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The 1940 National Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Championship in Maine with Zip Kellogg

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ZIP Kellogg, renowned author and canoeist, will present a 20 minute film from the 1940 National Whitewater Championship which was held on the Rapid River in western Maine. He searched for the film over the course of 30 years and finally found it through a twist of fate. You can see the techniques, equipment, the flips and swims (if they were different) from that era and hear the story behind the film.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: Bangor Public Library
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Nancy Jacobson

Penobscot and Sargent Mountains in Acadia National Park - Young Members

Date: Saturday, June 4

Come experience the beauty of one of the country's top rated National Parks. We will be hiking ~8.4 miles (1300' elevation gain) out and back, on the Penobscot Mountain Trail and Sargent Mountain South Ridge trail. Both Penobscot (1.194') and Sargent (1,373') Mountains have breathtaking open ridge views along the way, and 360-degree views at the summit. This hike is rated moderate difficulty, and we will hike at a moderate pace. If folks are interested, we can also have an after-hike popover snack at the historic Jordan Pond House. This hike will be led by the Maine Chapter Young Members, but the young at heart are also welcome. Hope to see you there!

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Marielle Postava-Davignon , Sarah Keats
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Bald Pate and Foster Pond Lookout

Date: Saturday, June 4

Two lovely trails in Loon Echo Preserve in South Bridgton, ME. Views from summit. 750' gain, About 4 miles. Hike to Bald Pate summit (1150') overlooking the lake region of western Maine. Go down with a hike to Foster Pond Lookout for more 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 and those seeking a taste of nature's tranquility.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: South Bridgton, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 8:30pm) , Lorraine Hussey 207-619-9444 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: Loon Echo Land Trust - description, driving directions and trail map

Trail Maintenance - Downeast Island

Date: Saturday, June 4

This National Trails Day event is co sponsored by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. We will shuttle volunteers to Babson Island and Bear Island in the Eggemogon Reach via 19 foot skiff. Work will consist of expanding and clearing the hiking corridors on these two well protected, easily accessed, heavily used and wild feeling islands. NTD16

Trail WorkActivity Categories: Trail Work
Location: Brooklin, ME
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Jeff Pengel

Hike Mt. Redington and the Crockers

Date: Saturday, June 4

This is the perfect hike if you want to cross Redington off your 4,000 footer list. We will hike the AT where it intersects Caribou Valley Road, to the summit of South Crocker and take the unmaintained path to Redington. We will go out and back on the same trail and, if time permits and the group would like, we can hit North Crocker on the way back. This will be a challenging hike for experienced hikers only. The trail to Redington, although well-used, is not marked and we could be bushwhacking in some areas, meaning that the one mile from the summit of South Crocker to Redington could take longer than you are accustomed to.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Redington, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Cindy Caverly 207-465-9097 (Before 8pm)
Co-Leader: Sue Surabian
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Alpine Garden Hike

Date: Saturday, June 11

Join us on our annual hike to the Alpine Garden. We will carpool up the Mt. Washington Auto Road and hike down the Huntington Ravine Trail to the Alpine Garden Trail. During our hike along the Alpine Garden Trail to the Lion Head Trail, we will see Alpine plants such as Diapensia, Alpine Azalea and Lapland Rosebay. The hike is 2.4 miles roundtrip and is easy to moderate in difficulty. Afterwards, we will drive to the top of Mt. Washington and explore that area.

ConservationActivity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Photography
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peg Nation 207-583-2720 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: JoAnne Diller 207-647-2117 (Before 9:00 pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Self and Assisted Kayak Rescue Course - Range Pond

Date: Saturday, June 11

Time to get ready to be safe on the water while kayaking. Join Maine Chapter leaders in this fun day of learning. We will cover the basics of wet exits, self rescue with a few different methods and assisted rescue with a partner. We'll go over gear, safety issues and maybe throw in a few paddle strokes and techniques. Morning learning session and afternoon for more learning and/or a paddle outing on the lake. Please email registrar with boat info including length, gear normally carried and level of experience.

PaddlingActivity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Range Pond
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Albert Mandell , Stan Moody
Trip Difficulty: Easy/moderate
FMI: Range Pond

Map and Compass training

Date: Saturday, June 11

Map and Compass training

Instruction (Skills)Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Freeport, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Roger David

Quoddy Loop Bicycle Tour

Date: Wednesday, June 15 - Sunday, June 19

Come join us for a classic five-day self-supported bicycle tour of Downeast's beautiful Passamaquoddy Bay June 15th through June 19th, 2016. Enjoy the stunning scenery while riding and camping in good company. Participants are responsible for their own camping gear, cooking, food and all expenses (NO SAG vehicle). Participants will need to have the right bike, the right gear and be in good physical condition to enjoy this trip. For a quality experience, this tour is limited to eight people, including the leader and co-leader. We plan to depart Machias, Maine early on June 15th and make our way around the Bay with overnight primitive camping at Cobscook Bay State Park (near Whiting, ME), Oak Bay Campground (near Oak Bay, NB), Deer Island Point Park (on Deer Island, NB) and Sunset Point Campground (near Lubec, ME). We also plan take a ferry twice, once from L'etete, NB to Deer Island, NB and once from Deer Island, NB to Campobello Island, NB. The pace will be moderate and mileage will total around 190 miles with the average day being about 40 miles and the longest day being close to 50 miles. Please note that the route and mileage may vary due to trip logistics and unforeseen circumstances. To participate, you will need a touring bicycle configured to carry all of the gear you need for five days camping in coastal Maine and New Brunswick during the early summer (it can be wet and chilly). In addition to having a touring bicycle and camping gear, all participants must wear helmets and bright clothing, have their bicycles in good repair, carry a spare tube and essential tools and ride responsibly. A list of suggested gear is available. As for food, one of the best things about loaded touring is eating everything in sight. We will eat at restaurants and buy food in stores when available, but bringing personal food along for several lunches and dinners and all breakfasts is essential. Participants are responsible for all expenses, which are estimated to be about $250-$300 for the trip. We will be entering and exiting Canada, so you will need a passport. The tour will be led by Steve Robe and co-led by Jeanine Libby. Both Jeanine and Steve have years of bicycle touring experience, are Wilderness First Aid Certified and are approved AMC Tour Leaders. For more information, please contact Steve Robe at steve.robe@hotmail.com.

Bicycling - TouringActivity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Child Non-Member Fee: $Participants are responsible for all expenses, which are estimated to be about $250-$300 for the trip.
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Stephen Robe
Co-Leader: Jeanine Libby

White Mountain Step-Into-Summer Hut to Hut Hike

Date: Sunday, June 19 - Wednesday, June 22

This hike will be a great way to transition into summer. It involves three days of hiking up, across, over, and down the major peaks of the Presidential Mountains, with much of the time above tree line. Hikers enjoy the combination of active outdoor experience with comforts of prepared meals and a bunk at the huts. Experience the solitude of the mountains, and an adventure with like-minded folks. We will meet the evening of Sunday, June 19 at Pinkham Notch to enjoy a meal, deal with last minute details, and an overnight stay at Joe Dodge Lodge. Monday we will shuttle to the trail head and hike up to Madison Hut. Tuesday we will be above tree line, scampering over to Lakes of the Clouds Hut for our second and final night in the mountains. On our last day, we will summit Mt. Washington, weather and energy permitting, then circle back to Pinkham Notch. Average distance per day: 6 miles. Average pack weight: 20 pounds. Meals and lodging provided via the huts: $ Maximum participants: 6 Level of physical challenge: 5 to 8 hours of hiking on varied terrain, including some steep up/down hiking. Strenuous. For more information contact emilyjfdavis@ gmail.com

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Adult Member Fee: $287
Adult Non-Member Fee: $336
Child Non-Member Fee: $Lodging and meals at Joe Dodge Lodge, Madison Hut, and Lakes of the Clouds Hut
Location: Pinkham Notch, White Mountains, New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Emily Davis 207-542-2824 (before 9 p.m.)

Young Members Summer Social Potluck and Full Moon Walk

Date: Monday, June 20, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Come join us at beautiful Gilsland Farm in Falmouth for an evening of fun! Whether you are a long standing AMC member, new to the group, or just want to meet new people, this is the event for you! Bring a potluck item to share and BYOB. After the potluck, we will walk around the property as the sun sets and the moon rises. Potluck 6-730 Walk 730-9. RSVP not required, but encouraged! Feel free to come and go, as your schedule allows. There will be a raffle door prize!

Social EventsActivity Categories: Social Events, Walks
Location: Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth ME 04105
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kim Sanders

Sea Kayaking Warren Island and Islesboro Maine

Date: Friday, June 24 - Sunday, June 26

Sea kayaking weekend on the Coast of Maine at Warren Island State Park. Group tent site reserved. Trip is suited for advanced beginners and above paddlers who are trained in wet exit self and group rescue and who are comfortable with a 3 mile open water paddle from Lincolnville to Warren Island. Plan to explore Islesboro by water and possibly on foot. Contact leader for details.

Paddling - Sea KayakingActivity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Warren Island State Park
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)

Hike, Bike and Boat

Date: Friday, June 24, 6:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come join in on a fun filled weekend of hiking, biking and boating. We will be staying in the bunk house at Gorman Chairback Lodge for the weekend's events. Friday night arrive in time to meet everyone prior to sitting down for dinner - served at 6:00 p.m. Saturday we will plan to hike Third Mountain and if time allows, do a paddle on the pond later in the day. More fun to come as we rise the next morning to prepare for the 19.5 mile Bike and Boat ride to benefit Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital patient care. The bike ride will begin in Greenville and go to Rockwood and then we will return aboard the historic Katahdin vessel for a breathtaking boat ride back to Greenville. While on the boat live music will be playing and lunch will be served. Come join us for the weekend or for the day. The costs for the weekend totals $184 plus 9% tax for the bunkhouse - if you want to do a cabin, you may with additional costs. Built into this fee includes all your meals: Two Dinners, Two Breakfasts and Two Lunches. As we will be participating in the fund raiser for CA Dean Hospital, you will need to register separately for the bike and boat ride. The registration fee totals $25 and remember to sign up for the AMC Bike Team. http://www.cadean.org/About-Us/News/2016/Join-us-for-the-eighth-annual-Bike-and-Boat-to-ben.aspx Weekend Trip at Gorman Chairback Lodge totals: $184 plus tax Bike and Boat Benefit Ride: $25 pre-registration fee

BicyclingActivity Categories: Bicycling, Hiking
Child Non-Member Fee: $Two Dinners, Two Breakfasts and Two Lunches plus snacks. Cookies and Tea.
Location: Greenville, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeanine Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 9PM)
Co-Leader: David Axelman
Registrar: Jeanine M. Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 9:00 p.m.)

Cutler Coast Beginner Backpack (Young Members - 20's & 30's)

Date: Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26

Cutler Coast is a mellow loop trail that takes hikers to a unique part of the Maine coast line. The first day is spent hiking along the shore line with luscious forests on your right and steep cliffs falling away into the ocean on your left. There are five campsites along the water anywhere from three to five miles down the trail. All the sites are wonderful and well within earshot of the natural melody of crashing waves. Due to the lack of reservations the group size will be limited to 8 people to help preserve the area while not disturbing other people looking to enjoy the beauty of Cutler Coast. This event is geared toward Young Members (20's & 30's) but is open to ALL.

BackpackingActivity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: Cutler Coast
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Denise Fredette
Co-Leader: Ryan Shanley
FMI: Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land

Cathance River to Head of Tide Paddle

Date: Friday, July 1

Join us for a leisurely paddle up the Cathance River from Bowdoinham to the Head of Tide in Topsham. This is a relatively wide river with very few houses so has a nice wild feel to it and makes for a relaxing outing. There can be wind at times so longer boats are best. Watch for wildlife on the way. We will go up with the tide and stop at the Head of Tide Park for lunch. There is a set of stairs up to the park. Boats will need to be tied out. Takes a bit of maneuvering but we've done it before. Nice waterfall to paddle up to at the park. We gear this to the over 55 crowd but everyone is welcome to join us. Knowledge of self and assisted rescue encouraged. Must wear pfd. Please include info on boat you are planning to bring and safety equipment you carry when contacting registrar.

PaddlingActivity Categories: Paddling
Location: Bowdoinham
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Trip Difficulty: moderate

sea kayaking, Androscoggin River

Date: Saturday, July 9, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

From the Water St. boat launch in Brunswick we will paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. We'll watch for ospreys and eagles. Bring a lunch, sun screen, bug spray. If the downstream flow from the dam is strong due to recent rain, we will go to another nearby location. An after paddle option will be gathering on the veranda at the Seadog in Topsham for refreshments. Rain date is Sunday July 10. Trip difficulty: moderate

Paddling - Sea KayakingActivity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Water St town landing (Delorme Map 6)
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)

Trail Work -Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins-July11-14, 2016

Date: Monday, July 11 - Thursday, July 14

Trail work trip to the Maine Woods Initiative/100 mile Wilderness area. Lodging at Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins. Under the direction of Steve Tatko, Land Manager and his staff, we will pull a couple of slips out of the AMC job jar and go to work. Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins is located on beautiful Long Pond and near to the Appalachian Trail, The Hermitage and Gulf Hagas. When we are not working we can visit all three and more in this northern Maine woods paradise. Come work, hike, paddle, swim or just relax after a day of trail work in support of the AMC mission. Did I mention the delicious meals and beautiful lodge? Contact leader for further information.

Trail WorkActivity Categories: Trail Work
Location: Township 7 Range 9
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registrar: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (Before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Regular bi-monthly Executive Committee meeting

Date: Thursday, July 14, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This is a regular bi-monthly meeting of the Maine Chapter Executive Committee. All members are welcome to attend to find out what we are planning! Contact a committee member for building access instructions if you have not attended before. Meeting at 6:30pm at LL Bean facility in Brunswick.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: LL Bean, 8 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick ME 04011-7314
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Doug Chamberlin 978-761-3815 (6-9pm)

Fourth Annual Inter-chapter YM Rangeley Camping Weekend

Date: Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 17

Join us for some summer fun and FREE camping at Rangeley Lake State Park! The Maine Young Members group is hosting our Fourth Annual Inter-Chapter Maine camping weekend! Come and meet folks from all over New England. There are plenty of hiking trails and mountains in the area, including many 4k's. You can join us on a hike led by one of our volunteer leaders or go off on your own day adventure. We have a group site on the lake, so you can cool off with a swim or bring a canoe or kayak and go paddling (canoes also available to rent) and relax by the fire at night. Potluck dinner Sat night.

CampingActivity Categories: Camping
Location: Rangeley Lake State Park
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Sarah Keats 207-756-4226 (before 9pm) , Denise Fredette
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: Rangeley Lake State Park

Beginner Backpack

Date: Saturday, July 16 - Sunday, July 17

This backpack is in conjunction with the introduction to backpacking workshop and is for hikers new to backpacking or those who would just like to spend an overnight at this beautiful high elevation pond. We will hike to Horns Pond from the Stratton Brook Road via the Horns Pond Trail on Saturday (4.8 mi.), camp at the Horns Pond Campsite on Saturday night, returning to the Stratton Brook Road via the AT on Sunday (5.4 mi.). A hike to South and North Horn will also be available as time permits. A tent and camping gear is required for this trip. Contact the trip leaders to register and for more information.

BackpackingActivity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Bigelow preserve
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm) , Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)

Mt. Abraham Hike (Young Members - 20's & 30's)

Date: Saturday, July 16

We will hike Mt. Abraham (a Maine 4,000 footer) via the Firewarden's Trail. Rt 8 miles, approx. 3,200 elevation gain. The summit of this mountain has outstanding 360 degree views. This alpine zone is 2nd in size only to Katahdin in Maine. This hike is happening in conjunction with Rangeley Camping Weekend http://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/89061 This hike is listed as Young Members (20's & 30's & Young at Heart) but is open to ALL.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mt. Abraham Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm)

Introduction to White Water Paddling

Date: Friday, July 22, 7:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for introductory white water paddling instruction by Mahoosuc Guide Service (www.mahoosuc.com) on the Androscoggin River in Errol, New Hampshire Course is from 7:30 PM Friday July 22 to 4 PM Sunday July 24 This course is for people with little or no whitewater canoeing experience. It is also highly recommended for anyone who has no formal training in whitewater technique. The course includes instruction on the following topics: canoe design and handling properties, whitewater strokes, whitewater equipment, safety, self-rescue, group management, throw bag use, river hazards, river reading and scouting, paddle signals, and maneuvers, including eddy turns, peel outs, ferries, side slips, and surfing. Lodging and meals are provided at the Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge in North Newry include lodging Friday & Saturday, breakfast Sat & Sun, supper Sat. Bring your own sleeping bag and trail lunch for Sat & Sun. Course instructor is Kevin Slater with the Mahoosuc Guide Service Canoes, paddling and safety equipment will be provided by Mahoosuc Guide Service. AMC discounted price for the course of $250. A non- refundable deposit of $100 is required at the time of registration with the balance due 2 weeks prior to the trip date. Registration deadline for this trip is June 3rd. To register contact the trip leader.

Paddling - WhitewaterActivity Categories: Paddling - Whitewater
Adult Member Fee: $250
Adult Non-Member Fee: $250
Location: Newry
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm)

Sea kayaking, New Meadows River

Date: Saturday, August 13, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

From the Sawyer Park boat launch, we'll paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. Bring a lunch, sun screen, bug spray. About 5 hours or so. We'll watch for ospreys and eagles. An after paddle option will be gathering on the veranda at the Seadog for refreshments. If weather conditions are not good, we'll go Sunday, August 14. Trip difficulty: moderate.

Paddling - Sea KayakingActivity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Sawyer Park boat launch Brunswick ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)

Imp Face Loop Hike (YM - 20's & 30's & Young @ Heart)

Date: Friday, August 19

Start the weekend off with The Imp Face Loop Hike. This hike is approx. 6.4 miles round trip and 1,900 ft elevation gain with some awesome views of the White Mountains. This hike is considered moderate. You should have recent mountain hiking experience. 4 participant min. Optional stop at a nearby swimming hole following the hike. This hike is happening in conjunction with Barnes Field Camping Weekend (NH YM) and is geared towards Young Members (20's & 30's) but is open to ALL.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm)

Sea kayaking on New Meadows River

Date: Saturday, August 27, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

From the Sawyer Park boat launch, we'll paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. Bring a lunch, sun screen, bug spray. About 5 hours or so. We'll watch for ospreys and eagles. An after paddle option will be gathering on the veranda at the Seadog for refreshments. If weather conditions are not good, we'll go Sunday, August 28th. Trip difficulty: moderate.

Paddling - Sea KayakingActivity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Sawyer Park, Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)

Regular bimonthly Executive Committee meeting

Date: Thursday, September 8, 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is a regular bi-monthly meeting of the Maine Chapter Executive Committee. All members are welcome to attend to find out what we are planning! Contact a committee member for building access instructions if you have not attended before. Meeting at 6:30pm at LL Bean facility in Brunswick.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: LL Bean, 8 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick ME 04011-7314
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Doug Chamberlin 978-761-3815 (6-9pm)

Weekend Getaway: Art & Outdoors Combined!

Date: Friday, September 9, 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

This time away will provide time to combine gently facilitated experiences doing artwork alongside hikes or walks in any combination that works for you. We will stay just outside the north end of Baxter State Park, affectionately known as 'The Quiet Side-" where less traffic and more wilderness is available. With the comforts of a bed and meals provided at Mt. Chase Lodge, participants will determine how to structure their time between a range of wonderful foliage walks or hikes departing from the South Branch campground, and artistic endeavors including drawing and printmaking in a welcoming space at the lodge. Participants do not need to be skilled artists or accomplished hikers. Enthusiasm for artistic expression and a moderate fitness level is required. Holly Berry is a graphic artist, illustrator, and printmaker. She will provide materials, as well as structure as needed for artistic endeavors of individual choice. Hikes and walks will be led by Emily Davis, AMC Maine Trip Leader. Hikes and walks will be determined by weather as well as the energy and interest of individual participants. Minimum participants: 7 Maximum participants: 10. Cost includes lodging and meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, and facilitator expenses: $225. There is also a $10 materials fee. An extended stay is available through Monday morning for an additional $69. Driving times: Boston to Mt. Chase Lodge, Patten Maine: 5 hours Portland to Mt. Chase Lodge, Patten, Maine: 3 hours Bangor to Mt. Chase Lodge, Patten, Maine: 1 hour 10 minutes For more information, contact emilyjfdavis@gmail.com

Activity Categories: Cultural, Hiking, Walks
Adult Member Fee: $200
Adult Non-Member Fee: $200
Child Non-Member Fee: $Lodging and meals from Friday dinner to Sunday afternoon, as well as resident artist workshop, guided walks/hikes. Optional: Sunday night lodging with dinner and breakfast: $69 p/p.
Location: Mt. Chase Lodge, Patten, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Emily Davis 207-542-2824 (Before 9 p.m.)

Morse Mt-Sewall Beach Conservation Area

Date: Saturday, September 24

4 mile walk to small mountain and spectacular beach. Group size limited. No dogs allowed. Great birding.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Phippsburg, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 8:30 pm) , Lorraine Hussey 207-619-9444 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: blog with description, pictures and directions to hike

Boundary Work -Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins-MWI Maine

Date: Friday, October 7 - Monday, October 10

With dozens of miles of property lines, the AMC in Maine has lots of boundary marking to maintain. Join us for this unusual and fun activity. Bring your old work clothes ( there is paint involved) and try something new. Help us maintain the boundary lines that define AMC property in the northern Maine woods. Stay at historic Little Lyford Pond Lodge and Cabins and experience the best of the old and the new. Comfortable bunkhouse, newly renovated lodge, fabulous meals and unbeatable hospitality. Oh and by the way, few biting insects and peak foliage season. To learn more contact leader.

Trail WorkActivity Categories: Trail Work
Location: Bowdoin College Grant East
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registrar: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (Before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Trail Work -Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins-Oct 7-10, 2016

Date: Friday, October 7 - Monday, October 10

So many trails, so few volunteers. Join us in the 100 Mile Wilderness as we help build and maintain hiking trails near the MWI lodges. We may continue work on the Henderson Brook Trail which connects Gorman Chairback Lodge with the Appalachian Trail. Join others in the effort to complete the "hardening" process on this beautiful trail that follows Henderson Brook as it descends to the Pleasant River. We stay in the comfortable bunkhouse, eat very well in the lodge and enjoy downtime admiring the peak foliage and exploring the woods and waters nearby.

Trail WorkActivity Categories: Trail Work
Location: Township 7 Range 9
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

AMC Leader Training Workshop

Date: Saturday, October 15, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Falmouth ME. Join experienced Maine AMC Leaders and AMCs 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 AMCs requirement for chapter trip leader training.

Leadership TrainingActivity Categories: Leadership Training
Location: 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth, ME 04105
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm)

Regular bi-monthly Executive Committee meeting

Date: Thursday, November 10, 6:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This is a regular bi-monthly meeting of the Maine Chapter Executive Committee. All members are welcome to attend to find out what we are planning! Contact a committee member for building access instructions if you have not attended before. Meeting at 6:30pm at LL Bean facility in Brunswick.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: LL Bean, 8 Industrial Parkway, Brunswick ME 04011-7314,
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Doug Chamberlin 978-761-3815 (6-9pm)

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
Child Non-Member Fee: $Accommodations, 4 days of guiding with a certified Maine Guide and all meals from Sunday night dinner to Friday lunch.
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