September/October 2013

In order to secure extra gear to the outside of your pack, you need attachment points that allow you to thread straps—and lash gear—in the locations you want. If your pack is lacking in this department, you could take the time and effort to stitch some on. Or you could just buy a set of…

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Whether on a neighborhood walk or a mountain hike, children often notice and enjoy the local plants. You can expand their horizons—and your own—beyond the usual pine cones and birch bark by learning about these fascinating flora of the Northeast: From exploding puffballs and Velcro-like burdock to carnivorous sundews and pitcher plants, they’re sure to…

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The artifacts and documents housed in AMC’s Library & Archives follow a variety of paths to their current home on Boston’s Joy Street. Nineteenth- and early 20th-century members of the organization built much of the collection. More recently, about a dozen donations arrive annually. These usually follow telephone or e-mail inquiries from long-time members or…

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Watch a narrated bicycle ride up Massachusetts’ tallest mountain, 3,491-foot Mount Greylock. This classic 18-mile round-trip ride, starting in Lanesborough, Mass., will test your stamina and reward you with breathtaking views at the top. Read the AMC Outdoors feature story “On the Rise: Peak-Bagging on Two Wheels” to learn more about cycling to the top…

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