In 1927, PATC was organized to build the Appalachian Trail in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. It wasn't long after this effort began that PATC recognized the need for authoritative guides and accurate maps for the trail routes.
The first maps and guides concentrated on the Appalachian Trail, but were soon expanded to include side trails and other regions. This included many routes in what was soon to become Shenandoah National Park. Since that time, PATC maps and guides have become well known as the most authoritative sources for backcountry information in the region. Each map and guide builds on a tradition of excellence that started as the first steps were taken to establish the Appalachian Trail. As an added benefit, you'll also find club publications that are not typically carried by commercial outdoor shops and public parks. They are either considered too specialized in nature, or run against established policy in regional parks. All are available for sale in our store.
While PATC maps and guides are highlighted, there are actually over 120 different items available for sale in our store, including books published from other sources. Our books, guides, and maps from other sources have been carefully reviewed and approved by consensus as the best source of information available in each respective area of coverage. Please note though that trails do sometimes get rerouted. To see recent PATC book and map updates, click here
The proceeds from every sale in this store are completely rolled back into our ongoing volunteer efforts to maintain trails, shelters, and cabins, as well as purchase land for the protection of trailheads and trail viewsheds. Unlike "for-profit" book sellers that pocket their profits, every purchase you make in this store supports your regional hiking and backpacking opportunties. Your dollars work twice as hard when you purchase through PATC.
If you would prefer to come by our store in person, we are open Monday - Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
Our address is 118 Park Street SE, Vienna, VA 22180.
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