Working with helicopters, rock drills, and razor-sharp axes are all part of the job for AMC’s professional trail crew. Watch this short doc by AMC Outdoors’ managing editor, Ryan Smith, to learn more then see photos of history-making trail crews.
The trails you love need your help. When you support AMC’s Trails Fund, your gift equips crews, buys supplies, and cares for more than 1,800 miles of trail! You can also get out, get dirty, and give back as a trail volunteer. Read more about upcoming projects and find opportunities for adults and teens.
Ryan is the managing editor of AMC Outdoors magazine and contributing professional photographer. He has worked for AMC as a backcountry caretaker, trail crew member, Mountain Classroom educator, and Teen Wilderness guide. His passions include hiking, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and climbing.