Latinx Appalachian Trail Crew: July 12-13
Arrival at meeting location in north Georgia - July 11 by between 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
For this session, Latinx Appalachian Trail Crew will be tackling projects at Gooch Gap with Georgia A.T. Club.
Joining Latinx Trail Crew begins by expressing interest below. Read more about crew life, and if you're interested in joining this session, let us know!
Trail Crew projects are planned and completed in cooperation with A.T. maintaining clubs and agency partners such as the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.
You must apply to get on a Trail Crew. It begins by expressing interest below, and completing an application you receive by email, along with additional material to prepare you for crew life. You will be given the opportunity to apply for more than one session.
Crew Life - All crew members must be able to live and work cooperatively and in close proximity with fellow volunteers of all genders, ages, and nationalities. All crew members are expected to participate equally in routine tasks, including cooking, cleaning, and tool care, both at base camp and the project site.
Working Conditions - TRAIL WORK IS HARD, PHYSICAL LABOR. It involves working with hand tools, and getting dirty is guaranteed. The crews work eight- or nine-hour days, rain or shine, hot or cold, regardless of black flies, mosquitoes, and other insects. During the course of the crew season, the weather can vary from sweaty, summertime heat to freezing, winter-like cold.
On Site - Crews gather at base camp for introductions and orientation the day before departing to spend the work week at the project location; in this case volunteers should arrive the evening of July 11. Participants should be prepared for primitive backcountry experience without showers, bathrooms, or running water for the duration of their crew session.
Crews are led by experienced, professional crew leaders eager to pass along Trail work and backcountry skills.
What We Provide - Appalachian Trail Conservancy provides training, equipment, and food, transportation to and from the project sites, and group camping gear. Crew members need to bring work clothing, sturdy boots, and their own basic camping gear. You will receive a gear list to help you plan for your participation.
More about the projects for Session 9: Latinx Trail Crew builds durable trail that will last for generations. The project for this session is near Dahlonega, Georgia. Work at this site will include installing building new trail, which includes using hand tools to carve our and dig a flat surface for hikers will walk. Volunteers will move lots of soil, dirt, and maybe rocks.
After two days of working as a team, learning new skills, and living in the backcountry both the crew and the trail is transformed. There may be the option to extend camping with the crew for one more evening; more information will be shared as its available.
No experience is necessary, but you must be at least 18 years old to join this crew.
Still interested? Fill out the form below to apply: