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Tax Deductions for Outdoor Non-Profit Volunteers

Appalachian Mountain Club Day Hike in the Middlesex Fells

I do a lot of volunteer work for non-profit outdoor organizations including the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, on the average of  of 10-15 hours a week. This includes leading hiking and backpacking trips, writing …

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Bushwhacking Northwest Hancock Mountain

The Canister on Northwest Hancock Mountain (4020)

Last weekend, I co-led a bushwhack to Northwest Hancock (4020) with a small group of experienced hikers from the Appalachian Mountain Club. This was my second attempt to summit this rarely climbed peak, the first of which was ended prematurely by cold-induced …

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Marmot DriClime Catalyst Jacket

I got turned onto the Marmot DriClime Catalyst Jacket  when I was winter backpacking in the White Mountains. Several very experienced hikers on our trip had the DriClime Catalyst and they raved about it. Whenever you carry a backpack in winter, sweat …

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Bald Cap Bushwhack via the Peabody Brook Trail

Bushwhacking up Bald Cap

Last weekend I bushwhacked to Bald Cap, a 3,000 footer located to the north of the Mahoosuc Trail (Appalachian Trail) in New Hampshire’s North Country. I co-led this trip as part of the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Map and Compass Navigation Workshop. We …

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