Winter Hiking Skills Workshop, December 1

Maine AMC will hold a  Winter Hiking Skills Workshop at the  South Portland Library on Tuesday, December 1.  An experienced crew of AMCers will give you the low down on clothing, gear and techniques for safe and enjoyable winter hiking.

Attendees will get the scoop on the Maine Chapter’s Winter Hiking Series which includes 22 hikes for all ability levels.  The Beginner Winter Series is intended as introductory winter experiences for experienced three-season hikers and prior winter experience is generally not required to participate. The AMC Maine Chapter’s experienced leaders will organize and guide the trips, which are weather and conditions dependent. The series begins with trips which are relatively easy and gradually progresses to moderately difficult trips. The beginner series begins December 12 at Bradbury Mountain and ends March 21 at Sabbathday Pond.It is not necessary to attend all trips in chronological order, though later trips may require experience gained on earlier trips.

The advanced series begins January 1 on Mount Madison in the Presidential Range and goes through March 13 with a climb of Mount Washington. The Advanced Winter series is intended for experienced winter hikers who can demonstrate previous winter experience and knowledge in New England. The AMC Maine Chapter’s experienced leaders will organize and guide the trips, which are weather and conditions dependent. The series includes trips which range from moderate to difficult in ability. It is not necessary to attend all trips, though each trip will have minimum requirements for previous experience, gear, and fitness level.

These trips are free and open to the public. Please see www.amcmaine.org/calendar for more information and contact the listed leaders to sign up for individual trips.

That’s a lot of opportunity to get outside this winter for sure!

AMC

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