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This issue of AMC Outdoors marks another green branch in the magazine’s evolutionary tree—and there have been many such branches in its 86-year run: more than one name change, the big leap from black and white to color printing, and an increased emphasis on editorial quality, to name a few. Now we’re embracing a shift…

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Maps are passports to adventure and armchair exploration. As you look toward the 2018 summer hiking season, new maps, updated for both popular and lesser-known destinations—plus one gorgeous new wall map—provide rich and up-to-date fodder for planning your next big adventure. Here’s what’s caught my eye of late. Cohos Trail 2017 Map Update If you’re looking…

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Rate Hikes Proposed for 17 National Parks are Opposed by the Appalachian Mountain CLub

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Dale Sanders, better known on the Appalachian Trail as Greybeard, carries on a conversation while regarding you with two of the brightest eyes you’ve ever seen, with genuine curiosity about who you are. He makes friends quickly and keeps them easily: hundreds in person and hundreds more who, never having met him, know him by…

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BOSTON, Mass.—  The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) has named Rebecca “Bec” Rollins of Boston as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Rollins oversees Communications, Marketing, Membership, Magazine, Books, and the AMC website. She serves on AMC’s staff leadership team and is a liaison to the organization’s Board of Directors and Board of Advisors. She works from…

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Preserving nearly three-quarters of New England’s forests is an ambitious goal. But it has to be. Forestland declining for the first time in 200 years is a big deal. Thanks to Wildlands and Woodlands and related efforts by AMC and other groups, efforts are underway to permanently preserve much of the region’s iconic landscape and…

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It happens to the best of us. You’re playing outside with friends at dusk, and out of nowhere the sky explodes into an intense canvas of color and light. You fumble for your camera, envisioning your next smash-hit Instagram post, and begin to shoot. But by the time the tie-dye skyline has faded to deep ocean blues, you realize your photos are too blurry and dark to…

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AMC is calling on Governors in 9 Northeastern states to set the strongest emission reduction targets possible as they decide on key provisions in an update to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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PRIZES One grand-prize winner, selected by a panel of professional photographers, will receive a free stay at an AMC full-service lodge. The first-place winner in each category, chosen by the judges, and the People’s Choice winner will receive outdoor gear prizes donated by Deuter, ENO, Forty Below, LEKI, and LifeStraw. CONTEST RULES Eligibility: Open to…

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Nonprofits focused on conserving land through purchase or easement—commonly known as land trusts—have played an important role in U.S. land protection since 1891, when the Massachusetts legislature established The Trustees of Public Reservations. More than 1,300 land trusts now operate nationwide, with 667 focused on Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. A conservation-easement tax incentive passed by…

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