Randolph, NH (November 11, 2010)
– The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is proud to announce that the Randolph Mountain Club (RMC) has been appointed as the 31st
maintaining club of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). RMC will be responsible for maintaining more than 2 miles of the A.T. starting from the junction with the Osgood Trail near Madison Hut and ending at the junction with the Castle Ravine Trail at Edmands Col.
“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is excited to have the Randolph Mountain Club become the 31st maintaining club of the A.T. RMC has done a remarkable job maintaining side trails to the A.T. in the northern Presidential mountains for 100 years, and we are pleased to now have them maintaining a section of the actual A.T. tread way”, stated Hawk Metheny, New England Regional Director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. “It is crucial to have clubs like RMC to ensure that the trail can be sustainably maintained for generations to come”.
The ATC is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preservation and management of Appalachian Trail. The A.T. is about 2,179 miles in length ranging from Maine to Georgia, making it the oldest, continuous marked footpath in the World. Currently 31 clubs are allocated funds and training from the ATC to help maintain the Trail. Each maintaining club is responsible for trail maintenance, monitoring protected land around the trail, examining water-quality, monitoring rare species, and participating in regional partnership committee meetings. In New Hampshire alone, ATC has three maintaining clubs: The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC), the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC), and the Randolph Mountain Club (RMC).
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to the preservation and management of the natural, scenic, historic, and cultural resources associated with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in order to provide primitive outdoor-recreation and educational opportunities for Trail visitors. For more information please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
About the Randolph Mountain Club
The Randolph Mountain Club mission is to promote enjoyment of the
Randolph, New Hampshire area through hiking, trail development, upkeep of camps
and shelters, and sharing the collective knowledge of its members. For more information please visit www.randolphmountainclub.org.
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel. 304.535.6331 x117
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