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A couple pauses on their hike to pose in the alpine zone on June 29, 1919. Mount Adams serves as their backdrop. AMC began documenting alpine plant species as early as 1900, when a list of plants collected in the Alpine Zone was published at a Field Meeting on the summit of Mount Washington. A…

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AMC member Dot McLaughlin ascends Katahdin’s Pamola Peak in this 1939 photo series. Climbing in the Northeast remained an all-male affair until the early 1800s, when women began making their way up the region’s high points. Recognizing the changing times would be a key factor in AMC’s early success. Indeed, women were among the club’s…

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George Bliss, patron and chronicler of life at Little Lyford Pond Camps, sits on the steps of the camps’ Wolf Star cabin for this 1933 cover of a Bangor and Aroostook Railroad promotional booklet. The Lynn, Mass., native visited the camp 25 times between 1921 and 1946 and maintained a typewritten journal of his experiences,…

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AMC’s Carter Notch Hut bears no resemblance today to the primitive, first-generation shelter erected in the 1880s between Wildcat Mountain and Carter Dome. A predecessor to the stone structure built in 1914, Carter Notch Camp provided early trampers in New Hampshire’s White Mountains with a scenic, if somewhat close to the bone, place to hang…

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Since 1968, AMC’s Youth Opportunities Program has introduced more than 58,000 young people to the outdoors through its unique brand of experiential education. The program provides inner-city youth workers with valuable outdoor leadership training in areas ranging from backpacking and camping to gear and navigation. In this photo, YOP participants learn team building during a…

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A sign of the times. AMC began work on the Mahoosuc Trail in 1918, completing the southern-most section in 1925. AMC celebrated its 100th anniversary by building the Centennial Trail from Gorham to Mount Hayes in 1976. This image is a scan of a lantern slide, a positive transparency imprinted onto a card-sized glass plate….

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