Articles Archives - Page 258 of 260 - Appalachian Mountain Club
Articles Archives - Page 258 of 260 - Appalachian Mountain Club

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 Remote and wild is the land that straddles the Maine-New Hampshire border along the mighty Androscoggin River. This is serious moose and logging country. Goose Eye Mountain is part of the Mahoosuc Range, also home to Old Speck. One of the 100 highest in New England, Goose Eye’s seemingly triangular summit…

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AMC Outdoors, September 2002 By Michael Lanza There are many ways of filling your belly in the backcountry — I have a friend in Wyoming who even speaks glowingly of his occasional dinner of marmot meat. But whenever you want to maximize your caloric intake per pound of food, freeze-dried packaged meals are the way…

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AMC Outdoors, October 2001 By Michael Lanza I’ve rolled over in my sleeping bag to see an orange oval of fire peeking over the eastern horizon, and leapt from my bag to mount my camera on tripod and start firing off frames. I’ve slammed on my car brakes to shoot the morning sun igniting trees…

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AMC Outdoors, April 2001 By Michael Lanza The guidebook said to climb the hemlock tree. Rick and I stood on a ledge, scratching our heads. We’d just ascended the first pitch of an easy rock-climbing route named Refuse, on New Hampshire’s Cathedral Ledge. This was the debut for both of us lead-climbing on rock; the…

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AMC Outdoors, March 2001 By Michael Lanza Several summers ago, Cliff Jacobson and some companions were canoeing northern Saskatchewan’s North Knife River, which flows into Hudson Bay. They chose late July because it’s a good time of year to see polar bears. As they rounded a river bend, his canoe partner called from the bow,…

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AMC Outdoors, September 2001 The following are adapted from Dorcas Miller’s Good Food for Camp and Trail (Pruett Publishing) and Backcountry Cooking: From Pack to Plate in 10 Minutes (The Mountaineers). Fried Bulgur with CheeseAt home, pack:2 c. bulgur, uncooked1/3 c. dehydrated, or 1 fresh, onion1/4 c. oil1-1/3 c. grated cheddar cheesesalt, pepper, and garlic…

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AMC Outdoors, September 2001 By Michael Lanza There’s a big difference between the sort of meals Dorcas Miller prepared years ago in the backcountry and those she makes now: In the old days, she would spend lots of time baking and cooking; now, she plans meals that take only 10 minutes to prepare on the…

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AMC Outdoors, May 2001 By Michael Lanza As my two backpacking companions pitched our tents in the woods, I wandered over to the shore of Unknown Pond, in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. I exchanged friendly greetings and small talk with three other backpackers in an established campsite beside the pond, then crossed their…

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In short, yes. Although you’ll always get more support from heavier, stiffer boots, outdoor footwear is getting lighter thanks to innovative designs and materials. Peek into this manufacturers’ bag of tricks and you’ll see: Designs that emphasize support where needed while reducing material elsewhere. Combinations of nylon (which can reduce the weight of a pair…

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AMC Outdoors, October 2003 By Michael Lanza Like many people, there are facts from my past that I know to be true, and yet that seem so unbelievable, so incomprehensible, that I find it hard to reconcile that bit of personal history with the person I am today. I know you know what I mean….

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