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Meet the New Executive Director of the SIA QC

Meet the New Executive Director of the SIA QC

After a few months search, the SIA-IAT QC had announced its new Executive Director. Please meet Alexis Turcotte-Noël!
Spring News from the Quebec Chapter of IAT

Spring News from the Quebec Chapter of IAT

The Sentier international des Appalaches – Québec has published its May, 2020 newsletter. In addition to COVID-19 related updates, it includes information for hikers on reservations and trail guides, and introduces Alexis Turcotte-Noël, the new director of SIA-QC.
The IAT is 26 Years Old

The IAT is 26 Years Old

April 22nd is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day - and the 26th birthday of the IAT!
A Winter Tour of the IATNL Blow Me Down Mountain Trail

A Winter Tour of the IATNL Blow Me Down Mountain Trail

On April 15, IATNL Director Paul Wylezol and a few friends took advantage of a beautiful late winter/early spring day to take a snowmobile ride on Western Newfoundland's Blow Me Down Mountains, following the route of the IATNL Blow Me Down Mountain Trail.
When Life Gives You Lemons...

When Life Gives You Lemons...

With the world-wide pandemic hanging over us all and long-distance hiking being discouraged, many of us are getting cabin-fever. This includes hiking phenom Nimblewill Nomad (aka M.J. Eberhart).
Night on Deasey Mountain

Night on Deasey Mountain

The historic Deasey Mountain Fire Lookout is unusual in many ways. First, it is a “ground cab” lookout meaning that, rather than perched on top of a 20- or 30-foot metal tower, it sits directly on the ground. The cab is anchored in place by four heavy steel cables attached to large eyebolts set in the bare granite knob of the mountain’s summit.As the full moon sets to the west, dawn approaches to the eastThe…
We're Back!

We're Back!

Well, that was a bit of a span between posts. Sorry about that. The IAT/SIA has had a busy year and posting stories to the website kept falling to the bottom of the to-do list. But that should change soon! Mainly because we’re nearing the completion of an updated website design and we’re all itching to see our stories in the new and improved format.
2019 SIA News from Spain

2019 SIA News from Spain

2019 was a busy year for the Sendero Internacional de los Apalaches España.
The 25th Celebration Wraps up with a Birthday Party

The 25th Celebration Wraps up with a Birthday Party

The IAT Maine Chapter will host a party on the occasion of Dick's 85th birthday to celebrate all that the International Appalachian Trail has become and all that it will be in the future.
Coming to a smart phone near you!

Coming to a smart phone near you!

For the past six months, the Maine Chapter of the IAT has been working with the developers of the premiere trail guide app, Guthook Guides, to create a digital hiker’s guide of the International Appalachian Trail in Maine and Canada.
The IAT/SIA is 25!

The IAT/SIA is 25!

Just a concept 25 years ago, the International Appalachian Trail now joins three continents!
Spring Trail Work on the IAT in Maine

Spring Trail Work on the IAT in Maine

As happens every spring, a dedicated group of Maine IAT volunteers spent a few days on the trail in the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument clearing winter blowdowns (aka wind-falls or windthrows), checking lean-tos and re-stocking toilet paper in the privies.

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