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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 17, 2006 Yankee Magazine Applauds Innovative Lodge and Learning Center DUBLIN, N.H. — The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center at Crawford Notch was selected as an Editors’ Choice in the 2006 edition of the Yankee Magazine Travel Guide to New England. “Travelers from far and near know they will experience something special…

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Learning to See: Clare Walker Leslie AMC Outdoors, July/August 2003 Clare Walker Leslie sees the divine in squirrels and pigeons. In our conversation, she describes talking with two little boys seated next to her on a recent plane trip. “They asked about my religion. I said, ‘It’s all around me. It’s birds, trees, plants.’ They…

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Spreading Holiday Gear: An Outdoor Enthusiast’s Wish List AMC Outdoors, December 2004 I’ve always loved Christmas. I loved it as a kid because—well, that’s obvious. As a chronically cash-strapped young adult, I loved Christmas because it presented an opportunity to acquire that critical new piece of gear that I absolutely “needed.” And I love it…

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AMC Outdoors, July/August 2004 Thoreau and Muir would have loved the beauty of the modern daypack: a sack that rides comfortably on your back and fits everything you need for an entire day in the backcountry. Independent of the comforts and protective arms of civilization, you can head out on foot and hike 7, 10,…

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Consider this question. What’s more important to you: warm and dry feet, a comfortable pack, a breathable rain jacket, or your eyesight? Not a difficult decision, is it. So why do so many of us gladly dish out for the best shells, packs, and boots, only to put little or no thought into our eyewear?…

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  If you’re itching to explore snow-covered forest and mountain trails this winter, there are two nonmotorized modes of transporting yourself, and only one of them is really easy: snowshoes. In fact, in the Northeast mountains, where trails tend to go straight up and down too steeply for skis, the only way to get around…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 Eric Jackel, 30, is an account executive for a design and marketing firm. He lives in Medford, Mass., and, even at his tender age, has been hiking for more than 20 years. Q. What was your first winter hiking experience?A. I was very young — I’m the last of six kids,…

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