Help Out at Club Headquarters: Challenging and rewarding volunteer jobs are available at PATC headquarters in Vienna, Virginia. If you have time on a weekday and want to work without tics or poison ivy, check out the possibilities!

Camping Closure in Shenandoah National Park:  Portions of SNP around the Rip Rap - Wildcat Ridge area are closed to overnight use outside of shelters and established camping areas due to bear activity. Check out the details on the Park website if you will be in the area.

Storm Damage Makes Part of Tuscarora Trail Impassable: Pete Brown reports on conditions on the Tuscarora Trail in Pennsylvania after a May storm.  More information

Report an Incident on the AT: The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has developed a page to explain whom to contact if there is a problem or emergency on the AT.  While this information is specific to the AT, its advice should be helpful in other situations: ATC Incident Reporting

New Member Meeting: Meetings for new members are changing to accommodate a wider audience.  The next New Member Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m. at PATC headquarters in Vienna, Virginia.  Please come and join your fellow new members to understand more about the club the the opportunities it offers. Questions:

Important Volunteer Trail Jobs Available: We need someone to have overall responsibility for the longest trail that the club maintains from start to finish--the Tuscarora.  There are other important jobs too. More information

PATC Is Honored: The club received the Forest Service's Enduring Service award in recognition of 90 years of volunteer work in the National Forest.  Read more about it

Round Hill Celebration PosterRound Hill Festival - June 15: The city of Round Hill, Virginia is celebrating its status as an Appalachian Trail Community on June 15. The festivities include live music, local food, and beer. The PATC will participate in the official designation ceremony.  More information on the community's website

Stone Workers Needed:
The Deans Gap shelter, built by Earl Shaffer in the 1950s, will be rebuilt at the AT Museum in Pennsylvania. See how you can help reconstruct this historic part of AT lore.   More information

Meetup logoUpdated Meetup 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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