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Congratulations to Kayla Carter, our November Volunteer of the Month! Kayla has worked on the Kincora and S.W.E.A.T. #AppalachianTrail Crews, helped build relations with the Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoeing Club, and currently serves on ATC’s Next Generation Advisory Council. Find out more about Kayla's awesome work here: ow.ly/4utH306NlEk.

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November 2016 - Kayla Carter

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There is still time to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a bipartisan commitment to conserving America's wild spaces that has directly supported the #AppalachianTrail! Congress will soon decide whether to include the LWCF as part of the upcoming energy bill, and we urge you to contact your representatives and let them know how important this fund is. For more information, visit [...
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The wildfires in the Smokies and throughout the Southeast have been devastating. We hope that once the turmoil has passed, the #AppalachianTrail will offer some degree of peace for those affected.

For information on current A.T. closures, our next steps, and how you can help #ProtectYourTrail, read ATC Executive Director/CEO Ron Tipton's statement here: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Update on the A.T. and the Southern Fires

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We are constantly inspired by our #AppalachianTrail volunteers, who are the glue that keeps the Trail together. The Reading Eagle highlights the success of the Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club in Pennsylvania, as well as the growing need for future #volunteers: ow.ly/ZUda306EGgl.

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Editorial: Volunteers key to making Appalachian Trail a success |...

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Today is #GivingTuesday, a day to support the missions of your favorite charities. We hope you will consider a gift to the ATC — with your help, we will strengthen our ability to preserve and protect the #AppalachianTrail for centuries to come. Visit appalachiantrail.org/donate today!

Make a Donation | Appalachian Trail Conservancy

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It's #CyberMonday, and the Ultimate #AppalachianTrail Store is open for business! ATC members receive 10% off any purchase (in addition to any coupon codes you may have received in a recent membership email — hint, hint), so share your love for the A.T. today at [ Appalachiantrail.org Link ]

UPDATE: Use code BRTT16 before midnight tonight to receive 25% off your order!

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A group of Chicago friends and young conservationists ventured into the Great Smoky Mountains to experience the Trail in one of the best ways possible: they rebuilt it. "Trail Angels" is the second story in our myATstory video series. Over the next six months, we will showcase inspiring tales from some of these unique individuals about how the A.T. has changed their lives forever. For more,...
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Wildfires in the Southeast have disrupted many southbound thru-hikes, but this Thanksgiving, the #AppalachianTrail community proved once again why it's one of the best around.

Stalled AT thru-hikers share Thanksgiving meal

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Whether it's on a thru-hike or over a period of years, we couldn't agree more with author Casey Lyons: "Hike a Long Trail—Even if it Takes a Lifetime."

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Hike a Long Trail—Even if it Takes a Lifetime - Backpacker

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Today we're choosing to #OptOutside, and we hope you will join us. Find an #AppalachianTrail hike near you and escape the #BlackFriday chaos: appalachiantrail.org/explore-the-trail
Happy Thanksgiving from the ATC!

Over a century ago, Benton MacKaye had an idea while sitting atop Stratton Mountain in Vermont. That idea became the #AppalachianTrail, and we're thankful to help celebrate and protect this awe-inspiring American icon!

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Only a few more days until we #OptOutside with REI! Will you go out with us? ow.ly/duCj306qAVw
We are excited to announce the winner of Round 1 of the #myATstory Contest: “Begin Again” by Frank Carter! Frank will move on to compete in our final round of the contest, where he will face off against your favorite stories from the next three rounds. Thank you to all of the finalists for sharing your inspiring stories!

Think you’ve got an #AppalachianTrail tale that could win? Visit...
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Begin Again

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If approved, the Mountain Valley Pipeline will forever change the way we experience the #AppalachianTrail. You can help us protect the Trail's iconic views, its fragile ecosystems, and the economies of surrounding communities. Visit [ Appalachiantrail.org Link ] to find out how.

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Stop the Mountain Valley Pipeline | Appalachian Trail Conservancy

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Today is your final day to vote for the Round 1 winner of the #myATstory contest! Cast a ballot for your favorite #AppalachianTrail story before midnight tonight by clicking here: ow.ly/iXk4306lROo

Check out the story of Drew, one of the Round 1 finalists, by clicking on the video below.

Thru-Hiking Through Tragedy and Tribulations on the Appalachian Trail

March 29th, 2015 I set out from Springer Mountain, GA to hike the Appalachian Trail. Nearly 100 miles into the hike I met Sarah, the girl who I'd...

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At the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Distinguished Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, we were thrilled to celebrate several wonderful individuals that have given so much back to the #AppalachianTrail.

(Picture Top) The Asam Family, led by brothers Christian and David (pictured), own and operate the historic Bavarian Inn, Shepherdstown WV. The Asam Family has supported the...
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In conjunction with the National Park Service, the ATC has issued a fire ban on the #AppalachianTrail throughout much of the Southeast — from US Route 33 in Shenandoah National Park to Springer Mountain, GA. All open flames are prohibited, though some areas still permit the use of pressurized gas fuel camp stoves and backpacking stoves. The fire ban will continue until drought conditions have...
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It's National #TakeAHike Day! Whether it's on the #AppalachianTrail or at your local park, be sure to celebrate appropriately ⛰
Over the weekend, the ATC was notified of racist graffiti plastered onto the #AppalachianTrail landscape in Pennsylvania. We strongly condemn both the destruction of the environment and this misguided attempt to discourage others from experiencing the Trail. Many thanks to the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club for their quick response in removing this graffiti and helping to promote a...
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