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Which ATC Trail Crew Should YOU Join?

If you love the Appalachian Trail and are ready to work hard, get dirty, learn new skills and make friends, you might have what it takes to be a great Trail Crew volunteer! The 6 ATC Volunteer Trail Crews complete important trail construction and repair work from Georgia to Maine, from late spring into the fall. Each one is a little bit different: try this quiz to see which Trail Crew is right for you!

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  1. 1. How much hiking experience do you have?

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    I've never been on a hike.
    I've never been on a hike.
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    I've been on a few day hikes, but I've never slept in a tent.
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    I've been on a few day hikes, but I've never slept in a tent.
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    I've been backpacking, but not more than 2 nights.
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    I've been backpacking, but not more than 2 nights.
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    I've done some long-distance hiking, less than 100 miles.
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    I've done some long-distance hiking, less than 100 miles.
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    I'm an experienced long-distance hiker.
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    I'm an experienced long-distance hiker.
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  2. 2. How often do you get strenuous exercise?

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    Never ever.
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    Once in a while.
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    At least once a week.
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    At least twice a week.
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    Almost every day.
  3. 3. Pick a hike.

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  4. 4. What is the WORST?

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    Getting dirty or sweaty.
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    Carrying a heavy load.
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    Hot and humid weather.
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    Running out of food.
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    Going back to civilization after a hike.
  5. 5. Considering travel to get to the Trail, how much time do you have?

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    Anywhere on the Trail for maybe a day or two?
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    From Virginia to Connecticut, I can take a week off for something I care about.
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    Definitely a week or more in New England.
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    For the Smokies, I can disappear into the woods for at least a week this summer.
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    9 days in the fall sounds perfect!

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