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RATC mourns passing of Dr. Siegfried J. Kolmstetter

The mountains are calling and I must go. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.  John Muir One man who answered the call of

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

The Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club is looking for new volunteers to protect McAfee Knob and Dragons Tooth as Volunteer Ridgerunners. The first Training Day of 2019 will be Saturday, March 23 from 9 am to 4 pm. Please email Kathryn Herndon-Powell

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

(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

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Be a Hero: Volunteer Ridgerunner Training for McAfee Knob Task Force

Have you hiked to McAfee Knob? If so, you probably had company! In fact, about 80,000 to 90,000 people a year hike to the Knob. Most of them have never been there. To help educate hikers on safety and Leave

Hiker Happy Hour at Parkway on April 18: drink beer, support Bent Mountain community!

Happy Hiker Hour is moving outdoors to Parkway Brewery in April! The Bent Mountain community in Roanoke County, concerned about its land and water, is teaming up with Parkway Brewery on April 18, 2018 at 5:30 to enjoy a special

Join the party! RATC Holiday Pot Luck, December 2, 2017

Every year the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Conservancy has 3 casual social events – an outdoor Corn Boil in the summer, a Holiday Pot Luck in December, and the Annual Meeting/Pot Luck in March. This year’s Holiday Pot Luck will be

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Hands Across the AT Celebration, Saturday, August 19 in Pearisburg

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

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March 4, 2017: The Appalachian Trail in Vintage Photos at RATC Pot Luck and Annual Meeting

WHAT: Pot Luck and Annual Meeting featuring Leonard Adkins on “Visual Histories of the AT” – vintage photographs selected from the archives of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the National Park Service, historical societies, long-time trail enthusiasts, and local Appalachian Trail

ATC Biennial in Maine, August 4-11, needs volunteers and people who want to hike!

The first time I hiked the AT in Maine, I had to quit early. The challenging pathways were much more than I had expected.  The next year, after better planning and training, it was a joy,  and Maine is now

Merv Brower memorial 11 am, April 20th in Salem, VA

  Our RATC family was deeply saddened by the loss of Mervin Brower on February 20, 2016. To allow better travel conditions for his Canadian family members, Merv’s memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 beginning at 11

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