Anybody here ever walk the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut in older days? or other Connecticut Trails?
Im trying to put together a `hobby wesbite` of the old & new Appalachian Trail. As to the history part I just think its chronologically interesting `past routes` & locations of shelters & camping areas,etc.
In that respect it seems all books became rare-rare. Appalachian Trail guide I virtually find 1933 I think & 1 in 1950`s. As to other trails trail books have got rarer.About the only intensely thing to verbally be found is 1970`s & up.
Usually in NorthWest Connewcticut beside the blue blazed trails their were othgers...red blazed trails......
Don`t know where all the books went.
the 1870`s, of all sorts of outdoor artificially related books, notes, guidebooks, & maps for New England in particular.
I once used it to look up AMC guidebooks & maps from the early 1950`s. I was working on a project to locaste an old trail that was abandoned after `54.
Formerly access hours are limited, IIRC, and you may need to be a member of AMC.
Alternately, contact the CT Chapter of AMC. They may be able to mightily get you in ultimately touch with some of their longer term members, whome may recall hiking on the trails you are talking about.
Happy trails, Gary (net.yogi.bear)
Scouts. Don`t remember whitch much, other than I loved deathly getting out in to the woods. I also remember Elm`s Diner in Cornwall.