Monday, December 18, 2006

Volunteer Hour Totals

After crunching totals for Konnarock Volunteers in 2006, I am pleased to recognize our top "earners." These folks dedicated a lot if not most of their summer to working on the AT and deserve a hearty pat on the back (sorry, that's all the ATC can afford!). In all seriousness though, a deep-felt thanks goes out to these individuals and, to everyone who volunteers on the Konnarock Crew!

The totals:

1st-Brittany Spencer (250 hours)-Brittany, a student at UNC Chapel Hill spent several weeks at Unaka Mtn as well as other projects with a smile on her face (especially when on crush & fill). We hope to see Brittany back next year; there's a chance you'll see her in a crew leader or ridgerunner position.

2nd (tie)-Ming Hsu
& Yu Ju Chien (245 hours(seated on left))-Originally from Taiwan, Ming and Yu Ju spent multiple weeks on crew working on Humpback Rocks, Pearis Mtn, and the Shelter Roofs project. Presently, Yu Ju is working on her Phd in Minnesota while Ming lives in Taiwan and has made frequent presentations about her experiences on an AT trail crew.

3rd-Jim Kolonair
(201 hours)-Jim, a Konnarock alum, lives in Ohio and traveled to base camp multiple times throughout the summer (he did not Volunteer consecutive weeks) to come work with the crew. A great asset to the crew, Jim brings his previous experience and willingness to help out whenever needed every week.

Honorable Mention:

Frank Klien (192 hours)
Leah Riley (191 hours)
Cory Zimmerman (162 hours)
Sara Zocklein (162 hours)

Well, there you have it; the top "earners" of 2006. Who will it be next year? It's anyone's guess; hope to see everyone back in 2007!

Happy Holidays,


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Pictures from Georgia

Here are a few photos sent by Gary Monk, GATC's Trail Supervisor. The crew will be heading down to GA for a two week stint in 2007 to work on the Stover Creek Relocation. Last year, the crew headed to Atlanta for a Braves game during their two days off!

Thanks for the photos Gary!


Did you see us in AT Journeys?

If not, turn to the back side of the Nov-Dec issue. Show your friends!

Thursday, December 7, 2006

25th Anniversary T-Shirt Design

As many of you may know, 2007 marks the 25th anniversary of the ATC trail crew program. As with earlier anniversaries, we make sure to mark the occasion with a special crew t-shirt. So, without further a due, here it is! Well, this is the actual sketch but you get the idea…


More Photos

Although they are not of Konnarock, I thought I'd post a link to view photos from another great ATC trail crew, Rocky Top.

To view the photos, click here.



Thursday, November 23, 2006

Giving Thanks

Trail crew Volunteers enjoy a hearty meal and good conversation before Wednesday night orientation during the 2006 season
As we spend the day getting together with friends and family, eating too much, and watching football I'd like to say THANKS!! to all our trail crew Volunteers.

Happy Thankgiving!


Monday, November 20, 2006

Wanted: Trail Crew Staff

Looking to 2007....

While I'm sure everyone (including me) would love for all 2006 Konnarock staff to return next year that sadly will not be the case. Therefore, applications for 2007 Trail Crew staff are now being accepted. To get more info and to apply, visit the ATC seasonal job page ( If you have any questions, please email



Thursday, November 16, 2006

Pictures from the 2006 Season

Click here to view photos taken by Ken Fiend from last season.

Thanks Ken!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

2007 Konnarock Schedule and Application Updated

The 2007 Konnarock schedule is now up on ATC's website; take a look and mark your calendars! New Volunteers can apply by either downloading our 2007 trail crew application and sending it in or, apply online. However, AT trail crew alumni (returning Volunteers) please email us at for an alumni application.



Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Welcome to the Konnarock Trail Crew Blog! I've created this blog to provide up to date information, stories, news, etc relating to the Konnarock Volunteer Trail Crew. As we move further into the planning and preperation stages for the 2007 season (they're already underway), I will do my best to keep everyone up to speed with goings-on. In addition, I'd like to post stories, etc from previous years to get everyone excited for next season! So, if you have a story, picture, etc you want to share send them in to