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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Sunday, July 31, 2011
Pawling, NY - 7/30
He said much of the real hot weather has moved out of the area. He plans to walk 6 days per week and may end up taking a down day near Pawling depending on how nice campsites are aroud Pawling. He said his pace has quickened to the point where he's often coverd 20 mile by just after lunch. The tendancy is to push forward but time on the trail has taught him to set realistic goals and stick with them. Saving his feet and not risking injury has beome the priority. He's averaged over 20 miles for the past four days. He should be in Connecticut by Sunday evening. He bought his fourth pair of shoes in NY. The rough trails in PA and NJ went through a pair of shoes in a little over 300 miles.
He sent a picture disk home from Pawling. These should be on the blog by mid week.