Hundreds of hikers are headed northbound and southbound toward either Katahdin in Maine or Springer Mountain in Georgia, hoping to realize their dreams of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.
Although it might seem as if filming the journey is commonplace among the YouTube-generation, not everyone is connected in what we used to think was The Wilderness.
(For those with AT&T cell phone service, The Wilderness includes the Trail smack-dab through downtown Hot Springs, North Carolina -- The Land AT&T Forgot.)
Forgive the reference to old western films, but we keep our ear to the ground listening for the latest Appalachian Trail hiker stories. Sorry, we don't post them all ... but we share the best of the tales in our (ready?) Appalachian Trail Hiker Stories links.
A bunch of new stories have been added. So, sit back in your air-conditioned room with a cool beverage, a bag of vintage Cheetos, electric lights, soft chair, running water & bathrooms a few steps away and read what it's really like to take a shot at thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Without any of the stuff that we take for granted.
No one who hits the Trail and tries can be considered anything but a victor. Especially by those of us who only trek the PUDs in our dreams.
We're proud of our brothers and sisters on the Appalachian Trail.
We're with you all the way!
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