Wilderness First Aid

Date: Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22

THIS CLASS IS FULL . EMAIL outings@amcmaine.org to be put on the wait list. 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. Call or email Bill Brooke at 207-549-5100, outings@amcmaine.org. to register.

First AidActivity Categories: First Aid
Location: Falmouth, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Status: Wait Listed
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm) , Kim Sanders
Registration is required for this activity.

Leader Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Trip Leader meeting for current leaders and others interested in becoming a leader . The objectives of the meeting are to define outings committee priorities, develop the training plan for the coming year, and to identify and schedule outings .

MeetingsActivity Categories: Meetings
Location: AMC Policy Office , 14 Maine Street, Suite 0126 Brunswick, ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Bill Brooke 207-549-5100 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Full Pink Moon Walk

Date: Sunday, April 29

Early evening beach walk on Pine Point Scarborough

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.

Bald Mountain, Camden, Maine

Date: Friday, May 4, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This three mile round trip hike yields great views and provides great hiking terrain. Dinner at Flatbread, Rockport afterward. Contact Emily Davis: emilyjfdavis@gmail.com

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bald Mountain Preserve Camden, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Emily Davis
Registration is required for this activity.

Burnt Meadow Mtn Loop Hike (20's, 30's & Young @ Heart)

Date: Saturday, May 5

Join us for a loop hike of Burnt Meadow Mountain in Brownfield, ME. Approx. 3.3 miles roundtrip and about 1,145 ft of elevation gain. Steeper ascent on North Peak Trail with nice views along the way, more gradual descent via Twin Brook Trail. Open summit with fantastic views. Great intermediate half-day hike to help prep for the summer hiking season. Group pace will average 1.5 mph.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Burnt Meadow Mountain
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm) , Nick Montecalvo
Registration is required for this activity.

Mt. Crawford (3119 FEET)

Date: Saturday, May 5

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

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Hart's Location, NH
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Debby Kantor 207-854-3431 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: Tom Pettingill 207-781-2219 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate
FMI: Hike Description and Driving Directions

Beginning Backpacking Workshop

Date: Tuesday, May 8

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. Register for this workshop online or contact Bill Brooke for more information.

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

Maine Chapter Executive Committee Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 10, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Appalachian Mountain Club's Maine Chapter Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, May 10, 2018. 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
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Kathleen Redmond-Miller

Bald Rock Mountain, Lincolnville, Maine

Date: Friday, May 18

This three mile round trip walk competes with Bald Mountain for great views and a lovely hike, this time in Camden Hills State Park.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Location: Bald Rock Mountain, Lincolnville, Maine
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Emily Davis
Registration is required for this activity.

AT near Stratton Trail Maintenance

Date: Saturday, May 19

This is the Maine Chapter's annual spring maintenance of 'our' section of the Appalachian Trail. Primary activities are removing blowdowns, clearing dranages, and cutting back vegetation with hand tools. We're happy to train those that need it. We have plenty of tools to use for the day.

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

Trail Work - Little Lyford Pond Lodge and Cabins

Date: Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28

Volunteer for trail work at Little Lyford Pond Lodge and Cabins. Help open trails for the summer hiking season. Join other volunteers from Maine Chapter and beyond as we patrol hiking trails in the area in preparation for another busy summer in the Maine Woods Initiative. We berth in the bunkhouse and enjoy off time exploring the area including Gulf Hagas, a beautiful and wild river gorge and Indian Mountain including Laurie's Ledge which provides views north to Katahdin on clear days. Moose sightings are optional but not infrequent. Black fly sightings are frequent but not optional! .

ConservationActivity Categories: Conservation
Adult Member Fee: $108.26
Location: Bowdoin College Grant East Twp
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Trail Work - Medawisla Lodge and Cabins

Date: Friday, May 25 - Monday, May 28

With many miles of trails in the Maine Woods Initiative , the AMC in Maine has lots of volunteer work opportunities. For this trip we will be staying in bunkhouse at the newly rebuilt Medawisla Lodge and Cabins. Come experience the new facilities and help get the nearby trails ready for the summer and fall hiking seasons.

ConservationActivity Categories: Conservation
Adult Member Fee: $108.26
Location: Bowdoin College Grant East
Region: Maine, Inland
Leader: David McCarthy 207-363-2791 (Before 9PM)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous

Inter-chapter 20's and 30's Mizpah Spring Hut Weekend

Date: Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28

Join us for a chance to stay at the Mizpah Spring Hut and have fun hiking with Young Members from all over the Northeast! Nearby southern mountains of the Presidential range include Pierce and Jackson, which offer intermediate to more advanced hiking depending on how far you want to hike. You can go on a planned group hike, hike with some new friends, enjoy the views from the hut, and enjoy what the hut has to offer. The hut is 2.6 miles from the trailhead and offers smaller bunkrooms. We plan to have a group burrito dinner for Saturday night, by having everyone bring a piece of the dinner up to the hut. The hut is self-service at this time of year and we have access to the kitchen. It is $45 for AMC members and $54 for non AMC members per person per night, the rates do not include tax. To make your reservation, call the AMC reservation line at 603-466-2727. Use Group# 391091, the name is listed as "AMC Maine Chapter". **Make your reservation now, space is limited!!! Any available bunks will be released to the public after April 26th.

HikingActivity Categories: Hiking
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Sarah Keats 207-245-2563 (before 9pm) , Marielle Postava-Davignon
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Full Flower Moon Walk

Date: Monday, May 28

Early evening shoreline walk where Winslow Homer lived and painted on Prouts Neck Scarborough.

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.

Alpine Garden Hike

Date: Saturday, June 2, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Experience the flowers and plants of the Alpine Garden on Mt. Washington. We will carpool up the Mt. Washington Auto Road to the Cow Pasture area and hike down to the Alpine Garden along the Huntington Ravine Trail. Limited to 10 participants.

ConservationActivity Categories: Conservation, Critical Treasure, Hiking, Photography
Location: Mt. Washington, Alpine Garden Trail
Region: New Hampshire, White Mountains
Leader: Peg Nation 207-583-2720 (before 9pm)
Co-Leader: JoAnne Diller
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to difficult

The Lost Villages of Flagstaff Lake

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The creation of Flagstaff Lake wrote a sad chapter in our history. The three villages of Bigelow, Dead River and Flagstaff were inundated and their residents forced to relocate and scatter. Buildings, most of them purchased by CMP prior to the gates in the dam being closed, were either razed, sold, or moved by their owners. Some buildings were left to be flooded. Long Falls Dam was constructed in 1948 and 1949 and impounds an area of approximately 22,000 acres. Alan Burnell and Kenny Wing, lifelong Mainers have had a shared passion for the story. They will share the photos and storied from their book, Lost Villages of Flagstaff Lake.

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

Kayak Assisted and Self Rescue

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

Sea Kayak assisted and self rescue training course taught by BCU trained sea kayakers (3* & 4*) at Range Pond in Poland ME. We will demonstrate safe boating set up for sea kayakers, demoing both assisted techniques (T-rescue, eskimo rescue) and self rescue techniques. Must have kayak, spray skirt, paddle, pfd, paddle float, cold water immersion gear. Instructors will work with all participants to improve and master rescue techniques. Bring lunch and plan on paddling Range ponds after training.

Paddling - Sea KayakingActivity Categories: Paddling - Sea Kayaking
Location: Range Pond State park Poland ME
Region: Maine, Southern and Mid-Coast
Leader: Albert Mandell 207-402-1089 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Registrar: Al Mandell 207-402-1089 (before 9 pm)

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

Date: Saturday, June 16 - Sunday, June 17

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 Preserved Land
Region: Maine, Downeast and Acadia
Leader: Denise Fredette 207-939-3670 (after 5pm) , Sarah Keats 207-756-4226 (before 9pm)
Registration is required for this activity.

Sea Kayaking, Androscoggin River, Brunswick

Date: Saturday, June 16, 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 weather conditions are unfavorable, we'll go Sunday, 6/17. Trip difficulty: moderate.

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.

Lakes of the Clouds Hut Trip: June 21-22

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.

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
Leader: Cindy Caverly 207-530-2446 (Before 8pm)
Registration is required for this activity.
Trip Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

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

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

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
Leader: Peter Roderick 207-293-2704 (before 9pm) , Cindy Caverly
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.

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.

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.

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

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