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Spring 2018 Contents

Trekking pole tech, 13 splashes on the Delaware, following a grandfather’s trail & more.

Leading by Example

Meet the role models guiding AMC’s Youth Opportunities Program into year 50.

Best of the Delaware River

Make a splash with 13 paddles, pedals & marvels along this central waterway.

Common Ground

Following the family trailblazer’s path brings a hiker and her father closer.

RGGI Gains Steam

The regional climate effort expands, with two recruits poised to sign on.

Millennial Falcons

Researchers get an assist in tracking birds via the International Space Station.

Déjà Views

The Land & Water Conservation Fund is in peril, again. Here’s how to help.

Quiet Waters, Big Exhales

Paddle eight serene escapes, from northern Maine to the Potomac River.

Pole Positioning

Choose the right trekking poles for you with advice from AMC’s gear guru.

Stand Up for Yourself

It’s never too late to learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding. Dive in!

Outdoor FAQ

Get the answers to common kid questions, with tips from AMC guides.

Beach (P)lovers

Keep an eye out for our favorite, fragile, shore-loving feathered friends.

Twice as Nice

Meet two winners who put the awesome in AMC. (We love these guys!)

Canvassing for Wisdom

A college kid spends a semester in a tepee, getting to know the real world.

Opening Chapters

Do you know which AMC chapters formed first, 100 years ago? Find out.


AMC Outdoors, the magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club, inspires readers to get outside and get engaged by providing high-quality, compelling coverage of outdoor recreation, education, and conservation throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.


Archives by department


Long-form narratives and inspiring adventures

Web Exclusives

Interactive videos, photos, and more

View from AMC

Thoughts from AMC's president, John Judge


News and trends in conservation and recreation

Field Notes

The latest news from across AMC

Get Out

Trip ideas by activity in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic


Tips and advice from our trusted gear guru

Learn How

Skills for the great outdoors

Great Kids, Great Outdoors

On raising the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts

Wild Wisdom

Your field guide to the natural world


Profiles of AMC members, volunteers, and staff


Personal essays on the outdoors


A behind-the-scenes peek into the AMC archives