New Store Items

New edition of the PATC Cabins Book

The 2018 edition of the PATC Cabins Book is now on our shelves. We have printed a new edition ahead of our expected schedule because of the popularity of the 2016 edition, which flew off our shelves. We took advantage of the need for additional copies to make a few corrections and clarification of the material in the 2016 version. (An example is the correction to the table in the distances of the hike-in to John’s Rest and Schairer cabins.) Owners of the 2016 edition should have no concerns – your version is not outdated! The remaining copies of the 2016 edition will be sold for $9 plus shipping, handling and tax. (To obtain this price, the order must be placed through an email to    

New T-Shirts!


Wear our new tee-shirts designed just for PATC, with a modified 90th anniversary logo on the left front shoulder and a map of the 240 miles of the AT maintained by PATC on the back. They are 4.3 oz., pre-shrunk cotton/polyester blend and have a tear-away neck label. They are available in sizes small through extra, extra large, and come in two colors: heather blue and gray.


Our bio-washed cap is made from lightweight, bio-washed Chino twill, and has a six-paneled, unstructured design with a pre-curved visor. It comes in tan with the PATC logo embroidered on the front.

Our stonewashed cap is made from 100% heavy cotton twill; it has a six-panel, soft-crown construction and sports the PATC logo on the front. It has a khaki crown and bill.

Our unstructured low-profile cap in tan made of 100% polyester is the perfect design for hiking and other hot weather activities. It is super lightweight, and has four perforated back panels for breathability and moisture-wicking performance.

This neon orange kit cap will keep you warm in the cooler months and make you visible during hunting season. The 100% acrylic construction is designed to keep you comfortable and cozy; the rib-knit cuff keeps your ears warm and the cap snug against your head.

Retail Price $16.00 Member Price $12.80

Tom Floyd tells the story of the people who struggled to build the Tuscarora Trail, a 250-mile hiking trail, to serve as backup or replacement for a lengthy section of the Appalachian Trail threatened by encroaching development. With the passage of the National Scenic Trails Act of 1968, the trail had protected status and its continuity was assured; nonetheless, the Keystone Trails Association and the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club determined to complete the work they had begun. This is the story of how the two trails - the Tuscarora Trail in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and the Big Blue Trail in Virginia and West Virginia - became the Tuscarora Trail. Floyd recounts the long quest to this end that began in Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest, and then headed north to the top of Blue Mountain just west of the Susquehanna River and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In the story he tells, no part of planning or building the trail was easy; it entailed long months of scouting, poring over land records, writing letters to landholders and visiting them, seeking informal agreements or donations of lands, rights-of-way, and easements; and sometimes raising money to purchase forestlands, springs, and campsites. The volunteers broke trail, cleared thickets, moved stone, and built and shored up footway through rugged terrain. They built bridges, campsites, and shelters. The work didn't end there; once built, volunteers maintained the trail, rebuilt sections, bought more lands and easements, and rerouted parts of the trail to satisfy changes in landownership. These activities are never ending and continue on today as a renewed interest in the Tuscarora Trail is evident.

 Retail Price $18.00 Member Price $14.40

The proceeds from every sale in our 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 opportunities. Your dollars work twice as hard when you purchase through PATC.

Online orders generally ship within three business days via USPS. Our offices are closed on weekends and federal holidays.

Please note that to see our member pricing (generally 20% less than non-member pricing), you must be logged on and up-to-date on your annual dues.

For customer service, we recommend emailing our Sales Coordinator at You can also call 703-242-0315, extension 103 between 3:30pm and 6:30pm on Tuesday, and between 9:30am and 6:30pm, Wednesday-Friday. Leave a message at the same number outside those hours.

Refund Policy for retail orders: If the products you have purchased from us are damaged during shipping, PATC will either refund the purchase price including shipping and applicable taxes or provide a replacement product provided that items are returned within a reasonable time. No other refunds are granted.

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If you would prefer to come by our store in person, we are open Monday - Friday from 11:30am to 1:30pm or Wednesday only (starting September 14, 2016), 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Our address is 118 Park Street SE, Vienna, VA 22180.