44 min

22. Hiking McAfee Knob and Virginia’s Triple Crown with Diana Christopulos, Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Virginia Outdoor Adventures

    • Places & Travel

“The actual day-to-day maintenance of the trail is almost 100% done by volunteers. We need to take good care of it for ourselves and for future generations.” -Diana Christopulos

Often referred to as “one of the most spectacular hikes in the US,” McAfee Knob attracts hikers from across the world and is one of the most photographed spots on the entire Appalachian Trail. Former Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club President, Diana Christopulos, shares everything you need to know before hitting the trail in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, including where to gear up, what to do while you’re in town, and where to find the best local brew at the end of the day. Diana also gives us insight into what it takes to maintain and preserve a trail that receives 70,000 visitors a year. Let’s Go!

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VAOA Podcast is Sponsored by: Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
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Enter "VIRGINIA10" at checkout for 10% off at Appalachian Gear Company
Links:
Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Website I Facebook I Meetup I Store I Specialty License Plate
Diana’s Blog
Virginia’s Triple Crown
McAfee Knob Hike
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
Blue Ridge Marathon
Cox Conserves
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy
Roanoke Outside
Olde Salem Brewing Company
Parkway Brewery
Roanoke Brew Pubs
Roanoke Wineries
Walkabout Outfitters
Hotel Roanoke
Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JessicaBowser )

“The actual day-to-day maintenance of the trail is almost 100% done by volunteers. We need to take good care of it for ourselves and for future generations.” -Diana Christopulos

Often referred to as “one of the most spectacular hikes in the US,” McAfee Knob attracts hikers from across the world and is one of the most photographed spots on the entire Appalachian Trail. Former Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club President, Diana Christopulos, shares everything you need to know before hitting the trail in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, including where to gear up, what to do while you’re in town, and where to find the best local brew at the end of the day. Diana also gives us insight into what it takes to maintain and preserve a trail that receives 70,000 visitors a year. Let’s Go!

Follow VAOA Podcast:
Website I Facebook I Instagram I Twitter
VAOA Podcast is Sponsored by: Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
Shop DWR

Enter "VIRGINIA10" at checkout for 10% off at Appalachian Gear Company
Links:
Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club Website I Facebook I Meetup I Store I Specialty License Plate
Diana’s Blog
Virginia’s Triple Crown
McAfee Knob Hike
Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
Blue Ridge Marathon
Cox Conserves
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy
Roanoke Outside
Olde Salem Brewing Company
Parkway Brewery
Roanoke Brew Pubs
Roanoke Wineries
Walkabout Outfitters
Hotel Roanoke
Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/JessicaBowser )

44 min