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Cyclists enjoy a ride from Williamsburg to Ashfield and back

Nine cyclists shared a beautiful day together for a recreational 31-mile group ride from Williamsburg up to Ashfield, through Conway, and back. The route passed through stunning Chapel Falls, and meandered along quaint streams and expansive reservoirs. There was plenty of shade and several rest stops, including one at Elmer's store in Ashfield. At the conclusion of the ride, many riders celebrated and socialized over lunch at The Brewmaster's Tavern before heading home.

Cheshire MA Designated an Appalachian Trail Community

Cheshire Celebrates Appalachian Trail Community Designation

On June 30th, state and local community leaders joined the Cheshire A.T. committee and representatives of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) to officially celebrate the designation of Cheshire as an Appalachian Trail Community by the ATC, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the A.T. The event took place on the property of Diane’s Twist Ice Cream Shop on Main Street in Cheshire.

Want a Unique Volunteer Experience?

Wilcox South Shelter

Many Chapter members know well how to find out about upcoming trips like bicycling rides, hikes, climbs, and paddling excursions. What isn't as well known is that "volunteer opportunities" are listed in a different place! While most volunteer opportunities take place in the outdoors just like Chapter trips, they aren't really "trips." Rather, they are opportunities to "give back" in different ways, like these:

Berkshire Chapter Seeking Volunteers for Chapter Leadership Positions

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.

Young Members Event: New England Trail Hikes and Brewery Meetup

AMC'S YOUNG MEMBERS 20s/30s

Sunday, May 6th
Start times will vary based on hike.

Choose One of Three Hikes on the New England Trail
Performance Afterwards by Ben Cosgrove
5 PM - Abandoned Building Brewery

Members and non-members welcome
Learn more at newenglandtrail.org

Date: 
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

AMC Adventure Travel Opportunities

Wild Alaska Day Hiking and Touring by Land, Sea, and Air
June 24-July 3, 2018
A spectacular trip for those looking to sample Alaska with only a daypack! Due to popular demand, we are offering a second session of this trip in 2018. On this spectacular journey, we will be hiking and sightseeing during the day, staying in comfortable lodging at night, and eating fresh seafood and local grub all through the long days of Alaska's ephemeral summer. We will spend 10 days and 9 nights exploring Anchorage and the Chugach mountain range, Denali National Park, and rub elbows with the locals in the funky mountain town of Talkeetna (perhaps the model for the TV show, "Northern Exposure").

BERKSHIRE/WORCESTER CHAPTER TRAINING

Date and Time

Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:00AM - Sunday, April 29, 2018 6:00PM

Location

128 Norwich Lake, Huntington,
Massachusetts, Pioneer Valley,
MA

Registration

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

Deb Herlihy 
508-380-1193 
(best time to call: Before 9PM) 
leadership@amcworcester.org 

Date: 
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8:00am to Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Cabin Fever Potluck and Presentation

Meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts, learn news about our club, and join in a delicious potluck dinner! After dinner we'll enjoy a great presentation about the Galapagos, 19 islands in the Pacific called a 'living museum and showcase of evolution' and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The presenters are Joe Gelinas and Roxanne Suprina, AMC Berkshire Chapter hike leaders, who visited the Galapagos last year. They have amazing tales and photos of the region and its wildlife.

Date: 
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 5:30pm

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.

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