DO NOT MOVE THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL TERMINUS

DO NOT MOVE THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL TERMINUS

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There is a movement to move the Appalachian Trail Southern Terminus into Alabama and take over the Pinhoti Trail and a portion of the Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT).  This is being incorrectly portrayed as "the dream" of A.T. builder Benton MacKaye. It was not

This petition is to raise awareness of the problems this causes and to stop these efforts.  Just leave the A.T. and the Pinhoti Trails alone! 

To extend the Appalachian Trail to Alabama using the current Pinhoti Trail and BMT Trail would destroy the identity of the Pinhoti Trail and the BMT. Years of hard work and dedication that have brought the Pinhoti Trail to prominence would be washed away and the trail dedicated to Benton MacKaye would be diminished. 

The Pinhoti Trail starts at Flagg Mountain. The AT starts at Springer Mountain. 

Signing this petition will let everyone know that we DO NOT WANT the A.T. to move, you want the Pinhoti Trail to maintain it's own identity and grow organically as it has been doing over the past few years.  There are businesses, private people, hikers, volunteers, and clubs that have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Pinhoti, countless hours and a lot of blood and sweat into the Pinhoti Trail.  It has gained in popularity and international recognition and should be left to continue on it's own path. 

The path for Bama to Baxter is set and attainable and does not need any changes to existing trails to overlay on each other.

PT, BMT, AT- Connect them, DON'T combine them!

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