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    Default Trail Maintenance Volunteer Call

    I just started this new forum so that trail organizations can post notices asking for trail maintainers for open sections, post notices about work crews (Like Hardcore) and other vital information to help keep our trails open and in working order.

    To the trail organizations and maintainers:
    My personal feeling is that there are a lot of folks out there that want to help with trail maintenance but don't know how to get involved, this is the place to help them.

    And to the hikers:
    Trail maintenance is very fun and even more rewarding at the end of the day. Try it, once the bug has bit you, you will never look at hiking the same way.

    Recommended format:

    Who: Point of contact with contact information for person sponsoring and/or organizing the work.

    What: Type of call i.e. trail maintainer opening, work call for a work trip, etc.

    When: Time and date for link up plus duration of the work.

    Where: Trail name, link up site, and general description of the area to be worked on.

    Why/How: post pertinent information such as bring a lunch, bring gloves, long pants, water needed - none on the section, etc.
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    HOOAH Rock,

    i want to help anywhere in the GA AT area as well as the NC side near GA. i got gear and a chainsaw, the skills and endurance to help. give me a reason to be in the mountains!!!
    There are two wolves that battle in every mans' heart, love and hate, the winner is the one fed the most.

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    Thank you, Rock. This has been needed for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bswilarmy View Post
    HOOAH Rock,

    i want to help anywhere in the GA AT area as well as the NC side near GA. i got gear and a chainsaw, the skills and endurance to help. give me a reason to be in the mountains!!!
    Contact the GATC for trail maintenance in Georgia - http://www.georgia-atclub.org/ , the Nantahala Hiking Club for maintenance from NC/GA state line to NOC (no good web link found) , or the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club for maintenance from NOC to north of the Smokys - http://www.smhclub.org/ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hog On Ice View Post
    Contact the GATC for trail maintenance in Georgia - http://www.georgia-atclub.org/ , the Nantahala Hiking Club for maintenance from NC/GA state line to NOC (no good web link found) , or the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club for maintenance from NOC to north of the Smokys - http://www.smhclub.org/ .
    If interested, here is a good web address for the Nantahala Hiking Club http://www.maconcommunity.org/nhc/
    I was a member for several years and maintained the section from Deep Gap to Carter Gap Shelter for 5 years. I really enjoyed it and would still be doing it if I were able and still in the proximate area.

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    Thanks For The Links!!!
    There are two wolves that battle in every mans' heart, love and hate, the winner is the one fed the most.

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    Whiteblaze links section for Nantahala Hiking Club needs to be fixed (change .com to .org)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hog On Ice View Post
    Whiteblaze links section for Nantahala Hiking Club needs to be fixed (change .com to .org)
    Thanks HOI, got it fixed.

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    Default maintance help

    If anyone can help I am taking in a barrel for chips for privy getting ready for the thru hiking season. We will meet at Hightower Gap at 9:00am Sunday on FS 42. Have enough chips to go around
    The mountains are calling and I have to go

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    I will be thru hiking this year and will be available whenever I am near some. I'll be at hardcore fo sho.
    Disclaimer: I didn't mean that......I realy love you all.

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    I am a college student and am looking to hook up with a trail crew for the duration of my summer. I will be hiking for a month, until about June 1st.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dholmblad View Post
    I am a college student and am looking to hook up with a trail crew for the duration of my summer. I will be hiking for a month, until about June 1st.
    Would you be interested in Konnarock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dances with Mice View Post
    Would you be interested in Konnarock?
    I found that site just before I saw this post. Should I just apply online there?

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    I am first looking at an opportunities that have some sort of hourly pay, as I am a college student.. I did submit an application for Konnarock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dholmblad View Post
    I am first looking at an opportunities that have some sort of hourly pay, as I am a college student.. I did submit an application for Konnarock.
    AT trail maintenance is done by volunteers. There are a few paid positions with the Konnarock crew but it's not hourly pay. Crew members may get a small honorarium, contact them about that because I could well be wrong. Even if so it's not much.
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    It seems to me that this thread that SR started in 05 should see more activity. Not enough is said about this little activity known as trail maintenance.
    Here is a pretty good intro by SR into the world of TM. Part two of the video is the most important part. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyFFS...feature=relmfu
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    Just send me and Mountain Squid any future trail maintenance workdates, and they get posted the home page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moytoy View Post
    It seems to me that this thread that SR started in 05 should see more activity. Not enough is said about this little activity known as trail maintenance.
    Here is a pretty good intro by SR into the world of TM. Part two of the video is the most important part. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyFFS...feature=relmfu
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    Default Are you tough enough?

    Looking for volunteers to tackle trail maintenance on "the toughest trail in Georgia", the Duncan Ridge Trail. If you've been thinking that it's time for you to give back to the trail, but you want the thrill of taking on only the toughest challenges, we have a spot for you. PM me for more details, if interested. No experience necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moytoy View Post
    It seems to me that this thread that SR started in 05 should see more activity. Not enough is said about this little activity known as trail maintenance.
    Here is a pretty good intro by SR into the world of TM. Part two of the video is the most important part. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyFFS...feature=relmfu
    It was going solid for a couple years with a Front Page schedule of events. But High Priority Trail News (crime/deaths/fires/weather) started to take the Front Page over.
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