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I had the biggest wildlife encounter of my life last winter on the cross-country ski trails of Anchorage, Alaska. I skied by a moose calmly browsing in the willows near the trail. As I passed behind, it suddenly whirled without warning. Within a ski stride, the moose advanced almost close enough to stomp me with…

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Excerpt from Appalachia, Summer/Fall 2008 I started hiking regularly in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in spring 1997, at the age of 60. I was working in Boston at the time, but had a second home in Thornton, New Hampshire, almost within the boundary of the White Mountain National Forest. Many of my hiking…

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Appalachia, Winter/Spring 2008 Long lost, one notebook of field notes by the first White Mountain mapmaker has emerged in the AMC library. At the third regular meeting of the Appalachian Mountain Club, on April 12, 1876, the president of the club, Professor Edward C. Pickering, described the work of Professor George P. Bond among the…

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The Appalachian Trail travels through the Northeast for 1,166 miles, from Harpers Ferry, W. Va., to the summit of Katahdin, in Maine. Along the way, it journeys through profound natural diversity, pauses at mind-bending views, and spans the breadth of Northeast hiking experiences. You may never hike the entire AT, but you can still revel…

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