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eNews  | Hike . Save Trails . Make Friends
June 2020  
 
In This Issue
Hiking is back!   
by Danny Bernstein


The CMC Council voted to reopen scheduled hiking - carefully - on May 29, 2020. The hiking committee worked on new hiking guidelines which were reviewed by the Council.

Hikes will be posted either under CMC breaking news - https://www.carolinamountainclub.org or on the CMC Meetup website. The latter requires hikers to join Meetup (at no cost) and choose CMC.  

 
To read more, click here.


Using AllTrails and Gaia GPS
by Jan Onan

CMC members ...
Bob Levy has prepared two YouTube videos - one on the use of AllTrails, and a second on the use of Gaia GPS.  The videos cover the following topics: (1) using the apps real-time as you hike; (2) importing and exporting GPS tracks to and from the apps; and (3) creating new hikes and new GPS tracks.

You can access the videos at your convenience.  Here are the links:

Hiker's Guide to Using AllTrails - https://youtu.be/Ngr0UxCZ8T4 (29 mins.)

Hiker's Guide to Using Gaia GPS - https://youtu.be/aovqd9IYxSQ (26 mins.)

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Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail Newsletter
by Les Love

Marcia Bromberg and I are both on the board of Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail and know how much everyone in CMC enjoys the MST.  This month's newsletter was filled with so much interesting information that we wanted to make sure all of you have the opportunity to see it.  Also now is a good time to join FMST if you're not already a member or make a donation to help keep their projects going and the staff paid during this tough time.

To access the FMST newsletter, click here.

All about the Appalachian Trail by Leonard M. Adkins
Reviewed by Danny Bernstein

The Appalachian Trail may be the most documented trail in the world; it is certainly one of the best known. Hikers come from all over the world to walk the entire 2,190 miles. Each year, thousands of hikers attempt a thru-hike; only about one in four makes it all the way. But there are many ways to explore and sample the A.T.

All about the Appalachian Trail by Leonard Adkins is a small book aimed at the 9 to 13 year old market. Adkins explains that the trail is not just a walk through nature. It's also an introduction to American history and geology. Adults, and not just adults with children, could learn a lot from this book.

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