Shenandoah National ParkStretching over 2,180 miles, the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) crosses 14 states, five national parks, seven national forests, and numerous state parks and towns between Maine and Georgia. A physically daunting task, the climbing required in hiking the entire length of the A.T. is the equivalent of Mt. Everest—16 times. Hikers finish with strong legs and renewed spirits. Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery, and other hikers created the A.T. in the 1930s so that Americans could escape busy modern life for a minimalist adventure in nature. Whether hiking for one day or many, today's A.T. visitors enjoy the trail for the same reason.
|Placed By||National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 704768 N 4239946|
|Decimal Degrees||38.28425000, -78.65880000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 17.055', W 78° 39.528'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 17' 3.3" N, 78° 39' 31.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Appalachian Trail, VA , US|
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