Trail Maintainer Vacancies
To receive an MATC trail maintenance section, you must be a member of MATC, with trail maintenance skills.
These can be learned by joining MATC or the Maine Trail Crew worktrips or attending the MATC trail maintenance workshop.
Contact the District Overseer for more information or to apply for a Maintainer position
Current Maintainer Vacancies
Overseer, Katahdin District
- ALL VACANCIES ARE FILLED
PO Box 1771
Greenville, ME 04441
- West Branch of the Pleasant River to side trail down to East Chairback Pond (includes trail to pond: nice views), and includes side trail to Gulf Hagas parking lot. Total of 2.1 miles. Access from KI Road (free admission through the gate). Needs a good brushing, blazing, and water bars cleaning. Reposted 1/2015
- Side trail down to East Chairback Pond to Chairback Gap lean-to. Total of 2.7 miles, with a healthy climb both ways. Access from KI Road (free admission through the gate). Big views from Chairback Mtn. Needs a good brushing and blazing. Reposted 1/2015
- Summit of Gulf Hagas Mtn. to Jct. of maintainer trail, including Carl Newhall Lean-to. Total 2.2 miles. Access from KI Road (free admission through the gate). .6 mile walk from start of maintainer trail to AT. Lean-to responsibility optional. Posted 1/2015
- White Brook Trail. This is a blue blaze access trail to the ridge of Whitecap Mtn., coming in to the AT about 1 mile south of the summit. The trail is steep and 2 miles down to a logging road that is variably passable by four drive wheel truck from the Katahdin Ironworks Road. Definitely a challenging section. – Reposted 1/2015
- Junction Third Mtn. Trail (AMC) to Fourth Mtn. Bog. 2.4 miles. Access via Third Mtn. Trail at one end or a maintainers trail along Fourth Mtn. Bog outlet at the other. Steep climb up and down Fourth Mtn.-views from open ledges. Free admission through KI Road gates – Posted 5/12/15
- Third Mtn. Trail junction to West Chairback Pond tote road, including side trail to West Chairback Pond. 1.1 miles plus .2 miles side trail. Access off of AMC Gorman Lodge road, possible to either end of section. Free admission through the gates on Kahtadin Ironworks road. Views from Monument Cliff on Third Mountain, pretty alpine pond. – Posted 3/30/15
- West Chairback Pond tote road to Chairback Gap lean-to, including maintaining of lean-to. 1.7 miles, access from tote road off of AMC Gorman Lodge road-free admission through KI road gates. Views from ledges near summit of Columbus Mtn. Relocation of trail into the gap in the works. – Posted 3/30/15
I will be available to walk each section with prospective maintainer this spring.
Ron Dobra, Whitecap overseer
Phone: (207) 672-4983
- The 3.3 mile trail section from the northwest corner of West Carry Pond north to the crossing of Sandy Stream is available. This beautiful section of the Appalachian Trail borders the shores of West Carry Pond, and, with very little elevation gain/loss, follows the historic portage route of the Arnold Expedition. It includes West Carry Pond Lean-to (not part of this assignment), Arnold Point with a nice little beach and views of the Bigelows, and Arnold Swamp. Access is easy via two possible routes: on the southern end follow the Arnold Expedition Historic Society Trail from Spring Street (~1 mile); on the northern end, use a provided gate key to drive in to the Sandy Stream crossing. The lean-to makes an excellent base for weekend work trips; as does a nearby gravel pit for car camping.This section has been well maintained, but needs regular attention. Applicants should be willing to commit to making at least 3 trips per season: spring, summer, and fall to clear blow downs, clip brush, refresh the white blazes (as needed), and inspect bog bridging.As the retiring maintainer of 20 years has said “… all in all this is a pretty sweet section of the trail!”Please contact: Craig Dickstein, MATC Kennebec District Overseer
PO Box 128, Caratunk, ME 04925-0128
284 Ramsdell Rd.
Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-0870
- The beautiful Safford Notch campsite and campsite side trail is available for a new maintainer. The campsite is in decent condition and is accessed by the 2.3 mile hike up the Safford Notch side trail with an elevation gain of just under 1,000′ from the parking area near Flagstaff lake. – Posted 3-30-15
- The Range Trail section from the junction of the AT to the summit of Cranberry Peak, a distance of 1.7 miles is available. This section is in good condition and includes shoreline on Cranberry pond, open ridges, 360 degree views on the summit and blueberries in season. It is accessed by either a 2.3 mile AT hike from the Stratton Brook Pond Rd. or a 1.9 mile hike from the Range Trail parking area in Stratton. Total elevation gain from the roads is 2,000′ and this also makes a great loop hike of 6 miles. – Posted 3-30-15
- The 2 mile trail section from the summit of North Crocker towards Rt. 27 is available. This section is accessed by hiking in 3 miles from Rt 27 and it features great views from the shoulder of the summit. This section is in decent shape but needs regular clipping of the annual growth of softwood branches and water bar cleaning.Applicants should be willing to commit to making at least 3 trips per season, Spring, Summer and Fall to clear water bars and blow downs, do annual brush clipping as needed and blazing every few years. Just three tools are needed on most maintenance trips, a small handsaw, hand clippers and a short hand hoe.Anyone interested in these assignment may apply ASAP and I will contact all applicants later this Season. Thanks for your interest! – Posted 7/30/14
- The 1.7 mile Abraham side trail is also available. This section features 800′ of elevation gain and great views from the ridge of Abraham. This section is currently accessed from the Barnjum road by hiking the AT over Lone mountain a distance of 3 miles and 1000′ of elevation gain. This section is in reasonably good shape but needs annual maintenance of blow down removal, clipping and drainage clearing. Posted 2-17-12
Applicants should be willing to commit to making at least 3 trips per season, Spring, Summer and Fall to clear water bars and blow downs, do annual brush clipping as needed and blazing every few years. Just three tools are needed on most maintenance trips, a small handsaw, hand clippers and a short hand hoe.
Anyone interested in these assignment may apply ASAP and I will contact all applicants later this Season. Thanks for your interest!
Tom Gorrill, Overseer
Phone (207) 657-4249 firstname.lastname@example.org;
- There is currently one position for a maintainer open in the Baldpate District. It is a beautiful 3.5 mile section of the Appalachian Trail beginning at Route 26 northerly to the saddle between the east and west peaks of Baldpate. This is a wonderful section of trail and you are rewarded with great views at the top of West Baldpate.Applicants should send a letter or email of interest stating any previous trail maintenance experience to Tom Gorrill, Baldpate District Overseer, MATC, 27 Wildwood Lane, Gray, Maine 04039 or email@example.com. – Posted 6-28-14
CORRIDOR MONITORING ASSIGNMENTS
MATC Overseer of Lands
- Corridor Monitor Assignments Available. There are still some great opportunities for becoming involved in this relatively new, exciting aspect of caring for the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Click this link for a list of available assignments, information about corridor monitoring and field training sessions.