September/October 2014

To experience foliage in its full kaleidoscopic splendor, you need to know when and where color is reaching its peak. As the brilliance of fall marches south from northern New England to the shores of the Mid-Atlantic, keeping tabs on a few key resources can help you go out in a blaze of leaf-peeping glory….

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In northern New England, leaves begin to change from green to bright orange and yellow in mid-September. At first, only a few trees seem to realize autumn is arriving. Then, suddenly, the mountains transform into a kaleidoscope of colors, which spread down the mountains of New England into the Mid-Atlantic. Here are a few trails…

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Leaf-peep your brains out this fall. Then bring home some foliage photos that actually replicate the brain-popping colors you just witnessed. Here’s how: Motivate on wet mornings after a rain; bright foliage often awaits. Use a polarizing filter, which enhances foliage color by eliminating reflected glare from leaf surfaces. Adjust the white balance setting on your…

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Lisa Gilbert grew up building forts in her backyard with neighborhood kids. Now that she’s co-coordinator of AMC’s A Mountain Classroom, her backyard is a national forest and the children she’s building with arrive by car or bus. As she leads programs out of the Highland Center and Cardigan Lodge, she’s infusing fort-building with environmental…

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I ride the 10-mile length of the Minuteman Bikeway most days to work, racking up hundreds of trips and thousands of miles over the past three years. And, as I detailed in a recent article (The Rail-Trail Effect), I’m far from the only one on bike path each day. Joggers, walkers, roller bladers, skateboarders, stroller…

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Two years ago I highlighted Pat’s Backcountry Beverages, which at the time was developing the Holy Grail for backcountry beer enthusiasts. Now you can hold it in your hand. Two versions of beer concentrate are now available: 1919 Pale Rail, an amber brew featuring “a delicate blend of aromatic malts and Cascade hops” that “delivers…

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Over time, dirt and body oils steadily permeate your sleeping bag and rain jacket, decreasing their warmth and breathability. Practicing some basic outdoor gear maintenance can extend the life of your equipment. Wash them once every season or two, depending on how often you use them. Apply leather conditioner to your hiking boots at least…

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COVER PHOTO: JIM SALGE AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES 50 Years in the Wild: Celebrating Half a Century of the Wilderness Act Outdoor Dining: Foraging with Russ Cohen Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Putting the Breaks on Climate Change Browse all View from AMC VISTAS (NOW “CURRENTS”) Fall Forecast: Will…

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A few summers ago I found myself fly fishing in the Poconos of Pennsylvania as a thunderstorm approached. I was standing on the forested bank of a creek, casting downstream, careful not to snag my fly in the surrounding trees. As the sky grew darker overhead and rain began to fall, I kept fishing, not…

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Three large black walnut trees stand in a perfect line, parallel to the side of a home in Wenham, Mass. An old rope swing dangles from a lofty branch. The owner says her kids sometimes bounce on the swing to dislodge walnuts from high above. Hundreds of the nuts litter the lawn. Russ Cohen kicks…

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