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The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail

The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail

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By Brian B. King, ATC Publisher.

In celebration of the Appalachian Trail's seventy-fifth anniversary in 2012, this 332-page hard-cover Appalachian Trail Conservancy 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 have hiked all or part of the A.T.

Winner of a 2013 National Outdoor Book Award and named 2012 Book of the Year in "Adult Nonfiction/Nature" by Foreword Reviews.

The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America’s Hiking Trail explores the 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in detail, with a foreword by Bill Bryson and filled with more than 300 spectacular contemporary images, as well as unpublished historical photos, documents, and maps from the ATC archives.

A pocket inside the back cover contains a full-sized copy of the official National Park Service map of the entire Appalachian Trail. (Unfolded maps available separately.)

Please provide a physical address for shipping; each book is 5 pounds when boxed, so we hope to ship outside the USPS network.

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  1. Great coffee table bood for AT enthusiasts (armchair or otherwise) 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Oct 26th 2023)

    Great pictures, but also very good writing about the AT.

  2. Great way to learn about the trail in print and see it with the awesome pictures. 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Dec 14th 2022)

    Have bought 3 copies so far. 1 for me and 2 for friends. Excellent book to learn the history in print section and then visualize it from end to end with the magnificent pictures from all 14 states. Highly recommend.

  3. Took me back to times I was on the Appalachian Trail! 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Jun 12th 2021)

    Beautiful pictures. This is a wonderful way for this 83 year old arthritic granny to revisit the beautiful places I hiked and to groan in frustration that I can no longer hike the other places I would like to hike.
    But what a superb book - one I will go over again and again!

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