AMC Outdoors

The magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club

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THE LATEST FROM AMC OUTDOORS

IN THIS ISSUE

AMC Outdoors - September 2017

Sep/Oct 2017 Contents

This just in: Cog hotel, SAR drones, list zealots, and more.

FEATURES

AMC Outdoors - Biking

Easy Riders

Bikepacking gets you on the trail with a load off your back.

FEATURES

AMC Outdoors - Old Growth Forests

New Life for Old Growth

Caretakers of a suburban New Jersey forest rethink wilderness.

CURRENTS

AMC Outdoors - Cog Railway

Lofty Proposal

A proposed Cog Railway hotel on Mt. Washington sparks debate.

FIELD NOTES

AMC Outdoors - Maine Streams

They Can Swim for Miles

AMC reopens 30 miles of Maine streams, restoring trout paradise.

GET OUT

AMC Outdoors - Literary Hikes

Narrative Passages

Follow in the footsteps of literary giants on these eight hikes.

EQUIPPED

AMC Outdoors - Choosing the Right Day-Pack

One-Day Wonders

Pack light and carry on with our gear guru’s day-pack pointers.

EQUIPPED

AMC Outdoors - Day-Packs

Pay by the Day

Find out which day-pack features are worth a higher price tag.

LEARN HOW

AMC Outdoors - Low Light Photography

Lighten Up

Snap awesome low-light outdoor photos with these seven tips.

LEARN HOW

AMC Outdoors - Improved Photography

Don’t Get Left in the Dark

Take better smartphone photos by changing a single setting.

GREAT KIDS, GREAT OUTDOORS

AMC Outdoors - Hiking with Kids

If You Lead, They Will Follow

Get advice on herding the flock from experienced AMC leaders.

WILD WISDOM

AMC Outdoors - Acorns

Flying at Full Mast

Stepping on acorns aplenty? It could be a full-mast year.

VOICES

AMC Outdoors - Seasonal Staff

See You Next Year

Read about seasonal staff’s adventures off the AMC clock.

REFLECTIONS

AMC Outdoors - Social Media

If a Tree Falls on Instagram…

A kayaker wrestles his social media demons and wins. Sort of.

FLASHBACK

AMC Outdoors - Vintage AMC Car Swag

I Brake for AMC

Take a driving tour of AMC’s car swag through the decades.

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