Have You Ever Hiked Any Part of the Appalachian Trail?

United States
September 7, 2016 9:17am CST
To tell you the truth, I’ve done very little hiking in my lifetime. But, I recently saw some information about the Appalachian Trail, which begins (or ends, whichever way you want to look at it) at Springer Mountain in Georgia, which is called the “southern terminus.” The “northern terminus” is Mount Katahdin, in Maine. The trail is approximately 2200 miles long and passes through 14 states: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Several persons have hiked the entire trail. What a feat that would be. This is “marked” trail, managed by the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service and the Appalachian Trial Conservancy. From what I researched, I found out that about 2 million people hike a part of this trail every year and that over 2,500 people hiked the entire 2200 miles in 2014. I’ve been in different parts of the Appalachian Mountains in several states, and these mountains are absolutely beautiful, but I just cannot imagine hiking the entire trail. The photo is Pochuck Creek on the Appalachian Trail. Picture by Pixabay
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@RasmaSandra (16624)
• Riga, Latvia
7 Sep 16
Never hiked this trail but I have been in The Appalachian region in Maine and in New York state @IreneVincent
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• United States
7 Sep 16
The Appalachian Mountains are beautiful no matter which state you are in. By the way, I'm trying to find some more mylotters to exchange post cards. I would love to have one from Latvia. Is that something that you would be interested in doing? IF so, send me your address on a Private message and I will send you a post card from Virginia. And when you receive it, hopefully, you will send one to me.
@acelawrites (10929)
• Philippines
7 Sep 16
So interesting to know about it; It is really a challenge to walk that very long trail.Are bikes not allowed on it?
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• United States
7 Sep 16
I don't know if bikes are allowed but I don't think so. I will have to check. By the way, I'm trying to get people on myLot to exchange post cards with me. You send me one, and I will send you one. IF you are interested put your address on a Private message to me and I will send you one right away.
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@Hate2Iron (7664)
• Canada
7 Sep 16
I'm not much of a hiker but I did watch a movie about it. Robert Redford was in it and Nick Nolte I think. It was great fun to watch! I might be able to cover a couple of miles... but 2200 I highly doubt
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• United States
7 Sep 16
2200 miles is a ridiculous amount of miles to hike. I could never imagine doing that even when I was young. By the way, I'm trying to get persons on myLot to exchange post cards with me. You send me one and I will send you one. IF you are interested in doing that, put your address on a Private message to me and I will do the same.
@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Sep 16
That is a very long trail. Our friend is soon to embark on another part of the 600 mile Bibbulman Track in south-west WA. (our WA, not Washington! )
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• United States
9 Sep 16
I hope your friend will be safe. Hiking can be dangerous for a lot of reasons. The Bibbulman Track sounds similar to the Appalachian Trail. Not quite as long but 600 miles is a long track. Are there mountains involved? I'll have to look at the map again.
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Sep 16
@IreneVincent We don't really have mountains - just a few big hills here and there. This section has 8 kms of heavy beach sand to negotiate which will probably be the most difficult part.
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@freak369 (4851)
• United States
17 Jan 17
You said "Several persons have hiked the entire trail." - more like several thousand. Even more if you count section hikers or flip-floppers
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• United States
17 Jan 17
Yes, I just didn't know how many had actually hiked the entire trail. I don't suppose anyone knows the exact number.
• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
7 Sep 16
I havent but its something I would like to try!
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• United States
7 Sep 16
You look young and strong, if that's a picture of you, so you should be able to hike a long way. By the way, I'm trying to get persons from other countries to exchange post cards with me. You send me one from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and I will send you a post card from Virginia, USA. Put your address on a Private message to me, if you are interested in doing this.
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