Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers May 2017

In this update there are hikers leaving the trail, leaving the country and battling sickness.  We also see old friends reappear, like magic.  This update is brought to you by the state with the most AT miles, Virginia.

We have 56 hikers on the trail in this update!  See where your favorite hiker is, find a new hiker to follow and check out the maps!

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Currently on the Trail

Spencer King – Made it to Minerva Hinchey Shelter.  Started February 20th.

Early_Riser_71 – Made it to Rutland, VT.  Started February 16th.

Greeter’s 2017 Thru-Hike – Made it to Lee, MA.  Flip Flop hiker.  Started late March.

Steve Walker – Nearing Palmerton, PA.  Flip-flop hiker.  Started April 1st from Shenandoah National Park.

Weather Girl Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker 2017 – Made it to the Pulpit in PA.  Started early/mid March.

Bill McGovern – Made it to the Rausch Gap Shelter.  Started March 4th.

Bethany Varner – Made it to Maryland/Pennsylvania border.  Started early March.

reddmage – Made it just past Harpers Ferry.  Started early February.

ChrisHikesTheAT – Made it to Harpers Ferry.  Started late February.

Saratoga on the AT 2017 – Made it near Harpers Ferry.  Started late February.

The Wild Wild Walkz Inc. – Made it on the roller coaster at the VA-WVA border.  Started mid January.

BR Up The Trail – Made it past Waynesboro, VA.  Started March 24th.

Matt Radford – Made it to Waynesboro, VA.  Started March 5th.

BrianSal93 – Made it near Rock Fish Gap, VA.  Started mid February.

Steve Pekarskiy – Made it to Glasgow, VA.  Started mid/late February.

Crazy Tree – Made it to Laurel Creek Shelter.  Started February 4th.

Hop Along Johnny – Close to Pearisburg, VA.  Started early March.

Lawrence Wild – Made it to Pearisburg, VA.  Started March 6th.

Kenji Takes a Hike – Made it to Buchanan, VA.  Started late February.

Joel Wanders – Made it to Angels Rest Hostel.  Flip Flop hiker.  Started March 16th from Hot Springs, NC.

Walking with Mountain Goat – Made it to Woods Hole Hostel.  Started early March

Growler on the AT / Walking Toward Paradise – Made it to Atkins, VA.  Started mid March.

Jennifer Giddens – Crossed the 500 mark.  Started late March.

tim t – Made it to Marion, VA.  Started February 26th.

Goin’ Walkabout – Made it to Marion, VA.  Started February 20th.

Michael Thorpe Hugs – Made it to Grayson Highlands.  Started mid/late February.

Tylers ATHike – Made it to Grayson Highlands.  Started early March.

Coys gonewalkabout – Made it to past Damascus.  Started early/mid March.

JourneyBerg – Made it past Damascus.  Started late March.

Th3 Amat3urs – Made it to Damascus.  Started February 19th.

Jay’s on the Trail – Made it to Damascus.  Started mid March.

Tin Cup Outdoors – Made it to Damascus.  Started early March.

Appalachian Trail Tales – Nearing the TN/VA state line.  Started March 22nd.

adventure frog – Made it to Watauga Dam.  Started mid March.

Nerdhiker – Made it past Overmountain Shelter.  Started March 25th.

scottman187 – Made it to Erwin.  Started February 26th.

Graham’s GA•ME – Made it to Erwin, TN.  Started March 17th.

Yay Adventures – Made it to Erwin, TN.  Started late March.

White Blazed – Made it to Erwin.  Started late March.

Jim McNelis – Made it to Erwin.  Started early March.

ChrisGoesOutdoors – Made it to Erwin.  Started early April.

twotentsdown – Closing in on 300 miles.  Started late March.

marymk94 – Made it to Hot Springs.  Started early March.

The Blackalachian – Made it to Hot Springs.  Started mid April.

Dirtbag Adventures – Made it into the Smokies. Started late February.

Trail Chasing Tales – Made it into the Smokies.  Started early/mid March.  Not posted in a month.

Roaming Gnome – Made it into the Smokies.  Started March 13th.

Taylor Carter – Made it to Gatlinburg.  Started March 5th.

Eddie Cerrone – Made it to Fontana Dam.  Started March 15th.

Tom Willard – Made it to Fontana Dam.  Started early April.

Carissa Murillo – Made it to Stecoah Gap.  Started mid/late April.

Jaybelle and M – Made it past Derrick Knob Shelter. Started March 1st.

11Series Hiking – Made it to Franklin.  Started mid March.

Mid-Life Hikers – Made it to Dick’s Creek.  Started mid March.

Gary Hikes – Made it to Neels Gap.  Started mid March.  Has not posted in a month.

Moose on the Trail – Made it to Neels Gap.  Started mid March.  Has not posted in a month.

 

Hikers that are no longer on the trail

MTMike – Made it to Franklin, NC.  Started early March.

Big Red On The Road – Made it to Winding Stair Gap.  Started February 20th.  Has not posted in 2 months.

Broken Arrow – Made it to Neels Gap.  Started mid/late February.  Has not posted in 2 months.

Kiwi Wandering USA – Made it to Jennings Creek in VA.  Started January 29th.

Hiker Feet – Made it to Hot Springs.  Started February 25th.

2floridasoles – Made it past Tri-corner Knob Shelter.  Started March 8th.

 

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

Happy hiking until the next update!

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