Lambert Cabin
Lambert Cabin
Cabin Overseer Positions Available: Two cabins--the historic Lambert cabin (east of Luray) and picturesque Rock Spring cabin (in the Shenandoah National Park) need overseers.  A cabin overseer requires maintenance skills and does a great deal of work, but has a very rewarding job--the pride of caring for one of the club's great resources. If you are interested in either position, consult the cabin maintenance page, download the application form, and send it to Cabins Operations Chair Mel Merritt at

Potomac Heritage Trail Work Day: A volunteer employee group, a PATC overseer, and a park ranger demonstrated the value of cooperation at a successful work day on the Potomac Heritage Trail. More Info

Bears! There have been recent problems with bears reported in our area. Bear activity at the Pinefield Hut in the Shenandoah National Park has prompted a warning to avoid the hut. Trails in Douthat State Park are closed due to a bear attack. A PATC cabin has had an unwelcome bear visitor. Bears and the need to use care are nothing new. It might be a good time to review bear guidance.
Annual Meeting -- Registration Now Open: The PATC's annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held on November 29 at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna.  You can register now. Don't get shut out. The banquet sold out last year.  Information and Registration



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