Lakes of the Clouds Hut Trip: June 28-29

Date: Thursday, June 28 - Friday, June 29

This trip provides a quick visit to the White Mountains, including the summit of Mt. Washington, weather permitting. Hikers enjoy the combination of active outdoor experience with comforts of prepared meals and a bunk at the Lake of the Clouds hut. Experience the solitude of the mountains, and an adventure with like-minded folks. Level of Physical Challenge- Strenuous. 5 to 8 hours of hiking on varied terrain, including some steep up/down hiking. Participants don't have to be experienced backpackers, but do need to be fit. Price: $116 (Purchase your own trail food for two days, optional gratuity for hut staff) Maximum participants: 10 For route and more information: contact the leader Emily Davis.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Adult Member Fee: $116
Location: White Mountains , New Hampshire
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Emily Davis
Registration is required for this activity.

Pineland - Bradbury Corridor Dayhike

Date: Thursday, June 28, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dayhike from Pineland Prerserve in Gray to Bradbury Mtn. State Park in Pownal, thru forests and open powerline cooridor and then back to forest up the backside of Bradbury Park and over Bradbury Mtn. If time allows we'll detour to Tryon Mtn to see an old quarry. Estimated 10 miles one way. Start at Pineland's Depot Rd. Trailhead. At Bradbury parking lot we'll carpool people back to Pineland. May be good birdwatching along the powelines section. More information following registration.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Pineland, Pownal ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Stephen Brezinski 207-353-9854 (Before 9 PM) , Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9 PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Map and Compass Workshop

Date: Saturday, June 30

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 at Bradbury SP in the afternoon putting to practice what was learned in the morning. Class size limited.

Instruction (Skills)Activity Categories: Instruction (Skills)
Location: Freeport Community LIbrary Freeport, Me
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm) , Roger David
Registration is required for this activity.

Young Members Social @ El Rayo (Portland)

Date: Monday, July 2, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Young Members will host a social at El Rayo, 26 Free Street, Portland, Maine from 630pm to 830pm, July 2nd. If you are interested in conversing with people about the outdoors, getting involved with the AMC, and having a good time; this will be the spot for it! A lot of exciting things going on, and the best way to hear about them is to come on down to this event. All are welcome!

Social EventsActivity Categories: Social Events
Location: El Rayo (Portland)
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Nick Montecalvo 978-518-9448 (Any)

Hike Saddleback and the Horn

Date: Saturday, July 7

Need 4,000 footers in Maine? We will hike Saddleback and the Horn via the Saddleback ski area and the Appalachian Trail. This is a moderate to strenuous 6.8 mile round trip hike with approximately 3,500 ft elevation gain. We will hike very steeply up the ski slopes amid beautiful wildflowers. Once we reach the AT, there are stunning views of the area mountain ranges and Rangeley Lake. This is a great way to pick up two 4,000 footers in one day.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Region: Maine, Western
Status: Full
Leader: Cindy Caverly 207-530-2446 (Before 8pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Mt Morgan (2220') and Mt Percival (2212')

Date: Saturday, July 7

5.5-mile loop hike over Mount Morgan and Mount Percival, with 1550' of elevation gain. Moderate pace. Excellent views. Option to experience ladders and caves.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Holderness, NH
Region: New Hampshire, Lakes Region
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9:00pm)
Co-Leader: Tom Pettingill 207-781-2219
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: Description of hike, with map & pictures
FMI: Description of hike when done in winter

Trail Work -Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins-July9-12, 2018

Date: Monday, July 9 - Thursday, July 12

Trail work trip to the Maine Woods Initiative/100 mile Wilderness area. Lodging at Gorman Chairback Lodge and Cabins. Under the direction of Jarod Coyne, Trails Supervisor 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

2 Day Paddle around Arrowsic Island: Kennebec Estuary

Date: Wednesday, July 11 - Thursday, July 12

2 Day Paddle around Arrowsic Island: Kennebec Estuary Launching from Phippburg (overnight parking available) we will follow the Kennebec River's outgoing tide to Perkins Island on the Maine Island Trail (~7miles), and camp for the night with options to hike to the lighthouse. Day 2: On the water by 8:00am to ride the tide up the Back River into Hockomock Bay for an early lunch stop, making it through Hells Gate on the noon slack tide, and back down the Kennebec past BIW to our put in by midafternoon. Mileage ~14. Currents are strong in these waters and we will use them to our advantage. Intermediate to experienced paddlers with sea kayaks >16', spray skirts and PFD's required. Each participant will provide their own food and something for the evening potluck. There are no fires or facilities on Perkins island, BYO wagbag.

Paddling - Sea KayakingActivity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Alicia Heyburn 207-522-8065 (Before 9:00) , Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Maine Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, July 12, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Chapter Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: Meeting Location: AMC's Maine Policy Office, 14 Maine Street, Suite 126, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kathleen Redmond-Miller

Sea Kayaking camping trip - North Haven/Vinalhaven

Date: Saturday, July 14 - Tuesday, July 17

Starting in Stonington, we will paddle to Calderwood Island (8 miles) for first night of island camping, then on to Hurricane Island (10 miles) through the Fox Islands Thorofare for second night's stay and then around south end of Vinalhaven to Little Hens or Hay Island (10 miles) for another night and then back to Stonington (11 miles). Comfort with open water crossings, willingness to paddle in wind and waves as necessary (with safety first) and previous kayak camping experience required. Contact trip leader for further details.

Paddling - Sea KayakingActivity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Stonington
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Social at Orono Brewing Bangor

Date: Sunday, July 15, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the AMC Maine Chapter at Orono Brewing in Bangor to have a brew while learning about upcoming chapter events, exploring opportunities for volunteering, and meeting Maine Chapter members. AMC members, prospective members and non-members are all welcome. Please RSVP, but if you find yourself free that night, come on by.

Social EventsActivity Categories: Social Events
Location: Orono Brewing, 26 State Street, Bangor
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm)

6th Annual Inter-Chapter Young Members Rangeley Lake State Park Camping Weekend

Date: Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22

Join us for some summer fun and camping at Rangeley Lake State Park! The Maine Young Members group is hosting our Sixth 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 $10 deposit per person for camping. This deposit is refundable up to July 7th and after that date the deposit is nonrefundable.

CampingActivity Categories: Camping
Location: Rangeley Lake State Park
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Sarah Keats 207-245-2563 (before 9pm) , Denise Fredette
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy to Strenuous
FMI: Rangeley Lake State Park

Sea Kayak Island Camping with the NY-NJ chapter

Date: Friday, July 20, 4:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sea Kayak Island Camping Muscongus Bay. 3 days, 2 nights paddling 10 - 12 miles Sat/Sun. requirements: 14.5' decked boat with dual bulkheads minimum, pfd, skirt, pump, immersion gear. Must be comfortable with open water crossings (2 - 3 miles), paddling in chop and assisted/self rescue.

Paddling - Sea KayakingActivity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Adult Member Fee: $45
Adult Non-Member Fee: $45
Location: Muscongus Bay
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Albert Mandell 207-402-1089 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: albert mandell 207-402-1089 (before 9 pm)

Full Moon Hike

Date: Thursday, July 26

A hike at night watching the full moon rise while listening and looking for the sights and sounds of the night is planned. Woods, a pond, a boardwalk and more are all part of the journey.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Donnabeth Lippman Park, Windham, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Larry DeHof
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy, level, some uneven ground
FMI: Donnabeth Lippman Park

KATAHDIN WOODS & WATERS MONUMENT, International Appalachian Trail Backpack .

Date: Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29

KATAHDIN WOODS & WATERS MONUMENT, International Appalachian Trail Backpack . When: Friday July 27 thru Sunday July 29, 2018 Join this AMC lead, two-night monumental backpack though Maine's newest National Monument, along the International Appalachian Trail. From the trailhead we'll hike south along the shore of the East Branch of the Penobscot River, cross over Deasey Mountain and ford Wassataquoik Stream before exiting on the KWW Monument's Loop Rd. We'll be out for three days walking and two nights at a lean-to or tenting The trip is limited to seven hikers in all and the trip is geared toward beginner and intermediate backpackers, but all levels are welcome. More information will be sent following registration. Activity Categories: Backpacking Location: International Appalachian Trail (IAT) thru the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, DeLorme Map 51. Region: Maine, North Central Leader: Stephen Brezinski sbrez1@comcast.net 207-353-9854 (before 9 pm), Leader: Bill Brooke Registration is required for this activity. More information will be sent following registration. Trip Difficulty: Moderate FMI: https://www.internationalatmaine.org/ and https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/56fce5_6c53654ef1af4818a563f2f093159c42.pdf and https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/56fce5_69d7ea1259cd47f0a273205bfd8bf025.pdf

BackpackingActivity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Katahdin Woods & Waters Nat. Mon.
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Stephen Brezinski 207-353-9854 (before 9 PM) , Bill Brooke
Registration is required for this activity.

Backpack International Appalachian Trail through Katahdin Woods and Waters Natiional Monument

Date: Friday, July 27 - Sunday, July 29

Hike the International Appalachian Trail from Baxter State Park border to Grand Lake Road (30.2 miles) passing through the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument and along the East Branch of the Penobscot River. Trip suitable for experienced hikers and backpackers with appropriate gear. Average 10 miles hiking per day. Although lean-tos at planned camping stops participants must be prepared to tent as spots in lean-tos are first come/first served. Chance to experience this remote and scenic backcountry area with veteran Maine Chapter leaders.

BackpackingActivity Categories: Backpacking
Location: Swift Brook Road off Maine Route 11
Region: Maine, Inland
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm) , Cindy Caverly
Registration is required for this activity.

Full Buck Moon Walk Biddeford,Maine

Date: Friday, July 27

Evening walk along the shoreline in Biddeford Pool to watch the full moon rise over Wood Island Lighthouse.

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

Trail Maintenance - Downeast Island

Date: Saturday, July 28

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

ConservationActivity Categories: Conservation
Location: Brooklin, ME
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Jeff Pengel
Registration is required for this activity.

Sea Kayaking, Androscoggin River, Brunswick

Date: Saturday, July 28, 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 for refreshments. If the downstream river flow is heavy, we will go to another nearby location. If conditions are unfavorable, we'll go Sunday, 7/29. Trip difficulty: moderate. Leader: Carolyn Welch (207)725-8178. cwelch6789@gmail.com.

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

Half-day Hike at Wolfe's Neck State Park

Date: Sunday, July 29

Spend a morning exploring the rocky coast of Casco Bay, walk through woods and search for signs of wildlife at Wolfe's Neck State Park near Freeport Maine. We'll look for osprey, survey local geology and examine the forest floor on this easy three-mile hike.

PaddlingActivity Categories: Paddling
Location: Wolfe's Neck State Park
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Jeanne Christie 207-310-8708 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Larry DeHof
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Easy, some hills and rough footing
FMI: Wolfe's Neck State Park

Cathance River to Merrymeeting Bay

Date: Thursday, August 2

Let's head out with the tide (low at noon) and enjoy an easy paddle out to one of the islands in Merrymeeting Bay (a fresh water tidal bay). Bring some fun snacks to share for lunch. Sea kayaks with a sprayskirt preferred due to potential for wind and waves 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 about 4+ hours out. Distance covered will depend on conditions and group ability. You must be able to handle open water, waves and wind. To register contact Michelle and include information about your kayak, 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

Androscoggin Riverlands State Park

Date: Sunday, August 5

Come explore the lovely wooded trails at this less known and newest Maine State Park. We'll enjoy views of the Androscoggin River along the way and find a nice spot for a lunch stop. We'll chat about how parks like this were helped with funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Bring a bathing suit along and we might be able to enjoy a swim in the river from the boat launch after the hike. Plan on at least 3-4 hours of hiking. Email leader to get a detailed description of the hike. Please include a bit of info about yourself, hiking experience and a phone contact.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Androscoggin Riverlands State Park, Turner and Leeds
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 to Moderate
FMI: Androscoggin Riverlands SP

Stonington to Big Baker Island and Pond Island camping trip

Date: Friday, August 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sea Kayaking trip with one night stays on Big Baker Island and Pond Island. Experienced campers and sea kayakers and hopefully mostly experienced sea kayak campers welcome. Group reservation made at Old Quarry Campground for the night of August 16 to allow early start to trip. Must have full on sea kayak, spray skirt, paddle float, compass and other gear required for safe travel on the ocean. Training in group rescue and comfort with immersion in water in case of capsize. Campsites primitive with earthen tent pads.. Call leader for more details.

Paddling - Sea KayakingActivity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Stonington and Blue Hill Bay
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Sea Kayaking, New Meadows River, Brunswick

Date: Saturday, August 18, 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. If the conditions are unfavorable, we will go on Sunday August 19th Trip difficulty: moderate.

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

Blueberry Mountain hike

Date: Sunday, August 19

Join us to enjoy a relatively short (although steep and rocky at times) hike up Blueberry Mountain in Evans Notch. The trail to the summit gains only 1750 in elevation, but is made worth it by fields of ripe blueberries and excellent ridgeline views of the Evans Notch region. We will hike the loop trail and include a side trip to a beautiful swimming hole (bring your swimsuit!) towards the end to make the trip a total of 4.5 miles long.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Evans Notch
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Sarah Hunter
Co-Leader: Natalie Skovran
Registration is required for this activity.

AMC LEADER TRAINING WORKSHOP

Date: Saturday, August 25

Join experienced Maine AMC Leaders and AMCs Leadership Trainers 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.

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

Full Sturgeon Moon Walk, Scarborough, Maine

Date: Sunday, August 26

Evening walk on Prouts Neck shoreline where Winslow Homer lived and painted to watch the full moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean.

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

Mt. Chase Lodge 3 nts stay and Katahdin Woods and Water Nat. Monument

Date: Tuesday, September 4 - Friday, September 7

Join us for 3 nights and 4 days at a great location and experience a traditional Maine Lodge. Mt. Chase Lodge is located on Upper Shin Pond and makes a great jumping off spot to visit Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Enjoy some of the finest cuisine while enjoying waterfront accommodations. Cabins and lodge rooms available. Breakfast and dinner will be included in our group rate. Days will be spend as you wish or join us on a group outing. In the monument, you can hike, bike or paddle. You are also just a short distance to Baxter State Park's northern entrance. There are also plenty of lakes to paddle and nearby hills to climb. Go for a swim off the dock after your day's outing or use one of the canoes or kayaks for a paddle on Upper Shin Pond. Listen to loons calling and relax at the water's edge. Please contact leader - Michelle Moody - for booking information and rates. Let us know if you want to share a room.

BicyclingActivity Categories: Bicycling, Bicycling - Mountain, Hiking, Paddling, Social Events
Location: Mt. Chase Lodge, Upper Shin Pond, Mt. Chase, Maine
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Michelle Moody 207-406-5221 (before 9pm) , Stan Moody
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Mixed based on activity chosen
FMI: Mt. Chase Lodge
FMI: National Park Service - KWWNM

Maine Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 13, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Chapter Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Meetings of the Executive Committee are open to all AMC members.

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC's Maine Policy Office, 14 Maine Street, Suite 126, Brunswick Maine 04011
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kathleen Redmond-Miller

Trail and Boundary Work - Medawisla Lodge and Cabins

Date: Friday, October 5 - Monday, October 8

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
Adult Member Fee: $108.26
Location: Bowdoin College Grant East
Region: Maine, Inland
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