The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the AT, is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. It is approximately 2,181 miles long. The path is maintained by 30 trail clubs and multiple partnerships,and managed by the National Park Service and the nonprofit Appalachian Trail Conservancy. The majority of the trail is in wilderness, although some portions do traverse towns and roads, and cross rivers. The Appalachian Trail is famous for its many hikers, some of whom, called thru-hikers, attempt to hike it in its entirety in a single season. Along the way, the trail passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
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Saturday, April 23, 2011
Call from Ryan - 4/22
He continues to sound like he's having a great time. We worked out the next food drop. Sounds like he's getting tired of the freeze dried meals so he cut way back. He said they're finding other, cheaper and tastier ways to eat on the trail. He mentioned easy mac with a pack of tuna mixed in as a great option.
I got some of his pictures posted yesterday. Go into the file and pick slide show to get them at higher resolution. I also added excerpts from his Journal pages he sent home. Still having issues with the map locator. Looks like it will work best if only showing the last GPS check-ins.
Got a comment from Ollie (Bear Bait's) parents from Germany this morning. You can read it in the comments section.