Corridor Monitors Wanted

There are only six 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 (207) 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 of the corridor […]

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Position Available – Maine Trail Crew Member

Immediate Opening! – Summer 2021The Maine Trail Crew Member will be an integral part of a small team camping on the Appalachian Trail and reconstructing targeted trail sections. The Trail Crew builds stone steps, waterbars, retaining walls and other erosion control structures. Advanced training with stone cutting, stonework, rigging systems and other trail work will be taught. Qualifications:  At least one season of outdoor trail work Backcountry backpacking, camping and cooking experience (food is on your own) Good health, physical fitness and able to hike long distances in mountain terrain Ability to live and work with others  Willingness to maintain a safe work environment […]

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Filled! Campsite Maintainer Wanted – Baldpate District

Contact campsite@matc.org or baldpate@matc.org 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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Vacancy Filled! Campsite Maintainer Wanted – White Cap District

This vacancy has been filled! Contact campsite@matc.org or whitecap@matc.org 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 […]

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Maintainer Openings – White Cap District

Want to give back some of your time? Are you looking to get more involved with the trail? Whatever your reasons, the White Cap District has two trail sections in need of volunteer maintainers. A trail maintainer is primarily concerned with clearing blowdowns, cutting back brush, painting blazes and clearing water bars. Most maintainers with a couple of mile section find they can do reasonable job if they spend 2-3 days on trail work each hiking season. The club provides a maintenance handbook and field guide as well as on site training. Access to the maintainer trails usually doesn’t require a […]

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Vacancies Filled! Campsite Maintainers Wanted – Kennebec District

Both vacancies are filled! 8/8/2020. The Kennebec District starts at the Long Falls Dam Road (which is north of New Portland) and continues northward to Route 15 in Monson More information on campsite maintainer duties and privy maintenance. Contact kennebec@matc.org or campsite@matc.org for questions or interest in applying. FILLED! Bald Mtn Brook campsite & Bald Mtn Brook lean-to: This opportunity includes two adjacent facilities: the lean-to (with tent sites) and the campsite (approx. 0.2 miles from the lean-to).  Each has a pit privy, water source, and fireplace.  While these could be split into two assignments, the ease of access and […]

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Trail Maintainers Wanted – Baldpate District

ALL POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED – 8/6/20 Below are the vacancies for the Baldpate District– The Baldpate District starts at Route 26 and extends northward to Route 4. It also includes the Grafton Loop Trail east of Route 26. FILLED! Sawyer Notch Road to Summit of Moody Mountain: This section is 1.4 miles long but it rises 1200 feet in that span. It is a mix of boulders and spruce fir with some patched of hardwoods. Annual clipping and blowdowns are the typical maintenance tasks. 2 visits minimum.Access is via a woods road (most Subarus can make it) and a short […]

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Trail Maintainers Wanted – Kennebec District

ALL POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED – 8/10/2020 We have a vacancy for a trail section in the Kennebec District– The Kennebec District starts at the Long Falls Dam Road (which is north of New Portland) and continues northward to Route 15 in Monson Lake Hebron Section: This section parallels the shore of Lake Hebron on the outskirts of the historic Appalachian Trail town of Monson. This section of trail has been well taken care of by a soon to be retired, long-time maintainer and is in “move in” condition.The trail section includes 1.50 miles of white blaze from Jackson Brook […]

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