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This year marks the 100th anniversary of AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center! Show us how you’ve experienced and enjoyed our facility and its surrounding landscape – share your photos/videos for a chance to win our grand prize. To Enter on Twitter or Instagram Post your photo/video with the hashtags #AMCOutdoors and #Pinkham100. Give a brief…

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The following is an excerpt from AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the White Mountains, 3rd edition, by Robert Buchsbaum.   MIZPAH SPRING HUT AND MOUNT PIERCE LOCATION Carroll, NH, to Hart’s Location, NH RATING Strenuous DISTANCE 6.6 miles ELEVATION GAIN 2,450 feet ESTIMATED TIME 5.0–6.0 hours MAPS AMC White Mountain National Forest Map & Guide,…

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The following is an excerpt from the 2017 book, Blazing Ahead, by Jeffery H. Ryan. Chapter 7: A Bold, New Plan In the aftermath of the unexpected loss of his wife, Benton MacKaye moved in with his brother Hal and Hal’s family in Yonkers. Soon thereafter, Benton received an invitation from his close friend and…

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The following is an excerpt from the 2009 book, Not Without Peril: 150 Years of Misadventure on the Presidential Range of New Hampshire, by Nicholas Howe. Chapter 8: The Wreck of Old No. 1 Sylvester Marsh was born in 1803 in Campton, New Hampshire, at the southern end of Franconia Notch. He was the ninth…

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The following is an excerpt from the 3rd Edition of Quiet Water Maine: AMC’s Canoe and Kayak Guide. Trip 74: Second, Third, and Fourth Roach Ponds The scenic Roach ponds, now part of AMC’s Maine Woods land, no longer suffer from extensive clear-cutting. These remote ponds offer an outstanding opportunity to see wildlife. We’ve spotted…

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The following is an excerpt from the 2019 book, THE UNLIKELY THRU HIKER: An Appalachian Trail Journey, by Derick Lugo. Chapter 9: You’re a Mr. Fabulous! It’s just past 9 a.m., and after a restful night’s sleep at Blood Mountain Cabins in Neels Gap, Big Foot, Downhill, Chris, and I head out for an 8.5-mile…

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The following is an excerpt from AMC’s Real Trail Meals by Ethan and Sarah Hipple. Double Chocolate Granola Bars Makes: 12 bars Weight: 1.85 lbs. vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, make at home Ingredients 1½ cups rolled oats 1 cup slivered almonds 2 cups pitted dates ¾ cup cocoa powder ¼ cup maple syrup ¼ cup…

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Elizabeth Hawley’s unique journalistic pilgrimage by Billi Bierling When I arrived at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on March 26, 2018, something felt different. Something was missing. After fidgeting around in my rucksack to find my phone, it suddenly became clear to me what it was. It was my usual telephone call to Elizabeth Hawley…

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Peakbagging is the concept in which hikers and climbers attempt to reach a specific set of summits as defined by a list or a set of criteria. Some peakbaggers, known as “highpointers,” try to reach the highest point in every state, country, continent, or national park, while other peakbaggers attempt to climb all summits over…

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This story was originally published in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue of Appalachia. When you have been indoors all winter, the first hike of spring can tax self-esteem severely. Small August slopes rise into April peaks, as if some great ladder had hoisted them hundreds of feet higher on purpose. Our first hike was a starter,…

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