this week we’ve been looking at the history of the Long Trail as it reaches its
100th anniversary. Today, we turn to the Green Mountain Club itself. Volunteer
members of the club built the trail and they maintain it to this day. The club still thrives because of their efforts.
our series "The Long Trail: Vermont’s Footpath Through History," we’re looking at some of
the milestones in the trail’s 100 year history. Today
we return to the 1930s, when the Long Trail faced its biggest threat, and the
Green Mountain Club was forced to reconsider its purpose.
In the 1920s, early hiking enthusiasts wanted to get attention for their creation of the Long Trail. Today we look at three young women who put the Long Trail on the map and made themselves quite famous in their day.
years ago, the Green Mountain Club was founded and construction of the Long
Trail began. VPR
is looking back this month at how the hiking trail has influenced the history
and culture of the state. Today,
VPR Commentator Tom Slayton introduces the early leaders of the Green Mountain