October 2006

Sure, headlamps make you look like some sort of cyclopean beambrain. But it’s a small price to pay for the convenience of hands-free lighting, whether in camp, on the trail, or in the depths of your gear closet. Headlamp design has made a quantum leap in recent years, incorporating bulbs and battery-sipping LEDs into an…

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The most emblematic and colorful tree in the Northeast, the sugar maple torches the autumn woods. They appear throughout the region, but grow only at lower elevations and prefer enriched soils uncommon in an often acidic landscape. And only in the most special places do they dominate the forest to create prismatic cathedrals. Here are…

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Since 1968, AMC’s Youth Opportunities Program has introduced more than 58,000 young people to the outdoors through its unique brand of experiential education. The program provides inner-city youth workers with valuable outdoor leadership training in areas ranging from backpacking and camping to gear and navigation. In this photo, YOP participants learn team building during a…

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