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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Spring on Mars Hill Mountain

Maine IAT Board Member, Elaine Hendrickson and her husband Eric, have been two of our most enthusiastic and energetic trail supporters for many years. With the postponement of our Annual General Meeting at Shin Pond and only limited access to the IAT in the Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument, Elaine and Eric have taken advantage of nearby Mars Hill Mountain to get out of the house and enjoy Maine’s spring.

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Trail Status Update

The IAT comprises a network of trails that pass through public and private land and crosses a dozen international borders. Whereas the decision to close the Appalachian Trail to long distance hiking, camping and maintenance has been made by the ATC, no single authority can make a comparable decision for the IAT.

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Admin Committee Notes

Despite being spread over 300 miles of Maine and New Hampshire, the Maine IAT Admin Committee held their semi-regular monthly meeting via Zoom with minimal technical issues or yelling.

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