PATC's 90th Anniversary: It's now November, the month of the club’s 90th anniversary. The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club has served the outdoor community for almost a century. We are celebrating in many ways—our 90th anniversary logo designed by Alan Kahan, a celebration hosted by the Charlottesville chapter at Dunlodge, and the members' dinner on November 29.

PATC Comments on Proposed SNP Entry Fee Increase: The PATC filed a comment with the National Park Service on its proposal to raise the entry fee for 17 parks, including Shenandoah, to $70.  PATC Comment [pdf] | More Information

PATC President Jim Tomlin was quoted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch on this issue. Members of the public may comment until November 22.  Information on how to comment is here.
Annual Meeting -- Sold out: The PATC's annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on November 29 at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna.  Online registration is now closed and the event is sold out. We are still looking for volunteers to help the day of the event--before, during, and after the ceremony. Contact Steve McLaughlin or Brewster Thackeray.



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