Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

Long Distance Runners Meet Long Distance Trails Crew

By Bob Fuller, Crew Leader, Long Distance Trails Crew This June, while working on our Appalachian Trail relocation project on the southwest shoulder of Bear Mountain, the Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC) had the distinct pleasure of meeting Tom Panek, … Continue reading

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Scott Jurek: The Newest (and Fastest) Appalachian Trail Finisher

By Jeremy Apgar: Trail Conference Cartographer, hiker, runner, and fan of inspirational people During these summer months, amazing people complete their Appalachian Trail thru-hikes in either Maine or Georgia.  On Sunday afternoon, a thru-hiker named Scott Jurek climbed Katahdin in … Continue reading

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I Caught the Stone Bug—and Got Certified

By Kevin Stamey, AmeriCorps member of the Megalithic Trail Crew on Bear Mountain   Trail workers face many hazards, like bad weather and getting bitten by ticks.  A lesser known hazard is the bite of the stone bug, which overwhelms … Continue reading

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From Sterling Forest to the SRT, the 2015 Conservation Corps Crews Are Improving Trails

Members of the Trail Conference’s 2015 Conservation Corps trail crews began training in May and are hard at work building and improving trails throughout the region all summer long. Here’s what they’re up to and where you can find—and join!—them … Continue reading

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AT Section in Harriman-Bear Mountain Ablaze with Improved Markings

Text by Andrea Minoff and Bob Fuller, members of the Long Distance Trails Crew. Photos by Andrea Minoff. Members of the Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC) took advantage of the lovely weather on Sunday, May 3 to refresh and realign … Continue reading

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Long Distance Trails Crew Kicks Off Trail-Building Season

Crew Starts Appalachian Trail Relocation at Bear Mountain Text by Bob Fuller; pictures by Marty Costello, members of the Long Distance Trails Crew After a winter of fun crew outings—including hikes, snowshoeing, and a New Year’s Eve party—the Long Distance … Continue reading

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Wish Fulfilled: A Last Hike on the Appalachian Trail at High Point

by Peter Dolan, New Jersey Program Coordinator and Keith Lyons, Hiker On July 28th, Keith Lyons contacted the Trail Conference office with a hiking request. On the surface, this request was similar to countless other calls we get throughout the … Continue reading

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Crew Restores Appalachian Trail at Beechy Bottom

Long Distance Trails Crew installs steps and stepping stones in eroded trailbed By Bob Fuller and Marty Costello, members of the Long Distance Trails Crew The Long Distances Trails Crew has been out again, this time to restore a small … Continue reading

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West Mountain Appalachian Trail Relocation Officially Open

Long Distance Trails Crew celebrates with ribbon cutting and BBQ. By Bob Fuller, member of the Long Distance Trails Crew Last Saturday, Oct. 18, was a big day for the Long Distance Trails Crew (LDTC). The morning began at the … Continue reading

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A Better Path Along the Appalachian Trail: Volunteers Complete AT Relocation on West Mountain

By Bob Fuller, member of the Long Distance Trails Crew The Long Distance Trails Crew is proud to announce the completion of the Appalachian Trail relocation on West Mountain in Harriman State Park. The project began last fall and was completed … Continue reading

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