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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 …

Virginia’s Triple Crown Reopens – All RATC AT Sections Now Open Read More »

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 …

Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC) – Year in Review 2019 Read More »

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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 …

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

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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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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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