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
To Be or Not To Be an Old Woman Walking - Boots
By Lisa Bagby
Recently, I slipped my bare foot into a friend’s new LOWA hiking boot. It felt smooth, cool and roomy. It was a good place to put a foot. Nancy Sinatra’s song came to mind in which she sang this line, “These boots are made for walking. That’s what I am going to do. One of these days these boots are going to walk all over all over . . . “ Learn More
Welcome to Cheryl Hadrych
AT Trekker and Photographer, Cheryl Hadrych, Joins ODATC.
Cheryl Hadrych's, tent is a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 and her shoes are Merrell Moab Ventilators. She carries a journal and a camera when backpacking. Cell phone cameras are not for Cheryl as photography is more than a shot at been-there-done-that. And her point of view has paid off with the ATC selecting four of her images for book covers and calendars! Click here to read Cheryl's story. Learn More
Update on the ATC 2017 Biennial Conference in 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. Volunteers are needed in all areas to support the Conference. For more details, Click here.