The Appalachian Mountain Club shares the concerns of many about the federal government’s shutdown and the impacts on the people, communities, and businesses that welcome recreationists and tourists at this time of year. But here in the Northeast we can also be grateful that many lands and trails remain open. It is still a great time to get outside, and we encourage everyone to enjoy what the region has to offer.
AMC thanks our volunteer trip leaders who have revised trip plans, the federal employees who have helped to provide information about what’s open despite constraints, our AT trail stewards who have had to suspend trail work (they will need your help in the spring!), and our members who allow us to continue to provide information to the public. We look forward to Congress resolving the budget impasse so that all of us can again enjoy the full wealth of lands and trails available for public recreation.