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The Long Trail: Vermont’s Footpath Through History
One of the legends in the Long Trail’s 100 year history is Roy Buchanan, who led the Long Trail Patrol from 1931 until 1967. He was in charge of building 37 shelters and laid out the trail in the area north of Jay Peak. One of those shelters, and a mountain, were named for him. Buchanan often took his sons, Chet and Andy, along. They shared their memories with the Green Mountain Club.
Andy Buchanan, who is 12 years younger than his brother, talked about how he got started on the Long Trail.