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Are We Having Fun...Yet?

Who Are We?

We are the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club who volunteer our efforts to the Park and to hikers in the South District.

We are the members of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club who maintain 45 miles of the Appalachian Trail, along with many miles of blue-blazed side trails and four trail huts in the South District of Shenandoah National Park. Trails in this District offer a much more remote experience than in the North and Central districts of the Park. This is true, despite the presence of Skyline Drive and facilities such as at Loft Mountain and Dundo Picnic Grounds. For example, there is proportionately more federally designated wilderness here than in the SNP North and Central districts.

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You Forgot the Bourbon?

The Fellowship of the McLeod

What is The Fellowship?

The Fellowship includes all who are given, grasp, and use a tool having a large, hoe-like blade on one end and a tined blade on the other, to grub out duff and grade the underlying mineral soil to create…the treadway for a hiking trail.

Membership is not as easy or as uncomplicated as it sounds. Membership is demanding: it demands a certain personal insanity. After all, its Brothers and Sisters arise early on a day when they (should) could remain asleep and travel Long Distances to Remote Locations.

To Dig, Cut, & Clear

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Trail To Every Classroom

Riverhead High School students meet at Beagle Gap
Mark leads the Tailgate Review about tools and safety
Students at the dry stone field wall on Little Calf Mountain
Mark explains how to follow the flag line
And, here's the flag line!
Mark followed up with individuals and their technique
Digging sidehill is a group
The sidehill continues up hill...
You take a break when you need a break
These young people worked well together
Keep spread out away from your neighbor's tools
Day's End - But these people are ready for more!

Little Calf Mountain

Tree Huggers Unite!
The crew started at the trailhead in the meadow
Andy cleared the base of the post in the former orchard
and he painted these blazes
Another post in the former orchard
The Summit Sentinel
We paid attention to detail
Lunch on Little Calf summit
Wild Ginger
Showy Orchis
Jack in the Pulpit
May Apple
Andy's crew at the Great Oak