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Women's Outdoor Skills Weekend

Date and Time

Friday, October 20, 2017 5:00PM - Sunday, October 22, 2017 3:00PM

Location

Highland Center at Crawford Notch,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




(best time to call: 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday)

Overview

This weekend is designed for active women seeking to learn new outdoor skills and enjoy some great hiking among good company in Crawford Notch. Participants will learn essential skills, such as hiking safety above treeline, use of map & compass, Leave No Trace©, camp cooking, and basic first aid skills. Hikes will be moderately challenging, including a potential summit attempt on a nearby 4,000 footer. This program includes a Saturday evening social hour as well as a featured evening speaker on Saturday. SAMPLE ITINERARY: Friday 3-5:00pm Check-in to your rooms 5:00pm Meet and greet, social hour 6:00pm Dinner 7:00pm Weekend Overview/ Equipment Familiarization Saturday AM Day Hike with instruction in the field Lunch on the trail PM Outdoor Classroom Skills Session 6:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Featured Evening Program Sunday AM Day Hike with instruction in the field Lunch at Highland PM Wrap up and farewells

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $339 member / $375 non-member
*Rates include lodging, meals, free use of gear from L.L.Bean Gear Room, and guided activities. "Starting at" rates are based on shared bunkroom or bunkhouse accommodations; there may be an extra charge for private accommodations.

Past participants say...

• "All of the guides were professional, attentive, experienced, present and upbeat the entire weekend." Lee, Participant, April 2015 • "It was a great bonding experience." Jill, Participant, April 2015 • "I have a lot more knowledge of many types of hiking, backpacking, etc. All guides are awesome!" Barbara, Participant, April 2015 • "[The highlights were] meeting people with similar interests, and learning about gear and safety." Participant, April 2015

Driving Directions


Driving Directions to Highland Center at Crawford Notch and Shapleigh Bunkhouse Address to enter into GPS: U.S. 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03595 (44.22° N, 71.41° W) From Greater Boston Area: 1. Take I-93 North to NH Exit 35 toward Rt. 3 North. 2. Take Rt. 3 North for 10 miles. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 East and continue 8.3 miles to Highland Center, located on right side of road. Or 1. Take I-95 North to NH Rt. 16 North (NH exit 4) 2. Follow 16 North to 302/16 Junction in Glen, NH. 3. Turn right onto Rt. 302 West. Follow for 15.8 miles to Highland center, located on left side of road. From Portland, ME: 1. Take Rt. 302 West approximately 90 miles to Highland Center, located on the left side of the road. From Montreal: 1. Take AutoRt. 10 East to AutoRt. 55 South (north of Magog). 2. Take AutoRt. 55 South to I-91 South (at US/Canada line). 3. Take I-91 South to I-93 South (VT Exit 19). 4. Take I-93 South for 22.2 miles to Rt. 302 East (NH Exit 40). 5. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. From New York City (and Hartford, CT, or western MA): 1. Take I-95 North to I-91 North (Exit 48). 2. Take I-91 North through MA and VT to Rt. 302 East (VT Exit 17). 3. Take Rt. 302 East to Highland Center, located on the right side of the road. Approximate driving times and mileage to Crawford Notch: • From Boston, 160 miles, three hours. • From Portland, 90 miles, two and a half hours. • From New York City, 360 miles, seven hours. • From Montreal, 175 miles, three hours and a half hours.

Hiking the Ammonooosuc Ravine Trail

Activities

Hiking
Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Full

Nearby AMC Destination

Highland Center at Crawford Notch

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Contact




AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.