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Appalachian Trail Special License Plate Proposal

The Berkshire Chapter Appalachian Trail (AT) Committee, together with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the AMC, is considering working with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to offer an AT Special License Plate.

Berkshire Chapter Seeking Nominees for Executive Committee

The Berkshire Chapter Executive Committee is the top level of chapter leadership, representing all the committees that keep our chapter moving. Joining the Executive Committee is an excellent opportunity to lead an area you’re passionate about and help guide the chapter’s activities.

High Water/Ice on AT in MA

The Trail segment between Kellogg Rd and US Rt 7 in Mass has been subject to high water and ice from localized flooding along the Housatonic River.  Even when water levels recede, there will be many places with thin/unstable ice 12" or more above the treadway.  Snow cover may make it impossible to determine where the ice is and is not.  

At several locations, the Trail is immediately adjacent to the riverbank, and hikers breaking through the ice could end up in the river, or in deep tributary streams.  Avoid this Trail segment until bare ground is visible on the treadway.

BERKSHIRE FAMILIES INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING DAY

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Location

Central Rock Gym, 165 Russell St., (Rte. 9) Hadley, MA., 01035,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.

Heather Wyman 
413-454-8424 
Squareroot123@gmail.com 

Date: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

Maine Beer Company Tap Takeover

Dec 14 from 6-9 pm
Join the AMC at The Foundry in Northampton.
A portion of the proceeds will support AMC.
Members and non-members are welcome.
Learn more at outdoors.org.
 

Date: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Explore the North Cascades with August Camp 2018

In 2018 AMC’s August Camp returns to the breathtaking North Cascades of Washington State. Hikes will be in the North Cascades National Park, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, and Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. Choose from a variety of 4-6 hikes every day, or add in backpacking, rafting or kayaking to expand your experience.  No matter what you do, you'll be surrounded by amazing vistas!

Date: 
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 9:00am

Appie of the Year 2017 | Mike Zlogar

Mike Zlogar speaking

Mike’s involvement most fully embodies the spirit of the award, in this case, given to an individual whose leadership and involvement is very much behind the scenes. Mike is a Steward of Trails . He is a wildlife biologist, a retired fire chief , a leader with the Boy Scouts, and a member of the New England Scenic Trail Committee. Mike is truly multifaceted in his outdoorsmanship.

Report of 2017 AMC Berkshire Chapter Activities

Conservation—Robert Cherdack—robertcherd@gmail.com

The Chapter Conservation Committee has been reinstituted with the following goals: 

1) Supporting the club in its conservation campaigns.

2) Identifying and responding to local issues within western Massachusetts.

3) Encouraging conservation work such as cleanups and invasive controls within chapter activities.

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