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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Illegal Fire Ring

Illegal Fire Rings Concerning on AT

ILLEGAL FIRE RINGS: In Maine, campfires in the woods require a fire permit or a permitted campsite to be legal.  WIth the dry conditions this Fall, non-permitted campfires along the A.T. are especially concerning.  A frequent task for maintainers is to dismantle and disperse fire rings which not only encourage more camp fires in inappropriate locations but also encourage trash accumulation.  This particular fire ring just north of Orbeton Stream has been dismantled four times this season. Photo by @Tony Barrett

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An Ideal Time for Corridor Monitoring

THE FALL IS AN IDEAL TIME FOR CORRIDOR MONITORING: Simon Rucker, Mike Mahony, Mary Eagan and Kayla Gagner are happy to find a boundary marker without any digging. This section of A.T. corridor is just south of Long Falls Dam road. Photo by Tony Barrett

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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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