About Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club
The Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club (SATC) is one of thirty-one groups that maintain part of the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), a
footpath following the crest of the Appalachian Mountains for 2,181 milesfrom Maine to Georgia. SATC, a Pennsylvania non-profit
corporation, is a 501(c)(3) charitable, tax-exempt organization. See IRS letter.
Our EIN is 23-6413368.
SATC was organized to:
- Provide its members and guests with the opportunity to enjoy and to become educated about nature through hiking and other outdoor recreational activities.
- Build and maintain trails and shelters for public use.
- Aid in the conservation of wild lands and wildlife.
Co-founded in 1954 by Earl Shaffer, who in 1948 became the first person to
thru-hike the A.T., today SATC has more than 400 members who enjoy hiking and trail work. SATC offers an extensive
year-round schedule of group hikes, numerous trail work outings building our trails, invasive plant removal,
and social activities, such as the December holiday party, March banquet, and summer picnic, to acquaint ourselves with our
SATC volunteers contribute at least a thousand hours each year toward the care and preservation of a 20-mile section of the A.T. from PA-225 on Peters Mountain north to Rausch Gap. SATC is responsible for most of the day-to-day work of keeping the A.T. open.
SATC volunteers also maintain the Peters Mountain shelter and privy, monitor and protect the Trail corridor, develop management plans for our Trail section, are caretakers for several access parking lots, and maintain the Darlington Trail as well as several side trails to the A.T.
SATC is affiliated Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Inc. and
participates in the ATC's Mid-Atlantic Regional Partnership Committee. SATC also has a long-standing
affiliation with the Keystone Trails Association, Inc.
You are invited to join SATC in exploring and learning about nature on our group hikes, in caring for our footpaths, and in helping to preserve and conserve our trail lands. SATC hikes and trail care outings are open to everyone - membership, while welcome, is not required.