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Mountain Adventure-Exploring the Appalachian Trail
Mountain Adventure-Exploring the Appalachian Trail Author:Ron Fisher A long thin strip of America, it has been called, this footpath through the hills and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains. " The A.T., as some friends call it, or simply "The Trail" It is 2,100-miles long walk-way in the mountains that chooses as its route from Springer Mountain, in Georgia to Katahdin, in Maine, the lofty, the interesting, the... more » charming, the remote and the wooded.
The book begins in a late spring snowstorm in Georgia, moves north with the seasons, and ends in the cold winds of autumn in Maine. Along the way it pauses for thunderstorms in the Smokies, attends birthday parades and celebratory ceremonies, fords streams, swats mosquitoes, climbs hills, and naps on sun-warmed outlooks.
Photographs reveal the trail's nature; text tells its story. And chronicled here as well are the trail's devotees- everyone who loves going for a walk in the woods- as they look forward to Appalachian trails next 50 years.« less