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Appalachian Mountain Club

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  • Publication Year: 1958

Appalachian Mountain Club. During the year the Club’s trail system was put into good shape and several shelters were rebuilt. A new shelter was built at Ethan Pond to fill in a gap on the Appalachian Trail, where an overnight provision was needed. The usual program of ice climbing and white-water trips was carried on, as were walking, tramping, and rock climbing excursions. Especial attention was given to activities for the younger members.

Summer trips were run to Hudson Bay, the Canadian Rockies, Idaho’s Salmon River, and Hells Canyon on the Snake River. Also there were backpack trips in Maine and white-water running on the St. John River. The usual camps were operated, and the peripatetic August Camp was held at Abol Pond in the Katahdin area. Two issues of Appalachia were published, replete with accounts of mountaineering at home and abroad, and lectures were given on the Andes, Himalayas, Canadian Rockies, Iceland, and round-the-world trips.

K. A. Henderson

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