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Appalachian Mountain Club (Maine Chapter)

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. With more than 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and stewardship of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC supports natural resource conservation while encouraging responsible recreation, based on the philosophy that successful, long-term conservation depends upon first-hand enjoyment of the natural environment.

The Maine Chapter of the AMC was founded in 1956 as the Portland chapter. Today, the Chapter has more than 3,500 members and is active throughout the state of Maine. It advocates strong conservation efforts within Maine and offers its members a full range of programs and activities.

February 2019

AMC Potluck and Presentation: Critical Hours, Brunswick

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States

A misread map, a sudden storm, a forgotten headlamp-and suddenly a leisurely hike turns into a treacherous endeavor. In the past decade, inexpensive but sophisticated navigation devices and mobile phones have led to alarming levels of overconfidence on the trail. Adding to this worrisome trend, the increasing popularity of ventures into mountainous terrain has led hikers seeking solitude-or an adrenaline rush-into increasingly remote or risky forays. Sandy Stott, the "Accidents" editor at the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers…

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AMC Cathance River Snowshoe/Hike, Topsham

February 8

Celebrate the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend by joining us for a fun morning winter outing in Topsham at the Cathance River Preserve. We will lead the group on a snowshoe or hike (based on conditions) on the trails at the Preserve. This is one of my favorite hikes in the area. The trails will lead us down to the river where the ice formations can be magical in the winter. We will follow along the river and do as many…

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AMC Snowshoe at Harpswell Cliff Trail, Harpswell

February 9
Harpswell Cliff Trail, 263 Mountain Road
Harpswell, ME 04079 United States
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Beginning as a scenic shore walk along tidal Strawberry Creek, the Harpswell Cliff Trail proceeds through beautiful forests and climbs to 150-foot high cliffs that overlook Long Reach. We will snowshoe the trail if conditions permit, but be prepared to use microspikes if more ice than snow is present. The total trail distance is 2.3 miles, and prior snowshoe experience is recommended. Registration is required for this AMC activity; please contact the leaders for more information and to sign up!…

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Cathance River Preserve Snowshoe for the 50+ crowd, Topsham

February 15

This outing is geared to active seniors (but open to all) who love to get outside in our winter wonderland. The pace will be geared to the group's abilities as a whole. You should have some experience snowshoeing or hiking with microspikes, but anyone with proper gear and ability are welcome. (Snowshoes are available if needed – contact leader to discuss) This is one of my favorite local hikes. We have a choice of doing the trails along the river…

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