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Work Party at Chapel Ledges

On Saturday April 19th AMC Berkshire Mountaineering is planning a Work Party at Chapel ledges in Ashfield. Come and improve the trails around one of the popular climbing crags. After the work is done participants are welcome to stay and do some climbing or hiking. Climbing gear and basic instruction available for first-timers. For more information contact Ed Daniels (527-4384).

Date: 
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8:00am

AT Committee Posts 2014 Season's Project Schedule

Click on the link for the 'Getting Involved' page or go directly to the the AT Committee's Project Schedule for 2014 in PDF format.

SOLO Wilderness First Aid Training

All members & public welcome! Improve skills and increase confidence - learn accident scene management and patient care at Western MA's Noble View Outdoor Center (nobleviewoutdoorcenter.org). Lectures and discussions are supplemented by hands-on scenarios. Emphasis on long-term care and evacuation complications in the backcountry makes this course unique.

$150.00 with optional lodging available.

Register Gary Forish (413-519-3251 Before 8:00pm) forgary@comcast.net)

Date: 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 5:00pm

Annual AT Volunteer Gathering

The Mass AT Management Committee held its 12 Annual Volunteer Gathering on Sat, Feb 1st with over 80 folks filling DCR's South Mountain Headquarters to capacity! Participants included: trail Maintainers, land Monitors, Natural Heritage Monitors, Upper Goose Pond Caretakers, Ridge Runners, Overnight site Caretakers, retired volunteers and over 15 people interested in joining our volunteer efforts.

Upper Goose Pond Cabin Opening

We will be opening the cabin on May 17th this year. Until then hikers are welcome to use the tent platforms or camp on the porch. Please leave no trace and cooking on the table out back only. Please use the bear boxes at the cabin or at each of the campsites.

Family Outings goes to Central Rock in Hadley

On December 29th Family Outings went on a trip to Central Rock in Hadley. There were 42 people present from ages 4 and up. Three volunteers, Adam, Chris and Ingrid from the AMC assisted with bouldering and belaying, and pizza was provided afterwards. The family in the photos are the Stathatos' Family, Pete, Jen, Nick, Jack and PJ. The first picture is of Family Outings Chair Heather Wyman.

Family Fun Day at Blandford Ski Area

Skiing, Sledding, Snowshoeing. Bring your own equipment or rent skis and snowshoes from the shop. There is a lodge and fire pit outside for non-skiiers that want to mingle. Fee applies for skiiers only. Potluck! Bring food to share for 1:30 lunch. RSVP to Heather Wyman @ Squareroot123@Gmail.com or 413-454-8424

Date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Berkshire Chapter Annual Potluck

Save the Date: AMC Berkshire Annual Member (and guest) Potluck. For more information Click here.

Please register with Sabine Prather at 413-949-3914 or sabineprather@gmail.com

Location:
Genesis Conference Center
53 Mill Street
Westfield MA

Date: 
Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 6:00pm

Wildlife Tracking Workshop at Noble View postponed to 3/16

There are always amazing things happening in the outdoors, and all of them leave stories. Tracking is fun way to learn: it puts the QUEST back into question and the SEARCH back into research. Engage all the senses: touching the tracks, listening to birds and other woodland residents, and examining markings left behind on trees. Come hike with us as we gain a deeper understanding of the forest in winter and discover who is out and about at Noble View. Snowshoes required.

Berkshire Chapter Annual Potluck 3/29 at 6 PM

Save the Date: AMC Berkshire Annual Member (and guest) Potluck, Genesis Conference Center, 53 Mill Street, Westfield MA

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