75th-anniversary-posterThe Commemorative 75th Anniversary A.T. Poster
We want to wish the Appalachian Trail a happy 75th birthday! As a proud supporter of this amazing trail, we are so happy to find other hikers and nature lovers who continue to spread the word about this piece of history. Here's a bit of the official announcement article for you to read:
"Two thousand twelve marks a major milestone for the Appalachian Trail (A.T.). Seventy-five years ago, on August 14, 1937, the A.T. was first completed. This task of building the original trail took more than 15 years and involved a few hundred volunteers, state and federal agency partners, local Trail-maintaining clubs, workers from the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The A.T. is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail’s northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine."
Be sure to check out the rest of the article at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and find out how to
get your own 75th anniversary commemorative poster! (All those miles and they picked the spot right in Blue Ridge's own neighborhood! We can't wait to order our own poster for the office!)