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.
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!Find out more »
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!Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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!Find out more »