The third Annual “Hands Across the Appalachian Trail” has been announced for Saturday, September 22, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Humpback Rocks Visitor Center, located at Milepost 5.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The event is designed to highlight the necessity of protecting the Appalachian Trail from the unwanted onslaught of natural gas pipelines. Participation is free, and no registration is required.
The event is sponsored by Appalachian Voices, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Wild Virginia, Friends of Nelson, Allegheny Blue Ridge Alliance, CCAN, Piedmont Group Sierra Club and other groups. For more information, contact Kirk Bowers at .
Directions: Take Interstate 64 to Exit 99 at the top of Afton Mountain. Follow signs on Route 250 to Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn right onto Blue Ridge Parkway. Travel 5.8 miles to Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Picnic Area.