Publication: Maine Development Commission, 1935, Augusta
First edition. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" in over-sized bright colorful pictorial wrappers. 24pp. Illustrations. Maps. Mount Katahdin is the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Maine and is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Myron Avery graduated from Harvard Law School and practiced Admiralty Law with the U.S. Navy. He returned to inactive duty after five and a half years of service. Based mostly in Washington, D.C. during peacetime, Avery also served as president of the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club from 1927 to 1941. During these years he hiked the then-new Appalachian Trail at every opportunity. As a native he proposed extension of the trail’s terminus into Maine. David Field of the Maine Appalachian Trail Club wrote that “Avery also was very keen on having the Katahdin area designated as a national park and he did a great deal of research and made numerous trips to photograph features of the area.” With his oft-present measuring wheel Avery explored the route. This booklet contains detailed history, photographs and information about the Mount Katahdin area to include information on its numerous trails, accommodations, outlying mountains, etc. 2-page map of the Katahdin Region showing trails and various points of interest. Over-sized wrappers have rubbing and wear to the corners and spine. 1" split at toe of spine along with moderate soiling to rear wrapper.
Inventory Number: 41269