Jefferson Exchange -- October 5, 2012, HOUR 2
Stand Up That Mountain
The scenic beauty of the Applachian Trail faced a threat from a mining company that started working to remove much of the top of a mountain right near the trail. The residents of a nearby hamlet sought out the help of a non-practicing attorney named Jay Erskine Leutz, and he went to work saving the mountain and the trail. He retells the story in his book "Stand Up That Mountain: The Battle to Save One Small Community in the Wilderness Along the Appalachian Trail."