AMC Outdoors

The magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club

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THE LATEST FROM AMC OUTDOORS

IN THIS ISSUE

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Mar/Apr 2017 Contents

This just in: green apps, green hygiene, green kids, blue trails.

FEATURES

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Afoot and Afloat

Once an extreme sport, packrafting is now mainstream. Dive in!

FEATURES

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Making Camp

Revisit AMC’s volunteer trails hub on the eve of a major reno.

CURRENTS

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Alien Invasion

Are dandelions blooming on Mt. Washington a bad thing?

GET OUT

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Go with the Flow: 8 Water Trails

Get from pond A to pond B on these Northeast waterways.

EQUIPPED

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Clean Green Hygiene

Because you don’t have to spell backcountry with “B.O.”

LEARN HOW

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Mud-Season Manners

Don’t track your rep through the mud. Hike smart this spring.

GREAT KIDS, GREAT OUTDOORS

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Growing Green Advocates

Find out how to pass along your passion for conservation.

WILD WISDOM

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Dam Valuable

Why busy beavers get a bad rap—but shouldn’t.

VOICES

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Liquid Assets

Meet AMC whitewater champions who are raising the tide.

REFLECTIONS

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Spring Fever

Get the backstory on how two AMC authors fell in love.

FLASHBACK

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Dawning of Ultralight

Read the early-adopting AMC pamphlet that started it all.

ABOUT AMC OUTDOORS

AMC Outdoors, the magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club, inspires readers to get outside and get engaged by providing high-quality, compelling coverage of outdoor recreation, education, and conservation throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Archives by department

Features

Long-form narratives and inspiring adventures

Web Exclusives

Interactive videos, photos, and more

View from AMC

Thoughts from AMC's president, John Judge

Currents

News and trends in conservation and recreation

Field Notes

The latest news from across AMC

Get Out

Trip ideas by activity in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Equipped

Tips and advice from our trusted gear guru

Learn How

Skills for the great outdoors

Great Kids, Great Outdoors

On raising the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts

Wild Wisdom

Your field guide to the natural world

Voices

Profiles of AMC members, volunteers, and staff

Reflections

Personal essays on the outdoors

Flashback

A behind-the-scenes peek into the AMC archives