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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.

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YM (20s-30s young-at-heart) Noble View Weekend (Berkshires )

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YOUNG MEMBERS (20S & 30S) INTER-CHAPTER WINTER WEEKEND AT NOBLE VIEW (Note: Email Registration and payment required to hold your space, rsvp doesn’t complete registration) Looking to have some fun outside in the snow this winter? Join the Connecticut, Worcester, and Berkshire Chapter Young Members for a winter adventure weekend stay at AMC's Noble View Outdoor Center in beautiful Western Massachusetts! Noble View is located on 350+ acres of wooded and open land overlooking the Pioneer Valley and boasts 35 miles of hiking trails. Enjoy the rustic charm of the Double Cottage complete with a wood burning stove on the first floor, kitchen, and common space after a day spent outside. You're invited to participate in a variety of winter activities geared toward an intermediate skill level, including: Hiking/snowshoeing (bring your own micro spikes and snowshoes. If you don't own snowshoes, please let us know and we will look into some options for you) Cross-country skiing (entrance fee required, rentals available) Ice skating at an indoor rink (entrance fee required, rentals available) Star observation Hot chocolate and board games (bring your own board games to share) Opportunity to buy lunches at a local deli and café (or bring your own lunches) Saturday potluck dinner (bring a dish to share) Read more about Noble View and the Double Cottage here: http://www.nobleviewoutdoorcenter.org/double-cottage.html Please contact Alexandra Molnar to register. Leaders: Nicole Dewberry Alexandra Molnar Zenya Molnar, Alison Terjek AMC Trip Policy Cost* Adult: $30 member / $30 non-member **The discounted cost for the entire weekend stay at Noble View for one person is $30. This includes a light breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. This does not include entrance fees and rentals for activities. *No refunds for cancellations. **Follow this link for registration info** https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/110303

INTER-CHAPTER YM (20S-30S YOUNG-AT-HEART) A.T. HIKE IN GREAT BARRINGTON MA

Registration Registration is required for this activity. Please contact Alison to register: [masked] Overview: Hike or snowshoe from Jug End Rd, Sheffield to Homes Rd. This AT section is 7-8 miles on moderate-intermediate terrain with a steady ascent at the end. It includes a variety of habitats from open agricultural land to wetlands and woodlands. Afterwards join the CT and BK Chapter for lunch or coffee and Fuel Coffee in Great Barrington: https://www.fuelgreatbarrington.com/ Hiking essentials: -An adequate fitness routine for the terrain -Snacks and 2 liters of water - Winter rated hiking boots if it is below 40 degrees -Sweat wicking layers for a temperature range of 20-40 degrees and a warm jacket for breaks. -Hat and waterproof gloves. - Bring traction devices if conditions are icy (We will update everyone on trail conditions a few days before the hike) AMC Event Listing: https://activities.outdoors.org/search/index.cfm/action/details/id/110617

Thu Feb 4 - Hike Appalachian and Herrick Trails
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Thu., Feb. 4. AT and Herrick Trail (B2/3B), Connecticut, West of River, CT. Approx 9 miles moderate to brisk pace, 1800 ft vertical with two long, steady climbs. Beautiful river walk and some great views. We'll hike from Bulls Bridge south on the AT along the Housatonic River, over Ten Mile River and up Ten Mile Hill, then follow the Herrick Trail down to Rt. 55. Short road walk, before returning north on the AT to Bulls Bridge. Well behaved trail dogs can participate as there is no car spot. Co-leader welcome. Steady rain cancels. Bring traction devices, just in case. Meet at 9:00 a.m for 9.15am start. Parking lot is on the east side of the covered bridge and west side of Route 7: take route 7 north to approx. 3 miles north of Gaylordsville and turn left/west at the traffic light beside a small gas station and then an immediate left into the parking area. Leader will be driving from Stamford and is happy to car pool. Cell on morning of hike 203-[masked]. L David Roberts ([masked])

Canceled - Sat Nov 12 - Ives Trail Hike
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The Ives Trail hike scheduled for Saturday, November 12 is canceled as requested by the leader.

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