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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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(Note: this blog is based substantially on a filing by the Indian Creek Watershed Association/ICWA to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission/FERC on December 21, 2018 – Accession No. 20181221-5334. As this blog was being posted, several more stories broke regarding …

New proof: entire Mountain Valley Pipeline project based on known falsehoods Read More »

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Many RATC members know Chris Means as RATC’s Membership Coordinator or as an early co-organizer of the Roanoke Outdoor Adventure Club. But there is a lot more to his story! As Chris will soon be completing a long and successful …

RATC leader manages community-oriented enterprise: Outdrz.net 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 »

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 …

RATC member launches Trailfoody project for on-the-go adventurers Read More »

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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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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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The RATC Needs Your Help! Foundation for Roanoke Valley is hosting a 24 hr only fundraiser for over a 100 local nonprofits in the Roanoke Valley on March 16th. Ever hiked Macfee’s Knob or enjoyed other parts of the AT? …

Help RATC during March 16th Roanoke Valley Gives! Read More »