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When you’re out in the winter cold, one of the fastest ways to lose body heat is to come into contact with a cold surface. Physics being physics, heat will begin flowing from the warmer object (you) to the colder object, a process known as conduction. And more often than not, your rear end is the chilly recipient of…

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A closer look at the Administration’s recent actions and how they impact the outdoor places that you love Public lands including our parks and trails are near and dear to AMC. When President Trump took aim at these places by signing orders on December 4 to shrink the boundaries of two National Monuments in Utah…

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Brunswick, ME – The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) is deeply concerned about a move this week by President Trump to significantly shrink two national monuments. Further recommendations by the U.S. Department of the Interior to shrink two more national monuments, and greatly modify several others, are also troubling. AMC opposes rescinding, shrinking, or otherwise diminishing…

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Boston, MA – The Appalachian Mountain Club is deeply concerned about today’s precedent-setting announcement from President Trump that he is unilaterally slashing the size of two National Monuments in Utah. While today’s announcement is focused on Utah, it raises serious concerns for National Monuments across the country. AMC opposes rescinding, shrinking, or otherwise diminishing the…

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AMC and Maine Beer Company Team Up for Conservation To support AMC’s strong conservation and advocacy efforts in Maine, the Maine Beer Company will feature our organization as their 1% For the Planet non-profit this month! In 2002, AMC embarked on the Maine Woods Initiative, a multi-pronged strategy for land conservation that combines outdoor recreation,…

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Part 1: You are the leader on a 4-day winter backpacking trip in the White Mountains. Your group consists of seven participants of varied skill level. All have some experience winter camping. Your co-leader has Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and winter backpacking experience. This is day 3 of the trip. Today’s plan is to summit a…

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                      Winter recreation can intimidate, and for good reason: It’s cold and icy out there! But facing those elements also makes the experience all the more rewarding, whether you’re cutting turns through fresh powder or sleeping under the stars. Make the most of the snowy…

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Join AMC on a conservation hike, write to your Members of Congress, and learn more about LWCF After 52 years of protecting some of the most iconic landscapes and trails in the Northeast, The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is set to expire in less than 52 weeks if Congress does not act. AMC…

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It’s gotten easier to find Lost Pond in New Hampshire’s Pinkham Notch, thanks to a new footbridge and boardwalk installed at the trailhead by AMC staff in October. Hikers will appreciate the new design, which provides surer footing than the old system: a deteriorating set of 15-year-old bog bridges and a small timber footbridge built…

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Monday Oct. 30th, 2017. The rain gauge filled for the second time in 24 hours. With relentless howling, the 60 mph gusts of wind find their way through the cracks of windows and doors. The lamp flickers one last gasp of light before fading to dark. My phone, which is perpetually on silent, grabs my attention with…

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