MATC Announcements and Events

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Completion of the AT

Join us for a hike to where the last section of the 2,100+ mile Appalachian Trail was completed 75 years ago! On August 18, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will gather in Carrabassett Valley, Maine to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Appalachian Trail. The day will feature group hikes to a plaque between Spaulding and Sugarloaf Mountains that marks the location of the completion of the trail by a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) crew 75 years ago this coming August. as well as an evening ceremony and BBQ to mark the occasion. Hikers are invited to sign a special 75th Anniversary register and add their name to A.T. history. Read More

 

The Great Girl Scout Hike

            Dates: 12 Mar – 31 Oct, 2012

            Location: The Appalachian Trail, from Maine to Georgia

            Website: http://www.gshike.org

The Girl Scouts of America (GSUSA) will be celebrating their 100th birthday in 2012 by hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. Between March 12 and October 31, 2012, Girl Scout troops from all over the country and around the world will select a section of the Appalachian Trail to hike.  Their goal is to complete the entire trail “in bits and pieces”.  Several A.T. maintaining clubs are already teaming up with local troops to plan and lead hikes.  MATC member, Deborah Wentworth Lansing, is Maine’s coordinator.  Deborah was an active Girl Scout, both as a scout and adult leader, for 25 years in Maine.  Her Mother was the President of GS Council in Maine for many years as well.

If you have ideas, want to help or would be willing to help coordinate hikes along the trail in Maine, please contact Deborah at LansingD@aol.com 941-524-0414.