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Appalachian Trail Completed


On October 9th I completed the Appalachian Trail by summitting Mount Katahdin in Maine. I hiked from Springer Mountain in Georgia (just north of Atlanta) through 14 states to Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine from April 1st, 2013 to October 9th, 2013.

2185.9 Miles (officially)

In the process I missed all the LSU games :( I tried to get home for Saturday but because the game was moved I couldn't make it in time.



I'll be watching the game at Baseball Tavern (behind Fenway Park) in Boston.

GEAUX TIGRES!!!!

Edit: YouTube video of the summit of Mount Katahdin

Edit2: YouTube video of the entire hike (22 minutes)



This post was edited on 12/12 at 3:10 am



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Bama and Beer
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Congrats





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dante
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I can barely hike to the mailbox to get the mail.






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LongDuckDong
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Congrats








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QuietTiger
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Outfrickenstanding!






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Nodust
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Congratulations

If you get a chance post some of your gear.






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Tino
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Congrats
Please share pics if you have them






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LSU Tigerhead
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I'll add a bunch of pictures soon. I've also got a lot of video I'll post on YouTube as well.

It was an incredible journey!






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Tigerpaw123
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That is phucking impressive





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ShubutaMS
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What was your trail name?





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RogerTheShrubber
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Crawdaddy
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Wish I had the time and Money to do this





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dat yat
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Congrats.
Trip of a lifetime!






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PerceivedReality
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Poster Blue Velvet did the same thing. Frikin congrats





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White Roach
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Sweet! I like that you took six months to do it. I think it's a much more enjoyable pace and you can actually spend some time enjoying nature (and few rest days per month.

I think the people who hike 20 or 25 miles every day and rarely, if ever, rest, are really missing the boat. The only point is to finish as quickly as possible. A walk in the woods get turned into the Bataan Death March. I don't get it!

How much weight did you typically carry?






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aVatiger
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Amazing.

I grew up on the trial and can tell you that what you have done I will never be able to do in the time span you did it, I've done 1/5 of it and coukdnt imagine going the whole way through in 7 months

RA for sticky







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warr09
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Were you with your dad? The local Kayaking shop here in Columbus Georgia has been posting updates on their Facebook page of a father/son duo that just hiked the AP Trail.





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AubieALUMdvm
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Congratulations. This is an special club you now belong to IMO and has been a dream of mine for some time now.





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