In April 2011, our parents dropped us off at Amicolola Falls in northern Georgia, and we started walking. Over the next 5.5 months, we trekked together for 2,181 miles, across 14 states, until we arrived at the Appalachian Trail’s northern terminus in Maine. The experience was immense, but we’ve preserved some of it through the photos and blog entries available here on this site. It’s our hope that these materials will be a resource for people considering a thru-hike, outdoor enthusiasts, or anyone with a spirit of adventure.
For questions about the trail itself, including history and maps, check out the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s overview.
If you’d like to read about our hike (and we hope you do!), check out the photos and blog entries below:
Click here to see a collection of photos from our 2011 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike.
Blog Entries from our 2011 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike:
- And We’re Off!
- Fontana Dam
- Gatlinburg, TN
- Hot Springs, NC
- Ashville, NC
- Vacation from Vacation
- We’re Having a Heatwave
- Still Truckin’
- Lesson Learned
- The White Mountains
- Entering Hundred-Mile Wilderness
- The End
- Our AT Hike, By the Numbers