Author: Diana Christopulos

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 …

Hands Across the AT Celebration, Saturday, August 19 in Pearisburg Read More »

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  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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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

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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 …

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

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On September 17, 2016, people from all over the region will join hands to protect our land, our local communities and the Appalachian Trail from the unnecessary and unwanted onslaught of natural gas pipelines. Both the AT and the Newport community …

Join Hands Across the Appalachian Trail in Newport on September 17! Read More »

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Using criteria developed by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club’s board of directors has voted to oppose the Mountain Valley Pipeline due to its potential negative impacts on the AT and trail users. The board’s resolution voices …

RATC Board opposes Mountain Valley Pipeline, citing hiker safety and visual impact Read More »

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NEW DATE for Training Day: June 18, 2016, 9 am – 2:30 pm Perched high above the Catawba Valley, McAfee Knob is the most photographed place on the entire Appalachian Trail, and a beloved symbol of the natural beauty and …

Become a Volunteer Ridgerunner ~ June 18 training Read More »