|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 1:10 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 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 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 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 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 »
|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 »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on February 27, 2015 at 8:55 AM||comments (2)|
Are you interested in weekday worktrips vs. on Saturday ?? Personally I love the trail during the week.....less traffic....people & cars.
TrailPete is planning on scheduling some during the week so.....PLEASE SEND an mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with a YES, INCLUDE ME so you will be on any announcements of weekday worktrips starting Spring 2015.