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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. Learn more              

News Flash:

1.  Take a look at the 50th Anniversary Contributors appearing below to learn more about the generous donors who made our celebration that much more memorable. 

2. AT Conservancy recognizes Mark Heede's contributions.  Read the article that appears below.  

 

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THE ODATC EXPERIENCE - CURRENT ISSUES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


  

50th Anniversary Celebration Contributors


We would like to acknowledge and say thank you to all of the organizations and businesses that helped to make our 50th Anniversary Celebration such a huge success. The many prizes that attendees received would not have been possible without their generous contributions. 

To view the complete list of contributors, with working links to their websites, click here to view as a .pdf document.  For those who wish to download it as a .docx document, please click here.

 Also, we would like to say thank you to ODACT members who made monetary donations for the event.  A list of their names appears here:


   Appalachian Trail Conservancy Spotlights  Mark Heede's Contributions to ODATC

We are pleased and proud to announce that the Appalachian Trail Conservancy has highlighted  Mark Heede's contributions to ODATC.   This is a truly wonderful article about Mark, a dedicated member  who has made  a major impact on  our club's efforts at making the Appalachian Trail accessible to one and all.  Please click here  to read the full article.  



  














 

Missing Person Alert

Followup


The National Park Service had issued a missing persons alert for Mark Andrew George.  Mark Andrew George was last seen leaving his home in Dublin, Ireland on Monday, November 4th.  On Thursday, November 7th, the family received an email from Mark detailing his plans to disappear on the Appalachian Trail. The family believed that he was heading towards the Asheville area. Given his current health condition, the family believed was  traveling by car and camping close to any parking areas. 

As sad as these missing persons alerts are, this one might have ended on a happy note.  A search for further information regarding Mark George resulted in the discovery of a post relating to him from an overseas website.  Click here for what it has to say about the missing man.  




A.T. VISTA 2020

Has Been Rescheduled

The A.T. Vista conference originally scheduled for: 

July 31,2020 - August 3, 2020

Location:  Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

Will now be held in 2021

The A.T. Vista is the replacement program for the former A.T. Biennials. The initial A.T. Vista, originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, has been moved to August 6-9, 2021. This change is the result of the confluence of a number of independent causes.

For more Information, visitwww.atvista.org


 A.T. Vista is the replacement program for the former A.T. Biennials. The initial A.T. Vista, originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, has been moved to August 6-9, 2021. This change is the result of the confluence of a number of independent causes:



    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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