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Conquering The Trail

Rodney Bragdon (Shenandoah University)

From start to finish, the Appalachian Trail covers a whopping 2,181 miles. Rodney Bragdon dishes on the toughest challenges he experienced while through-hiking the entire trail.

15 mins

Jim Crow in the Great Outdoors

Erin Devlin (University of Mary Washington)

Camping, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors are American pastimes. But for African Americans, gathering in public spaces has long been fraught. Erin Devlin discusses the racism that was built into America’s national parks.

13 mins

The Importance of Leaving No Trace

Mills Kelly (George Mason University)

From its Native American roots to hiking fashion trends, Mills Kelly traces the often overlooked history of the Appalachian Trail.

12 mins

The Many Histories of the Appalachian Trail

Jeff Marion (Virginia Tech)

Jeff Marion studies visitor impact on the Appalachian Trail and worries we might be loving it to death.

12 mins

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