Blue and White Crew
PATC volunteers formed the Blue and White Crew in the early 1990s to assist trail overseers in the Central District of Shenandoah National Park with projects that were too big for a single volunteer to safely or comfortably handle. In the early years, the crew mainly helped with simple tread repairs or in the removal of large (or numerous) blowdowns. Over the years, the crew has added more elaborate skills to its repertoire, including advanced rockwork projects, and high-line rigging techniques.
In 1999, the Blue and White Crew began scheduling training workshops, designed to teach both basic trail maintenance skills and advanced techniques. Details about upcoming workshops are available on the crew calendar.
While the crew works primarily in the Central District of Shenandoah, occasional trips are scheduled to other PATC-maintained trails, both in the Park and on the trails of suburban Washington.
The crew welcomes new members. Please contact the crewleader for more details, or visit the Work Trip Information page for information on what to expect on a Blue and White Crew trip.