View Full Version : Stupid question about the trail

05-16-2003, 07:50
I have spent all these years hiking and just now I want to know something about the trail. What is a stamp? Like in Whiteoak Stamp or Big Stamp Gap? I am guessing it is a flat area along the trail, but then again, I thought a col upm in NH was a cavernous area once. :banana

05-17-2003, 04:25
Cant be that stupid a question since I have no idea what the answer is :}

05-17-2003, 13:37
I actually just saw a reference to this term while checking out a link posted by Teej a few days ago


This issue of the ATN has an AT terminology dictionary with a bunch of trail terms defined, including "Stamp" which IS a flat section of the trail:) Lots of other fun stuff in this issue. Check it out!!


05-17-2003, 18:04
Few internet references but seems indirectly referred to as an unusual flat area amongst elevated areas, hence the term stamp, aka," footprint of the gods"

05-18-2003, 07:28
Stamp. Guess the ground was 'stamped' flat, hence the name. OK, how about that col term now?