Category: McAfee Knob/Triple Crown

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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Become a Volunteer Ridgerunner ~ June 18 training

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

What to do when a bear wants your food

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

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Camping closures at Lamberts Meadow Shelter and Campsite

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

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

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.

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National Leave No Trace Training open to the public in Roanoke and New River Valleys, September 24-28, 2105

SIGN UP FOR NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, HERE. What do McAfee Knob, Saguaro National Monument, Point Reyes National Seashore and Linville Gorge have in common? All are among the twelve national Leave No Trace Hot Spots for

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Help keep McAfee Knob beautiful on National Public Lands Day, September 26!

Sign up here to join the crews on National Public Lands Day. McAfee Knob was already popular, but its starring role in the new film, “A Walk in the Woods,” is bringing an unprecedented number of visitors. You can help keep

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McAfee Task Force adds new volunteers, celebrates growth

We all love McAfee Knob. In fact, visitation has increased by 55% per year in the last four years, causing a noticeable increase in avoidable impacts such as litter, vandalism, negative encounters with wildlife, and damage to vegetation. Enter RATC’s McAfee

More Training for McAfee Knob Task Force August 8, 2015

McAfee Knob Volunteer Ridgerunners help with outreach, maintenance and parking lot patrol – more training scheduled on August 8. To sign up or get information, see the McAfee Knob MeetUp group or contact Kathryn Herndon of ATC staff at kherndon@appalachiantrail.org McAfee Knob is

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