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The Appalachian Mountain Club's Connecticut Chapter organizes about 1,000 hikes, bike rides, mountaineering and other events each year. Most of these do not appear in this Meetup. To get details of all of our events and to join our email lists please go to http://www.CT-AMC.org

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. AMC is the nation’s oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization. The CT Chapter of AMC is a statewide organization that has something for everyone who loves to explore the outdoors, for beginners or experts. We offer hiking, kayaking, cycling, trail building and maintenance and land conservation activities throughout the year. So, what sets us apart?

• Trained leaders means our activities are organized, everyone stays together as a group assisting each other as needed and we follow certain safety protocols.

• Group activities are open to everyone (so long as you meet the fitness and equipment requirements).

Events listed as Young Members are designed for members ages 20-40 but all AMC events are open to all ages.

This Meetup group is sponsored by members of the AMC Connecticut Chapter. For additional information about AMC, the CT Chapter and the activities we-sponsor, please visit http://www.ct-amc.org . Thru the year, we offer more than 1000 activities. All current activities are listed on our website for each activity committee. For example, current hiking activites including skiing and snowshoeing are shown on the chapter website (http://www.ct-amc.org/excursions/HikeListings.shtm). The AMC web site (www.outdoors.org (http://www.outdoors.org/)) has further information about the main club including lodging, adventure travel, and more.

Just a reminder that only AMC-approved leaders may lead activities that will be listed on this site. We can allow others to co-lead activities with an approved leader. If you are interested in becoming an approved leader, the next leader training is always shown on our website (http://ct-amc.org/Education/index.shtm).

Please note: Some events are marked "Registration Required". An RSVP here does not satisfy this requirement. Registration requires direct contact with the event leader, either by email or phone.

Upcoming events (2)

CT AMC May Photo Contest

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May Virtual Photo contest. Photos from 2022 AMC events (any time in 2022). “Vote" before the 8 PM end time on June 1. Please VOTE even if you don't enter a photo. Couch potatoes welcome to join in! Please upload right away should you plan to enter. There can be some great last minute entries that miss out because the voting had already been underway.
Vote and/or Enter from ANYWHERE! Photographers & non-photographers... You ALL have a role. Be it voter or entrant... and you may be both entrant AND voter! Please vote even if you don't enter a photo, AND, should you enter, you may ALSO vote!
Read ENTRY RULES if you plan to post a photo.
Read VOTING RULES if you plan to vote.
Yes you can do both!
There have been many wonderful photos on our outings... and oodles of pictures to capture those moments. Landscapes, fun, intimidation, sassiness, beauty, danger, silliness and more are all depicted in the pictures you've taken.
ENTRANT RULES:
Upload to this event ONE favorite picture YOU took so far THIS year, DURING an AMC outing. Enter the date and location as well.
RSVP "Yes" for this Photo Contest (it's not an outing... it's online only).
Upload a photo taken by you (selfies included) into this event's album. Photo submissions may be from ANY 2022 AMC event.
Only one photo submission per member per month.
You may not enter a photo that has previously won.
You may enter a different photo if you are a past winner.
Photos determined to be not taken by you or not taken on a 2022 AMC event will be removed and you can try again.
Enter and/or vote (via comment) BEFORE the date/time noted for the end of this event.
VOTING RULES
Rsvp "yes" for this event (it's not an outing... it's online only). Vote for the ONE picture you like best by keying YES into the comment section of that photo.
One vote per member.
You may vote for your own photo. You may wish to wait until closer to the end to vote, once all photos are uploaded or entered.
Should you vote for more than one photo, the comment with the earliest time stamp will count and the latter vote removed.
WINNING:
The picture that gets the most YES comments wins. Votes placed after the event end time do not count. The winning photo becomes our home page photo (for at least this month) for all to see.
The polls are open... but you may want to wait to see more submissions before voting... and don't forget to submit as well!
By submitting a photo to this contest, you warrant and covenant that "I grant the CT AMC permission to use any photographs, film or videotapes submitted to this contest, for any purpose."

Biking Essex to Westbrook Beach

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Essex to Westbrook Beach Approx. 20 miles. Social ride ( slow and steady) Cue 9-11 mph. Meet 9:30 am in the parking lot next to the Essex Fire House, 11 Saybrook Road (Rt. 154), Essex. Ride from Essex to Ivoryton and continue quieter roads in Westbrook, crossing Route 1 to Westbrook beach and return mostly on Route 153. Bring water and snacks/ lunch. Approximately 20 miles Social Ride Cue 9-11 miles. Please RSVP with leaders. Barbara Beckerman[masked], [masked] or Joe Snyder[masked]

Helmets required, Reflective wear and mirrors strongly recommended.
AMC Trip Policy
COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.

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Family Hike - Ragged Mountain

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