Didn't see this discussed elsewhere, so I don't know if this is old news or what.

From the article:

Appalachain National Scenic Trail, Virginia: $645,000 to obtain 236 acres known as the Doc's Way property, which is the dominant viewshed from the Appalachian National Scenic Trail's iconic McAfee Knob. Visited by 90,000 people annually, McAfee Knob is the most photographed vista on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and is just a 15-minute drive from downtown Roanoke, a city with a population of 100,000. This acquisition will also improve individual hiker safety and improve or expand recreational access.