I had originally started this post as an ‘boy it is a small trails world’ post, about how closely connected most people are around the country to AMC. As staff have left the caretaker program, they have found themselves in the West, Midwest, South, Alaska, Antarctica, and even Germany (Guten Tag Tobias Carter!). As they…

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A dying mother tells her daughter, “The woods were calling you.” Appalachia, Winter/Spring 2014 One winter evening, a number of years ago, when I was a daughter home for the holidays from graduate school, my mother sent me out to get the newspaper from the end of the driveway. We had forgotten to pick it…

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Appalachia, Winter/Spring 2011 Craig Lombard owns 1,000 acres of land in Berlin, New Hampshire. The parcel is relatively unremarkable: slopes of woodlot crisscrossed by logging roads and wildlife paths, abutting the summit of Mount Forist on one end and Jericho Mountain State Park on the other. For years, the parcel remained woodlot, accessed for timber…

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How it became perfectly natural for so many to work in Antarctica and live in northern New Hampshire The first sightings come in mid- to late-March. Familiar faces show up in local coffee shops, weekly pizza nights, and at kids’ birthday parties. They crash on our couches, sleep in our spare rooms, and show up…

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