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What do those initials mean on trail signs and in guide books? Many of these mountain mysteries are deciphered below.
ACC Amherst Conservation Commission
AMC Appalachian Mountain Club
ASNH Audubon Society of New Hampshire
AT Appalachian Trail
ATC Appalachian Trail Conservancy
AVIS Andover Village Improvement Society
AVSAR Androscoggin Valley Search and Rescue
BRATTS Belknap Range (area) Trail Tenders
CMC Chocorua Mountain Club
CTA Chatham Trails Association
DCR Department of Conservation and Recreation
DOC Dartmouth Outing Club
ECGA Essex County Greenbelt Association
FOMBA Friends Of Massabesic Bicycling Association
FPA Forest Protection Area
FR Forest Road
FTFC Four Thousand Footer Club
GFWCM General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts
GMC Green Mountain Club
GMCG Green Mountain Conservation Group
GPS Global Positioning System
JCC Jackson Conservation Commission
LCC Littleton Conservation Commission
LNT Leave No Trace
LRCT Lakes Region Conservation Trust
MSGTC Monadnock Sunapee Greenway Trail Club
MRS Mountain Rescue Service
MWO Mount Washington Observatory
NEK North East Kingdom (VT)
NHDP New Hampshire Division of Parks and recreation
NHFG New Hampshire Fish and Game
NHOC New Hampshire Outing Club
RMC Randolph Mountain Club
SLA Squam Lakes Association
SPNHF Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
SRCA Sandwich Range Conservation Association
SRKG Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway
SSOC Sub Sig Outing Club
STC Shelburne Trails Club
SVT Sudbury Valley Trustees
TNC The Nature Conservancy
TW Trailwrights
USFS United States department of agriculture Forest Service
USGS United States Geological Survey
UVLT Upper Valley Land Trust
UVWRT Upper Valley Wilderness Response Team
WMNF White Mountain National Forest
WODC Wonalancet Out Door Club
WVAIA Waterville Valley Athletic Improvement Association