To all the maintainers who work tirelessly on maintaining the trails, Thank You! I've walked along the AT here in Virginia and on other trails and down some blue blaze trails to see amazing views, waterfalls or even caves, and am constantly amazed at the work trail maintainers do. I look forward to seeing the AT in the other 13 states next year!

When I see rock steps or logs bolted into the earth to prevent erosion, I think to myself, "how on earth did they get these logs/stones up here?" I know it isn't glamorous work and although maintainers do get some "thank you's" here and there, I just wanted to add my own humble thank you to the list.

I can't imagine what the trail would be like, if it were to even exist at all, without the volunteer work that gets done. Your work enables people to enjoy the trail.