Appalachian Trail

The Virginia Department of Health reported the largest daily increase in COVID-19 cases Thursday morning.  Testing numbers also dropped.

If you think remodeling your kitchen is a lot of work, what if you had a fixer upper that’s more than 2-thousand miles long. Yes, the Appalachian Trail, which runs from Maine to Florida and through Virginia is getting a makeover so it can be more accessible to people of various skill levels. 

Literally, one step at a time, volunteers have been remaking sectionss of the Appalachian Trail that are too vertical, too precarious or just worn out.

The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a permit that was tossed out by a lower court that would allow construction of a natural gas pipeline through two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail.

Shalin Desai

The Appalachian Trail stretches nearly 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine. It depends on volunteers to keep the path clear, the shelters and latrines clean.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is now trying to interest more people in the job – especially those who have not, historically, been included in the hiking community.

A permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national forests, including parts of the Appalachian Trail, was thrown out Thursday by a federal appeals court that harshly criticized regulators for approving the proposal.