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Breezethe SoutheastMonthly e-newsletter of the AppalachianMountain Club Southeastern MA ChapterWhiteface Mountain Sandwich Range Wilderness see Page 9 >>. Courtesy of Joel WalfishSeptember 2013Visit AMC SEMBreeze NewslettersCalendarPhotosOpen Volunteer PositionsConservation -ViceCYP (Chapter Youth) - ViceSkiing - ViceLooking for someone to take over the ski committee andplan xc ski & downhill ski events in the winter. Contactthe current ski chair at xcskichair@amcsem.orgPlease contact Chapter, Chair Cheryl Lathrop atchair@amcsem.org if you are interested in a position on theExecutive Board.The Southeast Breeze, thenewsletter of the SoutheasternMassachusetts Chapter(SEM) of the AppalachianMountain Club (AMC), is published12 times a year.Editor: Andrea Holdenbreeze.editor@amcsem.orgThe e-Breeze newsletter is delivered and managedby the AMC-licensed Blackbaud Sphere system.SIGN up for the BREEZEcall 800-372-1758 or emailamcinformation@outdoors.orgSAVE THE DATESFall Gathering (all chapters)Oct. 18-20Annual Winter WorkshopNov. 2Annual Meeting & DinnerNov. 2Hike Planning Meetings 6:30pm9/4, 12/4Board Meetings 6:30pm9/11, 10/9, 11/13AMC 138th ANNUAL SUMMITJanuary 25, 2014Bass North pg 18>>Thursday Night Bike RideFort Phoenix in Fairhaven, from left to right are Nancy Whipple, Pete Meggison, LorraineMedeiros, Barbara Gaughan, Anne Cosentino and Doug GriffithsThe Appalachian Mountain Club’s138th Annual SummitSaturday, January 25, 2014Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel & Conference CenterYou can find additional information about the Annual Summit, including meetingschedules, workshops and information on our evening speaker, Kristen Kelliher visit >>Trip at a GlanceActivity:Offered By:Status:Location:Annual WinterHiking WorkshopSaturday November 2Learn how much fun winterhiking can be at our annualworkshop! Experienced SEMwinter hike leaders will coverclothing, equipment, nutrition,and conditioning for safeand enjoyable winter hiking.Registration is required for thisactivity. More information >>Registrar: Paul Millerhikingvicechair@amcsem.orgLeader: Paul Millerhikingvicechair@amcsem.orgHikingSoutheastern MAOpenSandwich, MA,Massachusetts,Cape Cod, MANew members especially welcomeand Great for first timers inactivity area


View from the ChairBy Cheryl LathropHappy September!Labor Day Weekend marks the division ‘tweensummer and fall for us here in New England. Ourcape and mountain family vacations are behindus—and didn’t we have great fun with our SEMsummer activities! Thanks leaders!We’re also looking forward to our fall activities!More great hikes, bikes, and paddles organizedby our leaders. And, remember when you’re outthere to keep Conservation in the back of yourmind. So, pick up a little trash along the way or move a branch off of a trail, becausewe in the AMC always: “Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, and killnothing but time.”A save-the-date for you: our SEM Annual Meeting and Annual Dinner on Nov. 2. Electionof chapter officers and board meeting. And then a yummy dinner and interesting speaker– mixed in with a raffle and door prizes–and a chance to catch up with old friends. So,grab all of your old hiking, biking, or paddling buddies and reserve a table together!I’LL BE OUTSIDE THIS SEPTEMBER! WHERE WILL YOU BE? GET OUTSIDE!Got something to say? Got a good idea? Want to volunteer?Feel free to contact me anytime about anything!chair@amcsem.orgChapter ChairAs 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)


volunteervolunteerIf 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 lessonor trail game. Contact Sally Delisa cypcoordinator@amcsem.orgLike 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 andcross-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 conservationevents and education. Contact conservationchair@amcsem.org for more information.volunteer4sign up amcinformation@outdoors.org 800-372-1758 - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - BREEZE


WildernessFirst Aid TrainingThe fall SEM offering of WFA(Woofer as some call it) will be held November9 & 10, 2013 at the Chapel MeetingHouse in Foxboro, MA. It is taughtby a professional instructor from SOLOschools.The WFA course runs 8-4 that Saturdayand Sunday. CPR follows the Saturdaysession. Pricing is as follows: $145 AMCMember Price, $170 for non-AMC members.CPR is optional for additional $35.This course covers back woods firstaid for those hikers who want to be preparedshould a medical situation arisewhen they are in a remote area far froma quick 911 EMT response. Whether oneis hiking up north or out west, campingor backpacking away from populated areas,biking distant routes, paddling thehinterlands or backcountry skiing, accidentsdo happen and adverse healthconditions do arise. This course teachesthe skills necessary to identify and treatmedical issues common to wildernesssettings and to prepare for long-termcare scenarios. This emergency responsetraining includes patient assessment,trauma, musculoskeletal and softtissue injuries, splinting, environmentalemergencies, animal and insect bites,and a variety of other topics. The courseis a mix of classroom lecture and practicalexercises. Both days are required tocertify. WFA prepares you to treat andstabilize victims until professional helparrives, which could take many hoursand perhaps overnight. If you ventureinto remote areas, whether or not youare an AMC trip leader, WFA will giveyou confidence you can handle that unexpectedsituation we all hope will neveroccur.Plan B: Newfoundland and LabradorGina HurleyCommunications vice-chairThis past winter I started planningmy summer vacation. Likemost of us, I love the planning,and spent many months gettingmy long distance hiking plans inorder, from dehydrating foodto researching and buying newequipment. Our plan was tothru-hike the 275 mile Long Trailin Vermont. My husband and Ihad thru-hiked this trail in thepast, and loved it, so thought itwould be a great summer vacation.We started our trip thefirst of July, during the very hotand humid week of July 4th.After 2 days I was miserable.I knew I could not do 25 moredays. Mosquito bites and bleedingtoes just did not feel like avacation to me. So we pulledthe plug, came back to theCape, and thought about Plan B.We had always wanted to go toNewfoundland and Labrador, sotook a few days to research thearea and get our camping gear inorder, and headed out. Prior tolong distance hiking my husbandand I were big campers, and stilllove our camping trips to far anddistance locations. We headedthough Maine into Canada, firstNew Brunswick, and then NovaScotia. At the tip of Nova Scotia,in North Sydney, we took the 7hour ferry ride to Newfoundland.Newfoundland is a large Canadianisland off the east coastof North America. The islandof Newfoundland covers 43,008square miles- an area that rivalsthe size of the three maritimeprovinces of Nova Scotia, NewPhoto by Gina HurleyTo register or for further information, contactBarry Farnsworth, Education ViceChairperson, at educationvicechair@amcsem.orgSunset-Gros Morne National Park, photo by Gina HurleyBREEZE - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - 800-372-1758 amcinformation@outdoors.org Sign up 5


Brunswick, and PrinceEdward Island combined.With the addition of thevast territory of Labrador,the province covers a totalarea of 156,453 squaremiles, and has more than18,000 miles of unspoiledcoastline. It is no wonderthat this would be a summervacation destination.Our trip included severaldays in Gros MorneNational Park, where wesaw beautiful sunsets andcaribou, and had wonderfulcoastal hikes. Thecampgrounds in the nationalpark were busy, butnot overly crowded. Afterleaving this park, we headedto the northern tip ofNewfoundland to the townof St. Anthony and werelucky enough to see whalesswimming along the coast,and icebergs floating offshore. The drive thru thisarea was unspoiled, withspectacular views, andamazing scenery.Iceberg-Labrador, photo by Gina HurleyAfter another 2 hour ferryride we arrived in Labrador.If you are looking fora quiet, undisturbed, andunpopulated area, thisis the place! There arefew amenities, includingcampgrounds, lodging,and gas stations. Drivingthe one major road takesplanning, as gas stationsare few and far between,and the road turns to dirtand gravel. We droveabout 175 miles up themain road, and stopped inall of the coastal villages.From many of the villageswe were lucky enough tosee icebergs of varioussizes. It is no wonder thispart of Canada is referredto as Iceberg Alley.After two weeks in thisbeautiful Canadian provinceI am happy that wepulled the trigger on PlanA, and focused on Plan B.Sometimes the most amazinggifts are the ones younever expect!If you are thinking of travelingto Newfoundland andLabrador, check out thesewebsites to help plan yourtrip.Newfoundland and labrador6Caribou-Gros Morne National Park, photo by Gina HurleyMarine Atlantic


No Sweaters Needed for thisMt. Cardigan Hike!Photos by Walt GrandaBy Paul MillerSEM Hiking Vice ChairOn August 10th, Walt Granda and Iled a congenial group of AMCers ona fun hike up Mt. Cardigan in centralNew Hampshire. The ten of usmet at about 9:15 am at the pristineAMC Cardigan Lodge, near the maintrailhead for the trails on the eastside of this handsome mountain. Thisfollowed a surprisingly long, almostthree-hour drive up from southeastMassachusetts. Surprising, becausewhile the mileage is relatively small(compared to heading up to any ofthe notches, at least), we still hadquite a bit of driving to do once wegot off the Interstate.While it had rained heavily the daybefore, we lucked out with nice,mostly sunny skies, a light breeze,and warmish, but not oppressivetemperatures. (This made it unlikelythat we would actually haveto slip on our sweaters for this “Cardigan”hike.)After signing in, making our introductions,and a very brief speech byWalt, who had organized the hike,we set off on the main Manning/HoltTrail. This starts as a relatively flatlogging road with numerous campsiteson either side. Once the Holtand Manning Trails diverged and westarted making our way up the ManningTrail for this approximately sixmilelong, counter-clockwise loop,we hit a few steeper, fun sections;some requiring a bit of scrambling tonegotiate. We followed the Manning7


8Trail up over some exposed ledges(similar to on last month’ Welch-Dickey hike…) with nice views andeventually found ourselves on theexpansive, largely wide open summitof Firescrew Mountain (3,084 feet),with its excellent views, including aview up and across to the fire toweratop Mt. Cardigan. We followedthe connecting ridge across to thesurprisingly uncrowded summit ofMt. Cardigan (3,155 feet), stoppingalong the way to collect handfulsof wild blueberries. Once atop thesummit, we stopped for lunch andto enjoy the cooling breezes andPhotos by Walt Grandapanoramic views.While on our lunch break, one of ourgroup, a Wilderness First Responder,provided some materials from hisample first aid kit to help a womanfrom a small family group clean anddress some nasty “rock burns” onher leg, the result of a bad fall nearthe summit. After lunch and somephotos on the summit, we took aside trip over to South Peak, whichwe had all to ourselves.On the way back to back to theClark Trail via a small connectingtrail for our return trip, we passedby the AMC Cardigan High Cabin,which is nicely situated in a smallclearing not too far down from themain summit. The cabin looked particularlyappealing that day, withits newish wood siding, porch, andsnazzy metal roof! We stopped fora few minutes to chat with one ofthe people renting the cabin for theweekend; part of a family that apparentlyrents the cabin every yearat about this time to be able to viewthe Perseid Meteor Showers fromthe cabin’s cozy and comfortablefront porch. What a great idea!Once back on the Clark Trail, we followedthis downhill a bit and thentook a left onto the Holt-Clark Cutoffto “Grand Junction,” and thenfollowed the relatively benign HoltTrail through the woods back to theHolt-Manning Trail and, in not toolong, back to the Cardigan Lodgetrailhead. At the lodge, we tookadvantage of the facilities, thankedWalt for organizing the trip, saidour goodbyes, and then hit the roadback to southeast Mass.All in all, yet another very enjoyableSEM hike!


Whiteface Mtn. HikeSaturday August 17, 2013Photos courtesy of Len Ulbricht, Bill Vickstrom and Joel WalfishBy Len UlbrichtWhiteface is one of thesmaller 48 NH 4000footers, elevation 4020feet, with 180 degreecommanding views to thesouth. It anchors the westend of the Bowl NaturalResearch Area in theSandwich Range Wilderness.Mt. Passaconaway,also a 4000 footer and23 feet higher, sits at theeast end, the two peaksconnected by a ridge lineabove the bowl.Perfecto weather- sunny,mid-70s, light wind, lowhumidity - filled the day fornine of us. The plannedloop hike took us up theBlueberry Ledge Trail tothe Rollins Trail and thesummit of Whiteface, theRollins Trail then continuingalong the Bowl ridgeline to the Dicey’s Mill Trailat a point about a mile belowthe Passaconawaysummit. We descendedfrom there and had theloop’s only water crossingon Dicey’s Mill. The hikingdistance of 9.8 milesCourtesy of Joel WalfishCourtesy of Bill VickstromCourtesy of Bill VickstromCourtesy of Bill VickstromCourtesy of Joel Walfish9


10Whiteface Cont’dwith 2800 foot elevationchange was completed in7.5 hours, book time plusone hour for lunch andrest breaks.The 4 mile BlueberryLedge Trail has lower andupper ledges, the lowerbeing less difficult andmanageable with poles,but put them away for theupper ledges. The uppersare a challengingscramble demanding useof all fours. Reminded meof Baldface. Stone stepshave been placed on asteep section between thelower and upper ledges.Outstanding views fromthe upper ledges encompassSebago Lake, LakeWinnepesaukee, Chocura,Passaconaway and theBowl. The Whiteface summitis further along theDicey’s Mill water crossingPassaconaway


11Whiteface Cont’dRollins Trail and treed, soget your views in at theledges.Continuing along the treedridge line, the Rollins Trailsroller coasters up and downfor 2.4 miles, gradually descending700 - 800 feet.Soft tuff makes for pleasanttrail footing. There area few small lookout pointsout over the bowl alongthis section. Also noticeableare many blowdowns,all facing north, evidence ofa fierce wind driving up thebowl face. Fortunately the trailwas cleared of blowdowns.Chocura


Whiteface Cont’dThe 3+ mile descent alongDicey’s Mill Trail waseasy, made easier by thestone steps on the steepsections. The one watercrossing over a felled treewas aided by a taught ropeto steady ones balance.Many hikers on the ledgestook in the view on thisglorious weather day, andthere were several placesto do so. Crowding was notan issue. We only passedone hiker on the ridge line,many apparently descendingthe shorter BlueberryLedge route. No parkingfee at the trailhead lot.Take A Long HikeHello fellow hikers.Recently, I spentthree weeks hikingNew Hampshire’sCohos Trail. Thisrelatively new trail is an isolatedpath that runs from the Canadianborder, just above Pittsburgh,New Hampshire down to CrawfordNotch, in the heart of New Hampshire’sWhite Mountains. I trekkedfrom north to south so I couldbuild up to the more strenuousclimbs in the Whites.If you are looking for a new trailto hike and don’t mind not seeingmany (if any) other hikers, thenthis is a good challenge for you.I didn’t see a soul. Only when Ineared Mt. Eisenhower and theoverly popular Mt. Washington,did I spot other hikers.In most sections the blazing isgood; in some sections, the blazingis weathered and can be confusing.I used my compass oftento confirm direction, and I suggestyou bring separate maps ofthe White Mountain trails youwill encounter. The Cohos Trailwebsite store sells a set of CohosTrail maps, and these are an absolutemust if you are planning tothru-hike the Cohos.If you do plan to thru-hike thistrail, go with a friend or with agroup. It is very isolated andcell phone coverage is limited atbest.The two pictures are from the CohosTrail. The shelter you see isone of only three on the trail.Ray AndersonRay’s Hiking Blog:www.TakeaLongHike.com12sign up amcinformation@outdoors.org 800-372-1758 - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - BREEZE


Want to sell your stuff?email commschair@amcsem.org with the details.Whose Nirvana Anyway?Kayak Hurricane,white 14’, tandem, brandnew seats, has been garaged in orderto get seats from factory (oldones rusted), easy to steer, drystorage with sealed cover, can bedriven by one person too. Only usedone summer. Asking $800, Ronaronarobinson@hotmail.com 508-364-0568. Includes yellow seat coverto protect inside of the kayak.Men’s Mavic Cycling Shirt,Medium. Worn once and washed.Asking $30. Sue Salmon atsfranc321@gmail.comMen’s Conquest Boots, size 7.Very warm and comfortable but nota good fit for a woman’s foot. $60Sue Salmon atsfranc321@gmail.com(2) 2012 14.5 FT WildernessSystems TsunamiKayaks (1) RED ,(1) Orange, both Polyconstruction Upgradedseats thatare adju s t a b l ep a d d e dwith Rudder systems,barely used. Both for2,000 or separatefor 1,000 Email RichSunbird20@comcast.net Attleboro, MAA Portion of The Panoramic View in February of Hall’s Creek and Nantucket Sound from Saint Andrews By The SeaBy Louise Riemenchneider FosterNow that Labor Day is over, we have anew degree of freedom! Those signsin parking areas which promise ticketsto those of us who do not have stickersare passe! We are now free to roamjurisdictions formerly either denied orunaffordable to the many of us fallingunder the dreaded classification of“nonresidents”! Welcome to just one ofthe many perks of fall paddling.One of this seasonal wellspring of newoptions is a destination little known topaddlers - Hall’s Creek! Select a daywhen the wind is either slack or fromthe north, making excursions alongother shores of the Cape an uncomfortablechoice. Before Labor Day withouta Town of Barnstable beach sticker,Covell Beach off Craigville Beach Roadin Centerville would not let you parkthere at any price - that is, if there werespaces even available. Now, it couldstill be tough to find a parking spot ifyou come later in the day, but at ourusual 10:30 launch time, there are usuallyplenty of spaces and the kids at thegate checking beach stickers have allgone back to school!After launching into the surf, proceedeast along the sound passing manyseasonal old, and not so old time, WestHyannisport residences. About half amile in the distance, is your way point,a breakwater marking the entrance toour destination. Once at the breakwaterand the entrance of Hall’s Creek,a charming pastoral tableau unfoldsbefore you. For descriptive purposes,the creek and its esturaries can be veryloosely thought of as a distorted rightBREEZE - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - 800-372-1758 amcinformation@outdoors.org Sign up 13


14Nirvana Cont’dhand with five digits, and a palm like small island. Paddlingcounter clockwise into the pinkie and ring fingers,the marshes protected by the western shore of very privateSquaw Island and the causeway, border the oldcommunity perched above; long ago a portion of theThe Hyannisport Club with Saint Andrews By The Sea Church in the Background.island was a secluded retreat, the JFK Summer WhiteHouse. To the north, high on Sunset Hill, is the enchanting,storybook stone structure of Saint Andrews By theSea Episcopal Church. This place is to be rememberedwhen back on land; a visit to the church parking lot offersvery nearly celestial views of the creek and thesound beyond. Immediately to the west of the churchis the Hyannisport Club. Having once been treated toa tour of the golf course, I can tell you the condition ofthe fairways here rivals that of greens elsewhere. Travelingalong this part of the shore and into middle andindex fingers of the creek will take you past tees andalong fairways of the course and you may be greetedby happy golfers along the way.When it is time for lunch, there is no spot specificallyoffered to the public and, of course, somewhere alongthe golf course is definitely out of the question. There isa small association beach and areas along the oppositelittle island, the palm, which seem available for a brief,discrete interlude, since as I said, the kids are back inschool. After the break, the trip up the remaining branchof Hall’s Creek, the long thumb, is a nice finale to an explorationof this off the beaten track oblivion.A Typical Hall’s Creek Trip Paddling Route. Courtesy of Ed FosterBike LawProvided by:MassBike.orgDo you know your rights of the road? Do youknow what your responsibilities are when bikingin Massachusetts? Here is a summary ofMassachusetts’ bike law that covers equipment,riding, safety standards, races, violations,and penalties. This law applies to allcyclists in Massachusetts — even you!For exact requirements, please read the completetext of the laws pertaining to bicyclistsand bicycling in Massachusetts. GeneralLaws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,Chapter 85, Section 11b, Chapter 85,Section 11c, and Chapter 85, Section 11d.Your rightsYou may ride your bicycle on any public road,street, or bikeway in the Commonwealth, exceptlimited access or express state highwayswhere signs specifically prohibiting bikes havebeen posted.The paddle back to Covell can be a bit choppy withwaves coming at you from the side, but the return tripis just as short as the way out. Depending on the day,you may return to a deserted beach, or be confrontedby a sea of prone, sunscreen slathered humanity, cellphones clamped to alternating ears. Quite a jolt afterthe utopia of Hall’s Creek. But everyone’s Nirvana isdifferent; seemingly for some, it has been right there allalong, chattering and basking in the sand and sun onCovell Beach.This trip, which is about seven miles long, has not beenscheduled for this year, but I will do my best to influencea Leader’s Choice in this direction. Keep watching ourpaddling email notices for good news.You may ride on sidewalks outside businessdistricts, unless local laws prohibit sidewalkriding.You may use either hand to signal stops andturns.You may pass cars on the right.If you carry children or other passengers insidean enclosed trailer or other device that will adequatelyrestrain them and protect their headsin a crash, they need not wear helmets.


DIY - Do It YourselfBacon like a ballerBy Andrea HoldenCommunications ChairSource: Eat Liver.comPADDLE TRIP REPORT - Cotuit BayJuly 27, 2013By Bill FischerPaddlers - Bill Fischer, Pat Carden, Pat Sarantis, Bob Sarantis, Jean Orser, Paul Carriveau.We left the put-in at Ropes Beach to travel Clockwise around Oysterville Grand Island. For the balanceof the paddle we kept Grand Island on our immediate right. This kept the wind from becomingmuch of a factor in the paddle. In the middle of the Bay it was pretty strong but in the lee of GrandIsland it made for a very nice trip. It was nice to have some wind as the temp was about 80 degrees.After going under the Oysterville Bridge we made a sharp right as we entered West Bay and headedfor Dead Neck for lunch. There were a lot of boats in the channel but that was the only place therewas a lot of boat traffic on the trip. It was almost 5 miles to the lunch spot. After lunch we went downthe Seapuit River back to Cotuit Bay and the put-in for a total of 7.5 miles. A very nice summer dayand great paddle.PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Illumination NightJuly 27, 2013By Max SarazinAfter a busy day at Korea Veterans Memorialin Hyannis on the 60th anniv of theTruce we prepared for Illumination Night inOnset Bay . We arrived at 5:10 not knowingwhat time the Onset ‘Walking Jazz Band’would be going alongside the river, acrossthe bridge, and into Onset Village . Thisband, although small, is excellent and comparesto New Orleans with their goings onalong the route . We made our way to whatused to be Ken’s Salt Water Taffy from the‘30s . A structure was built over the originalclam shack to protect it, and going inside thebuilding you were standing ‘outside’ the original shack, but no longer; the place was sold, namechanged, and the inside was gutted . No place to get good fried clams or all that good stuff anymore. The firewhistle sounded at 8:50 and townsfolk ignited the approx. 2300 flares outlining Onset Bay,Wicketts Island and Onset Island, quite a site, but I like the Town Band best.PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Nauset MarshAugust 3, 2013By Bob ZaniPaddlers - Bob Zani Leader, Jean Orser, Paul Correveau, KerriGriffin, Lynne O’Riorden, Gary RobinsonNice paddle of 6.7 miles with a bit of rain, plenty of wind, anda dicey time crossing the inlet to the marsh. If you look on themap, the location of the inlet is now where the little jog in thepaddle takes place just south of the T in the caption NausetMarsh. As an added attraction Max and his wife were at thelaunch site to provide a send off audience.16sign up amcinformation@outdoors.org 800-372-1758 - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - BREEZE


PADDLE TRIP REPORT - North RiverAugust 7, 2013By George WeyParticipants - Al Hart & Rick McNally (Canoe), Pat Carden, Vicki Blair-Smith, Bill Fischer, Carol Houghton, George Wey (kayaks)It was a beautiful day for a leisurely paddle of the 8.6 miles from Marshfield to Hanover. At 10:30am we moved cars from the put-inon the Marshfield side of the Union St. Bridge to the take- out in Hanover. Upon returning we launched and were on our way up riverwith the current at approximately11:15. At noon we stopped at Blueberry Island for lunch. Continuing on after lunch we reached thetake-out at approximately 2:30.PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Shoestring/Popponesset BaysAugust 10, 2013By Louise FosterParticipants - Louise Foster, Leader, Paul Corriveau, Bill Fischer, Ed Foster, Betty Hinkley, Jeff Hyman, Jean Orser, Gary RobinsonWe began our trip traveling north from the put in under the School Street Bridge and into the Santuit River. The water seemed low so wepaddled in just a short distance. Back out into Shoestring Bay we traveled in light breezes toward our designated lunch spot on MeadowPoint. We were accompanied by several osprey who were diving in the water attempting to catch their supper. They should have beenpretty successful, since the fish were jumping all day. As we neared our goal, we realized we had time for an extra maneuver beforethe obligatory noon arrival time for our lunch. Hence, we explored the Popponesset River and approached Meadow Point from alongThatch Island. There were lots of boats traveling in and out of the cut and people wading the tepid water along the sand spit. Gary andJeff took a swim and Jean plied us with her delicious brownies. After lunch we skirted the lines of a few fishermen on shore and headedinto Pinquickset Cove and Marsh. We saw several egret and great blue heron as we made our way into the narrow channel of the marsh.Upon reentry into the cove we discovered the wind had shifted from NW to SW and had built to probably 17 - 18 miles per hour, whichmade paddling back across the cove and Ryefeld Point to the bay very slow going. Once there, however, we were protected from thewest and the south wind helped to blow us back to the put in. Our route was one of those sparkling venues and approximately 8 miles.PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Bass River NorthPhotos by Jean OrserAugust 17, 2013By Bob ZaniBob Zani Leader, Vicki Blair-Smith, Margot Fitsch, BillFischer, Jean Orser, Paul Corriveau, Tom Crowe, Al Phillips,Betty Hinkley, Gary Robinson SweepAn absolutely perfect day for a paddle with the only drawbackthe numerous power boats on the water. Circled GrandCove then went north to lunch at Follins landing and thento Mill Pond, but not into the pond. Half of the group had anice 10.7 mile jaunt while the other half cut it a little shortbut still managed 9 plus miles.BREEZE - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - 800-372-1758 amcinformation@outdoors.org Sign up 17


18PADDLE TRIPBass River NorthPhotos by Margot Fitsch


PADDLE TRIP - Bass River NorthPhotos by Margot Fitsch19


PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Cotuit Bay & Prince CoveAugust 24, 2013By Ed FosterPaddlers: Ed Foster - Leader, Vicki Blair-Smith, Paul Corriveau, Bill Fischer, Betty Hinkley,Jean Orser, Bob ZaniWe set off hugging the left hand shore to try to fine some relief from the wind and as a resultpaddled coves and inlets we normally pass by. Every time we rounded a point we got a fullblast of headwind, but the wind eased a little as we got out of North Bay and into the riverleading to Prince Cove. Because of our late start lunch, at the Prince Cove town landing, wasalso a half hour late but Jean’s brownies made up for it. After lunch we continued aroundPrince Cove keeping the land on our right. When we again got to North Bay we took a directroute across it but now with the wind (which seemed to have abated a bit) at our backs. Six ofthe paddlers stayed to the right while one decided that he’d like to have a change of sceneryand hugged the shore of Great Island (Oyster Harbors). Crossing Cotuit Bay to the put-inwas easy in spite of a sidewind.6.8 miles for a much better paddle than we might have expected given the wind.PADDLE TRIP REPORT - Lewis Bay/Egg IslandAugust 28, 2013By Bob ZaniPaddlers: Jean Orser, Paul Corriveau, Bill Fischer, Vicki Blair-Smith, George Wey, Gary Robinson,Ed Foster, Louise Foster, Betty HinkleyThis was a very delightful impromptu trip; the weatherwas perfect, and we had the water almost to ourselves,with the exception of Hyannis Harbor. Egg Island wasapparently much smaller than when the famous boccematch was played there in July, but it was fine for lunch(and brownies), and a very interesting experience forthose who had never been there before.Photo by Betty HinkleyOther Interests*not endorsed by AMCNEWS FROM JOY STREET20Dear Friend,Thank you. These humbles wordshardly begin to express our gratitudefor your support of the 14thannual event that means so much tome and to so many of us throughoutthe state. With each year that goesby, Against the Tide continues toinspire and encourage us all thatprevention is possible. None ofthis would be possible withouteach and every one of you.For event results, visit >>.We hope you will join usagain in 2014!Cheryl OsimoExecutive Director508-246-3047cherylosimo@comcast.netTeam AMC: Rock ‘n’ RollBrooklyn 10kOctober 12, 2013 (Sat)_______________Team AMC is a fundraising programoffering members the opportunityto support AMC’s mission and programsby participating in events asa charity runner. Participants raisefunds that support the protection,enjoyment, and understanding ofthe mountains, forests, waters, andtrails of the Appalachian region.AMC is proud to be a part at thisyear’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn 10k. Allfunds raised will go to support theNew York -New Jersey Youth OpportunitiesProgram (YOP).AMC members interested in participantin the Team AMC Brooklyn 10kmust fill-out and submit an application.Space will be limited to tenrunners for this event. Each participantselected to run for AMC in theBrooklyn 10k, is required to raise aminimum of $500. Visit >>Please visit >> for additional requirementsand information. Foradditional information or questions,email crebbe@outdoors.org


21Adventure Travel TrainingWorkshopNovember 15-17, 2013_________________Visit some of the most exciting placesin the world as the leader of an AMCAdventure Travel Trip!The Adventure Travel Training workshop(held November 15-17th, 2013 atWhite Memorial Foundation) providesimportant training to people who haveAMC activity leadership experience (nobeginners, please) to transition fromleading weekend chapter activities tomore complex and longer trips, domesticallyand overseas. Previous outdoorleadership training is highly desirable.It emphasizes planning, cost estimating,trip management, people skills,and risk management. You’ll also learnprocedures and guidelines for researching,proposing, and leading AdventureTravel trips and have the chance to exchangeideas, problems, and solutionswith some of the AMC’s most skilledleaders. The training’s small group sizeassures abundant discussion and accessto instructors. For more information visit>>.Climate Change Series (Bostonareaactivity—more pertinent to SEM,WR, BN, NA)_________________Air pollution and climate change affectboth the health and experiences of peoplewho love to get outdoors to enjoythe unique ecology of the NortheasternUnited States. It takes action from individualsand communities to make the~ WANTED ~Event Plannerchanges that will slow and/or reversethese trends.This fall AMC’s chapters will offer eventsand programs designed to help youlearn about climate change and whatyou can do about it. In Boston, AMC iscollaborating with the Episcopal Dioceseof Massachusetts to increase awarenessand action on climate change, energy,and the outdoors.Upcoming events:_________________September 4—come to AMC headquartersat 5 Joy Street in Boston tohear speaker Dr. James Hunt talk abouthis new biography about John Muir’s1000-mile walk through the southernUS in 1867, which was a formative journeyfor Muir.September 4—Unveiling of the BarbaraBosworth photography exhibit whichfeatures the New England Scenic Trail.October TBD—AMC 5 Joy Street—PanelDiscussion: Our Clean Air Future andNatural GasNovember TBD—AMC 5 Joy Street—Exporting our Clean Energy ImpactsNovember TBD—Episcopal Dioceseof Massachusetts, Cathedral of St.Paul, 138 Tremont Street, Boston, MA02108—Ecumenical/Interfaith discussionabout Faith, Climate Change, andAction.Visit >> for more information aboutthese events and about how you canmake a difference.Typical Events: Annual Meeting/Dinner, Holiday Party, Summer Picnic.Can you find and reserve a room, choose a menu that fits in our budget, handle organizinga projector and screen, set an agenda, and generally makean event happen? If so, we want you to join our team!Contact the chapter chair at chair@amcsem.orgANNUAL MEETING & DINNER.Saturday, Nov. 2. Salernos,Onset, MA. Vote for 2014 boardmembers, dinner, speaker, awards,raffles, see old friends. RESERVEYOUR TABLE NOW FOR YOU &YOUR SEM BUDDIES. Let’s getall the SEM ‘old-timers’ there thisyear!AMC SEM is always looking forvolunteers to volunteer a little ora lot. Contact the chapter chair atchair@amcsem.org if you’d like tovolunteer.BICYCLINGBike Ratings: First character indicatesdistance 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.WANTED: Ride Leaders and Co-Leaders. Are you enthusiastic aboutcycling? Do you like showing otherriders your favorite roads? If yes,then why not share your enthusiasmand routes w/ your fellow AMCmembers? Contact Bike Chair (508-428-6887, bikingchair@amcsem.org) for more info.AMC SEM 2,000 Mile Club. AMCSEM has a unique 2,000-mi Club.Certificates of achievement andembroidered award patches arepresented annually to memberswho ride 2,000 mi or more per year.Contact the bicycling chair to registeryour mileage and for more info.(bikingchair@amcsem.org)


Tues. Rides. Turn Those Tires onTues. Rides scheduled all yearlong, weather permitting. 25 miof road or 15 mi of mtn. biking.Tues. at 2 p.m. Flat to hilly. ContactL for start location and directions.Intermed. pace. Ridersand bicycles in top shape; tiresand riders pumped and readyto roll; helmets and water req’d.L Paul Currier (508-833-2690 8am-7 pm, pbencurrier@hotmail.com)Chapter Trips(FT) (NM) (CE) TuesdaysSep. 3. Tuesday Evening Cycling.Evening cycling on Cape Cod -mostly road - for 2 hours/22 mileswith select stops. Less miles formountain bike rides. Intermediatepaced cycling includes occasionalstops at popular andlesser-known unique locations.Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tiresand riders pumped and readyto roll with helmets, spare tube& tools, and water. Registrationrequired as changes will be sentonly to registered riders. L PaulCurrier currierpaul@comcast.net 508-833-2690. L PaulCurrier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,currierpaul@comcast.net)(FT) (NM) (CE) TuesdaysSep. 10. Tuesday Evening Cycling.Evening cycling on CapeCod - mostly road - for 2 hours/22miles with select stops. Less milesfor mountain bike rides. Intermediatepaced cycling includesoccasional stops at popular andlesser-known unique locations.Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tiresand riders pumped and readyto roll with helmets, spare tube& tools, and water. Registrationrequired as changes will be sentonly to registered riders. L PaulCurrier currierpaul@comcast.net 508-833-2690. L PaulCurrier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,currierpaul@comcast.net)(FT) (NM) (CE) TuesdaysSep. 17. Tuesday Evening Cycling.Evening cycling on CapeCod - mostly road - for 2 hours/22miles with select stops. Less milesfor mountain bike rides. Intermediatepaced cycling includesoccasional stops at popular andlesser-known unique locations.Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tiresand riders pumped and readyto roll with helmets, spare tube& tools, and water. Registrationrequired as changes will be sentonly to registered riders. L PaulCurrier currierpaul@comcast.net 508-833-2690. L PaulCurrier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,currierpaul@comcast.net)(NM) (XCE) ThursdaysSep. 19. Sunset/Full HarvestMoon Cycling. Sunset/Full HarvestMoon Cycling - Road cyclethe canal and streets of GrayGables and Mashnee Island atan intermediate pace: C2D. Returnfor sunset over BuzzardsBay and moonrise over theSagamore Bridge. 22 +/- miles. Start at Sandwich RecreationArea at end of Freezer Rd 1 1/2to 2 hours before sunset. L PaulCurrier (508-833-2690 7 am - 7pm, currierpaul@comcast.net)SundaysSep. 22. Sayonara to Summer/Autumnal Equinox Ride. Startat Skaket Beach, Orleans anddo a Tour de Shore of the bayincluding Rock Harbor and perhapscut over to the ocean sidein Eastham. Return on some innernook & cranny roads that includeSunken Meadow, Crooks,Campground, Thumpertown,and First Encounter Beachesfor Sunset at Skaket. Tires andriders pumped and ready to roll.Helmets and water required asis registration -cancellation/reschedulingsent only to registeredriders. Leader: Paul Curriercurrierpaul@comcast.net or calldaily until 7PM 508-833-2690C2C. L Paul Currier (508-833-2690 8 - 7, currierpaul@comcast.net)(FT) (NM) (CE) TuesdaysSep. 24. Tuesday Evening Cycling.Evening cycling on CapeCod - mostly road - for 2 hours/22miles with select stops. Less milesfor mountain bike rides. Intermediatepaced cycling includesoccasional stops at popular andlesser-known unique locations.Ratings from B3C to B2B. Tiresand riders pumped and readyto roll with helmets, spare tube& tools, and water. Registrationrequired as changes will be sentonly to registered riders. L PaulCurrier currierpaul@comcast.net 508-833-2690. L PaulCurrier (508-833-2690 8 - 7,currierpaul@comcast.net)(FT) (NM) (CE) TuesdaysOct. 1. Tuesday Evening Cycling.Evening cycling on Cape Cod -mostly road - for 2 hours/22 mileswith select stops. Less miles formountain bike rides. Intermediatepaced cycling includes oc-22sign up amcinformation@outdoors.org 800-372-1758 - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - BREEZE


tion signed for North and SouthPamet Roads turn right, go afew hundred feet and turn rightagain onto South Pamet Road.Go under Route 6. After 0.1 myou come to Castle Road. Turnleft, go about 100 feet and veerright onto Depot Road. After 0.5m the road forks. Stay right towardPamet Harbor. At 1.3 m youcome to the harbor parking area.There is a $6 launching fee. Lifevest and spray skirt required. LDon Paladino (508-349-2950,djp1958@comcast.net)Sat., Sep. 7. Weir River, HinghamBay Islands. Put-In, beachpkg.lot off Rt.3A,just beforeHingham Harbor Rotary. Level2-3. PDF,spray skirt req. LGeorge Wey(781-789-8005 anytime,geowey@comcast.net).L George Wey (781-789-8005anytime, geowey@comcast.net)Wed., Sep. 11. Mashpee WakebyPonds. Perimeter of MashpeeWakeby Ponds; Spray Skir tandPFD required. About 8 miles. Preregister508-420-7245. L LouiseFoster (508-420-7245 Any Time,janlouise@comcast.net)Sat., Sep. 14. Walker, Upperand Lower Mill Ponds. DE-SCRIPTION: Walker, Upper Mill,and Lower Mill Ponds, Brewster.PUT-IN DIRECTIONS: Exit 10 offrte 6 S to the four way stop signand R on Queen Anne Road. Ron Depot Road at the next fourway stop sign. This becomesSlough Road after crossing theBrewster Town line. Stay on theroad for the put in on the right.L Robert Zani (508-246-3132,rzani1534@gmail.com)Wed., Sep. 18. HERRING RIV-ER NORTH-W Harwich. Paddleup stream to Coy Brook toend & back to Herring River forlunch at North Rd bridge. Afterwardspaddle to west & eastresevoirs for total of 8 mi.Rte 6exit 10, R 124 S, R 39 S, R 28N, L Town Landing. Life Vest &Spray Skirt req. L Jean Orser(508-362-0451 before 8 pm,jeanorser@gmail.com) CL PaulCorriveau (508-362-0451 before8 pm, paulcorri@gmail.com)SaturdaysSep. 21. Mashpee River. Putin:Rt. 6 to Exit 5 (Rt 149);Southon 149 to Rt. 28;Right onto Rt.28 to Mashpee Rotary;From rotarytake Great Neck Rd. S;Go2.5 miles to unpaved parking loton left marked Ocway Bay BoatRamp. PFD required. Spectacularriverside wildflowers. LNancy Wigley (508-548-2362,nrwigley@verizon.net)Sat., Sep. 21. Leader’s Choice.Exact location will depend on predictedwind/weather conditions.Contact the leader the week ofthe trip for more definite information.L Ed Foster (508-420-7245,erfoster@comcast.net)WednesdaysSep. 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. Nicesix mile paddle circumnavigatingthe pond with lunch on beach.Rte 6 exit 10, rte 124 N, R LongPond Drive, L town beach. LifeVest & Spray Skirt req. L JeanOrser (508-362-0451 before 8pm, jeanorser@gmail.com) CLPaul Corriveau (508-362-0451before 8 pm, paulcorri@gmail.com)Sat., Sep. 28. LONG PONDBREWSTER PADDLE. Nice leisurelysix mile paddle with lunchat east end of pond. L Jean Orser(508-362-0451 before 8 pm,jeanorser@aol.com) CL PaulCorriveau (508-362-0451 before8 pm, paulcorri@gmail.com)Wed., Oct. 2. Nauset Marsh.Explore Nauset Marsh and MillPond. Perhaps venture into SaltPond. L Ed Foster (508-420-7245, erfoster@comcast.net)SaturdaysOct. 5. Swan Pond/River, Dennis.Put-in: Clipper Lane offUpper County Road, Dennis;put-in is on the left. PFD required.Spray skirt if windy. LBetty Hinkley (508-255-2818,bhinkley@mindspring.com)Wed., Oct. 9. INDIAN LAKES-Marston Mills. Paddle Middle& Mystic fresh water lakes withlunch on beach at end of MysticLake. total 7 miles. Rte 6 exit 5,rte 149 S for 3 mi, R Mystic Drive(after cemetery at sign for “IndianLakes”) for 7/10 mi, R at sign24sign up amcinformation@outdoors.org 800-372-1758 - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - BREEZE


“Town Way to Water” to put-in.LifeVests & Spray Skirts req. L JeanOrser (508-362-0451 before 8pm, jeanorser@gmail.com) CLPaul Corriveau (508-362-0451before 8 pm, paulcorri@gmail.com)Wed., Oct. 16. CHASE GAR-DEN CREEK, YARMOUTHPORT. Paddle 8 mi Chase GardenCreek & tributaries. Lunchat Bray Farm or on beach nearShellfishing Plant.Rte 6 exit 8,Union st N, L rte 6A, QUICK RCenter st to Grey’s Beach at end.Life Vest & Spray Skirt req. L PaulCorriveau (508-362-0451 before8 pm, paulcorri@gmail.com)CL Jean Orser (508-362-0451before 8 pm, jeanorser@gmail.com)Wed., Oct. 16. Chase GardenCreek Yarmouth Port Paddle.Paddle Chase Garden Creekand tributaries with lunch atBray Farm. L Paul Corriveau(508-362-0451 before 8 pm,paulcorri@gmail.com) CL JeanOrser (608-362-0451 before 8pm, jeanorser@aol.com)Sat., Oct. 19. Barnstable Harbor.We’ll explore some of the creeksin Barnstable Harbor, probablythose on the western side.L Ed Foster (508-420-7245,erfoster@comcast.net)Wed., Oct. 30. FOLLINS/MILLPONDS - Dennis. Paddle FollinsPond to Weir Creek & underbridge to circle Mill Pond passingCrab Creek Conservationarea and back to circumnavigateFollins Pond & have lunch- total 8 miles.Rte 6 exit 9, rte134 N, L Setucket, L Mayfair,R Follins Pond rd.Life Vest &Spray Skirt req. L Jean Orser(508-362-0451 before 8 pm,jeanorser@gmail.com) CL PaulCorriveau (508-362-0451 before8 pm, paulcorri@gmail.com)Sat., Nov. 2. SEM Annual Meeting& Dinner. Annual Meeting/Dinner. Salernos, Onset. Elections,dinner, speaker, awards,raffles. RESERVE A TABLENOW FOR YOU & YOUR SEMBUDDIES! L George Wey(paddlingchair@amcsem.org)CAPE HIKESAlways looking for additionalleaders to lead hikeson the cape! Contact thecapehikingchair@amcsem.orgChapter TripsThu., Sep. 12. Nickerson StatePark - Brewster. If > 62 years old,obtain NEW LIFETIME FREEPARKING PASS at entrance.Meet at Fisherman’s Landingfor hike around waterways andwoods. L Peter Selig (508-432-7656, pandmselig@hotmail.com)Sun., Sep. 15. East Dennis,Crowes Pasture (C3D). Scenicwoods, sandy rd, by meadow tobeach. Binoculars. Rte 6A EastDennis to L on School St, R onSouth St, straight past cemetaryto pkg lot on R. 2 hours, Meet1:15 pm. L Julie Early (508-776-4432, jearly@capecod.net)Thu., Sep. 19. Cataumet Greenways,Bourne (C3C). Woodedhike, bogs and farms, somehills. Stop at historic RR station.B Bridge to Otis Rotary, 1st exitCataumet.L on 28A s, 1/4m Ron Longhill Rd., Lon County Rd.,Ron Red Brook Harbor 1/2 mpast stop sign park lot R 9:45AM Heavy rain cancels. Bringwater, snacks. L Catherine Giordano(508-243-3884 before 9PM, cmgiordan@msn.com)SaturdaysSep. 21. Provincetown: SnailRoad Dunes (B3B). Meet9:45am, Snail Road trail headon ocean side of Route 6, at theeast end of Provincetown. Explore360 views of dunes, historicdune shacks, pick some cranberries.Hike up and down to theocean and back. Bring lunch.3.5 hours. L Nancy Braun (508-487-4004 morning, evening,nancytruro@comcast.net)Sun., Sep. 22. Harwich, HerringRiver (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 for2 mi to Sand Pond on R. Meet12:45, 2 hrs. L Pat Sarantis (508-430-9965, patsarantis@gmail.com)Thu., Sep. 26. Hawks Nest -Harwich. Hike in State Park landand visit surrounding ponds.L Peter Selig (508-432-7656,pandmselig@hotmail.com)Sat., Sep. 28. Yarmouth, Gre-BREEZE - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - 800-372-1758 amcinformation@outdoors.org Sign up 25


enough Ponds (B3C). Walkthrough Yarmouth BotanicalGardens, Dennis & GreenoughPonds. Meet at 9:45, 3 1/2hr. Exit 7 off Route 6 to North,right on 6A, at sharp turn goright on Summer St. to beachparking lot. Bring lunch. L RichardKaiser (508-432-3277,rjkaiser@comcast.net)Sun., Sep. 29. Bourne-FourPonds (C3C). Two hour hikeon Pine Trail, the newest trail,through diverse habitats, wetlandsand forests. Route 28 toBarlows Landing Road to BourneFour Ponds lot on right. Meet at12:45PM. L Gary Miller (508-540-1857, garymaxxx@gmail.com)Thu., Oct. 3. Scorton CreekSandwich. Two hour hike,through woods, old state gamefarm, Nye estate and Talbot’sPoint. Take Rte 6 to Exit 4, turnN toward Cape Cod Bay, turnL on Old County Rd to 6A andturn R and just beyond used cardealership and before bridgeturn R on dirt road. Meet at 9:45AM, hike starts at 10 AM. L JaneHarding (508-833-2864 before 8PM, janeharding@comcast.net)Thu., Oct. 10. Eastham, NausetMarsh (C3C). Walk perimeter ofvast historic marsh. From Rte 6in Eastham R on Gov. PrenceRd, R on Fort Hill Rd to first pkglot on L. Meet at 9:45 sharp tocarpool to Salt Pond Visit Ctr.2 hrs. L Pat Sarantis (508-430-9965, patsarantis@gmail.com)Sun., Oct. 13. Yarmouth, ThreePonds. Hike cranberry bogsand through woods passing bythree 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 tothe end. Right on County Road,then an immediate left on RyderBeach Road. Park at the end.Meet at 9:45 a.m.. 2 hours. L JanetKaiser (508-432-3277 Before9 p.m., jtkaiser@comcast.net)Sat., Oct. 19. Harwich, HerringRiver (B3C). Wooded walkwith views of the beautiful HerringRiver. Walk both sides ofWest Reservoir, cranberry bogs.From Rte 6 E, Ex 10, R at topof ramp, Rte 124 for 1.3 mi, R@ Main St. straight 2 mi to park@ Sand Pond on R. Meet 9:45a.m. 3.5 hrs. Bring lunch. LRichard Kaiser (508-432-3277,rjkaiser@comcast.net)Sun., Oct. 20. Maple SwampSandwich. Hilly hike throughhistoric woodlands which dateback to original settlers, home toMaple swamp, quaking bog andother sites. Take Rte 6 to Exit 3turn S on Quaking MeetinghouseRd and take immediate L on ServiceRd, Maple Swamp approx.1 mile on R. From upper Capetake exit 4 turn S over highwayand take immediate right ontoService Rd, Maple Swamp approx.1 mile on left. Meet 12:45PM start 1 PM. L Jane Harding(508-833-2864 before 8 PM,janeharding@comcast.net)Thu., Oct. 24. Barnstable-Crooked Cartway (C3C) Hike.Wooded walk to The Deck. Mostlyflat, some hills. Take Rte. 149( N or S ) to Rotary at Cape CodAirport, Marstons Mills. West onRace Lane for 1.1 miles. Rightonto Crooked Cartway. Go toend. Meet at 9:45AM. 2 hours.L Farley Lewis (508-775-9168,farlewis@comcast.net)Sun., Oct. 27. Mashpee/Barnstable, Santuit Pond and River.Water views, abandoned andworking cranberry bogs, woodlandtrails. L Nancy Wigley (508-548-2362, nrwigley@verizon.net)Thu., Oct. 31. Mashpee SouthCape Beach (C3C). Flat hikethrough woods for 2 miles, then2 miles on sandy peninsula, ordirt fireroad. From Mashpee rotary,take Great Neck Rd.S 2.7mi,left on Great Oak Rd. Followto town beach pkg. Meet at 9:45.2 hours. L Gary Miller (508-540-1857, Garymaxxx@gmail.com)SaturdaysNov. 2. Provincetown: Snail RoadDunes (B3B). Meet**10:45**am,Snail Road trail head on oceanside of Route 6, at the east end ofProvincetown. Explore 360 viewsof dunes, historic dune shacks,pick some cranberries. Hike upand down to the ocean and back.Bring lunch. 3.5 hours. L NancyBraun (508-487-4004 morning,evening, nancytruro@comcast.net)26sign up amcinformation@outdoors.org 800-372-1758 - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - BREEZE


Sat., Nov. 2. SEM Annual Meeting& Dinner. Annual Meeting/Dinner. Salernos, Onset. Elections,dinner, speaker, awards,raffles. RESERVE A TABLENOW FOR YOU & YOUR SEMBUDDIES! L Farley Lewis(capehikingchair@amcsem.org)Sun., Nov. 3. Truro, BearberryHill (C3C). Sand path Ballstonto Longnook Bchs, hilltop 360view. Rte 6 to Pamel Rd, R offramp, L at S Pamet Rd to beachpkg lot. Meet 12:45pm, 2 hrs.L Pat Sarantis (508-430-9965,patsarantis@gmail.com)Sun., Nov. 10. Nickerson StatePark. Hike in back sections ofthe park. Trails, woods roadsand ponds. L Janet DiMattia(jandimattia@verizon.net)Thu., Nov. 14. Ryder ConservationSandwich. Scenic hike alongedges of Mashpee and Wakebylakes through Lowell Holly conservationarea. Take Rte 6 toexit 3 Quaker MeetinghouseRoad and turn S to traffic light,turn L on Cotuit Rd, go approx.1.5 miles and Ryder Conservationis on the right. Meet 9:45AM start 10 AM. L Jane Harding(508-833-2864 before 8 PM,janeharding@comcast.net)SaturdaysNov. 16. Truro- High HeadSand Dune Walk (B3B). Meetat**10:45** am at High HeadRd., as far as you can drive intoward the bike trail. We will hikeover dunes and continue on thebeach. Walk back via the bikepath to Pilgrim Spring and panoramicviews. 3.5 hours. Bringlunch. L Nancy Braun (508-487-4004 morning, evening,nancytruro@comcast.net)Sun., Nov. 17. Ryder Beach.Hike from Ryder Beach to AtwoodHouse with views of CapeCod Bay. L Janet DiMattia(jandimattia@verizon.net)Thu., Nov. 21. Sandy PondRecreation, West yarmouth.Wooded trails, pond views inmid-cape area. Route 6 Exit 7S,left on Camp Street, left on BuckIsland Road, and left at SandyPond Recreation Area. Meet at9:45am. 2 hours. L Janet Kaiser(508-432-3277 before 9:00 p.m.,jtkaiser@comcast.net)Sun., Nov. 24. Barnstable-BridgeCreek Conservation (C3D) Hike.Flat terrain, cedar upland, mapleswamp and salt marsh, bogs,stone walls. Meet at 12:45am. 2hrs. From Exit 5 off Rte 6 Northon Rte l49. Park along grass triangleon immediate left besidechurch. L Farley Lewis (508-775-9168, farlewis@comcast.net)Sun., Dec. 1. Flax Pond Conservation,Dennis. Rolling hillsnear Flax Pond, golf course,wooded trails in wellfield area.Park on Setucket Rd at FlaxPond Conservation, East of Yarmouth-Dennis Town Line. Meet12:45 p.m. 2 hrs. L Janet Kaiser(508-432-3277 before 9 p.m.,jtkaiser@comcast.net)EDUCATIONChapter TripsSat., Nov. 9-10. Wilderness FirstAid (WFA). WFA Training November09, 2013 - November10, 2013 (Sat - Sun) The WFAcourse runs 8:30-4 Saturday andSunday in Foxboro, MA. OptionalCPR is available. SOLO hasbeen engaged to provide the instruction.Pricing is as follows:$145 AMC Member Price, $170for non-AMC members. Pricingincludes lunch and break serviceboth days. Wilderness FirstAid is a comprehensive lessonin how to react, respond, andsave life in remote, life-threateningsituations. Wilderness FirstAid is a two-day class designedfor trip leaders, co-leaders, andoutdoor enthusiasts. This courseteaches the skills necessary toidentify and treat medical issuescommon to wilderness settingsand to prepare for long-term carescenarios. This emergency responsetraining includes patientassessment, trauma, musculoskeletaland soft tissue injuries,splinting, environmental emergencies,animal and insect bites,and a variety of other topics. Thecourse is a mix of classroom lectureand practical exercises. Bothdays are required to certify. L LenUlbricht (education@amcsem.org), R Barry Farnsworth (educationvicechair@amcsem.org)EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEWe need an “Event Planner” forthe AMC SEM Executive Board.Do you have event planningskills? Our events are typically:BREEZE - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - 800-372-1758 amcinformation@outdoors.org Sign up 27


Annual Meeting/Dinner, HolidayParty, Summer Picnic. Canyou find and reserve a room,choose a menu that fits in ourbudget, worry about a projectorand screen, set an agenda, andgenerally make an event happen?Contact the chapter chairat chair@amcsem.org.Volunteer OpportunitiesUntil Filled. Chapter Youth Program(CYP) Leader. Share youroutdoor knowledge and leadershipskills with local groups ofchildren. Give your time to theseprograms to help kids get outsidewho might not otherwise havethe opportunity. A typical ChapterYouth Program (CYP) mightinclude a local walk with somenature lesson or trail games.CYP leader training and screeningis required. L Sally Delisa(picpocit@verizon.net)Chapter TripsSat., Nov. 2. Annual Meeting.AMC SEM Annual Meeting.Salernos Function Hall, Onset,MA. Vote for 2014 ExecutiveBoard. L Cheryl Lathrop(chair@amcsem.org)Sat., Nov. 2. Annual Dinner. SEM-SEM Annual Dinner. SalernosFunction Hall. Onset, MA. Dinner,speaker, raffles, awards. GETTOGETHER WITH ALL YOUROLD SEM FRIENDS! RESERVEA TABLE TOGETHER! AnnualDinner. Salernos Function Hall.Onset, MA. Dinner, speaker,raffles, awards. GET TOGETH-ER WITH ALL YOUR OLD SEMFRIENDS! RESERVE A TABLETOGETHER! L Cheryl Lathrop(chair@amcsem.org) L MaureenKelly (vicechair@amcsem.org)HIKINGRating codes (e.g. C4D): first letter indicatesdistance in mi , middle number indicates pace,second letter indicates terrain.IMPORTANT: No pets w/o priorpermission of trip leader. Individualsunder 18 years of age mustbe accompanied by a parent orresponsible adult, and obtainprior consent from L. Those accompanyinga minor are responsiblefor minor’s actions. Reg.req’d for most hikes, preferablyat least 1 week prior to the tripso Ls can discuss prior hikingexp., conditioning, clothing, andequipment.Get your 100-mile patch! Contacthikingchair@amcsem.org.Always looking for additionalhike leaders! Contacthikingchair@amcsem.orgChapter Trips(FT) (NM) ThursdaysSep. 5. Red Line the Blue Hills.Join us to hike all the trails in theBlue Hills or just enjoy a walk inthe woods. Location, terrain andelevation will vary each week.Time is approximately 6-8pmevery Thursday night. Registeronce then show-n-go. L JoeKeogh (508-542-0665 before 9pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.org) L Michael Swartz(swartz@brandeis.edu) L EllenCorreia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249-8346 early evening, RLBH_registrar@amcsem.org)(FT) (NM) ThursdaysSep. 12. Red Line the Blue Hills.Join us to hike all the trails in theBlue Hills or just enjoy a walk inthe woods. Location, terrain andelevation will vary each week.Time is approximately 6-8pmevery Thursday night. Registeronce then show-n-go. L JoeKeogh (508-542-0665 before 9pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.org) L Michael Swartz(swartz@brandeis.edu) L EllenCorreia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249-8346 early evening, RLBH_registrar@amcsem.org)Sat., Sep. 14-15. N. & S. Twinsand the Bonds. End of summerhiking, staying at Galehead hutwith meals provided. Summit five4K Footers with superb views. LLeslie Carson (508-833-8237,ltc929@comcast.net) CL MaureenKelly (mokel773@aol.com),R Leslie Carson (508-833-8237,ltc929@comcast.net)(FT) (NM) ThursdaysSep. 19. Red Line the Blue Hills.Join us to hike all the trails in theBlue Hills or just enjoy a walk inthe woods. Location, terrain andelevation will vary each week.Time is approximately 6-8pmevery Thursday night. Registeronce then show-n-go. L JoeKeogh (508-542-0665 before 9pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.org) L Michael Swartz(swartz@brandeis.edu) L EllenCorreia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.28sign up amcinformation@outdoors.org 800-372-1758 - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - BREEZE


com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249-8346 early evening, RLBH_registrar@amcsem.org)(FT) (NM) Thu., Sep. 19-22.Chapter Hut Weekend. Join us atbeautiful Cold River Camp in Evan’sNotch NH for a weekend ofbikes, hikes and paddles. Stay for1, 2 or 3 nights. Register by sendinga check to Patty Rottmeier,address below. L Cheryl Lathrop(cheryl4698@verizon.net),R Patty Rottmeier (2 KilldeerLane, Nantucket, MA 02554,treasurer@amcsem.org)(FT) (NM) ThursdaysSep. 26. Red Line the Blue Hills.Join us to hike all the trails in theBlue Hills or just enjoy a walk inthe woods. Location, terrain andelevation will vary each week.Time is approximately 6-8pmevery Thursday night. Registeronce then show-n-go. L JoeKeogh (508-542-0665 before 9pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.org) L Michael Swartz(swartz@brandeis.edu) L EllenCorreia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249-8346 early evening, RLBH_registrar@amcsem.org)Thu., Sep. 26. Thurs. Morninghike Manomet Beach Walk,South Plymouth. This is a 4-5mile beach walk, starting at 55Manomet Beach Blvd (my home)to Stage Point and back. Therecould be some rock scramblesnear Stage Point. Bring plenty ofwater, wear hiking boots, snacksas needed. Meet at 9am, I haveparking nearby for up to12 cars,so please carpool if possible.Stop&Shop parking lot is in thecenter of town on Rt 3A, 2 milesnorth of Manomet Beach Blvd.There will be tea and coffee etc.after the hike. L Ellie MacPherson(508-224-6465 before 10:00PM, elliemac@comcast.net)(FT) (NM) ThursdaysOct. 3. Red Line the Blue Hills.Join us to hike all the trails in theBlue Hills or just enjoy a walk inthe woods. Location, terrain andelevation will vary each week.Time is approximately 6-8pmevery Thursday night. Registeronce then show-n-go. L JoeKeogh (508-542-0665 before 9pm, RLBH_leader@amcsem.org) L Michael Swartz(swartz@brandeis.edu) L EllenCorreia (ellenrcorreia@gmail.com), R Jodi Jensen (781-249-8346 early evening, RLBH_registrar@amcsem.org)(FT) (NM) (CE) Thu., Oct. 3.Thurs Morn - Blue Hills Hike- Braintree Pass Path. Meet at10:00 a.m. parking lot at intersectionof Chickatawbut and Rt.28 for a 5 mile hike. Bring water,lunch, layers and sturdy footwear.L Catherine MacCurtain(781-848-9506 before 9:00 p.m.,camaccurtain@aol.com)Fri., Oct. 4-6. Wilderness paddling/campingin the Maine NorthWoods at Lobster Lake. Join usfor a weekend in the wilderness ofthe Maine North Woods. We willbe paddling, canoe/kayak, out toa remote camp site on LobsterLake. There should be great Fallcolor, stargazing and hopefullylots of moose watching. Expectcomfortable days and cool to coldnights. This trip is not for beginners.You must be experiencedpaddling in open lakes and eitherhave previously attended a tripsimilar to this or have backpackingexperience. L Luther Wallis(lew89@comcast.net) CL KenJones (lotsoluck@comcast.net),R Luther Wallis (508-923-19357-9PM, lew89@comcast.net)Sat., Oct. 5. Carter Notch viaWildcat River Trail. Join us aswe venture into beautiful CarterNotch from the south via the relativelyuntrammeled Bog Brookand Wildcat River Trails. Can becombined with leaders’ hike onSunday, if desired. L Paul Miller(508-369-4151 before 9:00 PM,paulallenmiller@verizon.net) LMaureen Kelly (mokel773@aol.com), R Paul Miller (508-369-4151 before 9:00 PM,paulallenmiller@verizon.net)Sun., Oct. 6. Mt Chocorua viaBrook and Liberty Trails. Joinus to hike Mt Chocorua up theBrook Trail and down the LibertyTrail. Chocorua’s elevationis 3500’ but it gives you the feelof a 4000’ mountain with 360°views from the top. The hikewill be 7.5 miles, 2600’ elevationand will have some strenuoussections. This hike may becombined with leaders’ Saturdayhike. L Maureen Kelly(508-224-9188 before 8 pm,mokel773@aol.com) CL PaulMiller (paulallenmiller@verizon.net), R Maureen Kelly (508-224-9188 before 8 pm,mokel773@aol.com)Thu., Oct. 17. Thursday Morn.Hike Gilbert Hills State Forest,Foxboro, MA (B3C). Meet 10:00BREEZE - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - 800-372-1758 amcinformation@outdoors.org Sign up 29


a.m. Lakeview Ballroom. NiceFall hike following part of theWarner Trail to Headquarterswhere we will have lunch. Differenttrails on our return will loopback to the start. L Joanne Staniscia(508-528-6799 7-9 p.m.,jstaniscia@comcast.net)Thu., Oct. 24. Borderland StatePark/BCT. Meet at 10am at BorderlandSP parking lot on MassapoagAvenue on the Sharon/North Easton border for a 6 mihike. Portion of Bay Circuit Trailwith pond views. Bring water,lunch, layers, sturdy footwear.Rain or storm cancels. Directions:see Borderlandstateparkwebsite. Parking fee is $2.00 atthe entrance. L Deborah Lepore(781-828-0572 Before 9 PM,DLepore2@GMail.com)Thu., Oct. 24. Borderland StatePark/BCT Hike. Meet at 10AMat Borderland SP parking lot onMassapoag Avenue on the Sharon/NorthEaston border for a 6mi hike. Portion of Bay CircuitTrail with pond views. Bring water,lunch, layers, study footwear.Rain or storm cancels. Directions:see Borderlandstateparkwebsite. Parking fee is $2.00 atthe entrance. L Deborah Lepore(781-828-0572 before 9 PM,DLepore2@GMail.com)(FT) (NM) (AN) Sat., Nov. 2. AnnualWinter Hiking Workshop.Learn how much fun winter hikingcan be at our annual workshop!Experienced SEM winter hikeleaders will cover clothing, equipment,nutrition, and conditioningfor safe and enjoyable winterhiking as a prelude for participatingin our popular Winter HikingSeries. The Series will start outwith a local hike in December,then proceed to increasinglymore challenging winter hikesin NH,culminating with an overnighttrip to an AMC hut. L PaulMiller (508-369-4151 before 9:00pm, paulallenmiller@verizon.net), R Paul Miller (508-369-4151 before 9:00 pm,paulallenmiller@verizon.net)Sat., Nov. 2. SEM Annual Meeting& Dinner. Annual Meeting/Dinner. Salernos, Onset. Elections,dinner, speaker, awards,raffles! RESERVE A TABLENOW FOR YOU & YOUR SEMBUDDIES! L Cheryl Lathrop(chair@amcsem.org) L MaureenKelly (vicechair@amcsem.org)(FT) (NM) Thu., Nov. 7. ThursMorn - Blue Hills Hike - Wolcott& Border Path. Meet at 10:00a.m. parking lot on the left ofthe Trailside Museum for a 5mile hike. Bring water, lunch,layers and sturdy footwear. LCatherine MacCurtain (781-848-9506 before 9:00 p.m.,camaccurtain@aol.com)(AN) (XCE) Sat., Nov. 9-10.WFA Training. The WFA courseruns 8:30-4 Saturday and Sundayin Foxboro, MA. OptionalCPR is available. SOLO hasbeen engaged to provide the instruction.Pricing is as follows:$145 AMC Member Price, $170for non-AMC members. Pricingincludes lunch and break serviceboth days. Wilderness FirstAid is a comprehensive lessonin how to react, respond, andsave life in remote, life-threateningsituations. Wilderness FirstAid is a two-day class designedfor trip leaders, co-leaders, andoutdoor enthusiasts. This courseteaches the skills necessary toidentify and treat medical issuescommon to wilderness settingsand to prepare for long-term carescenarios. This emergency responsetraining includes patientassessment, trauma, musculoskeletaland soft tissue injuries,splinting, environmental emergencies,animal and insect bites,and a variety of other topics. Thecourse is a mix of classroomlecture and practical exercises.Both days are required to certify.L Len Ulbricht (lenu44@gmail.com), R Barry Farnsworth(bfarns99@yahoo.com)Thu., Nov. 14. BorderlandState Park Hike (Thurs). Meetat 10:00am for a 6 Mile hike/snowshoe depending on conditionsover a variety of trails.Bring: Water, snack and wearappropriate footwear. Rain orstorm cancels. L Claire Braye(508-857-0320 Before 9 pm,cbraye57@comcast.net)(CE) Sun., Nov. 24. Pre-Conditionfor Turkey Day!. Show andGo Blue Hills, 6 miles, someSkyline and some Massachuseuck,Three miles of hilly terrainand three miles more level.Out by 9 AM and back before1:00 PM. Meet at Trailhead forSkyline trail and Bugbee Pathopposite State Police and ReservationsHeadquarters. CallKathy with questions Cell 781-799-5351. L Kathleen Stanley(781-799-5351 Before 9:00 PM,kstanley@energy-advocates.com)(FT) (NM) Thu., Dec. 5.30sign up amcinformation@outdoors.org 800-372-1758 - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - BREEZE


Thurs Morn - Blue Hills Hike- Ponkapoag Pond. Meet at10:00 a.m. at the PonkapoagGolf Course parking lot in Cantonfor a 5 mile hike. Bring water,lunch, layers and sturdy footwear.L Catherine MacCurtain(781-848-9506 before 9:00 p.m.,camaccurtain@aol.com)Thu., Jan. 23. Thursday Morn.hike Houghton’s Pond. Meet at10:00 for a 6 mile hike/snowshoedepending on conditionsover a variety of trails. Bring: water,snack and wear appropriatefootwear. L Claire Braye (508-857-0320, cbraye57@comcast.net)Thu., Feb. 13. Ponkapoag PondHike (Thurs.). Meet at 10:00amin Ponkapoag Golf Course ParkingLot for a 5 mile hike/snowshoedepending on conditionsover a variety of trails. Bring: water,snack and wear appropriatefootwear. L Claire Braye (508-857-0320, cbraye57@comcast.net)SKIINGLooking for someone to takeover the ski committee and planxc ski and downhill ski events inthe winter. Contact the currentski chair at xcskichair@amcsem.orgChapter TripsSat., Nov. 2. SEM Annual Meeting& Dinner. Annual Meeting/Dinner. Salernos, Onset. Elections,dinner, speaker, awards,raffles. RESERVE A TABLENOW FOR YOU & YOUR SEMBUDDIES! L Barbara Hathaway(xcskichair@amcsem.org)NIKE REUSE-A-SHOERECYCLING PROJECTRecycle your old sneakers and athletic shoes. The Nike recycling facility grinds them up into materials that are used to makeindoor and outdoor track flooring. They won’t accept dress shoes, sandals, flip-flops or cleats.Drop off your old sneakers with any leader they will get them to the vice chair, Maureen Kelly, vicechair@amcsem.org.Check out the website: www.nikereuseashoe.comBREEZE - AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter - 800-372-1758 amcinformation@outdoors.org Sign up 31

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