Saturday, July 25, 2009

Earl Shaffer and the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail was proposed in 1921 and completed in 1937. Not until 1948, however, did anyone hike it from one end to the other in one continuous journey. Indeed, some thought it virtually impossible. The first person accomplish this feat, at a time when the trail was not nearly so well marked as it is today and guidebooks and even maps were nonexistent, was Earl Shaffer.

To read his story: Click Here.

For more on the Appalachian Trail: Click Here.

For a detailed PDF map of the Appalachian Trail: Click Here.

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