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A collector's item for anyone who loves the Appalachian Trail, this unique collaboration between Earl Shaffer and Bart Smith includes:

- a beautiful color photograph of Mount Katahdin, northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail

- a copy of Earl Shaffer's poem "Katahdin", written on his 50th anniversary thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail

- a plaque in memoriam of Earl Shaffer

- original signature by Bart Smith, renowned photographer and long-distance hiker. 


Featured is Earl's famous poem "Katahdin", which came to Earl in a dream the day before he made his final ascent up the mountain to finish the Appalachian Trail on his 50th anniversary thru-hike. The color photograph is a museum-quality print of Mount Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, the morning after the year's first snowstorm the same year that Earl made his final ascent of Mount Katahdin.


This collector's item is dedicated to the legacy of Earl Shaffer, celebration of long-distance hiking, and conservation of the Appalachian Trail. Of the proceeds, $100 constitutes a tax-deductible donation to the Appalachian Trail Museum and the Earl Shaffer Foundation, both dedicated to preserving and continuing Earl's legacy of Appalachian Trail conservation and long-distance hiking. 


We invite you to invest in this collector's item, and own a piece of real Appalachian Trail history.


This item includes a poem by, and memorial to Earl Shaffer, first thru-hiker of the Appalachian Trail, and original signature by Bart Smith, renowned hiker and photographer of long-distance trails.


Supplies are limited; available as supplies last.

Katahdin Art Project - Memorial Edition

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  •  The Signed Edition contains Earl Shaffer and Bart Smith's signature on the 1½ inch by 3 inch card.  This card is inserted under the top mat in the lower right hand corner of the Katahdin Art Project.  Earl was able to sign 1200 cards before he became too weak to write.

    Your investment for Signed Edition $400 plus $30 shipping and handling.

    This print is available for immediate delivery.

    Your purchase of the Signed Edition will include a tax credit for a $250 donation.

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