2002

AMC Outdoors, July/August 2002 By Michael Lanza My buddy Gerry and I were roped together high up in the Tetons, basking in the view and the climbing and thinking the world was our oyster when the first hint of trouble appeared: tentacles of cloud curling around higher summits nearby. Within 20 minutes, the sky transformed…

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AMC Outdoors, April 2002 By Michael Lanza It was my first big trip to the West. Two friends and I mapped out a five-day backpacking trip through Yosemite National Park. Soaring granite cliffs, tremendous waterfalls, real big mountains—I trembled with excitement for weeks before getting on the plane. Looking at a map of Yosemite now,…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 By Michael Lanza Though the ground may be deep beneath a layer of snow right now, trail planners are spending the winter hard at work. In our trail-laden region, the notion of cutting a new path is somewhat foreign. But two new ones — the 10-mile Bold Coast Trail through the…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 With more than 13,500 acres of forest, the 21-square miles of Pisgah State Park make it the largest property in the New Hampshire State Park system. Pisgah is in Hinsdale in the southwestern corner of the state, not far from Brattleboro, Vt., and the Massachusetts border. Seven ponds, four highland ridges,…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 Stroll by a wide, open field with views into the hills of New York and stop to feed horses some hay. Snowshoe by a handsome farm and watch the cattle eating or enter a maple grove and see the taps in the trees for syrup. The Merck Forest and Farmland Center…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 By Marty Basch Remember when they said if you could walk you could cross-country ski? Forget about it. But this is true: if you can walk, you can snowshoe. And if you can snowshoe, northern New England is a premier winter playground, whether you want to wander through a fragrant pine…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 One of the finest snowshoe trips in the White Mountains is a trek to the serene shores of Lonesome Lake in Franconia Notch State Park. The lake sits in a basin under the twin peaks of 4,293-foot North Kinsman and 4,358-foot South Kinsman. But the prize on this jaunt is simply…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 Table Rock is a perch that looks out upon winter’s glory. Looming high above Maine’s scenic Route 26, the massive, flattened ledge is an al fresco table across from the state’s third highest peak — Old Speck. Ranked behind Katahdin and Sugarloaf, Old Speck stands at an impressive 4,180 feet. But…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 Remote and wild is the land that straddles the Maine-New Hampshire border along the mighty Androscoggin River. This is serious moose and logging country. Goose Eye Mountain is part of the Mahoosuc Range, also home to Old Speck. One of the 100 highest in New England, Goose Eye’s seemingly triangular summit…

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AMC Outdoors, September 2002 By Michael Lanza There are many ways of filling your belly in the backcountry — I have a friend in Wyoming who even speaks glowingly of his occasional dinner of marmot meat. But whenever you want to maximize your caloric intake per pound of food, freeze-dried packaged meals are the way…

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