2003

AMC Outdoors, July/August 2003 In the 20th century, to stop rushing around, to sit quietly on the grass, to switch off the world and come back to the earth, to allow the eye to see a willow, a bush, a cloud, a leaf… I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never…

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Learning to See: Clare Walker Leslie AMC Outdoors, July/August 2003 Clare Walker Leslie sees the divine in squirrels and pigeons. In our conversation, she describes talking with two little boys seated next to her on a recent plane trip. “They asked about my religion. I said, ‘It’s all around me. It’s birds, trees, plants.’ They…

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  If you’re itching to explore snow-covered forest and mountain trails this winter, there are two nonmotorized modes of transporting yourself, and only one of them is really easy: snowshoes. In fact, in the Northeast mountains, where trails tend to go straight up and down too steeply for skis, the only way to get around…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 Michael Saletnik, 32, is a software engineer from Burlington, Mass. A self-described “newbie” to winter hiking, he’s immersed himself in the sport, with dozens of overnights under his belt in the past two years. Q. What was your first winter hiking experience?A. In the late fall of 2000, a friend of…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 Eric Jackel, 30, is an account executive for a design and marketing firm. He lives in Medford, Mass., and, even at his tender age, has been hiking for more than 20 years. Q. What was your first winter hiking experience?A. I was very young — I’m the last of six kids,…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 Anne Gwynne, 62, is a hike leader for the New Hampshire chapter and a veterinary technician in Concord, N.H. She was the 12th person to climb New England’s 100-highest peaks in winter. Q. What was your first winter hiking experience?A. I started with a series of New Hampshire Chapter winter hikes…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 Mohamed Ellozy, 65, is a retired engineer who lives in Campton, N.H. Since 1995, he’s been a hike leader for the Boston Chapter. Q. What was your first winter hiking experience?A. I had done some cross-country skiing, was not very good at it, but enjoyed the “winter wonderland” aspect. So one…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 Garrett Banuk, 23, is a computer programmer from Cambridge, Mass. He hikes every weekend in winter and posts his photos at www.mongeese.org. Q. What was your first winter hiking experience?A. A couple of years ago, I went with my college outing club up Mount Lafayette. It was really windy and I…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 By Madeleine Eno When you saw this year’s first snow fall, did you stash your hiking boots and hang up your pack? Is skiing or visiting in-laws the only reason you’ll drive north until spring? If so, you may want to reconsider: there’s a whole world of winter hiking out there…

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AMC Outdoors, March 2003 By Michael Lanza Dick Coveny followed a circuitous route into sea kayaking. Thirty years ago he started out with a whitewater boat, spent a winter perfecting one roll in a pool, then, in his words, “damn near drowned” on a spring weekend trip on which three other participants did drown. As…

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