Long Distance Trails Crew
Various locations and trailheads along the long distance trails west of Hudson (AT, LP, SRT and HT), primarily in Orange and Rockland Counties including Harriman, Bear Mountain, and Minnewaska State Parks.
Every other weekend, from March through December
About the Crew
Where We Work
Many of our projects are in Harriman State Park. You will find our work on Bear Mountain, West Mountain, Black Mountain, Long Mountain and at Greenwood Mine - among many other sites. As our name implies, we focus on the “long distance trails” - the Appalachian Trail, the Long Path, Shawangunk Ridge Trail and the Highlands Trail.
Our worktrips start in March, are scheduled for every other weekend on Friday, Saturday an Sunday with no extra skipped weeks, and miss all the major holidays/holiday weekends except for July 4 and Columbus Day.
No experience is necessary. We provide on-site training. Our experienced crew and crew leaders are eager to teach people of all abilities the skills needed to build and rehabilitate trail. Volunteers will learn the basics of trail planning and construction, work site safety, material selection and movement, proper use of hand tools and rigging.
LDTC in the News
- Long Distance Trails Crew Chief Chris Reyling Named ATC Mid-Atlantic Volunteer of the Year - March, 2016
- Eric Garjnost Art Exhibit - the oil and watercolor paintings of artist Erik Garnjost, crew leader for the Long Distance Trails Crew, are on view in a solo exhibition closing April 26, 2017.
- Restore Seely Brook Bridge on Goosepond Mountain - a project for the 2017 season.
- 2015 Annual Report - summary of the 7 projects, 70 crew outings and 4850 volunteer hours worked in 2015.
- 2016 LDTC Annual Report - summary of the 9 projects, 82 crew outings and 7776 volunteer hours worked in 2016.
- LDTC 'Rack Card' - used by the LDTC crew leaders to provide hikers and prospective volunteers with information about the crew.