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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 Mohamed Ellozy, 65, is a retired engineer who lives in Campton, N.H. Since 1995, he’s been a hike leader for the Boston Chapter. Q. What was your first winter hiking experience?A. I had done some cross-country skiing, was not very good at it, but enjoyed the “winter wonderland” aspect. So one…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 Garrett Banuk, 23, is a computer programmer from Cambridge, Mass. He hikes every weekend in winter and posts his photos at www.mongeese.org. Q. What was your first winter hiking experience?A. A couple of years ago, I went with my college outing club up Mount Lafayette. It was really windy and I…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 By Madeleine Eno When you saw this year’s first snow fall, did you stash your hiking boots and hang up your pack? Is skiing or visiting in-laws the only reason you’ll drive north until spring? If so, you may want to reconsider: there’s a whole world of winter hiking out there…

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AMC Outdoors, May 2003 By Michael Lanza The ability to find our way through a natural environment is fundamental to everything we do in the mountains. So it’s curious that many hikers possess only a rudimentary knowledge of backcountry navigation. If you include yourself in that group — or if you just feel that a…

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AMC Outdoors, July/August 2002 By Michael Lanza My buddy Gerry and I were roped together high up in the Tetons, basking in the view and the climbing and thinking the world was our oyster when the first hint of trouble appeared: tentacles of cloud curling around higher summits nearby. Within 20 minutes, the sky transformed…

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AMC Outdoors, April 2002 By Michael Lanza It was my first big trip to the West. Two friends and I mapped out a five-day backpacking trip through Yosemite National Park. Soaring granite cliffs, tremendous waterfalls, real big mountains—I trembled with excitement for weeks before getting on the plane. Looking at a map of Yosemite now,…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2002 By Michael Lanza Though the ground may be deep beneath a layer of snow right now, trail planners are spending the winter hard at work. In our trail-laden region, the notion of cutting a new path is somewhat foreign. But two new ones — the 10-mile Bold Coast Trail through the…

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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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