Welcome to The Green Tunnel, a podcast about the history of the Appalachian Trail. Our entire first season is available wherever you listen to podcasts! Listen now to discover new information about the Appalachian Trail, including episodes covering the quirky history of trail food, a look at the shelters and structures that have been built along the trail over time, and the story of the hiker who was “hiker trash” before it was cool to be “hiker trash.”

Many episodes contain rare, never before heard audio of people like Benton MacKaye, who dreamed up the whole idea of a multi-state long-distance hiking trail, and Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to thru hike the trail alone. But 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, so don’t forget to check those out.

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

Be sure to subscribe to our podcast in your favorite podcast app and to our various social media feeds so you won’t miss any bonus content dropping between podcast seasons, because yes, we will be back for a second season!