The Ridgerunners work each summer with the public, trail community, and officials along the Appalachian Trail to enhance the public's enjoyment of the trail and to help protect it. The PATC's section of the trail extends from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, through Maryland, to Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Pennsylvania. The Ridgerunners who patrol the section of the Appalachian Trail maintained by PATC are hired, trained, and supervised by PATC's Trail Patrol.
Ridgerunner duties include:
Ridgerunners patrol the Appalachian Trail generally from Memorial Day to Labor Day. They begin training usually one week before Memorial Day.
Questions should be directed to:
Associate Regional Representative
Appalachian Trail Conference
P.O. Box 625
Boiling Springs, PA 17007
For information on how you can get involved with Trail Patrol's Ridgerunner program, contact Trail Patrol's Ridgerunner Coordinator.
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