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  • 1. The Appalachian TrailThe Appalachian Trail By Mr. ArmstrongBy Mr. Armstrong
  • 2. The 5 W’sThe 5 W’s • What • Where • When • Who • Why
  • 3. What Is The Appalachian Trail?What Is The Appalachian Trail? • The Appalachian Trail is a continuous marked footpath that goes from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, a distance of about 2160 miles.
  • 4. Math QuestionMath Question • If you walked 10 miles a day, how many days would it take you to complete the Appalachian Trail? Hint: The trail is 2160 miles long.
  • 5. AnswerAnswer • If you walked 10 miles a day, it would take you 216 days or 7.2 months to complete the Appalachian Trail.
  • 6. WhereWhere
  • 7. Who & WhenWho & When • The Appalachian Trail was the "brainchild" of Benton MacKaye, educated as a forester, who proposed connecting thread of already existing trails. • 1921 he published his idea.
  • 8. Who & WhenWho & When • On August 14, 1937, the Appalachian Trail became a reality. • 1938, however, the trail was no longer continuous. A hurricane destroyed much of it in New England. • The first person to walk the whole trail or do a “thru hike” was Earl Shaffer.
  • 9. Who and WhenWho and When • National Trails System Act, adopted late in 1968, made for a series of "national scenic trails" within the national park and forest systems. • The Appalachian Trail was the first trail to fall under this Act.
  • 10. How Many????How Many???? • Since 1936, 7,830 hike completions have been recorded by ATC. • 2,000-Milers By Decade • 1930-1939 8 • 1940-1949 3 1950-1959 13 • 1960-1969 37 • 1970-1979 740 • 1980-1989 1,402 • 1990-1999 3,241 • 2000-present 2,361+
  • 11. WhyWhy
  • 12. QUESTIONS?QUESTIONS?
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