Read the latest MAINEtainer Newsletter

Read the latest issue of the MAINEtainer, MATC’s quarterly newsletter. FALL 2020 EDITION NE Regional Partnership Committee holds virtual meeting ZOOMING NERPC MATC Maintainer’s Meeting Survey Power Hedgers for Clearing/Brushing/Trimming  – My New Favorite Trail Tool End of the Trail – Carrington Rhodes Maintainer Openings – White Cap District Remembering Dick Innes You can view the current year’s issues as well as look into the MAINEtainer archives.

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Campsite Maintainer Wanted – Baldpate District

Contact or for questions or interest in applying. Baldpate Lean-to and Campsite – Be the maintainer for the first campsite NOBOs encounter in MATC territory! The Baldpate campsite is located in the beautiful western mountains. Drive access is via Route 26, so no special vehicle is required. Walk access is about 2 miles with ~1,100 feet of elevation gain. This campsite has a lean-to, tent sites, as well as an old-style moldering privy. More information on campsite maintainer duties.

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Summer 2021 MATC Employment Opportunities

Put your passion for the Appalachian Trail to work! Apply for summer trail crew jobs in Maine and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Maine AT Ridgerunner and Maine Trail Crew positions are looking for applications. Ridgerunners will meet, greet, register and educate hikers on the Appalachian Trail. They will impart Leave No Trace knowledge, skills and ethics focusing on youth groups and distance backpackers, for example: where to camp, how to protect water sources, ford a stream and minimize fire impacts. Ridgerunners will provide education about rare alpine plants and stewardship on summits and ridge lines. They will manage campsites and […]

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Corridor Monitors Wanted

There are still some great opportunities 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 or contact me (Dave Field) at 862-3674,  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 of the corridor that […]

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White Brook Trail

One of the most remote areas of the A.T. in Maine – now newly accessible via the White Brook Trail.

“The highest mountain in the Hundred Mile Wilderness is easier to access thanks to recent improvements and trail relocations.” Maine Appalachian Trail Land TrustNovember 20, 2020 White Cap Mountain was protected by the Gulf Hagas Whitecap project in 2017, which was completed by the Forest Society of Maine, the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands and the Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust.White Cap is the highest mountain in the fabled Hundred Mile Wilderness and the trail this organization maintains – the White Brook Trail – is more accessible than ever. Take a tour of the project and learn about the ecology, history, recreation and […]

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Our Volunteers Rock!

Rocks aren’t placed by magic; it takes lots of hands and strong backs to make rock steps. Volunteers build stone steps at Gulf Hagas using pry bars, shovels, grip hoist and pick axes.

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MATC Affiliate Store

Get MATC Gear!

Show your support for MATC by proudly wearing and displaying official clothing and accessories emblazoned with the MATC logo. Check out the variety of MATC branded items at our “Trading Post” – on-line store. MATC has partnered with Spreadshirt to provide MATC branded clothing and accessories to members and supporters of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club. Items are available in a variety of styles and colors. MATC is a non-profit, 501c3 charitable organization and does not make any profit on these items. Spreadshirt is a third-party, affiliated vendor who handles all sales and questions regarding their products.

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Campsite Maintainer Wanted – White Cap District

Contact or for questions or interest in applying. 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); […]

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Saddleback Mountain

MATC’s Position on Saddleback Ski Area Solar Project

Regarding the Saddleback Ski Area Solar Project We encourage the owners of the Saddleback Ski Area (Arctaris Impact Fund) to move the location of its proposed grid-scale solar power generating facility to a location that would not impact the views from the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) on Saddleback Mountain.  At just over three miles away, the proposed 35-acre solar array would become the dominant feature on the landscape view looking north from the A.T. Other than Katahdin, Saddleback offers the longest open ridge walk along the A.T. in Maine and about 1.5 miles of this section would have frequent views of […]

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