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.
ODATC CLUB PICNIC COMING UP! Mark your calendars for October 22 at Powhatan State Park . Click here for Details.
THE ODATC EXPERIENCE - CURRENT ISSUES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
'Life's not over just because
you lose a leg,' says
Appalachian Trail hiker
When hikers reach the northernmost summit of the Appalachian Trail, they can breathe in the beautiful scenery before them, ponder the arduous journey behind them—and maybe rub their legs in relief.
Not Tim Martin.
After he scaled Mount Katahdin, the highest point in Maine, he took off his prosthetic leg and raised it in the air. The look on his face shows both triumph and defiance, perhaps toward those who wonder why a man with one leg would attempt to traverse the 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail alone. Click here to read the whole story.
Call for candidates for 2017 Board of Directors
It’s time to give some consideration to getting involved with the ODATC Board of Directors! Becoming a Board member is a great way to learn about the inner workings of the club as well as the ATC and gives individuals the opportunity to grow the club in directions they feel would improve it. Board positions have a term of two years and about half the board is up for election each year. Current Board members work with new members to ensure a smooth transition of duties and mentor new members until they are ready and able to manage on their own. The ODATC Board positions that are open for the November 2017 election and their major responsibilities are:
President (coordinates board and member meetings and interfaces with ATC)
Vice President (manages the budget process and volunteer service awards program)
Programs (manages the club’s speaker program)
Activities (manages the club’s hiking program)
Secretary (develops minutes for the 6 Board meetings)
If you are interested in joining the ODATC Board please contact one of these Board members: