NRRD 90 Challenge
While you are out enjoying your hikes and trail maintenance, make sure to take some time to hike in the GWNF’s North River Ranger District and earn some miles/hours towards your patch. Jeff Monroe of the Charlottesville Chapter earned his patch in February. (Jeff, I apologize for not putting this into an earlier
newsletter.) Heather and Brian Denny earned their patch in March. Congratulations to Jeff, Heather, and Brian! To learn about the requirements for the NRRD 90 patch, check out the link here: http://www.ssvc.org/north-river-district-challenge.html
Thank you to Jana George, a new member from Highland County, who has taken over putting togetherthe hike schedule for us each month. She is doing a fantastic job! Remember that we are always open to suggestions for hikes.
Email Jean (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Pam (email@example.com) with
your suggested hike and we will try to find a hike leader to lead.
New Hike Leaders
Congratulations to Gary Flynn for completing his hike leader training requirements. Several of you may have hiked with Gary over the last two months as he was completing his mentored hike requirements. He is now fully certified and ready to lead on his own.
James Arnold is also working on his hike leader requirements and should be finished soon.
Thank you to Gary and James for taking the time to become hike leaders.
Web Design: We are looking for someone with IT skills who can help us update our website. If anyone
out there has web design knowledge, please contact Jean or Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hike Leader Assistance:
Hey hikers! We're putting a call out for someone with hike leader training to represent the PATC in partnership with the local James Madison University (JMU) chapter of Kesem to volunteer to lead a group of camp participants on a hike at or close to Camp Blue Ridge. Kesem is a nonprofit organization that supports children facing a parent's cancer. Every summer Kesem hosts children (ages 6-18) at overnight camps across the country. The JMU chapter of Kesem hosts their camp at Camp Blue Ridge in Montebello, Virginia from July 30th to August 4th.
If you are available that week to help lead a hike at Camp Blue Ridge, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Trail Magic Day
We have had to cancel our Trail Magic Day in conjunction with the Harrisonburg AT Community because of lack of volunteer assistance. It is uncertain if we will reschedule at this time.
Are you curious about what PATC is all about? Did you know that PATC members are able to attend monthly PATC Council meetings? PATC Council meets virtually the second Tuesday of every month, except July and November. If you would like to sit in on a meeting to see what goes on and learn a little more about PATC happenings, contact Jean Stephens at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Jean can share the link to the meeting when it is available.
There will be an in-person Hike Leader Training on June 24, location to be announced. If you are interested in becoming a hike leader, registration will be available on the PATC website (patc.net) soon. Hike leaders must take either the online or in-person training, take a basic first aid course and lead two mentored hikes. We would love to have you join us as a hike leader!