(Rutland Vt: Green Mountain Club, c1930). Wraps. 16mo five panel folding brochure; map, photographs, views; folds out to 6.5" x 17";. Very good. Item #16628
The Green Mountain Club is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to preserving and protecting Vermont's Long Trail - America's first long-distance hiking trail which stretches from the Massachusetts state line to the Canadian border, along the main ridge of the Green Mountains. Conceived on March 11, 1910 by James P. Taylor who was at the time the Assistant Headmaster of the Vermont Academy in Windsor, Vermont. Taylor lobbied other Vermont residents who shared his dream of a mission to "make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail system and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont's hiking trails and mountains". In 1912, work began on the construction of America's first long distance hiking path known as The Long Trail. The club completed the Long Trail in 1930.