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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 (4)

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.

CANCELED - Tue Mar 14 - "A Journey Through France"
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Due to the major storm forecast for tomorrow, this meeting has been canceled. The presentation will instead by rescheduled for November in Westport

Training opportunities, including this coming weekend
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