The protection of the Appalachian Trail (AT) led to the passage of the National Trails System Act of 1968 and the designation of the AT as our nation’s first National Scenic Trail. In Pennsylvania, the AT follows the ridgeline between Pen Mar in the south and the Delaware Water Gap in the north, intersecting the D&L Trail at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center trailhead.
America’s Wild Spaces: Appalachian Trail
Tuesday, November 10th
8 pm EST
National Geographic cable channel
Don’t miss this exciting new full length documentary America’s Wild Spaces: Appalachian Trail capturing the Appalachian Trail as only National Geographic can. In addition to breathtaking scenery along the entire Trail, you will get a chance to meet hikers, volunteers, angels, agency staff, and scientists. Celebrate with Appalachian Trail Conservancy members Frank Wright volunteering on Springer, Laurie Potteiger greeting visitors in Harpers Ferry, and Gary Hill completing his 2008 thru-hike atop Katahdin.
Join National Geographic on a rollercoaster ride of agonizing ascents and rewarding vistas — all courtesy of mountains roughly 480 million years in the making. Explore this 5 million step journey through the five distinct regions of the AT landscape, and learn what it takes to keep this ribbon of green safe, healthy, and totally wild.
The film airs this Tuesday, November 10th, at 8 PM EST on National Geographic’s cable station, with reruns at 11 PM as well as the following Tuesday (Nov. 17th) at 4 PM EST.