Horns Pond Ridgerunner Pack-Out

Join us on Saturday October 16 to help pack-out the Ridgerunner for the season from the Horns Pond campsite. The hike up is 5 miles with about 2,000 feet of elevation gain. We’ll pack up materials and then retrace our footsteps for the 5 miles down; total daily mileage is 10 miles. Please bring a large backpack with extra space to help pack out materials. Meet at the kiosk at the end of the Stratton Brook Pond Road at 8am (see image for map of meeting location).

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Sabbath Day Pond Privy Building

Help build new privy at the Sabbath Day Pond campsite! The materials are already there (thank goodness!), but we’ll need plenty of people to help with building, painting, and tool toting. Fall is a great time to give back to your trail!

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Long Pond Stream Lean-to Rear Sill Replacement

A straight forward rear-sill replacement after a few hours of digging out rear side hill. Dirt will be utilized to improve several earthen tent sites nearby. Harden the rear side hill and channel water away from rear of structure. We’ll also be covering the rotted ends of the Deacon’s seat log. 6-8 volunteers are needed.

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Sidney Tappan Privy Building

We’re putting the “labor” into Labor Day weekend by building a new privy at the Sidney Tappan campsite! A group of Colby College freshman will help haul in the materials (thank goodness!) on September 4th, but we’ll need plenty of people to help with building, painting, and tool toting. Early fall is a great time to help give back to your trail!

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Rainbow Stream Lean-To Sill Work

Here is a chance to experience a complex lean-to rehabilitation. 4 lower and another rear log are rotted so we’ll be systematically jacking up the structure and replacing 5 logs with 3, digging out the sidehill on one side and rear of structure, hardening those side hills and channelling the water from rear, and raising the structure on new base rocks. Dirt will be used to improve nearby earthen tent sites. Much like the Hall Mtn project without the 1400′ climb. We’ll be car camping at trailhead for this 1.5 day project. 8 volunteers are needed.

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Sabbath Day Pond Privy Haul

Join us on Saturday August 14 to transport materials and tools to build a new privy at the Sabbath Day Pond campsite. The privy was pre-built and packaged into ~150 bundles that are 15-30 pounds. The goal of the day is to transport the materials and tools about 1.0 miles to the campsite. No one is expected to carry an item the full distance! We will be breaking it up into several segments, so sort of a relay/bucket-brigade effort. The privy will be built September 25-26. Many hands make light work, and we need many hands for this project.

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Privy Pre-Build

We try to be smart about campsite work, and in that vein we pre-cut all privy materials to length before they are installed. That’s what we’ll be up to on July 31 and possibly August 1 as well, and you’re welcome to join us! This event will take place in the “front-country” at a residence in Palmyra, so no is hiking necessary! There will be lots of lumber cutting, prepping, and packing but no hauling!

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New Tent Platforms at Crocker Cirque Campsite

Join us on Saturday July 17 to transport materials and tools and build two new tent platforms at the Crocker Cirque campsite. There are two old tent platforms there that are in tough shape. It’s about a 1.5 mile walk to the campsite. No one is expected to carry an item the full distance! We will be breaking it up into several segments, so sort of a relay/bucket-brigade effort. Many hands make light work, and we need many hands for this project.

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Sidney Tappan New Privy Prep

Join us on Saturday June 26 to help prepare the building site for a new privy at the Sidney Tappan campsite. The new privy will be constructed September 4-5, but on June 26 we’ll fell a couple of trees, level the ground (yes, this means some digging), and install the base 4x6s. Duff removal tends to be physically taxing so it’s good to have plenty of people to cycle in and out to keep those digging muscles fresh!

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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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