Spring 2020 Contents

Brooklyn camping, bug containing, darkness loving, and more.

No S’mores till Brooklyn

Join 6 young campers by the fire on a New York City camping trip.

Who Pays When You Fall?

Dig into the tricky economics of N.H. search and rescue.

2020 AMC Photo Contest

Browse the stunning selections from our biggest pool of entries ever.

Outside Investment

Find out which states are opening outdoor recreation offices.

Bad-Ax Women

Meet the chain saw-wielding women of AMC’s pro trail crew.

Bear Boxes

Invest in a claw-proof container to keep your camp food safe.

Don’t Fizzle!

Power your next hike (or paddle) with these expert nutrition tips.

Climate Warrior

Get to know activist, outdoorsman, and New Englander Bill McKibben.

Drink Safely

Treat and prevent backcountry waterborne illness the right way.

Loving the Dark

Hear how one backcountry caretaker found comfort in the night.

Nature’s invaders

Learn why scientists often struggle to contain invasive insects.

Snyder Brook

Read about one of AMC’s earliest conservation efforts, 125 years ago.

Happy BEarthDay

Explore Earth Day’s impact on policy and the movement it sparked.

Brain First Aid

Learn how AMC is training leaders to help those in mental distress.


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