|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on May 29, 2015 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Gary Bruner, Overseer for Reese Hollow Trail & Shelter
Now is the time of year when PATC overseers come out of hibernation and start, well, overseeing. That means trail and shelter projects, and when I said ³Spring Work" I was being quite literal.
The Reese Hollow Trail is a feeder trail to to the Tuscarora Trail just west of Mercersburg, PA. The rece...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on May 28, 2015 at 1:50 PM||comments (1)|
Contributed by PATC Blogger
“Give me a lever long enough, and I can move the world” (Archimedes) or even more appropriate......"Better to slide it than roll it; better to roll it than carry it; and don’t carry it alone.
As a relative 'newbie' to AT trail work in Pennsylvania, I...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on May 28, 2015 at 1:50 PM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Pete Brown, PATC North District Manager
Known as a wild corridor, the Tuscarora Trail requires significant maintenance to keep it open for hikers, including dealing with large blowdowns. Sometime you just make the trail move 'through' the downed tree.......
as shown by the skills of Patrick Willson making this bore cut step-through with his new Stihl 661. Lug...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on April 30, 2015 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Andy Wolfe, Overseer of Rocky Knob Trail
The trails of Pennsylvania are well-known to be filled with 'toe bangers'....very rocky & with exposed roots. So this rare photo.....
is a collectors item, being considered for a wall at the ATC museum in Pine Grove. This section is a favorite of Helen Keller and Stevie Wonder since it can be traversed with your eyes closed or...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on April 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
....then the Tuscaroara Trail is for you......and needs your help. A 250-mile loop trail started in 1963 & primarily maintained by PATC North Chapter. Eventually it is planned to be part of the Great Eastern Trail which will extend from Alabama to the Finger Lakes in New York state.
The trail traverses a significant amount of private property so please respect the privilege h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on March 31, 2015 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
Provided by Pete Brown, PATC North District Manager & Marion Orlousky, ATC - Mid Atlantic Region
Yes, we can 'Weed 'Em & Reap' .....in fact, many invasive plants/weeds were introduced by European settlers for use as food, medicinal purposes and/or to prevent erosion. Garlic mustard is one of these.....
.....1st recorded in Long Island around 1868. It was us...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on March 30, 2015 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Mary Clark, PATC North Overseer
The weekend of February 21-22 found six members of PATC’s North Chapter Yankee Clippers taking a wildland firefighting class in Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Sponsored by PA-DCNR, the class was organized by Michele Miller of ATC-MARO. Instructors included Philip M. Bietsch, District #1/ Michaux State Fire Forester, as well as other DCNR staff.
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|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on March 30, 2015 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Dewey Clark, PATCNorth Overseer & PATC Invasive Plant Committee Chair
NEEDED: Volunteers to hike trails, identify & map invasive plants
WHERE: AT; Shenandoah; National Parks in/around DC; PA - Michaux & Caledonia; MD - State Trails
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|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on February 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Ken May, PATC North AT Overseer
ISSUE: Do you have to relocate the trail when human traffic is the source of consistent, significant water damage ?? ANSWER: Build A Turnpike !!!
In May 2009, the PA Work Trip was a major undertaking.....building a turnpike on a section of the AT between Old ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on February 27, 2015 at 1:40 PM||comments (2)|
The students of the Mercersburg Outdoor Education Program maintain the Tuscarora Trail between Rte 16 and Lincoln Trail near Rte 30, about a 4 mile section. In addition to learning 'Pay It Forward' via their worktrips......
they use the area trails regularly l...Read Full Post »