AMC Outdoors

The magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club

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THE LATEST FROM AMC OUTDOORS

IN THIS ISSUE

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July/August 2017 Contents

This just in: a new N.Y. thru-way, Maine Loon Count, more.

FEATURES

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My Appalachian Rail Thru-Ride

Follow a hiker as he parallels the AT by foot, train, and bus.

FEATURES

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Lead Generation

What does it mean to lead? Millennials take the AMC torch.

CURRENTS

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Walking on Whitewater

A new SUP trend is making a big splash. Is it right for you?

GET OUT

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A Breeze Blows Through It

Try these 8 cool hikes for a steamy Northeastern summer.

EQUIPPED

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Take a Stand on SUP Gear

Get our guru’s advice on paddleboard basics and upgrades.

LEARN HOW

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Lost and Alone?

Keep calm and follow these steps to stay safe and get found.

GREAT KIDS, GREAT OUTDOORS

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The Original Pokémon Go

Introduce your kids to orienteering in the real outdoors.

WILD WISDOM

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Blue Beauties

Meet the Karner blue: a native butterfly that eats only lupine.

VOICES

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A Cut Above

Is it hot in here or is it those AMC cooks? Get the dish.

REFLECTIONS

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My Spirit Animal

Learn how a teen found kinship—and her voice—in the loon.

FLASHBACK

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A Not-So-Precise History

What’s a theodolite? We triangulate a true archives mystery.

ABOUT AMC OUTDOORS

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

Features

Long-form narratives and inspiring adventures

Web Exclusives

Interactive videos, photos, and more

View from AMC

Thoughts from AMC's president, John Judge

Currents

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

Equipped

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

Voices

Profiles of AMC members, volunteers, and staff

Reflections

Personal essays on the outdoors

Flashback

A behind-the-scenes peek into the AMC archives