Trails

The title says it all, but does not come close to expressing the gratitude I feel for all of your efforts leading AMC’s Teen Trail Crews.  Your hard work and dedication is what gives me the opportunity to do the work that I love.  It’s because of you that all of us get to explore…

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School’s back in session so that means our North Country Teen Trail Crew program has wrapped things up for the season, but not before we accomplished some impressive feats of trail work.  Just take a look at all we’ve done throughout New Hampshire and Maine!                      …

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This month we will take a dive into the psyche of one Charlotte “Char” Copp, second year AMC Backcountry Caretaker. On her last full day in the woods, we sat down by the river and reminisced about her season and took a look back at how her mentality as grown, the life lessons she has…

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Catherine Frondordf, BCT Projects Coordinator, checking in! Over the past month, our Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) volunteer crews and their tireless leaders have been working full steam. They’ve dealt with pitfalls, successes, torrential downpours, and ups and downs in between. Let’s see what’s been going on… …Our BCT teen trail crews installed wood check steps…

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This crew is designed to increase our knowledge of trail work and prepare us to be future leaders. We were lucky to spend 4 weeks learning from the amazing staff at Camp Dodge and spending time out in the White Mountains. Taking a Wilderness First Aid course and becoming LNT Trainers gave us proper certifications…

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This is my second year working for AMC, but I have been professionally involved with trail construction, and more importantly, volunteer team building, for six years now. Each year I get older, each year my body aches a little bit more, and every single year I become more and more amazed at how impactful a…

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As members of the 4-week White Mountain Conservation and Leadership Crew, we shared rewarding experiences both on the trail and off.  During our first week we did rock work in New Hampshire and began to get to know our group and become familiar with the techniques of trail work that we would be expected to…

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Rachel Pifer, 2016 Guyot Caretaker Do not go gentle into that good night. People always ask me: “What makes a good caretaker?” I can teach someone to put rocks into the ground, but I can’t teach them about the intrinsic value of protecting the resource, the top soil, the water quality, the wildlife. That’s something…

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The past two months have come and gone as quickly as a storm on a hot summer evening, the kind that leaves you both amazed and in awe, and not without a lasting impression! Since early June, the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) Volunteer Program hosted a National Trails Day Work Party and two custom crew…

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It’s begun, the 2016 trails season in the Whites! The crew of 19 started May 23 and patrols started soon after experiencing minimal blow downs along our 365 miles of trail we maintain, nothing in the Mahoosucs  or the Carters compared to 2015. This week heralds the start of our woods weeks and a mop up crew on…

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