Appalachian Trail


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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.
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, 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.
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 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.
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"We have thousands of people come through Unicoi County on the Appalachian Trail and when we get a report of suspicious activity, we take those seriously because we want people to be safe."
He acknowledged that getting to hike the Appalachian Trail and pursue dreams is a privilege, but that it also took work and planning to make happen.
Hopefully Davis will take to the Appalachian Trail again one day at a much more leisurely pace, which will give her the time to truly appreciate the real significance and purpose of the trail.
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.
At almost 2,200 miles, the Appalachian Trail is the world's longest continuous footpath and is used by at least two million hikers a year.
He seems to relish playing a role that is more about laughs than drama as he is teamed with a gnarled and blundering Nick Nolte as old buddies who gradually bond amid the beautiful splendour of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail.
HE MAY NOT BE ROBERT REDFORD, but Miami lawyer Peter Quinter took his own "Walk in the Woods" when he hiked 13 miles a day for 10 days along the Appalachian Trail through Maryland and Pennsylvania from August 7 through August 15, with his sister, a friend, and another Florida Bar member, Marvin Pastel.
"We saw a 60% increase in people using the trail," says Appalachian Trail Conservancy CEO Ron Tipton.
He's "the governor," or "the boss." But as sure as Myrtle Beach has miniature golf courses, it's Mark Sanford, the maverick governor of South Carolina from 2003 to 2011 who made "hiking the Appalachian Trail" a euphemism for pursuing an extramarital affair in Argentina.
He started by backpacking sections of the Appalachian Trail, just a few miles from where he grew up in Great Barrington, and he says he's making up for lost time, since as a boy he thought the Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine, was just a dirt road that crossed the Mass Pike.
On this cold winter morning, I had to drive 25 miles to a rural property inspection involving the purchase of 230 acres from a municipality in New York's Hudson River Valley by federal agencies with jurisdiction over the Appalachian Trail.
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