Tree Risk Workshop- Part 2

Zoom

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service are offering a virtual Tree Risk Workshop on Wednesday, June 1 AND Thursday, June 2 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. on both days. This educational opportunity is intended to serve as a refresher for individuals who have previously taken Tree Risk Workshops, or as an initial learning opportunity for individuals interested in performing Tree Risk Assessments. Content to be covered during these sessions will include: gaining an understanding of tree physiology, how to recognize tree risk based on the seven defect categories, correcting and preventing defects, the process for assessing trees and rating […]

Wilson Valley Privy Prep

White Cap District

We're building a new privy at Wilson Valley in June, and need your help! On June 5 we'll do the site prep including felling a couple of trees, digging to get a flat surface, and installing the base 4x6s. We will also stage the materials at the corridor; the last mile or so the trailer of lumber will be towed with Brad’s tractor to the corridor (think of it as a free tractor pulling demo like at the county fair!). If we have extra hands, we can start hauling materials to the campsite. It's about a 0.7 mile walk over […]

Executive Committee Meeting- Special Meeting

Zoom

The MATC Executive Committee meets every odd-numbered month, except there is no meeting in July; this is a special meeting of the Executive Committee. Since the spring of 2020, meetings are using the Zoom conferencing system.

Wilson Valley Privy Haul and Build

White Cap District

We need your help building a new privy at the Wilson Valley campsite on June 18-19! The privy was pre-built in April and is now packaged into ~150 bundles that are about 15-30 pounds. Volunteers are needed to shoulder this material to the campsite. It's about a 0.7 mile walk over flat terrain (slightly downhill, actually!) to the campsite, so it doesn't get much easier than that! Many hands make lighter work, and we need many hands for this project. A group will also be building the privy while materials are hauled in. Come for one day or both! Those of […]

Gulf Hagas Ridge Runner Pack-In

White Cap District

Our summer ridge-runner is headed to their "home" for the season, and we need some help getting in supplies and equipment. Volunteers will meet at the Katahdin Iron Works gatehouse at 8:30 on Saturday June 18. It should only take a couple of hours if we have enough help!

Maine Trail Crew: Third Mountain

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Third Mountain and is identified as a project that will be difficult/strenuous. Persons 18 […]

Logan Brook Lean-to Sill Replacement Prep

White Cap District

The Logan Brook lean-to was built 39 years ago, and while this might be young for a human the sills are showing their age after that many years of being in the weather. On June 25, we're looking for half a dozen volunteers to help dig out the existing sills.We'll also fell a couple of trees and prop them up to dry for the summer. Then we'll come back August 27-28 to replace the rotting sill logs with the new logs. It's slow but rewarding work! It's a 1.3 mile hike with about 950 feet of elevation gain to access […]

Maine Trail Crew- Third Mountain

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Third Mountain and is identified as a project that will be difficult/strenuous. Persons 18 […]

Maine Trail Crew: Third Mountain

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Third Mountain and is identified as a project that will be difficult/strenuous. Persons 18 […]

Horseshoe Canyon Privy Prep

Kennebec District

We're building a new privy at the Horseshoe Canyon campsite in July, and need your help! On July 9 we'll do the site prep including felling a couple of trees, digging to get a flat surface, and installing the base 4x6s. We are still exploring access to the campsite (the West Branch of the Piscataquis is posing challenges), so stay tuned!

Maine Trail Crew: Third Mountain

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Third Mountain and is identified as a project that will be difficult/strenuous. Persons 18 […]

Horseshoe Canyon Privy Haul and Build

Kennebec District

We need your help building a new privy at the Horseshoe Canyon campsite on July 16-17! The privy was pre-built in April and is now packaged into ~150 bundles that are about 15-30 pounds. Volunteers are needed to shoulder this material to the campsite. It's about a 0.7 mile walk over flat terrain with 170 feet of elevation to the campsite. We are still scheming access (the West Branch of the Piscataquis River driving to be a challenge), so the access route may change.  Many hands make lighter work, and we need many hands for this project. A group will also […]

Maine Trail Crew: Third Mountain

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Third Mountain and is identified as a project that will be difficult/strenuous. Persons 18 […]

Maine Trail Crew: Third Mountain

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Third Mountain and is identified as a project that will be difficult/strenuous. Persons 18 […]

Maine Trail Crew: West Peak of White Cap

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near West Peak and is identified as the most difficult/strenuous project of the year taking […]

Pack-In for Trail Crew Work on West Peak of White Cap

White Cap District

The Maine Trail Crew will set up a base of operations at the Sidney Tappan campsite for trail work on the West Peak of White Cap. A few volunteers are needed on August 1 help to pack in tools and gear for their "hitch" (work week). Volunteers should meet on August 1 at the main Gulf Hagas parking lot at 10:00 am or at the Head of the Gulf parking lot at 10:15. Contact Brad Deane or Rob Cusimano for more information or to sign up.

Maine Trail Crew: West Peak of White Cap

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near West Peak and is identified as the most difficult/strenuous project of the year taking […]

Intro to Trail Maintenance

Please join us on August 13th for an introductory trail maintenance trip. You will receive first-hand experience on an easy, 1.8-mile section of the AT. The primary focus will be brushing, which is one of the four primary maintainer responsibilities. Please bring water, snacks, lunch, and gloves. If you have a favorite pair of loppers, you are welcome to bring those as well. Please contact Dick Welsh if you are interested in joining.

Maine Trail Crew: West Peak of White Cap

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near West Peak and is identified as the most difficult/strenuous project of the year taking […]

Long Pond Stream Privy Prep

White Cap District

We're building a new privy at Long Pond Stream, and need your help! On August 20 we'll do the site prep including felling a couple of trees, digging to get a flat surface, and installing the base 4x6s. It's about a 1 mile walk with 400 feet of elevation gain to the campsite. We want to get the site primed for the haul and build on Labor Day weekend!

Maine Trail Crew: Rainbow Lake

Katahdin District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Rainbow Lake and is identified as a difficult/strenuous project with a 6.5-mile backpacking trip […]

Logan Brook Lean-To Sill Replacement

White Cap District

It's sill replacement time! The trees we felled back in June have been drying (=becoming less heavy) so we can now replacing the rotting sills with these fresh logs. We're looking for about a half dozen volunteers to help do some final excavation, jack up the lean-to, and slide the new logs into place! It's slow but rewarding work! It’s a 1.3-mile hike with about 950 feet of elevation gain to access the campsite.

Maine Trail Crew: Rainbow Lake

Katahdin District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Rainbow Lake and is identified as a difficult/strenuous project with a 6.5-mile backpacking trip […]

Long Pond Stream Privy Haul and Build

White Cap District

We need your help building a new privy at the Long Pond Stream campsite on September 3-4! The privy was pre-built in April and is now packaged into ~150 bundles that are about 15-30 pounds. We are hoping to work with a group of Colby College volunteers are needed to shoulder this material to the campsite, but we will still need plenty of MATC volunteers to help. It's about a 0.9 mile walk with 400 feet of elevation to the campsite. Many hands make lighter work, and we need many hands for this project. A group will also be building the […]

Maine Trail Crew: Rainbow Lake

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Rainbow Lake and is identified as a difficult/strenuous project with a 6.5-mile backpacking trip […]

Executive Committee Meeting

To Be Determined

The MATC Executive Committee meets every odd-numbered month, except there is no meeting in July. Since the spring of 2020, meetings are using the Zoom conferencing system.

Maine Trail Crew: Nahmakanta Lake

Katahdin District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Nahmakanta Lake and is identified as a moderately strenuous project. Persons 18 years old […]

Maine Trail Crew: Nahmakanta Lake

Katahdin District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Nahmakanta Lake and is identified as a moderately strenuous project. Persons 18 years old […]

Maine Trail Crew: Nahmakanta Lake

White Cap District

Join the Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s (MATC) Maine Trail Crew and work on some of the most pristine, remote sections of Maine’s Appalachian Trail. Help preserve this precious and wild resource for future generations of hikers. An enthusiastic staff awaits your arrival and is looking forward to building trail with you. Projects focus on rebuilding and restoring heavily impacted sections of the Appalachian Trail. Crews utilize rigging equipment and hand tools to build stone steps and waterbars. This week's specific project will be taking place near Nahmakanta Lake and is identified as a moderately strenuous project. Persons 18 years old […]

Tent Platform Replacement at Sabbath Day Pond

Baldpate District

The Sabbathday Pond tent platform needs help! Join us on Saturday, Oct. 1st to carry materials an easy 1.1 miles (230 ft elevation gain) to the campsite, located on a beautiful pond, where we will dismantle the old, rotting platform and build a brand new one. All tools will be provided. Rain date of Oct. 2nd.