Summer 2020 Contents

Mountain running, animal tracking, skin protecting, and more.

Choppy Waters

Read how changes at one PA dam threaten the whitewater economy downstream.

Runners High

Lace up for an epic one-day trail run of the Presidential Traverse.

A Century of Hospitality

Celebrate Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, which turns 100 years old in 2020.

What’s Next

Join AMC in recommitting to conservation in a changed landscape.

Different Trail

Read how AMC Outdoors magazine is changing.

Kingdom Trials

Learn why a land dispute is impacting mountain biking in Vermont.

Research Engine

Meet Dr. Sarah Nelson, AMC’s director of conservation research.

Maine Educators

Read how AMC supports outdoor education in the Maine Woods.

Safe Sun Care

Protect your skin from the sun without hurting nature.

Plunge Responsibly

Swim in a river this summer—safely—with tips from an AMC guide.

Outside Diversity

Hear why experts think more Hispanics than ever are going outdoors.

Sidestep a Strike

Treat and prevent lightning injuries in the backcountry.

Badger Balm

Protect your skin with this N.H.-based, eco-friendly sunscreen.

Summer Tracking

Find and identify these common Northeast animal tracks.

Birthday Buddies

Plan a hike on Lion Head and Caps Ridge trails in their 100th year.

Trashy Brands

See which logos are on most of the world’s plastic litter.

Trails Hub

Go inside the renovated Camp Dodge, AMC’s trails HQ.


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


Thoughts from AMC’s president, John Judge

Bulletin: Across the Region

News and trends in conservation and recreation

Bulletin: Around AMC

The latest news from across AMC


Trip ideas by activity in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic


Tips and advice from our trusted gear guru


Skills for the great outdoors

Great Kids, Great Outdoors

On raising the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts

Field Guide

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