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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On May 5th, 2017 Springfield, MA became the 27th Urban Migratory Bird City in America. At a signing ceremony at the Springfield Science Museum, the city’s Mayor Dominic J. Sarno signed an Urban Conservation Treaty for Migratory Birds along with key partners such as The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and…

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New guided programming offered for families, volunteers, and outdoor leadership Harriman State Park, NY – The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, operated by the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), today welcomed back guests for its first full summer season with an expanded slate of guided programs. AMC’s newest outdoor destination, overlooking tranquil Breakneck Pond,…

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New Hampshire Accepting In-Person and Written Comments on Transmission Line Proposal For more than seven years, AMC has been working to protect New Hampshire’s remarkable scenic landscapes, forests, and trails from the proposed Northern Pass transmission line. The project as proposed would traverse 192-miles, creating a lasting, negative impact on the overall character of special…

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AMC will be performing trail rehab, repair and other trail reconstruction efforts on the Lonesome Lake Trail from Monday, June 12 through Friday, July 28, 2017. During this time the section of the Lonesome Lake Trail between the Hi-Cannon Trail junction and the Dodge Cut-Off will be closed to public access. (See map for detail.)…

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There are many ways you can make backcountry water sources safe to drink, from chemical treatments to pump filters to UV light emitters, but these days it appears that one particular variety of water filtration system is cleaning up the competition: the Sawyer Squeeze and Squeeze Mini. (Both are essentially the same; the Mini is just…

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The federal budget has been in the news a lot recently, and for good reason. When it comes to our public lands and waters, our trails, and the programs that support their use and enjoyment, the annual budget is among the most important pieces of legislation that Congress is entrusted to pass every year. So…

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for public input on what environmental rules should be changed or scrapped. Yes, you read that correctly … the EPA is asking the public to weigh in on how the agency could roll back climate and clean air policies, public health safeguards, the Clean Power Plan,…

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So, you’ve decided to take the next step in your outdoor leadership path and register for AMC’s Mountain Leadership School (MLS). Excited, nervous, anxious? I know I was. Coming out of MLS you’ll likely end up defining it as one of the best experiences you’ve had in the outdoors, but you’ll definitely look back and…

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They’re baaaaaack… Deer ticks. Scourge of the Northeast. Micro-demons of disease. All-around nasty bloodsuckers. I hate them. So I’m always on the watch for a tick defense that can stop them before they sink their gnarly little mouth bits into my flesh. Now I’ve written extensively about the risks of tick bites (see What It’s Like to Get Lyme Disease….

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  Registrations are open for 2017 Summer Teen Trail Crews – programs are available across New England, from the White Mountains & Berkshires backcountry, to ponds in Maine and New York state, and even the outer-Boston area where teens can make an immediate impact right in the community on the Bay Circuit Trail. Check out…

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