The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail

Celebrating America's Hiking Trail

Book - 2012
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The only illustrated book officially published with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, The Appalachian Trail explores this legendary footpath in detail: with a foreword by Bill Bryson and filled with more than 300 spectacular contemporary images, as well as unpublished historical photos, documents, and maps from the ATC archives. Once inspired by this wonderful celebration of the A.T., readers can plan their own hike using the removable and full-size copy of the official National Park Service's map of the entire Appalachian Trail included inside each book.

In celebration of the Appalachian Trail's seventy-fifth anniversary, this official book documents in text and photos the history, beauty, and significance of America's most iconic hiking trail. With fascinating essays on topics ranging from the trail's history to the day-by-day hiking experience, this book is perfect for anyone interested in conservation, outdoor recreation, or American history, and for all those who dream of one day becoming thru-hikers themselves. Completed in 1937 by a small cadre of volunteers, the Appalachian Trail spans fourteen states, from Maine to Georgia, and is more than 2,000 miles long. Now, seventy-five years after its completion, the A.T. remains America's premier hiking trail and is known as "the people's path." Visitors from all over the world are drawn to the trail for a variety of reasons, whether to reconnect with nature and see its beauty and wildlife, or to challenge oneself--for two miles or 2,000. Out of three million annual visitors, almost 2,000 attempt each year to earn the distinction of "thru-hiker" by walking all five million footsteps in one continuous journey.

Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2012.
ISBN: 9780847839032
Branch Call Number: 917.4 APP
Characteristics: 334 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 27 cm. + 1 folded map.


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Jul 20, 2018

As a companion book to stories of walking the Appalachian Trail, I thought this oversized photography book showing the Trail was amazing. As I read the journey of Bill Bryson in A Walk in the Woods, I was able to see what the landscape and trail was like in each state the 2,000+ trail traversed through. I recommend having this with books you are reading about the Trail.


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