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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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
New Maps, Donate Button - 5/24
We've not heard from Ryan since Damascus. I believe they got in there late Friday and left sometime on Sunday. He had a terrible phone connection so I was only able to talk for a minute or two. He did receive his package because he returned quite a bit home in the same box. I weighed the stuff he took out of his pack and he's about 10 lbs lighter. He's completely out of trail boots and is wearing short trail runner type hiking shoes. He sent his mid weather sleeping bag home, his blown out sleeping pad, and a LOT of small items.