Bradbury Mountain State Park, backside day hike

Date: Saturday, November 23, 9:00 am - Saturday, November, 23, 1:00 pm

Bradbury MountainBeginner to Intermediate hike level. Dayhike up the backside of Bradbury Mountain via the Pineland-Bradbury Connector Trail. First half of hike will be on trail and then we will go cross country navigating by compass and map. While not a formal map & compass course this is a good chance to get familiar with or refresh yourself with compass and map. Round trip is about 5 miles thru forest over moderate ground. If bad weather, Sunday 11/24 will be an alternate day. This hike may become a snowshoe or microspike hike depending on the weather. More information will follow registration. Group size will be limited to seven. Daytime cell: 207-295-6452

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Pownal
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Stephen Brezinski 207-353-9854 (before 8:30 PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy - Moderate

Winter Hiking Workshop

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 pm - Wednesday, December, 4, 8:00 pm

From Eagle Crag in NHExperienced 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. This event is free and open to the public. Please contact Denise Fredette at deniserae77@gmail.com or 207-939-3670 to register or for more information.

Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Maine Audubon , Falmouth, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Full
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm) , Frank Brooks
Registration is required for this activity.

Introduction to Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing

Date: Saturday, December 14

Snowshoe tracksThis 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. If there is snow, we'll practice snowshoeing. There is usually ice to be found at Bradbury Mountain State Park so bring micro-spikes or other ice traction equipment. An easy hike to the top of the mountain yields great views. The total distance will be around 2 miles including a climb of approximately 400 feet. 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. There is a $3/per adult entrance fee to the park.

Activity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Bradbury Mountain State Park
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Steven Profaizer
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy

Round Top Mountain Hike or Snowshoe

Date: Saturday, December 28

Winter hikeThis winding trail ascends to 1,133' with an elevation gain of about 650' to the top of Round Top Mountain meandering through hardwood and conifer forests before opening up to views of Long Pond, Belgrade Lakes Village and Great Pond. Plan on hiking or snowshoeing based on conditions. Great small mountain hike for those who want to add a bit of work to their outing and new members to meet fellow AMC members. Total length about four miles; about 3 hours with stops. Some steep sections, narrow trails with rock and roots. Microspikes will be required if not enough snow for snowshoes. Morning start - correct times will be emailed with full details upon registration. Please email Michelle (meamc@micstan.us) with info on gear, level of experience and a phone contact.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Round Top Trail, Rome, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Susan Surabian , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy/moderate
FMI: Round Top - Maine Trail Finder

Introduction to Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing at Douglas Mountain

Date: Sunday, January 5

Jeanne and Navia on a winter hikeThis 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.

Activity Categories: Snowshoeing
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)
Co-Leader: Steven Profaizer
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy with a couple steep climbs
FMI: Douglas Mountain on Maine Trail Finderinder

X-Country Ski Tour of AMC Maine Woods Initiative Lodges

Date: Sunday, February 2 - Saturday, February 8

Skiing on the lodge to lodge trail between Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins and Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins.Join the Maine Chapter for a ski and snowshoe tour of the Maine North Woods with stays in AMC Lodges at Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins, Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins as well as independently owned West Branch Pond Camps. X-country skiers with advanced beginner/intermediate skills will find this trip enjoyable. We start from the winter parking lot on the KI Road near Greenville where AMC staff takes our baggage to our first stop, Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins about 8 miles by ski trail. We will spend the first two nights of our trip there in either the bunkhouse or a cabin. Possible activities include, skiing and snowshoeing on nearby groomed trails along shore of Long Pond, snowshoe to summit of 3rd Mountain on the AT, snowshoe to AT and the Hermitage, an old growth stand of large trees and snowshoeing on either the Henderson Brook Trail or the Gorman Loop Trail. On Day 3, we leave Gorman Chairback skiing to Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins our next stop with a 2 night stay there. Possible activities there include a snowshoe hike to summit of nearby Indian Mountain, ski Indian Mountain circuit trail or Baker Pond Loop Trail, ski/snowshoe to Gulf Hagas, explore nearby trails that surround the Little Lyford Ponds. Then it is on via the scenic River Trail to West Branch Pond Camps. The camps are privately owned by the Sterling family who been provding first rate hospitality for over 100 years. Open concept kitchen/dining room allows for hearing North Woods tales from host Eric Sterling as he puts finishing touches on breakfast or dinner. Possible activities nearby include a variety of groomed ski trails to explore with wildlife sightings not uncommon, for the truly ambitious nearby Whitecap Mountain on the AT beckons and the several West Branch Ponds closer by and on more level terrain could be explored as we pass by on groomed trails. West Branch Pond may allow skating if the weather gods have allowed. BYOS. Contact leader for further details and for details on booking reservations.

Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Adult Member Fee: $493.82
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Date: Thursday, January 1

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