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I’ve long admired the sinuous grace of telemark skiing. If you’ve ever watched skiers make their way downhill as you rode up a chairlift, you know exactly what I mean. Even the best alpine skiers can look like they’re bullying the mountain, slashing and carving the snow to their will. Good telemarkers, on the other…

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In the years since its initial 1888 investment of just over $700 to build Madison Spring Hut in the Northern Presidential Range, AMC has become an important contributor to the New Hampshire economy. A recent Plymouth State University study finds that, from June 2014 to May 2015, spending by out-of-state guests at AMC huts and…

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Snowshoeing is a great way to introduce kids to winter sports. Not only is it low-cost, but unlike skiing, it requires no real training period. You simply strap on your snowshoes and walk. Plus, it’s pretty. Without leaves on the trees, sunlight reaches deep into the untrammeled woods, providing magical views. That said, even a…

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Whenever Richard Barringer has been confronted with a major decision, he has taken a trip to Maine’s North Woods to paddle the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. “It makes me feel so good to be there,” he says. “It has a remoteness to it, an austere beauty. It’s peaceful. It’s really quite remarkable.” And as of October,…

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Many history books have a limited shelf life, but Chronicles of the White Mountains, written by Frederick W. Kilbourne and published in 1916, remains in print a century later. The massive typed and handwritten manuscript of what was the most comprehensive history of the region to date now resides in AMC’s Library & Archives, along…

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Cancer came roaring into our lives in the coldest part of the year—a fitting entrance for a brutish disease. My boyfriend, Garrett, was diagnosed with lymphoma in March. Where we live, in Maine, March isn’t even mud season. It’s winter, plain and simple, filled with icicles and hoarfrost and cabin fever. There’s never a good…

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COVER PHOTOS: AMC COMMUNITY AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES 48 Hours in the Life of AMC It’s the Wind That Kills You: An Exclusive Preview of ‘Desperate Steps’ Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Combating Climate Change with Cleaner Power Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Sourcing Ethical Down for Outdoor…

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Throughout its history, AMC has supported and fought for protecting the outdoor resources of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. So I was encouraged this summer when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Clean Power Plan, a multiyear, multisolution approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and achieving healthier air. I’m sometimes asked why an organization…

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COVER PHOTO: RYAN SMITH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES The Scenic Route: Hiking the New England Trail The Bald & the Beautiful: The England Open Summit Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC The Outdoors Has Open Arms Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Roanoke: Branding an Outdoor City Browse all Currents…

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COVER PHOTO: WAYNE THORNBROUGH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Vacationland Revisited: Deep in the Maine Woods, A World of New Recreation Awaits Rite of Passage: Canoe Camping with Kids on the NFCT; plus: Top 5 Tips for Canoe Camping Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Lakes at 100: Connecting Generations to…

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