Bland County celebrates
being an AT Designated Community!
The next PathVolunteer
PATH has created a new brochure describing the club and its actvities. View or download brochure.
Read about Diana
Billips, named the Bland County's Appalachian Trail Ambassador
Hot off the Press...Your Path T-Shirt Information starts with
a click HERE
Please send 2012
dues to David Faucette
1105 Hunting Ridge Road Raleigh, N.C. 27615
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PATH is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization. Donations, which are are tax-deductible,
can be made by sending a check to PATH or credit card contributions
can be accepted online through PayPal. We use donations to help
purchase the tools required to keep the trail open and safe. To
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is a nonprofit trail club that maintains a section of the Appalachian
Trail in southwest Virginia. PATH's members live in North Carolina
and Virginia, with the majority living between Charlotte, NC and Raleigh,
NC. PATH also offers hiking and outreach opportunities. Many
find hiking the trail often leads to wanting to help with the maintenance
and outreach opportunities.
Appalachian Trail is a 2100+ mile long footpath that runs along
the crest of the Appalachian Mountains from Mount Katahdin in Maine to
Springer Mountain in Georgia. The Appalachian Trail was originally constructed
by volunteers in the 1920's and 30's. Starting in 1965, the Appalachian
Trail Conference began assigning maintenance responsibilities on the Appalachian
Trail to various clubs along the trail's route.
Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers, Inc. PATH, now has
responsibility for 70 miles of the storied AT. PATH's maintenance starts
from Va. St. Rt. 670 at the South Fork of the Holston River north to U.S.
52 near Bland. Our section includes 6 shelters including the shelter on
Chestnut Ridge over looking the historic and picturesque Burkes Garden.
(See our trail
The membership of PATH includes young and old, men and women, dedicated
volunteers who never miss a maintenance trip and unseen volunteers that
support our mission through monetary contributions. By far the most important
aspect of PATH is that it brings together people who can share
common interests and become new friends. This
web site's purpose is to provide information specific to our club,
PATH. For further information about the Appalachian Trail or other
hiking clubs, we suggest you visit our links
A young hikers with her STEPS
Ready for the trail
A group heading out to work on the
notebook-My Day on the Appalachian Trail
Hiking Check List
a great list to assure a fun and safe hike...make sure you are prepared
even for a simple hike.
2012 Tentative Hike Schedule
“70 Mile Club” hike
and record your trips hiked on the trails maintained by Path
Monitor Report Record
Path Members at General
Number of Volunteers-80
Number of Field Work Hours-5114
Number of Additional Hours-1474
Additional Hours(travel to worksite)-1358
Total Volunteer hours-7946
Join the Fun in 2013!