Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail

The dreamer and the doer accomplish what most said was impossible

America's first multi-state long-distance hiking trail was created despite incredibly long odds and nearly impenetrable obstacles — two determined and very different personalities, the challenges presented by building a footpath over publicly and privately held lands, the advent of The Great Depression and, most notably, the rise of the automobile and threats to the trail itself. Yet, Benton MacKaye and Myron Avery persevered long enough to create a trail unlike any on earth.

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About the Book
Genre: History
Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club Books
Publication Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781628420630
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