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BOUNDARY MAINTENANCE WOMEN'S CREW--CHESHIRE MASS

Date and Time

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Parking, Cheshire,
Massachusetts, Berkshires,
MA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

Women's crew to do boundary maintenance in Cheshire. We will meet same time and place as the mixed group on the same project but then do a different section of the boundary. Maintaining these boundaries is essential to preserving the AT hiking experience in the narrow trail corridor. Work includes hiking off-trail while clipping brush, painting blazes and installing signs. Part of the boundary is on slopes with uneven footing and thick brush. Participants will travel 4-6 miles on this all-day event. Bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water, bug and tick repellant/head net. Dress for the weather, which may vary during the day. Paint will not wash out of clothing--don't wear your best outfit. Wear sturdy footwear. Bring your own work gloves, loppers if you have them, face covering and hand sanitizer. If you have a high visibility vest (orange or similar bright color), please bring that as well.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

AT Boundary Work

Activity

Conservation

Offered By

Berkshire (Mass.)

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




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Deb Weisenstein is a long-time member of the Massachusetts Appalachian Trail Management Committee and has served as a Maintainer Coordinator, Monitor Coordinator, and Vice Chair, and Chair. She has experience in long-distance hiking, trail work, and trail project management.

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