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  • 30 Aug 2021 8:14 PM | Anonymous

    The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) 2022 calendar is available now! When you donate $75 or more, you will receive this full color, limited edition calendar to enjoy all year.

  • 27 Aug 2021 11:30 PM | Anonymous

    Our partners at the Southern Appalachian Wilderness Stewards (SAWS) are hiring an Executive Director! If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this role, visit https://lnkd.in/dTrnSrue

  • 17 Aug 2021 5:56 PM | Anonymous
    For those on the #AppalachianTrail from Georgia to Virginia, please be aware that heavy wind and rain from Tropical Depression Fred could lead to flash flooding of creeks and river crossings, as well as potential mudslides and downed trees, over the next few days. Monitor weather sites such as the NOAA National Hurricane Center for updates and alerts: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ #HikeSafe
  • 11 Aug 2021 7:00 PM | Anonymous
    TATC General Membership Meeting

    When: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 7pm – 9pm

    Where: Online via Zoom (link to be sent out over email)

    Contact: Lee Lohman president@tidewateratc.com

    Description: TATC General Membership Meeting

    Program: TBD


  • 31 Jul 2021 10:58 PM | Anonymous

    Newsletter for August/September 2021 is now available at:

    https://tidewateratc.com/resources/Newsletter/NewsletterAug21Sep21web.pdf

  • 24 Jul 2021 1:00 PM | Anonymous

     Margaret Crate passed away on April 25th, 2020 during Covid restrictions.  Though her family received many cards and condolences from her friends and family members, and we were comforted by the wishes of our friends, we never had the opportunity to gather friends and family in her memory.  We would like to invite those who knew and loved her and for whom it is convenient, to meet with the family at the Pat Parker Pavilion at Sandy Bottom Nature Park in Hampton, VA from 1 to 4 PM on Saturday, July 24th.  Come and celebrate her life, and enjoy the kind of beautiful outdoor setting that she cherished.

  • 14 Jul 2021 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    When: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7pm – 9pm

    Where: Online via Zoom (link to be sent out over email)

    Contact: Lee Lohman president@tidewateratc.com

    Description: TATC General Membership Meeting

    Program: TBD

  • 7 Jul 2021 10:49 PM | Anonymous

    We invite everyone with a love of trails to help us celebrate 100 years of Appalachian Trail history during the virtual A.T. Vista, on August 7 and 8. On both days, all along the A.T. and on nearby trails, guided hikes will be available to join in for the fun. You can also “hike your own hike” along the trail of your choice.

    Official A.T. Vista hikes are being organized in the following states:

    Georgia

    North Carolina

    Virginia

    West Virginia

    Maryland

    Delaware

    Pennsylvania

    New Jersey

    New York

    Connecticut

     

    Details for the scheduled hiking program signups and recorded workshops will become available by mid-July at www.atvista2021.org

    Additional posts to promote the links to the scheduled hikes and pre-recorded workshops will be sent by mid-July.

     

    Follow A.T. Vista using the following social media links:

    www.facebook.com/a.t.vistaconference

    www.twitter.com/atvistaconf

    www.instagram.com/atvistinfo

     

    We appreciate your support and look to a great inauguration program.

    --

    A.T. Vista Committee

    atvistainfo@gmail.com


  • 18 Jun 2021 7:16 PM | Anonymous
    Had a super Trail work trip these past two days.  Completed a ton of work as per attached work report.  Excellent weather with warm campfires each night at our base camp at Sherando Lake.  Essentially, we completed trail maintenance and trimming on the AT from Reeds Gap to Maupin Field.  Heavy growth in the Reeds Gap field area and on top of Meadow Mountain.  Also heavy growth among the camp sites in the Maupin Field area. We also completed trimming out the FS road from Love Gap to Maupin field (30 total man hours) which also had heavy growth.  It looks that the area has been getting quite a bit of rain, some apparently heavy.


    I will scan and send on the TATC Activity Sign Up sheet documents when I get back home and have access to a scanner.  Participants were Jim Newman (section leader for Reeds Gap to Maupin Field) and Milton 

    Beale.  The Forest Service provided String Trimmers, Chain Saw, and Self Propelled Lawn mower, and camping at CCC Kitchen.


    Milton and I plan to stay on at Sherando to help with a major project at the lower lake beach area tomorrow.


    Let me know if you need anything else.


    Thanks,


    Pete


    Peter Burch


  • 18 Jun 2021 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    Hi everyone!
    This week was pretty eventful here in the Tye River area despite hiking on very well-maintained sections of the trail. (Way to go NBATC!) Hikers are loving the 100 anniversary hangtags. Special shout out to Brian, Kurt and Aaron for responding to reports of a mentally unwell woman at punchbowl shelter. We are hoping she decided to get off trail at some point and Brian spoke to her yesterday. She is still on trail as far as we know but has not threatened anyone or herself. She is allegedly leaving a lot of graffiti and hanging paper notes. I will do my best to keep on top of this and continue removing graffiti where it is reported, or I find it.  I hope you all had a great week and look forward to the tidewater meeting this week. 

    Sincerely,

    Mia Fernandez


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