Indeed, the meeting that created the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) in 1925 was entirely organized by one talented, strong, and effective woman.
The conservancy is publishing the story of leading lights among that corps of overlooked trail-builders in the 184-page We Were There, Too, by Gwenyth L. Loose of Dover, PA. It can be preordered through Mountaineers Books or Amazon using the links below and will be available after December 1 at all major bookselling and outdoor-retail outlets.
HERE is a link to an article on Gwen's book at Literary Hub.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gwenyth Loose of Dover, PA, is a lifelong hiker who has served for more than two decades as a widely respected leader in the field of rail-trail development. She earned a masters degree in American Studies at Pennsylvania State University and received certification from the National Recreation & Park Association as a park and recreation professional. She currently serves as vice president of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society and curator of the museum’s exhibits.