Trailway News: The A.T. is a solution
The Appalachian Trail is a solution already to a problem that we recognize.
Yesterday evening, we hosted “Climate Change and the A.T. Landscape,” a virtual conversation with experts Harvey Locke and Charles C. Chester about one of the most pressing issues facing the A.T. and the rest of the world. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us live and submitted questions for the event! For those who couldn’t join us, you can view a recording of the program by clicking below or visiting appalachiantrail.org/climate2021.
This virtual program is part of our ongoing series discussing climate change and its impacts on the A.T. Click below to view additional articles on this important topic:
- Preserving the “Oxygen” of the Trail – How Benton MacKaye’s call for protecting the “oxygen in the mountain air along the Appalachian skyline” guides our work in combating climate change on the A.T. Read More >>
- The A.T. and Climate Change: Reviewing the Basics – To better understand climate change and its effects on the Appalachian Trail, it is important to lay the groundwork for several key topics. Read More >>
- Climate Resiliency and the A.T. – Protecting and expanding climate-resilient forests along the Appalachian Trail is vital to ensuring their long-term survival. Read More >>
- Climate Action and the A.T. Landscape: A Primer – As the largest contiguous green space on the East Coast, the connected forests of the A.T. landscape play an important role in mitigating the impacts of climate change through carbon sequestration. Read More >>
Masks: 2021’s Essential Hiking Gear
Tent? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Extra socks? Check. Some of the items to take on your next hiking trip may seem obvious to many hikers, but one important piece of equipment should be included until the COVID-19 pandemic is under control: a mask.