All about the Appalachian Trail by Leonard M. Adkins
Reviewed by Danny Bernstein
The Appalachian Trail may be the most documented trail in the world; it is certainly one of the best known. Hikers come from all over the world to walk the entire 2,190 miles. Each year, thousands of hikers attempt a thru-hike; only about one in four makes it all the way. But there are many ways to explore and sample the A.T.
All about the Appalachian Trail by Leonard Adkins is a small book aimed at the 9 to 13 year old market. Adkins explains that the trail is not just a walk through nature. It's also an introduction to American history and geology. Adults, and not just adults with children, could learn a lot from this book.