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AMC COVID-19 Update: March 24, 2020

 

Effective March 24, 2020, AMC has issued the following guidance to its members and the general public:

BE OUTDOORS in the time of COVID-19: close to home, with our collective health and wellbeing as the highest priority.

PHOTO CONTEST - #BeOutdoorsOnline Heart Challenge

Send in your photos to connect and share with other families who could use a little love in these crazy times.

Winners will be selected from most original and best Earth Day-themed hearts.

WHAT TO DO: Take photos of hearts you see in your backyard, or on your local neighborhood walks.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (All day) to Friday, May 15, 2020 (All day)

FACILITY AND PROGRAM CLOSURES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

On March 16, 2020, the Appalachian Mountain Club announced facility and program closures.

Please visit this page for details.

Please stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email chair@amcberkshire.org.

CANCELED: BERKSHIRE/WORCESTER CHAPTER LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Effective 3/12/2020 the Berkshire Chapter Leadership training course is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please stay safe and follow all guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Date: 
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

Paddling Trips: Whitewater and Flatwater

The Berkshire Chapter's Paddling Committee organizes various paddle sports: quietwater and whitewater canoeing and kayaking, whitewater and sea kayaking, and whitewater rafting.

For activity-specific information, see:

Paddling Committee Chair: vacant (paddling@amcberkshire.org)

Trip Report: Whitewater Paddling on the Quaboag River

Trip Date: Sunday, March 31st, 2019

Initially the trip was scheduled for the Porkbarrel section of the Westfield, which is totally dependent on natural flow. During the week, the level would rise and then fall, as if to tease us. By Saturday afternoon, it was obvious that we had to change plans.

The Quaboag is always a good choice. Although the scenery is not as splendid as the Porkbarrel, the paddling is a half-step up. Moreover, whereas all in the group had run the Porkbarrel not all had run the Quaboag. Variety is a good thing.

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

Summer is a Great Time to Get Outdoors

Check out AMC activities in Western Mass. This summer we are offering several series of hikes including the AT in Mass, Hiking Along Rivers, Easy Hikes in Northampton, and the weekly Tuesday hike. You can find both flat water and white water paddling events, bicycling, rock climbing, backpacking, and family programs. Don't miss out on these. This link will show you activities currently posted by the Berkshire Chapter:

http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?grp=1&mode=list

Paddlers in Massachusetts! Help AMC Create the First Campsites on the CT River

AMC is working with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to create primitive campsites in Montague and Whately, MA as part of the Connecticut River Paddlers’ Trail, http://www.connecticutriverpaddlerstrail.org. Volunteers are needed to help us build the campsites during the weeks of July 4 and July 11. We are also in need of volunteers to help maintain the two campsites once they are built. Any interested maintainers are invited to attend a campsite maintenance training on Saturday, July 9th.

Nice BK Committee Desperately Seeking Storage Barn

The BK Paddling Committee is losing our wonderful boat storage in Amherst and we need to move our boats and related gear soon.
Do you have a potential space for us? Do you know anyone who might?

AND → We are also selling about half of our boats, which includes sea kayaks, whitewater kayaks, open boats, etc. Plus, our inventory includes life jackets, paddles, etc. THE PRICE IS RIGHT! (Make us an offer…)

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