n 2015, Virginia's McAfee Knob was the first site on the A.T. to be selected as a Leave No Trace Hot Spot. This October, the Subaru Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers return to McAfee Knob for a re-visit!
Hot Spots are public lands across the country that have sustained damage from overuse. The Hot Spot program provides onsite education and events, engaging local communities in training, service and outreach.
The Traveling Trainers will be in the area for 3 days, offering a range of opportunities for the public to learn about Leave No Trace and how to get involved in protecting McAfee Knob and other popular areas threatened by irresponsible use. The Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club (RATC) and ATC regional office are coordinating their schedule. Check back here or contact Kathryn Herndon-Powell ([email protected]
) for more details as they are developed!