Category: McAfee Knob/Triple Crown

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 …

COVID – 19 Update – PLEASE STAY OFF THE TRAIL Read More »

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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 »

The Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club is looking for new volunteers to protect McAfee Knob and Dragons Tooth as Volunteer Ridgerunners. The final Training Day of 2019 will be Saturday, September 7 from 9 am to 4 pm. Please email Kathryn …

BE A VOLUNTEER RIDGERUNNER: HELP RATC PROTECT MCAFEE KNOB AND DRAGON’S TOOTH! Read More »

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The volunteers of the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club wish everyone  a joyful holiday season! As part of the celebrations, RATC has added a new t-shirt to its store, honoring our section’s famed Triple Crown – Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob and …

New Triple Crown T-Shirts: “Easy on the Eyes, Hard on the Thighs” Read More »

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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 …

RATC Honored with Landsaver Award 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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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 »

What should you do when you are on the trail and a bear wants your food? Get a copy of the tips shown below from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries here. To help yourself and others: NEVER leave food …

What to do when a bear wants your food Read More »

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ALERT: The campsite and shelter at Lamberts Meadow reopened on July 11,2016 thanks to the installation of steel bear-resistant boxes for overnight food storage. PLEASE PRACTICE LEAVE NO TRACE AND CARRY EVERYTHING OUT. Click here for a 2-minute video on installation of …

Camping closures at Lamberts Meadow Shelter and Campsite Read More »

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By Kathryn Herndon, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Roanoke office  Last spring, the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC) created a McAfee Knob Task Force to focus on resource protection and management challenges around our region’s most beloved and iconic A.T. landmark, McAfee Knob. …

Saturday March 19,2016: next training for volunteer ridgerunners – come and help! Read More »

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