Trail Maintainer Needed- Kennebec District

Baker Stream trail north to the AT Road This beautiful section of the Appalachian Trail begins at the Baker Stream crossing and heads northeast toward Moxie Bald. The Trail passes thru beautiful stands of conifer and mixed hardwood forest. This section will need regular attention as it gets occasional winter damage and, of course, the ever-present brush growth. Erosion and other water issues are not generally an issue in this section. Applicants should be willing to commit to making at least 3 trips per season: spring, summer, and fall to clear blowdowns, clip brush, and refresh the white blazes as needed. […]

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Register Box Monitor Needed

Register Box Monitor Needed We are seeking a volunteer to monitor the register box located on the back of the Piscataquis River near Blanchard.  This register box if a short walk down to the riverbank from the Blanchard/Shirley Rd. AT crossing.  The volunteer is asked to check the box regularly (usually every couple of months during the hiking season) and to pick up the completed cards and refill the box with blank cards supplied by the club and to make sure that there are pens and/or pencils to write with.  Once the volunteer has picked up the cards they mail […]

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Saddleback Mountain

MATC’s Position on Saddleback Ski Area Solar Project

Regarding the Saddleback Ski Area Solar Project We encourage the owners of the Saddleback Ski Area (Arctaris Impact Fund) to move the location of its proposed grid-scale solar power generating facility to a location that would not impact the views from the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) on Saddleback Mountain.  At just over three miles away, the proposed 35-acre solar array would become the dominant feature on the landscape view looking north from the A.T. Other than Katahdin, Saddleback offers the longest open ridge walk along the A.T. in Maine and about 1.5 miles of this section would have frequent views of […]

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4x6 Corridor

4-ft X 6-ft

4-ft X 6-ft: Trail maintainers are tasked with keeping a 4 X 8 foot corridor along the tread way for clear hiker passage. “One should be able to carry a 4X8’ sheet of plywood upright through the woods”.  That standard is a high bar to meet in some places. Photo by Tony Barrett

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