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THE LATEST FROM AMC OUTDOORS

IN THIS ISSUE

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Jan/Feb 2017 Contents

This just in: photo contest, remote cabins, fear of heights, PLBs, and more.

FEATURES

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Cabin Feverish

A winter visit to one of these remote cabins will raise spirits and heart rates.

FEATURES

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High Jinxed

Where does a fear of heights come from? One hiker investigates.

CURRENTS

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Fire Towers on the Climb

Pennsylvania announces plans to return to an old technology.

GET OUT

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What in the Blue Blazes?!

Feeling blue? Try a winter snowshoe hike on these alternative AT trails.

EQUIPPED

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The ABCs of PLBs

Should you buy a personal locator beacon or a satellite tracker?

LEARN HOW

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Over the River and Through the Woods

Learn the right way to cross water—and ice—safely in winter.

GREAT KIDS, GREAT OUTDOORS

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Nordic for Newbies

Try these no-more-tears tips to cross-country skiing for kids.

WILD WISDOM

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‘Big, Bad’ Pennsylvania Elk

They’re beefy, noisy, and they like to tussle. Get to know these beasts.

VOICES

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Toughing It Out at Tucks

Meet the hardy souls tending AMC’s Hermit Lake Shelters this winter.

REFLECTIONS

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Riding for My Life

How one New Yorker builds pride from the seat of his bike.

FLASHBACK

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Rosie the Recreator

Photos! Revisit a period of great change for AMC: the WWII years.

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.

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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