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Description:

In 1953, George F. Miller became the sixth person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail in one year, and at age 72, was by far the oldest.

A retired college professor living in Washington, D.C., was a seasoned long distance walker--as a young man he walked more than 1,000 miles from Farmington, Missouri to Washington in just 26 days.

Miller was also an innovator when it came to his gear. As the photograph here shows, his pack (which he made himself) consisted of four separate units spread from his chest to his back.

Collection:

Hikers


Date:

03/01/1953

Creator:

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

Subject

Hikers

Contributor

Mills Kelly

Format

Black and white photograph

Source:

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Bulletin, XXII. January-March, 1953

Rights

None recorded.

Citation

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, “George F. Miller,” Appalachian Trail Histories, accessed December 13, 2018, http://appalachiantrailhistory.org/items/show/474.

Geolocation

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