The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (ODATC) is an organization of individuals and trail-related organizations who meet to recreate in the outdoors in various ways as well as act as stewards of a portion of the Appalachian Trail and the public lands it runs through. Our recreational endeavors focus on hiking in Virginia but includes biking, paddling and touring as well. While the majority of our events occur in Virginia our only true limits are what members wish to limit themselves to. Learn more
1. Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the ODATC 50th Anniversary Celebration! Ticket prices increase to $35. if mailed after May 15th. Look in the dropdown under "Stay Informed" to see more information and order form links.
2. We've added upcoming Science Museum of Virginia Lunchbreak Science Presentation events to the calendar for April and May. Check them out!
THE ODATC EXPERIENCE - CURRENT ISSUES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Missing Person Alert
Emily Malsbury, age 32 of Toledo, Ohio is believed to have gone missing on the Appalachian Trail. She has not been heard from since March 26, 2019. Her aunt has asked to make the following information known to the public so that she might be found. Please click here for the full details about Emily.
Ragnar Trail Richmond
2019 Looking for
Kate Andrus, a Volunteer Coordinator with Ragnar is helping out with the Ragnar Trail Richmond event 2019. The event will be hosted in our area on Thursday, April 25th - Saturday, April 27th. They are currently seeking volunteers to help shuttle runners from the parking lot to Ragnar Village. See their website for more information by clicking here. If this is something you are interested in, please click here to get more information on volunteering.
A.T. VISTA 2020
SAVE THE DATE!
July 31,2020 - August 3, 2020
Location: Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
What is an A.T. VISTA?
To provide a forum for the engagement of activities on and near the Appalachian Trail, offering hiking, educational, cultural, and historical learning programs, working with trail clubs, local communities, and nearby partner organizations.
A.T. Vista aims to be recognized as THE forum for engagement of all who cherish the future of the Appalachian Trail’s protection, stewardship, and connection of the human spirit with nature while increasing participation from younger and diverse members.
Hike, Learn, Play.
For more Information, visit www.atvista.org