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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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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AMC was dismayed by the President’s recent sweeping Executive Order aimed at stalling and undoing climate protections (see March 29 AMC Conservation blog). In rapid response, 30 Senators have introduced a bill, the Clean Air Healthy Kids Act, which would instruct federal agencies to block carrying out the order. We applaud the Senators efforts as…

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Sure, you know about AMC’s famed high-mountain hut system. Perhaps you’ve stayed in a few (or all!) of them. Or, maybe you’ve rolled up to an AMC roadside lodge and used it as a convenient base camp for exploring nearby trails and peaks. Most guests consider AMC’s huts and lodges a great value, given their…

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Given their trailside access in the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF), AMC’s high-mountain huts staff are often the first responders to backcountry emergencies. Along with cooking, cleaning, and providing trail information, hut croo also serve as volunteers in search-and-rescue incidents. Virtually all AMC backcountry staff—hut croo, caretakers, and trail crew members—are certified in Wilderness First…

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PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. – The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has secured more than $300,000 in support of its ongoing initiative, “Sustained Educational Programming for Coos County Youth.”  Major support was provided by the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Trust, as well as Performance Foodservice – NorthCenter, which has pledged annual…

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  GREENVILLE, Maine – The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) was recently awarded a $2,500 grant from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund in support of the Maine Woods Community Youth and Environment Program (MWCYEP) in Piscataquis County, Maine. Through this multi-year program, AMC education staff work in-depth with youth agencies and schools throughout the county to increase…

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Written by Christian Bisson and Jamie Hannon $21.95 (Print) • $9.99 (e-book) Paperback • 320 pp • 6″x 9″ 978-1-62842-025-8 (Print) 978-1-62842-026-5 (iBooks and Nook) 978-1-62842-027-2 (Kindle) Appalachian Mountain Club Books is pleased to announce the release of AMC’s Mountain Skills Manual: The Essential Hiking and Backpacking Guide. This comprehensive guide, from the nation’s oldest…

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AMC’s latest land acquisition adds 4,358 acres to its landholdings in the Maine Woods, including habitat for a wide range of plants and animals and a multitude of opportunities for paddlers, hikers, anglers, campers, and other outdoors enthusiasts. The forested parcel surrounds Silver Lake and 12 miles of the West Branch of the Pleasant River…

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GREENVILLE, Maine— The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is set to re-open Medawisla Lodge and Cabins July 1 following a major two-year reconstruction project.  This “off the grid” destination, located on the shore of Second Roach Pond near Kokadjo, will again offer hiking, paddling, fly-fishing, wildlife watching, and skiing opportunities as well as new options for…

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