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WMRA's Books & Brews: Mills Kelly
WMRA's Books & Brews: Mills Kelly

Sat, Dec 09


Winchester Brew Works

WMRA's Books & Brews: Mills Kelly

WMRA’s Dec 2023 Books & Brews features Mills Kelly discussing his book, "Virginia's Lost Appalachian Trail"

Time & Location

Dec 09, 2023, 12:00 PM

Winchester Brew Works, 320 N Cameron St, Winchester, VA 22601, USA

About the Event

WMRA’s December 9, 2023 Books & Brews will feature Mills Kelly discussing his book, Virginia's Lost Appalachian Trail, at Winchester Brew Works  in Winchester

Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 12pm.

Live at Winchester Brew Works, and available later on WMRA's Youtube Channel and on Facebook.

Signed copies of Virginia's Lost Appalachian Trail will will be available at the event and online at Stone Soup Books.

WMRA's Books & Brews is made possible thanks to our series sponsor, Gaines Group Architects. The Gaines Group has offices in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg.

About the Book

Walk in the footsteps of Virginia's earliest hikers. For more than two  decades hikers on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia walked through some  of the most beautiful landscapes of the southern mountains. Then, in  1952, the Appalachian Trail Conference moved the trail more than 50  miles to the west. Lost in that move were opportunities to scramble over  the Pinnacles of Dan, to sit on Fisher's Peak and gaze out over the  North Carolina Piedmont, or to cross the New River on a flat-bottomed  boat called Redbud for a nickel. Historian and lifelong hiker Mills  Kelly tells the story of a 300-mile section of the Appalachian Trail  that is all but forgotten by hikers, but not by the residents of the  Southwestern Virginia counties that the trail used to cross.

About the Author

Mills Kelly is a historian of the Appalachian Trail and a professor of  history at George Mason University. He first set foot on the Appalachian  Trail in 1971 as a Boy Scout hiking in Shenandoah National Park and has  had a love affair with the trail ever since. He is also the volunteer  archivist for the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in Vienna, Virginia,  which is where he first came into contact with the story of Virginia's  lost segment of the AT. His podcast, The Green Tunnel , charts the  history of the trail from its founding to the present.

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