Since building Taft Lodge on Mt. Mansfield in 1920, GMC staff and volunteers have been hard at work building and maintaining the dozens of overnight shelters, tenting areas, privies, and informational signs of the Long Trail. GMC runs a specialized crew, the Backcountry Construction Crew, to focus on those unique and challenging projects.
The Construction Crew consists of the Crew Coordinator, an Assistant Leader, and two crewmembers. Crews work Monday through Friday in the field in most weather. For backcountry projects, crews camp near their work sites Monday through Thursday nights and share a communal camp kitchen, as well as camp chores.
BCC projects range from the construction of new moldering outhouses, to much-needed shelter repairs, to construction of new overnight shelters. Work may include replacing or repairing roofs, replacing footings or joists, and constructing via timberframe and conventional framing. Pre-fabrication of materials is done at the GMC tool barn when appropriate. Some projects may take place in federal Wilderness Areas, where only hand tools may be used.
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About Green Mountain Club
The Green Mountain Club is the steward and maintainer of the Long Trail and the Vermont section of the Appalachian Trail.
The mission of the Green Mountain Club is to make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont’s hiking trails and mountains.
Each season we hire 30-40 field staff to build, maintain, and steward our 500+ miles of trail.