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.
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:
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:
We all appreciate your efforts to protect and preserve the Appalachian Trail in Maine.
Tags: Tourism, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Trail, Hiking, and Appalachian Trail Community
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