property lines and trails, the AMC in Maine has lots of volunteer work opportunities. For this trip will be staying in a bunkhouse at the newly rebuilt Medawisla Wilderness Lodge and Cabins.Come experience the new facilities and help get the nearby trails ready for all the guests who will be staying at this newest Maine Woods Initiative lodge.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Adult Member Fee: $122
Adult Non-Member Fee: $122
Location: Bowdoin College Grant East
Region: Maine, Inland
Status: Full
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (Before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Lonesome Lake Hut Weekend

Date: Friday, November 1 - Sunday, November 3

South Kinsman in WinterHere's your chance to stay at Lonesome Lake Hut with breathtaking views of Franconia Ridge across a pristine glacial lake! This is the most accessible hut in the White Mountains at just 1.6 miles from the trailhead. This hut offers access to nearby mountains such as Cannon, North & South Kinsman, Bald and the Cannon Balls as well as more leisurely lakeside hiking. There is often some snow and ice in November in the White Mountains so you should have hiking experience in cold weather and microspikes or similar boot traction (ask me about our gear-for-lend). Please Note: bunkrooms are unheated and it is self-service season. At least a 20-degree sleeping bag or warmer, appropriate layers to keep warm and nalgene or similar water bottles and insulators recommended. We'll have a potluck burrito dinner Saturday night (all other meals/snack are on your own). Member Rates: Friday: $28/ Saturday: $45 (taxes not included). Non-Member Rates: Friday: $34/Saturday: $54. TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: *Call the AMC Reservations Line at 603-466-2727 Mon-Sat, 9am to 5pm. Ask to reserve into AMC Maine Chapter & Reservation #451049. **Call AMC Reservations by October 1, 2019. After this date, these spots open back up to the public. Space is limited so reserve early! Send me an email once you reserve your spot and if you have questions. I will send out details to those with confirmed reservations, closer to the event. This Event is listed as Young Members 20's & 30's but is open to ALL.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Adult Member Fee: $73
Adult Non-Member Fee: $88
Location: Lonesome Lake Hut NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate