The Blue and White Crew

The Blue and White Crew is a volunteer trail crew, sponsored by the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club. The crew works primarily in the Central District of Shenandoah National Park (the region of the Park that covers the area from Thornton Gap in the north to Swift Run Gap in the south). The crew schedules monthly work trips in the Park throughout the year, as well as volunteer training sessions and occasional trips to trails in the Washington, D.C. region. Visit the crew calendar for a list of upcoming trips. More information about crew activities, including points of contact, are available on the "about the crew" pages.

The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

The PATC is a 7000-member volunteer organization, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia. The club, founded in 1927, is responsible for the maintenance of 240 miles of the Appalachian Trail, as well as approximately 800 miles of other trails in the Mid-Atlantic region. The club maintains many of the side (blue-blazed) trails in Shenandoah National Park.
In addition to trail work, PATC volunteers maintain trail-side cabins, huts and shelters; assist in search and rescue operations; conduct classes in Leave No Trace outdoor ethics; organize group recreational events (hikes and excursions); and help in natural resource conservation.
For more information visit the PATC website.

Upcoming Crew Events
Feb 25 : Day Trip - lopping AT sections
March 23-25 : Crew Trip - Corbin Hollow Trail Project
overnight: Meadows Cabin
crew leaders: Patrick
April 20-22: Crew Trip - AT (Milam Gap to Tanners Ridge Project)
overnight: Pinnacles
crew leader: Dan

The calendar for the Blue and White Crew 2012 season is now on-line.

In addition to monthly work trips, crew leaders have scheduled a Traditional Tools Workshop (May 4-6) and a Rigging Workshop (September 21-23). Both workshops will be held at the Pinnacles Research Center in Shenandoah National Park.

crew photos at the Crew Gallery


QUICK LINKS: SNP Twitter (conditions updates) weather Google calendar Google group

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about contact: crewwebmaster
last updated: 11 February 2012
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