Trails

The phrase, “it’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it” perfectly sums up one key responsibility for AMC’s Backcountry Caretakers. Where there are humans, there is waste, and each year our fleet of campsites composts roughly 2,500 gallons of it. To help us manage human waste at this incredible scale we utilize a…

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In the White Mountains, we have a lot of trails…a lot. There are over 1,200 miles of non-motorized trails on the White Mountain National Forest alone. Include non-motorized trail networks that lie on State managed land in the White Mountain Region, that’s about 100 more miles. And with trails come signs; signs to tell you…

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I’m a nostalgic person. I love antique shops, old, outdated objects like type writers, and rotary telephones. Anything that looks like it holds a story captures my attention. But, there comes a time in every backcountry shelter’s life when we must face the music, and make way for something new. I am proud to announce…

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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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