Welcome to the website of the Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club. SATC is one of 31 volunteer clubs that help maintain the world's largest hiking-only path, the Appalachian Trail. We offer about 100 group hikes each year, mostly in and around Central Pennsylvania - otherwise known to many thru hikers as "Rocksylvania". We support and practice "Leave No Trace" principles and welcome your participation!
Tuesday, October 22 – SATC’s Fall Membership Meeting
Join us for the fall membership meeting. It will held at the Camp Hill Giant Community Center beginning at 6:30 pm, with the business meeting starting at 7:00 pm followed by the evening’s program. Come out and learn about walking/hiking El Camino De Santiago. Gail Brossman and Jennifer Hollinger will share their recent experience in Spain.
SAVE THE DATE - SATC's 2019 Holiday Party will be Saturday, December 14th. Mark your calendar today. Details to follow.
Take the Kittatinny Ridge Survey
The Kittatinny Coalition is launching a survey to better understand the personal, cultural, and economic value individuals place on the Kittatinny Ridge. Results may be used to develop improved recreation opportunities, enhance natural resource protection efforts, and develop a communication strategy to boost appreciation for and fill knowledge gaps about the Ridge. Share your thoughts to support conservation and enter to win prizes! Survey is available online through the Center for Land Use and Sustainability, until October 28th. Use this link: https://centerforlanduse.org/kr/survey/
SATC To Lead Two Series Hikes
Beginning this fall, SATC will be leading series hikes on two iconic trails, the Catoctin Trail in Maryland and the Standing Stone Trail in Pennsylvania. Come join us and conquer, one, both or just a section or two. Adventure in the fall woods awaits!
The Catoctin National Recreation Trail runs 27.9 miles along the eastern-most ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Frederick County, Maryland. This hike will take you through 2 state parks, a Municipal Forest and a National Park. You will also cross many streams and hike by at least 4 beautiful ponds. The hike will begin at the southern terminus in Gambrill State Park and will be divided into 3 sections based on road/parking access. For details on this series see the hiking schedule for dates, times and distances.
The Standing Stone Trail, DCNR’s 2016 Trail of the Year, follows 71 miles of scenic ridge lines in Huntingdon, Mifflin, and Fulton counties: the south middle region of Pennsylvania's Tiltrock Country. Originally built as a connector for the Mid State Trail and Tuscarora Trail, the Standing Stone Trail is a destination in its own right, offering Pennsylvania hikers and backpackers a link to dramatic scenery, wild plant and animal life, and compelling history. We will get this series kicked off this fall and will conclude it in the spring. The trail will be divided into 7 sections with an average of 9-11 miles per section. For details on this series see the hiking schedule for dates, times and distances.
65 Point Challenge Has Begun
Help SATC celebrate its 65th Birthday by participating in the 65 Point Challenge. Members are encouraged to participate in as many club related activities as possible in order to earn 65 points. Not only will you enjoy these numerous fun events, but by listing your involvement from March 30, 2019 through February 29, 2020, you may win a prize to be drawn at the 2020 annual banquet. Begin tracking points now and turn in your completed form by March 1, 2020. The 65 Point Challenge form lists the activities and their point values. A 65 Point Challenge form can be located under the membership tab. Any questions, contact Gail Brossman, GVB1024@aol.com.
What Our Members Say About SATC!
"SATC hikes are always fun and well organized. I've met many good friends by being a member." Tom N.
"Thank you so much for organizing the A.T. Hike Across Pennsylvania series. I never would have, or could have, completed the 229 miles on my own." C.W.