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This is a group for anyone who is interested in volunteering with the PATC.

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) is a volunteer-based organization, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia and founded in 1927. PATC is one of 31 organizations that maintain the Appalachian Trail for the enjoyment of present and future hikers.

Through its 7,000+ members and volunteers, PATC builds and maintains 240 miles of the Appalachian Trail and over 800 miles of other trails in the Mid Atlantic Region, along with cabins, shelters, and hundreds of acres of conserved land.

PATC volunteers contribute tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service every year. Volunteers maintain trails, cabins, and shelters, teach Leave No Trace principles to hikers and backpackers, publish maps and guidebooks, and help manage a busy headquarters operation.

The club is always in need of enthusiastic volunteers!

Upcoming events (4+)

Trail Day at Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain, Potomac View

Inaugural spring 2022 trail work session at Sugarloaf Mountain (Dickerson, MD). Being the closet mountain to the DC metro area, the trails get a lot of use, thus require a lot of maintenance. Trails don’t maintain themselves!

Installation of new and maintenance of existing erosion control structures will be the primary projects. Meet at the Potomac View parking area.

Bring your own work gloves (i.e., heavy-duty work gloves rather than garden gloves) and eye protection. Bring two liters of water, trail snacks, and lunch.

Dress in clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty appropriate for weather conditions. Event will cancel if it’s raining, the rain date (if necessary) for this event will be March 27.

We generally work until 3:30 pm but stay for as long as you can. Later arrivals also welcome, just inform me ahead of time your ETA along with cell phone number so that I can text you on the day of the event where the crew will be working at.

http://sugarloafmd.com/images/maps/102709_trailmap.pdf

Trail Day at Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain East View Parking

Continuation of spring 2022 trail work session at Sugarloaf Mountain (Dickerson, MD). Being the closet mountain to the DC metro area, the trails get a lot of use, thus require a lot of maintenance. Trails don’t maintain themselves!

Installation of new and maintenance of existing erosion control structures will be the primary projects. Meet at the East View parking area.

Bring your own work gloves (i.e., heavy-duty work gloves rather than garden gloves) and eye protection. Bring two liters of water, trail snacks, and lunch.

Dress in clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty appropriate for weather conditions. Event will cancel if it’s raining, the rain date (if necessary) for this event will be April 10.

We generally work until 3:30 pm but stay for as long as you can. Later arrivals also welcome, just inform me ahead of time your ETA along with cell phone number so that I can text you on the day of the event where the crew will be working at.

http://sugarloafmd.com/images/maps/102709_trailmap.pdf

Trail Day at Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain East View Parking

Continuation of spring 2022 trail work session at Sugarloaf Mountain (Dickerson, MD). Being the closet mountain to the DC metro area, the trails get a lot of use, thus require a lot of maintenance. Trails don’t maintain themselves!

Installation of new and maintenance of existing erosion control structures will be the primary projects. Meet at the East View parking area.

Bring your own work gloves (i.e., heavy-duty work gloves rather than garden gloves) and eye protection. Bring two liters of water, trail snacks, and lunch.

Dress in clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty appropriate for weather conditions. Event will cancel if it’s raining, the rain date (if necessary) for this event will be April 24.

We generally work until 3:30 pm but stay for as long as you can. Later arrivals also welcome, just inform me ahead of time your ETA along with cell phone number so that I can text you on the day of the event where the crew will be working at.

http://sugarloafmd.com/images/maps/102709_trailmap.pdf

Trail Day at Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain East View Parking

Continuation of spring 2022 trail work session at Sugarloaf Mountain (Dickerson, MD). Being the closet mountain to the DC metro area, the trails get a lot of use, thus require a lot of maintenance. Trails don’t maintain themselves!

Installation of new and maintenance of existing erosion control structures will be the primary projects. Meet at the East View parking area.

Bring your own work gloves (i.e., heavy-duty work gloves rather than garden gloves) and eye protection. Bring two liters of water, trail snacks, and lunch.

Dress in clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty appropriate for weather conditions. Event will cancel if it’s raining, the rain date (if necessary) for this event will be May 8.

We generally work until 3:30 pm but stay for as long as you can. Later arrivals also welcome, just inform me ahead of time your ETA along with cell phone number so that I can text you on the day of the event where the crew will be working at.

http://sugarloafmd.com/images/maps/102709_trailmap.pdf

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Trail Day at Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain, Potomac View

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