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04/10/2022 - Announcement: Chris Firme is the new District Manager for the Tuscarora Trail from Hancock, MD north to the junction with the AT.  Chris brings a wealth of experience and knowledge on these trail miles and will help take the Tuscarora Trail to the next level.
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - AT Worktrip and North Chapter Annual Meeting 

Meeting at Gypsy Spring Cabin following AT Worktrip

The PATC North Chapter’s annual meeting is traditionally held the first Saturday in November and the 5th of November is fast approaching.  Following the work trip we will celebrate with the North Chapter’s traditional Thanksgiving meal.  Those attending are invited to bring a side or dessert.  The meeting will begin at 3pm and the meal will be served at 4pm.  Those of you who hold support positions will be invited to share about your individual tasks or committees.  If you are unable to attend, please feel free to forward your report to someone who can speak on your behalf.  These reports simply give us an idea of where we’ve been, where we are and where we might be heading.  Would really be good to see you all in person and to hear your voices. 

I’d also like to kick start 2023.  While you’re reflecting on the past year, if you have any ideas about how we can improve the North Chapter, I would really appreciate hearing about them.


PATC North Chapter


AT Worktrip

An Appalachian Trail work trip is planned for Saturday November 5.

Date:  November 5, 2022

Time:  8:45 AM

Location:  Parking lot at US 30 & PA 233

GPS:   39.90676  -77.47821

Goals:  Hazard tree mapping, vegetation cutback, erosion control

Tools Needed: Clinometers, tape reels (100' min.), tree diameter tapes, compasses, brushcutters, loppers, hand saws, chainsaws (certified sawyers only), fire rakes, pulaskis, shovels.
Other:  Hi-vis orange attire, work gloves, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, bug repellent, safety glasses, water, and lunch.

Note:  Following the worktrip, we'll head over to PATC Gypsy Spring Cabin (GPS 39.97881  -77.39772) for a North Chapter meeting and some of Esther's cooking.  Gypsy Spring Cabin will be available for lodging on both Friday (11.04.22) and Saturday (11.05.22) nights.

Let me know your intentions on or before Wednesday, 11.02.22:
1. Worktrip.
2. Meeting at 3:30 PM.
3. Dinner at 4:00 PM.

BE SURE TO REPLY (patcnorthchapter@gmail.com) SO WE CAN CONTACT YOU DIRECTLY IF PLANS CHANGE.


FUTURE EVENTS

The next Tuscarora Trail work trip will be on Saturday, November 19, 2022.

The next AT worktrip will be on Saturday, January 7, 2023.


David Trone

Pete Brown

District Managers for Pennsylvania