On The Trail: A History Of American Hiking

October 25, 2016|
On The Trail: A History Of American Hiking by Silas Chamberlin
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The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails

In the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country. This groundbreaking book is the first full account of the unique history of the American hiking community and its rich, nationwide culture.
 
Delving into unexplored archives, including those of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sierra Club, Green Mountain Club, and many others, Silas Chamberlin recounts the activities of hikers who over many decades formed clubs, built trails, and advocated for environmental protection. He also discusses the shifting attitudes of the late 1960s and early 1970s when ideas about traditional volunteerism shifted and new hikers came to see trail blazing and maintenance as government responsibilities. Chamberlin explores the implications for hiking groups, future club leaders, and the millions of others who find happiness, inspiration, and better health on America’s trails.
Silas Chamberlin is an independent scholar who speaks and writes widely about past and current trail policy.
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Title:On The Trail: A History Of American Hiking
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.94 in
Published:October 25, 2016
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300219111

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