8vo. 63p. Few spots of foxing at front and back, otherwise in very good plus condition. Original edition signed by the author under his photo-portrait inside the cover, showing him in full hiking gear with his dog, Cumberland Jack. A first-person account of backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains in 1925. Adams built the first cabin on Mt. LeConte, which expanded into the popular LeConte Lodge. Includes three full-page photograph illustrations. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Mt. LeConte
Publisher: Holston Printing Co.
Publication Date: 1966
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Published by Holston, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1966, first printing,signed inside the front cover.This 63 page book is bound in original wraps and is in very good condition with one small blotch at top edge."The general reader will enjoy the colorful stories of the early days on the mountain, and the scholar will find Adamsís work to be a first-person recollection of the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a fascinating study of some of the personalities involved in that movement."Appointed custodian of Mount Le Conte in 1925 by the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association, Adams went to work immediately and spent a year making the camp suitable for overnight visitors. Mount Le Conte, a massive mile-high formation extending five miles from the main divide of the Great Smoky Mountains, with its rugged landscapes, rushing streams, and fecund forests, was considered a prime showplace in efforts to establish the Smokies as a national park. Seller Inventory # 80795