The original southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail was at the summit of Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia. But that changed in 1958 when the Appalachian Trail Conservancy agreed to move the terminus to Springer Mountain…Read more
Today's Iconic Locations takes us up north to the Presidentials in New Hampshire, to the summit of Mount Washington. Known for the most terrible weather in the United States, hikers and cars alike make the…Read more
We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications to be a Green Tunnel Podcast Ambassador for the 2022 hiking season! If you are planning a thru hike, section hike, or a series…Read more
Trail food: it’s kind of weird. Think about it. When else do you eat freeze-dried lasagna? Or several protein bars…in one day? Probably not often. So, just how did trail food become what it is…Read more
Bears, lightning, and Lyme...oh my! Natural danger on the Appalachian Trail is a real concern for hikers, but how much should hikers really be concerned about snakes, bears, lightning strikes, and ticks? In this episode…Read more
December 8, 2021
Mills Kelly, known on the AT by his trail name "Grandaddy Spartan" is a professor of history at George Mason University and the Director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. He has been hiking on the trail since 1971 and researching its history since 2016.
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The original southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail was at the summit of Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia. But that changed in 1958 when the Appalachian Trail Conservancy agreed to move the terminus to Springer Mountain…