May/June 2013

When shopping for sunscreen, there are two chemicals you should avoid: retinyl palmitate (vitamin A) and oxybenzone. Both have potential health risks, especially for young children. Problem is, the majority of sunscreens on the market today contain one or both of them. Photo: Dennis Collette;  Flickr Commons Enter the sixth annual sunscreen guide from the…

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You’re on the bike, wind in your face, reveling in the ride. Except suddenly one of your tires feels sloppy. Or you hit a bump and it clanks hard into the tire rim. Or perhaps a fellow rider breaks the news to you. You look down. Flat tire. Bummer. But no worries—you’re carrying the four essentials…

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In 1888, when construction was set to begin on Madison Spring Hut, AMC had to figure out how to get building supplies, tools, fuel, and food high into the mountains. Horses handled most of the initial burden. With the expansion of the hut system in subsequent decades, demand grew, and donkeys, airplanes, and helicopters were…

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Since the construction of Madison Spring Hut in 1888, AMC’s huts have welcomed thousands of guests to the White Mountains. Take a quick stroll through a century and a quarter of hospitality in high places with this video, then join the celebration by visiting our Huts 125th Anniversary page.

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