Spring 2019 Contents

Matchmaking, trail forecasting, critter sunbathing, and more.

Weathering the Storms

Find out what extreme weather means for trail building and maintenance.

Love at First Hike

Swoon over the stories of three couples who met when AMC played Cupid.

Around NYC in 10 Hours

Paddle along as a kayaker circumnavigates Manhattan and shares her tips.

A Greener Ivy League

Learn why Boston’s neighbor is undertaking an urban forest master plan.

Ladies in the House

See what’s on the green agenda for a new cohort of U.S. representatives.

Climate 101

Get the scoop on AMC’s new climate curriculum for N.H. public schools.

Short Hikes on Long Trails

No time for a thru-hike? Try 8 segments of long-distance trails near cities.

Safe, Dry, and PFC-Free

Is your rain gear poisoning the environment? See next-gen options.

Go from Couch to 4K

Want to hike a 4,000-footer but not sure where to start? Here’s a plan.

AMC Goes Abroad

Have passport, will Adventure Travel: Meet 3 intrepid trip leaders.

A New Chapter

Read about how writing an AMC guidebook helped a hiker find her way.

2 Centuries in the Clouds

Celebrate Crawford Path’s 200th with a hike through archival photos.

Spring into Planning

Turn your backyard into an outdoor haven the whole family will love.

Shutdown Fallout

Learn how the partial federal shutdown affected AMC trail volunteers.


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