Pertaining in some way to leading trips/activities for the chapter.
Effective 3/12/2020 the WFA training course is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please stay safe and follow all guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Effective 3/12/2020 the Berkshire Chapter Leadership training course is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please stay safe and follow all guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In this issue we discuss:
- Our Annual AT Gathering
- New Cooridor Monitoring Position Opening
- New Check in/ Check out policy
- Sheffield Lime Kiln Historic Site
- Kay Wood Documentary
- Upcoming Events
Follow the link to see this month's Newsletter
We recently received a hiking incident report from a leader in the New York-New Jersey Chapter of the AMC. The report describes an injury that occurred on a recent hike, what happened after that injury, and the essential equipment that the hike leaders and hikers did and did not have to help them through the subsequent hours spent on the trail awaiting a rescue. Below we include the original report (names have been elided). Following the report, we offer comments including a list of 10 essentials that each hiker should carry on every hike.
This page explains why and how approved AMC trip leaders may use MeetUp to advertise their trips.
This page enumerates variouis requirements and guidelines for AMC trips and volunteer trip leaders.
This page lists several forms that are most frequently used by our volunteer leaders.
Our great volunteer leaders are the lifeblood of the chapter. (We're including leaders of hiking/paddling/climbing/etc. trips, trail maintenance work parties, social events, and all the other things we do when we say this.) If you're an active leader, well, *thanks!* If you're not, please consider becoming one and sharing your skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm with others.
Our New England Trail (NET) Committee works to ensure the protection and promotion of the NET for the enjoyment of current and future generations. This is done through a combination of maintenance work and public advocacy. The committee is led by a chairperson elected to a one-year term by members of the Berkshire Chapter at our Annual Meeting each November.