With temperatures dipping down into the 30s the weekend I spent at the cabin, I knew to be prepared for the elements. I bundled up! No surprise I was able to enjoy the history of the PATC cabin network and to spend tons of time outside.
The PATC cabins range from primitive, with no plumbing or electricity, to modern. You may need to hike into some; others have an adjacent parking spot. The cabins have rich histories. Lambert Cabin, for instance, was the home of Darwin Lambert, author of “The Undying Past of the Shenandoah National Park,” “Herbert Hoover’s Hideaway,” and “The Earth-Man Story.” Darwin was the first employee of Shenandoah National Park, hired March 1, 1936.