The Agenda for the Annual Meeting is here!

The Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail will hold its 29th Annual Meeting live and in-person at Mt. Chase Lodge, on the shores of Upper Shin Pond on May 19-21, 2023

Here is the agenda:

Maine IAT 29th Annual Meeting May 19 – 21, 2023

Mt. Chase Lodge

Friday, May 19th

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm          Registration & Attitude Adjustment

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm           Dinner

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm          Defending the Dark – Dark Skies Maine – Nancy Hathaway

8:30 pm                             Dark skies viewing – informal and weather dependent

Saturday, May 20th

7:00 am – 8:00 am          Breakfast / Registration

8:30 am – 9:15 am          Welcome, IAT year-in-review and Annual Meeting – Don Hudson

9:15 am – 9:45 am          Update on Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument – Mark Wimmer                                                and Christopher ‘Dewey’ Loft

9:45 am – 10:00 am        Break

10:00 am – 10:30 am      Update on the Friends of Katahdin Woods & Waters NM – Friends staff

10:30 am – 11:00 am      Natural resource monitoring in Baxter State Park – Nava Tabak

11:00 am – 11:45 am      Alpine plants on Katahdin and beyond – Don Hudson

12:00 pm – 1:00pm         Lunch

1:15 pm – 4:00 pm          [Two afternoon hiking options will be determined as conditions in the                                                        woods become clearer in early May]

                                            Fiddlers and Fiddlehead celebration at the Patten Lumbermen’s Museum

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm          Attitude Adjustment

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm          Dinner

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm          The Maritime Far Northeast – Maine to Greenland – A story – Will Richard

Sunday, May 21st

7:00 am – 8:00 am          Breakfast – Pick up bag lunches

8:30 am – 11:00 am        Hike Mt. Chase

Space is limited at Mt. Chase Lodge. If you’d like to stay at the Lodge, visit their website to get a good overview of accommodations. If you are interested in staying in one of the five suites in the Lodge, please reach out to Amy ( We will fill these rooms on a first-come-first-serve basis. Otherwise, you can reserve a cabin directly at either Mt. Chase Lodge or Shin Pond Village. Camping will also be available at Shin Pond Village. Those planning to stay in a cabin, tent or RV site at Shin Pond Village should contact them by calling 207-528-2900 or visiting their website.

Do you have questions, or wish to register by mail? Contact for help!

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