Saturday, August 25, 2007

Introduction to Hiking in the Shenandoah National PArk

An article titled "Navigating Nature; Guided Hikes Show Visitors Shenandoah National Park’s Beauty" and written by Luanne Austin in the Harrisonburg, VA Daily News Record of 23 August 2007, describes some hikes led by Liz Cosby, a Student Conservation Association intern in Shenandoah National Park this summer. It tells us that
"On a hot Tuesday in August, she took a group of 19 park visitors on a two-mile (out and back) hike along the Appalachian Trail. Along the way, she talked about the AT: its history, characteristics, geography, famous people. She also talked a lot about what’s needed to walk the whole AT, which extends from Maine to Georgia."
As a teaching device she had the hikes pick trail names, and told them that if they were thru-hiking they'd be on their 850th mile.

A company called ARAMARK that "offers day-long and overnight trips" is also mentioned.

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