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Mt. Crawford (3119 feet)

Date: Saturday, June 3

5 mile hike via Davis Path to open summit. Elevation gain 2100 feet.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Hadley's Purchase, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9pm) , Lorraine Hussey 207-619-9444 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: Hike Description and Driving Directions

Little Bigelow Loop HIke

Date: Saturday, June 3

This is a 9 mile loop hike starting at E. Flagstaff Rd., hiking southbound on the AT over the Little Bigelow summit to Safford Notch, then the Safford Brook Trail to E. Flagstaff Rd. where we will have spotted cars. The elevation gain is ~ 1750 ft. We will hike at a moderate pace and finish in ~ 9 hours. The views from the summit and along the trail are magnificent, encompassing Flagstaff Lake, Sugarloaf, and the entire Bigelow Range. A great hike to kick off your summer hiking season!

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Cindy Caverly 207-313-7862 (Before 8pm) , Susan Surabian
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Maine Hikes and Tales with Aislinn

Date: Thursday, June 8, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Aislinn Sarnacki is an outdoor reporter for the Bangor Daily News and author of the new guidebook "Family Friendly Hikes in Maine," just released by Down East Books. For the BDN, Aislinn writes a weekly column (and blog with videos) about Maine trails, as well as stories about wildlife, conservation and low-impact outdoor recreation. She will talk about some of her favorite trails from her new book and also plans to tell some entertaining stories about observing wildlife, hiking solo and endeavoring to Leave No Trace. Her presentation will include photos and video clips, a Q&A session, and book signing.

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

Cutler Coast Beginner Backpack (20's, 30's & Young @ Heart)

Date: Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11

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 listed as Young Members (20's & 30's & Young @ Heart) but is open to ALL.

BackpackingActivity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land Maine
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm) , Sarah Keats 207-756-4226 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Beginner

Alpine Garden Hike

Date: Saturday, June 10, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Experience the beauty of the Alpine Garden. We will carpool up the Mt. Washington Auto Road and hike down the Huntington Ravine Trail to the Alpine Garden Trail. Along the Alpine Garden Trail to the Lion Head Trail, we will be observing the many plants that grow in the harsh environment of Mt. Washington. The hike is 2.4 mi RT. Post hike, we'll drive to the top of Mt. Washington.

ConservationActivity Categories: Conservation, Hiking, Photography
Location: White Mountains
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peg Nation 207-583-2720 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate

First Self-Supported Tour- Belfast to Camden Hills State Park and back

Date: Saturday, June 10, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join Jeanine and Steve for a two-day self-supported bicycle tour through the scenic mid-coast region of Maine. This tour will start Saturday morning in beautiful Belfast and we will bike 20 miles through the charming countryside to Camden Hills State Park with rest stops along the way. We will camp at the Park Saturday night and enjoy what the Camden area has to offer. We will depart the Park Sunday morning and bike a spectacular 17-mile coastal route back to Belfast with several fascinating stops along the way. Please note that this is a self-supported loaded tour and that participants are responsible for all expenses including personal expenses, food and campsite fees. The tour will be June 10 and 11, 2017 and will start and end in Belfast, Maine. Please contact Jeanine or Steve for details or if you have any questions.

Bicycling - TouringActivity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Location: Camden, The Jewel of Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Stephen Robe , Jeanine Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 9PM)
Registration is required for this activity.

Self and Assisted Kayak Rescue Course - Range Pond

Date: Saturday, June 17

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. If we have enough energy left, we may spend the afternoon for more learning and/or a paddle outing on the lake. Please email registrar with boat info including length, gear normally carried, level of experience and a phone contact. Park fee is currently (Maine Residents) $6 for adults , free for senior 65+, (Non-residents) $8, seniors $2

Instruction (Skills)Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills), Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Range Pond
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Albert Mandell , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Michelle Moody
Trip Difficulty: Easy/moderate
FMI: Range Pond

Speckled mountain

Date: Saturday, June 17

The summit of Speckled Mt. consists of open ledges with excellent views. We will ascend the Blueberry Trail and descend via Bickford Brick Trail. The distance is approximately 8.2 miles RT.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Evans Notch.
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Susan Surabian
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Advanced

Island Trail Maintenance

Date: Saturday, June 17, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join the AMC & the Maine Coast Heritage Trust for an island trail maintaining adventure (or some such)! Work to maintain the trails of Big Bear Island and Big Babson Island off the coast of Deer Isle in the Eggemoggin Reach, a region famous for its scenic sailing and fair weather boating opportunities. These undeveloped islands are open to the public and have trail systems that navigate the entire shoreline of the island. Work on these project days will be focused on maintaining the corridor and potentially reopening some vistas that have grown in in the past years. All tools will be provided but please bring: at least 2 liters of water, foul weather gear, lunch and a snack, a hat, sunglasses, work gloves, a day pack, and a sense of humor. We will meet at the town dock on Naskeag Point in Brooklin Maine. From there will be a short fifteen minute boat ride through protected waters to our destination. Limited to 5 participants per trip. All particpants should be able to stoop, kneel, bend, lift forty pounds, and walk on uneven terrain. The hiking trails are of moderate to easy skill level.

ConservationActivity Categories: Conservation
Location: Brooklin Maine
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Jeff Pengel 207-446-8290 (evenings only before 9 pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Sea Kayaking, Brunswick. New Meadows River

Date: Saturday, June 17, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

From the Sawyer Park boat launch in Brunswick, we'll paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. 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 in Topsham for refreshments. Trip difficulty: moderate. If weather is unfavorable we will go on Sunday June 18th

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)
Registration is required for this activity.

Cathance River to Head of Tide Paddle

Date: Wednesday, June 21

Come celebrate the start of summer with us. 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 it 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, level of experience and safety equipment you carry when contacting registrar.

PaddlingActivity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Flatwater
Location: Bowdoinham
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: moderate

Hike, Bike and Boat Weekend June 23 - June 25

Date: Friday, June 23 - Sunday, June 25

Come join in on a fun filled weekend of hiking, biking and boating. We will be staying in the bunk house at Little Lyford 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 Gulf Hagas during the day and view the breathtaking waterfalls. This is known as the "Grand Canyon of the East." Then we may close the day with an evening paddle on the pond followed by some storytelling around the camp fire. 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. While on the boat we will enjoy lunch and music on are way back to Greenville.

BicyclingActivity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Road, Hiking
Adult Member Fee: $160
Adult Non-Member Fee: $200
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Jeanine Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 8PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Jeanine Libby

Beginner Backpack - West Carry Pond

Date: Saturday, June 24 - Sunday, June 25

This backpack is in conjunction with the introduction to backpacking workshop and is for hikers new to backpacking or those looking for a backpacking refresher. Day 1 - Hike 3.5 miles from the Long Falls Dam Road to the campsite on West Carry Pond via AT. Once there we will setup tents and make camp for the night. A hike to East Carry pond will also be available as time permits. Day 2 - Break camp and hike 3.5 miles along the AT returning to the Long Falls Dam Road. A tent and camping gear is required for this trip. Contact the trip leaders to register and for more information.

BackpackingActivity Categories: Backpacking
Location: West Cary Pond
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm) , Wayne Newton 207-897-3072 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

WHITE MOUNTAIN STEP-INTO-SUMMER HUT TO HUT HIKE

Date: Wednesday, June 28 - Saturday, July 1

This trip provides a wonderful opportunity break into summer, with a trek in the White Mountains. Much of the hike is above treeline. There are opportunities to peak as many as three of the Presidentials. Participants enjoy the combination of active outdoor time with comforts of prepared meals and a comfortable bunk each night, as well as the solitude of the mountains and connections with like-minded adventurers. Wednesday, June 28- Gather for 6 p.m. family-style dinner at Pinkham Notch Center. Introductions, gear inventory/check, route review. Thursday, June 29- Breakfast at Pinkham Notch Center. Shuttle to Appalachia Trailhead. 5 mile hike to Madison Springs Hut. Optional hike up Mt. Madison, 1 mile round trip. Dinner/bunk at the hut. Friday, June 30- Breakfast at Madison Springs Hut, Gulfside Trail to Lake of the Clouds Hut 6 miles, with optional hike up Mt. Adams (additional 1.5 miles) enroute. Dinner/bunk at the hut. Saturday, July 1- Breakfast at Lake of the Clouds Hut, summit Mt. Washington, then down Lions Head to Pinkham Notch 6.5 miles. In the case of inclement weather, we will avoid the summit, and hike Davis Path and Bootspur Tr. to Pinkham Notch, to cars and home- 5.5 miles. Cost $278 for AMC members, $332 non members Strenuous. 5 to 8 hours of hiking on varied terrain, including some steep up/down hiking. Plan to carry a 15 pound day pack.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Adult Member Fee: $278
Adult Non-Member Fee: $332
Location: White Mountains , NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Emily Davis 207-542-2824 (after 9 PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Strenuous

Old Speck Moutain

Date: Saturday, July 8

Old Speck Mtn., so named for its speckled appearance caused by large areas of exposed road and tree cover and to distinguish it from the Speckled Mts. named in other areas in the region. The open observation tower on the wooded summit offers outstanding views of Graftion Notch, West and East Baldpate to the north and the jumbled peaks of the Mahoosuc Range to the south, and beyond to the Presidential Range.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Grafton Notch State Park
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Susan Surabian 207-474-6100 (call any evening before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: advanced

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

Date: Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13

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.

ConservationActivity Categories: Conservation
Location: Township 7 Range 9
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: David McCarthy 207-363-2791 (Before 9PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Dave McCarthy 207-363- x2791 (Before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Regular bi-monthly Executive Committee meeting

Date: Thursday, July 13, 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)

Sea Kayaking, Brunswick. New Meadows River

Date: Saturday, July 15, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

From the Sawyer Park boat launch in Brunswick, we'll paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. 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 in Topsham for refreshments. Trip difficulty: moderate. If weather is unfavorable, we'll go on Sunday July 16th

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)
Registration is required for this activity.

Inter-Chapter Young Members Rangeley Lake State Park Camping Weekend

Date: Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23

Join us for some summer fun and camping at Rangeley Lake State Park! The Maine Young Members group is hosting our Fifth 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 such as Mount Abraham, Crockers, Saddleback and the Horn. Mount Abraham is one of my favorite mountains in Maine, with the second largest alpine zone in Maine. 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, so bring your favorite dish to share. In order to register officially for the event, I am requesting a $5 deposit per person for camping. This deposit is refundable up to July 7th and after that date the deposit is nonrefundable.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Paddling - Canoeing, Social Events
Adult Member Fee: $5
Adult Non-Member Fee: $5
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Sarah Keats 207-756-4226 (before 9pm) , Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Strenuous
FMI: Rangeley Lake State Park

Second Self-Supported Bicycle Tour - Bath to Hermits Island and back

Date: Friday, July 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join Jeanine and Steve for a three day bike touring trip to some of the best beaches the State of Maine has to offer. We will begin our tour on Friday in Historical Bath area and bike 18 miles along beautiful Merrymeeting Bay with our destination to Hermit Island, a place where the land ends and the ocean begins. There will be several scenic stops along the way that will offer up some breathtaking views. Once camp is set up we will venture off to explore the seven beaches the island has to offer and if we are lucky, we may even find a sand dollar or two. The next day's plans will be to tour the area and take in the vista at Morse Mountain Preserve, explore Popham Fort, walk the beach and feast at Spinney's Restaurant on a 'lobstah' roll. Then on Sunday we will begin our day with a leisurely bike ride through Sebasco, explore Melaga Land Preserve and stop for a picnic lunch at the Basin Preserve. I'm sure once we arrive in Bath, 18 miles later, an ice cream stop will be the final touch on the perfect trip! Please note that this is a self-supported loaded tour that participants are responsible for all expenses including personal expense, food and campsite fees. The tour will be July 21, 22, and 23. Please contact Jeanine or Steve for details or if you have any questions. Looking forward to having you join us!

Bicycling - TouringActivity Categories: Bicycling - Touring
Location: Historical Bath Maine to Hermit Island where the land ends and ocean begins
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanine Libby 207-858-5500 (Before 8PM) , Stephen Robe
Registration is required for this activity.

Grafton Loop Backpack - West Section (20's, 30's & Young @ Heart)

Date: Saturday, July 29 - Sunday, July 30

Join us for a 2 day, 1 night Western Grafton Loop backpack. 17.1 miles, several summits including Sunday River Whitecap and Old Speck. Must have recent mountain hiking experience 10+ mile days, able to carry a heavy pack over rugged terrain. This event is listed as Young Members (20's, 30's & Young @ Heart) but is open to ALL.

BackpackingActivity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: Grafton Notch, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm) , Sarah Keats 207-756-4226 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Intermediate

Map and Compass course

Date: Saturday, July 29

Basic Map and Compass course. Good for beginners and those wanting a refresher. About 3 hours of classroom in the morning followed by a similar time in the woods in the afternoon putting to practice what was learned in the morning. Class size limited.

Instruction (Skills)Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Freeport, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Roger David
Registration is required for this activity.

Cathance River to Merrymeeting Bay

Date: Thursday, August 3

Let's head out with the tide (low at 5pm) and enjoy a picnic dinner or just lots of appetizers to share on one of the islands in Merrymeeting Bay (a fresh water tidal bay). Sea kayaks preferred due to potential for wind on the bay as it is a very open area. 6 rivers feed into Merrymeeting Bay making it an important ecological area. We'll keep an eye out for eagles and ospreys. Plan on 4-5 hours out. Distance covered will depend on conditions and group ability. To register contact Michelle and include information on your boat, safety equipment you carry and level of experience.

PaddlingActivity Categories: Paddling, Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Bowdoinham
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: More on the bay - FOMB

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Conference Waterville Maine

Date: Friday, August 4 - Friday, August 11

ATC Conference at Colby College needs hike leaders. With 240 trips scheduled during the week of the conference the need for trip leaders remains high. 70 hikes still are without leaders. Trips range from remote sections of the Appalachian Trail to urban walks near the conference. AMC Maine Chapter hike leader requirements waived for this event. Free tenting for nights preceding hike. Conference registration (separate from volunteer registration) encouraged but not mandatory to be a hike leader. Browse to www.atc2017.org and choose Volunteer link to register as hike leader or other volunteer.

BackpackingActivity Categories: Backpacking, Hiking
Location: Waterville, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
FMI: Conference website

Puzzle Mt

Date: Saturday, August 19

Puzzle Mt. (3,133Ft) passes several ledges with fine views of Bear River Valley, Mahoosuc Range and the Presidentials Range. The hike is 6.5 miles RT to the southwest summit and 8.6 miles RT if the Woodsum Spur Trail is included.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Susan Surabian
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: moderate/advanced

Sea Kayaking, Androscoggin River, Brunswick

Date: Saturday, August 26, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

From the Water St. boat launch in Brunswick, we paddle out with the tide, have lunch on an island, and return on the incoming tide. 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 just over the bridge in Topsham for refreshments. If the downstream river flow is heavy, we will go to another nearby location. Trip difficulty: moderate. If weather is unfavorable, we will go on Sunday 8/27/

Paddling - Sea KayakingActivity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Brunswick, Water St. boat launch
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Carolyn Welch 207-725-8178 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

First Debsconeag Lake Canoe Camping Getaway

Date: Tuesday, September 5 - Friday, September 8

Love to paddle and want to get away from it all? Join us for a 3 night camping and paddling outing in The Nature Conservancy's Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area. We'll throw in a bit of hiking as well, with a visit to an ice cave and another pond with a full view of Katahdin. We'll paddle in to our campsite and enjoy our outings from there. Watch the sunset from the beach. Listen for loons. Relax and enjoy nature all around you. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow nature enthusiasts. Contact leader for full details. Please include information about your paddling, hiking and camping experience, equipment and a phone contact when emailing leader. Limited space. Kayaks OK if you can carry all your gear. Leaders will share with you a list of other opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in the area. So come make this a part of a longer vacation to this wonderful section of Maine. We are working on plans to have staff from The Nature Conservancy join us during our stay.

CampingActivity Categories: Camping, Hiking, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing
Location: First Debsconeag Lake
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: The Nature Conservancy - Debsconeag Lakes Wilderness Area

Executive Committee Retreat and business meeting

Date: Saturday, September 9 - Sunday, September 10

This month the Maine Chapter's Executive Committee will hold our regular bi-monthly business meeting during a weekend retreat where we will be examining some wider ranging chapter issues. All are welcome to visit during this event to see what we are planning and to add your input. The business meeting will likely be Sunday morning 9-10 am. We recommend you contact trip leader to let us know to expect you and so we can share the details of the schedule.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: Medawisla Lodge
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Doug Chamberlin 978-761-3815 (6-9pm)

AMC LEADER TRAINING WORKSHOP

Date: Saturday, September 23, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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: Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Trail and Boundary Work - Medawisla Lodge and Cabins

Date: Friday, October 6 - Monday, October 9

With hundreds of miles of property lines and trails, the AMC in Maine has lots of volunteer work opportunities. For this trip will be staying in a bunkhouse at the newly rebuilt Medawisla Lodge and Cabins.Come experience the new facilities and help get the nearby trails ready for all the guests who will be staying at this newest Maine Woods Initiative lodge.

ConservationActivity Categories: Conservation
Location: Bowdoin College Grant East
Region: Maine, Inland
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (Before 9PM)
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Potluck and Presentation: Backpacking in Yellowstone National Park

Date: Thursday, October 26, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join our group of five Maine and New Hampshire backpackers in a photo journey as we spend eight nights on the trail in Wyoming and Montana, starting with five nights in the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, including an ascent of ~11,000' foot Electric Peak. Then, after one night off the trail, we take on the spectacular and rugged Beartooth Plateau Loop, just outside the park, where we'll pass numerous pristine alpine lakes and tackle the navigational challenges of off-trail travel in this high-altitude wilderness. We'll also take a quick drive through Yellowstone National Park, stopping to enjoy its abundant wildlife, waterfalls, and geothermal features. Jonathan Rundell is an avid hiker and photographer. Presentation starts at 7pm. Optional Potluck starts at 6pm - please bring a dish to share and help us be green by bringing your own silverware, plate and cup.

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

Regular bi-monthly Executive Committee meeting

Date: Thursday, November 9, 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)

Claybrook Mountain Lodge Ski Week

Date: Sunday, February 4, 4:30 pm - 11:00 am

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 February 4th (day of arrival) through and including lunch on Friday the 9th (day of departure). We will eat our trail lunch at one of the MHT huts whenever possible, so we can purchase hot food items 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. Greg will act as our naturalist guide each day and will give us information on tracking, wildlife identification, tree identification and historical perspectives of the area. As a certified Maine Guide and EMT, his skills will increase our enjoyment of the area while maintaining a good level of safety. There will also be two AMC trip leaders on the excursion, both of whom are trained in Wilderness First Aid and CPR.

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Adult Member Fee: $825
Adult Non-Member Fee: $825
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Ginette Beaudoin 207-294-6302 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.