2022 Annual Business Meeting

Save the date! The Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s 2022 annual meeting will be held on Saturday April 9th from 9-11am on…. you guessed it- Zoom! Again, we will miss seeing familiar faces and the stories of blow-downs, privies, and flat tires. And we’ll especially miss the coffee and doughnuts! But, with the latest news of COVID-19 this is the best we can do. We are planning on a 2-hour meeting to prevent screen fatigue and stick to the tasks at hand. Based on last year’s meeting we should be able to make it within the 2 hour time-frame. We’ll send […]

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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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Katahdin Coffee Sponsors MATC

The MATC would like to acknowledge the generous support of Katahdin Coffee as our most recent sponsor. Katahdin Coffee comes from a family of coffee mongers. From 1975 to 2014, Lyons Coffee Service, founded by Stan & Hazel Lyons, provided hardworking Mainers (and New Hampshirites) with workplace coffee and supplies. Family owned and operated, we carried Katahdin Coffee as our own private brand. Eventually, we sold the office coffee operation, and Katahdin Coffee Co. began a new chapter as a stand-alone company: Katahdin Coffee. Katahdin Coffee’s donation will contribute to sustaining the more than 25,000 hours of work done annually […]

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MATC Maine AT Maps Are Now Available for Your Mobile Device

MATC has partnered with Avenza Maps to make our 7 Maine Appalachian Trail maps available to download to your mobile device. The maps can be used on the trail without Internet access or cell reception and will pinpoint your current position on the map using your device’s GPS system. To get started download Avenza’s free app and set up a free account. Search for the “Maine Appalachian Trail Club” and you will see a listing of our 7 Maine AT maps that are available for purchase at $5.99 each. We also have a bundle of all 7 Maine AT maps […]

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Side Trail Closure on Barren Mountain

Details from the Monson Appalachian Trail Visitor Center: TRAIL CLOSURE ALERT: A pair of peregrine falcons with a young chick are nesting on the rock slide on the flank of Barren Mountain. If you hike near nesting peregrines, they may abandon the nest and their chicks may die. To protect this falcon family, the A.T. side trail leading to the Barren Slide has been closed. Breeding peregrines are endangered in Maine. Please respect the wildlife with whom you share the A.T. by obeying the closure.

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Joint Ridgerunner Training at BSP

Ridgerunners from both Maine Appalachian Trail Club and Appalachian Trail Conservancy, along with staff from the A.T. Visitor Center, in Monson, spent time at Baxter State Park with Park staff as part of their training. This strengthened ties and communication between the three organizations as they work together this season to educate hikers on the Trail and troubleshoot challenges.

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Volunteer Service Awards

INTRODUCTION The Comprehensive Plan for the Appalachian National Scenic Trail includes a definition of the Appalachian Trail that states: “ThebodyoftheTrailisprovidedbythelandit traverses, and its soul is in the living stewardship of thevolunteers and workers of the Appalachian TrailCommunity.” ATC and the federal agencies are very proud of the volunteer commitment to protect and manage the Trail. This recognition program is offered by ATC and the NPS- Appalachian Trail Park Office (ATPO) as a means of thanking A.T. volunteers for their contributions. HOURS OF SERVICE PROGRAM The Hours of Service recognition program is based on the cumulative hourly contributions of volunteers to the […]

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April 17 Annual Meeting

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club’s 2021 annual meeting will be held on Saturday April 17 on… you guessed it- Zoom! We will all miss seeing familiar faces and regaling stories of 28-inch blow-downs, shoveling out privies, and flat tires. And we’ll especially miss the coffee and doughnuts! But, this is the best we can do given the circumstances. There will be a bit of extra business to conduct this year because there was no annual meeting in 2020, but we are planning on a 2-hour meeting to prevent screen fatigue and stick to the tasks at hand. For More Information.

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