|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|