Trail Work

It didn’t take long after meeting Andrew Norkin, AMC’s director of trails and recreation management, to recognize that he’s an upstanding, above-board kind of guy. So when he talked recently about all the “dirty work” ahead for his team this summer, it was plain to see he was referring to the challenges in store for…

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Fresh off of two years of record-setting growth in AMC’s volunteer trail programs, managers have added new projects for 2014, expanding the scope and geographic reach of trail maintenance work. For instance, performing brushing, drainage, and erosion-control work on the Pacific Crest Trail in southern California is a new option for trail volunteers as part…

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Each year, the Appalachian Mountain Club professional trail crew creates dozens of new and replacement trail signs to mark trailheads, junctions, and other special features throughout the White Mountains and beyond. This video shows how they do it—and why signs are an important part of AMC’s stewardship of 1,700 miles of trails in the Northeast….

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The hum of traffic always fades. Even when it’s still there, beyond the trees—Interstate 495, Route 2, the Mass. Pike—my mind filters out the buzz and focuses on the soundtrack of the Bay Circuit Trail. In Sharon and Concord and Hamilton it’s the same: Songbirds sing and woodpeckers peck. Occasionally a turtle or fox stops…

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The days are getting shorter and colder. But for high school and college students, now is the time to be thinking of summer—not the warm memories of last summer, but the possibilities of next. This is when employers around the Northeast begin shaping their summer work force for the coming year. Even if the current…

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