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This year marks the 100th anniversary of AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center! Show us how you’ve experienced and enjoyed our facility and its surrounding landscape – share your photos/videos for a chance to win our grand prize. To Enter on Twitter or Instagram Post your photo/video with the hashtags #AMCOutdoors and #Pinkham100. Give a brief…

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Each year, half a million people visit Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau, one of the most prolific authors of his time and a leading transcendentalist, escaped to Walden Pond to live a simpler life. In “Walden” he writes: I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,…

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The following is an excerpt from AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains, 3rd edition, by Robert Buchsbaum.   MIZPAH SPRING HUT AND MOUNT PIERCE LOCATION Carroll, NH, to Hart’s Location, NH RATING Strenuous DISTANCE 6.6 miles ELEVATION GAIN 2,450 feet ESTIMATED TIME 5.0–6.0 hours MAPS AMC White Mountain National Forest Map & Guide,…

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The American Alpine Club, Appalachian Mountain Club, Colorado Mountain Club, Mazamas, and The Mountaineers join with those speaking out and taking action against racist, sexist, and otherwise derogatory route names, and we welcome the conversation about how best to move forward as a community. Historically in the U.S. climbing community, the opportunity and privilege of…

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The following is an excerpt from the 2017 book, Blazing Ahead, by Jeffery H. Ryan. Chapter 7: A Bold, New Plan In the aftermath of the unexpected loss of his wife, Benton MacKaye moved in with his brother Hal and Hal’s family in Yonkers. Soon thereafter, Benton received an invitation from his close friend and…

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The following is an excerpt from the 2009 book, Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire, by Nicholas Howe. Chapter 8: The Wreck of Old No. 1 Sylvester Marsh was born in 1803 in Campton, New Hampshire, at the southern end of Franconia Notch. He was the ninth…

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The following is an excerpt from the 3rd Edition of Quiet Water Maine: AMC’s Canoe and Kayak Guide. Trip 74: Second, Third, and Fourth Roach Ponds The scenic Roach ponds, now part of AMC’s Maine Woods land, no longer suffer from extensive clear-cutting. These remote ponds offer an outstanding opportunity to see wildlife. We’ve spotted…

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The following is an excerpt from the 2019 book, THE UNLIKELY THRU HIKER: An Appalachian Trail Journey, by Derick Lugo. Chapter 9: You’re a Mr. Fabulous! It’s just past 9 a.m., and after a restful night’s sleep at Blood Mountain Cabins in Neels Gap, Big Foot, Downhill, Chris, and I head out for an 8.5-mile…

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The following is an excerpt from AMC’s Real Trail Meals by Ethan and Sarah Hipple. Double Chocolate Granola Bars Makes: 12 bars Weight: 1.85 lbs. vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, make at home Ingredients 1½ cups rolled oats 1 cup slivered almonds 2 cups pitted dates ¾ cup cocoa powder ¼ cup maple syrup ¼ cup…

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The greenhouse effect has caused the Earth’s average temperature to rise 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit since such records were first kept in the late 19th century. This may not seem like a significant increase, but even incremental climate fluctuations can and do affect many facets of life on Earth, from where we live to where we…

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