Hard Work & Camaraderie on Week-long Service Trip in Catskills

Crew on Cross Mountain, CatskillsThis week Trail Walker got news and photos from the Catskills via Trail Conference staff member Jeff Senterman. Jeff has been assisting volunteers who are building a new woods route for the Long Path in the Catskills near Phoenicia. In this first back-country extended service trip for the Trail Conference (the work area is several miles from a trailhead), volunteers have been living and trail building on Cross Mountain for the week, working to get the LP off roads and into the woods.  Jeff’s help has included hiking supplies up to the crew. He reports, “they are doing great work and getting lots done.”

Long Distance Trail Crew on Cross Mountain, CatskillsVolunteers from two of our crews–the Long Path Crew and our Long Distance Trails Crew, which specializes in technical rock work projects that help prevent erosion in steep areas–are involved. Anyone with energy and stamina and a good attitude is welcome. There is work for all.

Additional extended outings will take place later this summer. New participants are welcome. Day-hikers also are needed to help keep our volunteers supplied.

Click here to keep up with project news and ways to get involved.


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Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of more than 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails. The Trail Conference is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs with a combined membership of 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.
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