- The Appalachian Trail weaves through the religious roots of the nation
- Before the Puritans arrived, Native Americans already had spiritual traditions in the mountains
- Transcendentalist writers visited the Appalachian peaks seeking a deeper experience
Ecologist Susan Power Bratton is an environmental science professor at Baylor University, specializing in religious environmental ethics. Her most recent book is "The Spirit of the Appalachian Trail: Community, Environment, and Belief on a Long-Distance Hiking Path."
(CNN)Can God be found on the Appalachian Trail?