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AMC Outdoors, October 2005 The Trip: Hiking the 17th highest 4,000-footer. Length and Intensity: Moderate: 10 miles, 3,000- feet elevation gain. Best Time To Go: Late summer or early fall (post-black fly and pre-snow fly). If you’ve ever wondered if there’s any correlation between the peaks named for presidents and those particular chief executives, Mount…

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AMC Outdoors, September 2005 The Trip: A short walk through a gorge of boulders, caves, and ancient pines and hemlocks. Length and Intensity: A moderate out-and-back hike of 1.4 miles with 275 feet of elevation gain. Best Time To Go: Year-round; dazzling fall foliage. Just southeast of the village of Stockbridge, the narrow Housatonic River…

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AMC Outdoors, July/August 2005 Distance: 4.0 miles Length: 4 hours Difficulty: Challenging; with 400-foot elevation gain Highlights: Pristine glacial lake, stunning mountain laurel More than 15,000 years ago, a glacier pushed across what’s now the Highlands, leaving a lifeless, stony wasteland in its wake. Glacial erratics dotted ice-polished ledges. Shallow glacial depressions became bogs, while…

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AMC Outdoors, June 2005 Difficulty: Strenuous Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,950 feet Estimated Time: 4-1/2 hours Highlight: One of the best places to be in New Hampshire, with its 360-degree views and open ridge walks. Hikers who don’t want to drive all the way to the Whites will revel in the 50 miles of…

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AMC Outdoors, May 2005 Long Pond Paddling and 8-mile Maine Hiking Trip Length and Intensity:  Make a day or weekend of it with quiet-water paddling and easy to rigorous hikes. Best Time To Go: Fishing for brook trout, lake trout, and landlocked salmon is best in springtime, but the pond is accessible—and beautiful—all year round…

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The Trip: Hiking Section 10 of the 117-mile Metacomet-Monadnock Trail. Holland Glen to Mount Lincoln Length and Intensity: 10 miles, round trip. Moderate intensity. Best Time To Go: All year long. When the snows melt this spring, here’s a moderately difficult, fascinating hike that takes you over ridges and along streams on footpaths and old-town…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2005 While it’s not a loop hike, the south ridge of Cadillac Mountain, with its open forests of pitch and jack pine, is worth experiencing twice in the same day. This hike starts on Maine Route 3 near the entrance to Blackwoods Campground and makes a moderate, enjoyable climb to Cadillac’s summit…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 With more than 13,500 acres of forest, the 21-square miles of Pisgah State Park make it the largest property in the New Hampshire State Park system. Pisgah is in Hinsdale in the southwestern corner of the state, not far from Brattleboro, Vt., and the Massachusetts border. Seven ponds, four highland ridges,…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 Stroll by a wide, open field with views into the hills of New York and stop to feed horses some hay. Snowshoe by a handsome farm and watch the cattle eating or enter a maple grove and see the taps in the trees for syrup. The Merck Forest and Farmland Center…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 By Marty Basch Remember when they said if you could walk you could cross-country ski? Forget about it. But this is true: if you can walk, you can snowshoe. And if you can snowshoe, northern New England is a premier winter playground, whether you want to wander through a fragrant pine…

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