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Recent PATC book and map updates

PATC Trail Store


This store is back open!  You can buy maps, books, and other items to help you enjoy the outdoors at a social distance.  Please purchase something you will enjoy and support your club at the same time.


Note:  The physical store at headquarters in Vienna is still closed.  You may purchase only on line. Given the pandemic, shipments of purchased items may be delayed by a couple of days.  Bear with us--we are trying to help you and still be safe.

PATC Store Eliminates Shipping Charges for Large Holiday Orders. Orders from the PATC store valued at $50 or more (before tax), will be shipped free. This discount is available for orders placed December 1 through January 31.  Make your holiday bright with items from your favorite trail store.  

Members - Important! If it says, "Log On" at the top right of this webpage, you are not logged in and will not receive a member discount. Click Log On to receive your member discount in the store.  If it says, "Welcome your name" above, you are fine. If you are not a member, join and receive the discount!

Explore Hiking as a Pastime--The Compleat Ambler

Image of Compleat Ambler cover

The Compleat Ambler: A Hiker's Notebook about the Flora, Fauna, and Fungi of a Healthy Mind and Body

Most hiking guides are about the where and how of hiking; The Compleat Ambler is a guide to the why and what. It is the culmination of William Needham’s over twenty years of observation, research, and writing about the natural world that surrounds us.  It is a seasonal roadmap of discovery - about the history, lore, fables, and superstitions that surround us at every step. Starting in the spring as any awakening must, the sequence follows the progression of the seasons with three chapters for each season thematically germane to that time and place – birds of summer, fruits of fall, and rocks of winter. The last two chapters address the hazards of hiking as "Snakes in the Garden of Eden" and the postscript "Compleat Ambler" - a compendious summary of why it is important to "eat right, walk more, seek trees."

To Order:  Hardback | Paperback

About our store -- Policies:

  • Shipping Schedule: Online orders generally ship within three business days via USPS. Currently, however, we can only ship merchandise twice a week.
  • Member Pricing: Please note that to see our member pricing (generally 20% less than non-member pricing), you must be logged on and up-to-date on your annual dues.
  • Customer service: E-mail our Publications Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Currently, telephone help is not available.
  • Refund Policy for retail orders: If the products you have purchased from us are damaged during shipping, PATC will either refund the purchase price including shipping and taxes or provide a replacement product provided that items are returned within a reasonable time. No other refunds are granted.
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  • Brick and mortar store in Vienna: Currently closed, but it is made of real brick and mortar!

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