Resources & Forms for Members
Here are some links and resources for members:
Shenandoah National Park, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, Trail Patrol, and the Ridgerunner Program have a mutually signed agreement that articulates what each party offers the other in exchange for services and volunteer hours. Here is a copy of that agreement.
Shenandoah National Park produces useful maps of specific areas of the park. These maps have enough information to assist people hiking on the trails, but are not as detailed as the PATC maps. Printing out a couple copies of a section and taking them on patrol could prove useful to hand to a map-less hiker on the trail. Sections are added all the time and contain the most common hiking destinations in the park.
When on patrol, it is a good idea to post a sign in your car's window to tell officials or hikers in need of assistance, that someone with knowledge and training is in the area. Here is a sign to place in your car when on patrol.
- Meet the Trail Patrol Hikes. One of the ways prospective members find out about Trail Patrol is through our "Meet the Trail Patrol" hikes where they have an opportunity to go on patrol with trail patrol members and also learn about what we do. When hosting a Meet the Trail Patrol hike, it is critical that they be announced in the Potomac Appalachian and the Forecast. The efficient way to do this is electronically. Instructions for completing the form are at the top of the form.