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Friends launches outreach campaign to AT hikers[April 1, 2016]

For over 80 years, Katahdin has been the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail (AT). Reaching the summit of Maine’s greatest mountain has taken on a near-mythical significance for northbound thru-hikers. The vast majority of thru-hikers celebrate the end of their 2,185-mile journey responsibly, with a sense of reverence for a very special place. A small but growing number of thru-hikers are finishing the trail in a way that negatively impacts the Park's wilderness...

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Friends hosts hike for Great Maine Outdoor Weekend[February 19, 2016]

With members in every corner of Maine – and spread out across most of the United States and Canada – Friends has been making an effort to host more regional events near where our members live. On February 15, we hosted a snowshoe hike on Ragged Mountain in midcoast Maine as part of Great Maine Outdoor Weekend.  Please stay tuned for more regional events in 2016! ...

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