2015 Appalachian Trail Hiker Stories

Hikers ... hoping to become thru-hikers ... in Rangeley, Maine. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Hikers … hoping to become thru-hikers … in Rangeley, Maine. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

We’re happy to present the 2015 Appalachian Trail Hiker Stories!

For the past few years we’ve posted links to individuals and small groups of AT hikers who either completed their thru-hikes or came pretty darn close.  That meant we waited months to hear of who was where along the Trail.  For 2015, we plan to let folks share their Appalachian Trail Hiker Stories all along the way.

There are so many fascinating hikers who have high hopes, expensive gear, the latest Trail guides and enough bravery to fight off all the angry bears that they’ll probably never see.  This year, more than ever, they’re plugged in to every flavor of social media.

The Appalachian Trail has devolved from a wilderness experience to a reality media event with hundreds (thousands?) of characters.

Hikers ... hoping to become thru-hikers ... in Cheshire, MA. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Hikers … hoping to become thru-hikers … in Cheshire, MA. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

We might as well go along for the ride and read, listen and watch them take the Trek to Katahdin.

Appalachian Trail Stories that can be freely and publicly linked will be considered.  You’ll be free to follow someone you know personally.  Or, wait until you meet a hiker you’d like to encourage or maybe admonish for wearing blue jeans.  This is for your enjoyment.

Not all people, stories or links will make this list.  That way, in our humble opinion, you won’t waste your precious time clicking on clunkers.

The best part of Appalachian Trail Stories is even the worst ones are better than anything on TV.

I wonder who we’ll meet?  I wonder how far they’ll go?

This will be a ton of fun.

2015 Appalachian Trail Hiker Stories

 

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