Appalachian Trail Alternative

October 7, 2007

The New York Times’s “Escapes” section had an interesting article on a new 290-mile alternative to the Appalachian Trail (AT) from the southern terminus of the AT entirely through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Benton MacKaye Trail was given the name of the man who originally proposed the AT in a paper he presented in 1921.

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Source of map: Benton MacKaye Trail Association

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