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Title The Appalachian Trail reader / edited by David Emblidge.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

Subject Hiking -- Appalachian Trail.
Appalachian Region -- Description and travel.
Appalachian Trail -- Description and travel.
Alt Name Emblidge, David.
Description xvii, 382 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-382).
ISBN 0195100905 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 34078336
Table of Contents
 Map: The Appalachian Trail 
 Walking / Henry David Thoreau3
 The Joy of Walking / Donald Culross Peattie6
 The Explorers: From DeSoto to Kephart / Thomas Connelley9
 The Appalachians: Their Rise and Fall / Ferdinand Lane19
 A Special Dignity in Naming / Ann Sutton, Myron Sutton23
 American Ideas of Wilderness / Gerald Lowrey, Jr.25
 Wilderness and the Geography of Hope / Wallace Stegner36
 The Ethical Sequence / Aldo Leopold40
 The Adventurers / Ann Sutton, Myron Sutton43
 An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning / Benton MacKaye46
 The Attractions and Rewards of Trail Making / Nathaniel Goodrich57
 The Evolution of Trails / Michael Frome59
 On the Trail's Founding Fathers / Guy Waterman, Laura Waterman68
 Backpackers / Miles Jebb73
 A Breed Apart: Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers / Michael Lanza77
 Map: The Appalachian Trail in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee 
 Springer Mountain / James Dickey85
 Weight and How Far Can I Expect to Walk in a Day? / Colin Fletcher88
 Trail Diary, 1948 / Earl Shaffer91
 Trail Diary, 1974 / Bruce Otto94
 Forecasting Weather / Eliot Wiggenton96
 Difficulties and Dangers along the Trail / Larry Luxenberg97
 Georgia - 78 Miles / Steve Sherman, Julia Older103
 Fear / David Brill110
 Springer Mountain Trail Register Notes115
 Genius of the Species / Michael Frome118
 The Wicked Witch of Nantahala / Randy Russell, Janet Barnett128
 Gregory Bald / Ann Sutton, Myron Sutton133
 The Botanical Garden / Charles Konopa136
 Most Gay and Brilliant Flowering Shrub / William Bartram142
 Letter to Smoky Mountains Hiking Club / Benton MacKaye143
 Trail Diary, 1990 / Linda Tatsapaugh144
 Trail Diary, 1993 / Suzie Rosenblith148
 Trail Diary, 1984 / Catherine Eich149
 Trail Diary, 1976 / Claude Leineke150
 One Leg in Carolina, the Other in Tennessee / William O. Douglas151
 Walking North / Mic Lowther157
 A Haint / Ray Hicks168
 Zenith's Tulip Tree / Jerome Doolittle170
 It Rises Again / Edwin Way Teale171
 Map: The Appalachian Trail in Virginia, West Virginia 
 A Notice of Its Mountains and The Natural Bridge / Thomas Jefferson175
 The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and the Issue of a Skyline Drive / David Bates178
 Shenandoah Removals / Charles Perdue, Nancy Perdue186
 Trail Days in Damascus / Karen Berger191
 The Doctrine of Signatures and The 'Sang Diggers / Roderick Peattie195
 First Aid in the Woods / Frederick Cotton, Ralph Larrabee199
 Trail Diary, 1984 / Bob Barker200
 Trail Diary, 1981 / Cindy Ross201
 Bringing the Trail's Lessons Back to Life / Scott Huler204
 An Act to Establish and National Trails System Congress of the United States207
 Maildrops / Christopher Whalen210
 Grandma Gatewood: A Legend along the Appalachian Trail / James Hare214
 Trail Diary, 1990 / Jeff Walker223
 O, Appalachia! / Harry Caudill225
 Like Walking on a Carpet / Ann Sutton, Myron Sutton234
 Map: The Appalachian Trail in Maryland, Pennsylvania 
 The Potomac, the Shenandoah, and Jefferson Rock / Paula Strain241
 Castanea: A Ghost Flowering in the Woods / Scott Weidensaul244
 Geology of the Delaware Water Gap / J. Peter Wilshusen248
 Trail Diary, 1990 / Richard Turner, Robert Turner253
 It's Too Damned Hot / Steve Sherman, Julia Older255
 Why Everyone Should Know the Ferns / Herbert Durand258
 From "Song of the Open Road" / Walt Whitman261
 The Bear Mountain Bridge / Margaret Keating262
 Mountain Laurel / Jesse Benedix264
 Barring of Harriman Section Threatened New York-New Jersey Trail Conference267
 Trail Diary, 1976 / Barton Brown268
 Trail Diary, 1984 / Ellen Coletti269
 Trail Diary, 1978 / Richard Satterlie270
 Map: The Appalachian Trail in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont 
 An Appalachian Trail Wedding / Ronald Fisher275
 The Bog / Hal Borland277
 Mother Earth / Odell Shepard279
 Letter to Benton MacKaye / Walter Pritchard Eaton283
 Outdoor Culture / Benton MacKaye285
 Shays's Rebellion / James MacGregor Burns287
 Berkshire Country Trail Register Notes289
 Hiking beside an Eerie Presence / David Emblidge290
 From "A Wall in the Woods: Cummington" / Richard Wilbur293
 On Genevieve Hutchinson / Ronald Fisher294
 To Greylock's Most Excellent Majesty / Herman Melville296
 Alone on Greylock's Summit / Henry David Thoreau297
 Corn Legend / William Haviland, Marjory Power305
 From "The Bear" / Robert Frost306
 The Tree and the Forest / Michael Frome307
 What I Really Saw / David Appell312
 Map: The Appalachian Trail in New Hampshire, Maine 
 Alpine Summits / Maurice Brooks317
 Lichens and Mosses / Jean Langenheim322
 The Crawfords of Crawford Notch / Guy Waterman, Laura Waterman325
 Miss M. F. Whitman's Climb through Tuckerman Ravine / Robert Manning330
 An Old Hutman Reminisces / Joseph Dodge332
 Packs and Packboards / John White336
 Wartime Maintenance in the Appalachian Mountains / Arthur Harris, Jr.337
 Will They Believe It? 231 MPH! / William Lowell Putnam340
 Hypothermia on Mt. Jefferson / Eugene Daniell344
 Your Knees Aren't Your Problem / Paul Hemphill347
 The Final Climb of the AT / V. Collins Chew351
 Afoot along the Two-Thousand Mile Appalachian Trail / Myron Avery352
 Trail Diary, 1939 / Kathryn Fulkerson357
 Greatest Mountain / Percival Baxter360
 Running for the Record / David Horton361
 Crossing the Kennebec / Raymond Baker366
 Trail Diary, 1990 / Bill Irwin368
 Of Chaos and Old Night / Henry David Thoreau371
 Answers / Steve Sherman, Julia Older375
 Mt. Katahdin Trail Register Notes376
 When You Come to Where the Trail Ends / Justin Askins377
 The Peace of Wild Things / Wendell Berry377
 Credits and Sources379

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