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Hiking

Pertaining in some way to hiking trips or the act of hiking (not necessarily through the Outings Committee).

BNRC Hoosac Range Preserve, North Adams, MA

Monadnock-Metacomet Trail

This trail is largely combined with the New England Trail, a National Scenic Trail, and more information about both can be found at http://amcberkshire.org/netmm/. If you came to this page from a 'bookmark' please reset it to reflect the change.

Appalachian Trail Links

There are literally thousands of AT-related sites on the Web. Here are a few of our favorites (with a distinct New England bias).

AT Trail Maintaining and Shelter Adopting

Trail maintainers keep the footpath free of obstructions such as brush, and fallen trees. They also keep the white paint blazes that mark the AT fresh and easy to see. Shelter adopters take care of a particular shelter along the trail.

Hiking on the AT

The AT is managed as a "primitive footpath". Hikers are expected to be self-reliant, and to carry appropriate equipment for the season and terrain.

Because the AT can be very busy, we ask all hikers to respect the trail, overnight sites, and their fellow travelers. The Massachusetts Appalachian Trail Management Committee in partnership with Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation established the following guidelines and regulations to aid in that effort:

• Camping is permitted only at designated sites (see the list).

NET Trail Updates

These are the latest trail updates. Feel free to print out a copy. This section will be updated as needed.

Most Recent NET/MM Trail Updates

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace™ (LNT) is a philosophy of backcountry recreation that stresses leaving the wilderness as untouched as possible by your visit. It’s also a program designed to assist outdoor enthusiasts understand and minimize their recreational impacts on the land.

AMC partners with Leave No Trace, Inc. to promote responsible outdoor recreation. Leave No Trace, Inc. has established the seven Leave No Trace Principles that serve as guidelines for those who enjoy outdoor recreation.

Hike Safe

You are responsible for yourself, so be prepared:

With knowledge and gear. Become self reliant by learning about the terrain, conditions, local weather and your equipment before you start.

To leave your plans. Tell someone where you are going, the trails you are hiking, when you will return and your emergency plans.

To stay together. When you start as a group, hike as a group, end as a group. Pace your hike to the slowest person.

Photo Album

Tuesday Hikes since 2010
Donna Bretton, a regular Tuesday hiker, has created a beautiful slide show and has given permission to link from here.

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