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This story was originally published in the Summer/Fall 1993  issue of Appalachia. Walking alone up the chain of the Appalachian Mountains for half a year is hard enough, but Elizabeth McGowan did it as respite from another round of cancer treatments. In 1991, she was a young woman with her life ahead of her. She…

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This story was originally published in the Summer/Fall 2011 issue of Appalachia. The summer I turned 18, I lived on a glacier, it was a broad slanted finger of snow, a home I shared with 200 huskies and a dozen people. From above, the camp was smudges on the white, pressed against the base of…

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BE OUTDOORS: Staying close to home for now, with our collective health and wellbeing the highest priority. In continued and evolving support of the national effort to control the spread of COVID-19, AMC encourages limiting outdoors engagement during this time to brief, local outings and backyard adventures, always keeping in compliance with state and Federal…

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It is adventures like these that remind us why we love to do the work that we do. At the beginning of March, the Dragonfly Mercury Project (DMP) core team convened for the annual core team meeting, spending three days at Joshua Tree National Park preparing for the 2020 sampling season. The Joshua Tree meeting…

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AMC is committed to supporting the evolving national effort to control the spread of COVID-19. Read the latest statement from John Judge, AMC President and CEO. Coming Together as an AMC Community Online AMC wants to help you stay connected especially as we gear up to celebrate and acknowledge the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Join us to celebrate together…

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  To slow the spread of COVID-19, countries around the world now require citizens to practice “social distancing.” Many are confined to their homes for most of the day, with offices, schools, gyms, bars, restaurants, and public spaces closing for weeks. Daily lives and routines have been upended, and we seek creative ways to stay…

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  Reaching the summit of a mountain isn’t the only reason to head out on a hike. For the Indiana Jones in all of us, several Northeast hikes lead to or pass by “modern ruins”: tokens and hidden gems from recent American history, from old monuments to wreckage sites to abandoned estates. Grab a camera…

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We get so much from being active outdoors in beautiful places, both near and far. Whether it’s a hike and a swim on Tumbledown Mountain, a multi-day backpacking exploration of the Grafton Loop, or a quick jog or bike ride on a nearby trail, we can stretch our legs, clear our minds, and renew our…

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  Thru-hikers on the Appalachian Trail face many challenges while striving for their goal. Just ask the Crawfords, a family of eight from Bellevue, Ky., who in 2018 became the biggest family to complete a thru-hike of the 2,192-mile trail. Sure, there’s the elevation gain over rocky paths, whining kids on the trail, and even…

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Original press release from Justin Bartolomeo, Senior Vice President at HDMK Senators Manchin and Gardner Propose Bill to Provide Full Dedicated Funding for LWCF, Make Critical Investments in National Parks WASHINGTON – With the support of President Donald J. Trump, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced today during a press conference new…

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