Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club
Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club offers an extensive schedule of activities including scores of group hikes each year with many social and natural exploration possibilities, and numerous trail work outings building our trails and a special sense of camaraderie at the same time!
SATC is one of thirty-one groups that maintain part of the Appalachian Trail, a footpath following the crest of the Appalachian Mountains for over 2,180 miles from Maine to Georgia. SATC is a Pennsylvania incorporated 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit organization. SATC volunteers contribute well over a thousand hours each year toward the care and preservation of this and other footpaths in Central Pennsylvania.
SATC invites you to join in exploring and learning about nature on scheduled group hikes, in caring for our footpaths, and in helping to
preserve and conserve our trail lands. Scheduled hikes and trail care outings are open to everyone - membership,
while welcome, is not required.
Ironmaster's Challenge - April 27th, 2014
Don't let the snow get you down! Get psyched instead to participate in the 5th annual Ironmaster's Challenge at Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Michaux State Forest. This year will be the best yet, so please make sure to reserve your spot now for the 50K Ultra, 25K Challenge, or 15K Challenge.
Prices will rise by $10 for all three events after March 31st, so now is the best time to register and start your training for this invigorating and fun, springtime challenge!
SATC's Annual Banquet - Friday, March 28th, 2014 - 6:00 PM
The official kick-off for SATC's 60th Anniversary will be held at this year’s Annual Banquet on March 28, 2014. The festivities will begin at 6:00 PM at the West Shore Elks Lodge, 108 North St. Johns Church Road, Camp Hill. Please make your reservations by March 17th and no later than Friday, March 21st.
Seeking Early SATC Stories/Photos From Our Long-Standing Members
Attention veteran members of SATC! We’re interested in what you have to share with us about your years with the club. We're looking for exciting stories, events, and funny challenges you've encountered as well as any pictures to go along with them. A form has been prepared to help you get started. Please mail your submissions to the address on the form or send an email to SATC's president, Trisha Sanders.
KTA's First Membership Celebration & Film Festival - March 20, 2013 - 6:30PM
The Keystone Trails Association (KTA) will be conducting its First Membership Celebration & Film Festival on Thursday, March 20, beginning at 6:30PM, in the Wesley Center multimedia auditorium at the Camp Hill United Methodist Church, 417 South 22nd Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011.
KTA is the statewide hiking and trails advocacy organization. This event will celebrate KTA's work, Pennsylvania's precious trails, and the hiking community, without which KTA would not be able to sustain its efforts to protect and promote our trails.
Three trail related videos will be featured:
- Come Walk with Me: SATC Vice President and KTA member Lorrie Preston's travelogue of hiking the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania.
- Faces of the Appalachian Trail: The Appalachian Trail affects many more people than just hikers. Meet some of the eclectic personalities whose lives are shaped by the trail.
- Green Tunnel: A six-month journey along the 2,200-mile long Appalachian Trail, condensed and reinterpreted into five minutes of stop-motion.
The cost is $15, which includes a 1-year introductory membership to KTA (new members only).
- 10/26/2013 - History Hike of the Victoria Furnace Farm
- 9/29/2013 - Canoe/Kayak Lake Williams
- 6/12/2013 - SATC Sunset Rocks Loop Hike
- 6/1/2013 - SATC at the 2013 Duncannon Appalachian Trail Festival
- 5/29/2013 - SATC Darlington Trail Work Trip
- 5/5/2013 - SATC Work Trip
This earth we know.
This earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.
This we know.
All things are connected like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected.
~ Chief Seattle