The Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail participated in the recent Northeast section of the Geological Society meetings in Portland, and we were warmly received.
IAT cartographer Bill Duffy designed and delivered a new display for the IAT, which drew a lot of attention—in addition to praise from the geologist whose work inspired it, Cees van Staal. Founder Dick Anderson and Don Hudson corralled Cees into a photo op.
Walter Anderson, Bob Marvinney, and Don prepared a poster on the Trail, and Julia Daly had a companion poster on the geologic ties across the North Atlantic. Both posters were well received, as geologists appear to be quite pleased that their academic discipline ties together something as far flung as the IAT.
The next stop for the new IAT display and the posters will be the 25th annual meeting at Shin Pond Village and Mt. Chase Lodge, and perhaps the upcoming international meetings in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Cheers! Don Hudson