Part of the Images of America series from Arcadia Press, this 128-page volume contains more than 200 archival photographs, with explanatory historical text, many never published before. It covers scenes from these three New England states but, more importantly, volunteers at work and hikers at play prior to 1970. This book is a collaboration between ATC and Leonard M. Adkins. Adkins is well-acquainted with the Trail having hiked its entire length five times, as well as assisting the ATC as a Natural Heritage monitor, ridge runner, and serving on the boards of directors for two Trail clubs. He also received the 25-year volunteer award from the ATC.
From the back cover:
Along the Appalachian Trail: Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire chronicles the history of the world-famous route in those states, from New England’s hiking and trail-building culture that predated and paved the way for the trail to those who toiled to create it and those who have continued to hike and protect it. Today’s trail is vastly different from its earlier days, This collection of vintage photographs and accompanying text includes its original course and some of the many reroutes it has experienced. It all comes together to illuminate just what an amazing volunteer achievement the existence of the trail is.
Leonard M. Adkins. 2016.
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