Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers July 2016

It has been a wild ride since the June update.  We had our first NOBOs summit Katahdin.  Familiar faces we thought would make it there decided to leave the trail.  We are starting to see the first videos from SOBOs just starting out.  Buckle up and keep your arms inside as you peruse the July update!


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Completed Thru Hikes

The Real Hiking Viking –  SOBO winter hike.

Ryan Johnson –  Started February 27th.  Finished July 1st.  He has started posting post hike gear review videos.

Alpenglow –  Started March 17th.  Finished July 5th.


Currently on the Trail

Tonic of Life – SOBO.  Trail location:  Horseshoe Canyon Lean-to.  Started mid June.

coleregulates – SOBO.  Trail location:  Caratunk, ME.  Started early July.

Michael Bard – SOBO.  Trail location:  Rainbow Ledges.  Started early July.  He appears in coleregulates video in Caratunk.

Josh –  Trail location:  Made it through the “hardest mile” on the AT.  Started mid March.

UnderWanderingStars – SOBO.  Trail location:  Goreham, NH.  Started early June.

Follow Bigfoot – Trail location:  Gorham, NH.  Started late April.  He appears in Craig M’s Days 118-121 video.

Jacob Downing – Trail location: Lincoln, NH. Started late February.  Hiking with Mitch Lenington.

Mitch Lenington – Trail location: Lincoln, NH.  Started late February. Hiking with Jacob Downing.

Craig M – Trail location: Made it into Massachusetts. Started early March.

Glenn and Virginia Mencer – Trail location:  Last posted a month ago from Mount Everett.  Started mid April.  Flip Flop Hikers.

Janel Healy – Trail location:  Going through Connecticut.  Started early May.  Flip flopper that started in Shenandoah National Park.

Greg Gardner – Trail location:  Last posted a month ago after crossing into Connecticut.  Started early May.  Flip flopper that started in Harpers Ferry.

Harper’s Tarry – Trail location:  Bear Mountain, NY.  Started mid April.  They are skipping some miles in PA to try to get to Katahdin before it closes for the season then finishing the sections they missed.

Tom Willard – Trail location:  Last posted a month ago after walking the Pochuck Boardwalk.  Started mid May.  After starting at Springer and hiking to Franklin, NC he flip flopped to Harpers Ferry.

Yamaneko Hikes –   Trail location:  Crossed into New Jersey.  Started early April.

Simon and Sarah Hewitt – Trail location:  Polished off the half gallon challenge at Pine Grove Furnace.  Started mid April.

Alan Craig –   Trail location:  Crossed over the Mason Dixon line and into PA.  Started early April.

Josiah Gummeson – Trail location: Has not posted in a month.  Last posted from Pen Mar County Park. Started late March.

Benjamin Moster – Trail location:  Not posted in a month.  Last update near Front Royal, VA.  Started early April.

Eric Lutz – Trail location:  Posting videos from early June.  The videos show him a day out from Waynesboro, VA.  Started late February.

wolvraid37np – Trail location:  Not posted in a month.  Last updated from Buena Vista, VA.  Started late March.

Smilin’ Don’s AT Thru-Hike 2016 – Trail location: Thunder Ridge, VA.  Started late March.

Chris Berry – Trail location:  Daleville, VA.  Started late April.

Shutterbug ontheAT – Trail location: No updates this month.  Last video was from Tinker Cliffs. Started late March.

Sean Alexander – Trail location: McAfee Knob. Started early April.

Daniel Schooley – Trail location:  Not posted in a month.  Last sighting, he crossed into VA.  Started late April.

Madelyn Ferguson – Trail location: Recently posted a video from Trail Days in May.  Just past Damascus, VA. Started mid March.  Sounds like Joe will be finishing the hike solo.

TheChippyskut – Trail location:  No updates in the past month.  Was nearing the VA state line.  Started late April.

Not From Around Here – Trail location:  Mollies Ridge Shelter in the Smokies.  Started late April.

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.

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 blog is HERE

Highlander58 – Made it to Kent, CT.  Posted a video about why his thru hike is over.

Steve Walker – Made it into Shenandoah National Park.  Left us with his backstory and an emotional farewell from the trail, for now.

Hike & Tell – Made it to Punchbowl Shelter.

SamBunnell – Made it to Boiling Springs, PA.

Steven Lesage –  Made it to the 1,000 mile mark.

Robbie Watts – Made it to Marion, VA.

Carl Graves – Made it near Mount Rogers.

Paul Wetzel – Made it to Hot Springs.  Was having computer issues a couple months ago.  Last posted a month ago of footage from the start of his hike.

Kala Jennings – Made it just past Beauty Spot.

gone 2b wild – Made it past Standing Bear Hostel.

Michael Scibelli – Made it through the Smokies.

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

Happy hiking until the August update!

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