Appalachian Trail Histories

This is a photo of the oldest woman to thru-hike the AT.

Collection: Hikers

This is a picture of the oldest man (81) to complete a continuous thru-hike


This is a picture of the man who was the first above the knee amputee to hike the AT


This is a picture of Bill Irwin, a blind man who hiked the AT.


It was noted that "negroes" began to appear in Shenandoah National Park in the late 1930's

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Shows the legal status in each state

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This is a photo of timber wolves. They used to live in the Appalachian area until they were removed/eliminated from the area in 1912.


Many salamander species are becoming endangered because of introducing nonnative species. The species that affects salamanders are wild hogs. They were introduced to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the 1920s. The wild hogs created harm to the wildlife and ate almost everything in sight including rare salamander species.


This sign outside Monson warns Appalachian Trail hikers that they are about to enter the dreaded 'Wilderness,' a 90-mile stretch that offers few human contacts and almost no amenities


"Pie lady," Sydney Pratt, gets a lot of customers from hikers on the Appalachian Trail, Monson, Maine