HikaNation featured in Appalachian Path Museum

America’s solely museum devoted to climbing historical past, the Appalachian Path Museum, unveiled 5 new reveals this spring. HikaNation was a 14-month group trek from San Francisco, CA, to Cape Henlopen State Park, DE, in 1980-1981 sponsored by Backpacker journal, the U.S. Division of Inside and American Mountain climbing Society.

Whereas 1000’s of hikers joined in in the course of the cross-country trek, a core group of 40 backpackers went the gap, which led to the event and creation of the American Discovery Path 10 years later. Organizers Jim Kern (founding father of the Florida Path), Invoice Kemsley (Backpacker founding writer) and Paul Pritchard (former Deputy Director of the U.S. Division of Inside) had been readily available for the exhibit opening.


Different reveals offered embody:
A Night time on the Path,” a multi-media exhibit within the kids’s space.
Blazing the path in Maine,” a historic perspective of the AT’s northern terminus.
Walkin’ Jim Stoltz,” lengthy distance hiker, entertainer and environmental activist.
Our nationwide scenic trails,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Trails System Act established by Congress in 1968.

The Appalachian Path Museum is positioned in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Gardners, PA, on the midway mark of the Appalachian Path and open in the course of the summer time climbing season. The museum collects, preserves and interprets supplies that painting the historical past of the path, but additionally the essence of the bodily, mental, emotional and non secular human expertise of the Appalachian setting and the tradition of climbing.

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