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The History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The story in a nutshell: everyone was evicted and then the government made a park. But history is a bit more complicated than that. Let's dive in, shall we?

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

The History of Baxter State Park

It's not often I can point to a single person and say, "This guy gets all the credit in making the park." In the case of one Percival Proctor Baxter,...

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

Did you know that the AT was never originally intended to be thru-hiked? Or that it was first planned as a means of connecting a chain of quasi-socialist utopian communities?

Feb 22, 2015 : Jesse Metzger
The History Behind Springer Mountain

The History Behind Springer Mountain

It's almost six years now; six years since I was introduced to world of the Appalachian Trail.  For years I found myself in near constant research as I dreamed of...

Mar 20, 2014 : Kenny Howell