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Blaze A Trail


Have you ever dreamed of blazing your own trail?  Then the New River Valley Trail Crew is looking for you.  They’re a collection of volunteers who help build and maintain area hiking trails from small, local paths to the great Appalachian Trail, which runs through the region.

Safety equipment will be provided and all trail crew members get free access to skills classes and certifications offered from the U-S Forest Service and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.  And that includes volunteers who prefer to help out with things like car shuttling, hike planning and other support for the trial crew.  

“The New River Valley Trail Crew not only emphasizes skills and safety, but also having fun and making new friends,  while doing a valued job that needs to be done," says the ATC's Travis Stanley.

For more information about the NRVTC,click here.  To sign up for the crew, Call Travis Stanley at 540-904-4392, or email tstanley@appalachiantrail.org.

Robbie Harris is based in Blacksburg, covering the New River Valley and southwestern Virginia.