Maintainer Needed in the Bigelow District

Maintainer Needed in the Bigelow District This section spans the 2.3 miles from the East Flagstaff Road south to the summit of Little Bigelow, gaining about 1,800 feet of elevation in 3.25 miles. There is road access on the southern end. Please contact Bigelow District Manager Mike Blais (Bigelow@matc.org) if you are interested in this section.

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Corridor Monitors Wanted

OPEN MATC CORRIDOR MONITORING ASSIGNMENTS (Updated 1/22/24) There are only nine opportunities left for becoming involved in this exciting aspect of caring for the Appalachian Trail in Maine. For information about corridor monitoring and field training sessions, visit the MATC website at www.matc.org or contact me (Dave Field) at 862-3674, meeser3@roadrunner.com. You must participate in a field training session before an assignment will be made permanent. If you are unable to join a group session, I will make arrangements to train you on your own section. Note: The mileages given for each section are the distances along the boundary lines on each side […]

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Campsite Maintainer Wanted – White Cap District

Carl A. Newhall Campsite – Be the maintainer for a campsite named for a MATC legend! The Newhall campsite is located in the beautiful White Cap range and near Gulf Hagas. Drive access is via Katahdin Iron Works and an old logging road, but no special vehicle is required. Walk access is about 2.6 miles with ~700 feet of elevation gain. This campsite has a lean-to, tent sites, as well as a moldering privy. Privy maintenance involves “raking the pile”, but it’s really not that bad (witnesses available upon request); become a MATC “turd herder!” More information on campsite maintainer duties and privy maintenance. […]

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Maintainer Needed in the Baldpate District

Maintainer Needed in the Baldpate District AT Side Trail: Bemis Stream Side Trail:  Gated bridge over Bemis Stream to the intersection with the AT.  Bemis Road can be accessed via Route 17 south of Rangeley, ME.  Approximately 3 Miles long. This section used to be part of the AT but was relocated many years ago.  The southern end of this section starts at the gated bridge over Bemis Stream.  This requires a 3 mile hike from the parking lot on Bemis Road.  The section terminates at the intersection of tis trail with the AT, a distance of approximately 3 miles.  […]

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Campsite Maintainer Wanted – Baldpate District

Bemis Mountain Campsite and Lean-to: This Baldpate District campsite in the Rangeley Lakes region needs a maintainer! Walk access is about 3.0 miles with 1,050 feet of elevation gain; the first 2.5 miles is on a gravel ATV trail and the last 0.5 miles is on a flagged maintainer trail. The lean-to is in decent shape, and a new privy was built in 2015. Privy maintenance involves “raking the pile”, but it’s really not that bad (witnesses available upon request)- become an MATC “turd herder!” More information on campsite maintainer duties and privy maintenance. Contact campsite@matc.org or baldpate@matc.org. 

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Group Registrations Coordinator

Group Registrations Coordinator MATC’s CARE Committee (ridge runner program) is seeking a volunteer to serve as the Group Registration Coordinator. The job includes: receiving information from groups that register to use and camp along the AT; corresponding with groups to advise them on their itineraries and, if necessary, provide alternatives; communicate with ridge runners in the field to inform them of groups passing through or camping in their areas; collecting data to help improve Trail use; providing feedback to camp groups and the CARE Committee on group usage of AT resources. Recommended qualifications for the position are: familiarity with the […]

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