Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Trip Start May 27, 2009
Trip End Sep 19, 2013

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Flag of United States  , Tennessee
Saturday, July 11, 2009

We hiked the Appalachian Trail which was an 8 mile moderate trail.

It's the nation's longest marked footpath, at approximately 2,178 miles running from Georgia to Maine

  • Lowest elevation: 124 feet – near the Trailside Museum and Zoo at Bear Mountain, New York

  • Highest elevation: 6,625 feet – on Clingmans Dome in Tennessee

  • More than 10,000 people have reported hiking the length of the Trail. Every year 100 hikers repeat the feat. The entire trip takes four to six months, crossing 14 states, eight national forests, two national parks and 15 major rivers.

  • It takes approximately 5 million footsteps to walk the entire length of the Trail.

  • More than 6,000 volunteers contribute about 200,000 hours to the Appalachian Trail every year.

  • Touches 14 states. Houses more than 2,000 occurrences of rare, threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant and animal species.
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