Yes, this is the place to read Thru-Hikers' Tales for 2014. No, not everyone has finished the Appalachian Trail yet.
The grumpy within the Appalachian Trail sub-culture will gruffly gripe, "You're not a thru-hiker until you've thru-hiked. So, people still on the Appalachian Trail can't have thru-hikers' tales until ... blah, blah, blah."
AppalachianTrail.com is a happy, safe place. Where we make our own dang rules, thank you.
So, if we come across a published story about an AT hiker we believe might have a chance to thru-hike, we're happy to include it here on Thru-Hikers' Tales for 2014.
Sometimes, it's sad to say, we can learn more from people who *almost* made it than from our rugged heroes who say, "Just tell yourself you're not wet, cold, being eaten alive by bugs or tired! Just climb that mountain. You can do it."
Hundreds of thru-hiker hopefuls have been on the Trail since February. It's exciting to hear from those who are still in pursuit of our common dreams and goals.
Let's give them all a shout-out and say, "You can do it!"
Tags: Appalachian Trail, Hiking, and Robert Sutherland Travel Writer
The 2014 Warwick Appalachian Trail Community Day has an agenda packed with joyous ways to celebrate the AT, those who hike it and those who want to someday.
Those who attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail are heroes. Take the hike with them by reading these thru-hikers' tales.