|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 May 28, 2015 at 1:10 PM||comments (1)|
Contributed by Andy Wolfe, PATC North Overseer of Rocky Knob Trail
Ever tend to take a bite of life that is more than you can handle......
...much like this Banded Water Snake that has a 'grasp' on a much larger BullFrog. The bullfrog is fresh out of hibernation based on the dark color from algae. The snake wasn't letting go and the frog appeared to be a bit more than he could chew. &...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on May 28, 2015 at 8:55 AM||comments (48)|
Contributed by Kathy Seiler, PATCNorth Chapter Overseer
Are you ready for some serious fun.....sponsored by our own Waynesboro AT Community ??
WHEN: Saturday, June 20 10am-4pm
WHAT: Mason-Dixon A.T. Outdoor Festival (sponsored by Greater Waynesboro AT Community)
WHERE: Red Run Park, Waynesboro, PARead Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on March 30, 2015 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on March 30, 2015 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
Contributed by PATC, co-sponsors of the 2015 Biennial 'Hike Thru History' ATC Conference
It is the 40th Biennial Conference of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.....and may be the last ever !!!
PATC and the Mountain Club of Maryland are proud to present “Hiking Through History.” All those who are committed to protecting the Appalachian Trail or have an interest in the be...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 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 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
Contributed by Rick Canter, MD District Manager
On Valentine’s Day, the South Mountaineers cleared their biggest tree in the 22-year history of the crew's history.
Overseer Mike Trettel first reported a monster oak tree across the Cat Rock Trail near the junction with the Old Misery Trail in Cunningham Falls State Park o...Read Full Post »