The Green Tunnel explores the history and culture of the United States’ most iconic long-distance hiking trail, the Appalachian Trail. Hosted by Mills Kelly, the show delves into topics including the quirky history of trail food, the shelters and structures built along the trail, and dangers you might encounter during a hike.
Season Two Trailer
In season two of The Green Tunnel, we have some fantastic new stories for you on the history of the Appalachian Trail. We’ve interviewed hikers in the wild, people who take care of the trail, historians, authors, and many others to bring you some new perspectives on America’s oldest and most iconic long-distance hiking trail.
This episode of The Green Tunnel focuses on the rich culture surrounding places to eat along the Appalachian Trail and their connection to the economy within trail towns. It also contains some pretty good restaurant suggestions!
Music of the Mountains
In this special bonus episode of The Green Tunnel podcast, we sat down with The Green Tunnel’s own musicians to hear from them about their connections to the traditions and music of the Appalachian mountains.
Hiking McAfee Knob with Virginia Outdoor Adventures
In this episode of The Green Tunnel, we present an episode of the Virginia Outdoor Adventures podcast hosted by Jessica Bowser. To learn more about this great show and for the latest episode, visit virginiaoutdooradventures.com. Often referred to as “one of the most spectacular hikes in the US,” McAfee Knob attracts hikers from across the world and is one of the most photographed spots on the entire Appalachian Trail. Former Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club President, Diana Christopulos, shares everything you need to know before hitting the trail in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, including where to gear up, what to do while you’re in town, and where to find the best local brew at the end of the day.
In 1930 Eiler Larsen set out on what is the first recorded attempt of what we call an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. He didn't make it in one year. He got a little distracted. In the final episode of our first season, we're going to tell Larsen's story: how he was drawn to the AT, his message of happiness, and how he ended up being the official Greeter of Laguna Beach, California (which by the way, is approximately one Appalachian Trail away from Springer Mountain in Georgia).
This episode was produced by Mills Kelly. The executive producer is Abby Mullen. Editing by Jeanette Patrick. Show notes are available at greentunnel.rrchnm.org.
Iconic Locations: Oglethorpe Monument
The original southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail was at the summit of Mount Oglethorpe in Georgia. But that changed in 1958 when the Appalachian Trail Conservancy agreed to move the terminus to Springer Mountain because of...(wait for it)...chickens. Really. Chickens.
The Green Tunnel is a production of R2 Studios at George Mason University. It is hosted by Mills Kelly. This episode was edited by Jeanette Patrick.
Meet two young women in Harpers ferry this past weekend. Started listening from the first one and enjoy the content. Gave me a whole new way to look at the AT. Also great name and cool logo/artwork.
Well I guess that was a short lived podcast…
I really like the way they take history and make it come to life with voice actors and music. It's not just narration, it's also acting and sound design. Very well done!
Glad for this podcast of one of my favorite outdoor places.