2016 Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers June

As the temperature outside starts to heat up the list of hikers no longer on the trail begins to grow.  Some hikers have gone MIA.  They have not posted in a month.  Also, flip flop hikers begin to make their appearance on the trail in YouTube land.  Enjoy the update for June!

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Currently on the Trail

Ryan Johnson – Trail location: Mount Moriah.  Started late February.

Alpenglow – Trail location: Crossed into New Hampshire. Started mid March.

Josh –  Trail location:  Lost Pond near Killington, VT.  Started mid March.

Jacob Downing – Trail location: Adams, MA. Started late February.  Hiking with Mitch Lenington.

Mitch Lenington – Trail location: Last video from Great Barrington, MA.  Started late February. Hiking with Jacob Downing.

Glenn and Virginia Mencer – Trail location:  Mount Everett.  Started mid April.  Flip Flop Hikers.

NEW Greg Gardner – Trail location:  Crossing into Connecticut.  Started early May.  Flip flopper that started in Harpers Ferry.

NEW Tom Willard – Trail location:  Walked the Pochuck Boardwalk.  Started mid May.  After starting at Springer and hiking to Franklin, NC he flip flopped to Harpers Ferry.

NEW Janel Healy – Trail location:  Delaware Water Gap.  Started early May.  Flip flopper that started in Shenandoah National Park.

Highlander58 – Trail location: Port Clinton, PA. Started early March.

Follow Bigfoot – Trail location:  Carlisle, PA.  Started late April.

Craig M – Trail location: Boiling Springs, PA. Started early March.

Josiah Gummeson – Trail location: Pen Mar County Park. Started late March.

SamBunnell – Trail location: Harpers Ferry. Started mid March.

Steven Lesage – Trail location: Made it to the 1,000 mile mark. Started early March.

Yamaneko Hikes –   Trail location:  Finished a ride on the Rollercoaster.  Started early April.

Benjamin Moster – Trail location:  Near Front Royal, VA.  Started early April.

Simon and Sarah Hewitt – Trail location:  Starting Shenandoah National Park.  Started mid April.

Steve Walker – Trail location: Waynesboro, VA. Started early March.

wolvraid37np – Trail location:  Buena Vista, VA.  Started late March.

Hike & Tell – Trail location: Daleville, VA. Started early April.

Shutterbug ontheAT – Trail location: Tinker Cliffs. Started late March.

Harper’s Tarry – Trail location:  Four Pines Hostel.  Started mid April.

Alan Craig –   Trail location:  Rolling into Pearisburg, VA.  Started early April.

Sean Alexander – Trail location: Bland, VA. Started early April.

Robbie Watts – Trail location: He has not posted in a month.  Last post was from Marion, VA. Started late February.

Chris Berry – Trail location:  Grayson Highlands.  Started late April.

Carl Graves – Trail location: Near Mount Rogers. Started mid February.   Last video was a month ago.

Madelyn Ferguson – Trail location: Just past Damascus, VA. Started mid March.

Daniel Schooley – Trail location:  Crossed into VA.  Started late April.

Smilin’ Don’s AT Thru-Hike 2016 – Trail location:  Davis Hollow.  Started late March.

Kala Jennings – Trail location: Just past Beauty Spot. Has not posted in a month.  Started early April.

gone 2b wild – Trail location:  Past Standing Bear Hostel.  Has not posted in a month.  Started mid March.

Paul Wetzel – Trail location:  Was having computer issues a couple months ago.  Last posted a month ago of footage from the start of his hike. Started late February.

Michael Scibelli – Trail location: Last posted from the Smokies. Has not posted in a month.  Started mid March.

Not From Around Here – Trail location:  Near Fontana Dam.  Started late April.

NEW TheChippyskut – Trail location:  Nearing the VA state line.  Started late April.

Completed Thru Hikes

The Real Hiking Viking –  SOBO winter hike.


Hikers that are no longer on the trail

Jeb 11BWanderer – Made it to Cheoah Bald.

Roy Kline – Made it to Plumorchard Gap Shelter.

New2theWild – Made it to Dicks Creek Gap.

Casey Cazeaux – Made it to the NOC.

Riley’s Retirement-Road – Made it into NC.

Cindy Jane – Made it to Tesnatee Gap.

Fred Beck – Made it to Erwin, TN.

David Smith – Made it to mile 635.

Phollowing Phil –  Made it around 600 miles.  Left to pursue a job and missionary opportunities.

Eric Lutz – Made it to mile 670.

Rooster AT Hike –  Made it to Damascus, VA.

Walking North – Made it to Stecoah Gap.

Leland Kolson – Made it to the GA\NC state line.

ccvanoor4542 – Made it to the GA/NC state line.

Joey and Meg – Made it to Neels Gap.

John Dolores – Made it to McAfees Knob.  A link to his recently updated blog is HERE

Special thank you to Loner2012AT for supplying the thumbnail image for the YouTube video.

Happy hiking until July.

4 thoughts on “2016 Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers June

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  1. As I was running out of thru hiking videos, of the NOBO variety to watch, though it might be amusing to search for SOBO’s. Found three who have posted videos from the trail. Unless your name is Joe Brewer, or Will Wood, pre-hike gear reviews don’t mean much to me. The three are: Michael Bard, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaqgSGEt-fPHRmvxg7FHghQ; Tonic of Life, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0kifYrD0RgKYs35xg4HE9w and Under Wandering Stars, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZLKQ3BJJTeRbVcdBSgF90Q. To pick three categories, backpacking ability, videography and sense of humor, I give positive grades to all three in the last category.


  2. Comments galore!

    Ryno spotted on Katahdin. Ryan Johnson, the “Gator” Miller of the ’16 class, has gone the distance. It is hard for to tell where Alpenglow is but suspect he has summitted or will soon.

    Good hikers with quality channels gone off the trail. Steve Walker b/k/a Big Bird; Highlander58 and Hike and Tell post exit videos and leave the trail with class. Sorry to see them leave, but they left in style.

    The domestic contingent, we have the four M’s, Craig M. and Yamaneko both from Manhattan and the boys from Mississippi, Skittles and Dutch. Is Yamaneko the best dressed hiker on the trail and the female most likely to finish?

    Big Foot does big miles, but can he do it in a hundred days?

    Looking for some more hikers to follow.


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