Jolly Rovers Crew Finishes Steps on Appalachian Trail at Fitzgerald Falls

New steps at Fitzgerald Falls built by the Jolly Rovers volunteer crew give safe passage for hikers on the Appalachian Trail.

New steps at Fitzgerald Falls built by the Jolly Rovers volunteer crew give safe passage for hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Photo by Andy Wong.

Trail Walker got this message today from our Jolly Rovers crew: “We’re happy to announce that the Rovers completed the Fitzgerald Falls staircase this past weekend on the A.T. in Greenwood Lake, NY! The crew knocked it out of the park. The work came in at 60 stone steps supported by 70 sq. feet of cribbing with 25 crew members volunteering over 1300 hours during a 12 day period.”

They didn’t mention, but should have, how beautiful their work is.  You too can learn these skills and join one of our technical trail crews. See our Trail U workshop schedule for stonework classes.

Fitzgerald Falls is a short and easy hike from roadside parking and well worth a trip. Click here to find day hike directions to Fitzgerald Falls on the  Appalachian Trail Conservancy website.

Look closely to find Jolly Rovers crew volunteers on the new steps at Fitzgerald Falls. Photo by Andy Wong.

Look closely to find Jolly Rovers crew volunteers on the new steps at Fitzgerald Falls. Photo by Andy Wong.

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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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