Slab Social (20's, 30's & Young at Heart)

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 pm - Tuesday, September, 17, 7:30 pm

Slab Sicilian Street Food RestaurantJoin us for some delicious food and/or check out the impressive drink menu at Slab on Preble St in Portland starting at 5:30pm. Come meet some new like-minded outdoorsy friends or catch up on what's been going on, what we are planning and how you can get involved. RSVP not required but helpful to grab enough seats. *This event is listed as "Young Members - 20's, 30's & Young at Heart - but is open to ALL.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Slab Sicilian Street Food, 25 Preble St, Portland, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: Slab Restaurant

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
Status: Wait Listed
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

Goose Eye, East (3794') and West (3870') peaks

Date: Saturday, October 5

8.6 mi. hike at moderate pace along scenic streamside trail leading to two wide open summits in the Mahoosuc Range.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: West Bethel, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: strenuous
FMI: description with driving directions

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

Leader Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 pm - Wednesday, October, 16, 8:00 pm

Trip Leader meeting for current leaders and others interested in becoming a leader . Agenda will include winter activities postings, leader recognition candidates and year to date outings activities information. Pizza will be provided.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC Policy Office , 14 Maine Street, Suite 0126 Brunswick, ME,
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm) , Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.

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

AMC Maine Chapter Annual Meeting

Date: Saturday, November 9, 5:30 pm - Saturday, November, 9, 9:00 pm

The Commons-Pineland FarmsAGENDA: 5:30 PM Social Hour & Cash Bar (one drink ticket with registration) 6:00 PM Greetings, Introductions, Dinner and Dessert 6:45 PM Business Meeting (Volunteer Recognition and Executive Committee Elections) 7:30 PM Featured Speaker Steve Tatko 9:00 PM Closing Remarks The evening's featured speaker, Steve Tatko, is AMC's Land Manager for the Maine Woods Initiative (MWI). Steve's presentation will explore the history of the AMC's lands in Maine before the AMC. If you need further information about this meeting, please contact chair@amcmaine.org or go to amcmaine.org. Cost is $35 per person (includes buffet dinner, dessert, and ticket for one adult beverage). A cash bar will also be available. Go to amcmaine.org to register and pay for the Annual Meeting.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Adult Member Fee: $35
Location: Pineland Farms, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester, ME 04260
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Cindy Caverly
Registration is required for this activity.