|Photo by: Mike Swanson, Appalachian Trail Conservancy|
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is currently accepting application for 2011 Rdigerunners and Caretakes. Ridgerunners are assigned to hike specific sections of the A.T., while Caretakers remain at specific overnight sites.
According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC):
ATC Ridgerunners and Caretakers inform visitors about the A.T. and its intended primitive experience, its location, regulations, and traditions. They take steps to encourage the best behavior on the part of hikers, to facilitate a positive Trail experience (particularly for those who are poorly prepared), and to elicit the support of those who live nearby, but who may not understand or use the Trail properly. They discourage and mitigate misuse of the Appalachian Trail and its environs by performing educational and public-relations functions.
If you are intersted you can find more information here.
Thank you to Alicia MacLeay over at Trailspace.com for the heads up.