A 90-year journey: Appalachian Trail marks anniversary
Route stretches over 2,100 miles from Georgia to Maine, but it all began in N.Y. park.
... That section officially opened Oct. 7, 1923, according to "Harriman Trails: A Guide and History" by William J. Myles and Daniel Chazin. Since then, it has been the most traveled part of the trail, with more than 100,000 visitors tromping along it each year, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference said. Three miles of it are being rerouted and rehabilitated, a project that began seven years ago and is expected to end in 2016. ..