“Not a lot of the same old themes,” Jim Salge said as he sat down for the final evening of judging in this year’s AMC Photo Contest. Salge and our other judges—Allison Bell, Jerry Monkman, and Paul Mozell—have more than 40 years’ experience with the AMC Photo Contest between them. They spend hours each fall sorting through hundreds of entries, so…

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COVER PHOTO: KELLY CLARK/@THEKELLYCLARK AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES We’re from Here: How the Northeast Shaped 16 Winter Olympians Second Runs: Backcountry Skiing in Lost Ski Areas 23rd Annual AMC Photo Contest: See the top finishers in every category Browse all FEATURES VIEW FROM AMC National Trails System, Wild and Scenic…

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COVER PHOTO: MARC CHALUFOUR AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Always in Season: Find year-round peaks at Medawisla, AMC’s new Maine lodge By All Means: Meet adaptive athletes reaching new heights in New Hampshire Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC A Move with a Mission: AMC headquarters relocates to Charlestown Browse all…

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COVER PHOTO: TRISTAN VON DUNTZ AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Easy Riders: Bikepacking Gets You on the Trail with a Load Off Your Back Bringing New Life to Old Growth: A Suburban Forest Revisits the Wilderness vs. Management Debate Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC AMC’s ‘White Mountain Guide’ Marks 110…

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THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTING PORTION OF THIS YEAR’S CONTEST WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 30. CHECK BACK THEN FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO VOTE! PRIZES One grand-prize winner, selected by a panel of professional photographers, will receive a free stay at an AMC full-service lodge. The first-place winner in each category, chosen by the judges,…

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One of my favorite family traditions is our annual orienteering dash. Each year, we head to a nearby forest with a unique amenity: a permanent orienteering course. Because we hold our dash on Thanksgiving, when lots of family is around, grandmothers are paired with sons-in-law, cousins with uncles, and moms with nieces and nephews. Then…

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COVER PHOTO: NINA HATCH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE JULY/AUGUST 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES My Appalachian Rail Thru-Ride: A Hiker Parallels the Appalachian Trail by Train, Auto & Foot Lead Generation: At a New Leadership Training, Millennials Take Up the AMC Torch Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC New Milestones in Maine Browse all View from…

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You know how, when you hear people talk about food, you get hungry? You start to salivate, maybe your stomach begins to growl, and your attention wanders from whatever you’re doing to your next fantasy meal. That’s exactly what happened to this magazine’s editorial team when we dug into the pages of Real Trail Meals,…

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A successful day hike begins long before you set foot on the trail. Careful advance preparation helps ensure comfort, fun, and safety outdoors. In this outdoor skills video, AMC experts Eboni Cooper and Mike Miccuci explain how to plan a memorable day hike, step by step. THE EXPERTS Eboni Cooper is the New York/New Jersey…

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Regardless of the length of your trip, from a three-hour hike to a three-day or three-week expedition, all hikers should carry the 10 essentials—a list developed by the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, the public agency responsible for the majority of search and rescue operations in New Hampshire. In this outdoor skills video, AMC…

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