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.

Proposed SNP Entry Fee Increase: The National Park Service has proposed to raise the entry fee for 17 parks, including Shenandoah, to $70.  The PATC has many concerns with the proposal.

PATC President Jim Tomlin is quoted on the issue in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Look for more from the club on this important issue soon. You can find more information about the proposal and comment here.


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
, we are 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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