A.T. Vista: Hikes Committee Member

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APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY

Help cooridinate hikes for the 2022 A.T. Vista which is taking place at SUNY New Paltz on August 5-6, 2022. A.T. Vista is a biennial gathering for people interested in enjoying and learning about the Appalachian Trail and all things outdoors!

Register TODAY to begin helping by clicking on the 'Register' button at the bottom of this page and filling out the following form.

General Description:

Share your knowledge of hiking trails in the metro area by joining others to determine the hikes offered. Working with others on the committee, you will set a schedule, find hike leaders, and write hike descriptions. These descriptions will be used in the Trail Conference’s Trail Walker and ATC’s AT Journeys, and posted on the A.T. Vista website. At the conference, you will help at the Hikes Desk and the Hikes Departure Area. A report is available to see how the Hikes program operated at the 2007 conference.

Objective:

Assist Hikes Committee Chair with defining the hiking program. At least one of the members should be a digital mapping expert.

Skills:

  • Knowledge of places to hike in the metro NY-NJ area
  • Proven track record of organizing hikes
  • Highly needed, at least one of members, digital mapping expert

Specific Tasks:

Planning the Conference

  • Read report from the 2007 conference
  • Help decide what hikes will be offered (look at what was done at Ramapo '07)
  • Decide if maps will be provided
  • Use scheduling conventions from previous conferences
  • Work with Hikes Chair to assemble budget
  • Find hike leaders and interact with them ahead of conference
  • Assemble packets for leaders (list of participants, driving directions, first aid kits)
  • Track your own volunteer hours

While running the Conference

  • Be a member of the Hikes Committee
  • Track your own volunteer hours

At the Conference

  • Be part of the hike departure area
  • Help at the Hikes Desk about do-it-yourself hikes

Benefits:

  • Meet and work alongside people who share your passion for the outdoors
  • Work with knowledgeable hikers from outside your region
  • Learn how to enter content on the AT Vista website
  • Be able to say you worked on a multi-day conference

Coordinates with:

  • Hikes Committee Chair

Time Line:

Fall and winter of year before conference - determine what hikes to offer

Write brief hike descriptions

Assemble packets for hike leaders including first aid kits

Summer of year before conference - Finalize schedule

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About APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONSERVANCY

Location:

PO BOX 807, HARPERS FERRY, WV 25425, US

Mission Statement

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail - ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

Description

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s vision is to connect the human spirit with nature - preserving the delicate majesty of the Trail as a haven for all to enjoy.

We are committed to nurture and protect this sacred space through education and inspiration. We strive to create an ever-expanding community of doers and dreamers, and work to ensure that tomorrow’s generations will experience the same mesmerizing beauty we behold today.

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WHEN

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WHERE

1 Hawk Dr.New Paltz, NY 12561

(41.74162,-74.08073)
 

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