Appalachian Trail Histories

This resources goes over a man's recount of his own experiences with Trail Magic, while comparing it to the opinions of those who say it hinders hikers instead of helping them.

A photograph taken of a mural that says "Welcome to Damascus, the Friendliest Trail Town." The mural reflects the community's friendly and cooperative atmosphere envisioned by Benton MacKaye.

Collection: Damascus, Virginia
Damascus Mural.jpg

A photograph taken by Wikimedia Commons user Metayel, showing the season's change in downtown Damascus.

Collection: Damascus, Virginia
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Eric and Chris on the Appalachian Trail, wearing shorts and tee-shirts, one of which is a performance shirt. From the clothing and gear the picture was taken sometime after 2000

Collection: Hiker Clothing
Hikers Eric and Chris in Shorts.jpg

Ken Mayer about to do a section hike in Virginia on the Appalachian Trail in 1984.

Collection: Hiker Clothing
Hiker Ken, 1984.jpg

Unknown hiker in a kilt on the Appalachian Trail

Collection: Hiker Clothing
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A group of youth backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. Several are wearing the leggings under shorts, and one is wearing jeans. Based on the clothing and gear the picture was taken after 2000

Collection: Hiker Clothing
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Hiker Cindy Sinclair in 1980 by a road on the Appalachian Trail. Wearing exercise shorts and a tee-shirt

Collection: Hiker Clothing
Hiker Cindy, 1980.jpg

Bethany Shoop May 29, 2014 on the Appalachian Trail near Hampton Tennessee. She is wearing a hiking skirt and shirt.

Collection: Hiker Clothing
Hiker Bethany Shoop in a Skirt.jpg

This is what the Appalachian Trail looks like within Virginia's famous Shenandoah National Park. It looks quite easy, however the fallen leaves of autumn have disguised hidden roots and rocks that make this trail quite difficult to traverse without the right kinds of hiking boots.

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