Ski to the B-52 from Lyford Lodge

Date and Time

Sunday, January 30, 2022 12:00PM - Thursday, February 3, 2022 1:00PM


Lyford Lodge,
Maine, Inland,


Registration is required for this activity.


Come ski with us on a unique advanced BC tour from AMC's Lyford Pond Camps (LPC) to the B-52 crash site on the northwest shoulder of Elephant Mountain near Greenville, Maine. As a bonus, we will also seek out the tail section, which is on AMC's property on the southwest shoulder of Elephant Mountain. Trails and snow conditions will vary greatly; the surfaces are a combination of dirt roads, trails and some bushwacking. Snow conditions will vary from some of AMC's groomed trails to snowmobile trails to totally untracked snow. We will strive to make the grades moderate, but there may be some shorter steeper sections. Thus, full skins and metal edged BC skis with at least about a 70/55/65mm profile are required. High topped leather or possibly lighter plastic boots are recommended, depending on your ski ability in BC conditions. We will meet in Greenville at Northwoods Outfitters on Sunday, then drive and ski as a group from the winter parking lot to Lyford Pond Camps, approximately 7 miles; on Thursday we will reverse this. You can have one duffel bag brought in by snowmobile at an additional $25 per bag per trip (book on your own) or carry all your own gear for free. We will have three full days Monday to Wednesday for attempts to get to the B-52; these are long days at about 15 miles. If we reach our objective early in the trip there is lots of terrain to explore. Detailed itinerary and maps/gps files will be shared with participants. We will be staying in a rustic but cozy and comfy cabin at Lyford Pond Camp that will have a mix of bunks/beds. Heating is by wood stoves. Our cabin may not have electric power, but overnight charging can be had in the main lodge and cabins are lit by propane lamps. Dining will be hearty and healthy and served family style in the main lodge dining room. Wine/beer are available for purchase/consumption in the main lodge. Participants are welcome to BYOB for consumption in the cabins. Per AMC policy, cancellations > 14 days prior receive a full refund minus a $25 fee and < 14 days prior will forfeit the full amount. Please see the trip brochure on the web links for more detailed info. Please register via the AMC Activities database and the leaders will follow up with you. Also please feel free to contact Mike Barry at or 617.257.2251 or Peter Logan at or 978.436.1798 to sign up and for questions.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $505 member / $555 non-member
Youth: $505 member / $555 non-member
*4 nights lodging, meals from dinner Sunday 1/30 through trail lunch on Thursday 2/3. Not included is $25 per bag per trip gear sag and wine/beer.

Related Link(s):

Trip Brochure
Lyford Lodge Website
B52 Crash Info1
B52 Crash Info2-Wikopedia

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

See AMC Lyford Lodge Web Page

Breaking Trail to the B52 Crash Site in 2021


Skiing - Cross-Country (Nordic)

Offered By




Nearby AMC Destination

Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins




Adults (18+)


Mike Barry is a reformed alpine skier who leads multi day XC Ski tours in Maine, Quebec, Norway and the Whites with the Boston Chapter & Adventure Travel Committees. His favorite places to BC ski are Norway and Maine, and tracks is Quebec. Though he is overdue for a downhill trip to the French Alps (now on Telemark skis). Mike has been very involved in the Chapter and Club since 1998 and currently on the Adventure Travel Committee in addition to being an active chapter ski leader


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Peter Logan has been an AMC ski leader for many years. He has led innumerable ski, snowshoe, winter hiking and ice climbing trips throughout New England and the US and Canadian Rockies. He is Wilderness First Aid & CPR trained.