Tour: Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)

24 Mar 2018 11:42 AM | Kelly Bryer (Administrator)

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Getting to Know the Appalachian Mountain Club in the White Mountains
This tour series will be part of a special AMC / GSA Certification. If you attend two tours that cover both topics AMC summer & AMC winter, you will receive a special certification pin. There will be one tour held annually, alternating between summer and winter topics.

GSA Eligibility: This tour is open to all active GSAs with  at least 100 volunteer service hours. 12 of those hours must have been volunteered in or scheduled for 2018.  On April 11 at 9:30am, if there are any seats on this tour available, it is open to any GSA with at least 3 hours volunteered or scheduled. We do have seats set aside for GSAs that are working in the industry. Email Kelly at kelly@nhgsa.com

Date / Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Arrival Time 9:30am
Start Time: 9:45am
Estimated End Time: 3:15pm

Is this tour weather dependent? No
# of stops: 2: 1. Pinkham Notch 2. Crawford Notch

First Meeting Location: Pinkham Notch Visitor Center (Joe Dodge Lodge)

** This tour will include a complimentary buffet lunch at Highland Center.

Tour begins at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s (AMC’s) Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in the White Mountain National Forest, on N.H. Route 16 between Jackson and Gorham, N.H. Staff will provide an overview of AMC’s mission, programs, activities, and guest services in the region. Tour the Trading Post/Visitor Center, Joe Dodge Lodge guest rooms, and Woodchuck Lodge meeting rooms. View new bridge and boardwalk at Lost Pond Trailhead (a segment of the Appalachian Trail).

Tour then continues at AMC’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch on U.S. Route 302 in Carroll/Bretton Woods, between Harts Location and Twin Mountain. Tour Highland Lodge, built with environmentally friendly features; view High Mountain Playscape; tour Shapleigh Bunkhouse; view Crawford’s Depot/Macomber Family Information Center; tour Thayer Hall and view Bradford Washburn photo exhibit. Staff will give a presentation on hike preparation and safety.

Meeting locations:
https://www.outdoors.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Joe-Dodge-Lodge-Driving-Directions-4.pdf
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center in the White Mountain National Forest, on N.H. Route 16 between Jackson and Gorham and the AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch on U.S. Route 302 in Carroll/Bretton Woods, between Harts Location and Twin Mountain

Difficulty Rating: [ ] 1 [ x ] 2 [ ] 3
1 = Easy/One location, accessible
2 = Average/Some Walking & Maybe Stairs
3 = Difficult/Lots of Walking &/or Lots of Stairs

Host Company: Appalachian Mountain Club
Contact Name: Rob Burbank
Phone: (603) 466-8155
Email: rburbank@outdoors.org
Website: outdoors.org

Parking: Parking lots at both locations

There will be some walking between buildings, so please wear sturdy footwear and dress for the weather.

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