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Appalachian National Scenic Trail
September 16, 2018 - September 22, 2018
REGISTRATION FOR THIS TRIP IS CLOSED
Come maintain the surveyed boundary lines of the corridor of National Park Service lands surrounding the Appalachian Trail! Maintaining these boundaries helps to preserve the primitive experience that Appalachian Trail hikers seek and helps to protect this land from encroachments such as timber theft. Using survey maps and hand-held compasses, the crew will bushwhack along the surveyed boundaries of NPS lands while immersed in early fall foliage. Volunteers use hand-held saws and loppers to clear a line of site between survey markers repaint yellow blazes with tree-marking paint and replace US Boundary signs along the way. The crew will become very familiar with both the footpath and the land surrounding a rugged, beautiful and remote Gulf Hagas portion of the Appalachian Trail in Maine. A day’s work involves hiking on the trail to the corridor near the work site in a small group of 1-3 other volunteers and an ATC staff member or long-term Maine Appalachian Trail Club volunteer, bushwhacking to the boundary line, working along it and then bushwhacking and hiking back – we don’t stay in the same place long! Small groups will maintain about 1 mile of boundary line per day and hike 2+ miles to and from the work site each day. This is a great project for folks who want to be moving through the woods all day!
This trip is hosted and crew led by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.