Author: Diana Christopulos

On Sunday, September 9, 2018, the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club was honored to receive the 2018 Landsaver award from the Blue Ridge Land Conservancy in recognition of the club’s work in building, maintaining and protecting over 120 miles of the …

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THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW EVENTS OCCUR. On July 27, 2018, a federal court ruled in favor of the Sierra Club and other plaintiffs that federal agencies (US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management) had not properly examined …

Stop Work order? What’s a Stop Work order? Read More »

We love our dogs, and they love us. Should you hike together? If so, what common sense rules and actual regulations need to be kept in mind? Should you hike with your dog? “Maybe” is the only accurate answer. We …

Want to bring your dog on an AT hike? Be prepared! Read More »

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The rules about vehicles on the Appalachian Trail are very clear. You can’t ride a bicycle on it. Nor can you use a motorized vehicle. 36 CFR 7.100 – Appalachian National Scenic Trail. (a)What activities are prohibited? (1) The use of bicycles, motorcycles or …

MOUNTAIN VALLEY PIPELINE DROVE ATVs ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL FOR 19 DAYS Read More »

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Happy Hiker Hour is moving outdoors to Parkway Brewery in April! The Bent Mountain community in Roanoke County, concerned about its land and water, is teaming up with Parkway Brewery on April 18, 2018 at 5:30 to enjoy a special …

Hiker Happy Hour at Parkway on April 18: drink beer, support Bent Mountain community! Read More »

There are many moving parts to this story. Here is what we can tell about the current status: No trees have been cut to date in Virginia, though cutting has started in West Virginia. MVP would need to cease cutting …

Mountain Valley Pipeline has not completed the permitting process Read More »

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It’s time for the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club’s Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner! This year’s speakers will be Derrick and Bekah Quirin, who completed a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2017 along with their baby, who celebrated …

Join “Ellie on the AT” at the RATC Annual Meeting and Potluck, March 3, 2018 Read More »

Every year the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Conservancy has 3 casual social events – an outdoor Corn Boil in the summer, a Holiday Pot Luck in December, and the Annual Meeting/Pot Luck in March. This year’s Holiday Pot Luck will be …

Join the party! RATC Holiday Pot Luck, December 2, 2017 Read More »

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Food is an obsession for hikers. But what about the chore of buying and packing food for a weekend or week-long adventure? Blair Garland, an RATC member who lives in the Roanoke Valley, has launched a company called Trailfoody, a  monthly subscription …

RATC member launches Trailfoody project for on-the-go adventurers Read More »

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Those who have been following the Mountain Valley Pipeline story know that Duncan Adams has provided extraordinary coverage for over 3 years in the Roanoke Times. He has asked hard questions, shining light on a story that many outlets ignored …

Graceful farewell from Duncan Adams, Roanoke Times reporter Read More »