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Opportunity during the Weekend of September 23-24: There is a last minute opportunity to do
important trail work with professional trail maintainers. An ATC
crew’s plans changed, and it will be working on the AT relocation
at Loudoun Heights near Harpers Ferry on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
(September 22, 23, and 24). The crew will build a sustainable trail
in difficult, steep terrain. This is a three day work trip with the
crew based at the Blackburn Trail Center, but they are pleased to
have anyone interested join them for a day or more. For more
information, call Chris Brunton at 703-967-2226.
Appalachian – October
Issue Available: The October
issue has another 90th anniversary hike, a very interesting article
about chestnuts, and a report from club president, Jim Tomlin.
Appalachian – October 2017 [pdf] (To switch from paper delivery
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Wolf Trap camp out: Wolf Trap has started planning for the seventh camp out for 5th & 6th graders 8-9 October.
This program, which is supported by the PATC, has been named Volunteer
Fairfax Volunteer program for 2017 and has been listed in the
A Little Fun: A time-lapse camera trap video from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences shows that you are not alone out there! More about the project
Charlie Irvin - RIP: Long time stalwart of the PATC's North Chapter died in July. Read Kathy Seiler's rememberance.
Photo: Robert Wise
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.
PATC Trail Overseer Honored as "Unsung Virginian" Dorse
Counts was honored as the Unsung Virginian of the year by the
Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Cooperatives in
March. Dorse is the overseer for the Federal Line trail in
the Spotsylvania National Military Park and leads a crew that works throughout the park. See: article in Cooperative Living magazine [pdf]
90th Anniversary Hikes: Larry
Broadwell and William Needham have produced a series 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.
New PATC Book: These
Hills Were Home: A Walking History Guide to the Blue Ridge Mountains of
Northern Greene and Western Madison County, Virginia is now available.
Meet the new PATC president:
Jim Tomlin is the new PATC president. Read about him and his plans for the club.
Annual Membership Meeting:
The PATC annual awards banquet and membership meeting will be held
November 29 at Meadowlark Gardens in Vienna. Save the date and watch
for more information soon! Or register now
Meet the new staff:
Nicolas Haynor is the club's new finance coordinator, and Martha Reynolds is the new cabin coordinator.
Read more about these important additions to our professional staff.