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Appalachia Winter/Spring 2007 IssueWinter/Spring 2007

In This Issue
Reflections on the1970s Hiking Boom
  • Less Typical Now: A 1970s Retrospective: His love of ultra-light equipment aside, a backcountry researcher finds that he is a product of the 1970s, still seeking solitude in long hikes. Jeffrey L. Marion

  • How the 1970s Backpacking Boom Burst Upon Us: The founder of Backpacker magazine became so concerned about the exploding numbers of hikers that he decided to do something about it. William Kemsley, Jr.

  • My Old Equipment Can Beat Up Your New Equipment: Without getting into yet another boomer "We changed everything" claim, if you compare camping gear from the late 1970s and 1980s to new gear, most of the differences aren't important. Nat Eddy

  • Goodbye Backcountry Dumps, Hello Tent Platforms: The Appalachian Mountain Club changed its practices in the White Mountains. Christine Woodside

  • Camping Violations Analyzed: Researchers pinpointed young men in a study of illegal camping, fire-building, and behavior from 1973 to 1975. First published in Appalachia in 1977. Victor B. Godin, Raymond E. Leonard, And Quentin Buck
I, for a Moment, Was Somewhere: A Peace Corps volunteer bushwhacks up Ol Donyo Orok, or Black Mountain. By John Teschner
The Animate World of the Abenaki: A tribe that lived in the White Mountains takes steps to reclaim its heritage. Barbara And Christopher Johnson
A Friend Dies, but His Wilderness Ethics Live: As a memorial to Guy Waterman, friends and his wife, Laura, formed a fund to protect the alpine zones of the Northeast. Fred Stott
In Every Issue
  • The Long Way Home
  • Letters
  • Accidents
  • Alpina
  • News and Notes
  • Books of Note
  • AMC Research
  • A Peak Ahead
Poetry
  • Operophterae Brumatae Francis Blessington
  • The Ravaging Imagery of the World Robin Chapman
  • Winter Fly-Fishing March 10, 2002 Marcyn Del Clements
  • Hiking Mount San Jacinto David T. Manning
  • 100 The Winter Wood Arrives Mary Oliver
  • Glacial Erratic Nachvak, Labrador Lawrence Millman
  • December Storm, Mount Washington Charles Pierre

Appalachia Summer/Fall 2008 Issue CoverSummer/Fall 2007


In This Issue
Time in the Backcountry
  • Giving Ourselves Time to Tack Time: The problem of time is not time itself, but how we fracture it and stuff it with distractions. Laura Waterman

  • Arctic Time: Tales of off-kilter behavior above the 66th parallel, where the summer sun is out for 24 hours straight. Jeff Fair

  • Daylight Acceleration Time: In the mountains, daylight saving time diminishes into the economic gimmick it truly is. Christine Woodside

AMC Four Thousand Footer Club Turns 50: AMC Four Thousand Footer Club Turns 50: Gene Daniell reflects on keeping lists, peakbagging, and bushwhacking.

Second Chances: A young boy drags his father, a distracted professional, back to the mountains, changing them both. David K. Leff

Mountain Voices: George Zink: An advocate for the Sandwich Range Wilderness talks about literature, chemistry, and the Hamlet complex. Doug Mayer and Rebecca Oreskes

In America, Does the Right to Roam Exist?: In a country like this, there ought to be places where one may always walk freely without trespassing—the legal protections seem murky. Adam R. Moore

Among the Nomads: Mongolians believe, "Man's joy is a wide-open empty space." BY Margie Goldsmith

Climbing the Kiska Volcano: Ski troopers ascend a peak in the Aleutians during World War II. BY David L. Sills

Ellesmere: Trekking Along the Top of the World: As far north as one can go in the world and still be on land. Michael B. Patterson

The Mighty Pike and Miss Methuselah: The late author of the first 50 Hikes book recounts a fishing misadventure on the Connecticut River in the 1930s. Daniel Doan
In Every Issue
  • The Long Way Home
  • Letters
  • Accidents
  • Alpina
  • News and Notes
  • Books of Note
  • A Peak Ahead
Poetry
  • Tangled Marjory Wentworth
  • Fogged In, Late Autumn, Blue Ridge Mountains Kristen Staby Rembold
  • The Presentation Todd Davis
  • Methuselah Ann Taylor
  • Architect of Desire Robin Chapman
  • At Morgan Falls Marcyn Del Clement
  • Cold Spring in the Arctic James Doyle
  • Pitch Pines Charles Pierre