Week 4: September 21 - 25
Arrival at Base Camp September 20 by 5:00 PM.
Project: Rehabilitate the tread of the A.T. as it descends to a road crossing, with Mountain Club of Maryland.
Join the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Mid-Atlantic Crew for a week of Trail rehabilitation in near Maryland Route 491. Tasks may include re-digging sidehill, installing steps or building a crib wall. The crew will be tenting at a State Park. Volunteers from the local Trail maintaining club, Mountain Club of Maryland (MCM), will also be participating in this projects.
Crew Life: Crew members must be able to live and work cooperatively and in close proximity with fellow volunteers of varying backgrounds. Crew members are expected to participate equally in routine tasks, including cooking, cleaning, and tool care, both at base camp and the project site.
Working Conditions: Work involves using hand tools and can be moderately strenuous. Hiking over rough terrain while carrying 25-30 lbs. packs and tools may be required. Weather conditions during this time of year have the potential to vary greatly within a week. Be prepared to work and camp in both high and low temperatures.
On the Site: Crews gather at base camp for introductions and orientation the day before departing to spend the work week at the project location.
Staff: Crews are led by experienced, professional crew leaders eager to pass along Trail work and backcountry skills. Camp coordinators supervise life at base camp and provide administrative and logistical support. Some camp coordinators serve as assistant crew leaders in the field.
What We Provide: Once you arrive at the base camp, shelter, food, transportation to and from project sites, tools, safety equipment, and group camping gear (as available) are provided. Crew members need to bring work clothing, sturdy boots, and their own basic camping gear.
Mid-Atlantic Trail Crew Week 4 is located near Maryland Route 491. Project: work with the Mountain Club of Maryland to rehabilitate the current treadway as it descends to a road crossing. Work may include re-digging sidehill, installing steps or building a crib wall. The crew will tent at a State Park.
Interested participants must apply. Please use the form below to express your interest, and you will receive a follow-up email with additional information and questions.