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March 19, 2010
|Upcoming Hikes | Hike Reports |Maintenance Schedule|
|What's Happening in the Next Two Weeks||Saturday Workday on the MST|
|Other Important News||Congaree National Park weekend - last chance to register|
|Conservation Matters||Join the Great Smoky Mountains Association|
|Heard on the Ground||Trail sections up for adoption|
|Heard on the Trail||Granny walked across the country at age 90|
|The Small Print||Deadlines, change of addresses and other details|
Help CMC Extend the MST West
This is your opportunity to give something back for all the fun and enjoyment you have had on the trails these past years. We hope to have a large group to help us extend the MST going south to Soco Gap.
When: Saturday March 20
Please call all your friends and acquaintances and invite them. The more hands the more fun!
Let’s go to the High Mountains and start the new season with a bang!!!
Rain or Snow date - March 27. Piet Bodenhorst
CMC Weekend at Congaree National Park - April 16 to 18
Join CMC on a weekend to Congaree National Park south of Columbia, South Carolina April 16 to 18. In three hours of driving, you'll reach another world from the mountains. Look at http://www.nps.gov/cong
We'll canoe, hike and socialize. Free primitive camping in the park (not backpacking) is available in the park or you can stay in a motel a few miles away.
Please look at the details and sign up by sending me all the requested information. Space is limited. You must register by April 1.
Again, see http://www.hikertohiker.com/resources/cmc-congaree-national-park-weekend for details.
This is a CMC weekend and everyone must be a CMC member. Danny
CMC Spring Social - April 24
Sign up for the CMC Spring Social. Easy hikes, good food, musical entertainment and good conversation with our fello members. Look at all the details.
Map and Compass Course Offered
The biennial CMC Map Course will be held on Saturday, April 17th. It will be a one-day course, half classroom, half fieldwork. New this year will be the coverage of fundamental GPS techniques.
Whether you have a GPS unit or not, this course will give you basic map-reading skills and the techniques needed to stay found.
Enrollment will be limited to 12 people. To enroll or learn more about the course, contact the instructor, Dave Wetmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-884-7296
Join Us at the SEFTC Regional Trail Conference May 20-23
Join the Great Smoky Mountains Association
Adopt a Section of the A.T.
None at this time.
Adopt a Section of the MST
Richland Gap Access to Richland Balsam Access (3 Trees) 1.2 miles
If you're interested in either the A.T. or MST, email Don Walton.
Maintenance Reports created by Don Walton
From the A.T.C. Facebook Page
Doris “Granny D” Haddock – who walked across the country at age 89 to raise attention for campaign finance reform and became a senate candidate at 94 – died recently at age 100. At the end of her cross country trek in 2000 she stopped by the A.T. Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry, WV and had her photo taken – a tradition for thru-hikers and section-hikers intent on finishing the A.T. Look at the details.
Hiker leaders, please send all your eNews hike reports and photos to Dave Wetmore at email@example.com
So send me your news and maintenance reports by Tuesday evening at 9 P.M. before the newsletter comes out, that is, by Tuesday evening March 30 to Danny Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your email address at the end of your story. Thank you.
The CMC Calendar is meant to answer the perennial question "When is this happening again?" It is also meant to prevent conflicts between competing CMC events. Please check it often.
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