September 15 - September 21
Volunteers will be maintaining the surveyed boundary lines of the corridor of National Park Service lands the Appalachian Trail traverses. Maintaining the boundaries of public land along the Trail helps preserve the primitive experience that Appalachian Trail hikers seek Using survey maps and hand-held compasses, the crew will maintain the boundaries of NPS lands immersed in early fall foliage. Work involves bushwhacking along the boundary and using hand-held saws and loppers to clear a line of site between survey markers as well as repainting yellow blazes and replacing US Boundary signs. Volunteers 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, bushwhacking to the boundary line, working along the boundary line and then bushwhacking and hiking back – we don’t stay in the same place long!