New Hampshire

In March 2011, Matt Heid joined 70 racers on the starting line of the annual Ski to the Clouds race. Ten kilometers later he was crossing the finish line, half way up Mount Washington’s Auto Road. Experience the race in this first-person video. Read Heid’s full account of the race in the AMC Outdoors feature…

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Each summer a collection of young men and women converges on the White Mountains to staff AMC’s huts. From Carter Notch to Lonesome Lake, these croos provide hikers with everything from trail directions and first aid to fresh-baked bread. Meet the 2011 hut croo in the following video. LEARN MORE Request your own reservation for…

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I had the biggest wildlife encounter of my life last winter on the cross-country ski trails of Anchorage, Alaska. I skied by a moose calmly browsing in the willows near the trail. As I passed behind, it suddenly whirled without warning. Within a ski stride, the moose advanced almost close enough to stomp me with…

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Some pretty outrageous ads have appeared in the Trader section of AMC Outdoors. One reads, “Seeking an educated Romeo, 67+, who can still drive, walk, talk”; in another is the even less romantic “If you think this is a dumb way to meet, we’ve got something in common.” And one pitch begins with the enticing…

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Excerpt from Appalachia, Summer/Fall 2008 This isn’t a story about skiing the Tenth Mountain Division huts or the Chic-Chocs, or trekking in New Zealand or Nepal, or about hiking the John Muir Trail, or ridgerunning on the Appalachian Trail, or working with Appalachian Mountain Club volunteers to maintain trails on Mount Greylock. This is a…

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Excerpt from Appalachia, Summer/Fall 2008 I started hiking regularly in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in spring 1997, at the age of 60. I was working in Boston at the time, but had a second home in Thornton, New Hampshire, almost within the boundary of the White Mountain National Forest. Many of my hiking…

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Appalachia, Winter/Spring 2008 Long lost, one notebook of field notes by the first White Mountain mapmaker has emerged in the AMC library. At the third regular meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club, on April 12, 1876, the president of the club, Professor Edward C. Pickering, described the work of Professor George P. Bond among the…

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Roughly hewn paddles slide silently through the water. Deer graze on the banks, unaware of approaching danger. Two slender, tanned youths with long, raven hair stay low in the handsomely crafted canoe, letting the boat glide into the reeds along the edges of Maine’s Moose River. They reach for their flint arrows and creep towards…

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