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Pertaining in some way to the Appalachian Trail.

Appalachian Trail Special License Plate Proposal

The Berkshire Chapter Appalachian Trail (AT) Committee, together with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the AMC, is working with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to offer an AT Special License Plate.

High Water/Ice on AT in MA

The Trail segment between Kellogg Rd and US Rt 7 in Mass has been subject to high water and ice from localized flooding along the Housatonic River.  Even when water levels recede, there will be many places with thin/unstable ice 12" or more above the treadway.  Snow cover may make it impossible to determine where the ice is and is not.  

At several locations, the Trail is immediately adjacent to the riverbank, and hikers breaking through the ice could end up in the river, or in deep tributary streams.  Avoid this Trail segment until bare ground is visible on the treadway.

Dalton Event Celebrates Designation as an Appalachian Trail Community

By Andrea Minoff

Government officials, community leaders, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and members of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) Berkshire Chapter joined with members of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Committee for Dalton on Saturday, August 19 at Pinegrove Park on High Street to celebrate the official designation of Dalton as one of the newest Appalachian Trail communities.

Summer is a Great Time to Get Outdoors

Check out AMC activities in Western Mass. This summer we are offering several series of hikes including the AT in Mass, Hiking Along Rivers, Easy Hikes in Northampton, and the weekly Tuesday hike. You can find both flat water and white water paddling events, bicycling, rock climbing, backpacking, and family programs. Don't miss out on these. This link will show you activities currently posted by the Berkshire Chapter:

http://activities.outdoors.org/search/?grp=1&mode=list

DALTON JOINS GREAT BARRINGTON AND NORTH ADAMS AS DESIGNATED APPALACHIAN TRAIL COMMUNITY

Margaret Cahill and Andrea Lassor, Dalton AT Committee Co Chairs

Margaret Cahill and Andrea Lassor, Dalton AT Committee Co Chairs

Dalton, MA (May 3, 2017) – Dalton has been formally approved as an Appalachian Trail Community by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.)

AT Committee Sets 2017 Schedule

The Chapter's AT Committee has put together this season's work party schedule: Link: https://goo.gl/SErKyi. The AT is managed and maintained by volunteers of all skill levels and interests--no prior experience is needed to participate. The Mass section of the Trail is highly regarded for the excellent condition of its treadway and facilities, as well as its iconic setting--your participation is key to continuing that high standard. Please contact the listed leader for any last minute changes or if you have questions about a specific project.

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