The Green Tunnel is a podcast about the history of the Appalachian Trail. Season one is available wherever you listen to podcasts. Episodes explore the quirky history of trail food, the shelters and structures along the trail, and the story of the hiker who was “hiker trash” before it was cool to be “hiker trash.” Season two will begin in fall 2022.

Many episodes contain rare, never before heard audio of people including Benton MacKaye, who dreamed up the idea of a multi-state long-distance hiking trail, and Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to thru-hike the trail alone. We also hear from hikers, volunteers, park rangers, and leaders in the trail community. Our show notes and social media include rare photos from the first 100 years of the AT.

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The Green Tunnel is a production of R2 StudiosTM at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.