2013 SWEAT Summary

Collectively, the eight sessions of S.W.E.A.T. Crew hosted 49 volunteers who worked a total of 2,284 hours to brush about 30 miles and clean roughly 500 water bars of the A.T. in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A handful of volunteers enjoyed crew life so much that they stayed to work for more than a single session. The crew’s work also included adding or improving 29 steps, adding four rock and 26 log water bars, and cutting two blowdowns. The crew was led by Amy Alamong and Ben Royer who received positive feedback from participant evaluations.

Thanks to their contributions the A.T. in the Smokies in excellent condition. We look forward to having many of these volunteers return next year, along with other seriously elite backpackers!