Membership: A Challenge to Service

The PATC in the South District of Shenandoah National Park

Who Are We?

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

Want a hike for your kids will enjoy? Try this hike from Beagle Gap over Little Calf Mountain

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.

Work With Us!

The Fellowship of the McLeod

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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