The SWEAT Crew (Smokies Wilderness Elite Appalachian Trail)

Let's get this straight. You are not tough enough to make it onto the SWEAT Crew.

You don't know anybody tough enough. (No, not even Chuck Norris. Trust me.)

No one knows where the Appalachian Trail Conservancy finds some of the world's toughest, most dedicated trail crews. They're probably people who were bored with being Navy SEALS or Army Rangers. They're tougher than single mothers with twins or middle school homeroom teachers.

They laugh at dirt and bugs. They're tougher than iron and they don't rust.

They work for free for an entire week -- on 33 miles of the most difficult to reach portions of the AT in the Smokies -- AFTER they hike at least five miles to get to camp.

(Did I mention they're volunteers?)

How much do you love the Appalachian Trail?

Click Here for SWEAT Crew Information -- If You Think You're Tough Enough

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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