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Berkshire Appalachian Trail Newsletter- June 2019

Check out the latest issue of the Berkshire Appalachian Trail Newsletter!

In this issue:

  • Recent Volunteer Days
  • Volunteer Spotlight
  • Cooridor Monitoring
  • Upcoming Events
  • Hours Report
  • Contact Us

Great Barrington A.T. Community Celebration

Come celebrate Great Barrington's connection with the Appalachian Trail. A.T. Partners (ATC, AMC, MA DRC and GBLC) will be providing a full day of great events and a potluck picnic for all. Volunteer, hike, and picnic with A.T. Maintainers and Hikers.   All events are free and open to all.  Pre-register at info@gbtrails.org. See volunteer, guided hikes, and picnic info. below.

Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Mass AT Committee Newsletter

The Mass AT Committee publishes a monthly newsletter.

Page steward: at@amcberkshire.org

Berkshire Appalachian Trail Newsletter - April 2019

Check out the latest issue of the Appalachian Trail Newsletter!

In this issue:

Tuesday Hikers

The Berkshire Chapter Tuesday Hikers schedule an outing somewhere in western Massachusetts every Tuesday, all year 'round. We explore a wide variety of hiking trails in the spring, summer and fall. In the winter we use cross country skis, snowshoes or micro-spikes depending on the amount of snow cover and trail conditions. Information about the events is sent to the email messaging group list and is provided in the Outings Schedule section of this web site under Berkshire Chapter Events.

Outings

Our Outings Committee organizes general, non-technical events such as hiking, road and rail trail biking, cross-country skiing, and backpacking trips.

We have a very active list of hiking trips. Most of the year, at least two or three hikes are scheduled each week. Most hikes are on weekends, but we do have a tradition of Tuesday Hiking trips as well.

Mass AT Management Committee

The Massachusetts Appalachian Trail Management Committee organizes Appalachian Trail supervision and maintenance within Massachusetts.

If you'd like to be a part of this, get in touch with our chair (see below)!

Group Hiking on the AT

When leading a group or hiking with a group, please become familiar with the guidelines for all AT hikers found on the “Hiking on the AT” page.

Over 70 and still ripping up the miles

Jan Alicia Nettler and companions on the Seven Sisters Trail

Jan Alicia Nettler, former Chapter Chair, recently led a challenging hike on the Holyoke Range accompanied by 16 senior citizens, most in their seventies. Her goal was to prove that "older people still can do more than people expect us to do." Her article on the activity was recently published in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Read the full article here.

Young Members Inter-Chapter Hike on the New England Trail

High point vista on the NET

With half of the autumn leaves still on the trees and the other half covering our path ahead, we all gathered by our cars. Some of us put on our gloves, and some of us wished that we had brought gloves; the cold fall weather came quickly. We exchanged names (and repeated them a few times for memory), reviewed our plan for the day, and then we began our hike.

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