Preserve and manage this amazing nature trail. Ensuring that its priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.
When a winter ice storm left much of the NBATC's 90-mile section of theA.T. impassable, club president Bill Foot organized maintenance partieseach weekend for a month to clear the Trail of debris. The normalWednesday maintenance crews were also enlarged. NBATC volunteers clearedthe 90 miles in just a month, often hiking in through deep snow to reachthe affected sections of Trail.
The NBATC is an affiliate member of the Appalachian Trail Conference, thenonprofit organization that manages, maintains and protects the AppalachianNational Scenic Trail. Affiliates are each assigned a section of the Trailto maintain, with volunteers performing virtually all of the maintenancechores along the 2,160-mile long A.T.