Hurricane Damage Photos from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
About 700 blowdowns were cleared along the Appalachian Trail in Georgia and Southern North Carolina by Appalachian Trail volunteers, Appalachian Trail Conservancy staff, and partner staff. The organization is still assessing other damage, such as to the treadway, according to Morgan Sommerville, ATC Regional Director.
All of the photos were taken in the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club’s section of the Appalachian Trail during the weeks immediately following Hurricane Irma.
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Before and After: The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club’s section is cleared following Hurricane Irma. (Photo courtesy Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards)
Before and After: David Greene, Wilderness Ranger with ATC’s partner, the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS). (Photo courtesy of SAWS)
From left: Casey Quarterman, SAWS Wilderness Ranger, and Ben Barry, ATC Trail Facility Manager.
(Photo Courtesy of ATC, Southern Regional Office)
Above: ATC volunteer Alanna Costello cleans up fallen trees along the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club’s section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail that were damaged from Hurricane Irma in September. (Photo courtesy Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Southern Regional Office)