May 10, 2020 - I hiked 1,166 miles of the AT, beginning June 29, 2018 and ending off on Oct. 3 at Harpers Ferry (SOBO). Signed the logbook. When I lived and worked in Millinocket during the 2013 thru hiker season I had an idea in my head that Southbounder (SoBo… But it was the last paragraph that reached in and squeezed my heart. Then stepped past the FIRST white blaze. Welcome! Woodstock's 2020 Appalachian Trail Journal : Springer Mtn -- May 4, 2020 : Trail Journals, Backpacking and Hiking Journals "Not gonna lie, it was tough and difficult. Klang-on's 2020 Appalachian Trail Journal Solo Sobo. Hiking the Appalachian Trail is without a doubt an impressive feat for anyone to accomplish, and being a part of the 2,000-Miler club is something to be proud of, no matter how long it took or what route worked out best. Appalachian Trail Section Hikers. The Appalachian Trail (or the A.T.) is one of the longest footpaths in the world. Read Sail Away's Journal. For 5 months in 2019, I walked (or thru-hiked) the entire length of the Appalachian Trail (or “AT”), a 2,192-mile north-to-south footpath that crosses the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. Good luck to all NOBO and SOBO 2018 hikers as well as section hikers this year. Start Location: Keys Gap Trailhead @ 1173.2 Trip Miles: 1116.40. Co-hosts, Zach "Badger" Davis and Juliana "Chaunce" Chauncey muse on the backpacking life and the latest from the trail every other week. I'll be doing trail magic around Front Royal and the Roller Coaster this year. Like, LOVE it” choked me up because my wife’s and my A.T. thru-hike dreams were shattered this year. Baxter State Park opens Katahdin only when snow has melted and conditions in the alpine zone can sustain hikers. Good luck to all NOBO and SOBO 2018 hikers as well as section hikers this year. The trail is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long, though the exact length changes over time as parts are rerouted or modified. 2623 Mile to trail landmarks. It's about 100 yards to Springer Shelter from there. I created The Last SOBO as a place to share experiences and information about hiking the Appalachian Trail through the fall and winter, provide advice on cold weather hiking, and connect with more of the AT community. It proved to work well back in 2011 and several 2012 thru-hikers found success as well. The Appalachian Trail follows the Hunt Trail up Katahdin. Shanty’s SoBo Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List. Have fun! However, on average, people cross 10 to 15 miles every day. I'll be doing trail magic around Front Royal and the Roller Coaster this year. I'm hoping my stories will inspire others to thru hike during the off season. The Appalachian Trail (AT) is a long-distance hiking trail that goes from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. From the Appalachian Trail to the Pacific Crest and everything in between. Appalachian Trail 2020- Day 28 “Crossing into New Hampshire” Appalachian Trail 2020- Day 28 “Crossing into New Hampshire” Appalachian Trail 2020- Day 28 “Crossing into New Hampshire” That being said, it is not surprising that hikers take from 5 to 7 months to cross it. One of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, the Appalachian Trail runs from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Katahdin in Maine. Cassie “Mountain Cat” Smith has 1,850 photos and videos on their Instagram profile. I finished a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail on January 19, 2020. Appalachian Trail Thru hikers, section hikers, weekenders NoBo, SoBo, Flip-flop – all are invited! That’s ~2,190 miles. I created The Last SOBO as a place to share experiences and information about hiking the Appalachian Trail through the fall and winter, provide advice on cold weather hiking, and connect with more of the AT community. As always, I welcome this transition, but each time I do so with a small dose of seemingly incurable apprehension. Appalachian Trail Shuttle Providers listing and corresponding map. I plan on leaving Michigan after my last final and going down to Georgia to start from Springer Mountain. Teej "[ATers] represent three percent of our use and about twenty percent of our effort," retired Baxter Park Director Jensen Bissell. More About Me... Legal Information. This date can vary from the end of May to the beginning of June. Search. Appalachian Trail Section Hikers. Six Moon Designs, Purple Rain Adventure Skirts, LightHeart Gear, AntiGravity Gear, Ever Green Adventure Foods, AT Chaplaincy, Goosefeet Gear, Benton-MacKaye Trail Association, Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA), Backpackers Pantry, Etowah Outfitters, Carol and Jim Steiner, ZPacks, Karen Lord Rutter, Discover Georgia Outdoors, Sarah Jones Decker … Starting your hike. The journey lasted just over six months. May 18, 2020 - Most people reading this blog know that I thru hiked the Appalachian Trail as a northbounder, or a NoBo as it will be abbreviated in the rest of this post. I created Appalachian Trail Weather over a weekend half way through my thru-hike in 2011 while visiting family. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. SOBO Logistics For Starting A Southbound Thru-hike. Backpacker Radio is a show all about the wonderful world that is thru-hiking and long distance backpacking. I ENJOYED READING THE TRAIL A Stories article in the summer 2020 issue of A.T. Journeys (“The Visitor Experience”), especially the episode about the bear sleeping on the tent. But I arrived at the official southern terminus of the AT at 4:00. See more ideas about appalachian trail, hiking, appalachian. Here are just a few new features in the book this year for 2020: The book now has the Approach Trail, including profile, elevations, coordinates, and Amicalola Falls State Park information. August 8, 2020 August 8, 2020 by Andrew Baldwin. For three years, my dad prepared to hike the Appalachian Trail. I got the inspiration to hike the Appalachian Trail from the Boy Scouts. Categories. That means, … 02-02-2020, 04:06 #10. david653. I created Appalachian Trail Weather over a weekend half way through my thru-hike in 2011 while visiting family. It proved to work well back in 2011 and several 2012 thru-hikers found success as well. Trip Miles: 1116.40. The AT is the subject of tales, books and movies. I plan to keep the blog going for future hikes in various parts of the world. Track Jerry's progress as he hikes sections of the Appalachian Trail. Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Class 2020 (still hiking) Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers: Class of 2018. Appalachian Trail Thru Hiking Class of 2016 A Walk in the woods. Took my pictures. I'm hoping my stories will inspire others to thru hike during the off season. A group for all 2020 MEGA hikers and supporters to team up to help plan successful southbound hikes! Sunday, October 04, 2020 Destination: Stealth campsite @ 1183.9 Today's Miles: 10.70. Unlike much of the southern A.T. known as the "Green Tunnel", the Highlands offer summits which provide unhindered views of the mountains of east Tennessee and western North Carolina. The book contains thousands of landmarks such as campsites, water sources, summits and gaps. The full A.T. thru-hike extends 2,189 miles along the eastern U.S. between Springer Mountain, GA and Mount Katahdin, ME. Following graduation (hopefully May 2020) I will be thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Are you a junior or senior in high school and want to explore a bit of the world before starting college? However, out of the thousands of people who have completed the journey, only about 1,250 hikers, as of 2014, have completed the SoBo Appalachian Trail. “The Awol Guide,” is the guidebook of choice for hikes of any length on the Appalachian Trail. What I have always had: WhiteBlaze pages is designed for easy use by all variety of hikers: day hikers, section hikers, and long-distance thru-hikers, (NOBO, SOBO, and flip-floppers). Appalachian Trail SOBO 2020 has 492 members. The Roan Mountain Highlands are often voted the favorite section of the Appalachian Trail by thru hikers and section hikers alike. I’ll then take the next four-six months to walk from Springer to Mount Katahdin in Maine. Destination: Stealth campsite @ 1183.9 Start Location: Keys Gap Trailhead @ 1173.2 Today's Miles: 10.70. Appalachian Trail SOBO 2020. Interactive town maps available. with point by point cumulative mileage (both NoBo & SoBo) including… 1139 Water sources (potentially unreliable sources noted) 347 Identified campsites or tent-sites on, or convenient to, the A.T. 319 Shuttle services If you’re a student, attempting a SOBO thru hike could be the best decision you’ll ever make in your life. Most people start with 5 to 10 miles per day. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the Eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. Appalachian Trail Shuttle Providers listing and corresponding map. This is the biggest bonus of hiking SOBO. I kept a blog throughout to help others who may be interested in doing a thru-hike and to keep me company in the woods. By choosing to go SOBO rather than NOBO, you free yourself from a ton of stress. Oct. 2, 2019 - Redbeard completes his SoBo on the IAT from Newfoundland to Katahdin. In order to complete the entire trail, you’ll need to carve out six months. It starts from Katahdin Stream Campground. Hiking the Appalachian Trail is completely customizable based on your skill level and goals. Every year, thousands of people attempt a “thru-hike” on the AT, but only hundreds finish. First Previous Next Last. I’ve decided to take some time here to answer some of the questions you asked me. 2020 ATKO Vendors. In 2016, I went on my first High Adventure backpacking trip with my Troop which consisted of an 8-day, 70-mile hiking trip. Oct. 21, 2019 - Sail Away finishes Quebec section of SIA . The words: “we love the Trail. Check out the SoBo forum here on WB, The 2020 SoSBo Guide to Baxter and Katahdin, and join the 2020 SoBo Facebook group to meet your fellow southbounders. Ever. Interactive town maps available. Read Redbeard's Journal. Katahdin in Maine on the U.S. East Coast. 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