Author: Diana Christopulos

RATC member launches Trailfoody project for on-the-go adventurers

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

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Graceful farewell from Duncan Adams, Roanoke Times reporter

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

Earthquakes and pipelines: recipe for disaster

On September 13, 2017, Monroe County, West Virginia experienced the largest earthquake in decades, with the epicenter 1.5 mile from the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline route. The Roanoke Times  reported that more than 200 calls came into the Giles County

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Hands Across the AT Celebration, Saturday, August 19 in Pearisburg

Are you tired of partisan bickering? Join us at 10:30 am tomorrow for a bipartisan celebration of the Appalachian Trail at the Pearisburg Community Center in Giles County. Google Earth map link here. State Senator John Edwards (D-Roanoke) and Delegate

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ATC: Mountain Valley Pipeline an unprecedented threat to ALL national trails

  Many small pipelines currently cross the Appalachian Trail, but they are nothing like the proposed new Mountain Valley Pipeline that would be built by a consortium led by EQT, a fracking company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The latest edition

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Get your hands dirty this summer with the Konnarock Volunteer Trail Crew!

By Jane Rice, Appalachian Trail Conservancy intern Are you ready to learn new awesome trail building skills? Then the Konnarock volunteer trail crew is perfect for you. No prior experience is necessary, just a desire to help maintain the Appalachian

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March 4, 2017: The Appalachian Trail in Vintage Photos at RATC Pot Luck and Annual Meeting

WHAT: Pot Luck and Annual Meeting featuring Leonard Adkins on “Visual Histories of the AT” – vintage photographs selected from the archives of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the National Park Service, historical societies, long-time trail enthusiasts, and local Appalachian Trail

ATC Biennial in Maine, August 4-11, needs volunteers and people who want to hike!

The first time I hiked the AT in Maine, I had to quit early. The challenging pathways were much more than I had expected.  The next year, after better planning and training, it was a joy,  and Maine is now

Burn ban lifted for southern Appalachian Trail from Springer Mt., GA to US 33 in SNP

UPDATE: The National Park Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club have lifted the burn ban on the AT section that includes McAfee Knob and Tinker Cliffs, and the NPS and ATC have lifted bans previously in effect

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A Visual Picnic: Leonard Adkins completes the photographic history of the Appalachian Trail

Review by Tom Johnson, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club “Don’t know much about history,” a refrain in that old popular song, never registered with Leonard Adkins. His interest in history goes back decades, and he is anxious to introduce it to

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