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Camden Hills SP hike

Date: Tuesday, January 17

Join us for a hike in one of our favorite state parks. We will hike the back side to Bald Rock for great ocean views. About 1000 foot elevation gain. We can also add the Sky Blue Trail and Cameron Mt. if the group is up to it. Mid morning start with possibility of lunch on the trail. Stop at the Camden Deli after for those interested. Plan on icy conditions - microspikes or similar traction required. Please email leader with info on hiking experience, winter equipment and phone contact to register.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Camden Hills State Park
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Trip Difficulty: Easy/moderate
FMI: Maine Trail Finder map

Morse Mountain Winter Hike

Date: Friday, January 20, 10:00 am - 10:00 am

A great wintertime adventure up a gated road with minimal winter maintenance. We may see the White Mountains from the top of Morse Mountain (180 ft above sea level) and head down to Seawall Beach and enjoy the panoramic views of the ocean and off shore islands. The hills can be extremely slick and icy in the winter. I recommend both grippers on your feet like micro-spikes and a walking stick or ski pole for extra stability. When the wind is up, the beach can be very cold, so bring an extra layer of warmth so that you can enjoy walking up the beach. Join us for an optional pot luck lunch at the leader's house afterwards. Please let me know if you're planning on joining us for lunch after the hike when you register.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Morse Mountain Road, Phippsburg ME
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Susan Levene
Co-Leader: Eric Schade
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: Morse Mountain conservation Area

Explore Portland Trails

Date: Saturday, January 21

Portland trails double header! Begin with a walk in the Fore River Sanctuary and a visit to Jewell Falls, Portland's only natural waterfall. Afterwards, we'll explore the network of Portland Trails behind the Evergreen Cemetery.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Fore River Sanctuary
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9pm) , Lorraine Hussey 207-619-9444 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
FMI: Fore River Sanctuary
FMI: Trails behind Evergreen Cemetery

Cranberry Peak Snowshoe - Stratton Maine

Date: Saturday, January 21

Snowshoe trek to Cranberry Peak near Stratton Maine. Experienced winter hikers with full winter gear needed for fun day in the Maine woods. With car spot we hike from trailhead near Stratton Maine to Cranberry Peak and on to Cranberry Pond and the junction with the Appalachian Trail. We then head south on the AT to route 27. Trip length 8 miles. Incredible views of the Bigelows and beautiful woods walk especially between the peak and the pond. Contact leader for more information.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Stratton Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Tennyson Tappan
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Mount Garfield (Young Members, 20's, 30's)

Date: Saturday, January 21

Join us on this Winter hike to the exposed summit of Mount Garfield, where there are beautiful views of the Pemigewasset Wilderness, including the Bonds, Twins, and the Franconia Ridge. We will be hiking the Garfield trail after hiking in the Gale River Loop road to the trailhead, round-trip 12.4 miles and 3000 feet of elevation gain. Most of the trail has a moderate ascent but there is a steep, rocky ascent near the summit. Winter hiking experience and gear is required for this hike.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Sarah Keats 207-245-2563 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Mariano Scandizzo
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Bretton Woods Cross Country Ski (20's, 30's, Young at Heart)

Date: Sunday, January 22

Join us on a cross country ski trip at Bretton Woods which has beautiful views of the Presidentials and there is a heated yurt on one of the trails. There are beginner trails with rolling hills, flat areas to work on technique, and intermediate and advanced trails as well. Ski rentals are available. We will pick trails that work well for the group. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers are welcome to join us and we will split into different groups based on levels if needed. Plan on bringing a lunch or buying a lunch at the Nordic Center Grille. It is $21 for an all day trail pass. Please see the link below for more info on Bretton Woods. Young Members and the young at heart are welcome to join us! This trip may be moved to a different location depending on snow conditions.

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Adult Member Fee: $21
Adult Non-Member Fee: $21
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Sarah Keats 207-245-2563 (before 9pm) , Marielle Postava-Davignon , Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Beginner-Advanced
FMI: Bretton Woods Nordic Skiing

Sea Dog Brewing Co.~ Young Members Social (Topsham)

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Come out to Sea Dog Brewing Company located in a historic mill in Topsham with picturesque views of the Androscoggin River. You can meet other outdoor minded folks, find out about the Appalachian Mountain Club, and enjoy delicious food and beverages. How better to spend a Wednesday night in the dead of winter? Registration is not required, but I do encourage you to let me know if you are interested, so I have an idea of numbers and space.

Social EventsActivity Categories: Social Events
Location: Seadog Brewing C1 Bowdoin Mill Island #100, Topsham, ME 04086
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kim Sanders

Burnt Mt. Winter Hike

Date: Saturday, January 28

If you have some experience with winter hiking, here's your chance to bag a snow-topped mountain. Mid-winter hike to 3595' summit of Burnt Mountain. Outstanding views of Sugarloaf, Abraham, Crockers, and Bigelows! 6 miles total with vertical rise of 1600'. Good introduction to above-treeline conditions. Comfortable pace, intended for hikers with full winter gear and previous winter hiking experience. Snowshoes and other traction device (i.e. Katoola Micro-Spikes) required.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Carrabassett Valley
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Jeff Aceto 207-650-5674 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Marielle Postava-Davignon
Registrar: Jeff Aceto 207-650-5674 (Before 9 pm.)

X-Country Skiing - Maine Huts and Trails

Date: Sunday, January 29

16 miles on Maine Huts and Trails system including stop at hut at Grand Falls. Suitable for fit intermediate beginners and above skiers. Terrain is moderate for the most part. Trail runs parallel to Dead River. Pass spectacular Grand Falls on the Dead River coming to Grand Falls Hut and returning. We will plan to lunch at the hut where food and drink is available or bring your own.

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Dead River between Grand Falls and Big Eddy trail access.
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Potluck and Presentation: The A.T. in Maine - Beyond Trail Maintenance

Date: Thursday, February 2, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an examination of the behind-the-scenes work undertaken by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Maine A.T. Land Trust and the Maine A.T. Club along with AMC to protect the scenic integrity and hiker experience along the trail in Maine.  Most people are aware of the seasonal trail maintenance work required to keep our trails functioning but there are longer-term threats from increased visitation, sprawl development & energy development that can change and degrade the A.T. experience for future generations. This presentation will focus on three specific solutions --- visitor use management, current land conservation projects & visual impact legislation --- that seek to address these concerns. A fallen tree in the trail may be an easy fix compared to some of these other issues. Claire Polfus, ATC's Resource Manager in Maine, will provide the latest on increasing use in the 100-mile region & Baxter State Park.  Simon Rucker, MATLT Executive Director, will fill us in on the exciting 10,000+-acre conservation easement north of Redington.  Tony Barrett, MATC Executive Committee member, will bring the latest news from Augusta on visual impact legislation and why we need it.  Come February 2nd  to learn about these 'behind the scenes' efforts and to ask your questions about the Appalachian Trail in Maine and how you can get involved. Presentation starts at 7pm. Optional potluck dinner will start at 6pm (please bring a dish to share, help us be green and bring your own cup, plates and silverware). Doors open at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Stan Moody
FMI: ATC
FMI: MATC

Bald Pate Mt. Snowshoe - Great Maine Outdoors Weekend

Date: Saturday, February 4

The trails at Bald Pate Mountain offer scenic views, a forest returning from past timber harvests and ice-storm damage, a unique pitch pine habitat with fragile soils at the summit, and a haven for wildlife. A relatively easy mountain hike with options for a steeper climb up 360' to the top or a gentler longer ascent. Summit at 1100'. Views to Pleasant Mountain and the lakes in the area. A mid morning start with lunch at the top. Snowshoes and traction footwear (like microspikes) required. Please include information about your hiking experience and equipment when contacting leader to register. Also let leader know if you wish to carpool and from what area.

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Bridgton and Sebago
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
FMI: Maine Trail Finder - Bald Pate

Gorman Chairback Lodge Ski Adventure

Date: Saturday, February 4

The Gorman Chairback Lodge Ski Adventure Day Trip is one that will bring in miles of skiing through the Maine 100 mile wilderness. We will ski from the Winter Parking Lot to Gorman Chairback Lodge via the Gorman Lodge Trail covering 7.3 very scenic miles. Upon arriving at the lodge, we will tour the area first and then settle in at the lodge to enjoy our packed trail lunch. Sharing with others and even trading lunches will be allowed. After lunch we will head out and ski 8.3 scenic miles on the Long Pond Trail. Both of the trails will be groomed for classic or back country skis. Back country skis with metal edges work the best on these trails.

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Location: Maine AMC Lodges Greenville Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeanine Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 9PM)
Co-Leader: Cindy Caverly
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate / Advance

Quarry Road Guided Ski Tour - Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

Date: Sunday, February 5

Quarry Road Ski Trails are located just two (2) miles from downtown Waterville. The trails provide outstanding opportunities for cross-country skiing on 6+ miles of world-class groomed Nordic ski trails. Their state-of-the-art snowmaking system ensures an early start to the ski season and reliable snow conditions all winter. Come join us in skiing all the trails Quarry Road. Nordic, skate and back country skis will all work on these trails.

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Adult Member Fee: $10
Adult Non-Member Fee: $10
Location: Waterville, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeanine Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 8PM)
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate
FMI: http://quarryroad.org/

Baldpates - Grafton Notch

Date: Sunday, February 5

Snowshoe to the west and east peaks of Baldpate Mtn. from Grafton Notch. Round trip distance 8 miles , elevation gain of 2,280 ft. Enjoy extensive views of the western Maine mountains and lakes from the East Peak. This is moderate to strenuous hike suitable for experienced winter hikers. Full winter gear including snowshoes with crampons/cleats and crampons or micro spikes are required Contact the trip leader to register and for more information.

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Grafton Notch State Park
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm) , Wayne Newton 207-897-3072 (before 9pm)

Snow Tubing at Seacoast (20s, 30s & Young @ Heart)

Date: Sunday, February 5, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We're going Snow Tubing! Join us at Seacoast Fun Park in Windham, ME for some winter fun. They even make their own snow so no worries on what Mother Nature decides to do. Cost is $20 per person for a Session. Click "Buy Tickets" on the website (http://www.seacoastadventure.com/snow/) or call the Park to reserve for the session on Sunday, February 5 from 2:30 - 4:30pm. Reserve your spot early before it fills up! Optional Happy Hour/ food/drinks at the on-sight Deckhouse Tavern following the tubing. Join us for Tubing, or the Tavern, or both! Let me know you're coming so I know who to look for.

SleddingActivity Categories: Sledding, Social Events
Adult Member Fee: $20
Adult Non-Member Fee: $20
Youth Member Fee: $20
Youth Non-Member Fee: $20
Location: Seacoast Fun Park, 930 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm)
FMI: Seacoast Fun Park - Tickets

The Canada Lynx and Other Northern Wildlife - Can we Protect them from Global Warming?

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

Mark McCollough, Ph.D.  is the lead biologist for the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Northeast for the threatened Canada lynx.  He is working with a team of wildlife biologist to develop recovery strategies for the Canada lynx and other endangered species in response to climate change.  Mark will talk about how warming temperatures and changing snow conditions could present challenges to moose, pine marten, and northern songbirds that live in the North Maine Woods.  By the way, you already know Mark McCollough. He is the artist who created Maine's chickadee and loon license plates.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: Bangor Public Library
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Nancy Jacobson 207-942-4924 (Before 9 pm)

Young Members ~ Vaughan Woods/Hobbit Land ~ Full Moon Rise Walk/Snowshoe

Date: Thursday, February 9

Join us for a Full Moon rise walk/snow shoe at Vaughan Woods, also known as Hobbit Land, in Hallowell Maine. Dinner/Drinks afterwards at the Liberal Cups RSVP if interested! This 166-acre property, owned and managed by the Vaughan Homestead Foundation, has significant historic and natural values and provides open space and recreation. Trails pass several stone bridges and waterfalls along Vaughan Brook.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing, Social Events, Walks
Location: Hallowell
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kim Sanders
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: http://www.facebook.com/HobbitLand207
FMI: http://www.tklt.org/land/vaughan.htm

Little Bigelow Snowshoe/Hike

Date: Saturday, February 11

Snowshoe to the 3,040 ft summit of Little Bigelow. This is a moderate 7 mile out and back hike with 1,920 ft of elevation gain. We will have beautiful, panoramic views of Sugarloaf, the Bigelow Range, and Flagstaff Lake. This is an excellent introduction to snowshoeing in the mountains. Winter gear required.

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Cindy Caverly 207-313-7862 (Before 8pm)
Co-Leader: Marielle Postava-Davignon
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Dinner & Banff Film Festival (YM 20's, 30's & Young @ Heart)

Date: Sunday, February 12, 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for dinner at Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free St in Portland starting at 5pm, before we walk over to The State Theatre for the Banff Mountain Film Festival (doors at the theatre open at 6, show starts at 7pm). RSVP by 2/11 so we can reserve a table at Dogfish that is big enough for the group. Tickets for the film festival are sold at Eastern Mountain Sports, Nomads, Salt Pump, EvoRock & Fitness, State Theater and Port City Music Hall box office or online at: http://www.statetheatreportland.com/event/1396798-banff-mountain-film-festival-portland/ **"Exhilarating and thought provoking, this is a must-see for mountain enthusiasts and those with a spirit of adventure. Through the big screen, audiences can visit remote cultures and the world's last great wild places as well as experiencing footage of adrenaline packed action sports."

Social EventsActivity Categories: Social Events
Adult Member Fee: $18
Adult Non-Member Fee: $18
Location: The Dogfish Bar & Grille, 128 Free Street, Portland, Maine 04101
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm)

SKI MAINE HUTS & TRAILS 4TH ANNUAL

Date: Friday, February 17 - Monday, February 20

Ambience in the Maine Woods: glide through the remote Maine woods on groomed tracks in the historic Flagstaff Lake region & enjoy lodge camaraderie at night at Maine Huts & Trails lodges on our ski adventure: * Visit Flagstaff & Grand Falls huts * Groomed & tracked trails * Daily ski distances for varied abilities from intermediate to advanced * Shuttle bags between huts & car parking * All meals & lodging are included in price The huts are rustic with mixed gender bunk rooms, with state-of-the art off-grid energy facilities for heat, hot water, & showers. Mattresses & pillows are provided. Beer & wine are available for purchase. Bring two bags: one with most of your gear for use overnight, and another to use while skiing. Trails are generally easy to moderate rolling terrain with machine set tracks. Our base tour will be about 20km (intermediate) to 40km (advanced) on groomed tracks in the forest. Itinerary: All distance & elevation information are approximate based on representative maps. The leaders reserve the right to change the itinerary for reasons such as weather, trail conditions, group preference, & other factors. * Friday: meet at 12:00 to drop off bags. Ski from Big Eddy trailhead to Flagstaff hut (distance ~ 7km, ascent ^ 76m, descent v 40m). * Saturday: Halfway Yurt (~ 19km, ^ 193m, v 193m). Advanced option to Poplar hut (~ 38km, ^ 344m, v 344m). * Sunday: Grand Falls hut (~ 19km, ^ 123m, v 156m). * Monday: Big Eddy trailhead (~ 13km, ^ 74m, v 76m). Distance & pace are on the higher side, conditions are unpredictable in remote area, therefore we rate this is an intermediate-advanced trip for capable day skiers comfortable with being out in the woods all day without external support. Your best skis are double camber, narrow touring center skis in the profile range of 65/46-55/42-60/44 profile so they will fit in cut tracks and allow for nice kick and glide. Trip is co-listed with Rami Haddad from AMC Boston Chapter.

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Adult Member Fee: $565
Adult Non-Member Fee: $590
Location: Flagstaff Lake trailhead
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Sarah Keats 207-756-4226 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Rami Haddad
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced
FMI: Trip Policy
FMI: Trail Map

North and South Crocker - Carrabassett Valley

Date: Saturday, February 18

Two 4000 footers in winter. Snowshoe North and South Crocker via the AT south. North peak of Crocker (4,228 ft) is 5.5 miles with 2,500 feet of elevation gain with South Crocker an additional 1 mile and 250 feet of elevation gain for a total of 13 miles and 3,750 feet elevation. Strenuous hike for experienced winter hikers with full winter gear. Contact the trip leader for details.

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Carrabassett Valley
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Rick Charity

Hike Heald & Bradley Ponds Preserve

Date: Saturday, February 18

6 mile hike to three mountains in Lovell, Maine. Join us for the lovely views from Whiting Hill(801), Amos Mtn(955) and Flat Hill (891). No dogs please.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Lovell, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9:00pm) , Lorraine Hussey 207-619-9444 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: Greater Lovell Land Trust
FMI: Description of hike and driving directions

Potluck and Presentation: The Allagash Wilderness Waterway

Date: Thursday, March 2, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

In 1994, Sheila and Dean Bennett produced a small booklet for the Bureau of Parks and Recreation, Maine Department of Conservation, that visitors to the waterway could take with them on their trips. The following is excerpted from that booklet: "The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is a 92-mile-long protected stretch of lake, shore, and river corridor established in 1966 by the Maine State Legislature and managed by Maine Bureau of Parks and Recreation, Department of Conservation. Set in the middle of a working forest, the Waterway includes a 400- to 800-foot state-owned restricted zone within a privately owned forest . . . . Managed to conserve the Allagash's natural beauty and undeveloped character, the Allagash Wilderness Waterway was the first state-administered component of the National Wild and Scenic River System. . . . "This remote and isolated river corridor is perhaps the most diverse of our northeastern waterways. . . . But perhaps more importantly, it is a place where you can still capture the essence of the great north woods and experience the feeling of an earlier, more primitive time." Sheila and Dean Bennett invite you to a PowerPoint presentation of a 100-mile canoe trip through this place in the wild which is full of mystery, history, and beauty. They have been paddling this river since 1976 and have much to share. Presentation starts at 7pm. Optional potluck dinner will start at 6pm (please bring a dish to share, help us be green and bring your own cup, plates and silverware). Doors open at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Stan Moody
FMI: Allagash Wilderness Waterway

North & South Kinsman (20's, 30's & Young @ Heart)

Date: Saturday, March 4

Here's your chance to bag 2 4k's in Winter. We will hike North and South Kinsman with a possible stop at the Lonesome Lake Hut along the way. The trip is mostly in the woods until approaching South Kinsman, with an outlook near North Kinsman, South Kinsman is completely exposed affording sweeping views on a clear day. This trip is 10 miles rt out-and-back with 3,550 ft elevation gain. You MUST have recent winter hiking experience with similar mileage and elevation gain and appropriate winter hiking gear required. This hike is listed as "Young Members - 20's & 30's) but is open to ALL. Limit 8 participants and 2 leaders.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: North Kinsman Mountain, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm) , Marielle Postava-Davignon
Trip Difficulty: Strenous

Claybrook Mountain Lodge Ski Week

Date: Sunday, March 5, 3:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Have you ever thought about checking out the new Maine Huts and Trails system but the thought of carrying an overnight backpack didn't appeal to you??? We have the solution for you! Join us for a week of great cross country skiing on the Maine Huts and Trails system of well-maintained trails. We'll have the opportunity, weather permitting, to visit each of the 4 huts without the burden of large backpacks. Enjoy the luxury of skiing with just a small daypack while enjoying the magnificent trails and scenery in the Bigelow area. Our accommodations will be in shared twin or triple rooms at the Claybrook Mountain Lodge in Highland Plantation. The lodge is owned by Greg, a certified EMT and Maine Guide, and his wife Pat. Pat is a fantastic cook who will spoil us with her homemade bread, muffins, cookies and multi course meals. Made to order breakfast, trail lunches and dinner are included in the trip fee. All meals from supper on Sunday March 5th (day of arrival) through and including lunch on Friday the 10th (day of departure). We will eat our trail lunch at one of the MHT huts whenever possible, so we can purchase hot food items there as well. The Claybrook Lodge has twin and triple rooms located on 2 levels; with a shared bath on each floor. There is also a living room area on each floor and a large wood stove on the 1st floor. The facility is clean, cozy and rustic surrounded by an array of mountain peaks. Cost of $815 covers accommodations in a comfortable family run lodge, all meals including trail lunches, and guiding Monday through Thursday with Greg. This trip tends to fill up quickly so plan on applying early in order to guarantee your spot!

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Snowshoeing
Adult Member Fee: $815
Adult Non-Member Fee: $815
Location: Claybrook Mountain Lodge, Highland Plantation, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Ginette Beaudoin 207-294-6302 (before 9pm) , Ginette Beaudoin 207-294-6302 (before 9pm)
Registrar: Ginette Beaudoin
Trip Difficulty: moderate

Utah - A magical landscape: canyons, sandstone sculptures, red rock and so much more..

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

AMC members Michelle and Stan Moody spent 5 months traveling from Maine to the Rockies with many stops along the way. However, one of the highlights of their journey was spending over a month exploring Utah. This not only included the very well known and popular Zion, Bryce, Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef National Parks but lesser know spots like Nine Mile Canyon, the San Rafael Swell, Little Wild Horse and Bell Canyons, Goblin State Park, Wire Pass and Bucksin Gulch, Grand Escalante National Monument including Spooky Canyon, and Natural Bridges National Monument - to name a few of the other wonderful places in Utah. Come join them in a photo review of some of these highlights including petroglyphs and pictographs from ancient native peoples. Journey with them through a canyon so narrow they had to walk sideways and not take a deep breath to avoid getting stuck.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: Bangor Public Library
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Nancy Jacobson 207-942-4924 (Before 9 pm)

The Maine Woods Initiative: the history, development and management objectives of 70,000 acres of AMC land in northern Maine with Steve Tatko, Land Manager for MWI

Date: Thursday, April 6, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

As AMC's most ambitious conservation project, the Maine Woods Initiative has afforded the club with a tremendous opportunity to practice what it preaches at a landscape scale in one of the most important conservation regions in Maine.  Combining sustainable forestry, world-class recreational facilities and trails, and ecological restoration, AMC has been pioneering a new model of conservation ownership in Maine.  With a land base of 70,000 acres or about 100 square miles, AMC's Land Manager will reflect on the first decade of AMC's ownership and what lies ahead.    Steve Tatko was born and raised in Willimantic, ME to a fifth generation slate mining family. At a young age he started working for the family business and gained firsthand experience with logging, road building, and business management skills. He was also a history major and became a Registered Maine Forester.  He has worked for AMC since 2012.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: Bangor Public Library
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Nancy Jacobson 207-942-4924 (Before 9pm)