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Mount Rogers

Appalachian

Trail Club  

 

 

 

P.O. Box 789 Damascus, VA 24236-0789

 

General Questions:  mtrogersatc@gmail.com

 

Trails Committee: mratcinfo@gmail.com to report maintenance problems on the trail

 

 

(Links to other pages are listed on the right under "sidebar)

 

PURPOSE AND MISSION 

 

The MOUNT ROGERS APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB, a member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, was organized February 29, 1960.  The club has maintenance responsibilities for 59.4 miles of the APPALACHIAN TRAIL in the Jefferson National Forest, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Grayson Highlands State Park and additional trails in the area.

 

The primary focus of the MOUNT ROGERS APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB is to help ensure that the APPALACHIAN TRAIL remains available for future generations, fulfill its maintenance responsibilities to the highest degree possible, undertake projects that would enhance use of the Trail without sacrifice of beauty or serenity and provide opportunity for Club members to enjoy activities associated with the Trail.

 

Hiker Alert:

 

As of October 2nd, the Forest Service has rescinded the overnight camping prohibition in the Mt. Rogers High Country between Elk Garden (Rte. 600) and Fox Creek (Rte. 603), including the three AT Shelters (Thomas Knob, Wise, and Old Orchard) and surrounding campsites. The bear who was bothering backpackers has not been seen in several weeks, but backpackers are advised to carry their food in bear canisters or to put it in the metal bearproof storage boxes just north of Thomas Knob and Wise Shelters while camping.

 

 

 

 

The Appalachian Trail goes down the main street of Damascus, VA. The Town has set up a brick pathway to celebrate the Trail and the many hikers who have hiked through Town. For further information about the project, or for information about a brick you purchased, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/communitypathway.

 

Note: Activities are also posted on the MRATC FACEBOOK PAGE! Come check it out and join us!

Check out MRATC information and activities on Instagram:  mountrogersATclub.

MRATC is also on Twitter!: https://twitter.com/Mt_rogersATC 

 

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Our website was born on 08/15/1998.

Last updated on 12/29/2018

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