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Come Celebrate Appalachian Trail’s 75th Anniversary

August 1, 2012

On Saturday August 11, 2012 the Dartmouth Outing Club, the Hanover Area Friends of the A.T., and the Town of Hanover will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Completion of the Appalachian Trail. A day of celebration of Benton MacKaye’s creation, the history of the A.T. and its manifestation.

Local activities include guided day hikes with members of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), the Hanover Town Trails Committee, the Dartmouth Outing Club (DOC) and the Green Mountain Club (GMC). The hike to Smarts Mountain for those wanting a mountain hike, a breath-taking view from the Lambert Ridge and the fire tower will be led by Matt Stevens of the ATC. Those wanting a pure escape-in-to-nature trail hike may join Heinz and Inge Trebitz of the GMC at Dan&Whit’s in Norwich. They will lead the trail hike from Elm Street, across Happy Hill, to Rte 14 West Hartford ending at the West Hartford Village Store. And for those who want ‘short and sweet’, Doug Mcllroy a Professor of Computer Sciences at Dartmouth and member of the Hanover Town Trails Committee will lead a hike from the Hanover Coop Service Station lot up to the Velvet Rocks. There will be the option to take a walk on the ‘wilder side’ of the Appalachian Trail and hike back the property line of the White Mountain National Forest.

In the afternoon there will be a gathering on the front lawn of Robinson Hall at Dartmouth College with friends new and old, food, and fun. Highlights in the afternoon will include guest speaker Larry Anderson the author of Benton MacKaye’s biography, a display of historic DOC and Appalachian Trail documents, an opportunity to meet the current leaders of the DOC and more.

Local community, Dartmouth students and alumni, and hiking enthusiasts unable to attend the weekend celebration in Harper’s Ferry Virginia are invited to this free event at Robinson Hall to learn more about Dresden, Dartmouth and the Appalachian Trail, and how their connections have shaped the landscape of what we know today as the Upper Valley.

75th Aniversary Event AGENDA

Questions or to volunteer contact:

Nichole Hastings

Appalachian Trail Monitor Coordinator

Dartmouth Outing Club,Robinson Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755

Email: doc.at.corridormonitors@gmail.com

DOC AT Boundary Program Schedule

Twitter ID: @DartmouthOuting @HAFoAT

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Hugh from West Virginia permalink
    August 3, 2012 9:11 am

    It’s actually Harper’s Ferry, WEST Virginia.

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