Work Trips Calendar

Join MATC members in “old fashion work trips” that could involve anything from building lean-tos and privies, to relocating trail sections, to painting blazes, to helping with corridor monitoring, to helping with Spring Clean-up on the AT.

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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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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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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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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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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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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