Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers September 2016

August/September has brought more summits of Katahdin.  Time is running out for the remaining NOBOs to make it before officials shut down the climb to Katahdin.  Will they make it?  Will the SOBOs make it to Springer before the end of the year?  Will our Flip Flopper complete her northbound track back to Shenandoah National Park to finish her thru hike?

This will be the last monthly update I do until the end of the year.  Don’t worry, I will be back in full force for a year end blow out update that includes other hiking trails.  If only I can transfer the idea in my head to this blog.

Without further ado, I present September on the AT!



Completed Thru Hikes

The Real Hiking Viking –  SOBO winter hike.

Ryan Johnson –  Started February 27th.  Finished July 1st.

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

Follow Bigfoot – Started late April and finished in 100 days as planned.

Jacob Downing – Started February 27th.  Finished August 3rd.

Mitch Lenington – Started February 27th.  Finished August 7th.

Josh –  Started mid March.  Finished mid August?

Yamaneko Hikes –   Started early April.  Finished August 16th.


Currently on the Trail


Michael Bard – SOBO.  West Carry Pond.  Started early July.

Alan Craig –   Trail location:  Rangeley, ME.  Started early April.

Harper’s Tarry – Trail location:  Made it to Maine.  Started mid April.

Craig M – Trail location: Crawford Notch. Started early March.

UnderWanderingStars – SOBO.  Trail location:  Mount Washington.  Started early June.  It’s been a month since his last update.

Simon and Sarah Hewitt – Trail location:  Hiked over Bald Plate Mountain.  Started mid April.

coleregulates – SOBO.  Trail location:  Pawling, NY.  Started early July.

Chris Berry – Trail location:  NY/NJ border.  Started late April.

Not From Around Here – Trail location:  Hot Springs.  Started late April.

Janel Healy – Trail location:  She summited Katahdin and flopped down to Georgia.  Posted from Clingmans Dome.  Started May 7th.  Flip flopper that started in Shenandoah National Park.

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.  Just posted a video of the Connecticut section.

Carl Graves – Made it near Mount Rogers.

Paul Wetzel – Made it to Hot Springs.

Kala Jennings – Made it just past Beauty Spot.

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

Michael Scibelli – Made it through the Smokies.

TheChippyskut – Made it near the VA line.

Madelyn Ferguson – Made it just past Damascus, VA.

Daniel Schooley – Made it into VA.

Sean Alexander – Made it past McAfee Knob.

Shutterbug ontheAT – Made it to Tinker Cliffs.

Smilin’ Don’s AT Thru-Hike 2016 – Knee issues forced him off the trail.  Made it to Reeds Gap.

wolvraid37np – Made it to Buena Vista, VA.

Eric Lutz – He is posting video from earlier.  Made it to the Shenandoahs.

Benjamin Moster – Made it to Front Royal, VA.

Josiah Gummeson – Made it to Pen Mar County Park.

Tom Willard – Made it to the Pochuck Boardwalk.  After starting at Springer and hiking to Franklin, NC he flip flopped to Harpers Ferry.

Greg Gardner – Made it into Connecticut after starting in Harpers Ferry.

Tonic of Life – SOBO.  Decided to go home due to family matters.  Made it over the Kennebec River.

Glenn and Virginia Mencer – Made it to Crawford Notch from Waynesboro, VA. Flip Flop Hikers.


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

Happy hiking until the end of the year update!

3 thoughts on “Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers September 2016

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  1. Found a SOBO that has one posted multiple videos and two has claimed to have completed the entire trail, . Clayton’s most impressive feat was that he started his SOBO by going north from Monsoon, thus qualifying as thru hiker in the eyes of Baxter SP. His more recent video was from Massachusetts, but promises to post the rest. All things said, he seems to be class of the this year’s SOBO class.

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