Learn to Maintain the AT in Maine

MATC volunteers build stone steps

Stone steps carefully placed by volunteers from the Maine Appalachian Trail Club.

Some people think food grows in grocery stores. Others must believe that elves, trolls and/or trail fairies maintain Maine's portion of the Appalachian Trail (AT).

The truth will be made known to the entire world (or at least those who attend) on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, when members of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club share their experiences preserving the AT.

While basking in the air-conditioned comfort of the Strand Cinema in Skowhegan, you'll hear what it's like to work on the trail when it's wicked hot and wickeder cold.

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The MATC display at the south end of the Appalachian Trail's 100-Mile Wilderness near Monson, ME. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Trail maintainers keep the AT alive and well.

They could always use the help of other unsung heroes who are willing to break a nail or exercise outside of a gym filled with mirrors and The Spandex People.

There will be stories galore and demonstrations of the tools of the trail from MATC members: Craig Dickstein, Ardie & Dave Hacker, Ed & Sherri Langlais and Margaret Snell.

Come meet new friends and learn to love the Appalachian Trail with more than mere words.

You're Invited

  • Wednesday, August 7, 2013
  • Strand Cinema; 19 Court Street, Skowhegan, Maine
  • Doors open at 6 PM
  • Free program starts at 6:30
  • Sponsored by the Friends of the AT in Maine: promoting and supporting the Maine Appalachian Trail Club.

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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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