January 28, 2022

Trailway News: An Act of Love

Let’s work together to enjoy the outdoors responsibly! Whether it is your first visit to the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) or your fiftieth, there are many ways to care for the Trail while you enjoy it. From packing out trash to being prepared for unfavorable weather, the seven principles of Leave No Trace are simple, yet effective ethics to guide A.T. hiking adventures.

Thank you for doing your part to help minimize negative impacts to the Trail and preserve the A.T. for all to enjoy!


Photo by Anne Sentz

ATC staff along with volunteers from MountainTrue and the U.S. Forest Service walk to the next native planting location on Max Patch.

An Act of Love

Love for a place can have many origins. It can also manifest in the care we return to those cherished places. The ATC and our partners at the U.S. Forest Service and Carolina Mountain Club (CMC) have been working to mitigate the impacts to one of the Trail’s most iconic balds, Max Patch, and restore its natural benefits for native pollinators and songbirds.



In Other News…


Volunteer Spotlight

Known as “MacGyver” by his Trail maintainer peers, Bill Murdoch has steadily contributed to the care and stewardship of the A.T. for over forty years. Bill is a volunteer with the Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club (TEHCC) and was recognized as their Maintainer of the Year in 2017.



Love Letters to the A.T.

What do you love most about the Trail? In our upcoming “Love Letters to the A.T.” series, we will be featuring memories and moments that showcase your love for the Trail. Submit your stories and photos by January 31, 2022, for consideration.



ATC Seasonal Job Opportunities

Are you interested in Trail management or leading volunteer skills development on the A.T.? We are currently accepting applications for seasonal roles, including Technical Trail Specialist and Field Coordinator (NH/VT).


Community Spotlight

Happy Trails!

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