Fall 2019 Contents

AT partying, beginner fly-fishing, and more.

Trail Daze

Join our reporter as she embeds with a wild, sweaty party on the AT.

Call & Response

Track the once-elusive bugle of wild elk with a Pennsylvania hiker.

Going His Own Way

Meet a Queens-born solo backpacker who’s been blazing his own trail for 50 years.

Backpacking Heat

Read the latest on bringing guns on the AT, in the wake of a spring murder.

Difficult Climate

Get the latest on a Connecticut lawmaker’s bill to make climate education mandatory.

Wilderness Therapy

Travel to AMC’s Cardigan Lodge, where new trail amenities warmly welcome autistic children.

High Hopes

Hike to unique high points–from 448 feet to 6,000-plus–in 8 Northeastern states.

Drop Me a Line

Gear up to go fly-fishing for the first time with these essentials.

How to Measure a Mountain

Learn how the pros calculate elevation and try it with your own smart phone.

Mountain Medic

Meet the doctor whose love for the outdoors led him to become AMC’s medical advisor.

Not Extinct Yet

Learn which Northeastern species are most at risk, according to a new U.N. report.

River Guide, A.K.A. Dad

Paddle with a former river guide as he takes his grown kids out on the Kennebec River.

Float Plan

Skip the floating tailgate party and plan a shoulder-season paddle on the Saco River.

Guyot Reno

Find out what shelter reconstruction means for the popular Bondcliff Trail this fall.


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