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?)
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Published Aug 16, 2014. Would you answer an ad that says: Trail Volunteers Needed? If so, have we got a deal for you! The Appalachian Trail could use your help.
Published Aug 16, 2014.
Published Oct 30, 2015. The Good Old Rocky Top Appalachian Trail Crew repairs and maintains 70-miles of the AT through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Published Jul 18, 2012.
Published Jul 30, 2015. The goals common to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Baxter State Park are similar but are they compatible? Can their paths merge atop Mt. Katahdin?
Published Feb 18, 2015. Interested in the 2015 2015 Wilderness Skills Institute training held in May at the Cradle of Forestry in NC? Apply by February 25th or soon afterward.