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Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers

PATH's Online Newsletter is edited by Karl Kunkle and Paul Clayton.

View of the Tilson Farmstead

The recently (Nov-2009) purchased ''Tilson Farmstead'', is approximately 238 acres, and rest on the North slope of Walker Mountain, on the Smyth/Bland, Virginia County lines. The property has historic features dating to the early 1800's... An Antebellum Turnpike crosses over Walker Mountain thru Tilson Gap.... The Tilson Family Cemetery.... and Old Stone Walls.

Piedmont Appalachian Trail Hikers(PATH) was instrumental in pursuing this property to expand the trail corridor.

Ahead on the Trail

Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20

October Weekend.

Base camp to be determined.
Trail Maintenance location TBA.

For a full list of PATH events see the Activity Schedule.

Trail News

2015 Monthly Trail Reports


2014 Monthly Trail Reports

2013 Monthly Trail Reports

Volunteer Trail Maintenance Trip and Hike Reports for the 2012 season


Volunteer Trail Maintenance Trip and Hike Reports for the 2011 season

Volunteer Trail Maintenance Trip Reports 2010


Work Trip Reports 2009

Past Work Trip Reports for 2008

AT License Plate for NC
The new AT plates are now available as several of you know. To get yours check out the NC DMV website for details.

Newsletter Archive

Here are copies of some of PATH's past newsletters, including some from the very early years scanned by Paul Clayton.


Selected Articles From Past Issues and Other Items of Interest


  • The Ballad of Rhymin' Worm
    Here's one of the most succinct thru hiker trail journals you'll ever see. It's Robert Rubin's story of a hike from Springer to Katahdin in four lines a day.

March 2007 work trip - Getting that water off the trail (Photo by Jim Houch)


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