Appalachian Trail


Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to Appalachian Trail: Appalachian Mountains

Appalachian Trail,

officially

Appalachian National Scenic Trail,

hiking path, 2,144 mi (3,450 km) long, passing through 14 states, E United States. Conceived in 1921 by Benton MacKayeMacKaye, Benton
, 1879–1975, American forester and regional planner, b. Stamford, Conn., grad. Harvard (B.A., 1900; M.A. School of Forestry, 1905); son of Steele MacKaye. He was a research forester of the U.S.
..... Click the link for more information.
, forester and regional planner, and completed in 1937, the trail extends along the ridges of the Appalachian Mts.Appalachian Mountains
, mountain system of E North America, extending in a broad belt c.1,600 mi (2,570 km) SW from the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec prov., Canada, to the Gulf coastal plain in Alabama. Main sections in the system are the White Mts., Green Mts.
..... Click the link for more information.
 from Mt. Katahdin, Maine, to Springer Mt., Ga. The largest part of the trail passes through eight national forests and two national parks, but some of its length is still on private property. Hiking and trail clubs maintain shelters and campsites along the path. The Appalachian and Pacific Crest scenic trails, both designated in 1968, were the first two components in the National Trails System. In 1999 the International Appalachian Trail, a 690-mi (1,110-km) extension of the trail north and east from Mt. Katahdin into New Brunswick and Quebec to Cape Gaspé, was dedicated. Sections of this trail pass through Canadian national and provincial parks.
References in periodicals archive ?
As Appalachian Trail Adventures paves the way to the future, it pledges to provide the best affordable Vermont vacations while refining aspects of its programs to exceed our hikers' needs and expectations.
In one inspired section, he details an adventure by accomplished naturalist and author Henry Thoreau as he attempts to climb Mount Katahdin at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
The community of hikers on the Appalachian Trail attest to the fact that the camaraderie and companionship developed along the trail is a driving force behind reaching Katahdin and attaining their goal of becoming a thru-hiker.
Looking ahead, Massery plans to keep hiking the Appalachian Trail, perhaps the 40+ mile section through Maryland, and he'd like to climb Mt.
A portion of the 2,175-mile trail passed through this property by means of a Grant of Right of Way Easement, which is not uncommon for many parts of the Appalachian Trail as it winds its way through 14 states, from the Blue Ridge Wildlife Management Area in northern Georgia to Baxter Peak on Mt.
Rick Sowash: Four Pieces on the Appalachian Trail for horn, violin, cello, piano; Trio #4 for violin, clarinet and piano; World Enough and Time for cello and piano.
The incident happened at the Trail Days festival - an annual celebration of the Appalachian Trail in Damacus, Virginia.
For this accessible study of spiritual aspects of hiking the Appalachian Trail, Bratton (environmental studies, Baylor University) uses qualitative and quantitative approaches, drawing on five sources: her study of long-distance Appalachian Trail hikers, published diaries and memoirs of trail hikers, hiker's logs and blogs, the author's own observations when she worked in the Great Smoky Mountains as an ecologist, and interviews with those in the trail community, including volunteers who live in small towns adjacent to the trail who help hikers in need.
Ellie's Long Walk is the true story of two friends, how their relationship began and the close trust and bond that developed over the course of their long walk on the Appalachian Trail in 2008.
While hiking on the Appalachian Trail in southeastern New York, DEC employee Jim Close came across a massive white oak in the Town of Pawling.
Leutze chronicles his fight to save the mountain and protect an untouched stretch of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina in Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail (Scribner).
Through discouragement, hardship, cold, injury, and discomfort, Ellie provides unfailing support and cheer to Pam, and the two keep going together until they make it to the end of the Appalachian Trail.

Full browser ?