Baxter State Park: 20s & 30s Hiking and Camping Weekend

Date: Friday, July 2 - Monday, July 5

Mount KatahdinJoin us for a Young Members weekend in Baxter State Park! We've reserved a campsite at the Bear Brook group area (near Roaring Brook Campground), and we'll spend three days hiking and camping together - including a summit hike of Mount Katahdin! On Friday evening, we'll meet each other, set up our tents, enjoy a campfire, and discuss the plan for the following day. You'll need to arrive at the campsite by 7 p.m. On Saturday (or Sunday if the weather is better), we'll summit Katahdin! We plan to hike up the Saddle Trail and return via the Hamlin Ridge Trail. It will be a long and strenuous hike of about 11 miles. On Sunday, we'll take it easier and hike the Blueberry Ledges Trail. This moderate hike will be about 8 miles and include plenty of time for relaxing, exploring, and picnicking on the beautiful ledges. On Monday, we'll break down camp in the morning and hike nearby South Turner Mountain for one last view of Katahdin before heading home. This will be a moderate hike of about 5 miles. As this is three days of hiking, including one very strenuous day, good fitness and experience with similar hikes are required. 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 over difficult terrain and long hours. All interested in this weekend will need to answer a few questions to evaluate their preparedness before they are officially registered. If you're interested in this trip and it seems like a good fit with your past experience, please register your interest, 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: Hiking
Adult Member Fee: $30
Adult Non-Member Fee: $40
Location: Baxter State Park
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Steven Profaizer , Robin Kerber
Registration is required for this activity.

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Carter Dome & Mt. Hight

Date: Friday, July 2

A View From Mt. HightLollipop loop hike via Nineteen Mile Brook, Carter-Moriah, Zeta Pass, and Carter Dome Trails. We will pass by the AMC Carter Notch Hut and summit Carter Dome (4832') and Mt. Hight (4675') - weather permitting. Elevation gain approx 3,800 ft, and we will cover approx 10+ miles. Part of this hike is above-treeline. Participants will have recent hiking experience of similar mileage/elevation gain. Pace expected to avg 1.5-2 mph. Space will also be held for newcomers. Limited to 8 participants.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Nineteen Mile Brook Trailhead, Pinkham Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Diane Neff , Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

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Gorman Chairback Trail work

Date: Monday, July 5, 4:00 pm - Thursday, July, 8, 11:00 am

Maine Woods midnight sky in JulyTrail work trip at Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins. We will patrol nearby trails removing blowdowns and clearing drainages for the prime hiking season. Contact Leader for details

Activity Categories: Conservation
Adult Member Fee: $126
Location: Maine Woods
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: David McCarthy 207-363-2791 (before 9:00 pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

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Summer Across Maine: Mill Brook Preserve

Date: Sunday, July 11

Mill BrookJoin us for a hike through the Mill Brook Preserve, as part of the Summer Across Maine series! This will be about a six-mile hike over rolling terrain and alongside Mill Brook. The pace will be moderate with a focus on having fun and staying together as a group. All participants will need to answer a few questions to evaluate their preparedness for this hike before they are officially registered.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/TBY6KcMTg5oXcN2EA
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Steven Profaizer
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Explore the Blue Spruce Trail in Westbrook

Date: Sunday, July 11

Check out the Blue Spruce Trail in Westbrook, one of the many Portland Trails in the local area. This hidden gem heads across from behind the Westbrook Pointe housing community, winds its way down to the Stroudwater River and eventually exits onto Jacqueline Way and out to Spring Street. We will meet in the parking lot for the Saccarappa School at the end of Bernadette Street in Westbrook (address for school is 110 Huntress Street and the parking lot is behind and to the left of the school itself). From there, we'll walk up the hill on Prospect Street to hit the trail where it leaves from behind the Westbrook Pointe playground at the end of Fire Fly.

Activity Categories: Walks
Location: Westbrook, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9:00pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: easy to moderate
FMI: Digital map of Portland Trails listed in alphabetical order

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Summer Across Maine - Beavers Build Wildlife Habitat at Libby Hill Forest Trails

Date: Sunday, July 18

Beaver dam located on Libby Forest Trails.Beaver are amazing engineers and as they build their dams; they also create a neighborhood for wildlife. We'll head out to a well established but possibly abandoned beaver pond to learn about beaver and their neighbors. The hike will be on the Libby Hill trail system with some bushwacking to explore along the edge of the beaver pond. The terrain is rolling and the total length of the hike is estimated at around three miles. This hike is brought to you in t partnership with L.L. Bean who is generously sponsoring the AMC-L.L. Bean hike series as part of L.L. Ben's Summer Across Maine. Please note: there is a new registration process in place. When you click on the "registration button", you will need to log in with your email and AMC password to be able to register. If you don't have an AMC account; you will have to create one to complete the registration form which initiates the registration process. You do NOT have to become a member of AMC but you do have to have an account. The form you fill out is then emailed to you and I receive a copy as well. I will follow up with an email to you with some additional questions for you to answer. When you have answered these (by email or by phone) and we are both in agreement this wander is a good fit for you; then your registration will be confirmed. AMC Trip Policy

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: 50 Libby Hill Road, Gray, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Tony Anni
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate - Easy
FMI: Map of Libby Hills Forest Trails
FMI: History of Libby Hills Forest

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Trail Work Trip near Dead River with Northern Forest Canoe Trail Crew

Date: Friday, July 23 - Sunday, July 25

Trail Volunteers looking goodWorking in conjunction with a crew from the Northern Forest Canoe Trail we will improve a portage trail around Grand Falls on the Dead River. Camping on island. Canoes provided for gear and people transfers. Contact leader for details.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Dead River/Grand Falls Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-441-5521 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

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Summer Across Maine Crazy Beaver Lodge Wander along the Presumpscot River

Date: Sunday, July 25

Beaver LodgeIn recent years beavers have been building lodges along the Presumpscot River. In a stretch less than a mile in length there are six lodges, mostly on the banks of the river. What's going on? Are there beaver living in all of them? How can we tell? This is not a hike; it's a wander or maybe more of a meander abandoning the trail frequently to scramble along the water's edge doubling back on the opposite side of the river and all the time searching for clues to learn more about an amazing animal; the beaver. If you are looking for a point to point hike; do not sign up! You will not enjoy this. If you like the idea of experimenting with something different; this wander might be for you! Expected distance 3-4 miles; flat but uneven terrain, includes scrambling over logs; pushing through shrubs and past small trees, completing a water crossing or two and the possibility of wet feet. Warning! There's no certainty we'll figure out what the beaver are really up to. It won't be the beaver who will be acting crazy. It'll be us! This hike is brought to you in partnership with L.L. Bean and who is generously sponsoring the AMC-L.L. Bean hike series as part of LL Bean's Summer Across Maine. Please note: there is a new registration process in place. When you click on the "registration button", you will need to log in with your email and AMC password to be able to register. If you don't have an AMC account; you will have to create one to complete the registration form which initiates the registration process. You do NOT have to become a member of AMC but you do have to have an account. The form you fill out is then emailed to you and I receive a copy as well. I will follow up with an email to you with some additional questions for you to answer. When you have answered these (by email or by phone) and we are both in agreement this wander is a good fit for you; then your registration will be confirmed.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Presumpscot River, Route 35 North Windham
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Tony Anni
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate difficulty;

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Summer Across Maine: Fore River Sanctuary, Portland Maine Hike

Date: Sunday, August 1, 10:00 am - Sunday, August, 1, 12:00 pm

Bay Circuit TrailThis hike is brought to you in partnership with LL Bean, who is generously sponsoring the AMC-LL Bean hike series as part of L.L. Bean's Summer Across Maine. This 85-acre preserve is the home of Jewell Falls, Portland's only natural waterfall, and the site of the former Cumberland and Oxford Canal. This hike is less than 4 mile will travel from the flat former canal towpath to hillier sections leading to the Falls. The lowland area, where salt and freshwater marsh meet, provides great bird-watching opportunities. This network trails encompasses some of the most diverse habitats in Greater Portland. Remember to pack a water and a snack

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Portland Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Phil Coyne
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: Portland Trails, Fore River Sanctuary

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Summer Across Maine: Little River Community Trail

Date: Sunday, August 8, 10:00 am - Sunday, August, 8, 12:00 am

Little River Community TrailThis easy, family friendly hike starts at the South Trailhead kiosk at the Belfast Water District. We will hike out and back, and stop for a picnic lunch along the way. Total time: 2.5 hours. This hike is brought to you in partnership with LL Bean, who is generously sponsoring the AMC-LL Bean hike series as part of L.L. Bean's Summer Across Maine.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Belfast, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Emily Davis
Registration is required for this activity.

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Summer Across Maine - Beginner Hike Bald Rock Mountain - Lincolnville, Maine

Date: Sunday, August 15, 10:00 am - Sunday, August, 15, 12:00 am

Bold Rock Mountain looking over Penobscot Bay.This hike is brought to you in partnership with LL Bean, who is generously sponsoring the AMC-LL Bean hike series as part of L.L. Bean's Summer Across Maine. Bald Rock Mountain Trail (1,100) is a 3.4-mile loop trail that offers fantastic views of Penobscot Bay. Bald Rock Mountain has a spectacular view of the coast from the Penobscot River to Owl's Head. Islands dot the ocean like the clouds drifting overhead--Vinalhaven, North Haven, Isleboro, Isle au Haut, and Mount Desert Island. On the summit look for blueberries, butterflies, and dragonflies. Two Adirondack shelters and an outhouse are located just under the summit. Remember to pack a lunch to eat at the summit while enjoying the magnificent view.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lincolnville, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanine Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 8PM)
Co-Leader: Diane Neff
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

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Summer Across Maine - Beginner Hike Roundtop Mountain - Rome, Maine

Date: Sunday, August 22

Roundtop Mountain trail signs.This hike is brought to you in partnership with LL Bean, who is generously sponsoring the AMC-LL Bean hike series as part of L.L. Bean's Summer Across Maine. The Round Top Trail ascends Round Top Mountain (1,133') while winding through a diverse forest of young and old hardwoods and conifers. Within 200 yards it crosses a large slab of granite originally quarried for an old foundation. A moderate hike, it provides both inclines and flat tracks over rock-strewn terrain. We will plan to stop several times throughout the hike to talk about the nature surroundings within this gorgeous area. The views of the Belgrade Lakes and the surrounding area from the lookouts are excellent, though the real fun is the trail terrain itself. If you like rocks, boulders, and moss, you'll encounter plenty of them all. We will also take the Spur Trail to the tippy top of the Roundtop Mountain to take in the spectacular view of the Belgrade Maine region. The total miles of the hike will be 3.9 miles. Plan to bring a lunch to picnic at the top.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Rome, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeanine Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 8PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

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Summer Across Maine - Blackstrap Hill Preserve Loop Beginner Hike

Date: Sunday, August 29, 10:00 am - Sunday, August, 29, 12:00 am

Blackstrap Hill PreserveJoin us for a walk in the woods at the Blackstrap Hill Preserve located near North Falmouth . The Loop Trail is a moderate 3.2 mile hike with the opportunities to see wild life , old growth pine , and a waterfall if the conditions are right. This hike is brought to you in partnership with LL Bean, who is generously sponsoring the AMC-LL Bean hike series as part of L.L. Bean's Summer Across Maine. Please note: there is a new registration process in place. When you click on the "registration button", you will need to log in with your email and AMC password to be able to register. If you don't have an AMC account; you will have to create one to complete the registration form which initiates the registration process. You do NOT have to become a member of AMC but you do have to have an account.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: North Falmouth, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Bill Brooke
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: SumAMaine

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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
Leader: Stephanie Lynch , David Lynch
Registration is required for this activity.

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