The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is proud to present the next entry in the myATstory short film series: "Standing Tall." This film chronicles the battle to save Belview Mountain, part of the iconic landscape of the Roan Highlands in North Carolina.
When a mining company threatened to destroy the mountain and replace it with a towering gravel conveyor, forever changing the pristine mountain views from the Appalachian Trail, Jay Leutze — with the help of a 14-year-old named Ashley — rallied people around the country to fight for the preservation of this unique landscape and the heritage of the people who had lived on its slopes for generations.
Click here to watch "Standing Tall"
Be sure to check out behind the scenes content for "Standing Tall" — including additional interviews and photos — by clicking here.
The myATstory series features inspiring stories and individuals that have been influenced by the Appalachian Trail. Visit myATstory.org today to find out more about the series, view bonus material for every video, and see when the next video will be released.