New, more challenging hike itinerary adds to softer adventure 50+ Camps

August 23, 2010

The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is further expanding its range of 50+ Adventure Camp experiences this fall with a new “50+ Hiking Challenge Adventure Camp” for intermediate-to-expert hikers at the AMC’s Highland Lodge. The itinerary features guided day hikes to some of New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-foot peaks, giving peak-bagging enthusiasts the chance to join others ages 50 and older in summiting some of the Northeast’s highest peaks. An orienteering challenge is another
highlight of this six-day camp.

Additionally, the AMC continues to offer more moderate, softer adventure 50+ camp itineraries this fall in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, including a popular lodge-to-hut overnight trip to the AMC’s Zealand Falls Hut. Leading up to this hike, participants stay at the AMC’s Joe Dodge Lodge and enjoy a mix of guided activities that includes a gondola ride to the summit of Wildcat Mountain, river boat trip and tour of the Northern Forest Heritage Park, and a hike into Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge.

Guests can unwind in the evening at pre-dinner socials and evening programs, which the AMC offers as part of every 50+ camp, along with naturalist activities and outdoor skills programs. There is a choice of three AMC 50+ Adventure Camps this fall between Highland Lodge in Crawford Notch and Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch, at the base of Mt. Washington.

For the full schedule of AMC’s fall 50+ getaways, including a fall foliage cruise on Maine’s Moosehead Lake, visit:

Rates and reservations
All-inclusive, six-day fall AMC “50+ Adventure Camps” start at $526, plus taxes, for non-members ($495 for members), depending on the location, and include lodging, meals, and guiding. At Highland Lodge, free use of Highland Lodge’s L.L. Bean gear room is also included, plus a 25-minute massage and daily “stretch & move” classes.

All rates are plus taxes. Discounted rates are available for AMC members. For reservations, call (603) 466-2727.

Founded in 1876, the Appalachian Mountain Club is America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization. With more than 100,000 members, advocates, and supporters in the Northeast and beyond, the nonprofit AMC promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region. The AMC supports natural resource conservation while encouraging responsible recreation, based on the philosophy that successful,
long-term conservation depends upon first-hand enjoyment of the natural environment.


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