February 11, 2022

Trailway News: Sending You Our Love From the ATC

While we celebrate our love for the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) each day, February marks a special month and occasion. Please enjoy this preview article from our upcoming issue of A.T. Journeys magazine, the official membership magazine of the ATC. President & CEO Sandra Marra discusses how the relationship with her husband, Chris, was nurtured by a shared love for the Trail.



Love Letters to the A.T.

Read stories from the A.T. community about what made people fall in love with the Trail and what keeps that love going strong today.


“While my 2010 trip on the Presidential Range kindled the spark… I think it was while working my first Konnarock Trail Crew season in 2017 that I really fell in love with the Trail.” -Josh Reynolds



“You see I fell in love that day. I didn’t just hear about it or read about it; I met the Appalachian Trail for myself, and the meeting was wonderful.”
Joan Delano



Join us next week for more stories from our Love Letters to the A.T. series.


Campsite Selection: The Secret to Happy Campers

After a long day hiking the A.T., there is nothing like finding a spot to rest and regroup for the night. To help hikers practice Leave No Trace-friendly sleeping accommodations on the Trail, we’ve put together tips on different types of camping and shelter etiquette. Thank you for helping to reduce the impact to the Trail!



In Other News…

Contained Wildfire at Round Bald, NC/TN Border: Early Friday morning, firefighters helped contain a 20.75-acre wildfire along the A.T. (NOBO 381.2). The Trail in this area remains open as the situation is monitored.

A.T. Visitor Experience to be Enhanced in Boiling Springs: The ATC has completed the ownership transfer of its Mid-Atlantic regional office building to the South Middleton Township, a critical step in increasing essential services and information for area visitors.

Join Our Team: If you are looking for a seasonal outdoor job that helps protect the A.T., check out our open Land Stewardship Technician and Field Coordinator roles in Maine. You can find more opportunities on our Careers page.

Harpers Ferry Visitor Center remains closed for cleaning: We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue a deep clean of the historic building the ATC calls home.

Leave Only Footprints: Our friends at The Green Tunnel podcast released a new episode this week covering the importance of practicing Leave No Trace principles while hiking on the A.T.


Community Spotlight

Happy Trails!

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