Author: Jim Beeson

Want a T-shirt of iconic McAfee Knob and help improve McAfee Knob Trailhead? Here is your chance from August 1 – 22, 2020 to purchase a t-shirt and help the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC) and Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) …

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GOOD NEWS! Beginning June 13. 2020 – The National Park Service reopened access to 27 miles of the Appalachian Trail known as the “Triple Crown”. The “Triple Crown” area includes the AT between VA Route 624 (Newport Road) and VA …

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https://www.ratc.org/membership As you know, RATC is an active organization devoting countless volunteer hours to maintain and improve our 120 mile section of the Appalachian Trail (AT). Funds generated from membership play an integral part in the club’s ability to provide …

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Sandra Marra, President & CEO of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy released the following statement, March 23, 2020; “In these unprecedented times, I am making an unprecedented request: please stay away from the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Whether your hike is for …

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COVID – 19 Information RATC Members/Supporters As a result of the COVID -19 pandemic we are all experiencing new and challenging times in our lives and on the Appalachian Trail. In response to the best guidance available on effective ways …

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Appalachian Trail Friend/Supporter McAfee Knob is one of the most beautiful and photographed spots along the 2,193 mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) and one of the Roanoke Valley’s defining landmarks. A large partnership including the National Park Service, the …

VA 311 McAfee Knob Trailhead/Parking Property Acquisition – We Need Your Help! Read More »