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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…