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Inside the AMC Cabin Controversy

Club members explain why they rebelled against a proposed sale of the Fire Island Cabin.

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When the Appalachian Mountain Club headquarters announced plans to sell the club’s Fire Island Cabin, local New York members rose up to oppose the sale. Here, some of the rebellion explain why the cabin means so much to them, including the importance of protecting the natural area from developers and the value of having a wild escape so close to Manhattan.