Charlie Irvin
Photo: Robert Wise
Charlie Irvin - RIP:
Long time stalwart of the PATC's North Chapter died in July. Read Kathy Seiler's rememberance.

Letter from a Hiker: We received a letter from a section hiker who enjoyed the PATC's section of the AT.  Read about the impact of our trail work.

90th Anniversary Hikes: Larry Broadwell and William Needham have produced a series of hikes that celebrate the history of the PATC.  Brian Goudreau assisted with the maps.  The hikes have been published in the Potomac Appalachian and are on this site.

Potomac Appalachian – September Issue Available: When you read the PA online, you can see the many photos in color and help PATC save on paper and postage. The current issue has a great deal of trail work news as well as a remembrance of Norma Hoffman, the club's first paid employee who passed away in June.  Potomac Appalachian – September 2017 issue [pdf] (To switch from paper delivery of your newsletter to electronic, e-mail and let us know. You can change back at any time using that same address.)


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