AMC Volunteer Vacations: Week-Long Teen Crews 2007

This summer we had outstanding participation in all of our teen crews in the White Mountains, NH! There were two 2-Week Teen Spike Crews, four 1-Week Spike Teen Crews, one Teen Base Camp Crew, three Alpine Teen Crews and one 3-Week Teen Trails Leadership Crew. All of these programs for teens were at full capacity and got enormous amounts of work done on the trails in this region.

These photos highlight a few of the 1-Week Spike Crew, 2-Week Spike Crews, and the Teen Base Camp Crew from the 2007 season. (See other posts on this Blog for more on the Alpine Crews and the 3-Week Crew)

Our 1-Week and 2-Week Crews worked on several projects throughout the summer season. Between constructing native bog bridges on the Ethan Pond Trail (AT) and on the Mount Meader Trail in Evans’ Notch, constructing rock water bars and rock stair cases on the Austin Brook Trail in the southern Mahoosucs and on the Wildcat River Trail on the east side of the Carter Range. There was some amazing work preformed by these crews this summer, work that will be around for a long time.

Our Teen Base Camp Crew, based out of AMC Camp Dodge Volunteer Center, worked on a very impressive rock staircase on Crew Cut Trail in Pinkham Notch. Moving huge rocks on steep terrain, this crew was able to learn the skills and manipulate these boulders to build a beautiful staircase up an eroding section of trail.

Once again, a big thaks to all of our Teen Volunteers that contributed their time and energy on the trails in the White Mountain region. We hope to see you all again next season!

Photos by: Rachel Boothby, Emma Gildesgame, and Renee’ “Mouse” LaGue