Flowfold Sponsors MATC

The MATC would like to acknowledge the generous support of our most recent Sponsor: Flowfold Launched in 2010, Flowfold makes everyday gear that is lighter, stronger, and lasts longer. Whether sewing lightweight wallets from recycled sailcloth, or making protective face shields for hospitals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, their mission remains the same: To make quality products that improve the everyday lives of the individuals and communities who use them.  With their mission to create better, longer-lasting gear, Flowfold has always been adamant that 100% of their products are Made in the USA. Flowfold is a Maine-based brand with a global reach, […]

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Trail Maintainer Needed- Baldpate District

Old Clearwater Brook Side Trail to summit of Old Blue Mountain A trail section in the Baldpate District is looking for a new Maintainer.  This trail section starts at the summit of Old Blue Mountain and continues for 1.5 miles to the Old Clearwater Brook side trail.  The elevational change is about 800 feet.   Access is not the easiest, but beautiful views are available from the summit. The current access point is as follows: From Andover, Maine, head east on ME-120. After 0.6 miles, turn left on South Arm Road. Drive on South Arm Road for 7.6 miles. Parking is along the […]

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Trail Maintainer Needed- Baldpate District

Little Swift River Pond Campsite to Piper Mtn. A trail section in the Baldpate District is looking for a new Maintainer.  This trail section starts at the Little Swift River Pond campsite and continues for 2.4 miles to a high point designated as Piper Mtn.  A large, moss-covered boulder marks the termination of this section.  The elevational change is only about 600 feet over the section but the access trail has an elevational change of over 1,000 feet.   Access is long and challenging with the current access point as follows: From the Route 4 Appalachian Trail Parking Area in Rangeley Maine, proceed […]

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Trail Maintainer Needed- Baldpate District

Old Clearwater Brook Site Trail to Bemis Side Trail A trail section in the Baldpate District is looking for a new Maintainer.  This trail section starts at the intersection with the Bemis Side Trail, continuing for 1.7 miles to the Old Clearwater Brook side trail.  The elevational change is about 400 feet but portions of the access trail can be very steep.   Access is not the easiest, but beautiful views are available along the access to this section. The current access point is as follows: From Andover, Maine, head east on ME-120. After 0.6 miles, turn left on South Arm Road. Drive […]

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Trail Maintainer Needed- Kennebec District

Horseshoe Canyon section An awesome section in the Kennebec District is looking for a new Maintainer.  The trail section maintenance includes 3.2 miles of white blaze from the West Branch of the Piscataquis north to the Horseshoe Canyon Lean-to north trail.   Access is not the easiest, but a beautiful area of the state.  Several options: Park at Shirley/Blanchard Road and cross all of the northern abutting section (2.6 miles), including a ford on the West Branch of the Piscataquis.  This puts you at the northern end of the section and the campsite.  It is a hike to start the workday, but a very […]

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Trail Maintainer Needed- Kennebec District

Baker Stream Trail South to The Ledges This beautiful section of the Appalachian Trail begins at Baker Stream, follows the Troutdale Road for a short distance, then enters the woods as it heads south to the summit of Pleasant Pond Mountain.  “The Ledges” is a beautiful overlook of Moxie Pond about halfway to the summit of the mountain.  There are other great views and some ‘old growth’ conifer forests.   This section will need regular attention as it gets occasional winter damage and, of course, the ever-present brush growth. Erosion and other water issues are not generally an issue in this section. Applicants […]

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Trail Maintainer Needed- Kennebec District

Baker Stream trail north to the AT Road This beautiful section of the Appalachian Trail begins at the Baker Stream crossing and heads northeast toward Moxie Bald. The Trail passes thru beautiful stands of conifer and mixed hardwood forest. This section will need regular attention as it gets occasional winter damage and, of course, the ever-present brush growth. Erosion and other water issues are not generally an issue in this section. Applicants should be willing to commit to making at least 3 trips per season: spring, summer, and fall to clear blowdowns, clip brush, and refresh the white blazes as needed. […]

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We’re Recruiting an Assistant Campsite Manager!

What does an Assistant Campsite Manager do? The exact duties are negotiable but in general the person collaborates with the Campsite Manager on a variety of tasks. One task area is communicating with maintainers on issues at campsites, and recruiting and doing orientations for new maintainers. Other task areas are focused on project coordination such as leading volunteer groups to replace or repair privies, tent platforms, or lean-tos. In addition, project planning activities such as maintaining a 5-year plan, seeking permits, and coordinating with partners and other agencies. Do you have questions? Are you interested in any of these activities? […]

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Dave Field: “Loving the Trail”

MATC’s Dave Field was a featured author in the Winter 2022 edition of ATC’s “Journeys” magazine. Dave is a life-long volunteer on the A.T. and has witnessed and instigated many change over the years. The trail you know and love today is in in large part Dave’s doing. Please thank Dave for his dedication to and love of the trail! Check out the article: https://appalachiantrail.org/official-blog/loving-the-trail/

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