Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Tales

2012 thru-hikers in the ice-cream competition in Rangeley, Maine. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

2012 A.T. thru-hikers in the ice-cream eating competition in Rangeley, Maine. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

We all need inspiration.

I get most of mine from my relationship with God. Significant others, friends, family and loved ones keep us all going when courage and strength wane.

My heroes are those who accomplish great goals, in spite of obstacles, and those who endure great suffering to achieve even minimal goals.

My heroes thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

Thru-hikers are travelers. They know the Trail is about staying on the path ... although the destination is far off and out of sight.

The AT is not for those seeking instant gratification.

Babe Ruth said, "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."

Thru-hikers don't give up.

They'll tell you how and why they can endure in our Thru-Hikers' Tales.

They might even inspire you to achieve almost-impossible goals yourself ... on or off the Trail.

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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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