COVER PHOTO: BRIAN MOHR/EMBERPHOTO AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Ski Katahdin: Seeking Exhilaration and Enlightenment on Maine’s Highest Peak Change Is Coming: A Graphic Look at Climate Change in the Northeast Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Finish the Business: AMC Calls on Congress for Conservation Funding Browse all View from…

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COVER PHOTO: AIMEE SOUTHWORTH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MAY/JUNE 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Best of the Bay Circuit Trail: 19 Hikes, Bikes & Scenic Views Urban Jungle: One NYC Ecologist Has Big Plans for Times Square Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC AMC’s White Mountain Huts: Our Mission in Action Browse all View from AMC…

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COVER PHOTO: MARGARET TOMAS AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MARCH/APRIL 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Little Victories: Are Your Kids Ready for the Backcountry? Keeping the World at Bay: Protecting Delaware’s Inland Bays for Paddlers & Wildlife Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Life Lessons on AMC’s Teen Trail Crews Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Preview…

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COVER PHOTO: CLAUDIA SCHELLENBERG AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES The Ups and Downs of Telemark: 5 Reasons Why You Should Try Telemark Skiing Bridging the Gap: How Warrior Hike Helps Vets Walk Off the War 20th Annual AMC Photo Contest Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Vision 202: Progress on AMC’s…

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COVER PHOTOS: AMC COMMUNITY AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES 48 Hours in the Life of AMC It’s the Wind That Kills You: An Exclusive Preview of ‘Desperate Steps’ Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Combating Climate Change with Cleaner Power Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Sourcing Ethical Down for Outdoor…

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COVER PHOTO: RYAN SMITH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES The Scenic Route: Hiking the New England Trail The Bald & the Beautiful: The England Open Summit Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC The Outdoors Has Open Arms Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Roanoke: Branding an Outdoor City Browse all Currents…

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COVER PHOTO: WAYNE THORNBROUGH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Vacationland Revisited: Deep in the Maine Woods, A World of New Recreation Awaits Rite of Passage: Canoe Camping with Kids on the NFCT; plus: Top 5 Tips for Canoe Camping Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Lakes at 100: Connecting Generations to…

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COVER PHOTO: BRIAN MOHR/EMBERPHOTO AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MAY/JUNE 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES This Land Is Your Land: LWCF at Risk In the Zone: Exploring the Ecozones of the White Mountains Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Volunteer for Trails and Support AMC’s Mission Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Delaware Water Gap Plans for…

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COVER PHOTO: RYAN SMITH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MARCH/APRIL 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Taking Care: A Weekend with AMC Caretakers Paddling for Turns: Backcountry Skiing by Canoe Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Training the Next Generation of Trail Stewards Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Hollywood Comes to the Appalachian Trail Flight Control: FAA…

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COVER PHOTO: MY GOOD IMAGES/SHUTTERSTOCK AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Warm Winter’s Night: A Guide to Winter Camping 20th Annual AMC Photo Contest Hoots and Boots: Owl Watching in Winter Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Speak Up for Conservation in 2015 Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Walking Is the…

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COVER PHOTO: RYAN SMITH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES In Land We Trust: A History of AMC Land Protection The Casualty on Mount Lefroy Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC AMC Calls for Smart Energy Project Siting Browse all View from AMC VISTAS (NOW “CURRENTS”) Prescribing the Outdoors Clean Air Agenda…

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COVER PHOTO: JIM SALGE AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES 50 Years in the Wild: Celebrating Half a Century of the Wilderness Act Outdoor Dining: Foraging with Russ Cohen Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Putting the Breaks on Climate Change Browse all View from AMC VISTAS (NOW “CURRENTS”) Fall Forecast: Will…

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COVER PHOTO: RYAN SMITH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES On the Wall: Getting Back into the Swing of Rock Climbing Growing an Outdoor Family: A Hiker Reflects on Her Kids’ Changing Relationship to the Outdoors Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC An Evolution of AMC’s Brand Browse all View from AMC…

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COVER PHOTO: BRIAN HORST AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MAY/JUNE 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Hills, Hollows, and Beyond: Backpacking the Susquehannock Trail System Rail-Trail Effect: On the Success of the Minuteman and Other Bike Paths Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Leaders in Trail Work Browse all View from AMC VISTAS (NOW “CURRENTS”) Cottontail Conundrum Dissolution…

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COVER PHOTO: RYAN SMITH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MARCH/APRIL 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Learning to Lead: Inside AMC’s Mountain Leadership School Sea Kayaking Down East: Exploring the Maine Island Trail, Family-Style Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Outdoor Recreation Fuels the Economy Browse all View from AMC VISTAS (NOW “CURRENTS”) Bugging Out: Threats from Ticks…

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COVER PHOTO: BRIAN POST AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Tranquil Trails: Easy Spots for Cross-Country Skiing in New England One of the Team: Dogsledding in the Maine Woods Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Energy That’s Not So Cheap Browse all View from AMC VISTAS (NOW “CURRENTS”) Cities Gone Wild: U.S….

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  It’s finally here! After spending four whole weeks training our Crew Leaders for the upcoming season, volunteers are arriving! Sunday night volunteers arrived at our two facilities, Noble View AMC Outdoor Center in Russell and the Kellogg Conservation Center in South Egremont. The Noble View Basecamp is working on completing a re alignment of…

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Note to Editors: An online media kit with news releases, maps, an historical timeline, and downloadable, high-resolution images can be accessed at www.outdoors.org/about/newsroom/medawisla-media-kit.cfm. GREENVILLE, Maine— The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) marks another milestone in its innovative Maine Woods Initiative as it reopens Medawisla Lodge and Cabins near Greenville July 1, following a multi-year rebuilding project. Open…

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Adapted from AMC’s Mountain Skills Manual If you’re lost in the woods, one not-so-well-known approach to locating a more familiar area is the find-me cross. This technique is quite effective, but you have to be self-disciplined to use it. After admitting that you’re lost, mark your location by building an obvious landmark using rocks or…

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Spend a night at one of AMC’s lodges, huts, or full-service camps and you’ll quickly discover a common theme: delicious, homemade food. AMC chefs bring their passion for the outdoors to the kitchen every day, creating wholesome meals that keep hikers, paddlers, cyclists, and climbers fueled up for adventure. Cooking for hundreds of people can…

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Beside a board, there are two critical items you’ll need for stand-up paddleboarding: a paddle and a PFD. From there, the accessories are endless. A paddle should be 8 to 12 inches longer than you are tall. A longer paddle provides more power and control in rough conditions but requires more effort. A shorter paddle…

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New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced a bold outdoor-recreation project in his January State of the State address. The Empire State Trail, which he hopes will be completed by 2020, will create a 750-mile trail network—the largest multiuse state trail in the nation and an economic driver for the region. The $200 million state-funded project…

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I used to teach people how to stand-up paddleboard, and it remains one of the most satisfying classes I’ve ever led. Why? Most first-timers are anxious about staying upright on the board. Here’s the thing, though: It’s surprisingly easy to balance on most paddleboards—a fact that produced near-instant confidence, enthusiasm, and a sense of empowerment…

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Twenty-seven men and women stand in a rigid line, backs straight and eyes ahead, attuned to the instructor up front. As she calls out directions, the line begins to dissolve. “If it’s most important for you to reach your goal in the outdoors, step to the left,” she tells them. “If it’s most important that…

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Sometimes, escaping to the mountains isn’t enough to get away from summer’s steamiest weather. What’s a hiker to do? Get creative, seek some shade, and plan a victory dip. Here are eight hikes to get you through the heat. 1. FERRY BEACH Saco, Maine Steady breezes roll off the ocean across all of Ferry Beach…

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Nonprofits focused on conserving land through purchase or easement—commonly known as land trusts—have played an important role in U.S. land protection since 1891, when the Massachusetts legislature established The Trustees of Public Reservations. More than 1,300 land trusts now operate nationwide, with 667 focused on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. A conservation-easement tax incentive passed by…

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