APPALACHIAN TRAIL: THE BEATEN PATH
Running Time: 30 minutes
Producer Morgan Hook examines the country's oldest hiking path, the men who created it, and those who walk it. Two men are largely responsible for its creation - Benton MacKaye, a dreamer and an environmental visionary, and Myron Avery, a cutthroat pragmatist. Hook talks with prolific author and noted historian Darwin Lambert, Shenandoah National Park's first employee, who remembers both MacKaye and Avery. Hook also talks with Earl Shaffer, the first thru-hiker, shortly before Shaffer's death in April 2002.