BE OUTDOORS: Staying close to home for now, with our collective health and wellbeing the highest priority. In continued and evolving support of the national effort to control the spread of COVID-19, AMC encourages limiting outdoors engagement during this time to brief, local outings and backyard adventures, always keeping in compliance with state and Federal…

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Original press release from Justin Bartolomeo, Senior Vice President at HDMK Senators Manchin and Gardner Propose Bill to Provide Full Dedicated Funding for LWCF, Make Critical Investments in National Parks WASHINGTON – With the support of President Donald J. Trump, Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced today during a press conference new…

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On July 25th, 2019, Katie Schide broke the women’s Hut Traverse speed record, completing the 50-mile hike in 12 hours, 23 minutes and 6 seconds. The Hut Traverse is a 50-mile route in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that links the Appalachian Mountain Club’s eight huts. Beginning at Carter Notch, hikers trek west along…

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: The Unlikely Thru-Hiker The following excerpt, about a next-generation trailblazer, comes from Derick Lugo’s new memoir, The Unlikely Thru-Hiker, available now. We’ve been hiking for more than three hours, and I’m still trying to figure out how to swing my poles when we arrive. I see Josh staring at the distant mountains that…

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Solo hiking in the wilderness can intimidate anyone. If you get lost or injure yourself, help could be hours, or even days away. If you find yourself underprepared in bad weather, there’s no one to turn to for extra gear or shelter. But for female hikers, there are often additional mental hurdles to overcome on…

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The New Hampshire Supreme Court this morning ruled to uphold the state’s decision not to move forward with the Northern Pass transmission project, delivering a final, fatal blow to the proposal first put forward by Eversource in 2010. “After nearly nine long years, we are thrilled to finally see this misconceived, poorly designed, outdated overhead…

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The Appalachian Mountain Club believes that successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors. This June, we are asking Northeast and Mid-Atlantic residents to support the outdoor places of their community by attending local trail maintenance events. Trail work volunteers who participate in our Instagram contest will be eligible to win prizes, see details…

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In August 2010, AMC Director of Huts and Pinkham James Wrigley received a call that a young hiker was in critical condition after falling hundreds of feet down steep sloping rock. The teen had been hiking on the Huntington Ravine Trail of Mount Washington, one of the most challenging and dangerous trails in the White…

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The December 1978 Appalachia published this story of an avalanche that swept New Hampshire’s Willey Slide in 1970. Excerpts from the story appear below. He had just put the bag of gorp back into his pack. A last charge of energy before moving out onto the ice face where Jack was stamping around to get…

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 These poems were originally published in Appalachia Journal. Crossing the Road I crossed the road and entered the meadow and it was all there, the meadowlark singing from the top of an old post and the house behind me vanished, and the road vanished, and the sky opened wider and bluer, and at the end…

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