Along the Appalachian Trail: West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania

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Learn the history of the effort to bring the Appalachian Trail through West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania in this collection by author Leonard M. Adkins and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Unlike counterparts on other sections of the 2,180-plus-mile Appalachian Trail who could locate the pathway within national parks and forests, builders of the 270 miles of trail detailed in Along the Appalachian Trail: West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania did not have vast tracts of federal lands on which to construct the footpath, yet they succeeded in creating a trail within many of the states' scenic areas. Hundreds of vintage photographs - provided by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, National Park Service, state archives, and local trail-maintaining clubs - present an illustrated narrative of the Herculean work and dedication it took for volunteers to plan, build, and continue to maintain the trail in these states.
ISBN: 9781467123266
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maryland
Series: Images of America
Images: 220
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Leonard M. Adkins has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail five times and is the author of 19 books about the outdoors and travel, including 8 concerning the trail. He has aided the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in protecting rare and endangered plants by being a volunteer Natural Heritage Monitor and a ridgerunner. He has also been a volunteer trail maintainer and has served on boards of directors of two local trail-maintaining clubs.
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