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The Green Tunnel

Feb 9, 2022

Are hikers loving the Appalachian Trail to death? In this episode of The Green Tunnel, we examine the history of hiker trash - as in actual trash - on the trail. We’ll look at a moment when the trashing of the trail got so bad that the trail clubs almost did something radical, something that would have changed the hiker experience forever. And we examine the many ways that community organizations have tackled the persistent problems of overuse, vandalism, and litter on the trail.

The Green Tunnel is a production of R2 Studios at George Mason University. It's hosted by Mills Kelly. This episode was produced by Eleanor Magness.

Show notes, including a full transcript, are available at