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Activity 1

Getting Started

Learn about the history and management of the Appalachian Trail from the Appalachian Trail map/brochure

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Map it

Activity 

Take a Hike A Trail Assessment

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A Thru-Hikers Journey Read a real A.T. thru-hiker’s journal and answer questions

Ready. Set. Hike...

Created in partnership with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy with support from Unilever, National Park Foundation, and Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

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Getting Started

Use the Appalachian Trail brochure to answer the following questions about the Appalachian Trail—commonly referred to as simply the A.T.

Who was the planner to formally propose the construction of the Appalachian Trail?

Who combined forces to open a continuous trail by 1937?

How is the A.T. marked?

How are connecting side trails marked?

Who manages the Trail’s day-to-day operations and who do they work with?

Which local Trail club maintains theTrail in Harpers Ferry?

How many states will you pass through on a “thru-hike”?

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