Appalachia Journal

The following note from Appalachia‘s Summer/Fall 2016 issue provides a preview of what’s coming up next, in Winter/Spring 2017. Our First Writing Workshop Before I tell you about our next issue of the journal, here’s an invitation. Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join us at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Cardigan Lodge…

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SUMMER/FALL 2009  IN THIS ISSUE: OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT Buy this issue Parks or Parking Lots? Hikers should vote with their feet. Robert Manning The White Mountains, by Train: Lower speeds, longer vacations. Andrew Riely Leaving the Car at Home: A Connecticut couple travels by rail and bus to hike in New Haven. Scott MacKinnon Early…

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SUMMER/FALL 2010 IN THIS ISSUE: HUT, TWO, THREE, FOUR This Counts as a School Day: Why are some kids free to explore the wild, and others aren’t? Catherine Buni Suckled by the Wolf: A mother ponders the nature of wilderness. Kristine Lane Everyone Who Starts Will Finish: Warren Doyle’s rules for long-distance group hikes. Christine…

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The following is an excerpt of the full story, which appears in the Winter/Spring 2016 issue of Appalachia. This is a love story. Its background contains a wife and husband; its foreground features a woman and mountains across the world. Even as Shakespeare and life remind us that love stories do not always end happily, love’s…

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SUMMER/FALL 2011 IN THIS ISSUE: OFF THE TURNPIKE Buy this issue Wake Up: The most densely populated state has preserved one-fifth of it’s land. Ronald J. Dupont, Jr., with Paul E. Decoste Doing Time in New Jersey: A Thoreau scholar in Princeton finds comfort in the nascent Appalachians. Will Howarth Nowheres: The sheer physiographic intensity…

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SUMMER/FALL 2012 IN THIS ISSUE: THE LURE OF ALASKA Buy this issue North to Alaska: One erstwhile Northeasterner’s ongoing journey toward the Elysium of his dreams. Jeff Fair Loving and Leaving the 49th State: Balancing life, adventure, and family. Matt Heid Why Alaska? A sudden job offer changed a woman’s life. Debra McKinney A Wolf…

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SUMMER/FALL 2013 IN THIS ISSUE: THE COST OF ENERGY Buy this issue Skiing on Copper and Coal: With heavy hearts, five friends explore land scheduled for “fracking” and open-pit mining. John Gioia Transmission Repercussion: The price of transporting power through the Northeast. Ken Kimball and Mark Zakutansky Fishwalking in the Whites: Do large trees grow…

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SUMMER/FALL 2014 IN THIS ISSUE: MANY MILES Buy this issue You Can’t Run That: Trail-running hits the White Mountains. Doug Mayer Boys Come of Age: A century of Camp Pasquaney’s Long Walk. Andrew Riely Climbing into Flow: That state in which nothing else seems to matter. Christopher Johnson Four Quartets and Eight Legs: Rituals fortify…

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SUMMER/FALL 2015 IN THIS ISSUE: RETELLING HISTORY Buy this issue What Happened to the Thoreau Spring Plaque? Howard R. Whitcomb Back in Time on Katahdin Forget Self-Reliance: Emerson cared more about nature. Michael Popejoy Master of Path-Grading: An appreciation of J. Rayner Edmands. Christine Woodside The Rusty Pitons: New Jersey climbers find clues of major…

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This story appears in the Summer/Fall 2015 issue of Appalachia journal. Subscribe by July 14 to receive the entire issue. Climbers exploring the newly reopened cliffs of the New Jersey Highlands found ring and iron pitons from the 1930s or 1940s. If those rusty pitons could talk… Nine years ago, when New Jersey authorities started granting…

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