|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on May 29, 2015 at 9:25 AM||comments (1)|
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 (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 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 October 18, 2014 at 11:15 AM||comments (1)|
Contributed by Gary Bruner, Reese Hollow Shelter and Trail
As the overseer for the Reese Hollow Shelter and Trail (a feeder to the Tuscarora Trail in southern PA, just east of Mercersburg), whenever I head to the trail I’m all business. I load up my tools the night before, lay out my work clothes, and hit the ground running when I get on site.
It’s usually a nons...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on September 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
Post contributed by Bob Wise, Pete Brown & Kathy Seiler
What is the premier event for Trail & Shelter/Cabin work ?? Cake.....and sitting on the porch of a cabin built by the members !!!
And to prove that, over 60 members of PATC North Chapter met to dedicate the newly renovated Little Cove Cabin & participate in the Annual Corn Roast.
In additio...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on August 5, 2014 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Post courtesy of Gary Brunner, overseer of Reese Hollow Shelter for PATC North Chapter
The springs at the shelters along the AT (and in this case, the Tuscarora) shelters are magical places !!
Since the first day I set eyes on the spring at the Reese Hollow Shelter, after volunteering to be the overseer of the shelter and Reese Hollow Trail back in Dec 2012, I've been smitten with it. I mean, there's just something arresting and compelling about a source o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on July 15, 2014 at 10:55 PM||comments (0)|
Post courtesy of Gary Bruner, Overseer of Reese Hollow Trail & Shelter
Imagine waist-high ferns...indeed, the entire area is a veritable sea of ferns...and the trail running smack dab through the middle. To keep the trail open I must destroy a ton of ferns. Here's a shot I took.......
I was up at Reese Hollow Trail and Shelter today, where I am the volunteer overseer for PA...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on July 1, 2014 at 2:40 PM||comments (0)|
You can no longer hear the bridge rattle when a vehicle crosses it. Not like the time a dump truck hauling gravel to the cabin road had one of its wheels break through the deck. Every time a vehicle crossed, the timbers in the deck would shift, groan & allow one more crossing. But after several months of work, on June 28th, a large group ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on June 24, 2014 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
The Charlie Irvin Shelter at Waggoner's Gap on the Tuscarora Trail has been a work-in-progress for Pennsylvania volunteers. The shelter sits overlooking the valley, so on Saturday, June 21, they had to build a temporary scaffold to complete the roofing boards, underlayment & install the roofing metal. That was after they hauled in materials. The also finished all the deck railings....Read Full Post »
|Posted by PATC North - Blogger on June 11, 2014 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
One of the unique services of PATC is the cabins at very reasonable prices. Little Cove Cabin is a 'prized feature' of the construction crew of PATC North in Pennsylvania.....and rightly so !!! On almost every 4th weekend of the month, the construction crew is working to modernize & improve this cabin.....want to stay for free & eat well.....join us !!!
Little Cove Cabin is l...Read Full Post »