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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BRETTON WOODS, N.H.- – The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch is the setting for the June 23-Aug. 28 exhibition, Stories in Wood: White Mountain Art ,by artist Craig Altobello. An opening reception is set for Friday, June 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m with dinner available for purchase that evening. The…

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WHAT IS IT about a challenge that piques our determination and gets our blood pumping? On the occasion of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club’s 60th anniversary—observed April 22, 2016, at Exeter High School, in New Hampshire—we asked a dedicated group one question: Why did you hike New Hampshire’s 48 4,000-footers (i.e. the state’s mountains…

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The natural scenery of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic reveals a dramatic geological history, shaped over centuries by glaciers and volcanoes. For the observant hiker, clues as small as a pebble or as large as a mountainside can teach us about the landscape and its formation. Look for those telltale signs—and enjoy the hiking—in these eight…

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How do the Northeast’s tree-lined streets stack up against the rest of the globe? In the ongoing Treepedia project, researchers at MIT’s Senseable City Laboratory are using Google Street View to plot urban centers on a Green View Index (GVI), scoring the percent of a city covered by canopy. Why? In urban environments, trees affect…

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I spent the first day of 2017 filling my lungs with crisp winter air near New Paltz, N.Y., with two fellow rock climbers. That morning, the three of us had trudged through empty woodland and ground covered by 4 inches of fresh snow to the quartz cliffs, where the freezing rock—in some places, still covered…

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When it comes to wind energy, the New England coast is a perfect storm: The wind blows more strongly and steadily here than it does in most parts of the country; relatively shallow waters make for easier turbine installation; and thanks to coastal population density, there is significant energy demand. Even so, offshore wind power…

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Of the hundreds of hikes I’ve taken in my life, the night hikes really stand out. Even the most familiar terrain feels and sounds different once the sun sets, especially if you plan ahead and know where to look. Kids love these nocturnal adventures, as well. Not only does night hiking mean staying up past…

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Whether your concern is climate change, mountain air quality, energy-project siting, land and forest protection, or a combination of these and other conservation-related issues, you can expect AMC to take a stand in defense of the outdoors. And you can rest assured that our positions are based on sound science. AMC’s scientific research provides a…

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Magnetic declination refers to the angle between the geographic North Pole and the magnetic pole located in the Arctic Ocean. You will discover that good hiking and topographic maps always indicate the local magnetic declination via a declination diagram, which includes one arrow pointing to geographic north (commonly labeled as True North, or TN) and…

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In the 1920s, when Benton MacKaye envisioned the long-distance footpath that would become the Appalachian Trail (AT), he foresaw a series of communities linked physically and figuratively to the 2,100-plus-mile route. The AT was recognized as a National Scenic Trail in 1937, and MacKaye’s dream of a conservation, recreation, and economic corridor has been evolving…

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