Category Archives: Appalachian Trail

Getting to Know a Dragon on Bear Mountain

By Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member of the Bear Mountain Crew The Komodo Dragon joins us every weekend on Bear Mountain. He’s aptly been given this nickname because of the tenacious manner in which he goes about his work. Daniel Yu … Continue reading

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Check Out the West Mountain Appalachian Trail Relocation with Our Volunteers

Join us on Oct. 18 for a short hike highlighting some of the work by the volunteer trail crews in Harriman State Park. By Bob Fuller, member of the Long Distance Trails Crew The Long Distance Trails Crew is continuing … Continue reading

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Enjoy an Outdoor Service Experience Close to Home

No need to travel to far off places to experience the joy of trail work By Bob Fuller, member of our Long Distance Trails Crew Many of you may have read the article on the front page of the Sunday, August … Continue reading

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Volunteers near completion of Appalachian Trail relocation on West Mountain in Harriman

By Bob Fuller, member of the Long Distance Trails Crew The Appalachian Trail on the southwest side of West Mountain is steep, heavily eroded, and has loose stones that make it dangerous for hikers with heavy packs and park rangers … Continue reading

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Appalachian Trail Magic Yields Photo Exhibit

A young man who is hiking the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) with Bell’s Palsy, which he got through a tick bite while on the trail; a 60-year-old woman who states, “You have to push yourself to grow”; a man who is thru-hiking for … Continue reading

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Another week, more trail completed at Canopus Lake project

by Jordan Foxler, AmeriCorps member of the Taconics Crew Summer is in full swing, but that hasn’t deterred volunteers from joining us on weekends, helping to build a sustainable trail from the beach at Canopus Lake to the Appalachian Trail … Continue reading

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Club and Crew Team Up for a Big Stone Step Project on Appalachian Trail

BBQ stokes trail volunteers at 15th annual RPH Cabin Volunteers Club event in Dutchess County By Bob Fuller, member of the Long Distance Trails Crew Every July, for the last 15 years, the Ralph’s Peak Hikers Cabin Volunteers Club (RPH) … Continue reading

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Getting through a Rock and a Hard Place on a Trail at Fahnestock State Park

by Raina Stoutenburg, AmeriCorps member of the Taconic Crew The Taconic Crew (aka the Talus Titans) is working out of Fahnestock State Park on the Appalachian Access Trail.  On that trail, there is a section that we have lovingly nicknamed … Continue reading

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Canycom Battles and Heavy Downpours!

By Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member of the Bear Mountain Trail Crew The trail surfacing material has arrived at Bear Mountain!!!  This may seem an unusual thing to be excited about, but the Bear Mountain Trail Crew is excited about progress. … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps, Reporting from Bear Mountain

By Caitlyn Ball, AmeriCorps member of the Bear Mountain Trail Crew Wednesday, June 11, 2014: Hey party people! I’m reporting to you from the office (booo hissss!) about some of the work we’ve been doing out on the trail at … Continue reading

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