|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 30, 2015 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Kathy Seiler, PATC North Overseer
Nearly a year since receiving official recognition from ATC, the Greater Waynesboro PA Area Appalachian Trail Community committee has not allowed any moss to grow on our Pennsylvania rocks — we have been busy!!
Working together with business and government volunteers each month, we are shaping a wonderful day on Sat...Read Full Post »
|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 27, 2015 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
We all need a reason to celebrate as we longingly await the arrival of spring !! So join KTA for their 2nd Annual Film Festival on March 19th in Camp Hill, PA. The event will feature several terrific films of Pennsylvania's lesser-known trails, including the North Country Trail, the Golden Eagle Trail, the Old Loggers Path, and 1,000 Steps Hiking Trail. Details below......
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|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on February 27, 2015 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Daniel Smith, PATC North Overseer
A snowy day hike at Mont AltoState Park can be a challenge & also a fabulous experience of the pure beauty of the forest in winter.
Jane Axman & Daniel Smith didn't let the cancelled February worktrip for the Yankee Clippers stop them.....not just because of a little snow & ice. They did a dayhike from Mont Alto State Park up through Tarbur...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 »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on February 3, 2015 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Andy Wolfe, Overseer of Rocky Knob Trail
Get your boots on and leave some tracks (just a trace) !!!
And the sights are marvelous !!!!
Snow hiking is fun & challenging.......and oh so quiet !! The wildlife is easy to see and your tracks are rarely trampled. Find some fresh snow & leave your footpri...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on February 3, 2015 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
From Keystone Trails Association
As you may know, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) recently announced its intention to require hikers to have permits to use State Game Lands (SGLs), and to ban non-hunter use of SGLs during certain periods of time.
However, there was an outpouring of feedback to PGC regarding this possibility & they removed this item from their meeting agenda....for ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on February 3, 2015 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Gary Bruner, Overseer for Reese Hollow
After Thanksgiving I convinced or coerced my adult son and a buddy to accompany me on a short hike up to Reese Hollow, on PATC's Little Cove Cabin tract (I’m the overseer for the Reese Hollow Shelter and Trail, which feeds the Tuscarora Trail just west of Mercersburg, PA). We planned to do an easy 2 mile loop, nothing heroic, just to show...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on December 9, 2014 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Yup.....the web now allows us to hike the AT without ever leaving the comfort of home. You will particularly like this video since it depicts the AT from PenMar just past Pine Grove Furnace.......a view of the PA District that we maintain. Daniel Hooven, an avid hiker from PA, created this tribute, which is a fabulous perspective of the trail, the shelters, the cabins & the beauty of the AT. So if it is too cold for you to venture it this winter....Read Full Post »