January 18, 2022
Trailway News: Brrr!
Brrr! A major winter storm is expected to impact the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) beginning Saturday, January 15, with snowfall, sleet/freezing rain and below-freezing temperatures in the forecast from Georgia to Maine. A.T. hikers should use extreme caution and prepare for downed trees, ice and slippery Trail conditions.
Even when winter storms aren’t brewing, it’s important to plan ahead and prepare for weather conditions that can make a hike on the A.T. challenging. Check out our winter hiking tips and Trail Updates page for any important notices on A.T. conditions and closures.
Hiking With Pigtails
After discovering the A.T. later in life, ATC’s Harpers Ferry Visitor Center Supervisor Charissa Hipp helped her daughter “Pigtails” develop a love for nature and stewardship from an early age.
Volunteering on the A.T.
Nearly 4,000 incredible volunteers have contributed 142,649 hours of hard work since October 2020, helping protect and care for the Trail we all love. As you plan your 2022 adventures, consider one of the many ways to get involved and learn more about Trail stewardship.
- Check out available T. Volunteer Opportunities on our new volunteer engagement platform.
- Find a Trail maintaining club near you.
- Subscribe to The Register newsletter for articles about stewardship on the A.T. and recent projects from Trail clubs.
In Other News…
Love Letters to the A.T.
In our upcoming “Love Letters to the A.T.” series, we want to know how you first fell in love with the Trail. Submit your story by January 31, 2022, for a chance to be featured.
2022 Hiking Guides Available Now
Planning a 2022 A.T. hike? Check out our hiking guides, including the 2022 Thru-Hikers’ Companion and Data Book, available now at our partners Mountaineers Books.
Work With Us
Dreaming of making the A.T. your office in 2022? The ATC is accepting applications for multiple seasonal positions including ridgerunner, Trail crew and field coordinator roles.
Photo by Horizonline Pictures
Thank you for your continued support and the love you express for the Trail!