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Fall 2018 Contents

Fastpacking, fly fishing, ridgerunning, risk taking, canvassing for conservation.

Hike Fast, Sleep Hard

Are you game to try fastpacking? Ultralighters and trail runners, this one’s for you.

The Mountains Go to the Hill

Learn the backstory on how AMC & friends brought conservation to Congress.

Big Fish, Small Pond

Hear the fish tale behind the tiny but turbulent world of tenkara fly fishing.

Wear, Tear, Repair, Repeat

Learn which gear company is the latest to join the recommerce movement.

When Danger Calls

Find out how an AMC partnership is making the Maine Woods safer

Following First Footsteps

Hike through history on 8 Northeastern trails tracing American Indian paths

Shedding Light

Before you buy, read our gear guru’s advice on choosing the best headlamp.

A Wing and a Prayer

First, do no harm. Learn the proper protocol for helping an injured bird.

Nature Journaling 101

Try your hand at some creative writing with these tips on keeping a nature journal.

Bursts of Energy

Macroburst, microburst, plain old storm? Learn the science behind the lingo.

Thru-Hiker’s Best Friends

Meet two Ridgerunners, the Appalachian Trail’s backcountry advocates.

New Home, Lots of History

Browse archival photos of AMC’s new headquarters in historic City Square.

Original Instructions

Hear how a Nipmuc storyteller refocused on nature, guided by his elders

Risk & Reward

Have a daredevil in the family? Get pointers on finding a safe balance


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