Appalachian Trail Histories


Hikers (57 items in collection)


The Appalachian Trail was always intended to be a place for hikers to spend a few hours, a day, a few days, a week, a few weeks, or more out in the forest, away from the stresses and sounds of the city. This collection contains a wide variety of items related to the hiker experience on the Appalachian Trail--everything from images of hikers, to samples of what hikers write in shelter journals, to information about specific individuals who have hiked on the Trail.


Mills Kelly



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Words of Wisdom From an AT Logbook

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Julianne "Julie" Williams

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Laura "Lollie" Winans

Julianne WIlliams and Laura Winans Murder Victim Poster.pdf

FBI Seeking Information on Appalachian Trail murders of Julianne Williams and Laura Winans

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Earl Shaffer at Mt. Katahdin, 1948

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Emma "Grandma" Gatewood

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Gerry Largay

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Rahawa Haile Thru Hikes The Appalachian Trail


Shaw’s Hiker-Friendly Lodging

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Paralyzed Hiker on the Appalachian Trail

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George Mason Student Pamela Ellis hikes he Appalachian Trail

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First African American to Thru Hike both the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails