May/June 2012

Identifying bird songs can be both beguiling and bewildering. Hundreds of species breed in the Northeast, so how can a listener possibly differentiate between their many songs? It takes practice and a good ear, but almost anyone can learn to distinguish the vocalizations of our common songsters. And with this ability comes an enhanced enjoyment…

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Go behind the scenes in this video with cartographer Larry Garland and learn about AMC’s mapping legacy, and what goes into creating the maps for AMC’s White Mountain Guide.

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Backpackers are like turtles. Except they’re much faster. And they don’t eat bugs. Point is, like their terrapin friends, backpackers carry their shelter on their backs. And the less that shelter weighs, the faster they move. If you are looking to invest in a lightweight three-season tent—or just want an all-purpose tent for car camping—here…

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A century ago, certain corners of our planet remained out of our reach. Soaring summits and distant poles continued to inspire daredevil excursions. Explorers endured horrific conditions for the sake of discovery, and to achieve historic firsts. Appalachian Mountain Club officials, in turn, kept close tabs on these explorers, even fostering relationships with several. Polar…

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