Published continuously since 1876, Appalachia is America’s longest-running journal of mountaineering and conservation. Each issue delivers inspired writing on mountain exploration, ecology, and conservation; news about international mountaineering expeditions; analysis of northeastern mountaineering accidents; poems by leading poets; and much more. The print journal appears twice a year, on June 15 (Summer/Fall) and December 15 (Winter/Spring).

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Current Issue: Volume 72, Number 2 (2021) Appalachia Summer/Fall 2021

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Quechee Gorge
Francis Blessington


Amelia's Detour
Polly Brown

Photo by Lisa Ballard: The sky presses low and heavy over Avalanche Lake, in New York's Adirondacks. To reach the trailless Mount Marshall and many other peaks, one must skirt the edge on wooden footbridges attached to rock walls.