Producer Morgan Hook examines the country’s oldest hiking path, the men who created it, and those who walk it. Two men are largely responsible for its creation – Benton MacKaye, a dreamer and an environmental visionary, and Myron Avery, a cutthroat pragmatist. Hook talks with prolific author and noted historian Darwin Lambert, Shenandoah National Park’s first employee, who remembers both MacKaye and Avery.

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