INTRODUCTION TO WINTER HIKING WEBINAR WORKSHOP - BEONLINEWITHAMC -

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 7:00 pm - Tuesday, December, 7, 8:30 pm

East Peak BaldpateExperienced 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
Location: ONLINE
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Bill Brooke
Registration is required for this activity.

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Winter Hike/Snowshoe for Newbies

Date: Saturday, December 11

On top of Bradbury MountainHave you been hoping to start getting out in winter? Are you a bit unsure of what to do and what you might need? Are you hoping to get some new equipment for Christmas? This may be the perfect outing to get some of those questions answered. Michelle would be happy to help you decide what you might want to have based on what you hope to do for winter outings. Bradbury Mountain State Park has enough varied terrain to give you a feel for an easy mountain hike. It often has some icy trails to test out microspikes. It may be a bit early for snowshoes unless we get an early snowfall. However, we can go over styles of snowshoes and how to use them. Depending on conditions, you may need some of that equipment for this hike. Be sure to contact Michelle to discuss what you may want to get ahead of time or to review what you already have for equipment. Please include information on past winter experience and any equipment you currently have when registering. If you are already a winter hiker, you are welcome to join us and maybe you can share your winter tips with others. As a senior myself, I encourage other seniors to join us on this outing and get outside this winter. The leaders on this trip are fully vaccinated per CDC guidelines. We are asking our participants to provide proof that either you are fully vaccinated as defined by CDC or have received a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of this event as a condition of attendance. Anyone not fully vaccinated will be asked to wear a mask at all times.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Bradbury Mountain State Park, Pownal, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy with some mild elevation gain
FMI: Maine Trail Finder - Bradbury

Winter Hiking Series: Camden Hills Traverse

Date: Saturday, December 18

Camden Hills State ParkJoin us for a hike across the peaks of Camden Hills State Park! This intermediate winter hike will take us on a 10-mile traverse from Mount Battie at the southern edge of the park across Bald Rock Mountain at the northern edge. We'll be getting an early start and likely hiking through midafternoon. All participants will need to have good fitness and experience with similar hikes. The focus will be on having fun and staying together as a group, but everyone will need to be comfortable maintaining a moderate hiking pace. Microspikes and winter hiking layers will be required. Depending on conditions, snowshoes may be required. Check out our planned route at https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=13.1/-69.0629/44.2456&pubLink=Uy0dRHcheDBDjAqRncTjdcSQ&trackId=258ff193-05f6-4534-b406-a6d299008a33. If it seems of interest and a good fit with your past experience, please register, and we'll be in touch! Please note that all participants need to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or submit results from a negative test taken within 72 hours of the hike. This trip will involve a short ride to carpool between the end and beginning of the hike. Everyone will be required to wear a mask while in the car.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Camden Hills State Park
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Steven Profaizer , Peter Roderick
Registration is required for this activity.
FMI: Route map

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Cathance River Snowshoe for the over 55 crowd

Date: Tuesday, January 4

Cathance River IceCome join fellow seniors for a hike or snowshoe (if enough snow) along the Cathance River to enjoy the beauty of winter.This is open to everyone - no matter your age. This is one of my favorite places to hike in winter as the conditions on the river are always changing with some beautiful ice formations at times. This is a great outing for those who enjoy getting out in winter for a couple hours or more. The pace will be moderate and distance covered can vary as there are several trail options. Be sure to check out the link for a trail map and info. A detailed description will be emailed once you are registered. If there is not enough snow, you will need microspikes or similar traction in case of icy conditions. Be sure to include information on your winter experience and equipment when registering. The leaders on this trip are fully vaccinated per CDC guidelines. We are asking our participants to provide proof that either you are fully vaccinated as defined by CDC or have received a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of this event as a condition of attendance. Anyone not fully vaccinated will be asked to wear a mask at all times.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Cathance River Preserve, Topsham, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate depending on distance covered
FMI: Cathance River Preserve

Snowshoe Hike on Sanders Hill Rome Maine - Winter Hiking Series

Date: Saturday, January 8

On approach to summitSnowshoe hike in Kennebec Highlands. 3 Mile loop. Moderate terrain. Scenic views of Watson Pond and surrounding area.

Activity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Sanders Hill Rome Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm) , Susan Surabian
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

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Snowshoe Hike to Pleasant Pond Mountain - Winter Hiking Series

Date: Sunday, January 23

Ski touring with Maine ChapterSnowshoe hike to summit of Pleasant Pond Mtn. Great views. 4-5 miles round trip/1000 foot elevation gain. This is a challenging 5 mile round trip. Good fit for those having good snowshoe skills and snowshoes with built in traction.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: The Forks Plantation
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

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Rumford White Cap

Date: Saturday, January 29, 9:00 am - Saturday, January, 29, 3:00 pm

This is a moderate 5 mille round trip hike. The 360-degree view is spectacular and includes Black Mt to the east, views of Mount Washington to the farther west and Mahoosuc Range to the west and to the south many summits of Oxford Hills.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Rumford Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Susan Surabian 207-431- x7548 (anytime before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

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Winter Hiking Series - Speck in Grafton Notch

Date: Saturday, February 12

Hike to the summit of Speck Mtn. (4170 ft.) in Grafton Notch State Park via the AT for a round trip distance of 7.6 miles and elevation gain of 2720 feet. This is a strenuous hike suitable for experienced advanced intermediate winter hikers. Full winter gear including snowshoes with crampons/cleats and crampons or micro spikes are required. Contact the leader to register or for more information.

Activity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Grafton notch, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Bill Brooke
Registration is required for this activity.

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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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