21 min

Shenandoah National Park Night 5: Big Meadows to Swift Gap Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail

    • Places & Travel

Catching up on previous trips, Jon explains what happens when he leaves the confines of Big Meadows state park and heads south to Swift Gap.  

Along the way there's some beautiful terrain, albeit not all that difficult.  Along the way we learn about the 53 cemeteries in the park and we talk about the history of the Lewis Mountain Campground.  

For more information about the formation of the Lewis Mountain Campground, you can look at the following sites: 

Shenandoah for idea to reality

Previous Secretaries of the Department of Interior

Segregation and Desegregation at Shenandoah National Park

Memo to Secretary of Interior Stating that facilities in the Park need to be equal among the races


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Catching up on previous trips, Jon explains what happens when he leaves the confines of Big Meadows state park and heads south to Swift Gap.  

Along the way there's some beautiful terrain, albeit not all that difficult.  Along the way we learn about the 53 cemeteries in the park and we talk about the history of the Lewis Mountain Campground.  

For more information about the formation of the Lewis Mountain Campground, you can look at the following sites: 

Shenandoah for idea to reality

Previous Secretaries of the Department of Interior

Segregation and Desegregation at Shenandoah National Park

Memo to Secretary of Interior Stating that facilities in the Park need to be equal among the races


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sectionhiker/message

21 min