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I Want to Hike the Appalachian Trail

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    I Want To Make A Thru Hike Starting In Ga. Looking For Helpful Advice

    After many years involved with scouting and multiple outdoor adventures, eventually making the rank of Eagle Scout, I am currently missing all the things I used to be involved in. I have done a small amount of hiking but I want to be more prepared for this new and exciting...
    Adventurousoutdoorsman Adventurousoutdoorsman 22-25, M Jun 7, 2011

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    Thru Hiking The At

    Looking for others interested in Thru hiking the AT starting mid may or early june.
    bluehiker bluehiker 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Summer-fall 2012

    Yesss. I've started preparing for this hike but would love to go with a partner or group. So if you are a semi-experienced hiker starting with a 8-10 mi pace and hopefully ending with a 20-25 mi pace. ending in springer in fall is the goal! let me know if u are interesting in...
    thrumic thrumic 18-21 Feb 3, 2012

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    Spring Is Here

    I have hiked parts of the AT in New England. Now that I live in the south, I want to start in the south and move north. I am thinking the spring may be the best time to start this process, before it gets to hot.
    ohnudeone ohnudeone 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    My Experience With The Appalachian Trail.

    I didn't even know what the Appalachian Trail was until a few years ago when I started dating this girl. I'm a big outdoorsy type and I was way before I met her but she showed me so much about her experiences on the A.T. and in Alaska. I met her over facebook (we went to the same...
    tuckerjonelly tuckerjonelly 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    Yep Yep Yep

    i drive a truck and i see signs for it all the time and it has been a dream of mine for a long time but i'm getting too old now to even consider doing the whole thing so maybe i can hike part of it someday
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 7 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    This Is What Happens When You Drink Along The Trail

    Pink blazing. Yellow blazing. Slack packing. There is a subculture going on along the Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, and its initiates, both nobos and sobos, already know these terms. There are a whole lot of books about "the long green tunnel" and prospective hikers...
    Coinvolta Coinvolta 22-25, F 33 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    Looking To Join A Group To Hike A.t.

    I have a month or so this spring/summer to hike part of the trail. Don't want to go at it solo. Looking to start or join a group to share this experience in a fun, supportive and safe way. Will gladly provide contact info to other interested peeps!
    FleabiteJRIII FleabiteJRIII 31-35, M Jan 4, 2013

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    Bonding Time With My 16 Year Old Before She Heads Off To Collage.

    Looking forward to 16 days on the trail in June,2014. I spent many nights in the Boundary Waters in northern MN and lots more time in Wisconsin Dells so this is going to be fun for us. We will start at Fontana Dam NC and make our way up to Standing Bear Farm Hostel by day 9 and...
    ItsTimeToHike ItsTimeToHike 36-40, M Aug 25, 2013

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    Honeymoon Trip, Can You Believe It?!

    My wife and I had never been on an overnight hiking trip, but we decided to tackle the AT for our honeymoon. We hiked 662.5 miles of the southern half from Springer Mtn to Blacksburg, VA. It was an experience unlike any other and I can't wait to go back. It's been 6 years now...
    TomBombadill TomBombadill 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    I Need A Hiking Buddy.

    I'm planning on hiking the southern portion of the AT, from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Damascus, Virginia. I have some family in Ellijay, Georgia, about an hour away for the trailhead, so there is a couch to crash on an a free ride to the trail. This will be my first attempt...
    Karolinathespacecadet Karolinathespacecadet 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    Hiking The Appalachian Trail Spring 2012

    going to hike the appalachian trail spring of 2012 starting at springer mt.this is something i feel i must do100%.i am going to pace myself and take in all the trail has to offer if it be good or bad.i will complete it thealmost 2200 mile trek 4.5 to 5 month time frame.it would...
    jcbishop jcbishop 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    Can'T Wait Till Start

    I am looking forward to start my thru hike on the AT. I am expecting to be in to make reservations at the hiker hostel for overnight on March 31 and hike up to Springer on the first. I am looking for people to enjoy the hike with and become friends with in the process.
    RayRantz RayRantz 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19, 2013

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    My Dream

    My first life goal has always been to walk the Appalachian Mountains, I plan on doing it when I turn 25, but I want to be completly prepared for my adventure. Im just not sure where to start? Any suggestions? Any Suggestions on Books and reasearch information? Im already training...
    jek1990 jek1990 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    I Want To Find A Group To Hike The Appalachian Trail With

    I want to find a group to hike the appalachian trail with. I have been really interested in hiking it for awhile and really need more information. If there is anything you can provide please let me know. Thanks so much.
    TrEEHuG TrEEHuG 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    Hi, Just Realized I Need To Hike :)

    Hello, my name is Danny. I just realized today that hiking the Appalachian Mountins is more than a beautiful thought. I have backpacking experience from the scouts. I already have my bag packed, has been packed for a long time :P. Im hoping to not start my journey by myself...
    danwantstohike danwantstohike 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    2014 AT Hike

    Hey Everyone, My name is Sara and I have always wanted to hike the Trail. I live in MN and am outside all the time but I miss the mountains that we don't have out here. I go up to the Boundary Waters for a few weeks every year. I also have a few 20-30 day backpacking trips under...
    Baldie23 Baldie23 22-25, F 9 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    I Bought My Pack!

    The most important item a hiker buys is his pack - and now I've got one! They ordered it at overnight delivery, and now a neon orange xenon 70 is mine! I had to go through a lot to get it, though... We walked into the Appalachian Outfitter near Luray, Virginia. I said I wanted...
    Coinvolta Coinvolta 22-25, F 12 Responses Nov 4, 2010

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    Life Changing Experience

    Me and a buddy just graduated high school and are taking a year off from school/milatary and decided to hike the whole A T starting at Springer Mtn. and were looking for a few others to join us if anyone is intrested please email me at flwfish11@att.net thanks, Jake
    letshiketheAT letshiketheAT 18-21 Jul 10, 2009

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    No One To Hike With.

    I am a 30 year old male.I want to thru hike the trail in the spring. Leaving in march. I was hoping to find a group/person to hike with. If you are interested in hiking I can be reached at landklandscape@hotmail.com. I would want to chat first to make sure That we are...
    EddieFalson EddieFalson 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 9, 2010

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    Looking To Make A Group To Hike The Ap Trail 2013

    I'M LOOKING TO START A GROUP TO HIKE THE AP TRAIL IN 2013. IF YOU’RE INTERESTED COMMENT AND WE CAN START PLANNING.
    ESHAVE ESHAVE 26-30, M 15 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    Do you think you will ever forget about this

    after it is done, in your whole life? I will be leaving from Northern Georgia on April 1 2014 and returning sometime in September 2014 Everything else is attainable. I am compatible with anyone that is like minded.
    JFeral JFeral 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    I Want To Thru Hike The At Next Spring

    I want to hike the Appalachian Trail next year, starting in the beginning of April. I believe I'm heading south to Georgia, but I might change my mind. I will be 18.5-19 when I start my hike. Does anyone have any tips? Especially with respect to getting fit for this feat.
    dauphina dauphina 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    Always wanted to do this

    and am going to get to do a memorial hike in March. It's obviously not the whole thing but baby steps. :)
    RhettWilkes RhettWilkes 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    Creating Hike Group For Spring 2013!

    Hello friends. I am taking a semester of college off this spring to complete a life-long dream of mine. I am going to hike the AT trail this spring but need to find a group to hike along with. It would be nice to find someone who has hiked it before, because although I am an...
    sander86 sander86 18-21 1 Response Dec 1, 2012

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    Summer Hike

    hey, looking to see if there is somewhere to find a group of college students of 6 or so to hike the app trail for a month this summer 2010, starting in ga ... I am hiking part of the trail this summer and want to form a group of  others who are not that experienced but...
    cdenis24 cdenis24 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2010

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    Thru Hiking Appalachian Trail 2013 Buddy

    I am planning on hiking the AT in April or may of 2013. I am turning 21 in the winter, female, and have nobody to go with. I've been reading story upon story of experiences and realize that I will surely pick up friends quickly, but it would be pretty nice to start off with a...
    staciamary staciamary 18-21, F 13 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    Need A (Sectional) A.T. Female Hiking Buddy...

    So here's the scoop. I'm a 52 yr old, North Carolina female, that loves the outdoors but needs an outdoor buddy or group that wants to hike the Northbound A.T. this spring. My family and friends already think I'm nuts because I even like hiking much less do they want to...
    KrazyKatP KrazyKatP 51-55, F 2 Responses May 19, 2013

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    Hiking Partner

    Hey out there! I have started the AT and need a hiking partner for section hiking. I'd like to do 3-4 weeks per year, 2 in spring and 2 in fall or 4 in summer, am flexible.  Any takers?  I am an experienced backpacker...ready to go!  
    Dakota99 Dakota99 56-60 3 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    Actually, having grown up in Pennsylvania,

    I spent a fair amount of my youth doing just that. I hiked a pretty fair portion of the Appalachian Trial. I miss it. I miss the forests. The long trails. The smell of pine. The sight of deer. The hours spent walking in the crisp serenity of the wooded foothill and the subtle...
    HumanKnownAsVictor HumanKnownAsVictor 18-21, M Mar 31

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    Hiking The A.t. In Spring Of 2013.

    Starting out in early March I'm making my attempts of hiking the Appalachian Trail with my dog. It's a trip that's been in the works for 5 years now, and I've finally crossed the line to go for it. My plan is to set out on the 4th of March 2013. I'm not setting myself for any...
    Kurt617 Kurt617 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2012

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    I Want To Hike A Small Portion Of The App Trail After Graduation On May 12th... Any Takers?

    I have a dream of hiking the whole trail but because of life circumstances .. Job... I can only go for about a week. If anyone is interested in getting a group together let me know (:
    treewithroots treewithroots 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Hiking The A.t.

    Hi! I am interested in hiking the AT also! I am new to this website so I don't know exactly how it works but am def interested in finding new friends to hike with starting in GA on at AT....thanks! bev
    Bevy1969 Bevy1969 61-65, F 4 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    Hi,my name is Jimi ,

    and I've been prepping to hike the whole AT(appalachian trail). I'd rather have a hiking buddy to go with. I am 25.It doesn't matter if you are a girl or guy, and it doesn't matter what your age is, just as long as your serious about hiking the whole trail. I'm wanting to leave...
    QuOnTuM QuOnTuM 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    A Pact.

    My brother took a year off college and hiked the entire trail--over 2000 miles. I was in elementary school at the time and quite jealous of this massive excursion of his. My best friend and I made a pact that one day we'd hike it too. I'd settle for hiking at least part of it...
    wonderlust wonderlust 26-30, F 13 Responses Nov 2, 2007

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    I Don't Know When....

    But I want to hike the trail (or at least a piece of it!) some day. It's definitely on my bucket list.
    ThatsJustMarvelous ThatsJustMarvelous 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    Goin' For A Little Walk...

    I'm planning on setting out on the A.T. this spring, sometime around the 15th of March. Hoping to complete a thru-hike, but in reality I'll go as far as I can. I've done a fair share of the Pacific Crest Trail (about 1000 miles worth), as well as sections of the Ouachita and...
    xaf208 xaf208 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    Nomadic Life

    iam looking for people who want to hike the at . I also want hike the amarican discovery trail from coast to coast. anyone interested starting in the feb or march 2012
    dc367 dc367 41-45 Jan 13, 2012

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    At Hike

    Going to hike the AT starting in march. Im getting very excited, but I am wondering how I can get in touch with anybody else who is going to do it.
    masjarko masjarko 22-25 3 Responses Jan 16, 2011

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    Starting The At Weekend Of 4/13 In Ga

    Hi - I am flying from Cincinnati to ATL on 4/13 to begin my hike. Hiking the AT has been on my mind for the past 5 years. I just had knee surgery on 1/13 and am looking forward to the challenge! Is anyone else starting that weekend?
    bayoubyme bayoubyme 36-40 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    We All Hike Our Own Hike

    We all have our own reasons why we want to thru hike the Appalachian Trail.  For me I hve always wanted to hike the trail since my father told me about it when I was a kid.  I have spent six months in Himalayan Mountains and have ten years of military experience; no worries Im...
    Jake0331 Jake0331 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2011

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    Don't think I will be able to dedicate

    that big of a block of time. Until then I will just enjoy short sections.
    in2mec in2mec 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2013

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    Finally Ready To Partake In This Incredible Journey! Who'S Coming Along?

    Hey, all. My name's Katie. I've always been incredibly drawn to the mountains, but I grew up on the beach with a family who didn't exactly share my love of the outdoors. I've always dreamed of hiking the Appalachian Trail, and don't see any reason to put it off any longer. The...
    katiebird7 katiebird7 18-21, F 6 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Hiking Beginning In Ga The First Week In July

    My hiking buddy bailed on me so now I am trying to find someone else to hike with.  Let me know if you want to  come!
    LindseyPoo LindseyPoo 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    Moosejaw Hiking Gear Coupon Code

    Hey guys just bought some hiking gear from Moosejaw website and used a 10% OFF coupon code that worked Moosejaw Coupon Code = STYLE type the code in at the websites check out for the 10% off the total purchase price plus it added Free shipping on my purchases. it said this...
    chanelc707 chanelc707 26-30, F Sep 24, 2013

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    Can I Do This?

    The idea about hiking the A.T. came to me about ten years ago. What with adjusting to a move around the country, I forgot it until a couple of nights ago. Then, a friend brought the hiking thing back to my mind. Since then, I've begun researching on what to do, how to do it and...
    bzackbear8 bzackbear8 51-55 3 Responses May 22, 2009

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    Thru-hike 2013

    I am looking to form a group for a hike starting in May 2013. I am in Denver, CO and am interested in anyone and everyones advice and suggestions. Thanks all.
    JGorski JGorski 26-30, M 4 Responses May 7, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Not so sure about meeting bears along the trek
    udontknowjack udontknowjack 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I love going for solo hikes in the fall. My ideal vacation is spending time on trail with my camera and someone I love.
    Aly00cat Aly00cat 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I have hiked up to elevations above ten thousand feet in one day. I also have had encountered wild moose while on those hiking trails.
    xft56rse xft56rse 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Vamptacos Vamptacos 18-21, M Jul 7

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    Have been wanting to do this hike for a couple of years. Maybe next year is my year.
    crazynam321 crazynam321 36-40, M Jun 25

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    I enjoy literally everything. I have too many hobbies to possibly get to them all. I want to go do and see anything and everything. Everything has the capacity to fascinate me. I...
    RedRhyno RedRhyno 18-21, M 2 Responses