Appalachian Trail

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  1. randy grider

    randy grider 12 pointer

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    Who out there has hiked it? Even just a small section. Got an invite today to hike 120 miles of it in VA this coming septermber. This is something I always wanted to do, and giving it serious thought.
     
  2. KY River Rat

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    I always wanted to, when I was younger i thought i would eventually hike the whole thing. But I never could NOT WORK for the length of time it would take. I should have done sections.
    It's one of the things that I regret, and I don't regret much regarding how I've lived my life.

    Before you go read "a walk in the woods" I think the author is named Byson.
     
  3. patiodadio

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    Same with me, always wanted to hike the whole thing and always thought I would. Working long hrs & raising a family just didn't leave room for it. Now I have had both knees replace and a shoulder repaired, I don't think I could make the whole trip. Maybe I could still hike some section of it.
     
  4. ribsplitter

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    I've always thought it would be a fun to hike the entire length also . I have hiked a few sections of the Appalachian and Sheltowee trace but if you work for a living its pretty much impossible to hike it completely.
     
  5. randy grider

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    yeah, I read "walk in the woods" several years ago, reading another called "Hiking Through". I doubt I would ever have enough free time to hike its entirety, but want to be able to say I at least hiked a section or two.
     
  6. KYjamesB

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    Do it!! Hate to look back and wished you did.


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  7. rcurry

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    I agree, do it! Lots of folks only do small section hikes on the AT due to their work, family and school commitments. I vote that instead of using your week or two of vacation time to do the same things you have done year after year try something different. The years roll by quickly and some stuff needs to be done while the body is able.
     
  8. sheperd

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    I hiked the entire width one year. Wore me out.

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  9. randy grider

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    "The entire width" !!! Thats funny man ! :)
     
  10. ptbrauch

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    There was a documentary on PBS about hiking the trail. Watching that put it on my bucket list.
     
  11. BR1

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    Go to whiteblaze.com it's the web site for the Appalachian trail. I like to go on there and see the pics and read the blogs people put on there. I too would have liked to have walked the trail.
     
  12. ptbrauch

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    hiked about 20' of it, enough to get a pic of my boys next to a sign. :) it's only about 15 miles from my house, not far from Harpers Ferry.
     
  14. sheperd

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    Harpers Ferry is one of the prettiest places I have ever seen.

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  15. ukyager

    ukyager 8 pointer

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    My grandfather thru-hiked the AT in 1990 GA-ME.
    When I graduated high school in 1997 he and I started in ME in an attempt I thru-hike it north to south. I made it roughly 750 miles before the young dumb 18 year old version of me got burned out and started to miss being with my friends.
    I've been back many times in different states for weekend hikes, but regret daily not finishing that thru-hike in 97.
    It was the only time in my life I was and probably will be in the position to complete a thru-hike of the AT.
    There is nothing I have found that compares to the day in day out solitude of hiking the AT!
    Get out there and do that 120 mile section, it will impact you in a positive way I promise!
     

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