May/June 2017 Archives - Page 3 of 3 - Appalachian Mountain Club

May/June 2017

The conservation community, in general, is challenged by a lack of diversity. While AMC is no exception, having leaders from different backgrounds provides quiet testimony to our belief that the outdoors is for everyone. Not only can our experiences help us learn about nature, they can teach us about ourselves—and one another. We talked to…

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Months after forming AMC in 1876, club officials entered the publishing world with the first edition of Appalachia. The journal, which remains in print today, featured mountaineering narratives, conservation stories, and club news. Despite that success, more than a decade passed before AMC published its first book. AMC’s inaugural title, Mountaineering in Colorado, was published…

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A map and compass make up two of the 10 essentials recommended for safe backcountry travel, but they’ll do little good if you don’t know how to use them. Misuse could even turn a situation in which you’re simply confused into one in which you’re totally lost. The bottom line? Learn proper technique before your…

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COVER PHOTO: JOE KLEMENTOVICH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MAY/JUNE 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Run for the Hills: The Northeast’s Best Trail Running, with Tips for Newbies Cookbook Preview: Backpacking Recipes from AMC’s Real Trail Meals Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Relevant Research, Sound Science Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Are White Mountain Wildfires…

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Black fly season, which runs from about Memorial Day to mid-June in the North Country, scares off a lot of people. And who could blame folks for not wanting to be surrounded by swarms of blood-sucking bugs? But this is also prime time for viewing alpine flowers and other harbingers of summer, so Nicky Pizzo,…

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