Crazy Beaver Lodge Wander along the Presumpscot River

Date: Sunday, November 29

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! 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. During the time that physical distancing is in effect to reduce the transmission of Covid 19; a maximum of 10 people is allowed on a hike including leaders.

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

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BeOnlineWithAMC - Intro to Winter Hiking Webinar Workshop

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 pm - Wednesday, December, 2, 8:30 pm

Starting out - Hiking the BigelowsExperienced 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, Instruction (Skills), Snowshoeing
Location: Online
Region: Web Based
Status: Full
Leader: Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.

Full Moon Winter Hike at Bradbury Mountain State Park

Date: Wednesday, December 30

Park entranceWatch the full moon rise on the summit of Bradbury Mountain. Celebrate the almost end of 2020 (only one day left). Night hikes are wonderful and it's often possible to complete them without using flashlights. But we will absolutely bring them along--just in case; If you haven't hiked at Bradbury: the terrain is uneven with a long gradual ascent to the summit. The total distance will be around 2 miles with a climb of 400 feet. This is a winter hike! Depending on the weather; snowshoes or micro spikes may be needed as well as warm layers of clothing. There is a $4.00 entry fee for using the park which can be deposited at the brown bldg. just after turning into the park. If you have any questions about the hike don't hesitate to contact Jeanne or Robin. To register for this hike: Please note; AMC has changed the registration process. 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. 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 both of us, Jeanne and Robin,. One of us 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 determined this hike is a good fit for you; then your registration will be confirmed and we will provide you with details about the hike including a recommended gear list. During the time that physical distancing is in effect to reduce the transmission of Covid 19; a maximum of 10 people are allowed on a hike including leaders.

Activity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bradbury Mountain State Park
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Robin Kerber
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate difficulty
FMI: Bradbury Mountain State Park

INTRODUCTION TO WINTER HIKING AND SNOWSHOEING AT DOUGLAS MOUNTAIN

Date: Sunday, January 10

Maine Chapter  AMC Hike on Douglas Mountain January 2020This 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. **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: Douglas Mountain Trailhead (Parking Lot at the end of Spring Ledge Road)
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate difficulty
FMI: Douglas Mountain on Maine Trail Finderinder

Date: Thursday, January 1

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