National Trails Day & the Maine A.T. Club

No this is not a figure of reverse-evolution, it's the logo of National Trails Day.

No, this is not a figure of reverse-evolution, it's the logo of National Trails Day.

The American Hiking Society (AHS) promotes National Trails Day on the first Saturday of June each year.

You don't have to hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT) to participate. AHS includes all kinds of outdoor activities they hope you'll consider trying on Saturday, June 7, 2014.

Whether you would prefer hiking, bike riding, trail maintenance, birding, wildlife photography, geocaching, paddle trips, walking new trails, health-focused programs or children's activities, AHS hopes you'll go outdoors for the day -- rain or shine -- and have fun outside.

Click Here to Find a National Trails Day Event Near You

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) and other AT clubs invite you to extend your time on trails all summer long. The AT is maintained by people just like you. (No, they're not as smart or as good looking, but in other ways they're similar.) They would be happy to have your help perking up the Trail.

The Maine Appalachian Trail Club maintains 267 miles of the AT in some of the most remote spots anywhere along the Trail.

Big pack on a small lady?  Pffft.  That ain't heavy for folks on MATC's trail crews.

Big pack on a small lady? Pffft. That ain't heavy for folks on MATC's trail crews. ~~ Photo courtesy of MATC.org

MATC proves that the most petite ladies on Trail Crews can carry the largest packs as they jog up mountains -- stepping over sobbing, buffed dudes in cotton muscle shirts -- without breaking a nail.

Have a little fun. Swat some bugs, get rained on, have a few laughs and meet great people as you help maintain the Appalachian Trail with some of the most healthy and friendly men and women you'll ever meet in the woods.

Unplug yourself from your gizmos. Resistance is NOT futile.

Get in touch with the MATC ... and find yourself in the forest.

Click Here for the MATC

Click Here for Additional Trail Maintaining Clubs


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