NH Chapter Excursions Spring School

Date and Time

Friday, April 27, 2018 7:30PM - Sunday, April 29, 2018 4:30PM


Cardigan Lodge,
New Hampshire, North Country,


Registration is required for this activity.


Our renowned weekend workshops, covering most every aspect of safe three-season backcountry travel, are designed for hikers of all levels! Choose from one of eight available workshop sessions, each filled with field exercises, instruction, lectures, and discussions. If you're not sure which class is right for you, ask our workshop directors (see contact info below). Choose from one of the following workshops: BASICS OF HIKING/OUTDOOR SAFETY: Beginner and Intermediate. Instruction in general mountain safety, equipment, route finding, map and compass, off-trail navigation, weather, trip planning, nutrition and emergencies in the mountain environment. BACKPACKING: Beginner (ultra lite) Intermediate, and Advanced, For those who want take their skills beyond day hiking and learn how to spend the night outdoors, instruction will be offered regarding backpacking equipment, campsite selection, route finding, map and compass, weather, trip planning, cooking and emergencies. Participants will need to provide their own backpacking equipment (we can occasionally assist those who do not own a tent; contact instructor). LEADERSHIP and Mountain Skills: For those who have good three-season hiking skills and wish to enhance them and/or wish to run trips of their own. Exercises will include planning, organizing, and conducting trips with an emphasis on leadership techniques and group dynamics. Also covered will be accident scene management, medical considerations, and off-trail navigation. This course is also designed for those who may desire to become an AMC NH Chapter Volunteer Trip Leader. MAP AND COMPASS: Covering everything you wanted or needed to know about map and compass use, this workshop will be a small group of 8 participants and 2 instructors who will spend the weekend together reviewing and learning the details of map and compass skills, culminating in field exercises that will include off-trail (bushwhack) navigating. TRAIL WORK INSTRUCTION: Learn how to perform basic trail work, such as cleaning water bars, painting blazes, brushing, and replacing signs. ALL WORKSHOPS are for any adult who wants to learn and have a great time! Our weekend begins Friday evening at 7:30pm and ends Sunday afternoon at 4:30pm. Cost is $165/members and $185/nonmembers, and includes lodging, excellent meals,

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $165 member / $185 non-member
*Friday & Saturday Night lodging, Friday night snack, Saturday & Sunday breakfasts, Saturday dinner, Sunday lunch, instruction and all training materials and maps.

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Driving Directions

Using caution following your GPS as sometimes road conditions may require detours. We will email you this season's directions when you register.

Back packing


Instruction (Skills)
Leadership Training

Offered By

New Hampshire



Nearby AMC Destination

Cardigan Lodge




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 7:00 pm -10:30 pm Tuesday and Friday evening)

Winter leader since 1976, Director NH Chapter Winter and Spring school since 1981. Past Chairman AMC Club-wide Outdoor Leadership Development Committee. Vice Chair NH Chapter


(best time to call: Evening after 6:30)

Winter leader for twenty years. Former Director AMC NH Chapter winter series.