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In 1927, PATC was organized to build the Appalachian Trail in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. It wasn't long after this effort began that PATC recognized the need for authoritative guides and accurate maps for the trail routes. The first maps and guides concentrated on the Appalachian Trail, but were soon expanded to include side trails and other regions. This included many routes in what was soon to become Shenandoah National Park.

Since that time, PATC maps and guides have become well known as the most authoritative sources for backcountry information in the region. Each map and guide builds on a tradition of excellence that started as the first steps were taken to establish the Appalachian Trail. As an added benefit, you'll also find club publications that are not typically carried by commercial outdoor shops and public parks. They are either considered too specialized in nature, or run against established policy in regional parks. All are available for sale in our store.

While PATC maps and guides are highlighted, there are actually over 120 different items available for sale in our store, including books published from other sources. Our books, guides, and maps from other sources have been carefully reviewed and approved by consensus as the best source of information available in each respective area of coverage.

The proceeds from every sale in this store are completely rolled back into our ongoing volunteer efforts to maintain trails, shelters, and cabins, as well as purchase land for the protection of trailheads and trail viewsheds. Unlike "for-profit" book sellers that pocket their profits, every purchase you make in this store supports your regional hiking and backpacking opportunties. Your dollars work twice as hard when you purchase through PATC.

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Featured Items
Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park with Side Trails-Book #7. Our most popular guide! Along with descriptions of the AT and every side trail in the Park, you'll find elevation profiles, park regs., the latest trail info, descriptions of PATC cabins in the area, and a new section on natural history. Hikes in the Washington Region Part C . Revised Third Edition now available! All new maps, additional trails, new territory! Hikes in four more counties, GPS coordinates, and more!
Hikes in Western Maryland
Want uncrowded hiking, scenic vistas, swimming holes and great multiday backpacking routes within easy driving distance of Washington DC? Find it all in the new 2011 edition of Hikes in Western Maryland.
Two great new editions of PATC maps guaranteed to guide you to successful adventures. Map H - Massanutten Mountain South, Lee Ranger District in George Washington National Forest, from New Market Gap to the Massanutten Ski Resort, and Map 12 - The Appalachian Trail, Pedlar District in George Washington National Forest, from Rockfish Gap to Tye River Gap.
PATC Tick Key . Here comes tick season! Protect your family and pets with the PATC Tick Key. Quickly and safely removes the entire tick without touching or squishing. Plan your next get-away with the PATC Cabins Booklet - a full-color guide presenting rental information, descriptions and rates for all the club's rental cabins in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.

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