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Berkshire Bash 2019 - Annual Meeting

Please join us for the Berkshire Bash, the Berkshire Chapter's annual dinner meeting!

Hadley Farms Meeting House - 1 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035

The $20 admission fee includes a three-course buffet dinner, a short business meeting with the election of our officers for the coming year, and a speaker. During the program we will present Club and Chapter highlights along with the annual "Appie of the Year" award--the Chapter's most prestigious volunteer service award. Meet the Chapter Executive Committee and trip leaders representing all our activities.

Date: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Great Barrington Appalachian Trail Community Gathers for a Cool Celebration on a Hot Day

Through-hikers chow down
Adam Morris, MA DCR Beartown Park Supervisor, Deb Phillips and Christina Ward, AT Trail Day Co-Chairs
(Left to Right) Jim Pelletier, Past Chair of the MA Appalachian Trail Management Committee and Adam Brown, Appalachian Trail Conservancy Trails Resource Manager, New England; with Cosmo Catalano, Chair of the MA Appalachian Trail Management Committee in background heroically grilling on a very hot day
A trio of our through-hiker guests
Through hikers
Through hiker

It was a very hot day, but that did not deter locals and through-hikers from gathering to celebrate Great Barrington’s connection with the Appalachian Trail on Saturday, July 20, at Beartown State Forest. The 7th Annual Great Barrington Appalachian Trail Community Day included trail maintenance at Glen Brook and Hemlocks overnight sites in Mount Everett State Reservation and a guided wildflower walk around Benedict Pond led by Judy Schumer. A longer hike was cancelled due to weather conditions.

Great Barrington A.T. Community Celebration

Come celebrate Great Barrington's connection with the Appalachian Trail. A.T. Partners (ATC, AMC, MA DRC and GBLC) will be providing a full day of great events and a potluck picnic for all. Volunteer, hike, and picnic with A.T. Maintainers and Hikers.   All events are free and open to all.  Pre-register at info@gbtrails.org. See volunteer, guided hikes, and picnic info. below.

Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Chapter Potluck: Wildlife of the Berkshires, Invasive Water Chestnuts

Please join us for a potluck dinner.  Meet new people, reconnect with old friends, share food and learn more about Chapter activities.

Date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

ANNUAL FAMILY ROCK WALL AND PIZZA PARTY EVENT

Join the Berkshire Family and Mountaineering combined program in a 2-hour belayer supported climb or bouldering with gear included. At the end of the event, pizza will be provided. Both parents/guardians and children ages 5 and up are welcome to attend. An AMC membership is not necessary. Please contact the leader for waiver requirements and any food allergies. Cost is typically $18 with your own belayer. Family programs is charging $10 cash pp ($15 credit card on the day of the event) and the pizza for all participants.

Date: 
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 2:00pm

YOUNG MEMBERS (20S/30S) SOCIAL AT THE TUNNEL BAR

Current and prospective members are all invited to join us at The Tunnel Bar. This is a chance to socialize, learn a little more about our chapter's Young Members (20s/30s), and make plans for the year ahead. Bring your ideas, and we'll create a calendar of events together. For more information on the venue, visit www.thetunnelbar.com. Registration is not required for this activity.

Date: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Young Members Inter-Chapter Hike on the New England Trail

High point vista on the NET

With half of the autumn leaves still on the trees and the other half covering our path ahead, we all gathered by our cars. Some of us put on our gloves, and some of us wished that we had brought gloves; the cold fall weather came quickly. We exchanged names (and repeated them a few times for memory), reviewed our plan for the day, and then we began our hike.

Young Members (20s/30s)

young members

AMC’s Berkshire Chapter of Western Mass invites people in their 20s & 30s as well as the young-at-heart to attend our Young Members (20s & 30s) activities.

BERKSHIRE BASH - CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING

Please join us at the Berkshire Bash, AMC Berkshire Chapter's annual dinner meeting!

This year we are requiring that the event fee [$20] be paid when you register through our Eventbrite page. Please register by October 29. This is important because we must give a count to the venue. Cancellations may be made through the Eventbrite site.

Date: 
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:30pm

3rd Annual Outdoor Festival a Big Success!

Jan Alicia Nettler receives AMC Volunteer Award

The Berkshire Chapter's annual Outdoor Festival at Noble View on Saturday, September 15, was a great success, with more than 150 attending.

Highlights of the event included:

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