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Work Trips

July 13-15, 2018

Ralph's Pike Hiker Cabin, NY

Three tornadoes touched down in Putnam and Dutchess counties near RPH Cabin (mile 1,430.1) . Trail damage at RPH and quarter mile north and south of the cabin. Damage on Hoosner Mountain, south to Fahnestock State Park. Hundreds of trees are down. The trail crew will be rerouting the trail in some locations. The good news is that RPH cabin, outhouse, Herald's hammock area, bridges and the info kiosk are all ok, no damage at all.

Project #1  Cleaning up and filling in root balls holes. The trail is open except for some minor walk arounds.

Project #2  Miller Hill Locust log step project will continue as planned. 10 more wooden crib steps will be added to the project from last year. This will replace all of the old, rotted, 18 year old, pressure treated lumber. 

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided all three days, along with a BBQ. Camping at RPH grounds and other locations.


Contact Tim Messerich, at

Appalachian Trail crew opportun-ities in cooperation with the ATC

ALDHA work trip

'Cool Breeze' Joe Fennelly gives directions to his trail crew during the 2016 Hard Core work trip at Scales, Va., high up in the Virginia Highlands. A handful of ALDHA members usually takes part in the work trip that occurs on the tail end of Trail Days.  (Photo by Bill O'Brien)

    Trail Clubs

Southern Appalachian Work Center
The newest kid on the block, the Southern Appalachian Work Center coordinates with local clubs, and ALDHA,  on various projects.

Alabama Hiking Trail Society 
Log onto this Web site for the latest news of the Alabama Hiking Trail Society.

Georgia Appalachian Trail Club 
The Georgia club's Web site, with maps of the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail. 

Nantahala Hiking Club 
The Nantahala club maintains about 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Nantahala National Forest, N.C.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club 
Members maintain the A.T. through Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carloina and Tennessee.

Carolina Mountain Club 
The CMC covers the stretch of the A.T. from Davenport Gap north to Spivey Gap, Tenn. 

Tennessee Eastman Hiking Club
The Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club maintains 127 miles on the Appalachian Trail.

Mount Rogers A.T. Club 
The group maintains from Damascus, Va., to Va. Route 670, just north of Trimpi shelter.

Piedmont A.T. Hikers
Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers, or PATH, is based in North Carolina and maintains a stretch of trail in Virginia.

Virginia Tech Outing Club 
Club members in Blacksburg, Va., maintain about 30 miles from Garden Mountain to Lickskillet Hollow.

Roanoke A.T. Club
This club oversees the A.T. from Lickskillet Hollow to Blackhorse Gap, about 131 miles. 

Natural Bridge A.T. Club
The group that maintains 88 miles of the A.T. around Peaks of Otter is now on the Internet.

Tidewater A.T. Club 
The Tidewater Appalachian Trail Club has jumped into Web waters with its own page. 

Old Dominion A.T. Club
This group maintains from Reeds Gap to Rockfish Gap in Virginia, a run of about 17 miles.

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club 
PATC's home page is quite the audio-visual wonder. You can also read their newsletter. 

Mountain Club of Maryland 
Members maintain the stretch from Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pa., to the Susquehanna River.

Keystone Trails Association
The KTA in Pennsylvania is the umbrella organization that covers a number of different hiking clubs.  
Trail Clubs
Cumberland Valley A.T. Club
One of the newest clubs, this group oversees the Cumberland Valley and what is left of the old road walk.

Batona Hiking Club 
This Philadelphia-based group maintains 8.6 miles from Fox Gap at Pa. 191 to Wind Gap, Pa. 

Allentown Hiking Club 
From Tri-County Corner to Bake Oven Knob, this club maintains about 12 miles of trail.

Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club
They do maintain a good chunk of trail from Rausch Creek to Lehigh Furnace in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia Trail Club
This group covers the ridgeline from Lehigh Furnace Gap to Little Gap, about 10.2 miles.

Delaware Valley Chapter, AMC 
Hiking, camping, skiing, snowshoeing and other activities of this active chapter. 

York Hiking Club
This club maintains a short stretch from Pa. Route 443 south to the Susquehanna River.

Wilmington Trail Club
Members maintain the A.T. from Fox Gap to Delaware Water Gap, a distance of about 7 miles.

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
Now based in New Jersey, this club maintains the A.T. through two states, from the Delaware River to the Connecticut border.

AMC - Connecticut Chapter 
The Connecticut chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club, which goes from New York to Sages Ravine. 

AMC - Berkshire Chapter
The Western Massachusetts branch of the AMC maintains the A.T. through the Bay State.

Green Mountain Club 
Based in Vermont, the GMC maintains the fabled Long Trail, including the 100 or so miles that carry the A.T.

Dartmouth Outing Club 
This legendary group of students, alumni and area residents maintain unique shelters and privies along 76 miles of trail.

Appalachian Mountain Club 
AMC maintains a wide variety of hiking trails through its various chapters, including in the Whites, Delaware Valley, Mass., Conn. and Maine. 

The Randolph Mountain Club 
This club promotes the enjoyment of the Randolph, N.H., area and is the newest addition to the ATC's trail maintaining clubs.  

The Maine A.T. Club 
The club has posted its official home page, complete with photos, updates, and other news.

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