Tennessee residents may be able to show their Appalachian Trail pride with a special license plate. It seems that an all-important 1000 applicant threshold has been met and the final decision is now up to the state Department of Revenue.
The plates could be available as soon as early November, but if you live in Tennessee, you can apply for yours now and support the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The Conservancy will receive $15.56 annually for each AT plate purchased or renewed. They’re also offering a free, one-time annual membership for each plate.
This is a sure-fire fundraising model for a great organization, but does anyone else think it’s odd to show your hiking enthusiasm by driving? Isn’t it kind of like “Love Your Mother Earth” bumper stickers?