The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail

The Appalachian Trail Celebrating America s Hiking Trail 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 t

  • Title: The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail
  • Author: Brian King Bill Bryson
  • ISBN: 9780847839032
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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footpath in detail with a foreword by Bill Bryson and filled with than 300 spectacular contemporary images, as well as unpublished historical photos, documents, and maps from the ATC archives Once inspired by this wonderful celebrationThe only illustrated book officially published with the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footpath in detail with a foreword by Bill Bryson and filled with than 300 spectacular contemporary images, as well as unpublished historical photos, documents, and maps from the ATC archives Once inspired by this wonderful celebration of the A.T readers can plan their own hike using the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 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.

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    1. This is a STUNNING, BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING book about the AT!!I have often read articles and a few books that had mentioned the Appalachian Trail in them, plus seeing signs on travels of crossing over the trail it's self, that it got me thinking"What if I decided to walk the WHOLE THING, one day!"This book is full of detailed beautiful photographs from the views, nature and the terrain in which makes up the Appalachian Trail. Along with some tid-bit information of what you are looking at. The AT get [...]

    2. I read this book at the same time I was reading "46 Days," the story of the record-setting hike of the Appalachian Trail by Jennifer Pharr Davis. With its beautiful photographs this book let me picture the countryside JPD was hiking through. It also gives the history of the Trail. It's a great coffee table book, especially for hikers and outdoor persons, and has a lot of information about the Trail in it to boot (hiking boot, that is). I'm a hiker myself ("Walking the World: Memories and Adventu [...]

    3. I remember reading "A walk in the woods" by Bill Bryson late in the 1990s and have been fascinated by 'the walk' ever since - and a huge fan of Bryson's. This coffee table book, with a forward by Bryson, provides details of the birth of the trail, it's development, maintenance and the challenges for the future. The numerous photos highlight the points of interest along the trail, the flora and fauna and provides a sense of the serenity and awe that can only come from walking in wide open spaces [...]

    4. For those of us who are too klutzy to walk the Appalachian Traill or part of itis coffee table book of fabulous photos makes it feel as if you are right there. What a national nature treasure. Would be fun to live in a town close to the trail so that you could meet people who are passing through and hear their stories. Sounds like an idea for another book

    5. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy published this impressive book to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Appalachian Trail. This coffee-table style book includes a complete history of the AT along with many vibrant pictures from the trail. A must-read for any enthusiast of the AT.

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