history

Great Walks in History

Great Walks in History

The climb out of any trail town is always a little brutal. Your belly is a bit bigger than usual, your food bag is fuller, and it's always uphill. It...

Dec 19, 2016 : Gary Sizer
Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Take The Side Trail: Hike the A.T. While Enjoying Some Thrills on the Side

Have some extra money for splurging? Want to get a small dose of the days of old when you were one with society? It doesn’t have to be all work...

Nov 29, 2016 : Stubbs
The History of Shenandoah National Park

The History of Shenandoah National Park

PRESIDENT BARTLET: Shenandoah National Park, right here in Virginia! We should organize a staff field trip to Shenandoah. I could even act as the guide. What do you think? JOSH:...

Mar 18, 2016 : Kat Ignatova
7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

7 Women Who Made History on the Appalachian Trail

I've noticed a pattern. In my research of parks, mountains, and other places of interest on the Appalachian Trail, I've come across a great deal of names. A great deal of...

Dec 30, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
The History of Mount Washington

The History of Mount Washington

Here’s a surprise – people like the view from tall mountains. Shocking, right? This is especially true when the view is from “The Largest Mountain in a Given Location”. Then...

Dec 21, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
Park History Profile: George Masa

Park History Profile: George Masa

In my article about

Nov 2, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
The History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Basics Name: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Location: Tennessee, USA; North Carolina, USA Size: 522,419 acres Key Features: Clingmans Dome, Newfound Gap, Chimney Tops, Laurel

Nov 2, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
The History of Baxter State Park

The History of Baxter State Park

Basic Info Name: Baxter State Park Location: Maine, USA Size: 209,501 acres Key Features: Mount Katahdin, the Appalachian Trail History It's not often I can point to a single person and

Oct 22, 2015 : Kat Ignatova
7 Things About the AT’s Past That Might Surprise You

7 Things About the AT’s Past That Might Surprise You

1) The AT was originally planned to connect a massive network of quasi-socialist utopian communities. Created in 1921 by a former Forest Service employee named Benton MacKaye, the original proposal

Feb 22, 2015 : Jesse Metzger
21 Fascinating Appalachian Trail Facts

21 Fascinating Appalachian Trail Facts

How well do you know the Appalachian Trail? You thru-hikers in the crowd probably think you know the AT like the back of your dirty, mud-stained hands. After taking those...

Apr 10, 2014 : Kenny Howell