Anniversary of the AT Bill: March 21 is the 40th anniversary of the signing of the "Appalachian Trail Bill." Read more about it on the ATC site.
National Trails Day--June 2:The PATC is participating in two celebrations of National Trails Day--one at the Bears Den Hostel and the other in the Shenandoah National Park. More information
Damage to Meadows Cabin: Recent winds caused damage to Meadows cabin. Read how the PATC attacked the problem.
New Member Meetings: Meetings for new members are held at 7 p.m.
on the first Wednesday of every month. These are small, informal
discussions of the club and the opportunities it provides to members.
Since the meetings are held at headquarters
in Vienna, attendees can also buy a book or a map. No RSVP necessary. Next meeting: April 4.
It's that time of year! Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park is frequently closed in poor weather. The Drive can go from open to closed and back quickly. Call before you go -- (540) 999-3500 (option 1, and option 1 again) for a recorded message that will tell you whether the Drive, or the section you are interested in, is open.
Welcome to the website of the Potomac
Appalachian Trail Club. The PATC has enhanced the mid-Atlantic outdoor
experience since 1927. We maintain trails, shelters, and cabins. We
make maps and guide books. We are volunteers. Join us in the