....musings of PATC North
|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 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
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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 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 March 30, 2015 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
Sponsored by ATC, Boiling Springs AT Community
WHEN: Thursday, March 26th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
WHERE: Allenberry Resort Inn and Playhouse
1559 Boiling Springs Rd, Boiling Spings, PA 17007
WHAT: Learn about ATC's "Hike Your Own Hike" initia...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 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 »