Along the Appalachian Trail: Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire

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It was in the early 1900s atop a summit in Vermont that Benton MacKaye envisioned a hiking path along the crest of the Appalachians, beginning in the New England states and extending to those in the South. Along the Appalachian Trail: Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire chronicles the history of the world-famous route in those states, from New England's hiking and trail-building culture that predated and paved the way for the trail to those who toiled to create it and those who have continued to hike and protect it. Today's trail is vastly different from its earlier days. This collection of vintage photographs and accompanying text includes its original course and some of the many reroutes it has experienced. It all comes together to illuminate just what an amazing volunteer achievement the existence of the trail is.
ISBN: 9781467116060
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Hampshire
Series: Images of America
Images: 225
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Leonard M. Adkins has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail five times and is the author of 20 outdoors and travel books, including nine concerning the trail. He has aided the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in protecting rare and endangered plants by being a Natural Heritage monitor and a ridge runner. He has been a volunteer trail maintainer and a member of the boards of directors for two trail-maintaining clubs. He is also the recipient of the conservancy's 25-year volunteer award.
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