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    The Appalachian trail is but a 90 second drive from my house. It's not uncommon to see hikers crossing the road; sometimes you'll see them hiking into town for food/drink/ect.

    Back in the late 1970's I did the trail up in the White Mountains in New Hampshire; spent almost 3 weeks on the trail; great experience but today all i'd be good for was a day trip at my own pace.
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    It's so sad, that is what it is like for so many. They are trapped in a cement prison totally cut off from nature. I don't know for me it feels like we were meant to be in nature. It makes something happen in your heart, something comes alive. It doesn't matter where as long as it is out in nature, be it sitting on the edge of the Ocean feeling the waves crash towards the shore, or breathing among the pines. It just feels like that's where we were meant to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamewell45 View Post
    The Appalachian trail is but a 90 second drive from my house. It's not uncommon to see hikers crossing the road; sometimes you'll see them hiking into town for food/drink/ect.

    Back in the late 1970's I did the trail up in the White Mountains in New Hampshire; spent almost 3 weeks on the trail; great experience but today all i'd be good for was a day trip at my own pace.
    That is so awesome Gamewell. That must have been such an amazing experience. So you can do day hikes on the Appalachian, that is great!!! I watched a few vids on the Appalachian trail. The hikers say it is a 6 month hike. That is no joke. But there are plenty of day hikes on that trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    That is so awesome Gamewell. That must have been such an amazing experience. So you can do day hikes on the Appalachian, that is great!!! I watched a few vids on the Appalachian trail. The hikers say it is a 6 month hike. That is no joke. But there are plenty of day hikes on that trail.

    Yes it was an awesome experience to say the least; you can hike the trail from Maine to Georgia and as you mentioned it normally takes around six months to complete it if you stick to it every day.

    You really have to be in shape if you are going to traverse the trail the entire distance; usually 2 or 3 times per year we (vol. fire dept rescue) have to go on the trail and help the forest rangers remove someone who's injured themselves or had a heart attack.
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    I once hiked from one side of the Appalachian Trail to the other. It was in Hot Springs NC where the trail crosses highway 25/70 which is on its way to Asheville NC. It was exhausting to say the least.


    By the way, this website takes up more room than does Hot Springs! The 106 Bridge Street shown on the map is Highway 25/70 and just to the east of it is the Trail.

    https://www.hotspringsnc.org/
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbforrest45 View Post
    I once hiked from one side of the Appalachian Trail to the other. It was in Hot Springs NC where the trail crosses highway 25/70 which is on its way to Asheville NC. It was exhausting to say the least.


    By the way, this website takes up more room than does Hot Springs! The 106 Bridge Street shown on the map is Highway 25/70 and just to the east of it is the Trail.

    https://www.hotspringsnc.org/
    That's awesome!!! Did it take you the whole 6 months? What month did you start in? I am wondering if that overlaps into winter snows for some of the hike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    That's awesome!!! Did it take you the whole 6 months? What month did you start in? I am wondering if that overlaps into winter snows for some of the hike?

    Re-read my post. I did not say I hiked from one end to the other. I said I hiked one side to the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanbforrest45 View Post
    Re-read my post. I did not say I hiked from one end to the other. I said I hiked one side to the other.
    My bad. I can see how it must have been exhausting then, Lol. I thought you were a thru hiker, my bad......

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    Here is another really well done hike in Glacier National Park, by "The Duthchmen". They also have tons more vids, here is thier channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOk...vItHCDQAJljqUA The quality is superb.

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    Hiking 80 Miles Alone on the Torres Del Paine Trail in Chile (Video of hike ends 15:13)

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