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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  [BANGOR, Maine] The Forest Society of Maine has teamed up with the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Open Space Institute to acquire and conserve 4,358 acres of forestland surrounding Silver Lake and 12 miles of the West Branch of the Pleasant River in Piscataquis County, Maine. These lands are visited each year by thousands…

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If you’ve spent any time in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire, you’ve no doubt seen the bumper sticker that reads “This Car Climbed Mt. Washington.” Most of the vehicles bearing this point of pride belong to vacationers who drove up for the amazing views often found on the Northeast’s highest peak. But at…

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The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is ringing in 2017 with a contest to guess how much snow is piled up on New Year’s Eve for skiing, snowshoeing, and playing in the winter wonderland at its three New Hampshire lodges. Forecast the correct #FirstNightSnow totals on December 31 at each lodge for a chance to win…

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The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has notified the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development that it is withdrawing its proposal for a new hikers’ hut in Crawford Notch State Park, based on more than a year of study and careful consideration of comments received during a public scoping process. In summer 2015, AMC,…

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