The ultimate hiking gigs?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

For those looking to get paid while pursuing their passion for hiking, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is now accepting applications for seasonal Ridgerunner and Caretaker positions on the Appalachian Trail.

ATC Ridgerunners are assigned to hike specific sections of the A.T., while Caretakers remain at specific overnight sites. The ATC is looking for candidates who can work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as cooperatively as a member of a team.

The ATC is also looking for crew leaders. Seasonal volunteer trail crews perform large-scale trail construction, treadway rehabilitation, and resource-management projects to assist local clubs and public agencies (such as the US Forest Service and the National Park Service) in managing the Appalachian National. Trail crews are staffed with two paid crew leaders (Crew Leader and Assistant Crew Leader) and a crew (8-10 volunteers) and operate from a centrally-located base camp, traveling to sites on a weekly/biweekly schedule to complete projects.

For more information on these and other positions, please click here.

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1 comment

Tim said...

One day I'll have a job like that. One can dream right? Or spend a season on staff up at LeConte. That would be a blast too.