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.
THE ODATC EXPERIENCE - CURRENT ISSUES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
ODATC’s First Annual Club Picnic to be held October 23
ODATC is having a club picnic for it members and guests at Powhatan State Park in the shelter by the James River on Sunday, October 23. The club will provide hamburgers, hotdogs and non alcoholic drinks. Club members are asked to bring a covered dish of their choice. The picnic starts at 3:00 with food being served at 5:00. To accurately estimate the amount of food needed, RSVP is requested. You can find the RSVP information, more details and directions to Powhatan State Park in the Sept/October Walker.
Prior to the picnic a hike will be held at the park, led by Jim and Meredith Henry. Come out and join them on this 5 mile hike which is moderately difficulty with one long climb and several challenging inclines.
ODATC and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Our website has created a new web page dedicated on updating people on the planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline and its impact to the AT and the Federal Parks and Forests.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's 2017 Biennial Conference Is Coming to Maine
In 2017, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) and AMC - Maine Chapter are hosting "View from the Maine Woods" the 41st Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Biennial meeting from August 4 - 11 at Colby College in Waterville Maine. For more details, Click here.