Trailway News: Our Crews Need YOU!

Trailway News header - January 20, 2023. Image shows a Trail Crew walking down a grassy hill towards a work truck.

Have you been curious about what it’s like to join a Trail Crew? This spring and summer, the Konnarock Trail Crew is looking for new members who are interested in getting out on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) to complete essential Trail maintenance from Rockfish Gap, near Waynesboro, Virginia, to the Trail’s southern terminus at Springer Mountain in Georgia.

Trail Crew members spend five days on the Trail, gaining new skills and making lifelong friends and memories. Tools, training, and meals are all provided.

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Things to Know About the A.T. in 2023

In our latest blog post, we are highlighting some of the most important things to know about the A.T. in 2023, as well as ways you can best prepare for your adventures, attend fun events, and give back to the Trail.

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Ridgerunner Positions Available

A.T. Ridgerunners and Caretakers provide information and guidance to visitors to help them have informed, safe, and enjoyable experiences on the Trail.

If you’re interested in one of the most adventurous and important jobs out there, consider applying for a 2023 affiliate Ridgerunner position.

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Apply for Grant Funding by Jan. 27

Applications are open for the Tennessee and North Carolina A.T. License Plate Grant Programs! Each year, the ATC uses funds from the sale of A.T. license plates to provide grants to organizations and individuals who are working to help fulfill the ATC’s mission in those states.

For more information and to apply for the Tennessee or North Carolina A.T. License Plate Grant Program, visit:

The applications are open until January 27, 2023.

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Trail Updates


Rock Gap Shelter Remains Closed. Nantahala Hiking Club volunteers continue to work on the rebuild of Rock Gap Shelter (NOBO mile 105.7). The privy remains open for use. Camping around the shelter is also expected to remain open but may close temporarily for materials to be staged near the shelter.

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We’re hiring! The ATC is hiring for several seasonal positions as well as a full-time Maine Regional Manager. If you’re passionate about the A.T. and would like to work for an amazing organization, click the link below to learn more and apply.

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In Other News…

A Dahlonega Family Tackles the A.T. Together – The Skogman family of Dahlonega, Georgia recently completed a flip-flop thru-hike of the A.T.  Darrell and Joni Skogman kept on trekking alongside their three sons Jasper, Baxter, and Grayson as they persevered as a family.

Cuddle Up with Your Pup – Dog Gone, a story about a good pup who goes missing on the A.T., is the perfect movie to curl up and watch with your fur babies this weekend.

Pack Light, Sleep Heavy – The Trek has compiled the results of their 2022 thru-hiker survey and provided a detailed breakdown of the most popular sleep systems.

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Happy Trails!

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