E&H Senior Revives Appalachian Trail

Posted by Leah Wilson

Carter Hudson completes his senior Civic Innovation project with Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club performing trail maintenance.

The project started this semester and volunteers are currently working on a two mile stretch. The maintenance includes side trail rehab, which is the act of flatting a trail that is beginning or already has become sloped. Helping to maintain the trail is open to everyone, new volunteers are always welcomed. If interested in helping restore and maintain the Appalachian Trail you can contact Carter Hudson at cmhudson18@ehc.edu.

The Appalachian Trail spans nearly 2190 miles from Georgia to Maine. Maintaining the trail is an extensive project that is exclusively completed by volunteers. Hudson says, “Putting in a little bit of time and doing our part is a great start. We owe it to the world around us. Maintaining the trails is the best way that we can see the pillars of the natural world around us in God’s purest form.”

  • Students volunteer their time outside of class to perform trail maintenance on the Appalachian Trail with the Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club.
  • This is a section of trail that was sliding down the hill. Carter Hudson lead a group in side hill rehabilitation and the trail is now restored.

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