Maine Trail Crew Alumni Network

Published Nov 27, 2012

Maine celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Appalachian Trail's completion in style. Ceremonies were held in 2012 honoring Maine's first two Appalachian Trail Communities: Monson and Rangeley.

Thru-hikers & ice cream at Rangeley, Maine's Appalachian Trail Community Celebration in 2012. (Photograph by Robert Sutherland)

The celebration in Rangeley endured early winds and rain and ended with Trail Magic smiles when thru-hikers competed in the ice-cream eating contest.

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) says 2012 also saw the highest Maine Trail Crew enrollment: 62 one-week slots were filled, exceeding their original goal of 48 enrollees by 30%.

Maine's section of the Appalachian Trail underwent major upgrades. Crews built 226 step-stones, 43 water bars and installed 100 square feet of retaining walls.

If you're an alum of any of the Maine Trail Crews MATC wants to hear from you. They're compiling a network of current and former Trail Crew members in order to help folks stay connected.

If you were part of these groups:

  • The Student Conservation Association Trail Crew
  • Footpath Recovery Crew
  • MTC
  • SCA and
  • FORCE

you had an important role in maintaining the AT in Maine. MATC doesn't want you to be forgotten.

Please send your contact information to MATC:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • E-mail address
  • Date(s) on the MATC Trail Crew.

We all appreciate your efforts to protect and preserve the Appalachian Trail in Maine.

Maine Appalachian Trail Club's Website


Tags: Tourism, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Trail, Hiking, and Appalachian Trail Community

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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