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."