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Historic & resource documents about the Appalachian Trail, PATC, and Shenandoah National Park.

This is a copy of Benton MacKaye’s work, originally published in the October 1921 issue of the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, that gave birth to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. This was a long and fitful birth, whose midwives are the storied volunteers who created and who maintain the Trail.

A.T. Calf Mountain Dedication

Download this PDF copy of the program for the dedication of the A.T. relocation on Calf Mountain (July 2012).

Hike for Kids: Beagle Gap

Want a hike for your family that both you and your kids will enjoy? Try this hike from Beagle Gap over Little Calf Mountain, prepared by Betty Gatewood of the Southern Shenandoah Valley Chapter. You’ll be happy that you did!

Trail Magic: The Granny Gatewood Story

A.T. Harrisonburg is screening the film, Trail Magic, the Grandma Gatewood, in Harrisonburg, VA on October 3, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.