Steve Wilson reporting
On Saturday, January 29th, I hosted Leonard Adkins (www.habitualhiker.com) who is writing a book for Arcadia Publishing on the early days of the Appalachian Trail in TN, NC & GA. He has already authored a book on the Virginia section which shows pictures and detailed captions of the AT during 1960 and earlier (Images of America: Along Virginia’s Appalachian Trail). We spent the afternoon reviewing the files in the club’s work room in the basement of B-310. Although we found some newspaper clipping photos that were relevant, we didn’t find any old prints from the 40’s to 60’s.
Leonard and I also visited with Collins Chew at his house, but unfortunately Collins had just purged some files which might have been relevant.
If anyone is aware of old club photos from the 1940s – 1960s where club members are shown on the AT, then Leonard would consider including them in the book. It’s a good opportunity to record our club’s history. His contact information is in the web site above.