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Virtual Hike Update

The Maine IAT Virtual Hike is going strong with 35 registered hikers. “What’s a Virtual Hike?” you may be asking. It’s a hike where you walk in your neighborhood (or, if you prefer, hike a section of an actual trail), keep track of your mileage and report it to the Maine IAT.
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Bill Nichols

Bill Nichols, long time Board member and first treasurer of the Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail, died on July 25th at his home in Falmouth. Born on August 4, 1930, Bill accomplished a lot of things in business and community service during his lifetime and he will be missed by his family, friends and those of us who had a chance to work closely with him to build the IAT.
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Announcing the Maine IAT Virtual Hike

Back in January, the Maine IAT Board were planning lots of activities for the coming year. Things like guided hikes and trail work. It goes without saying that these tasks have all been postponed to next year. However, the Maine board never gives up! Announcing the Maine IAT Virtual Hike.
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Summer Trail Updates

Some trail updates.
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One Year Ago…

A year ago the founder of the Appalachian Trail Museum Larry Luxenberg attended the IAT’s International AGM and outdoor economy forum in Scotland and Northern Ireland with a contingent from North America.
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Dark Skies on the IAT

On May 8, 2020 the International Dark-Sky Association designated Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (including 30 miles of the IAT) as the first International Dark Sky Sanctuary on the eastern seaboard!
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