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Early Morning Pleasant Mountain Loop Hike

Date: Tuesday, June 27

Join us for an early morning loop hike up Pleasant Mountain via the North Ridge Trail, Sue's Way, and Bald Peak Trail. This hike is 5.13 miles and about 1740 elevation gain. We will move at a moderate pace, so it should take 4-5 hours. This hike is weather dependent.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Mountain Road Bridgton Maine 04009
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Kim Sanders
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

Bigelow Mountain Loop Hike

Date: Saturday, July 8

14 mile loop hike starting at Firewarden's Trailhead. Ascend Firewarden's Trail (4.7 miles/2350 elevation gain) to Bigelow col. Hike north to Avery Peak (4088 ft.) then backtrack to West Peak (4145 ft.). Continue on to North and South Horns then to Horns Pond campsite. Take Horns Pond Trail to lower Firewarden's Trail and out to trailhead. Panoramic views of Canada, Katahdin, and surrounding mountains. This is a strenuous hike for FIT AND EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY. The pace will be fast and we will aim to complete the hike in ~10 hours. We will get an early start at 7 am. Please email or call to register.

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

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
Status: Full
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 , your level of experience, and a phone contact.

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.
Registrar: Michelle Moody
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 207-474-6100 (call any evening before 9pm)
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.
Registrar: Michelle Moody
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)

A City Girl Walks From Mexico To Canada On The Pacific Crest Trail

Date: Thursday, September 14, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In 2010 Anne O'Regan left her home in Boston and traveled west to do what, on average, only 300 people accomplish each year. Starting in Campo, California (on the Mexican border), she backpacked north for 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Traveling through California, Oregon and Washington, she completed her thru-hike five months later in Manning Park, Canada. Join us as Anne shares tales from the trail, and offers a unique visual presentation gleaned from over 3,000 photographs taken along the way. Anne spent most of her adult life living and working in downtown Boston, then left corporate America behind to venture west to walk the PCT. She has thru-hiked other long trails, including the Colorado Trail, the John Muir (twice), and Vermont's Long Trail (twice). Now that she's a part-time Mainer, she can't wait to discover Maine's trails! Anne is the author of Tamed. A City Girl Walks From Mexico To Canada On The Pacific Crest Trail. Her book is available on her website: www.anneoregan.com and will also be available at her presentation.

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

Potluck and Presentation: Tamed.  A City Girl Walks From Mexico To Canada On The Pacific Crest Trail

Date: Thursday, October 5, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

In 2010 Anne O'Regan left her home in Boston and traveled west to do what, on average, only 300 people accomplish each year.  Starting in Campo, California (on the Mexican border), she backpacked north for 2,650 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).  Traveling through California, Oregon and Washington, she completed her thru-hike five months later in Manning Park, Canada.  Join us as Anne shares tales from the trail, and offers a unique visual presentation gleaned from over 3,000 photographs taken along the way. Anne spent most of her adult life living and working in downtown Boston, then left corporate America behind to venture west to walk the PCT.  She has thru-hiked other long trails, including the Colorado Trail, the John Muir (twice), and Vermont's Long Trail (twice).  Now that she's a part-time Mainer, she can't wait to discover Maine's trails!  Anne is the author of Tamed.  A City Girl Walks From Mexico To Canada On The Pacific Crest Trail.  Her book is available on her website:  www.anneoregan.com  and will also be available at her presentation. 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, Social Events
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

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

A Maine Guides Travels & Tales in Wilderness Canoeing Poling

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Lisa Diehart will present, "A Maine Guides Travels & Tales in Wilderness Canoeing Poling." Maine Guide and Maine Canoe Symposium Pro Staff member Lisa DeHart has spent the last 25 years canoeing everywhere from the Rio Grande in Texas to the Gaspe Peninsula in Canada, along with most every River in the great State of Maine. Come join us for a journey of photographs and film of the best of those Wilderness Canoe Trips. Learn about the Art of Canoe Poling and some tried and true safety tips used by Maine Guides.

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

AMC Potluck and Presentation: Backpacking in Yellowstone National Park

Date: Thursday, October 26, 6:00 pm - 8:45 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, Social Events
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, Oct. 26, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Stan Moody
FMI: Curtis Memorial Library

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)

Mushing in Maine and Beyond

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Polly Mahoney of Mahoosuc Guide Service in Newry, Maine will share her dogsledding experiences from the Yukon Territory to Maine to Nunavut and northern Quebec. Polly has been mushing for 37 years and is co-owner of her business for the last 27 years offering dog trips in the northeast. She will bring a couple of her friendly sled dogs to meet you and a sled to demonstrate how she hooks the dogs up.

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

Potluck and Presentation: TBD - We need your story

Date: Thursday, November 16, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

We have reserved the room, now we just need someone with a great story or travel program to fill this slot. Please contact Michelle if you are interested.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings, Social Events
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

Potluck and Presentation: Land Conservation in Maine

Date: Thursday, December 7, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

The AMC Maine Chapter Conservation Committee and the Meetings Committee invite you to join our guest speakers for an enlightening look at how land is conserved in Maine. Representing the local land trust level - Angela Twitchell from the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, the state wide (and beyond) large land preservation efforts - Bill Patterson from The Nature Conservancy, and what tools are out there for funding these types of efforts - Warren (Whit) Whitney from the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Learn about how these organizations go about their work, what you can do to help, how you can find out more about these conservation efforts including where to look for information and how you can stand up to ensure future funding programs. From water access to mountain views, we count on these preserved places to enjoy the great outdoors. We'll be sure to throw in plenty of photos to entice you to visit some of these conserved lands and include some tips on finding that perfect spot you might want to discover. Potluck dinner will start at 6pm (please bring a dish to share, help us be green and bring your own cup, plates and silverware). Presentation at 7pm.

ConservationActivity Categories: Conservation, Meetings, Social Events
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant Str., Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Stan Moody
FMI: Maine Coast Heritage Trust
FMI: Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

Maine's Weather: What you need to know.

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

Gregory A. Zielinski, Maine's former State Climatologist, will tell us about "Maine's Weather: What you need to know." Greg will explain what controls the weather of Maine from the coast to the mountains and how you can be your own forecaster especially when outdoors. He will talk about some of those past snowstorms that we all remember and like to boast about. Greg is a former research professor, an author of two books on our region's weather. He has been featured in NOVA, among other scientific programs.

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