Sanders Hill Snowshoe Hike

Date: Saturday, December 15

We will hike 3 mile loop trail to summit of Sanders HIll in Kennebec Highlands. Good views of Long and Watson Ponds. Comfort with ascending and descending on some steep pitches on otherwise easy terrain.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Rome Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Puzzle Mountain

Date: Sunday, December 16

Join us for a hike up Puzzle Mountain (3133 ft) along the eastern section of the Grafton Notch Loop trail! This hike is considered moderate due to its length (7.2 miles) and elevation gain (approximately 2400 ft.) It follows old logging roads and switchbacks through young spruce, white birch, and balsam fir woods at a gradual incline before crossing over exposed granite boulders and ledges offering terrific views of Grafton Notch and the Presidentials. Winter hiking experience required.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Western Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Sarah Hunter , Kelly Corbin
Registration is required for this activity.

Pre New Year Weekend in the Whites - YM

Date: Friday, December 28, 6:00 pm - 10:00 am

Join us at the Shapleigh Bunkhouse in Crawford Notch, NH for a pre-New Year's celebration! The past year has been filled with lots of fun outdoor activities and social events and we'll be looking forward to more exciting plans for 2019. We've reserved the entire Shapleigh Bunkhouse and some space in the Highland Center if more folks want to join. There's plenty of hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing opportunities nearby during the day and relaxing/socializing at night. You'll have the chance to show off your coolest/gaudiest holiday clothes with an Ugly Sweater contest Saturday night (optional). *AMC Member Rates are pp per night: Shapleigh Bunkhouse $74, Main Lodge Bunk Room $115 (Non-Member rates: $88/$138) *Rates include dinner & breakfast. All bed linens and quilts, and a bath towel are provided. **Call AMC Reservations by NOVEMBER 28, 2018. After this date, these spots open back up to the public. Space is limited so reserve as soon as possible! TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT: *Call the AMC Reservations Line at 603-466-2727 Mon-Sat, 9am to 5pm. *Tell the Customer Service Representative you want to reserve into the: AMC Maine Chapter - Reservation # 414631. Let the leader also know you will be coming when you sign up. A group email will be sent out a week before with more details. *This Event is listed as "Young Members - 20's, 30's & Young at Heart" however, it is open to ALL.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, Social Events
Adult Member Fee: $74
Adult Non-Member Fee: $88
Youth Member Fee: $43
Youth Non-Member Fee: $51
Child Member Fee: $63
Child Non-Member Fee: $76
Location: Highland Center, Crawford Notch, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 (Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm)

Intro to Winter Hiking and Snowshoeing at Bradbury Mt. SP

Date: Saturday, December 29

Join us on a morning outing to learn or practice some winter hiking/snowshoeing skills. If there is enough snow, we will be using snowshoes. Bring them along in any case to practice getting them on and carrying them when not using them. Plan on ice to practice using your traction footwear such as microspikes if there is not enough snow. A good time to work on layering for cold weather. Bradbury is a fun place to get the feel of climbing a mountain without the work of bigger mountains. Great for those new to winter hiking/snowshoeing. Lovely woods walk with far off views from the top Email leader for details and recommended gear. Please include information about your level of hiking or snowshoeing experience and gear you already have. If you have questions, feel free to call. If you don't have winter gear yet, be sure to talk to the leader ahead of time. There is an entrance fee to the park.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Bradbury Mountain State Park
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: Maine Trail Finder - trail map for Bradbury Mt. SP

Eastern Trail Walk Kennebunk

Date: Tuesday, January 1

Start the New Year right with a leisurely 4 mile walk/snowshoe/xc ski on the Eastern Trail Kennebunk, Maine.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Kennebun, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Lorraine Hussey 207-619-9444 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Young Member Winter Skills Workshop at Allagash Brewing Company

Date: Wednesday, January 2, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of fun and winter skills building on the heated deck at Allagash Brewing Company! Come at 5pm to socialize over beverages and appetizers, followed by a Winter Skills discussion at 5:30pm. This workshop will focus on basic skills: layering your clothing, using gear, and managing the elements as well as, safety concerns: staying hydrated, signs of hypothermia, and how to travel in a group. A variety of gear will be available to check out, as well as folks to answer more advanced and technical questions. We will discuss upcoming Maine Chapter events and winter trip planning in general. Whether you are new to winter adventures, experienced, or somewhere in between; there will surely be something to learn and/or contribute to others. Registration is not required, but helpful in determining numbers and quantity of food. This is going to be a fun night to meet new people, learn new skills, and enjoy some delicious beverages. Thank you Allagash Brewing Company for helping to sponsor this event! This event is part of the Young Members Winter Series, but all are welcome.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Skiing, Snowshoeing, Social Events
Location: 50 Industrial Way, Portland, ME 04103
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kim Sanders , Denise Fredette

Cranberry Peak Snowshoe Hike

Date: Saturday, January 5

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

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Stratton Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Canceled: Hike/Snowshoe Mt. Abraham

Date: Saturday, January 5

Hike/snowshoe 4,049 ft. Mt. Abraham via Fire Warden's trail. Elevation gain ~2,900 ft. Distance is ~ 9 miles RT from trail head with additional possible 3 to 4 miles of skiing to get to the trail head. This hike has extensive areas above treeline, is very strenuous and is only for very fit hikers with experience hiking 4,000 footers in winter. Full winter gear required, including crampons and ice axe.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Region: Maine, Western
Status: Canceled
Leader: Cindy Caverly 207-530-2446 (Before 8pm) , Sarah Keats
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous

MAINE CHAPTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Thursday, January 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Chapter Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC's Maine Policy Office, 14 Maine Street, (Fort Andross) Suite 126, Brunswick, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kathleen Redmond-Miller

Social @ Elsmere BBQ

Date: Thursday, January 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for dinner and drinks at the new Elsmere BBQ in Portland's Deering neighborhood! Registration is not required but is suggested so we can reserve a large-enough table. Please contact Natalie using the email linked to her name in this posting to RSVP. *This Event is listed as "Young Members - 20's, 30's & Young at Heart" however, it is open to ALL.

Social EventsActivity Categories: Social Events
Location: Elsmere BBQ,,476 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04103
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Natalie Skovran

Beginning at Bradbury

Date: Saturday, January 12

Have you been wanting to extend your three season hiking to include winter or possibly only interested in winter hiking? Are you looking to learn and/or practice your winter hiking skills? This is the trip for you! We will pick trails depending on the size and ability of the group. No one will be left behind and all will be made to feel welcome and supported. If there is snow, we can practice snowshoeing. Come find out what the Maine Chapter is all about! This is part of the Young Members winter series of events but all are welcome!!!!!!

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Instruction (Skills), Snowshoeing
Location: Bradbury Mountain
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kim Sanders , Kim Sanders
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Kimberly Sanders

Snowshoe, Bald Pate Mt

Date: Thursday, January 17, 9:30 am - 12:00 am

Join us for an easy/moderate snowshoe on Bald Pate Mt., Bridgton, Maine. Views from the top overlook beautiful Foster Pond and the surrounding terrain. Some limited views of Mt. Washington. Our route will be approximately 2-1/2 miles. Please bring micro-spikes as well as snowshoes. The weather and leaders will determine appropriate footwear for the conditions on the day of the hike. Afterwards, those who want to may meet in Bridgton for lunch.

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: South Bridgton, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Jo Anne Diller 207-595-1467 (before 9pm) , Peg Nation
Registration is required for this activity.

Potluck and Presentation: Nature Notes from Maine

Date: Thursday, January 17, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

River Otters, Moose, Skunks & More Join us for an evening of wonder as Ed Robinson of Harpswell shares with us interesting facts about some of Maine's most beautiful and fascinating wildlife.  Ed, an avid outdoorsman, moved to Maine in 2007 and soon became involved with his local land trust, the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Ed has been writing stories about the outdoors for many years. This led to a new book full of personal stories of wildlife encounters, along with stunning photographs and lovely sketches. Ed will share with us some of these stories along with lots of photos to help you learn about the wildlife you might encounter while you are out enjoying your own corner of Maine or exploring new places. You can check out some of Ed's stories. https://hhltmaine.org/nature-notes/ Copies of the book will be available for purchase and all proceeds will benefit the work of the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. "This book is full of great stories about Maine's wild animals. The stories are highly entertaining and brought back memories of some of my own wildlife encounters. These are the wild critters that make life in Maine very special." - George Smith, Outdoor News Editor for the Bangor Daily News 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. Free and open to the public.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings, Social Events
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm)
FMI: Curtis Memorial Library
FMI: HHLT Nature Notes

Snowshoe Hike up Pleasant Mountain

Date: Saturday, January 19

An excellent winter hike for outdoor enthusiasts with some snowshoeing experience, Pleasant Mountain offers a picturesque opportunity to gear up for hardier hikes in western Maine and New Hampshire. On this trip, we will snowshoe to an old, scenic fire tower at the top of the 2,000 ft mountain. If trail conditions are too bare or icy for snowshoeing, plan to use microspikes or crampons. Total trip distance will be 5.8 miles. Please note: This is rated as a moderate winter hike and previous experience is required! For more information, visit the LELT website: http://www.loonecholandtrust.org/places-we-protect/preserves/pleasant-mountain-preserve/

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Bridgton, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Natalie Skovran , Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (Before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Natalie Skovran
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Rockport Flatbread Social

Date: Thursday, January 24, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Do you like the outdoors? Do you want to learn more about the trips that the Appalachian Mountain club offers? Or perhaps you are more interested in the conservation work that the AMC does? Are you looking to meet other like-minded individuals? Come to Flatbread in Rockport to enjoy some good food and company. Young members will buy the first round of appetizers! It is not necessary to RSVP for this event, but it is always appreciated!

Social EventsActivity Categories: Social Events
Location: Flatbread, Rockport
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kim Sanders

Mt. Agamenticus Snowshoe

Date: Saturday, January 26

Not ready for the big mountains but looking to try a small one? Here is your perfect choice with ocean views from the top. Snowshoe outing for those looking to learn a bit more or have a relatively easy day out on a mountain in the snow. Moderate pace. Start at the base of Mt. A and go up to top then on to second and third hill if the group is up to it - 5 to 6 miles. Ocean views from the Lodge. Elevation gain about 400 feet plus some extra up and down on back side. Plan on lunch on the trail and about 3-4 hours out. Microspikes will be required if not enough snow for snowshoes. Please email Michelle with info on your gear, level of experience and a phone contact to register.

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Mt Agamenticus, Cape Neddick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody , Carla Dow
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy
FMI: Mt. Agamenticus

Little Bigelow Mountain Snowshoe Hike

Date: Sunday, January 27

Hike the Appalachain Trail to the summit of Little Bigelow Mountain. Great views from ledges and panoramic view of Carrabasset Valley from summit. 7 miles round trip. Stenous hike with trail breaking a possibility.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Lexington TWP
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Rangeley Lakes Cross Country Ski

Date: Sunday, January 27

Join us on a cross country ski trip at Rangeley Lakes Trail Center which has stunning views of Saddleback Mountain. There are beginner trails with rolling hills, flat areas to work on technique, and intermediate and advanced trails as well. Ski rentals are available. We will pick trails that work well for the group. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers are welcome to join us and we will split into different groups based on levels if needed. Plan on bringing a lunch. It is $18 for an all day trail pass. Please see the link below for more info on Rangeley Lakes Trail Center. Young Members and the young at heart are welcome to join us! This trip may be moved to a different location depending on snow conditions.

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Sarah Keats 207-756-4226 (before 9pm) , Jeanne Christie , Natalie Skovran
Registration is required for this activity.
FMI: Rangeley Lakes Trail Center

Round Top Mountain Hike or Snowshoe

Date: Wednesday, January 30

This winding trail ascends to 1,133' with an elevation gain of about 650' to the top of Round Top Mountain meandering through hardwood and conifer forests before opening up to views of Long Pond, Belgrade Lakes Village and Great Pond. Plan on hiking or snowshoeing based on conditions. Great small mountain hike for those who want to add a bit of work to their outing and new members to meet fellow AMC members. Total length about four miles; 2-3 hours with stops. Microspikes will be required if not enough snow for snowshoes. Morning outing - correct times will be emailed with full details upon registration. Please email Michelle with info on gear, level of experience and a phone contact.

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Round Top Trail, Rome, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Susan Surabian , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy/moderate
FMI: Round Top - Maine Trail Finder

Kearsarge North

Date: Saturday, February 2

Hike 6.2 miles (round-trip) at a moderate pace, with 2600' gain, to fabulous views and a tower sheltered from the wind. Depending on trail conditions micro-spikes and/or snow shoes may be required.

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Intervale, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9pm) , Natalie Skovran
Registration is required for this activity.
FMI: Description of hike

Laudholm Farm at Wells Reserve

Date: Saturday, February 2

Come explore 4.2 miles of trails on 2250 acres of a restored saltwater farm of diverse wildlife habitat of grasslands, woodlands, salt marsh, dunes and sandy beach. Great birding. No dogs allowed. See wellsreserve.org for more info.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Laudholm Farm, Wells, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Lorraine Hussey 207-619-9444 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: easy

Snowshoe Avery Peak in the Bigelows

Date: Sunday, February 3

We will snowshoe/hike the Fire Warden's Trail to 4,088 ft. Avery Peak and possibly do West Peak (4,145) if we have time. Distance is ~ 10 miles round trip with 2,600 feet of elevation gain. This is a very strenuous hike and you must have full winter gear and experience climbing 4,000 footers in winter.

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Avery Peak, Bigelow Preserve, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Cindy Caverly 207-530-2446 (Before 8pm) , Sarah Hunter
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous

Potluck and Presentation: Critical Hours - Search and Rescue in the White Mountains

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

A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp-and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor. In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail. Adding to this worrisome trend, the increasing popularity of ventures into mountainous terrain has led hikers seeking solitude-or an adrenaline rush-into increasingly remote or risky forays. Sandy Stott, the "Accidents" editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains-along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted. Filled with tales of astonishing courage and sobering tragedy, Critical Hours will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike. Join us as Sandy Stott shares some of these stories and tells us what we can do to avoid being the victim in one of these rescues. Whether you are hiking on a local trail or up in the mountains, knowing how to stay safe and what to do in an emergency is an invaluable tool. Books will be available for purchase. 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. Free and open to the public.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings, Social Events
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm)
FMI: Curtis Memorial Library

Cathance River Snowshoe/Hike - GMOW

Date: Friday, February 8

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by joining us for a fun morning winter outing in Topsham at the Cathance River Preserve. We will lead the group on a snowshoe or hike (based on conditions) on the trails at the Preserve. This is one of my favorite hikes in the area. The trails will lead us down to the river where the ice formations can be magical in the winter. We will follow along the river and do as many trail sections as the group is up to. We will then loop back to the parking area. Watch for animal tracks along the way and enjoy this beautiful woods walk. Trails are narrow with some short steeper sections. Snowshoes required if enough snow. Microspikes or similar traction may be required if icy. Plan on about 2-3 hours out. Please let us know if you need to borrow snowshoes. You'll have a chance to learn a bit about the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and the history of this wonderful Preserve. It's also home to the Cathance River Education Alliance. A staff member of CREA will join us for the outing and open up the Center for us to visit. So join us in this wonderful winter wonderland. To register: Please email leader info on level of experience, gear and a phone contact.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Cathance River Preserve
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
FMI: Brunswick Topsham Land Trust
FMI: Maine Trail Finder - Cathance

Snowshoe at Harpswell Cliff Trail

Date: Saturday, February 9

Beginning as a scenic shore walk along tidal Strawberry Creek, the Harpswell Cliff Trail proceeds through beautiful forests and climbs to 150-foot high cliffs that overlook Long Reach. We will snowshoe the trail if conditions permit, but be prepared to use microspikes if more ice than snow is present. The total trail distance is 2.3 miles, and prior snowshoe experience is recommended. Registration is required for this activity; please contact the leaders for more information and to sign up! Visit the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust website for the Cliff Trail: https://hhltmaine.org/get-outdoors/cliff-trail/

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Cliff Trail, Harpswell, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Natalie Skovran , Michelle Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Natalie Skovran
Trip Difficulty: Beginner

Old Speck

Date: Sunday, February 10

It's Great Maine Outdoor Weekend! Join us for a winter hike up Old Speck Mountain (4,170 ft) in Grafton Notch, Maine. This is a 7.6-mile out and back hike with 2700 ft of elevation gain. We'll follow the Appalachian trail through a beautiful forest with switchbacks, outlooks of the Notch, and occasional steep sections to the wooded summit. Recent winter hiking experience and experience hiking similar terrain and distance is required for this hike, but it's entirely below tree line so it's great for those looking to test their skills on a 4000 footer.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Grafton Notch
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Sarah Hunter , Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (After 6pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Snowshoe, Mt. Tom, Fryeburg

Date: Thursday, February 14, 9:30 am - 12:00 am

Join us to snowshoe Mt. Tom, a glacially shaped rouch mountanee located in Fryeburg, ME. This is a moderate snowshoe of approximately 2-1/2 miles. Views overlook the Saco River and the largest floodplain left in New England. Please bring micro-spikes and snowshoes (leaders will determine which will be appropriate for the conditions of the day.)

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Fryeburg, ME
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Jo Anne Diller 207-595-1467 (before 9pm) , Peg Nation
Registration is required for this activity.

3 night Winter Getaway

Date: Sunday, February 24 - Wednesday, February 27

Join us for some winter fun in Stratton, Maine. 3 night stay at the White Wolf Inn with daily winter outings of your choice. Pay for 2 night and get the 3rd night free. Please do not call hotel directly as leader is assigning rooms. Let us know if you'd like to share a room. Please include phone contact info and a bit about your winter outings and gear when emailing leader. You can choose from snowshoeing, cross-country skiing on groomed trails, or down hill skiing at Sugarloaf Mountain. Trails include old railroad beds which are groomed and mostly flat terrain or venture up to one of the Maine Huts for a bit more strenuous outing. Dining at local restaurants as a group or on your own. We'll get together for a social hour each evening to decide on what activities to do the next day. Must book before January 10 to guarantee a spot.

Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)Activity Categories: Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic), Skiing - Downhill (Alpine), Snowshoeing, Social Events
Adult Member Fee: $79
Adult Non-Member Fee: $79
Location: White Wolf Inn, Stratton, Maine
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Michelle Moody
Trip Difficulty: Mostly Easy to Moderate
FMI: White Wolf Inn
FMI: Sugarloaf

Horns Pond Snowshoe via Firewarden's and Horns Pond Trails

Date: Saturday, March 2

Hike to Horns Pond via the Firewarden's and Horns Pond Trails. 15 miles including 2 miles road snowshoe. Strenuous snowshoe hike below treeline. Visit Horns Pond in winter and travel the beautiful Horns Pond Trail with glimpses of Carrabassett Valley along the way. Intermediate to Advanced snowshoers only please.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: Bigelow Preserve/Carrabassett Valley
Region: Maine, Western
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm) , Cindy Caverly
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Stenuous

East Point Sanctuary

Date: Saturday, March 2

3-4 mile shoreline walk includes beach walk, road walk and rough path in Biddeford Pool. Good oceans views include Wood Island Light. Great birding. No dogs allowed.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Biddeford Pool, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Lorraine Hussey 207-619-9444 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: easy

MAINE CHAPTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

Date: Thursday, March 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

he Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Chapter Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC's Maine Policy Office, 14 Maine Street, (Fort Andross) Suite 126, Brunswick, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kathleen Redmond-Miller

After Work/Pre-Social Snowshoe @ Evergreen Cemetery Trails

Date: Tuesday, March 19

We will snowshoe on the trails behind the cemetery for an hour before the social at Great Lost Bear. The trails are well-marked and wind through the woods, and the sun will still be up in the late afternoon so close to the start of spring! Registration is required for this event. Please contact the leader to sign up and receive specific info regarding the meetup time and location. *This Event is listed as "Young Members - 20's, 30's & Young at Heart" however, it is open to ALL. To learn more about the Evergreen Cemetery trail system, please visit the Portland Trails website: http://trails.org/our-trails/evergreen-cemetery/.

SnowshoeingActivity Categories: Snowshoeing
Location: Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Natalie Skovran
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Natalie Skovran

Social @ Great Lost Bear

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for dinner and drinks at Great Lost Bear in Portland! They call themselves the best beer bar in town, and the burgers are pretty amazing too! Registration is not required to attend but will be helpful for reserving a table for our group. Please contact Natalie using the email linked to her name in this posting. This social will follow the snowshoe outing on the Portland trails behind Evergreen Cemetery. Join us for both! *This Event is listed as "Young Members - 20's, 30's & Young at Heart" however, it is open to ALL.

Social EventsActivity Categories: Social Events
Location: Great Lost Bear, 540 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Natalie Skovran

South Moat

Date: Saturday, March 23

Join us as we hike to South Moat Mountain on this first weekend of Spring. This is not a peak to be missed, as the views from the summit rival any other in the White Mountains (52 With a View peak).Hikers should still be prepared for possible full winter conditions and have some winter hiking experience and appropriate gear. This is an intermediate hike. Elevation gain is 2,200 ft and round trip 5.4 miles. Average group pace will be 1.5 mph.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking, Snowshoeing
Location: South Moat Mountain, Albany, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

AMC Potluck and Presentation: Upwards - Solo thru-paddling New England's Northern Forest Canoe Trail

Date: Thursday, March 28, 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Fifteen years ago, Laurie Apgar Chandler and her two children moved to Maine, beginning a new chapter of life in a log cabin surrounded by lakes and ponds. Changing careers from forestry research to special education, she remarried, and discovered a new passion, wilderness paddling. After losing her husband, Laurie began taking longer and longer trips alone. Photography and journaling captured many of the magic moments, but she began to dream of writing about her adventures. In the summer of 2015, Laurie set off from Old Forge, New York for a 740-mile solo thru-paddle of New England's Northern Forest Canoe Trail, finishing in Fort Kent, Maine 53 days later. Upwards, the story of that journey, is her first book. Achieving her improbable dream, to travel 740 miles alone in a small canoe, was by no means certain. Relatively new to wilderness paddling, she encountered challenges, expected and unexpected, that pushed her to the limits of her courage and endurance. Surprisingly, the scariest of these had a human face. Providing one of the first looks at the country's longest mapped inland paddling route, this tale weaves faith, nature, and the goodness of people into an inspiring adventure on storied waterways like the Allagash. Join us as Laurie regales us with stories and photos from this incredible journey. Her book, Upwards, will be available for purchase. 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. Free and open to the public.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings, Paddling, Social Events
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stanley Moody
FMI: Curtis Memorial Library

AMC Potluck and Presentation - Paddle Maine! Tune up your skills, equipment and knowledge

Date: Thursday, May 2

Have you wanted to get out on the water but not sure where to get started or maybe you want to up your game. What boat is best for you? What equipment do you need? What classes should you take? Where should you go to paddle? How do you go about trying out different options? Are there guided trips in the area? Kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and more... So many choices! Join Scott Shea, Master Maine Guide and owner of Seaspray Kayaking for over 25 years, as we share and prepare for another season of Paddling the beautiful waters of Maine. Scott will discuss cold water safety, rescue techniques, the latest trends in paddling (including stand up paddleboards), and great local places to explore. We have a wealth of opportunities in the Midcoast area from rivers and streams, to local lakes and some of the most wonderful coastline to explore. Scott can guide you to find that perfect spot for the type of outing you are looking for. There will be giveaways during the presentations and lots more...Seaspray Kayaking offers 20% discount on all purchases and rentals to all AMC members. 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. Free and open to the public.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings, Paddling, Paddling - Canoeing, Paddling - Sea Kayaking, Paddling - Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP), Social Events
Location: Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Mtg Room, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stanley Moody
FMI: Seaspray kayaking
FMI: Curtis Memorial Library

WILDERNESS FIRST AID

Date: Saturday, May 4 - Sunday, May 5

Wilderness First Aid training goes beyond standard Red Cross first aid , providing you with the skills needed when you are more than one hour from medical care. Learn to assess & treat injuries in outdoor situations. This course is two full days, and will be taught at Maine Audubon in Falmouth, Maine by Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA). The fee covers instruction and materials, and does not include lodging or meals. The class includes patient assessment, immediate life threats, disabling injuries, hypothermia & other environmental hazards, fractures, sprains and more. Upon successful completion students will receive certification in Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR which are valid for three years Course costs are $175 for AMC Maine chapter members, $200 for AMC members (non-Maine chapter), and $250 if you are not an AMC member. To register for this course call or email Peter Roderick at 207-293-2704 ,or roderick1027@fairpoint.net

First AidActivity Categories: First Aid, Instruction (Skills)
Location: Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm) , Bill Brooke
Registration is required for this activity.

BEGINNING BACKPACKING WORKSHOP

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The introduction to backpacking workshop is for beginners and experienced hikers who would like to take the next step from day hiking to multi-day trips. The workshop will cover the basics needed for a safe and enjoyable three season backpacking trip. Topics include: conditioning for backpacking, planning a backpacking trip, dealing with emergencies, food & water considerations, selection of appropriate clothing and footwear, and gear for backpacking. Have your questions on backpacking answered , see backpacking gear, and a demonstration of how to load a backpack. To register for this workshop or for more information contact the Leader

Instruction (Skills)Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
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.

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