Monday, April 20, 2015

Learn to fly fish with AMC in Maine

AMC is offering guided fly fishing programs at its Maine Wilderness Lodges, including Women’s-Only and Remote Ponds workshops.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring hikers and skiers: Be aware of hazards in Tuckerman Ravine

Avalanche, ice fall, and crevasses are among the hazards found in Mt. Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine in springtime. Proper preparation and awareness can enhance a visit to this popular spring skiing spot, home to some of the most extreme skiing in the East. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Tackle Monadnock, Cardigan, and more of Southern New Hampshire’s Best Hikes with updated trail guide from AMC Books

From the editor of the best-selling AMC White Mountain Guide comes the fully revised and updated fourth edition of AMC’s Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide: AMC’s Comprehensive Guide to Hiking Trails of Southern New Hampshire, Featuring Mount Monadnock and Mount Cardigan.

This comprehensive trail guide describes more than 200 trails and nature areas, from popular routes through Pisgah State Park to the Lakes Region and the seacoast. Readers will also find 20 new detailed trail maps within the book, along with four full-color pull-out trail maps to popular hiking areas like Mount Monadnock, Cardigan, and Pillsbury State Park.

To learn more, read the press release >>

To purchase your copy, visit the AMC Store >>

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Washington Post Features AMC Women’s Weekends

Why have woman-only outdoor adventures taken off? It's got a lot to do with the camaraderie, as AMC's women's weekend participants will tell you in this Washington Post story.

Find out what’s coming up this year for AMC’s women’s adventure trips!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Maine Woods Initiative Receives Governor’s Conference on Tourism Award

The 2015 Maine Governor’s Conference on Tourism Award for “Leadership & Growth” was presented today to AMC’s Maine Woods Initiative, at the annual conference held in Augusta. The award recognizes a company, organization, or person that not only strives to grow its own business, but also works with others within the industry to grow tourism in Maine.

In its 139-year history, AMC has made its most significant conservation and recreation investment in the 100-Mile Wilderness region near Greenville. Through its Maine Woods Initiative, AMC is protecting and improving public access for outdoor recreation, helping to preserve the Maine sporting camp tradition, attracting new nature-based tourism to the region, and partnering with local organizations to help address the region’s ecological and economic needs.

Read full press release >>

Friday, March 13, 2015

Coming in the Summer/Fall issue of Appalachia Journal

Subscribe now at and get this and other issues of America’s longest-running journal of mountaineering and conservation, twice a year.
The Rusty Pitons: New Jersey climbers find clues of major exploration 75 years ago.

Five years ago, when authorities allowed climbers back onto many of the cliffs of northern New Jersey, the adventurers pulled themselves up onto escarpments and found rusty rings and iron pitons dating to the 1930s or 1940s. Buried under leaves on one of the ledges was a World War II-era carabineer stamped “USA,” and a bit of old three-stranded rope. Climber John Anderson dug into scattered papers, articles, and this hodgepodge of rusty gear, and he writes the story of the previously unknown days of early New Jersey cliff exploration.

Master of Path Grading: An appreciation of J. Rayner Edmands.

The modern era of path building in New Hampshire’s White Mountains began about 150 years ago as an exercise in marking the scrambles, straight up. Around 1888, along came Edmands, who dressed like a dandy in his knickers and red woven sash and told campers on the side of Mount Adams how to fold blankets and wash dishes with sand. Christine Woodside wanted to write this article when she looked at her feet on a hike up the Edmands Path on Mount Eisenhower. She writes that Edmands’s public image—eccentric trip leader—fights with the man he really had to be. After age 40, until his death of a stroke in 1910, when he was 60, Edmands devoted his summers to making good trails like the Randolph Path, Gulfside Trail, Westside Trail, and others, on sometimes impossible terrain. His trails followed the slopes’ contours. The rocks were neatly intertwined like a jigsaw puzzle. His dedication to connecting more people with the mountains put him in the middle of the movement against damaging logging in the Whites.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Ski Maine in Mid-March, Save up to 58%!

The skiing has never been better near AMC's Maine Wilderness Lodges. The conditions are so amazing, in fact, that we're extending the winter season for another long weekend!

And what's even better, we're offering a great deal for the extended season! Stay at any combination of Gorman Chairback or Little Lyford between Thursday, March 19th and Sunday, March 22nd, for just $75 per person per night for AMC members, or $90/person/night for non-members. That's up to a 58% savings off our regular lodging rates!

Pack your skis and squeeze in one last winter getaway before the snow fades! Book now >>

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