Tags: Books

National Trails System 50th book to benefit PNTS

by Partnership for the National Trails System Adapted from news releases Steve Elkinton, former National Park Service (NPS) Program Leader for the National Trails System, has written the book, “A Grand Experiment—The National Trails System at 50.” Learn how the concept of a National Trails…

The trails are there for you

by Heather Anderson, Author “Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home” (2019, Mountaineers Books) The National Trails System has played a pivotal role in my life for the last 16 years. The day after I graduated college, I took my first steps northward from Springer Mountain, GA on…

The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail

 “The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail” (2016, Rizzoli with Pacific Crest Trail Association) This official book celebrates the history, beauty, and importance of the West Coast’s most iconic hiking trail. Designated as one of the first two national scenic trails in 1968, the…

America’s Great Hiking Trails

By Karen Berger, Author, “America’s Great Hiking Trails: Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail, North Country Trail, Ice Age Trail, Potomac Heritage Trail, Florida Trail, Natchez Trace Trail, Arizona Trail, Pacific Northwest Trail, New England Trail” (2014, Rizzoli with Partnership for the National…

The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America’s Premier Hiking Trail

By Brian King, Author, “The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America’s Premier Hiking Trail” (2012, Rizzoli with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy) For decades, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) leadership sought to have published a fuller history of the ATC and the Appalachian Trail (AT) than had circulated…

The creation of the AT changed the course of hiking history

By Jeffrey H. Ryan, Author, “Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery, and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail” (2017, Appalachian Mountain Club Books) In June of 1921, a 42-year-old man sat in the room of a friend’s house in New Jersey. He had spent many…