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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Sep/Oct 2016 Contents

What the pros see outdoors, a forgotten route, and more.

FEATURES

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My Outdoors

Three experts shed light on what nature means to them.

FEATURES

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Road to Nowhere

Preserving this abandoned turnpike has been an uphill climb.

CURRENTS

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A New National Park?

Get the latest on a monumental proposal in the Maine Woods.

GET OUT

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Hikes on Reclaimed Land

Rust assured: You’ll spot signs of our industrial past on these trails.

EQUIPPED

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Bandanarama

Hanky hacks: 36 ways to use a bandana in the backcountry.

LEARN HOW

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Tick’ed Off

Find out how to remove—and avoid—those bloodsucking pests.

GREAT KIDS, GREAT OUTDOORS

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The Butterfly Effect

What kids can learn about conservation from migrating monarchs.

WILD WISDOM

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Nature’s Hottest Critter Condos

Why dead trees, called snags, are tops in forest real estate.

VOICES

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Rumble in the Jungle

Read about AMC’s trail volunteers in Costa Rica—and sign up.

FLASHBACK

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Scared Silly

Laugh now, live later: Classic safety posters from the 1950s-60s.

REFLECTIONS

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Finding Balance

When you live where you work, privacy is a rare commodity.

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