Trails

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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Campbell Marsh: Hi everyone my name is Campbell, I reside from Westport, Connecticut. I’m stoked to return to Dodge this time as a leader, I was previously on a four week crew. I’m super pumped to get back in the Whites and get some quality trail work done this summer. Some of my hobbies are backpacking,…

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Be a part of AMC’s Teen Trail Crew staff for Summer 2016–we only have a few spots left, so get your application in today! This position is ideal for independent and motivated individuals seeking to learn and grow as leaders and trail workers. Our priority is supporting the energetic teen volunteers that come through the…

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I had originally started this post as an ‘boy it is a small trails world’ post, about how closely connected most people are around the country to AMC. As staff have left the caretaker program, they have found themselves in the West, Midwest, South, Alaska, Antarctica, and even Germany (Guten Tag Tobias Carter!). As they…

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Spring has arrived on the Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) outside Boston! As the weather continues to warm and you look for new things to do outdoors, add an AMC staff-led Saturday Work Party to your weekend plans. You’ll have the chance to get outside with other enthusiastic volunteers – no experience required. Saturday Work Parties…

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AMC Trails Department is now hiring for summer 2016! We are looking for Trail Crew Members, Trail Crew Leaders, Trail Project Coordinators, Caretakers for our Backcountry Campsites and Shelters, Appalachian Trail Ridgerunners, Logistical Support Staff, and more. Take a look at the exciting variety of summer seasonal opportunities that are available from Maine south to…

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Or maybe you prefer a bridge over troubled water, either way you likely have one or two songs stuck in your head after reading this! The White Mountain Professional Trail Crew finished construction this fall on a 40 foot bridge on the Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. With the installation of the bridge ends a 4…

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The volunteers trail program grows every year, and one of those new branches on the volunteer trails tree was the pilot program for Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) teen crews. During my AmeriCorps service as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the BCT, I tackled this the planning, execution, and reflection for these two weeks of crews…

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Ethan Pond Shelter is special among the shelters AMC manages in the White Mountain fleet. It is the oldest standing shelter, built in 1957 by an AMC Trail Crew. It is the only shelter built with vertical logs. It is the only shelter in a very long stretch of Appalachian Trail. It is our lowest…

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Guyot is the most rugged and remote campsite in the AMC fleet. The most direct route is over 7 miles into the heart of the Pemi, along the Twinway and across the summits of Zeacliff, Zealand, and Guyot itself. The more challenging way is via Bondcliff and Bond, or across the Twins. Guyot Campsite was…

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