This website is the dev site for an eventual public history project focused on the history of the Appalachian Trail. Over the course of 2016 more content will be added and the formatting will change.

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ATC Map of the Appalachian Trail (1948)

ATCMap 1948.jpg

This map of the Appalachian Trail was produced by the Appalachian Trail Conference in 1948. It shows the southern terminus at Mount Oglethorpe (rather…

Map of the Appalachian Trail in VA, WV, MD, and PA in 1938


This 1938 map of the Appalachian Trail from Harrisburg, PA to Damascus, VA, appeared on the back of the stationary of the Appalachian Trail Conference…

The Appalachian Trail


Image from page 6 of "The Appalachian Trail", published by the U.S. Forest Service in 1964.

Dave Lesser Shelter


The Dave Lesser Shelter is on the Appalachian Trail eight (8) miles north of the Virginia/West Virginia line and nine (9) miles south of the West…

Dave Lesser Shelter Log (5/9/2016)


A page from the Dave Lesser Shelter logbook with entries from April 26, 2016, to May 9, 2016. The first three entries are typical of the sort of…