Interactive Cabins Map Now Available: Thanks to the efforts of the PATC GPS Rangers and GIS Committee, we have created an interactive map to help club members and the public learn more about PATC rental cabins.  If you’ve never used an interactive map, follow the tips outlined here to become familiar with the layout.  We hope you enjoy using this application to learn more about the Club and its many cabins! We look forward to producing more exciting, interactive maps in the future. Please provide feedback to:

Work on the Turkey Run stairsProject on Potomac Heritage Trail: The club has taken on the important task of fixing the very-dangerous stairs at Turkey Run Park. These stairs lead to a beautiful part of the Potomac Heritage Trail. This trail provides scenic hiking inside the Beltway. Robert Fina is leading a lengthy project to upgrade the stairs.  For more about the project and news of a Cadillac Crew and Potomac Crew work trip: More Information

Appalachian Trail Still Closed at Harpers Ferry:
On December 21, a CSX train derailment closed the Goodloe Byron Memorial Footbridge that crosses the Potomac River from Harpers Ferry to Maryland. The Appalachian Trail uses that bridge. There is now no safe pedestrian route across the river. Those planning hikes in that area should park on the same side of the river that they intend to hike on.  For further information about this matter, consult the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park website | Update as of January 15

Blackburn Caretaker Needed!  A great job caring for one of the club's most valuable posessions and helping AT hikers.  More information and how to apply

New GPS Rangers Needed: PATC GPS Rangers will be holding a free two-day training class for interested trail surveying volunteers on March 21-22.  Learn how to collect trail data using a handheld GPS to improve the club's maps, help land managers and club trail maintenance volunteers, and perform special surveying projects.  The GPS Rangers also volunteer each summer and winter to survey trails in National Forests in the western USA.  To RSVP, please contact Jim Tomlin, jftomlin@gmail.comMore information

New Chapter: A group of folks in Round Hill, Front Royal, and areas near there are forming a proposed Blue Ridge Chapter.  If you want to join their cause, go to the group’s website or send an e-mail.

Meetup logoMeetup Group: The club's Meetup group has been updated to focus on work trips and trail maintenance-related training. This is the place to find a work trip to join. Spend a day in the woods and have the satisfaction of improving the trails.  If you are a PATC work crew leader, list your activity here. For more information, contact the club's social media team



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