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National Trail Day - REI National Trails Day Event at Gooch Gap on the AT

The Basics:
Event Type:Volunteer
Event Location: Gooch Gap on AT   Volunteer: National Trail Day - REI National Trails Day Event at Gooch Gap on the AT  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 2 2018  7:00 am >> Sat, Jun 2 2018 1:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Mon, Apr 16 2018 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 1 2018 6:00 pm
Event Duration:6 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Paula Schubert
Charles W
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:40
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


National Trails Day is Saturday June 2nd, 2018!!

Yay!! NTD!! I love National Trails Day!! Once again, I'm gathering a group of AOC'ers to join forces with REI's National Trails Day Event. National Trails Day (NTD) is an annual event held every year on the first Saturday of June. It's a celebration of our wonderful trail systems and good opportunity to give back to our trails. If you would like to read more about how it became a day to celebrate, please click here.

If you register for this event on the AOC website, YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE OFFICIAL REI EVENT!!!

Click HERE for the link to the official REI event.

Once you register for the REI project, you will need to print and sign the REI waiver. They will give you a link to the PDF. Read, sign, and bring this with you the day of the event.

REI will be providing food, drinks, and a great day of volunteering!

REI will also be giving a FREE T-shirt for our volunteer efforts, but you must register with REI using the above link.


Group Pictures from past National Trails Day Events:







Required Items to Bring:

Volunteers should plan to bring work gloves and wear long pants as well as closed toed shoes.

Bring a small backpack or waist pack so you can carry some water and snacks with you. Hydration is super important!


Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Bug spray

Any participant with bee sting allergies should bring their Epipen.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

If you are meeting at the event, then below is the directions to Gooch Gap.

More directions and information

Approach Gooch Gap on Cooper Gap Rd from the North(off of Hwy 60 near Suches)

If you approach Gooch Gap on Cooper Gap Rd from the south you will be on dirt roads for 8 miles.


Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.