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Essential Privy Repairs

  • Dates: 18 – 18 Jun, 2019
  • Location: Tyringham, MA
  • Contact: Don Fairbanks
  • Email: [email protected]


Privy on the A.T.Join the A.T. Committee of the Appalachian Mountain Clubs Berkshire Chapter on Tuesday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and help repair the siding and replace the bin lid of the Race Brook privy. Expect a moderately strenuous 2 mile hike to the worksite. 

Of the 7 Leave No Trace Principles (LNT), the third one is to dispose of waste properly, and to pack out what you pack in. Since hikers aren’t asked to pack out their poo on the A.T. (though some land managers request it), trail maintainers help hikers by building and maintaining privies that provide a sanitary means of composting human waste.

As the project date approaches your trip leader will contact you with a meeting location. Please reach out to them with any questions you may have. Be sure to wear long pants and sturdy boots. Bring plenty of water and snacks for the day, a lunch, sunscreen, bug spray, and a rain jacket.

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