Appalachia, published continuously since 1876, is America’s oldest mountaineering and conservation journal. It appears twice a year, on June 15 (Summer/Fall) and December 15 (Winter/Spring).

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Winter/Spring 2016 Issue


In This Issue


  • Too Cold: The death of Kate Matrosova. Sandy Stott
  • A Bear Ponders My Edibility: Thoughts from a botanist in a tough spot in Labrador. Richard Leblond
  • Seized by Beauty: A transformation at Tent Rocks. Sally Manikian
  • Distance: How far have you come? Elissa Ely

Up Versus Down: Climbers can see the route, but cavers can’t. Jan Conn

Harriet Freeman, White Mountain Conservationist: A secret romance obscured her legacy. Sara Day

The Maine Woods Initiative, 10 years later: An Appalachian Mountain Club scientist evaluates the land. Dave Publicover

Waterman Fund Essay Winner: One Tough Gal. Dove Henry

The Trail to Aconcagua: A journalist pushes himself. Steve Kurczy 

On Thinning Ice: Photographing declining polar bears on Hudson Bay. Lisa Densmore Ballard

In Every Issue
  • Poems: by leading poets such as Robin Chapman and Wally Swist
  • Accidents: Analysis of incidents in the White Mountains
  • Alpina: A review of international mountaineering expeditions
  • News and Notes
  • Books of Note
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