Summer 2019 Contents

Jump into summer: paddling, climbing, any-age hiking, and more.

Rapid Transit

An AMC trip leader wants to take you on an epic whitewater paddle.

Pausing at Number 42

Join an Adirondack 46er as she ponders why we hesitate on the brink of big goals.

Blanket Folding & Such

Get a fly-on-the-wall look at Gala, AMC’s annual hut croo training.

Wilder & Free

Paddle a Northeastern river now protected under a new wild and scenic designation.

A Green Endowment

Learn how AMC is conserving more of Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness.

Finding Hope Outdoors

Read how domestic violence survivors find a safe space with AMC.

Learn the Ropes

Try these 8 outdoor climbing spots that are perfect for beginners.

Climbing Gear Basics

Do you have the stuff to start rock climbing? These are the essentials.

How to Keep Hiking

Hike until you’re 100 with our tips to help you stay mentally and physically fit.

Ex-Croo Reflect

Hear three former White Mountain hut croo tell why they return to work in the huts.

Your Neck of the Woods

Venture to Winslow Homer’s Prouts Neck, which our author says belongs to all of us.

Mercury Rising

Learn how mercury rollbacks would harm Northeastern wildlife.

Dam Fine Job

Revisit the epic Deerfield River Agreement on its 25th anniversary.

Among the Wildflowers

Hit these 8 trails that put nature’s blossoms on full display.


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