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Easy Hikers--W&OD Trail and Tamarack Park, Vienna, VA

234
CANCELLED - Yankee Clippers AT Work Trip

5
Wanderbirds: Shenandoah River State Park, VA

67
Vigorous Hikers: Fetzer Gap

8
Easy Hikers--Foggy Bottom to Rosslyn Metro


Midweek Hike

91011
Tuscarora Central District Devil's Nose Crew Work Trip


Lincoln Loggers - Old Rag Cabin

12
Wanderbirds: AT, Black Rock to High Rock to Pen Mar, MD

1314
Vigorous Hikers Bull Run


PATC Executive Committee

15
Easy Hikers--Seneca Bluffs MD


Midweek Hike


New Members Meeting

1617
Learn To Cross-Country/NORDIC Ski In Laurel Highlands PA

18
SNP/PATC Annual Trails Meeting


CANCELLED - Charlie Irvin Shelter Work Trip

19
Wanderbirds: Appalachian Trail, Ashby Gap to Manassas Gap, VA

2021
Vigorous Hikers - Elizabeth Furnace Hiking and Bushwhacking with Optional Overnight at Glass House

22
Easy Hikers--Glover Archbold Trail, DC

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CANCELLED - Charlie Irvin Shelter Work Trip


Basic Wilderness First Aid


Meet the Trail Patrol Hike - Gathland/Weverton, AT, MD

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Vigorous Hikers - Swift Run Gap to Simmons Gap and return

29
Midweek Hike

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Cross-Country/NORDIC ski trip in Laurel Highlands PA



Exploring the Colorado Plateau and Trails of the Southwest USA

Event Category: Class

Start Date: Tuesday, 12/18/2018

Start Time: 7:00 PM

Contact: Larry Broadwell

Email: bakpacker1@verizon.net

www: Click Here

Description: The Colorado Plateau is a 130,000 square mile area within western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, southern and eastern Utah and northern Arizona. It has the greatest concentration of U.S. National Parks in the country along with nearly twenty national monuments, wilderness areas, and forests. Rich in history and geology, it is largely made up of high desert with scattered forests. Much of the landscape is similar in appearance and geologic history to the Grand Canyon. The Plateau has been given the nickname "Red Rock Country" for its brightly colored rock of varied red hues. Domes, hoodoos, fins reefs, goblins, narrows, natural bridges and slot canyons are only some of its many features. Ancestral Puebloan people lived in the region from around 2000 to 700 years ago, and it saw exploration by early missionaries, Native Americans, pioneers and the Army. Join us to view some of the Southwest's most spectacular parks and monuments, including Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Grand Staircase-Escalante. This one-hour session at the Fairfax REI store is free, but space is limited and advance registration is required at www.rei.com/stores/fairfax.