MIT Places New Signage on Mount Rogers Celebrating William Barton Rogers

MIT celebrated the naming of Mount Rogers for William Barton Rogers on June 11 and placed new commemorative signs there.


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Hiker Finds Possible Tornado Remnant on White Top Near Mount Rogers

A hiker found a 4-by-12-foot, fresh piece of aluminum roofing from atop White Top adjoining Mount Rogers in Virginia. It is believed to have come from tornadoes that hit the area on April 28.


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Maine, Virginia and Georgia Considering Corporate Sponsorship of State Parks

New Hampshire, Maine, Virginia and Georgia are considering corporate sponsorships of state parks. This could include corporate names on uniforms. Some state parks in Virginia already have corporate sponsored trail direction kiosks.


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Appalachian Trail Days May 14-16

Appalachian Trail Days is coming May 14-16 to Damascus, Virginia. This year’s version will celebrate the new AT machine in Pennsylvania. Johnny Molloy, Gene Espy and Paralee Dawson-Hayward will be signing their guidebooks.
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Mount Rogers/Blue Ridge Mountains #1 Virginia Wonder

InRich.com reports that Mount Roger/Blue Ridge Mountains is the first of Virginia’s Seven Wonders.
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Bears No Longer Relocated to Mount Rogers

Living in bear country – a privilege and a responsibility Rappahannock News, VA – Jul 3, 2007 In the past, he was involved in relocating bears to the Mount Rogers area of Virginia, but this is no longer an option – and he notes that moving a problem


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2006-02-22 Backcountry Accidents in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Australia, Spain


Accident reports as of February 22, 2006
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Arizona, New Hampshire and Virginia Backcountry Accident Reports


Here’s February 22, 2006 accident reports:

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Ground Broken For Black Mountain, Kentucky, Overlook


Ground was finally broken for the Hands Across the Mountain overlook of Kentucky’s Black Mountain summit in October.
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Trail Days Third Weekend of May in Damascus, Virginia


The biggest single event on the Appalachian Trail is Trail Days traditionally held the third weekend of May in Damascus.
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