committee / excursions


Eric Savage
(click to meet our leaders)

Excursions is the hiking committee of the NH Chapter. We have many activities going on each month. Our volunteer Trip Leaders lead trips to many places in northern New England, some that may be familiar and many that will be completely new to you. We'll take you to the tallest peaks of the Presidential Range and to the smaller ones, like Willard and Major. We don't just go to the White Mountains! In southern NH we hike in places like the Monadnock-Sunapee and Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge Greenways, and Pawtuckaway State Park. We also sponsor trips to the New England and NH 100 Highest peaks, many of which don't have trails.

On our trips, the safety of the group is always paramount. All of our activities are led by trained volunteer Trip Leaders and may vary from single day to multi-day events.
Come meet our leaders.  They would like to introduce themselves.

We have added an Excursions Leaders Resource page. Click here to go to it. The page has links to forms and information used by our Excursions Leaders. The Excursions Committee Hike Leader Handbook is now on our website. A link to it can be found on our Excursions Leaders Resource page.

Hike with AMC-NH Meetup Group Hike with AMC-NH Meetup Group
We have a Hike with AMC-NH Meetup Group. Many of our hikes and activities are also posted there. You can log on to meetup using your facebook account or you can create a meetup log in (both are free). If you use meetup, you can get email notices everytime a new hike is posted as well as weekly reminders. Usually the hikes on meetup will be listed as "wait listed" that does not mean the trip is full. It is our way of doing screening on our meetup listings.

Big Bend
October 27, 2012
(click to see some of our trips)

Trip Blogs and Galleries
Take a look at pictures and stories from some of our trips.

Winter is a fine time to climb in the snow and rime. To get a feel, see Jen and Leon's Jan 7, 2012 Flume Slide hike, and
Steve Mansfield's Jan 11, 2012 Mt. Garfield hike videos.
Groups, Workshops and Activities
In addition to our general hiking trips, we have some specialized groups and activities that might fit your specific need:

Family Group Spring Hut Night at Zealand Falls
May 17, 2014
(click to see some of our trips)

The Family Group creates opportunities for families with children of all ages and abilities to enjoy the outdoors together. Details Here.
The Excursions Committee's Over-55 Group subcommittee runs trips that appeal to those of all ages who want trips at a more leisurely pace! Details Here.
If you are a new hiker or an old mountain goat, check out our workshops we hold at Cardigan Lodge. Details Here. We also hold leadership training.
Annual Activities: Hut Nights & the Presidential Range Hike & the Winter Hiking Series
The Excursions Committee also sponsors two hut nights a year. 
The Presidential Range Hike is a trip we run once each summer in mid July.
The Winter Hiking Series teaches experienced 3-Season hikers how to safely equip and prepare for hiking in the winter.
2017 Winter Hiking Series Details Click Here.

Get Involved!
I know that when I first joined AMC I wasn't sure how to get started. Which hike would be appropriate for my abilities? Where should I hike? If you have similar questions, please send me an email, and I will help you out and point you in the right direction. Have fun!
David Ross
Over 55 Group Co-Chair & former Excursions Co-Chair — Click to reveal eMail
Leadership Opportunities
The Excursions Committee is the hiking committee for the New Hampshire Chapter of AMC. Our leaders lead hikes of all sorts, for participants of many interests.

Do you have young children who love the outdoors? Would you like to lead them and their families to fun, interesting destinations? Please consider becoming a leader for our Family Group.

Perhaps you’re a mature hiker, still out there hiking many of the high peaks, but at a gentler pace. You may wish to become a leader for our Over 55 Group, which isn’t limited to any specific age.

If your interest is in taking walks in your local conservation areas or sanctuaries, with occasional short hikes of fewer than 5 miles, then our Walks and Short Hikes leadership is for you!

Perhaps you’re an accomplished peak-bagger and frequent hiker to the White Mountains. Would you like to “give back” by leading other hikers to your favorite destinations? Please consider becoming a Class 2 (three-season) or Class 1 (four-season) leader.

For more information on any of these categories, please email an Excursions Committee co-chairs at Click to reveal eMail

To find out a little more about how we train our leaders and their experience see our Leadership Qualifications page and read about our Leadership Training - Fall or Winter or Spring
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