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The magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club

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THE LATEST FROM AMC OUTDOORS

IN THIS ISSUE

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May/June 2016 Contents

Exploring the Bay Circuit Trail, NYC goes wild, budget gear, more.

WEB EXCLUSIVE

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Field Guide to Field Guides

A time-traveling tour of regional plants and the people who love them.

CURRENTS

Seeking Refuge

Good news: Forests are maturing. Bad news: See the good news.

FIELD NOTES

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White Mountain Air Report

What’s in the water? The same as what’s in the air, an AMC study finds.

GET OUT

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8 Walks on the Wild Side

Where to hike—and spot critters—in National Wildlife Refuges.

EQUIPPED

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Deal or No Deal

How to evaluate budget backpacking gear, from packs to tents.

LEARN HOW

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When There's a Life on the Line

Proper technique for using a throwbag in whitewater rescues.

GREAT KIDS, GREAT OUTDOORS

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Backyard Adventures Await

Great American Campout, plus three more close-to-home ideas.

WILD WISDOM

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Hungry for Hemlocks

These tiny pests have an insatiable appetite for noble trees.

VOICES

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TWA, Then and Now

Alums reflect on Teen Wilderness Adventures’ 25th year.

REFLECTIONS

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Finding (Feathered) Friends

A Latino Outdoors leader shares the joy of bilingual birding.

FLASHBACK

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Outfitted for Emergency

See photos of an early first-aid kit, leeches not included.

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