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[at-l] History along the AT route
what IS the swag all about? I know they tried to put a road there one upon a
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> In a message dated 10/21/02 6:18:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Snodrog5@aol.com writes:
> > "Appalachian Trail Names -
> > Origins of Place Names Along the AT"
> > by David Edwin Lillard, Stackpole Books 2002
> > "Scare Rock, Charlie's Bunion, Mad Tom Notch, Thunderstorm Junction,
> > Spectacles Gap, Breakneck Hill, Devil's Tater Patch, Giant's Thumb.
> > Where did these names come from?
> > This concise, alphabetical, backpack-friendly guide explains the origins
> > some 1100 place names hikers come across as they make their way along
> > Appalachian Trail with fascinating facts, surprising stories, and
> > trivia, it also offers insight into the AT's long and legendary history,
> > well as the history of the wilderness preservation movement, and the
> > country
> > itself."
> Also from Stackpole -
> "Exploring the Appalachian Trail" - 5 book series (divided by trail
> with a fair amount of background on the areas. These are what I carry on
> hikes and how I figure out things like why in the heck the AT runs through
> graveyard in Shenandoah, what the Swag of the Blueridge in GA is all about
> and what those little alpine flowers are on Mount Washington. Not real
> in-depth, but pretty helpful as a general guide.
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