4th Mountain Trail Re-Lo Project

Please join us on October 9th for a fall work trip to relocate part of the AT on Fourth Mountain. The present location is steep, severely eroded in places, and considered to be too expensive to bring it back to proper conditions. This relocation is approximately 1 mile long and circumvents the peak of Fourth Mountain (there was no view anyhow). Both sawyers (felling certification not required) and swampers are needed. Swampers will be clearing undergrowth with hand tools like loppers and handsaws. The plan is to meet up in the morning at the KI gate, drive to the Fourth […]

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Chainsaw Training

Chainsaw Training

MATC sawyers received official training today in bucking, limbing, and felling. These are important skills to keep us safe on the trail, as well as skilled in making efficient cuts since often just getting to blowdowns requires carrying a saw (and gas, and tools, and PPE) miles before we even start sawing. We were led by a very knowledgeable and great instructor- thank you, Peter!

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