It was in the early 1900s atop a summit in Vermont that Benton MacKaye envisioned a hiking path along the crest of the Appalachians, beginning in the New England states and extending to those in the South. Along the Appalachian Trail: Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire chronicles the history of the world-famous route in those states, from New England's hiking and trail-building culture that predated and paved the way for the trail to those who toiled to create it and those who have continued to hike and protect it. Today's trail is vastly different from its earlier days. This collection of vintage photographs and accompanying text includes its original course and some of the many reroutes it has experienced. It all comes together to illuminate just what an amazing volunteer achievement the existence of the trail is.