trail maintenance

Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Happy 50th to the AT, PCT, and National Trails System Act

Who wants some birthday cake? (If you’re currently hiking a trail, that’s a definite yes). This year, 2018, is the 50th birthday of the National Trails System Act and the 50th...

May 13, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Have some extra money for splurging? Want to get a small dose of the days of old when you were one with society? It doesn’t have to be all work...

Nov 29, 2016 : Stubbs
How the AT Works: What DOES a Maintainer Do?

How the AT Works: What DOES a Maintainer Do?

Everyone knows they “keep the trail open”. But in the deep woods ‘open’ might mean something completely different than a hillside in southern New England densely packed with mountain laurel....

Mar 31, 2015 : Cosmo
6 Things I Learned About Outdoor Living by Working on a Trail Crew

6 Things I Learned About Outdoor Living by Working on a Trail Crew

First, imagine working a full-time, minimum-wage job. Then, add rain – so much that everything you own gets wet and stays wet for days on end. Add backbreaking labor, knee-deep...

Feb 21, 2015 : Gray Barrett
How the Appalachian Trail Works

How the Appalachian Trail Works

We call it a "simple footpath"--but as they say, "It's complicated". Just what is the Appalachian Trail? What makes it special?

Jan 8, 2015 : Cosmo
Everything You Wanted to Know About Trail Building (And Other Interesting Facts)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Trail Building (And Other Interesting Facts)

As hikers we spend so much time contemplating the trail, but so few of those thoughts focus on the work beneath our feet.  When I began hiking, I gave very...

Jul 22, 2014 : Maggie Wallace