Dutch Roth's Hiking Journal Intro

Personal journal of Albert G. "Dutch" Roth, documenting hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains area through stories and photographs spanning 1924-1959. With his camera and typewriter, Dutch records observations of the people and places of the mountains from 728 documented hikes.
"Whenever we speak of the good old days, or times that we used to know, it brings back memories of the good times that we had then, of the days when we really hiked with no trails or paved roads to go over...Like many an explorer, and being hiking enthusiasts, we wanted to see what was in those mountains and why. So on December 11, 1924, eight of us went on our first hike as a club."

Dutch Roth's photograph collection can be found here

Further reading:
Images of the Great Smoky Mountains: The Albert "Dutch" Roth Photograph Collection by Ken Wise