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2005

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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AMC Outdoors, May 2005 We skied uphill through fog and falling snow, zig-zagging around crevasses bigger than Olympic swimming pools. We were on a six-day March traverse of the Wapta Icefield, a sprawling starfish of glaciers in the Canadian Rockies. At a pass called Balfour High Col, a frigid wind blew snow sideways in a…

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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, April 2005 A pair of trekking poles can transform you into a fleet-footed, four-legged, full-body hiking machine. Or a brush-snagging, rock-scarring, hand-encumbered trail beast, depending on your point of view. In most situations, trekking poles improve your balance, and make crossing rushing streams, walking on slippery surfaces, and hiking over loose rocks both…

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AMC Outdoors, March 2005 Recently, I bought a used 15-foot sea kayak. This was my first real kayak, and I wanted the perfect paddle to go with it. So before venturing into the paddling shop, I decided to ask two avid kayaking buddies for advice. Well, these guys started out bickering about ferrules, then debated…

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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 2005 Ya gotta love winter in the Northeast. The fourth season transforms our highest peaks into wind-scoured alpine islands of snow and ice, as spectacular as they are challenging. Stepping into the arctic above-treeline world provides great adventure, bringing you into the domain of some of Nature’s most primal forces. Trails sheltered…

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