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AMC COVID-19 Update: March 24, 2020

 

Effective March 24, 2020, AMC has issued the following guidance to its members and the general public:

BE OUTDOORS in the time of COVID-19: close to home, with our collective health and wellbeing as the highest priority.

PHOTO CONTEST - #BeOutdoorsOnline Heart Challenge

Send in your photos to connect and share with other families who could use a little love in these crazy times.

Winners will be selected from most original and best Earth Day-themed hearts.

WHAT TO DO: Take photos of hearts you see in your backyard, or on your local neighborhood walks.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (All day) to Friday, May 15, 2020 (All day)

Berkshire Appalachian Trail Newsletter- April 2020

In this issue we discuss:

  • Covid-19 and the Appalachian Trail
  • Corridor Monitoring Coordinator opening
  • Guthook use policy
  • History through stories
  • Volunteer Spotlight
  • ATC Survey

If you fill out the survey you can be entered to win one of several daypacks and will help us to gain information on our local volunteers!

FACILITY AND PROGRAM CLOSURES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

On March 16, 2020, the Appalachian Mountain Club announced facility and program closures.

Please visit this page for details.

Please stay safe and healthy during this difficult time.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email chair@amcberkshire.org.

Berkshire Appalachian Trail Newsletter- February 2020

In this issue we discuss:

  • Our Annual AT Gathering
  • New Cooridor Monitoring Position Opening
  • New Check in/ Check out policy
  • Sheffield Lime Kiln Historic Site
  • Kay Wood Documentary
  • Upcoming Events

Follow the link to see this month's Newsletter

18th Annual AT Volunteer Gathering

Join us for our Annual AT Volunteer Gathering!

If you already volunteer or are interested in volunteering with the Massachusetts Appalachian Trail Maintainers come over and meet with all of our volunteers. We will recap what we have done this past year, future plans, gear swap, as well as breakout sessions!

The gathering will be on February 1st, 2020 9 AM- 2 PM at the Taconic High School 96 Valentine Rd, Pittsfield, MA

RSVP at at@amcberkshire.org by January 27th.

We hope to see you there!

Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

AMC’S 144TH ANNUAL SUMMIT

AMC’s Annual Summit celebrates the people who make AMC’s mission real everyday–our dedicated volunteers! Whether you’re a lifelong member or a newcomer interested in discovering all AMC has to offer, Annual Summit is for you!

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Norwood, Massachusetts.

Cost:  Early Bird Special - By 12/31 $40, $50 after 

Date: 
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 8:30am

Berkshire Appalachian Trail Newsletter- December 2019

Our Americorps team working on the trail

In this issue we discuss:

  • Americorps members working on the Appalachian Trail
  • New England Regional Partnership Committee
  • A Survey to assess accessibility and content of this newsletter
  • Upcoming Events

Follow the link to see this months newsletter

Lessons Learned from a Hiking Incident

We recently received a hiking incident report from a leader in the New York-New Jersey Chapter of the AMC. The report describes an injury that occurred on a recent hike, what happened after that injury, and the essential equipment that the hike leaders and hikers did and did not have to help them through the subsequent hours spent on the trail awaiting a rescue. Below we include the original report (names have been elided). Following the report, we offer comments including a list of 10 essentials that each hiker should carry on every hike.

Appalachian Trail Kay Wood Movie

The Dalton, Massachusetts community has created a movie celebrating Kay Woods' life and devotion to the Appalachian Trail! She was a trail enthusiast and volunteer for many years in Massachusetts. You can check it out here: Kay Wood Movie

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