Saturday, April 20, 2013

Appalachian Trail monogram art - Part 1 of 7

On a sign at the AT-Long Path junction, NY

Soon after I started my double thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail last year, I came across a remarkable poster by Sara Jones, in which she assembled 444 different photos of AT monograms/logos and initials during her 2008 thru-hike.

That poster inspired me to begin 'photo-collecting' them myself as I hiked.  Here's a sampling of a handful of my favorites, selected for variety--examples of the various 'media' on which the logo/monogram appears.  There will be more to come in coming posts.  Enjoy.

On outside wall of Walasi-Yi center, Neels Gap, GA
On post just N of downtown Boiling Springs, PA
Carved in picnic table, Clyde Smith Shelter, TN
On ceramic tile, Denton Shelter, Northern VA
On commercial sign, near Stecoah Pass, NC
On privy door, Upper Goose Pond cabin, MA
Caretakers cabin, front screen door, Eckville Shelter, PA
Ad-hoc art I did myself, No Business Ridge, TN
Very old carving on birch, just S of VA 603
Art by school kids, kiosk beside VA 7 side trail to park-n-ride lot


  1. Very cool! I'm glad to see that Upper Goose Pond made the cut.

  2. These are great, Seeks It! I especially like the one you did.