March 11, 2022

Trailway News: Say It Ain’t Snow…

While our clocks “spring forward” this Sunday, many parts of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) are experiencing the lingering effects of winter. This weekend, the Trail is expected to see heavy snowfall/mixed precipitation, freezing temperatures (especially in high elevations), and high winds from Georgia to Maine. So if you are on the Trail currently or are planning to hike this weekend, make sure to be prepared or adjust your plans accordingly.



Rice Field, VA photo by Sarah Jones Decker

A.T. the Heart

Stories about love for the Trail are as varied as the people that walk the footpath. In a special article from our recent issue of A.T. Journeys, we feature four stories from individuals that keep the Trail close to their hearts and build hope for future generations.



It’s a Dirty Job:
Partnering for Privy Construction

While shelters are some of the most well-known structures on the A.T., some of the most important are typically right beside them: privies. In our latest blog post, we explore the importance of privies on the A.T. and how coordination with Trail Clubs and other partners is key for updating and maintaining this essential part of Trail infrastructure.



In Other News…

Flip Flop Festival:  Save the date for the upcoming 2022 Flip Flop Festival in Harpers Ferry and Bolivar, WV, on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Check out the available workshop and festival details here.

We Were There, Too:  For Women’s History Month, get 50% off your copy of author Gwenyth L. Loose’s book about Pioneering Appalachian Trail Women including Jean Stephenson, Ruth Blackburn, and Margaret Drummond. *Offer available while supplies last.

“Jappalachia”: On March 15, Trail Researcher and ATC Regional Manager Sarah Adams will be speaking at Mars Hill University on the cross-cultural connections between the A.T. and Japan’s Shinetsu Trail.

Give Me Shelter: Listen in to the latest Green Tunnel Podcast episode, which covers how shelters along the Trail have developed over time and became part of the A.T. experience.


Community Spotlight

Happy Trails!

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