- Cabin Rentals - Rent one of PATC's more than 30 cabins in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
- Hikes - usually one day events ranging
from 6 to 25 miles. Many hikes are held on the weekends, but
some are also scheduled during the week by PATC hiking sub-groups,
such as the "In-Betweeners" and "Mid-Week Hikers".
- Excursions - usually overnight or extended
backpacking trips. These are usually to prime areas within 6-hours
of Washington, D.C., however some excursions occur much farther
afield, such as New England, China, England, Germany, etc.
- Worktrips - usually one day events, but
can also be overnight events staying in one of PATC's cabins.
Worktrips can include work on cabins,
shelters, the Appalachian
Trail corridor, or any of PATC's
trails. No work skills are required,
and there are frequently many different tasks available at a
variety of physical levels.
- Classes - PATC's Trail Patrol conducts
regular classes on Backpacking;
No Trace outdoor ethics; and training for Hike
Leaders. All classes are open to club members and the general
public. Check out Trail
Patrol's web pages for more information about the group.
- Events - PATC's Trail Patrol coordinates
and participates in a variety of events that promote the safe
and responsible enjoyment of the natural world, including an
annual celebration of National
You can find a current listing of all club
trips and other scheduled activities for the month at the Forecast
page or in the club's
monthly newsletter, the Potomac Appalachian.
You can also find out about activities scheduled for the upcoming week by calling the PATC Activities
Information Line at 703-242-0965. The voice line frequently includes
additional trips that were scheduled at the last minute, but
missed the newsletter and Web page deadlines.
Membership is not required to join us on
ANY of our trips. In fact, we welcome newcomers, and will be
glad to answer any questions you may have. If you're the shy
type and would like to have specific questions answered before
you go out on a trip, please feel free to email the trip leader
listed for the activity or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.