Written by a hiker and Trail maintainer, V. Collins Chew, this is the only A.T. guidebook of its kind. Underfoot: A Geologic Guide to the Appalachian Trail is a hikers step-by-step tour of the geologic features and background on how the Appalachian Mountains developed over billions of years.
From the back cover:
The legendary Appalachian Trail, one of the longest continuously marked hiking trails in the world, rest on the ridgelines of the Appalachians, America’s classic mountain chain, from forested Springer Mountain in Georgia to the windswept , arctic / alpine summit of Katahdin in Maine.
Underfoot is the story of the A.T. and a step-by-step guidebook for the hiker to the geologic features along its 2,150-mile route. Geologic maps are included for each section of the Trail, along with a glossary and an extensive bibliography.
V. Collins Chew. Second Edition 1993.
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