Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Next Appalachia: Riding the Stressed Colorado, and Trying to Help Wolves


Predictable flows make it possible for adventurers to raft through the Grand Canyon and appreciate its vulnerability. John Gioia, in front of the raft, makes it through Lava Falls. Graeme Plant
Coming in the Winter/Spring issue of Appalachia journal:

No River, No Life: Can recreation rescue a preservation ethic? Throughout the human history of the Southwest, the Colorado River system has been no less than the lifeblood of the arid region. John Wesley Powell believed that if done correctly, water storage could support farms and a modest population. Then came the Bureau of Reclamation’s Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. The predictable flows do allow for manageable rafting trips. Two writers, John Gioia and Lisa Densmore Ballard, take us on adventures through the stressed and beautiful Grand Canyon.

Waterman Fund Essay Contest Winner: The Cage Canyon. “Kiya is a 2-year-old black wolf. I am a 22-year-old blonde girl with a liberal arts degree who was never even allowed to own a dog as a kid, wearing filthy Carhartt jeans and a week’s worth of grime.” Jenny Kelly Wagner tells the story of living and volunteering with wolves people abandoned after trying to have them as pets. These wolves she cares for never can be truly wild nor truly domesticated. They live at a captive wolf sanctuary in southern Colorado.

Plus: The history of the Great Gulf Wilderness, reflections on Maine sporting camps, White Mountain accident reports, poetry, book reviews, and more.
Subscribe or renew online or call 800-262-4455 by November 1 and get this and other issues of America’s longest-running journal of mountaineering and conservation, twice a year.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Electric Vehicle Chargers Now Available at Highland Center and Pinkham Notch

Photo by Benswing Rich

Recharge on the trail while your car charges with AMC!

Electric vehicle chargers are now available at AMC’s Highland Center and Pinkham Notch Visitor Center/Joe Dodge Lodge. Learn more >>> 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Outdoors Rx™ Expands to Boston, Chelsea & Revere

Working closely with MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Boston Medical Center, AMC has expanded its “Outdoors Rx” program for prescribing the unique health benefits of nature to children. Starting this month, families in Boston, Chelsea, and Revere can “fill” prescriptions for outdoor physical activity through free, AMC-guided programs at parks and trails in their communities. The program’s pilot earned White House recognition and reached over 3,000 children and families in Framingham and Waltham over the past year.

Get more details and find out about upcoming Outdoors Rx events:

Friday, October 10, 2014

10/10 Foliage Update from New Hampshire

It's been a spectacular season for leaf peepers in northern New England. Bright reds, oranges, and yellows have dotted the landscapes around AMC's lodges and huts in New Hampshire and Maine. And with a long weekend on tap, pro photographer and Yankee Foliage reporter Jim Salge says you're in for plenty of color throughout New England, wherever you choose to go.
"For those less picky about finding the brightest of colors, this should be a spectacular weekend to be out and about just about anywhere in New England. Even if the color isn’t at the primest of peak, there is lots of good color, and lots of activities to enjoy while taking it in."
Enjoy this round up of foliage shots and we'll see you on the trails!
Mt. Willard from Saco River, taken 10/9/14 by Tom Elbrecht.
Presidential Range, taken 10/9/14 by Tom Elbrecht.


Mt. Willard face (L) and Flume Cascade (R), taken 10/9/14 by Tom Elbrecht.
Foliage between AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center and Mount Washington. Taken 10/8/14 by Ben Cargill, 

Lots of yellows from Square Ledge! Taken 10/8/14 be Ben Cargill.
Pinkham Notch from Square Ledge, taken 10/8/14 by Ben Cargill.
Pinkham Notch from Square Ledge, taken 10/8/14 by Ben Cargill.

Yellows bursting around AMC Cardigan Lodge. Taken 10/10/14 by Natalie Milligan.

Maine Woods: Baker Mountain in the distance with Elephant Mountain to the left. Taken 10/9/14 by Shannon LeRoy.
 Do you have your own foliage photos to share with us? Post them on AMC's Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @appalachianmountainclub or Twitter @AppMtnClub!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

10/2 Foliage Update from the White Mountains, New Hampshire

Fresh photos! Peak foliage is now blanketing the mountains and trails near AMC’s lodges and huts in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

Well hello, October.

 Saco Lake, Crawford Notch, NH. Across from AMC Highland Center. Taken 10/2/14 by Sara DeLucia.
 Crawford Notch Depot. Taken 10/2/14 by Sara DeLucia.
 Spectacular foliage backdrops AMC Highland Center. Taken 10/2/14 by Sara DeLucia.
 Quiet walk in the woods near AMC Highland Center. Taken 10/2/14 by Sara DeLucia.
Green and golden near AMC Highland Center. Taken 10/2/14 by Sara DeLucia.
Deep oranges and bright yellows surround AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. Taken 10/2/14 by Jackie Bouvier.
Full-spectrum of color around AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center! Taken 10/2/14 by Jackie Bouvier.

Do you have your own foliage photos to share with us? Post them on AMC's Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @appalachianmountainclub or Twitter @AppMtnClub!

Friday, September 26, 2014

9/26 Foliage Update from the White Mountains, New Hampshire

If you've taken a peek at the forecast for Saturday and Sunday, chances are you might mistake it for a summer weekend.

But the calendar says it's almost October, and thanks to some cooler nights the leaves have started to pop. With sunny skies, warm temperatures, and 30-40% peak foliage on tap in New Hampshire's White Mountains, the outdoors is your best place to be this weekend.

We've grabbed some of the best shots from the Whites, courtesy of AMC staff from the Highland Center in Crawford Notch and Joe Dodge Lodge in Pinkham Notch. Enjoy!

Scar Ridge from the Kancamagus Highway, taken 9/26/14 by Danielle Jepson
Lily Pond from the Kancamagus Highway, taken 9/26/14 by Danielle Jepson
Summit shot from Mt. Liberty looking into the Pemigewasset Wilderness. Taken 9/25/14 by Danielle Jepson
Foliage along the Kancamagus Highway, taken 9/26/14 by Danielle Jepson
Popping colors surround the east branch of the Pemigewasset River! Taken 9/26/14 by Danielle Jepson
Bright leaves in the Great Gulf Wilderness, taken 9/23/14 by Joe Roman
AMC Highland Center surrounded with color, taken 9/26/14 by Sara DeLucia
Looking down Crawford Notch from AMC Highland Centertaken 9/26/14 by Sara DeLucia
AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, taken 9/26/14 by Ben Cargill
Looking across to spectacular colors from AMC Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, taken 9/26/14 by Ben Cargill


Do you have your own foliage photos to share with us? Post them on AMC's Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @appalachianmountainclub or Twitter @AppMtnClub!







Announcing Outdoors with Kids Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont from AMC Books

The Appalachian Mountain Club is thrilled to announce the release of Outdoors with Kids Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont: 75 of the Best Family Hiking, Camping and Paddling Trips. This is a must-have, multi-sport guide for families in northern New England, residents and visitors alike. 


To order your own copy, visit our store >>

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