Have you ever wanted to go hut to hut skiing through the Maine Wilderness or tackle some of the steep chutes in Tuckerman or King Ravine or even just put your skis on and go exploring? If so, then you will not want to miss the AMC’s Backcountry Skiing Workshop Dec 9th at 6:30PM at the Audubon Center in Falmouth at 20 Gilsland Farm Rd. The workshop starts at 6:30 pm with a short social hour and slide show featuring backcountry skiing around New England. After the social, we’ll get into the details of backcountry ski trips, what gear you need, where to get that gear and general wilderness backcountry ski preparation. Techniques, gear, planning and trip suggestions for both low-angle backcountry skiing as well as steep backcountry skiing will be covered. Please download a flyer (1.8 MB PDF) for more information or contact .
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On Wednesday December 4 from 6:00pm–8:00pm at Audubon’s Gilsland Farm in Falmouth there will be a presentation and discussion about Maine Audubon’s latest scientific report. The report assesses where wind power development can be sited in Maine that avoids or minimizes impact on critical wildlife resources. Staff wildlife biologist, Susan Gallo, will present key findings from the report and assess the feasibility of Maine’s goal of generating 3,000 MW capacity of wind power by 2030 with minimal impact to wildlife. Susan will be joined by Dave Publicover, Senior Staff Scientist at the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), who will discuss AMC’s assessment of conservation priorities in high elevation areas in the northeast (from the Catskills to Baxter State Park) and how this information can help direct future wind power development away from ecologically significant areas. There will be a Q&A to follow presentation. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of Maine Audubon’s ‘Wind & Wildlife in Maine’ summary report will be available.
The 138th Annual Summit of the Appalachian Mountain Club will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, Massachusetts. Kristen Kelliher, the youngest woman to summit the highest points in each of the 48 continental United States, will be the keynote speaker. Registration is required.
Posted: Friday 29 Nov 2013 | News
There’s no dust on this guys hiking boots. Thomas Jamrog “Uncle Tom” of Lincolnville completed long distance’s hiking coveted prize- the Triple Crown. Awarded to hikers who have completed the Appalachian Trail, the Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail- nearly 8,000 miles of hiking! Check out this article for the full story.
Posted: Monday 25 Nov 2013 | News
Want to get out and hike in the winter but not sure: How to Stay Warm and Safe? What to Wear? What Gear You Need? What to Eat and Drink? Who to go with? Where to Go? WE CAN HELP! Join us for a beginner winter hiking workshop designed for those who want to get out in the snow and ice but have little experience. Michelle Moody and Judy Oneal, experienced winter hikers and AMC hike leaders, will answer these questions and more for you. Morning presentations at the Stockton Springs Town Office will be followed by a pot luck lunch with several AMC leaders available to answer any questions you have. There will be two follow-up beginner hikes in January and February in the Camden/Belfast area. Please email flyer.to register and receive an information packet. Snow date will be Jan 5. Download a
Posted: Thursday 21 Nov 2013 | Activities
Have you ever wished you could take one of those distinguished white-background and green-lettered AMC trail signs home with you? You can! Every year the AMC’s White Mountain Trail Crew replaces weathered or out-of-date trail signs with new signs. These signs are considered collector’s items, having guided thousands of visitors for many years along celebrated paths throughout the Whites. And best of all, these retired signs are auctioned off with proceeds going to support trails in the Northeast! This year’s auction began on Friday November 15, 2013 and ends on Monday November 25th. All proceeds will support AMC’s trail efforts in the Northeast. Here are a list of signs to be auctioned off: continue
Posted: Sunday 17 Nov 2013 | Activities
At the Maine Chapter Annual Meeting on November 2, Al Mandell was selected as the Maine Chapter “Appie of the Year” for 2013. All was recognized for stepping up to offer kayaking outings and moving the program along to a new level of learning. With his help we were able to offer a free self and assisted kayak rescue course in the spring. He offered several overnight kayak outings with a learning element to them. He has also stepped up to help Young Members offer some more challenging outings and learn new skills. All of this was done within his first year as a Maine Chapter leader! The hand-hewn maple walking stick given to the current Appie of the Year was passed from Kim Sanders (last year’s Appie of the Year) to Al. Please congratulate Al when you see him on the trails and waters!
Posted: Wednesday 13 Nov 2013 | News
Please join us on Tuesday November 12th in Freeport for a presentation by veteran thru-hiker Dan Feldman, a pediatric physical therapist from Portland who has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail and made a good attempt on the Continental Divide Trail. Feldman took the many lessons he learned from these big hikes and put them all into a great new book entitled Long-Distance Hiking. In it he talks about choosing trail food and resupplying; selecting footwear, stoves, sleeping bags and water treatment; preventing and treating injuries; dealing with weather and animals; managing a hiking budget; keeping the right frame of mind and much more. On Tuesday, November 12th, join us for this entertaining program at the Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive in Freeport for a potluck dinner at 6pm and Dan Feldman’s talk and slide show at 7pm. Bring a potluck item to share and your own dinnerware (plate, utensils etc.). Drinks will be available. Or simply come for the talk at 7pm. Both potluck and talk are free and open to the public. FMI, or download a flyer (450 KB PDF).
Posted: Friday 08 Nov 2013 | Activities
Join us on Thursday, November 7 to hear Maine native Wayne Newton share his story of walking non-stop 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. Hiking for five months straight, he walked from Mexico to Canada through seven national parks, including Sequoia, Yosemite, Rainer, and the North Cascades. Hear how he did it and marvel at his great slides. The presentation will be at the Bangor Public Library at 145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401. The presentation will begin at 6:00 pm (no potluck). For more information, please download a flyer (160 KB PDF) or email Meetings and Education Chair . All events are free and open to the public.
Posted: Monday 04 Nov 2013 | Activities
Please join experienced winter leaders Peter Broderick and Laura Flight on Saturday December 14 for an introduction to clothing, gear, snow travel, and taking care of your self in the winter in outdoor settings. Learn to stay warm, dry and functional. There will be a morning indoor session, followed by a pot-luck lunch, and an optional outdoor session in the afternoon. This event is intended as an introduction course for experienced three-season hikers and a refresher for experienced winter adventurers. Although the focus of the workshop is on winter hiking, many of the topics 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 workshop will be held at the Curtis Memorial Library at 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick. Please e-mail (207-215-5306) to register. For more information, download a flyer (2.1 MB PDF). This event is free and open to the public.
Posted: Thursday 31 Oct 2013 | News