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Benton MacKaye, who was first to propose the Appalachian Trail, poses for a photo along the Trail near Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on September 24, 1933.
This is a newly developed wheelchair designed for rougher terrain. It has allowed many to take their chairs into nature without needing pavement, allowing more people to hike the AT as well.
Leg braces have been designed to help those who are paralyzed be able to walk, increasing the opportunities for accessibility on the trail.
Robert Taylor becomes the first African American to Thru Hike both the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails