MARCH/APRIL 2019 Newsletter
Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail
25th Annual Meeting
May 2 - 4, 2019
Shin Pond Village
Everyone is invited to attend!
Visit our website for more information.

Moroccan Trek on IAT

February 2019
By: Larry Luxenberg

This didn’t use to be my idea of hiking, but I’ll take it. We were sitting on a rooftop terrace sipping Moroccan tea and looking out at a huge expanse of the High Atlas Mountains. Nearby was a big herd of sheep and lots of rocks and not much else. 

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Sisters Six Day Winter Adventure

By: Ellen Wilcox

In 2016, I solo-hiked the IAT East Branch route in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, and ever since, I’ve wanted to explore the area in winter. And so, on February 9 th , my sister, Karen, and I packed up our sleds and headed out on a six-day winter adventure.  
Poland Spring Faithful Supporters
March 2019
We LOVE Poland Spring!
A huge thank you to Poland Spring for their continued generosity and support!
Poland Spring has donated $28,000, between Nov 2007 - March 2019.
Pictured from left to right:
Josh Bowe, Geologist, Poland Spring; Dick Anderson, Founder IAT,
Walter Anderson, Chief Geologist IAT;
Dana Pinkham, Communications Specialist, Poland Spring
IAT at NEGSA (need that spelled out?)
International Appalachian Trail at the Northeast Geological Society
of America
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
MC-IAT President
Our 25th Annual Meeting
May 2 - 4, 2019
Shin Pond Village, Maine
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