Robert HumphreyRobert Humphrey - RIP: Long time PATC member and the founder of many club cabins, Robert Humphrey has died. Read remembrances from a few of his many friends.

Annual Dinner -- Award and Election Results:  The club's annual membership dinner was held on November 28. Volunteers were recognized with awards and new officers were elected.  Read all the results

Tuscarora Trail Relocation in the Shenandoah Valley: Soon, there will be an improvement in way across the Tuscarora Trail's path across the Shenandoah Valley. Read about the change and the work that brought it about.. More information

PATC 2018:  The club’s annual fundraising drive, PATC 2018, is particularly important this year in light of the expenses we face to repair the damages caused by extraordinary weather.  More information and to make your contribution

Bob Proudman: Bob, the former director of Conservation Operations for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, died in October. His family has invited his friends and colleagues to celebrate his life at a memorial service on December 8 at 3 p.m., at Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church (West Virginia) followed by a reception. Robert Proudman obituary

Tucarora Trail SignJoin the Team that is Making the Tuscarora Trail Better!  Help install new trail signs.  More information

Whiteoak Canyon Parking Problems: The Shenandoah National Park is warning people that the parking at the bottom of Whiteoak Canyon is significantly limited because storms have washed out a bridge.  If you will be hiking in that area of the park, be sure to consult the SNP's statement.

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