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ATC annual report ... link

ATC, AMC appeal Blue Mountain hotel near trail ... link to article     .... link to video

Article on the Young Members Leadership Training at Harriman in September, which features our very own Sarah Richardsen! ... link

Registration open for the 2017 Fall Gathering, October 13-15 in New Hampshire ... link

State Supreme Court rules leasing public land for fracking betrayed government's constitutional duties ... more

Latest on PennEast project on main AMC web site ... link

Christine Loch, hike, bike leader, diversity outreach organizer, volunteer of month

Christine Loch has been chosen as our August Volunteer of the Month. Christine is an active AMC hike and bike leader, often leading with her husband Ed Loch.

Recently Christine has enthusiastically embraced working on our Chapter’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion effort-leading a team to creatively reach out to different communities. She is utilizing skills from her doctoral work in organizational leadership to steer this effort. Christine is a very busy person, but never too busy to talk about her passion for the outdoors by networking with other community agencies. Take some time to talk to her about this the next time you see her.

The Chapter’s Volunteer of the Month program was initiated to recognize volunteers nominated by their peers. Chapter members can nominate volunteers by e-mail to

The nomination should contain the nominee’s name, reason for the recognition, and name of the nominator. Each nominee name is entered into a random drawing for the Volunteer of the Month recognition. The monthly winners are entered into an annual drawing at the Annual Dinner for a grand prize of a weekend stay at an AMC facility. Nominees must be an AMC member, not a member of the current Executive Committee, and may serve in any volunteer capacity that benefits the Chapter mission in the Delaware Valley area. See the past Volunteers of the Month.

Ridge Runner Nick Espinosa's report on the AT as of 8-7: bugs, hikers and thru-hikers:

Lots of good contact with day hikers educating them about the trail and the local flora and fauna that live around it.

Made good contact with a group of thru hikers and provided them with information on resources in town and rules at the

hostel and in NJ.

Found a fire ring near the overlook to Mt. Tammany just beyond the "No camping, No fires" signs I put up last week. Covered some graffiti on the rocks.

Before and after.

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