I walked a portion of the AT this past summer. From Amaciola Falls, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine. I would say that section is about - 2194.6 miles. I thought it was going to kill me. I do not have any comprehension about how an 82 year old woman (or a five year old child for that matter) can follow the trail faithfully and accomplish it. I am going to go against my better judgment and put a link to my webpage which has pictures from the trail. Anyone who has any experience on the trail might find this interesting. If you click on a picture there’s always a description of the picture at the bottom. Anyone who likes spectacular views, might appreciate some of the photos.
2022 Appalacian Trail Thru Hike
I already shared one story from the trail that happened early on with this board, but will mention it again for those who missed it. I was walking down a hill and I stepped into a ravine and took a header into the ravine which was mostly sharp jagged rocks. I was laying there cut and bruised. I had scrapes and cuts over my entire body. My trail name almost became “road rash” because of this fall. My son saw what happened and was laughing. I looked at him with disgust, questioning why he was laughing after such a horrendous fall. He said, “ I do not know if you know where you are, but you just fell down a hill called Old Rocky Top.” I was like, “Great, a UConn graduate getting his ass kicked by good old Rocky Top, Tennessee.” For the record, it is on the Appalachian Trail because I verified it.