The Appalachian Trail means different things to different people. It’s more than just a great alibi when you want leave the governor’s office and fly to Argentina to hang out with your girlfriend. Much more.
The motivations, goals and hopes of those who hit the trail are fascinating. We’ve collected many of their tales and published them at AppalachianTrail.com.
You’ll read tales of families hiking together, couples, dreamers, professional wanderers, and those who hike for charity or to raise awareness of a cause or two. Read a few tales and you’ll get a sense of who might actually make it all the way.
Hike the trail (vicariously) with them. You might even be motivated to make the list yourself someday.
Go for it. And keep us posted, please.
In the face of joblessness, the trail is a way out for some. “I’d rather be unemployed on the trail than in the town,”
The time spent walking in the woods reminds me that I have a nice home and a family that loves me.
You smell horrible after hiking for a few days. However, somehow, your nose works a lot better after coming home.
Hiking usually hurts the body and, at the same time, heals the soul. The mind just goes along along for the hike.
There’s no one here to judge us. There’s no one here to answer to. That’s why we’re here.
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The trail is a great equalizer, stripping away pretenses. No matter one’s lot in life, everyone on the trail gets wet in the same rain
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