BeOnlineWithAMC Webinar - 2015 AT thru Hike with Carey Kish

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 7:00 pm - Wednesday, April, 15, 8:00 pm

Carey Kish AT Thru-hikeCarey Kish will discuss his 2015 thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia to the summit of Maine's Katahdin, a 2,189-mile journey that took 189 days. Kish is the editor of the AMC Maine Mountain Guide, author of AMC's Best Day Hikes Along the Maine Coast and a longtime hiking columnist for the Maine Sunday Telegram. Use this link to attend this webinar: https://zoom.us/j/103765512

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Webinar - https://zoom.us/j/103765512
Region: Web Based
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm)

BeOnlineWithAMC Leader Meeting - Maine Chapter

Date: Thursday, April 16, 6:30 pm - Thursday, April, 16, 8:00 pm

This is an online Maine Chapter Trip Leader meeting for current leaders and others interested in becoming a leader. The objectives of the meeting include updating Leaders on relevant events and information, develop a training plan for the coming year, and identify and schedule outings. Email Denise at Outings@amcmaine.org to sign up and receive the Zoom login info.

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Online
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.

Canceled: Wilderness First Aid

Date: Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 19

Wilderness First Aid training goes beyond standard Red Cross first aid , providing you with the skills needed when you are more than one hour from medical care. Learn to assess & treat injuries in outdoor situations. This course is two full days, and will be taught at Maine Audubon in Falmouth, Maine by Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA). The fee covers instruction and materials, and does not include lodging or meals. The class includes patient assessment, immediate life threats, disabling injuries, hypothermia & other environmental hazards, fractures, sprains and more. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR which are valid for three years Course costs are $175 for AMC Maine chapter members, $200 for AMC members (non-Maine chapter), and $250 if you are not an AMC member. To register for this course email Kim Sanders at kimberlyannsanders@gmail.com

Activity Categories: First Aid, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME 04105
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Canceled
Leader: Kim Sanders
Registration is required for this activity.

Canceled: TRAIL WORK PLEASANT MOUNTAIN BRIDGTON MAINE

Date: Saturday, April 18, 8:00 am - Saturday, April, 18, 3:00 pm

Maine Chapter trail work trip on this popular hiking mountain near Bridgton. Blowdown removal, clearing drainages,tools and training will be provided. Wear appropriate work clothes and boots required, plenty of water and snacks always encouraged. Contact leader for meeting place.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Denmark, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Status: Canceled
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

BEONLINEWITHAMC Webinar - Earth Day at 50

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 pm - Wednesday, April, 22, 8:30 pm

Earth viewThe conservation movement has had a profound influence on land use in the past fifty years. Join Maine Chapter Conservation Chair Chris Franklin and AMC Conservation Policy Director for Maine Eliza Townsend in this webinar to discuss the social and political forces that have shaped our landscape here in the Great State of Maine and beyond. This is a great opportunity to learn about AMC's commitment to Active Conservation https://www.outdoors.org/conservation , how the Maine Chapter is working to protect wild places, and the many ways you can support and participate in these efforts. Link to webinar: https://zoom.us/j/407631118

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Online - Webinar link: https://zoom.us/j/407631118
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm)

Canceled: 20s and 30s Social: Liquid Riot

Date: Monday, April 27, 5:30 pm - Monday, April, 27, 7:00 pm

Your next outdoor adventure starts here! Come get to know other active people in their 20s and 30s while enjoying some drinks and food at Liquid Riot Bottling Company. Our monthly socials are a perfect opportunity to make outdoorsy friends and plan your next trip. Join us for a fun night, and let's get outside together! ---- This event is hosted by the Maine Young Members of the Appalachian Mountain Club. We help 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 attend.

Activity Categories: Social Events
Location: Liquid Riot, 250 Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Canceled
Leader: Steven Profaizer

BeOnLineWithAMC Webinar - Leave No Trace/Outdoor Ethics

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 pm - Wednesday, April, 29, 8:00 pm

LNT logoHow many of you have taken a hike? Been on a picnic? Gone camping with your family? Getting outside renews our spirits (especially during the current crisis), connects us with nature's amazing beauty, and the many natural wonders of our world. Leave No Trace teaches us how to make ethical choices to minimize our impact and not harm the natural beauty of the outdoors. 9 out of 10 people who visit the outdoors are not armed with Leave No Trace education. With over 13 billion trips into the outdoors in the U.S. alone every year (significantly more this year), people are causing too much preventable damage, and that damage is adding up. You can be on the forefront of changing this troubling trend-the trashed parks and damaged trails, the formidable impacts of fire, polluted waterways and serious wildlife issues. Now, more than ever, your role is critical. Tom O'Brien, Master Educator and Maine Leave No Trace State Advocate has been a member of AMC for almost 10 years and a Leave No Trace Master Educator for over 5 years. Link to webinar: https://zoom.us/j/273582498

Activity Categories: Meetings
Location: Online Webinar : https://zoom.us/j/273582498
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm)

BeOnlineWithAMC - Intro to Backpacking Workshop

Date: Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 pm - Wednesday, May, 6, 8:30 pm

Horns Pond/Bigelows BackpackThe introduction to backpacking workshop is for experienced hikers who would like to take the next step from day hiking to multi-day trips. The workshop will cover the basics needed for a safe and enjoyable three season backpacking trip. Topics include: conditioning for backpacking, planning a backpacking trip, dealing with emergencies, food & water considerations, selection of appropriate clothing and footwear, and gear for backpacking. Have your questions on backpacking answered, check out backpacking gear, and see a demonstration of how to load a backpack. To register for this workshop or for more information contact the Leader.

Activity Categories: Backpacking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Online
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: Webinar Registration

Canceled: New Shelter in Maine Woods Initiative Log Prep Work Trip

Date: Friday, May 8 - Sunday, May 10

A new lean-to will be constructed on Horseshoe Pond near Little Lyford Pond Lodge and Cabins in the AMC's Maine Woods Initiative. In preparation for this project, logs will be delivered to the AMC MOES Center in Greenville, Maine. We will peel these logs to allow them to dry properly. Many hands make light work. Join us for this required first step in the lean-to building process.

Activity Categories: Conservation
Location: Greenville, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Status: Canceled
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Work - Appalachian Trail near Stratton

Date: Saturday, May 16, 8:00 am - Saturday, May, 16, 3:30 pm

Trail workTrail maintenance on AT near Stratton. Annual 1st trip to clear trail for prime hiking season. Blowdown removal and waterbar cleaning. Too early for black flies (we hope). 3.5 miles and return.

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

BeOnlineWithAMC - Hiking 101

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 7:00 pm - Wednesday, May, 20, 12:00 am

Moat Traverse Day HikeInterested in doing more hiking or starting to hike and not sure where to start? This workshop will go over basics of gear, clothes, what to pack, planning a day hike, know before you go, physically preparing to hike, and even learn some common hiking jargon.

Activity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Online
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: Webinar Registration

Trail Work - Little Lyford Pond Lodge and Cabins

Date: Friday, May 22 - Monday, May 25

Trail work volunteers from 10 years agoVolunteer for trail work at Little Lyford Pond Lodge and Cabins. Help open trails for the summer hiking season. Join other volunteers from Maine Chapter and beyond as we patrol hiking trails in the area in preparation for another busy summer in the Maine Woods Initiative. We berth in the bunkhouse and enjoy off time exploring the area including Gulf Hagas, a beautiful and wild river gorge and Indian Mountain including Laurie's Ledge which provides views north to Katahdin on clear days. .

Activity Categories: Conservation
Adult Member Fee: $126
Adult Non-Member Fee: $126
Location: Bowdoin College Grant East Twp
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Robert Pantel
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Canceled: Burnt Meadow & Stone Mountains Loop Hike

Date: Friday, May 29

Join us as we get ready for warmer weather hiking season and kick off the weekend with a loop hike of Burnt Meadow Mtn (1,575 ft) and Stone Mtn (1,624). 4.8 miles rt, pace will be about 1.5-2 mph. Some rock scrambles and steep sections. Great views along the way and at the summit and less than an hour drive from Portland.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Burnt Meadow Mountain Brownfield, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Canceled
Leader: Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Mt Agamenticus Trail Work Day

Date: Saturday, June 20, 9:00 am - Saturday, June, 20, 3:00 pm

Mt A work crewThe Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region consists of more than 10,000 acres of forest, trails, wetlands, ponds and streams. It takes a lot of work to take care of this land and we are counting on support from volunteers to help us protect this great place. The best way to get involved and make a difference is through volunteering. The work for the day will involve learning trail maintenance techniques to deal with RUNNING & STANDING WATER ISSUES on the trail. Standard trail drainage structures and techniques include water bars, dirt dips, knicks, crib walls, out sloping retention ponds, check dams, etc. all designed to slow or removed water from the trail. Come have some fun and join us! Please bring your daypack, trail lunch, hiiking/work boots, water bottle, bug spray and work gloves (we have spares if you don't have any). Tools and equipment needed will be provided.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking
Location: Mt Agamenticus, York, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: David McCarthy

Alpine Garden Hike

Date: Sunday, June 21, 9:00 am - Sunday, June, 21, 4:30 pm

Diapensia and Alpine AzaleaExperience the beauty of the Alpine Garden. We will carpool up the Mt Washington Auto Road to the Cow Pasture parking area. We will then hike down the Huntington Ravine Trail to the Alpine Garden Trail. Along the Alpine Garden Trail, we will spend time looking and identifying the flowers and plants growing in the Alpine Garden. This moderate hike is a round trip of 2.4 miles at a slow pace.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Critical Treasure, Hiking, Photography
Location: Mt Washington, White Mountain National Forest
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peg Nation 207-583-2720 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Stepen Brezinski 207-353-9854 (Before 9:00 pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Gorman Chairback Lodge Trail Work

Date: Monday, July 6, 6:00 pm - Thursday, July, 9, 12:00 pm

Gorman Chairback 2019Volunteer for trail work around the Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins. Maintain trails for the summer hiking season. Join other volunteers from Maine Chapter and beyond as we patrol hiking trails in the area in preparation for another busy summer in the Maine Woods. We berth in the bunkhouse and enjoy off time exploring the area including Gulf Hagas, a beautiful and wild river gorge, or any of the multitude of other trails in the Maine Woods.or relax around the Lodge and Long Pond. The trip begins with dinner on Monday. We will work on trails all day Tuesday and Wednesday and on Thursday morning.

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

American Canoe Assn. Level 2 Essentials of Sea Kayaking Touring

Date: Friday, September 11 - Sunday, September 13

Heading out of the harborAmerican Canoe Assn. Level 2 Essentials of Sea Kayaking Touring/Knubble Bay Camp - Want new confidence as a kayaker? Friendly, experienced kayakers and ACA instructor lead you through stroke and rescue techniques that can change your game. Sheltered marine environment. Individual and small group instruction..

Activity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Adult Member Fee: $85
Adult Non-Member Fee: $98
Location: Knubble Bay Camp, Georgetown, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Mary McCann-Baker 207-399-8534 (Before 9PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Gail Fensom

AMC OUTDOOR LEADER TRAINING

Date: Saturday, September 19, 8:00 am - Saturday, September, 19, 4:00 pm

Join experienced Maine AMC Leaders and AMC's 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 AMC's requirement for chapter trip leader training.

Activity Categories: Leadership Training
Location: Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME 04105
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.

Trail work & boundary work at Medawisla

Date: Friday, October 9 - Monday, October 12

Boundary work crew with Steve TatkoWith hundreds of miles of property lines and trails, the AMC in Maine has lots of volunteer work opportunities. For this trip we will be staying in bunkhouses at Medawisla Lodge and spending our days in small groups, prepping trails for visitors and maintaining boundary lines. If you love to work outside with likeminded people and relax in the evening with delicious food, this is the trip for you! Work days are fun and varied and can be scaled to all abilities, but will not be cancelled due to inclement weather. This may include hiking, carrying tools, bushwhacking, clearing or creating trails, painting boundary markers, and stacking firewood. Tools and instruction will be provided.

Activity Categories: Conservation, Hiking
Adult Member Fee: $126
Location: AMC Medawisla Lodge and Cabins
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Stephanie Lynch , David Lynch
Registration is required for this activity.

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