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AMC SEM 100-MILE HIKING CLUB
Log your miles; earn an awesome patch!
SEM Hiking Committee has just initiated an “100-Mile Hiking
Club” for SEM members who get out on the trails regularly
with the club.
To get your name included on the online spreadsheet so
you can record your miles hiked with the AMC after July
1st (using the honor system), just send an email to either
hikingchair@amcsem.org or hikingvicechair@amcsem.org.
credit www.lovetheoutdoors.org
Kayak Hurricane, white
14’, tandem, brand new
seats, has been garaged in order to get
seats from factory (old
ones rusted), easy
to steer, dry storage
with sealed cover, can
be driven by one person
too. Only used one summer. Asking
$800, Rona ronarobinson@hotmail.
com 508-364-0568. Includes yellow
seat cover to protect inside of the
kayak.
Where to find activities (hikes, bikes, etc.)
1. The monthly Breeze - email
2. AMC Outdoors magazine - mail
3. Online trip listings
4. Sign-up for short notice trips
Men’s Conquest
Boots, size 7. Very warm
and comfortable but not a good fit
for a woman’s foot. $60 Sue Salmon
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Men’s Mavic Cycling Shirt, Medium.
Worn once and washed. Asking $30.
Sue Salmon at sfranc321@gmail.com
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Where to find Breeze Publications
Volunteers Wanted
Volunteer for the Executive Board. Do you have skill and
want to see where you fit? Lead hikes bike, ski, snowshoe,
x-country or paddle trips. We have volunteer positions open!
Contact chair@amcsem.org
Want SEM activities delivered right to your email inbox?
Sign up for AMC “digests”. Access the Member Center from
our home page (amcsem.org) or call 800-372-1758.
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Pictures and Article Submissions
We encourage SEM members to submit articles and photos
for both the Breeze and our website. Materials will be edited
at the editor’s discretion, send to breeze.editor@amcsem.org
Want to sell your stuff?
email commschair@amcsem.org with the details.
2013 Executive Board
Chapter Chair
Chair@amcsem.org
Cheryl Lathrop, 508-668-4698
Vice Chapter Chair
vicechair@amcsem.org
Maureen Kelly, 508-224-9188
Secretary
secretary@amcsem.org
Karen Singleton, 508-730-7702
Treasurer
treasurer@amcsem.org
Patty Rottmeier
508-982-1099 (c), 508-228-4207 (h)
Past Chapter Chair
pastchapterchair@amcsem.org
Jim Plouffe, 508-562-0051
Cycling/Biking
bikingchair@amcsem.org
John Fortier, 508-982-1855
Cycling/Biking (Vice)
bikingvicechair@amcsem.org
Joe Tavila
Cycling/Biking (Vice)
bikingvicechair@amcsem.org
Cheryl Washwell
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Cape Hiking
capehikingchair@amcsem.org
Farley Lewis, 508-775-9168
Cape Hiking (Vice)
capehikingvicechair@amcsem.
org
Peter Selig, 508-394-9064
Cape Hiking (Vice)
capehikingvicechair@amcsem.
org
Janet DiMattia, 508-394-9064
Communications
commschair@amcsem.org
Andrea Holden, 774-219-2426
Communications (Vice)
commsvicechair@amcsem.org
Gina Hurley, 508-362-6573
Conservation
conservationchair@amcsem.org
Joanne Jarzobski, 508-7757425
Education (Vice)
educationvicechair@amcsem.
org
Barry Farnsworth, 508-272-1522
Hiking
hikingchair@amcsem.org
Walt Granda, 508-971-6444
Hiking (Vice)
hikingvicechair@amcsem.org
Paul Miller, 508-369-4151
Membership
membershipchair@amcsem.org
Ed Miller, 774-222-0104
5-9pm, no calls after 9pm
please
XC Ski
xcskichair@amcsem.org
Barbara Hathaway, 508-8807266
Trails
trailschair@amcsem.org
Lou Sikorsky, 508-678-3984
Canoe/Kayak
paddlingchair@amcsem.org
George Wey, 781-789-8005
Chapter Youth Program
(CYP)
cypchair@amcsem.org
Sally Delisa, 781-834-6851
Trails (Vice)
trailsvicechair@amcsem.org
Wayne Anderson, 508-697-5289
Canoe/Kayak (Vice)
paddlingvicechair@amcsem.org
Betty Hinkley, 508-241-4782
Education
educationchair@amcsem.org
Len Ulbricht, 508-359-2250
Social Chair
socialchair@amcsem.org
Jodi Jensen, 781-762-4483
AD Hoc Committees
Social (Vice)
socialvicechair@amcsem.org
Ellen Correia
Family Events Chair
familyeventschair@amcsem.org
Chris Pellegrini, 508-233-9203
Family Events Chair
familyeventsvicechair@amcsem.org
Bill Pellegrini
Staff
Social Networking Moderator
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Susan Salmon
Webmaster
webmaster@amcsem.org
Cheryl Lathrop/Andrea Holden
Breeze Editor
breeze.editor@amcsem.org
Andrea Holden, 774-219-2426
Blast Editor
blast.editor@amcsem.org
Andrea Holden, 774-219-2426
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Volunteer with us!
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View from the Chair
By Cheryl Lathrop
D
o you know how easy it is for me to find my AMC hikes? Or a bike or
paddle if I want to go? Do I go search? No! I let the activities come right
to me—right into my email inbox. So convenient!
I used the AMC Member Center, and signed up for my 3 AMC “digests” –I picked
hiking, biking, and paddling. But, you can choose any three. Access the AMC
Member Center from our own SEM website. Log in and choose your digests. Or
call the 800 number for help doing it (800-372-1758).
Also, don’t forget our SEM “SNEL”—ShortNoticeEmailList. If you sign up and join the Yahoo group, last minute
(spontaneous) activities again come right to your email
inbox. So convenient. Signup is on our SEM website. (Note:
The SNEL also notifies us of last minute changes and cancellations.)
And, as always, a big big thank you to all of our volunteer activity leaders who set up these great outdoor
adventures for us every week!
I’LL BE OUTSIDE ON THE TRAILS, ROADS, and WATERWAYS THIS AUGUST!
WHERE WILL YOU BE? NOT ON THE SOFA, I HOPE! GET OUTSIDE!
Got something to say? Got a good idea? Want to volunteer?
Feel free to contact me anytime about anything!
chair@amcsem.org
Photo Credit: The Outdoors Guy
As always, feel free to contact your chapter chair, or vice chapter chair at any time.
Chapter Chair: Cheryl Lathrop (chair@amcsem.org) ~ Vice Chapter Chair: Maureen Kelly (vicechair@amcsem.org)
If you’d like to give back to your SEM chapter, we’ll find something small for you to do to get started.
Contact the Chapter Chair at chair@amcsem.org and we’ll match up your interests and capabilities with our needs.
Are you a detail person, long-time chapter member & former board member?
We’re forming a committee to update our chapter Bylaws and Operating Rules.
See our current Bylaws and Operating Rules. Contact your Chapter Chair at chair@amcsem.org.
Like to work with groups of children? Want to share your outdoor knowledge with
the next generation?
Our Chapter Youth Program (CYP) is looking for a leader. A typical CYP might include a local walk with some
nature lesson or trail game. Contact Sally Delisa cypcoordinator@amcsem.org
Like to ski? Want to see more ski trips?
Our Ski Committee needs a Vice Ski Chair to work with our Ski Chair to help to plan ski events, both downhill and cross-country. Contact xcskichair@amcsem.org for more information.
Conservation minded? Want more conservation activities?
Our Conservation Committee needs a Vice Conservation Chair to work with our Conservation Chair to help
plan conservation events and education. Contact conservationchair@amcsem.org for more information.
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PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Follins/Mill Ponds
July 2, 2013
By Jean Orser, Leader
Paddlers: Jean Orser, Leader, Paul Corriveau, Co-Leader, Vickie Blair-
Smith, Bill Fischer, David Metcalf, Bob Zani
A perfect day to paddle Follins/Mill Ponds as wind was 12-16mph with
some gusts, but we stayed close to shore and the wind felt great. We left
put-in and paddled counterclockwise around Follins Pond to Weir Creek
and easily passed under the North Dennis road bridge (Boston hi tide
8:29 am 8.8 ft) into Mill Pond. We passed several crabbers and Crab
Creek Conservation area. We circumnavigated the pond noting that
there no longer was a putting green behind one house. There was a stiff
incoming current at the bridge, but everyone made it thru quite easily.
We continued paddling Follins Pond stopping to look at a spring historians say was used by Leif Eriksson around 1000 A.D. and boulders with
holes typical of Norse mooring holes. Lunch on beach
at 12:15 pm. Then on to
Dinahs Pond and Kelleys
Bay and back to the put-in
at 2 pm for a total of 7.5
miles according to Bob and
Bill. Along the way we saw
2 osprey nests with birds, a
cormorant eating a snake,
swans, geese and a egret.
There was very little boat
traffic which was great. A
nice relaxing day to be on
the water.
Photos provided by Jean Orser
Wilderness
First Aid Training
The fall SEM offering of WFA (Woofer
as some call it) will be held November 9
& 10, 2013 at the Chapel Meeting House
in Foxboro, MA. It is taught by a professional instructor from SOLO schools.
The WFA course runs 8-4 that Saturday
and Sunday. CPR follows the Saturday
session. Pricing is as follows: $145
AMC Member Price, $170 for non-AMC
members. CPR is optional for additional $35.
This course covers back woods first
aid for those hikers who want to be prepared should a medical situation arise
when they are in a remote area far from
a quick 911 EMT response. Whether one
is hiking up north or out west, camping
or backpacking away from populated areas, biking distant routes, paddling the
hinterlands or backcountry skiing, accidents do happen and adverse health
conditions do arise. This course teaches the skills necessary to identify and
treat medical issues common to wilderness settings and to prepare for longterm care scenarios. This emergency
response training includes patient assessment, trauma, musculoskeletal and
soft tissue injuries, splinting, environmental emergencies, animal and insect
bites, and a variety of other topics. The
course is a mix of classroom lecture
and practical exercises. Both days are
required to certify. WFA prepares you
to treat and stabilize victims until professional help arrives, which could take
many hours and perhaps overnight. If
you venture into remote areas, whether
or not you are an AMC trip leader, WFA
will give you confidence you can handle
that unexpected situation we all hope
will never occur.
To register or for further information,
contact Barry Farnsworth, Education
Vice Chairperson, at educationvicecha
ir@amcsem.org
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PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Follins/Mill Ponds Cont’d
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PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Oyster Pond to Mill Pond
July 10, 2013
By Bob Zani
Paddlers: Bob Zani Leader, George Wey, Tom Jones, Cheryl Doran, Fred Anderson, Bill Horrigan, Jean Orser, Paul Corriveau, Betty Hinkley, Vicky Blair-Smith Sweep
Nice paddle with nice weather cooperating. We had a good workout from Mill Pond back to Stage
Harbor with a strong headwind, an adverse tide, and a fair chop. Total of 9.6 miles.
PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Lewis Bay
July 17, 2013
By Ed Foster
Paddlers: Ed Foster - leader, Paul Corriveau, Jean Orser, George Wey, Hugh Blaire-Smith
I was the last to arrive at the put-in and there was only one parking spot left. Max was at the
put-in planning to paddle directly to Egg Island and a Power Squadron cookout. We set off in
a clockwise direction and explored the small cove at the southeast end of Lewis Bay. Two paddlers opted to carry over the sand spit connecting Pine Island to the mainland into Pine Island
Creek, an attractive little cove, while the others paddled around. After emerging from the cove
we headed into Uncle Roberts Cove past several fields of oysters bags. Two paddlers went under
the Great Island Road bridge and pretty far up the salt marsh before running out of water. After
leaving Uncle Roberts Cove it was a quick paddle to Egg Island to meet up with Max and his
Power Squadron buddies for lunch and Jean’s brownies. After lunch Max persuaded us to enter a Bocce competition, AMC vs. Power
Squadron; we got creamed but discovered that George had a real knack for the game. Paul wanted to play another match so we had a
short men vs. women game; the men won. It was getting a bit late so we decided to paddle directly back to the put-in, logging 6 very
easy and pleasant miles under light southeast winds.
PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Egg island
July 17, 2013
By Max Sarazin
Paddlers: Max Sarazin (solo)
Today’s Egg Island Rendezvous was as good as any with a light breeze . Paddling solo, Max went thru fleets of Optimist prams, Lasers,
and Cape Cod Knockabouts . We arrived to see Lee Johnson with his USPS flag on a 9 foot pole with 3 guys on the highest point which
had just come out of the water at 1055 with low tide scheduled for 1303 . USPS members arrived by kayak, sail & power . Max unloaded
grille and got charcoal going to cook his rack of ribs then there was room for everything else after a short grillin . People asked about
the ribs and they are Plumrose from Stop & Shop, the only good ones . Max went to move his canoe as the tide was dropping further
and noticed the anchor line was gone, and just before asking for help to find his anchor he noticed he was at the wrong end of the canoe!
Don’t tell anyone.
Soon after, the AMC arrived with Ed Foster, Bill Wey, and Jean Orsor & Paul Carriveau . They joined in and saw what a wonderful
organization the U.S. Power Squadron is, people that is - we like to party! AMCers can still take the basic boating course and join in on
our upcoming Bass River Rendezvous . Anyway we got down to business with a bocce game of USPS vs AMC with Max & Joan Croft
referees, course USPS won as they get more practice . AMC and the Wampys both played bocce, but one day the trip leader wasn’t too
happy when Max broke out the bocce balls and that ended it except when we scheduled a PaddleQue to Bees River in Eastham . The men
beat the ladies in the second round . New rules in effect as of last year consisting of a woman’s tee a little closer when a male member
tosses out the jack ball too far, but of course women lie and cheat and men only lie when they cheat.
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PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Bass River
July 20, 2013
By Bob Zani
Paddlers: Bob Zani Leader, Jeff Hyman, Paul Corriveau, Jean Orser, Kerry Griffin
Windy trip to start as we headed south. After a half mile or so we could see Grand Cove
where we were to meet up with Margot and her group. Could not see them so assumed
they had cancelled. We were fighting a fifteen plus knot headwind and a pretty good
chop which was enhanced with the high speed boat traffic so we wimped out and turned
to the north. The rest of the paddle was in mostly flat water with a few small swells at
times when exposed to the wind. A total of 8.89 miles with a nice group of paddlers.
On arriving home and checking email, found out that Margot and her group had waited
for us on the west side of the river. We couldn’t see them so we never met but both groups had a nice paddle on a windy day.
Photos provided by Jean Orser
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PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Barnstable Harbor,
July 24, 2013
By Ed Foster
Paddlers: Ed Foster - Leader, Paul Corriveau, Bill Fischer Jean Orser
George Wey, Bob Zani
We followed the current up Clay’s Creek a bit fearful that there might not
yet be enough water to get through. That turned out not to be a problem, we
easily made it to the junction of Bass Creek. Paddling out of Bass Creek
had us going against the incoming tide and we had to work pretty hard at
places.
Once into Barnstable Harbor we found the calmest conditions we had encountered there in quite a few years. it was an easy paddle to the tip of
Chapin beach where we had an early lunch. However getting in and out of
our boats was made a bit tricky by the strong cross shore current set up by the still incoming tide. After lunch we decided to take advantage of the incoming tide by going up Chase Garden Creek. One paddler decided to skip that so now there were only five of us. At
Bray’s farm two paddlers got out of their boats to stretch their legs and check out the chickens, goats, and cattle. Once back in the boats
we decided that this was a good place to turn around so we headed out against a now reduced incoming tide. After a little over a mile of
following the twists and turns of the creek the tide had finally come in enough to mostly flood the marsh so we could head straight over
the marsh to the put-in. We made a slight detour to get a closer look at a small seal and then continued in a straight line to the put-in
and the end of an 8.5 mile paddle.
DIY - Do It Yourself - Homemade Natural Bug Spray
By Andrea Holden
Communications Chair
Recipes provided by
Wellness Mama
Fresh or Dried Herbs
Bug Spray
Ingredients:
- Distilled water
- Witch hazel or rubbing
alcohol
- Dried herbs: peppermint, spearmint, citronella, lemongrass,
catnip, lavender, cinnamon, cedarwood, eucalyptus etc.
How to Make Bug Spray From Fresh or Dried Herbs:
Boil 1 cup of water and add 3-4 TBSP of dried herbs total in any
combination from the above. Use approx. 1 TBSP each of peppermint, spearmint, catnip and lavender, and also throw in a couple of
dried cloves. Mix well, cover and let cool (covering is important to
keep the volatile oils in!) Strain herbs out (use paper coffee filter,
cheesecloth, or metal strainer) and mix water with 1 cup of witch
hazel or rubbing alcohol. Store in a spray bottle in a cool place
(fridge is great) Use as needed.
Vinegar of the Four Thieves Insect Repellent
Fair warning: this stuff stinks when wet, though the smell disappears as it dries. It works incredibly well, is very strong and has
antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is based on a recipe that
was used by thieves during the Black Plague to keep from getting
sick. They used it internally and externally to avoid catching the
disease and to keep the flies and other pests away. According to
legend, it worked and they survived…
Ingredients:
1 - 32 ounce bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar
2 - TBSP each of dried Sage, Rosemary, Lavender, Thyme and Mint
1 - quart size or larger glass or plastic jar with airtight lid (reuse
pickle, coffee or couscous canister, or peanut butter jars etc)
How to Make the Vinegar of the Four Thieves Insect Repellent:
Put the vinegar and dried herbs into large glass jar.
Seal tightly and store on counter or place you will see it daily.
Shake well each day for 2-3 weeks. After 2-3 weeks, strain the
herbs out and store in spray bottles or tincture bottles (reuse spray
bottles you already have), preferably in fridge. To use on skin,
dilute to half with water in a spray bottle and use as needed.
Where to get dried herbs? YourCraftSupplier on etsy.com or Atlantic Spice in Truro MA, Mountain Rose Herbs in OR
Questions, suggestions, want to know how to DIY something else?
Send to Andrea Holden, commschair@amcsem.org
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Take A Long Hike
Female Hikers, Unite
By Ray Anderson
don’t know much about this group or how active they are,
but their site looks interesting. They have eleven chapters, all
Hello fellow hikers.
in the east except for a chapter in Michigan. I suspect this is
because of the increasing popularity of women, young and
This column is for all hikers, backpackers, and campers. old, hiking the Appalachian Trail. Trail Dames held their own
Most of my blog subscribers are male and most comments conference this past June in Virginia.
I’ve received have been from men. Judging by the increased
numbers of females on trails, I would have expected more Another blogger mentioned the Women’s Adventure Club of
readership and feedback from women. Every year I see more Centre County PA, which ran an Appalachian Hiking Series
of the fair sex out on trails, and that’s a positive development For Women this past summer. When I thru-hiked the A.T.
some years ago, I remember how grateful I was to a young
for the AMC hiking community.
lady who had---all day---hauled my sack of soaked and dirty
Now and then, I see something referring to women hikers. laundry I’d left at the shelter.
Recently, it was Trail Dames at www.traildames.com. I
A couple of years ago, Jennifer Pharr Davis captured the speed
record for hiking the Appalachian Trail. She trimmed 26
hours off the previous record set by a man! Click above and
you’ll see the stunning article from Men’s Journal. That she
hiked the entire length of the A.T. in 46 days, 11 hours, and
26 minutes is incomprehensible to me. She was chosen as
one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year.
The picture below is from a hike with friends to AMC’s
Mizpah Springs Hut. Most of the women I see on hikes are fit
and tough. Welcome.
Ray’s Hiking Blog: www.TakeaLongHike.com
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Have You Wanted To Try Backpacking?
By Gina Hurley
Communications Vice Chair
Are you a day hiker who has thought
about backpacking? When you hike do
you wonder about the people you see
carrying big packs with sleeping pads
latched to them, or a pair of Crocs
hanging off the back? If so, then you
may be ready to take the next step,
and venture into the world of backpacking. I began hiking over 20 years
ago. I remember when I first became
aware of backpackers, and was so intrigued by the idea of spending a night
or two, or more, out in the woods, with
everything you needed strapped to your
back. What a concept! At first I thought
those people were crazy, but the more
I hiked, and had encounters with them,
the more curious I became. Given that I
hike with my husband, he, too, started
to get the backpacking bug, and before
you knew it we were thinking we should
try it. But where does one start? How
do you know what you need? We learned
a lot by watching others, and talking to
backpackers we came across on our day
hikes. We also used the AMC resources,
such as the Outdoors magazine, guide
books and maps, and classes. Another
great resource is Backpacker magazine.
All of these helped us prepare for our
first backpacking trip.
I remember that trip 20 years ago. We
spent months buying all of the basic
equipment….pack, sleeping bags, stove,
and tent. We went to Kinsman Pond
Campsite in New Hampshire. There is
a shelter (three sided lean-to) and four
tent platforms. It is run by the AMC.
There is a caretaker there in the summer, and a fee is collected. There are
several established AMC sites in New
Hampshire with a shelter, tent platforms, water, and a caretaker. These
established sites are great spots for first
time backpackers. Given that there is a
caretaker, you have someone to talk to
and ask questions in case you run into
any difficulties. Plus, caretakers are a
great source for information regarding
hiking in the area, and knowledgeable
about backpacking, and the outdoors
in general. On that first trip I brought
cotton sweatpants and Tupperware!
Obviously I was a novice and had a lot
to learn. But I remember walking out
of the woods back to our car after two
nights out thinking “We made it, we
are backpackers!” In the twenty years
we have been backpacking we have had
some amazing trips, from overnights in
New Hampshire to long-distance trips
such as the John Muir Trail, the Tahoe
Rim Trail, and the Long Trail. All of
them have been amazing and very special. Being in the backcountry provides
solitude and serenity. Something we all
need.
So where to begin?
First: the equipment. You do not need
to buy all of the equipment before venturing out. Today there are stores, such
as EMS, where you can rent the basic
equipment. The nice thing about this is
that you do not have to put out a lot of
money to try backpacking. Also, you can
rent different types of products to see
which one works best for you. Maybe
the two person tent you tried last time
was too small, and you would really
like a three person tent, but are wondering if it will be too heavy. Renting
can be a great option when first venturing out. Regarding food and a stove,
for your first trip or two you can bring
some simple food that does not require
cooking. Examples are granola bars,
GORP, jerky, tuna in a pouch, or peanut butter and bagels. These are just
a few options to get you started. Once
you have mastered some of the basics
you can venture into carrying a stove,
and cooking up some great backpacking
meals.
Second: where to go on your first
overnight? Considering that going out
for one’s first backpacking trip may be
a little anxiety provoking and can be
a bit risky (what if I forget something,
what if I hate it), selecting a spot that
is within a few miles from the trailhead
is a smart choice. New Hampshire has
many options that fit this criterion,
making these spots ideal for first time
backpackers.
1. AMC Kinsman Pond Campsite: As
I stated above there is a shelter and
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four tent platforms at this campsite. It
is reached in 4.5 miles by the Cascade
Brook Trail and the Kinsman Pond Trail,
off of Route 93.
2. AMC Nauman Tentsite: Seven tent
platforms, no shelter. One of the best
parts of staying at Nauman Tentsite is
its proximity to the AMC Mizpah Spring
Hut. It is literally steps away. You can
get that hut feeling, without staying
there. From 302 near the AMC Highland Center take Mt. Clinton Road to
the Crawford path parking area. Take
Crawford Path 1.9 miles to the Mizpah
Cutoff for another 0.7 mile. This is a
very popular area in the summer. If you
start early you can set up your tent and
then take the Webster Cliff Trail for 0.9
mile to the summit of Mount Pierce for
great views of the Presidentials. You
can loop back down via the Crawford
Path and Mizpah Cutoff.
3. Sawyer Pond Campsite (no caretaker): This shelter and 5 tent platforms
can be reached via the Sawyer Pond
Trail, which runs from the Kancamangus
highway to Sawyer River Road. This is a
beautiful spot, right on the pond. The
fall foliage is spectacular. It is a quick
and easy 1.5 mile hike in from Sawyer
River Road or a longer 4.5 mile hike in
from the Kancamangus. If you are bringing children on their first backpacking
trip, the route from Sawyer River Road
is a great option. Just be aware that
given the easy access and short distance
to the trailhead it is often busy.
4. Osgood Campsite (no caretaker): No
shelter here, just tent platforms. This is
an easy to reach area, hiking 1.8 miles
on the Great Gulf Trail off of Route 16,
then 0.8 miles on the Osgood Trail. Although there are no great views from
here, you can set up camp, and continue up the Osgood Trail to the AMC Madison Spring Hut, and Mount Madison. It is
a strenuous hike from this point on so
be prepared.
There are many other areas to consider
for novice backpackers, these are just
a few. I recommend AMC’s Backcountry
Camps and Shelters for more information on these and other areas. Backpacking is a great way to enjoy the wilderness. Be safe, and get out there!
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CHAPTER HUT
WEEKEND (CHW)
Coming soon!
Look for details & signup
coming out soon!
Cold River Camp
Sept. 19 - 22 (thu-sun)
For more information on
location and accomodations
visit Cold River Camp and
AMC Cold River
Contact us ~ Brochure
Cold River Camp
A place surrounded by mountains and by time.
Here, you can enjoy the astonishing pleasure of
walking out the door of your own cabin in New
Hampshire, crossing a river on a small bridge
spanning the lovely Cold River, and beginning
your day in the White Mountain National Forest.
Here is a peaceful oasis ... surely a place to concentrate on the important things in life.
bridge, to the great North Baldface just across
the road! Magnificent hikes abound in every direction. Want larger challenges? With an early
start, you can reach the Presidentials. Easy canoeing? The Saco and the Androscoggin Rivers
are both close by.
Each adventure begins and ends with the good
food, comfort, and companionship of the Cold
River Camp. Perhaps that is why so many people
return to this peaceful place year after year.
Join us this summer! Come, be part of the Cold
River Camp community!
You need only to decide where to journey each
day, from Little Deer and Big Deer just across the We look forward to seeing you.
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Atop
Mt. Washington
Presidential Range
Hut-to-Hut
Courtesy of Alan Greenstein
Seventeen RLBH hikers took a night off the trail on July 18 to
swim and gather around a cornucopia of delicious hot & cold
food in the picnic grove adjacent to the new Houghton’s Pond
Bathhouse. Lots of good conversation and a fun evening were
enjoyed by all in attendance. Courtesy of Alan Greenstein
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Welch-Dickey Pleases in All Seasons
Paul Miller, SEM Vice Hiking Chair
Prior to this trip, I’d already hiked
the popular Welch-Dickey loop near
Waterville Valley in NH at least three
or four times – but always in winter.
These were all memorable trips to be
sure; the great views, fun scrambles,
numerous exposed ledges, and (since
these were all SEM trips) excellent
company and scintillating conversation made the 2.5-hour drive each way
well worth the effort.
Kristen on one of the many ledges (Jim Casey photo)
At just about 4.5 miles long and only
1,650 of elevation gain, this is not a
terribly challenging hike by NH standards. However, on my previous trips,
the typically icy winter conditions
made full crampons mandatory to prevent participants from slipping off the
exposed, frequently steeply angled
ledges into apparent oblivion. But
what would it be like in summer, particularly if the ledges should be wet
and slippery? After deciding to give
Welch-Dickey a try in summer, I succeeded in roping Jim Casey into leading the trip with me (I believe his exact words were, “You do all the work,
and I’ll be glad to come along…”) and
we subsequently discussed this at some
length. Since full crampons or even
microspikes don’t work very well in
summer, we decided that if the trails
were wet, the best approach would be
to use extreme caution when negotiating the steeper ledges. What a strategy!
Luckily, despite numerous days of very
hot and\or very wet weather in the
weeks leading up to the hike (and, on
the day of the hike itself, it was drizzling steadily when we left Massachusetts at 6:00 am for the drive up…),
when we arrived at the trailhead off
Orris Road in Campton, NH, a little
before 9:00 am, the skies were mostly
sunny and neither the temperature or
humidity were excessive.
For reasons that still elude me, by
the day of the hike, we were down to
eight registered hikers. This, despite
the fact that we had “wait listed” the
previously oversubscribed hike several weeks before the scheduled date.
When another couple cancelled the
morning of the hike due to sudden
illness, we ended up hitting the trail
with just six hikers, including Jim and
I. This turned out to be a good number, since it gave everyone a chance to
interact and get to know each other.
Looking back at the tiny summit of Mt. Welch (Jim Casey photo)
While Jim and I had been a little concerned about stream crossings, the one
crossing at the beginning of the hike
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Welch-Dickey Cont’d
soon after hitting the Mt. Welch Trail
turned out to be a literal “hop, skip and
a jump.” After passing through some
pretty wooded areas, the trail started
climbing a bit, with one or two fun
scrambles. Then we hit the exposed
ledges leading up to the tiny summit
of 2,605-foot-high Mt. Welch and the
fun really started, with more scrambles
and some excellent views across the
valley to Sandwich Dome and the Tripyramids. Atop Mt. Welch, we stopped
for a snack and to take in the view up
and across to the summit of Mt. Dickey
(2,734 feet).
From the summit of Welch, the trail
drops steeply back down into the woods
and then parallels some more ledges before climbing up out of the trees to the
expansive summit of Mt. Welch, where
we stopped for lunch and to enjoy the
views. This included some nice views
across the Pemi Wilderness to Mts.
Lafayette, Lincoln, and Little Haystack
on the distant Franconia Ridge. From
the summit of Dickey, the trail looped
back down to the trailhead, taking us
along another series of exposed ledges, some quite expansive and many
which offered more nice views in all
directions.
We eventually arrived back at the
trailhead, sweaty and well above
“book time;” but fully intact,
with smiles on our faces, and
with plenty of time left to drive
back down to Massachusetts before
the popular racetrack in Loudon let out
for the day, jamming up the interstate
with pumped up NASCAR fans.
Winter or summer, this is wonderful
hike! Several people have also told
me that this is one of their favorite
fall foliage hikes; but I guess I’ll have
to find that out for myself…
The “Surviving Six” atop Mt. Welch (Jim Casey photo)
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Other Interests
*not endorsed by AMC
Swim Kayak Walk or Run
Against the Tide
Saturday, August 17
DCR’s Nickerson State Park - Brewster MA
The Massachusetts Breast
Cancer Coalition (MBCC)
invites you to join us for the
annual statewide Against the
Tide swim, kayak, walk or run
fundraising event-celebrating its 21st
anniversary this year! Proceeds go towards cancer prevention. Proceeds
benefit MBCC toward our goal of breast
cancer prevention. $175 minimum donation per participant. To register or make a
pledge on a participant, visit www.mbcc.
org/swim or call 800-649-MBCC.
Appalachian Mountain Cub Fall Gathering 2013 - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
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August Camp 2013
in North Cascades Washington
Join the August Camp
Yahoo Group!
This is a useful tool to communicate with other August Campers who are signed up to go this
summer. Email each other about
travel plans, ask the leaders questions, etc.
To join the Group:
Click here to join our
Yahoo Group
When you get to the page, click
the button “Join This Group”.
If you don’t already have a free
Yahoo account, open one to become a Yahoo Group Member,
then click to join the group.
Breathtaking North Cascades of Washington State. Photo by: Éva Borsody Das
ing on the Skagit River or kayaking in camp and SeaTac on each Saturday.
the San Juan Islands to expand your exWeek 1: July 13 - July 20
perience. No matter what you do, you’ll Registration forms and detailed Camp
Week 2: July 20 - July 27
be surrounded by amazing vistas!
information can found here. Plan your
Week 3: July 27 - Aug. 3
one or two week adventure now and be
Our full service tent village for 64 part of one of the oldest camps in the
Week 4: Aug. 3 - Aug. 10
campers each week offers home-cooked AMC.
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The 2013 campsite is on the banks of
the Skagit River, just down the road
In 2013 August Camp returns to the from Cascadian Farms, known for their
breathtaking North Cascades of Wash- organic food and the best ice cream
ington State. We’ll hike in the North we’ve ever had! Our site is reached
Cascades National Park, Mt. Baker-Sno- by the North Cascades Highway, conqualmie National Forest, and Ross Lake sidered the most scenic drive in Washand Lake Chelan National Recreation ington State. Our designated airport is
areas. Choose from a variety of hikes Seattle-Tacoma International, and our
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pace. Riders and bicycles in
top shape; tires and riders
pumped and ready to roll; helmets and water req’d. L Paul
Currier (508-833-2690 8 am-7
SOUTHEASTERN
MASSA- pm, pbencurrier@hotmail.com)
CHUSETTS
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Bike Ratings: First character in-
ACTIVITIES
AMC SEM is always looking for
volunteers to volunteer a little
or a lot. Contact the chapter
chair at chair@amcsem.org if
you’d like to volunteer.
BICYCLING
WANTED: Ride Leaders and
Co-Leaders. Are you enthusiastic about cycling? Do you
like showing other riders your
favorite roads? If yes, then
why not share your enthusiasm and routes w/ your fellow AMC members? Contact
Bike Chair (508-428-6887,
bikingchair@amcsem.org) for
more info.
AMC SEM 2,000 Mile Club.
AMC SEM has a unique 2,000mi Club. Certificates of achievement and embroidered award
patches are presented annually to members who ride 2,000
mi or more per year. Contact
the bicycling chair to register
your mileage and for more info.
(bikingchair@amcsem.org)
Tues. Rides. Turn Those Tires
on Tues. Rides scheduled all
year long, weather permitting.
25 mi of road or 15 mi of mtn.
biking. Tues. at 2 p.m. Flat to
hilly. Contact L for start location and directions. Intermed.
dicates distance in mi: AA=50+;
A=35-50; B=25-35; C=under 25.
Second is L’s pace in mph: 1=17;
2=13-16; 3=11-13; 4=up to 11.
Third is terrain: A=very hilly; B=hilly;
C=rolling; D=flat.
Chapter Trips
(NM) (XCE) Tuesdays
Aug. 6. Tuesday Evening
Cycling. Evening cycling on
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select
stops. Less miles for mountain
bike rides. Intermediate paced
cycling includes occasional
stops at popular and lesserknown unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
net 508-833-2690 Evening
cycling on Cape Cod - mostly
road - for 2 hours/22 miles with
select stops. Less miles for
mountain bike rides. Intermediate paced cycling includes occasional stops at popular and
lesser-known unique locations.
Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
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net 508-833-2690. L Paul
Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,
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(NM) (XCE) Tuesdays
Aug. 13. Tuesday Evening
Cycling. Evening cycling on
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select
stops. Less miles for mountain
bike rides. Intermediate paced
cycling includes occasional
stops at popular and lesserknown unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
net 508-833-2690 Evening
cycling on Cape Cod - mostly
road - for 2 hours/22 miles with
select stops. Less miles for
mountain bike rides. Intermediate paced cycling includes occasional stops at popular and
lesser-known unique locations.
Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
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Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,
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(CE) Tue., Aug. 20. Sunset/Full
Sturgeon Moon Ride. Ride Description: Road cycling. L Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
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net or 508-833-2690. Ride the
hills and shores of Sagamore
and the canal trail to Buzzards
Bay. We’ll catch the spectacular sunset over Onset Bay during a tour of Mass Maritime and
moonrise over Plymouth Bay.
C2B Tires and riders pumped
and ready to roll. Helmets,
spare tube & tire tools, and
water required as is registration -cancellation/rescheduling
sent only to registered riders.
Directions: From the former
Sagamore Rotary now the
Sagamore Straightaway, head
toward Scusset and take Canal Road past Friendly’s to the
Sagamore Recreation Lot. L
Paul Currier (508-833-2690 8 7, currierpaul@comcast.net)
(NM) (XCE) Tuesdays
Aug. 20. Tuesday Evening
Cycling. Evening cycling on
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select
stops. Less miles for mountain
bike rides. Intermediate paced
cycling includes occasional
stops at popular and lesserknown unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
net 508-833-2690 Evening
cycling on Cape Cod - mostly
road - for 2 hours/22 miles with
select stops. Less miles for
mountain bike rides. Intermediate paced cycling includes occasional stops at popular and
lesser-known unique locations.
Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
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net 508-833-2690. L Paul
Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,
currierpaul@comcast.net)
(NM) (XCE) Tuesdays
Aug. 27. Tuesday Evening
Cycling. Evening cycling on
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select
stops. Less miles for mountain
bike rides. Intermediate paced
cycling includes occasional
stops at popular and lesserknown unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
net 508-833-2690 Evening
cycling on Cape Cod - mostly
road - for 2 hours/22 miles with
select stops. Less miles for
mountain bike rides. Intermediate paced cycling includes occasional stops at popular and
lesser-known unique locations.
Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
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net 508-833-2690. L Paul
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(FT) (NM) (CE) Tuesdays
Sep. 3. Tuesday Evening
Cycling. Evening cycling on
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select
stops. Less miles for mountain
bike rides. Intermediate paced
cycling includes occasional
stops at popular and lesserknown unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
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(FT) (NM) (CE) Tuesdays
Sep. 10. Tuesday Evening
Cycling. Evening cycling on
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select
stops. Less miles for mountain
bike rides. Intermediate paced
cycling includes occasional
stops at popular and lesserknown unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
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net 508-833-2690. L Paul
Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,
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(FT) (NM) (CE) Tuesdays
Sep. 17. Tuesday Evening
Cycling. Evening cycling on
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select
stops. Less miles for mountain
bike rides. Intermediate paced
cycling includes occasional
stops at popular and lesserknown unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
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net 508-833-2690. L Paul
Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,
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Sundays
Sep. 22. Sayonara to Summer/
Autumnal Equinox Ride. Start
at Skaket Beach, Orleans and
do a Tour de Shore of the bay
including Rock Harbor and perhaps cut over to the ocean side
in Eastham. Return on some inner nook & cranny roads that include Sunken Meadow, Crooks,
Campground, Thumpertown,
and First Encounter Beaches
for Sunset at Skaket. Tires and
riders pumped and ready to roll.
Helmets and water required
as is registration -cancellation/rescheduling sent only to
registered riders. Leader: Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
net or call daily until 7PM
508-833-2690 C2C. L Paul
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(FT) (NM) (CE) Tuesdays
Sep. 24. Tuesday Evening
Cycling. Evening cycling on
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select
stops. Less miles for mountain
bike rides. Intermediate paced
cycling includes occasional
stops at popular and lesserknown unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
net 508-833-2690. L Paul
Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,
currierpaul@comcast.net)
known unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
net 508-833-2690. L Paul
Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,
currierpaul@comcast.net)
(FT) (NM) (CE) Tuesdays
Oct. 15. Tuesday Evening
Cycling. Evening cycling on
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select
stops. Less miles for mountain
bike rides. Intermediate paced
cycling includes occasional
stops at popular and lesserknown unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
net 508-833-2690. L Paul
Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,
currierpaul@comcast.net)
(FT) (NM) (CE) Tuesdays
Oct. 1. Tuesday Evening Cycling. Evening cycling on
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select
stops. Less miles for mountain
bike rides. Intermediate paced
cycling includes occasional
stops at popular and lesserknown unique locations. Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tires
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
net 508-833-2690. L Paul
Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7, (FT) (NM) (XCE) Fridays
currierpaul@comcast.net)
Oct. 18. Sunset/Full Hunter’s
Moon Ride. Ride Description:
Road cycling. L Paul Currier
currierpaul@comcast.net
or
(FT) (NM) (CE) Tuesdays
Oct. 8. Tuesday Evening Cy- 508-833-2690 Ride the hills
cling. Evening cycling on and shores of Sagamore and
Cape Cod - mostly road - for the canal trail to Buzzards Bay.
2 hours/22 miles with select We’ll catch the spectacular
stops. Less miles for mountain sunset over Onset Bay during
bike rides. Intermediate paced a tour of Mass Maritime and
cycling includes occasional moonrise over Plymouth Bay.
stops at popular and lesser- C2B Tires and riders pumped
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and ready to roll. Helmets,
spare tube & tire tools, and
water required as is registration -cancellation/rescheduling
sent only to registered riders.
Directions: From the former
Sagamore Rotary now the
Sagamore Straightaway, head
toward Scusset and take Canal Road past Friendly’s to the
Sagamore Recreation Lot. L
Paul Currier (508-833-2690 8 7, currierpaul@comcast.net)
and riders pumped and ready
to roll with helmets, spare tube
& tools, and water. Registration
required as changes will be sent
only to registered riders. L Paul
Currier currierpaul@comcast.
net 508-833-2690. L Paul
Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,
currierpaul@comcast.net)
anytime,
net)
geowey@comcast.
Sat., Aug. 10. Shoestring Bay.
Mashpee River, Thatch Island,
Meadow Point, Pinquicket
Cove, Santuit River, depending on conditions. Level 2- 3;
8 - 10 miles. Spray skirt PFD
required. Call for directions to
CANOE/KAYAK
put in 508-420-7245. L LouAlways looking for addi- ise Foster (508-420-7245 Any
janlouise@comcast.
tional paddle leaders, both Time,
net),
R
Louise
Foster (Cotuit,
flat water and ocean. Contact
MA 02635, 508-420-7245 Any
(FT) (NM) (CE) Tuesdays
paddlingchair@amcsem.org
Time, louise.foster@alumnae.
Oct. 22. Tuesday Evening
brynmawr.edu)
Cycling. Evening cycling on Chapter Trips
Cape Cod - mostly road - for
2 hours/22 miles with select Sat., Aug. 3. Nauset Marsh.
stops. Less miles for mountain DESCRIPTION: Nauset Marsh, Wed., Aug. 14. Lewis Bay. Cirbike rides. Intermediate paced Eastham. We will paddle coun- cle Lewis Bay. Explore Uncle
cycling includes occasional terclockwise around the marsh. Roberts Cove, lunch on Egg
stops at popular and lesser- Enter Mill Pond if the tide al- Island, and perhaps venture
known unique locations. Rat- lows and have lunch on the into Hyannis Inner Harbor.
ings from B3C to B2B. Tires east side. Plan on a nine plus L Ed Foster (508-420-7245,
and riders pumped and ready mile paddle.PUT-IN DIREC- erfoster@comcast.net)
to roll with helmets, spare tube TIONS: 1.5 mi N from the rte
& tools, and water. Registration 6 Eastham rotary to Hemenrequired as changes will be sent way on the right. Non Eastham Sat., Aug. 17. Bass River North.
only to registered riders. L Paul residents park on Hemenway. Bass River, Yarmouth. We will
Currier currierpaul@comcast. L Robert Zani (508-246-3132, go north and if the tides oblige
net 508-833-2690. L Paul rzani1534@gmail.com)
make our way into Mill Pond.
Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,
Probably a nine mile paddle.
currierpaul@comcast.net)
PUT-IN DIRECTIONS: Exit 9 on
Wed.,
Aug.
7.
North rte 6 S on rte 134. Sharp R on
River,Marshfield-Hanover. Upper County Road and bear
(FT) (NM) (CE) Tuesdays
Wed.,Aug.7
North L onto Highbanks to the Wilbur
Oct. 29. Tuesday Evening River,Marshfield-Hanover. Put- Park put in on the left just after
Cycling. Evening cycling on in,Marshfield side of Union crossing over the Bass River.
Cape Cod - mostly road - for St.bridge. Spot cars in Hanover. L Robert Zani (508-246-3132,
2 hours/22 miles with select Level2/3. PFD req. Spray skirts rzani1534@gmail.com)
stops. Less miles for mountain may be req. L George Wey (781
bike rides. Intermediate paced 789-8005,geowey@comcast.
cycling includes occasional net).
L
George
Wey Wed., Aug. 21. Great Island
stops at popular and lesser- (781-789-8005
anytime, Wellfleet Bay. Explore Wellfleet
known unique locations. Rat- geowey@comcast.net),
R Bay and Great Island. Put-in:
ings from B3C to B2B. Tires George Wey (781-789-8005 From Route 6 in Wellfleet at the
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traffic light just past P.J.’s turn
left toward Wellfleet Center and
Harbor. Go 0.3 m and turn left
on East Commercial Street. Go
0.7 m to the Town Marina and
Harbor. Turn right on Kendrick
Ave. The parking lot for Mayo
Beach is a few hundred feet on
the left. Life vest and spray skirt
req. L Don Paladino (508-3492950, djp1958@comcast.net)
Sat., Aug. 24. Leader’s Choice.
Exact location will depend on
wind/weather conditions. Contact the leader the week of the
trip for more definite information. L Ed Foster (508-4207245, erfoster@comcast.net)
Wed., Sep. 4. Pamet Harbor.
Explore Pamet River and Harbor. Put-in Directions: From
Route 6 northbound in Truro,
right at the exit sign for Pamet
Roads and Truro Center. At the
junction signed for North and
South Pamet Roads turn right,
go a few hundred feet and turn
right again onto South Pamet
Road. Go under Route 6. After 0.1 m you come to Castle
Road. Turn left, go about 100
feet and veer right onto Depot Road. After 0.5 m the road
forks. Stay right toward Pamet
Harbor. At 1.3 m you come to
the harbor parking area. There
is a $6 launching fee. Life vest
and spray skirt required. L
Don Paladino (508-349-2950,
djp1958@comcast.net)
pkg.lot off Rt.3A,just before Hingham Harbor Rotary. Level 2-3.
PDF,spray skirt req. L George
Wey(781-789-8005 anytime,
geowey@comcast.net).
L
George Wey (781-789-8005
anytime,
geowey@comcast.
net)
Wed., Sep. 11. Mashpee
Wakeby Ponds. Perimeter
of Mashpee Wakeby Ponds;
Spray Skir tand PFD required.
About 8 miles. Preregister
508-420-7245. L Louise Foster (508-420-7245 Any Time,
janlouise@comcast.net)
Sat., Sep. 14. Walker, Upper
and Lower Mill Ponds. DESCRIPTION: Walker, Upper
Mill, and Lower Mill Ponds,
Brewster. PUT-IN DIRECTIONS: Exit 10 off rte 6 S to
the four way stop sign and R
on Queen Anne Road. R on
Depot Road at the next four
way stop sign. This becomes
Slough Road after crossing the
Brewster Town line. Stay on the
road for the put in on the right.
L Robert Zani (508-246-3132,
rzani1534@gmail.com)
Wed., Sep. 18. HERRING RIVER NORTH-W Harwich. Paddle up stream to Coy Brook to
end & back to Herring River for
lunch at North Rd bridge. Afterwards paddle to west & east
resevoirs for total of 8 mi.Rte
6 exit 10, R 124 S, R 39 S,
R 28 N, L Town Landing. Life
Sat., Sep. 7. Weir River, Hing- Vest & Spray Skirt req. L Jean
ham Bay Islands. Put-In, beach Orser (508-362-0451 before 8
pm, jeanorser@gmail.com), CL
Paul Corriveau (508-362-0451
before 8 pm, paulcorri@gmail.
com)
Saturdays
Sep. 21. Mashpee River. Putin: Rt. 6 to Exit 5 (Rt 149);South
on 149 to Rt. 28;Right onto Rt.
28 to Mashpee Rotary;From rotary take Great Neck Rd. S;Go
2.5 miles to unpaved parking lot
on left marked Ocway Bay Boat
Ramp. PFD required. Spectacular riverside wildflowers. L
Nancy Wigley (508-548-2362,
nrwigley@verizon.net)
Sat., Sep. 21. Leader’s Choice.
Exact location will depend on
predicted wind/weather conditions. Contact the leader the
week of the trip for more definite
information. L Ed Foster (508420-7245, erfoster@comcast.
net)
Wednesdays
Sep. 25. Leader’s Choice paddle.
Contact Leader for information.
PFD/spray skirt req. L Bill Fischer (508-420-4137 before 9PM,
wmbarbarafischer@comcast.
net)
Sat., Sep. 28. LONG POND,
BREWSTER/HARWICH. Nice
six mile paddle circumnavigating
the pond with lunch on beach.
Rte 6 exit 10, rte 124 N, R Long
Pond Drive, L town beach. Life
Vest & Spray Skirt req. L Jean
Orser (508-362-0451 before 8
pm, jeanorser@gmail.com), CL
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Paul Corriveau (508-362-0451 R Center st to Grey’s Beach
before 8 pm, paulcorri@gmail. at end. Life Vest & Spray
com)
Skirt req. L Paul Corriveau
(508-362-0451 before 8 pm,
paulcorri@gmail.com), CL Jean
Wed., Oct. 2. Nauset Marsh. Orser (508-362-0451 before 8
Explore Nauset Marsh and Mill pm, jeanorser@gmail.com)
Pond. Perhaps venture into
Salt Pond. L Ed Foster (508420-7245, erfoster@comcast. Sat., Oct. 19. Barnstable Harnet)
bor. We’ll explore some of the
creeks in Barnstable Harbor,
probably those on the western
Saturdays
side. L Ed Foster (508-420Oct. 5. Swan Pond/River, Den- 7245, erfoster@comcast.net)
nis. Put-in: Clipper Lane off
Upper County Road, Dennis;
put-in is on the left. PFD re- Wed., Oct. 30. FOLLINS/MILL
quired. Spray skirt if windy. L PONDS - Dennis. Paddle FolBetty Hinkley (508-255-2818, lins Pond to Weir Creek & unbhinkley@mindspring.com)
der bridge to circle Mill Pond
passing Crab Creek Conservation area and back to cirWed., Oct. 9. INDIAN LAKES- cumnavigate Follins Pond &
Marston Mills. Paddle Middle have lunch - total 8 miles.Rte 6
& Mystic fresh water lakes exit 9, rte 134 N, L Setucket, L
with lunch on beach at end of Mayfair, R Follins Pond rd.Life
Mystic Lake. total 7 miles.Rte Vest & Spray Skirt req. L Jean
6 exit 5, rte 149 S for 3 mi, R Orser (508-362-0451 before 8
Mystic Drive (after cemetery pm, jeanorser@gmail.com), CL
at sign for “Indian Lakes”) for Paul Corriveau (508-362-0451
7/10 mi, R at sign “Town Way before 8 pm, paulcorri@gmail.
to Water” to put-in.Life Vests & com)
Spray Skirts req. L Jean Orser
(508-362-0451 before 8 pm,
jeanorser@gmail.com),
CL CAPE HIKES
Paul Corriveau (508-362-0451
before 8 pm, paulcorri@gmail. Always looking for addicom)
tional leaders to lead hikes
Wed., Oct. 16. CHASE GARDEN CREEK, YARMOUTH
PORT. Paddle 8 mi Chase Garden Creek & tributaries. Lunch
at Bray Farm or on beach near
Shellfishing Plant.Rte 6 exit 8,
Union st N, L rte 6A, QUICK
on the cape! Contact the
capehikingchair@amcsem.org
Rating codes (e.g. C4D): first letter indicates
distance in mi , middle number indicates pace,
second letter indicates terrain.
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Mon., Aug. 19. Full Moon Hike
Cape Cod Canal. Two hour
hike, to enjoy the sunset and
full moon while we walk to end
of canal, east on Town Neck
Beach to Sandwich boardwalk and back through Sagamore village. From 6A take
Tupper Rd and turn N onto
Freezer Rd., park in lot at end
of road. Meet 5:45 PM, hike
starts 6 PM. L Jane Harding
(508-833-2864 before 8 PM,
janeharding@comcast.net)
Thu., Sep. 12. Nickerson State
Park - Brewster. If > 62 years old,
obtain NEW LIFETIME FREE
PARKING PASS at entrance.
Meet at Fisherman’s Landing
for hike around waterways and
woods. L Peter Selig (508-4327656,
pandmselig@hotmail.
com)
Sun., Sep. 15. East Dennis,
Crowes Pasture (C3D). Scenic
woods, sandy rd, by meadow to
beach. Binoculars. Rte 6A East
Dennis to L on School St, R on
South St, straight past cemetary
to pkg lot on R. 2 hours, Meet
1:15 pm. L Julie Early (508-7764432, jearly@capecod.net)
Thu., Sep. 19. CataumetGreenways, Bourne (C3C). Wooded hike, bogs and farms, some
hills. Stop at historic RR station.
B Bridge to Otis Rotary, 1st exit
Cataumet.L on 28A s, 1/4m R
24
on Longhill Rd., Lon County
Rd., Ron Red Brook Harbor
1/2 m past stop sign park lot R
9:45 AM Heavy rain cancels.
Bring water, snacks. L Catherine Giordano (508-243-3884
before 9 PM, cmgiordan@msn.
com)
Saturdays
Sep. 21. Provincetown: Snail
Road Dunes (B3B). Meet
9:45am, Snail Road trail head
on ocean side of Route 6, at
the east end of Provincetown.
Explore 360 views of dunes,
historic dune shacks, pick
some cranberries. Hike up and
down to the ocean and back.
Bring lunch. 3.5 hours. L Nancy
Braun (508-487-4004 morning,
evening, nancytruro@comcast.
net)
Sun., Sep. 22. Harwich, Herring River (C3C). Wooded walk
river/reservoir views, C bogs.
Rte 6, Ex 10, R on Rte 124S
2 mi to ctr. R on Main St/Gr
Western Rd for 2 mi to Sand
Pond on R. Meet 12:45, 2 hrs.
L Pat Sarantis (508-430-9965,
patsarantis@gmail.com)
Thu., Sep. 26. Hawks Nest Harwich. Hike in State Park land
and visit surrounding ponds.
L Peter Selig (508-432-7656,
pandmselig@hotmail.com)
Sat., Sep. 28. Yarmouth, Greenough Ponds (B3C). Walk
through Yarmouth Botanical
Gardens, Dennis & Greenough
Ponds. Meet at 9:45, 3 1/2 hr.
Exit 7 off Route 6 to North,
right on 6A, at sharp turn go
right on Summer St. to beach
parking lot. Bring lunch. L Richard Kaiser (508-432-3277,
rjkaiser@comcast.net)
Sun., Sep. 29. Bourne-Four
Ponds (C3C). Two hour hike
on Pine Trail, the newest trail,
through diverse habitats, wetlands and forests. Route 28
to Barlows Landing Road to
Bourne Four Ponds lot on
right. Meet at 12:45PM. L
Gary Miller (508-540-1857,
garymaxxx@gmail.com)
Sun., Oct. 13. Yarmouth, Three
Ponds. Hike cranberry bogs
and through woods passing by
three ponds. L Janet DiMattia
(jandimattia@verizon.net)
Thu., Oct. 17. Ryder Beach,
Truro. Beach to woodland trails,
hills, and scenic bay views.
Route 6, then left on Prince Valley Road to the end. Right on
County Road, then an immediate left on Ryder Beach Road.
Park at the end. Meet at 9:45
a.m.. 2 hours. L Janet Kaiser
(508-432-3277 Before 9 p.m.,
jtkaiser@comcast.net)
Sat., Oct. 19. Harwich, Herring
River (B3C). Wooded walk with
views of the beautiful Herring
River. Walk both sides of West
Reservoir, cranberry bogs.
From Rte 6 E, Ex 10, R at top
of ramp, Rte 124 for 1.3 mi, R
@ Main St. straight 2 mi to park
@ Sand Pond on R. Meet 9:45
a.m. 3.5 hrs. Bring lunch. L
Richard Kaiser (508-432-3277,
rjkaiser@comcast.net)
Thu., Oct. 3. Scorton Creek
Sandwich. Two hour hike,
through woods, old state game
farm, Nye estate and Talbot’s
Point. Take Rte 6 to Exit 4, turn
N toward Cape Cod Bay, turn
L on Old County Rd to 6A and
turn R and just beyond used car
dealership and before bridge
turn R on dirt road. Meet at 9:45
AM, hike starts at 10 AM. L Jane
Harding (508-833-2864 before
8 PM, janeharding@comcast.
net)
Sun., Oct. 20. Maple Swamp
Sandwich. Hilly hike through
historic woodlands which date
Thu., Oct. 10. Eastham, Nauset back to original settlers, home
Marsh (C3C). Walk perimeter of to Maple swamp, quaking bog
vast historic marsh. From Rte 6 and other sites. Take Rte 6 to
in Eastham R on Gov. Prence Exit 3 turn S on Quaking MeetRd, R on Fort Hill Rd to first pkg inghouse Rd and take immelot on L. Meet at 9:45 sharp to diate L on Service Rd, Maple
carpool to Salt Pond Visit Ctr. Swamp approx. 1 mile on R.
2 hrs. L Pat Sarantis (508-430- From upper Cape take exit 4
9965, patsarantis@gmail.com) turn S over highway and take
immediate right onto Service
Rd, Maple Swamp approx. 1
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mile on left. Meet 12:45 PM
start 1 PM. L Jane Harding
(508-833-2864 before 8 PM,
janeharding@comcast.net)
Nov.
2.
Provincetown:
Snail Road Dunes (B3B).
Meet**10:45**am, Snail Road
trail head on ocean side of
Route 6, at the east end of
Provincetown. Explore 360
views of dunes, historic dune
shacks, pick some cranberries. Hike up and down to the
ocean and back. Bring lunch.
3.5 hours. L Nancy Braun (508487-4004 morning, evening,
nancytruro@comcast.net)
Thu., Oct. 24. BarnstableCrooked Cartway (C3C) Hike.
Wooded walk to The Deck.
Mostly flat, some hills. Take
Rte. 149 ( N or S ) to Rotary
at Cape Cod Airport, Marstons Mills. West on Race
Lane for 1.1 miles. Right onto
Crooked Cartway. Go to end.
Meet at 9:45AM. 2 hours. L Sun., Nov. 3. Truro, Bearberry
Farley Lewis (508-775-9168, Hill (C3C). Sand path Ballston
farlewis@comcast.net)
to Longnook Bchs, hilltop 360
view. Rte 6 to Pamel Rd, R off
ramp, L at S Pamet Rd to beach
Sun., Oct. 27. Mashpee/ pkg lot. Meet 12:45pm, 2 hrs.
Barnstable, Santuit Pond and L Pat Sarantis (508-430-9965,
River. Water views, abandoned patsarantis@gmail.com)
and working cranberry bogs,
woodland trails. Starting time
12:45 for 2 hrs. The directions Sun., Nov. 10. Nickerson State
are: Rt. 6, Exit 5, South on Rt. Park. Hike in back sections of
149 to Rt 28. Turn Rt. on Rt. 28, the park. Trails, woods roads
Ron Santuit-Newtown Road for and ponds. L Janet DiMattia
0.8 to yellow gate and parking (jandimattia@verizon.net)
lot on left. L Nancy Wigley (508548-2362, nrwigley@verizon.
net)
Thu., Nov. 14. Ryder Conservation Sandwich. Scenic hike
along edges of Mashpee and
Thu., Oct. 31. Mashpee South Wakeby lakes through Lowell
Cape Beach (C3C). Flat hike Holly conservation area. Take
through woods for 2 miles, then Rte 6 to exit 3 Quaker Meeting2 miles on sandy peninsula, or house Road and turn S to traffic
dirt fireroad. From Mashpee ro- light, turn L on Cotuit Rd, go aptary, take Great Neck Rd.S 2.7 prox. 1.5 miles and Ryder Conmi,left on Great Oak Rd. Follow servation is on the right. Meet
to town beach pkg. Meet at 9:45. 9:45 AM start 10 AM. L Jane
2 hours. L Gary Miller (508-540- Harding (508-833-2864 before
1857, Garymaxxx@gmail.com) 8 PM, janeharding@comcast.
net)
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Saturdays
Nov. 16. Truro- High Head
Sand Dune Walk (B3B). Meet
at**10:45** am at High Head
Rd., as far as you can drive in
toward the bike trail. We will hike
over dunes and continue on the
beach. Walk back via the bike
path to Pilgrim Spring and panoramic views. 3.5 hours. Bring
lunch. L Nancy Braun (508487-4004 morning, evening,
nancytruro@comcast.net)
Sun., Nov. 17. Ryder Beach.
Hike from Ryder Beach to Atwood House with views of
Cape Cod Bay. L Janet DiMattia
(jandimattia@verizon.net)
Thu., Nov. 21. Sandy Pond Recreation, West yarmouth. Wooded trails, pond views in midcape area. Route 6 Exit 7S, left
on Camp Street, left on Buck
Island Road, and left at Sandy
Pond Recreation Area. Meet at
9:45am. 2 hours. L Janet Kaiser (508-432-3277 before 9:00
p.m., jtkaiser@comcast.net)
Sun., Nov. 24. BarnstableBridge Creek Conservation
(C3D) Hike. Flat terrain, cedar
upland, maple swamp and salt
marsh, bogs, stone walls. Meet
at 12:45am. 2 hrs. From Exit
5 off Rte 6 North on Rte l49.
Park along grass triangle on
immediate left beside church.
L Farley Lewis (508-775-9168,
farlewis@comcast.net)
Sun., Dec. 1. Flax Pond Con25
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IMPORTANT:
No pets w/o
prior permission of trip leader.
Individuals under 18 years of
age must be accompanied by
a parent or responsible adult,
and obtain prior consent from L.
Those accompanying a minor
are responsible for minor’s actions. Reg. req’d for most hikes,
preferably at least 1 week prior
to the trip so Ls can discuss
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
prior hiking exp., conditioning,
Seeking an “Event Plan- clothing, and equipment.
ner” for the AMC SEM Execu- Always looking for additional hike leaders! Contact
tive Board. Do you have event
hikingchair@amcsem.org
planning skills? Our events are
typically: Annual Meeting/Dinner, Holiday Party, Summer Rating codes (e.g. C4D): first letter indicates
in mi , middle number indicates pace,
Picnic. Can you find and re- distance
second letter indicates terrain.
serve a room, choose a menu
that fits in our budget, worry
about a projector and screen,
set an agenda, and generally make an event happen?
Contact the chapter chair at
Chapter Trips
chair@amcsem.org.
servation, Dennis. Rolling hills
near Flax Pond, golf course,
wooded trails in wellfield area.
Park on Setucket Rd at Flax
Pond Conservation, East of
Yarmouth- Dennis Town Line.
Meet 12:45 p.m. 2 hrs. L Janet
Kaiser (508-432-3277 before 9
p.m., jtkaiser@comcast.net)
Volunteer Opportunities
Chapter
Youth
Program
(CYP) Leader. Share your outdoor knowledge and leadership
skills with local groups of children. Give your time to these
programs to help kids get outside who might not otherwise
have the opportunity. A typical
Chapter Youth Program (CYP)
might include a local walk with
some nature lesson or trail
games. CYP leader training
and screening is required. L
Sally Delisa (picpocit@verizon.
net)
HIKING
Join us to hike all the trails in the
Blue Hills or just enjoy a walk in
the woods. Location, terrain and
elevation will vary each week.
Time is approximately 6-8pm
every Thursday night. Register once then show-n-go. L Joe
Keogh (508-542-0665 before 9
pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.
org),
L
Michael
Swartz
(swartz@brandeis.edu), L Ellen
Correia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.
com), R Jodi Jensen (781-2498346 early evening, RLBH_
registrar@amcsem.org)
Sat., Aug. 10. Mt Cardigan
Hike. The bare rocky summit
of Mount Cardigan, at 3,155
feet, affords a 360 degree
view stretching from rural New
Hampshire to the summits of
the White Mountains. Starting at the AMC Lodge our hike
will take us up the Manning
Trail to Firescrew and over to
the Mount Cardigan fire tower.
Our descent back to the Cardigan lodge will take us over
Rimrock and Orange Mountain
via the Skyland, Vistamount
and Clark Trails. Depending on
weather and trail conditions the
route could be changed by hiking down the Clark trail. L Walt
Granda (508-999-6038 Before
9:00 PM, wlgranda@aol.com),
CL Pau Miller , R Walt Granda
(508-999-6038 Before 9:00 PM,
wlgranda@aol.com)
(FT) (NM) Thursdays
Aug. 1. Red Line the Blue Hills.
Join us to hike all the trails in the
Blue Hills or just enjoy a walk in
the woods. Location, terrain and
elevation will vary each week.
Time is approximately 6-8pm
every Thursday night. Register once then show-n-go. L Joe
Keogh (508-542-0665 before 9
pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.
org),
L
Michael
Swartz
(swartz@brandeis.edu), L Ellen
Correia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.
com), R Jodi Jensen (781-2498346 early evening, RLBH_ (FT) (NM) Thursdays
registrar@amcsem.org)
Aug. 15. Red Line the Blue Hills.
Join us to hike all the trails in the
Blue Hills or just enjoy a walk in
(FT) (NM) Thursdays
the woods. Location, terrain and
Aug. 8. Red Line the Blue Hills. elevation will vary each week.
sign up amcinformation@outdoors.org 800-372-1758 - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - BREEZE
Time is approximately 6-8pm
every Thursday night. Register once then show-n-go. L Joe
Keogh (508-542-0665 before 9
pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.
org),
L
Michael
Swartz
(swartz@brandeis.edu), L Ellen
Correia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.
com), R Jodi Jensen (781-2498346 early evening, RLBH_
registrar@amcsem.org)
Sat., Aug. 17. Whiteface Mtn.
Loop hike over Blueberry Ledge
Trail to Rollins Trail to Dicey’s
Mill Trail. Strenuous hike with
challenging rock ledge scramble and a water crossing. One
of the more challenging hikes
in the Whites. For experienced
White Mtn hikers only. Magnificant views from bare ledge
precipices. El 4010, el change
2838 Ft, 10 mile loop. L Len
Ulbricht
(lwu9944@verizon.
net), CL sue franconi-salmon
(sfranc321@gmail.com), R len
ulbricht (lenu44@gmail.com)
(AN) (CE) Mon., Aug. 19-25.
Mount Katahdin Backpack. Join
us for an extended backpack
through Baxter State Park.
We will camp at Wassataqoik
Stream, Russell Pond, Roaring Brook, and Chimney Pond.
Weather permitting we will
summit Mount Katahdin, traverse the Knife Edge and summit Pamola. We will also plan
on climbing Hamlin Peak via
Hamlin Ridge. Group dinners
provided. L Ken Jones (508697-0142 6-9 pm except Thursdays,
lotsoluck@comcast.
net), CL Luther Wallis (508310-3949,
lew89@comcast.
net), R Ken Jones (207 Walnut
Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324,
508-697-0142 6-9 PM Except
Thursday, lotsoluck@comcast. (FT) (NM) Thursdays
Sep. 5. Red Line the Blue Hills.
net)
Join us to hike all the trails in the
Blue Hills or just enjoy a walk in
the woods. Location, terrain and
(FT) (NM) Thursdays
Aug. 22. Red Line the Blue Hills. elevation will vary each week.
Join us to hike all the trails in the Time is approximately 6-8pm
Blue Hills or just enjoy a walk in every Thursday night. Registhe woods. Location, terrain and ter once then show-n-go. L Joe
elevation will vary each week. Keogh (508-542-0665 before 9
Time is approximately 6-8pm pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.
every Thursday night. Regis- org),
L
Michael
Swartz
ter once then show-n-go. L Joe (swartz@brandeis.edu), L Ellen
Keogh (508-542-0665 before 9 Correia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.
pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem. com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249org),
L
Michael
Swartz 8346 early evening, RLBH_
(swartz@brandeis.edu), L Ellen
Correia (ellenrcorreia@gmail. registrar@amcsem.org)
com), R Jodi Jensen (781-2498346 early evening, RLBH_
(FT) (NM) Thursdays
registrar@amcsem.org)
Sep. 12. Red Line the Blue Hills.
Join us to hike all the trails in the
(FT) (NM) Thursdays
Blue Hills or just enjoy a walk in
Aug. 29. Red Line the Blue Hills. the woods. Location, terrain and
Join us to hike all the trails in the elevation will vary each week.
Blue Hills or just enjoy a walk in Time is approximately 6-8pm
the woods. Location, terrain and every Thursday night. Regiselevation will vary each week.
Time is approximately 6-8pm ter once then show-n-go. L Joe
every Thursday night. Regis- Keogh (508-542-0665 before 9
ter once then show-n-go. L Joe pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.
Keogh (508-542-0665 before 9 org),
L
Michael
Swartz
pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem. (swartz@brandeis.edu), L Ellen
org),
L
Michael
Swartz Correia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.
(swartz@brandeis.edu), L Ellen com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249Correia (ellenrcorreia@gmail. 8346 early evening, RLBH_
com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249registrar@amcsem.org)
8346 early evening, RLBH_
registrar@amcsem.org)
Fri., Aug. 30-Sep. 2. Labor
Day Weekend in VT. Enjoy
the weekend in VT hiking and
car camping. Hikes include
Camels’ Hump, Mt. Mansfield,
Mts. Ellen and Abraham. L
Leslie Carson (508-833-8237,
ltc929@comcast.net), R Leslie
Carson
BREEZE - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - 800-372-1758 amcinformation@outdoors.org Sign up
Sat., Sep. 14-15. N. & S. Twins
and the Bonds. End of summer
hiking, staying at Galehead hut
with meals provided. Summit
five 4K Footers with superb
views. L Leslie Carson (508833-8237,
ltc929@comcast.
net), CL Maureen Kelly
(mokel773@aol.com), R Leslie Carson (508-833-8237,
27
28
ltc929@comcast.net)
Sue Chiavaroli (508-496-6452,
brillo6452@yahoo.com),
CL
Nancy Coote (508-596-8222 7(FT) (NM) Thursdays
9PM, nmcoote@yahoo.com), R
Sep. 19. Red Line the Blue Hills. Sue Chiavaroli (508-496-6452,
Join us to hike all the trails in the brillo6452@yahoo.com)
Blue Hills or just enjoy a walk in
the woods. Location, terrain and
elevation will vary each week. (FT) (NM) Thursdays
Time is approximately 6-8pm Oct. 3. Red Line the Blue Hills.
every Thursday night. Regis- Join us to hike all the trails in the
ter once then show-n-go. L Joe Blue Hills or just enjoy a walk in
Keogh (508-542-0665 before 9 the woods. Location, terrain and
pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem. elevation will vary each week.
org),
L
Michael
Swartz Time is approximately 6-8pm
(swartz@brandeis.edu), L Ellen every Thursday night. RegisCorreia (ellenrcorreia@gmail. ter once then show-n-go. L Joe
com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249- Keogh (508-542-0665 before 9
8346 early evening, RLBH_ pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.
registrar@amcsem.org)
org),
L
Michael
Swartz
(swartz@brandeis.edu), L Ellen
Correia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.
(FT) (NM) Thursdays
com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249Sep. 26. Red Line the Blue Hills. 8346 early evening, RLBH_
Join us to hike all the trails in the registrar@amcsem.org)
Blue Hills or just enjoy a walk in
the woods. Location, terrain and
elevation will vary each week. Sat., Oct. 5. Carter Notch via
Time is approximately 6-8pm Wildcat River Trail. Join us as
every Thursday night. Regis- we venture into beautiful Carter
ter once then show-n-go. L Joe Notch from the south via the relKeogh (508-542-0665 before 9 atively untrammeled Bog Brook
pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem. and Wildcat River Trails. Can be
org),
L
Michael
Swartz combined with leaders’ hike on
(swartz@brandeis.edu), L Ellen Sunday, if desired. L Paul Miller
Correia (ellenrcorreia@gmail. (508-369-4151 before 9:00 PM,
com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249- paulallenmiller@verizon.net), L
8346 early evening, RLBH_ Maureen Kelly (mokel773@aol.
registrar@amcsem.org)
com), R Paul Miller (508369-4151 before 9:00 PM,
paulallenmiller@verizon.net)
(FT) (NM) Sat., Sep. 28. Introduction to AMC Hiking - Mount
Tom Trail. An easy hike that Sun., Oct. 6. Mt Chocorua via
strolls through forests, stream, Brook and Liberty Trails. Join
as well as a cliff outlook. It is us to hike Mt Chocorua up the
part of the Arcadia Wildlife Brook Trail and down the LibManagement Area. Great for erty Trail. Chocorua’s elevanew time hikers as well as tion is 3500’ but it gives you the
new and current members. L feel of a 4000’ mountain with
360° views from the top. The
hike will be 7.5 miles, 2600’
elevation and will have some
strenuous sections. This hike
may be combined with leaders’
Saturday hike. L Maureen Kelly
(508-224-9188 before 8 pm,
mokel773@aol.com), CL Paul
Miller (paulallenmiller@verizon.
net), R Maureen Kelly (508224-9188 before 8 pm,
mokel773@aol.com)
EDUCATION
(AN) (XCE) Sat., Nov. 9-10. WFA
Training. The WFA course runs
8:30-4 Saturday and Sunday in
Foxboro, MA. Optional CPR is
available. SOLO has been engaged to provide the instruction. Pricing is as follows: $145
AMC Member Price, $170 for
non-AMC members. Pricing includes lunch and break service
both days. Wilderness First Aid
is a comprehensive lesson in
how to react, respond, and save
life in remote, life-threatening
situations. Wilderness First Aid
is a two-day class designed for
trip leaders, co-leaders, and outdoor enthusiasts. This course
teaches the skills necessary to
identify and treat medical issues
common to wilderness settings
and to prepare for long-term care
scenarios. This emergency response training includes patient
assessment, trauma, musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries,
splinting, environmental emergencies, animal and insect bites,
and a variety of other topics. The
course is a mix of classroom
lecture and practical exercises.
Both days are required to certify.
L Len Ulbricht (lenu44@gmail.
com), R Barry Farnsworth (educ
ationvicechair@amcsem.org)
sign up amcinformation@outdoors.org 800-372-1758 - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - BREEZE