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The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club

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. 

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Farewell to Bob Proudman, Longtime ATC Contributor

It is with deep sadness that we announce Bob Proudman has passed away. Bob worked at the ATC for over 30 years and served as Director of Conservation Operations, contributing greatly to the protection of the#AppalachianTrail and serving as an inspiration for us all. Bob’s manual “Appalachian Trail Design, Construction and Maintenance” is still used as a principal guide by trail crews around the world, and he championed the volunteer force that is the backbone of our Trail protection efforts. Our condolences go out to his friends and family. He will be missed.



We are happy to announce the winners of the 50th Anniversary T-shirt and Bandana Contest.  Sonny Bowyer submitted the winning T-shirt design and Merideth Henry is the lucky winner of the Bandana Design.   Each one will receive 2 tickets to the ODATC 50th Anniversary Party held at the Richmond Country Club October 26, 2019.  Both items will be available for sale by February, 2019.  

Congratulations to Sonny and Merideth!!  

A.T. VISTA 2020


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. 

  • Hike - hiking and other trail-related excursions, such as bird watching
  • Learn - educational opportunities of A.T. Vista at workshops.
  • Play - meeting new friends, seeing old acquaintances, and engaging in evening entertainment or excursions.

For more Information, visit www.atvista.org

The ODATC Mission

The construction and maintenance of foot trails for hikers, including the Appalachian Trail between Reids Gap and Rockfish Gap.

The provision of excursions on such trails or other areas. 

Offering educational activities related to the need for preserving the great outdoors. 

Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (c). 
P.O. Box 25283 
Richmond, VA 23260-5283
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