Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center

It’s gotten easier to find Lost Pond in New Hampshire’s Pinkham Notch, thanks to a new footbridge and boardwalk installed at the trailhead by AMC staff in October. Hikers will appreciate the new design, which provides surer footing than the old system: a deteriorating set of 15-year-old bog bridges and a small timber footbridge built…

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During her senior year at Plymouth State University, Lindsey Bergholm interned with Georgia Murray, an AMC staff scientist, installing and monitoring time-lapse cameras at two field sites in New Hampshire’s Pinkham Notch. Bergholm’s goal, to determine the exact day of peak fall foliage in the notch, also would aid AMC in tracking the effects of…

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If you happen to leave an outside light on overnight at this time of year, you may be greeted by one of our silk moth species in the morning. This male Polyphemus moth (Antheraea polyphemus) was photographed at the AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center one early July morning. With a wing span of 4-6 sizes…

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Mt. Moriah, part of the Carter-Moriah Range, beckoned on Saturday as I casually chase the 48 New Hampshire 4,000-footers. The Carter-Moriah Trail teases with a few spectacular views west and north along the way, but it’s not until the end that you get the big reveal, after hoofing up Mt. Surprise and a succession of steep ledges,…

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While staying at Joe Dodge Lodge, I explored the woods beside the beaver pond across the road. Deep snow earlier that week revealed recent animal activity— red squirrel middens, snowshoe hare scat, and wind-blown otter tracks along shore. I set up 2 wildlife cameras to see what might venture by overnight.   In the morning I set…

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If you’ve visited AMC’s huts, lodges, camps, and other destinations, you’ve likely noticed the feeling of rejuvenation that comes from experiencing spectacular places amid like-minded lovers of the outdoors. In this fast-paced world, a hike to a backcountry hut or a paddle from a waterfront wilderness lodge can help you slow down, breathe deeply, and savor…

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Some is just better than others. Hillman’s Highway 29 January 2017 Today definitely fell into the latter category. In a stark contrast to the less than stellar “winter,” we received last year; it seems we’re off to an excellent start to ski season. Plagued with a historically low snow year, I don’t think I ever…

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If you want to experience the true wildness of winter in the Northeast, strap on your skis and slip into the backcountry. Here are five choice picks to get you started, from the tranquil Maine Woods to New York’s highest peak. For more on these and many other winter adventures (50 in total), check out…

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Years ago, in response to a visitor’s question, “How far can you see from here?” a Lakes of the Clouds Hut croo member was heard to reply, “If you look at the sun, you can see 93 million miles.” All kidding aside, today’s AMC croo members are shining sources of information on celestial bodies, as…

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Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire. Basecamp for hikers seeking to climb mighty Mount Washington and once home to legendary AMC hutmaster, Joe Dodge. It’s a magical place teeming with natural beauty and boundless options for outdoor adventure. One epic, view-packed hike is the Boott Spur to Lion Head loop. This 8.3-mile, +3,900′ challenge-of-a-hike is known for its…

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