September 16, 2022

Trailway News: Sayonara, Summer

Today’s Trailway News is the last one of summer, and we are already looking forward to crunching the leaves that carpet the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) this fall. Along with the cooler weather and fall foliage come a few extra considerations before you head down the Trail — check out our tips for ensuring you aren’t caught off guard when the season changes for the chillier.

Get Ready for Fall Hikes


Warner & Kaine Reintroduce Bill to Make FERC Pipeline Permitting Process More Transparent and Fair

Our sincere thanks go to U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine for reintroducing the Pipeline Fairness, Transparency, and Responsible Development Act in Congress yesterday. This legislation strengthens the public’s ability to evaluate the impacts of and provide input on natural gas pipelines being considered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and bolsters protections for National Scenic Trails like the A.T.



Our Annual Membership Meeting is Just Two Weeks Away

The 2022 ATC Membership Meeting will take place on October 1, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. EDT. We will discuss the successes and future of the ATC and the A.T., and announce the results of our Board of Directors election. All members in good standing will receive an email next week with a link to cast their votes.


Have a question you would like for us to answer during the meeting? Submit your questions prior to the meeting at


Give Back to the Trail for National Public Lands Day

Help us celebrate National Public Lands Day on September 24 in the best way possible: by giving back to the A.T. as a volunteer! Check out multiple opportunities to get involved in Trail maintenance events all along the Trail — the A.T. and the people who love it will thank you!

Volunteer Today

Don’t see an A.T. volunteer event in your area? Sign up to be notified about A.T. volunteer opportunities near you, or visit our Volunteer Opportunities Database to see upcoming events along the entire Trail.


Trail Updates


The side trails, camping areas, and privies for Brassie Brook and Riga Shelters (NOBO miles 1,507.1 and 1,508.3) will be closed tomorrow, September 17, from 8:30 a.m. until about 5 p.m., or when construction ends for the day.


In Other News…

“Wow, I didn’t know New Jersey looked like this” – Jersey’s Best interviews ATC Regional Manager Bob Sickley and others about the beauty of the A.T. as it traverses 72 miles of New Jersey backcountry.

The World Trail Conference Begins September 26 – Join trail experts, trail builders and maintainers, and trail enthusiasts from around the world. The virtual pass is free for WTC members and 35 CHF (around $37) for everyone else. Check out the schedule and speaker line-up — including several ATC staff members — at

Reserve Your 2023 Appalachian Trail Calendar Today – Enjoy a daily reminder of the A.T. — make a donation of $75 or more by November 1 to receive this calendar in addition to your ATC membership benefits.


Community Spotlight

Happy Trails!

Thank you for your continued support and the love you express for the Trail!