Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers July 2017

In this update we move hikers up to the completed thru hikes list and a lot of hikers down to the off trail list.  As the summer heats up we see a lot of snakes, wildlife and cameos from old friends.  Congratulations to those that have finished their journey!!!

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Completed Thru Hikes

Spencer King – Completed his thru hike.  Started February 20th.

Early_Riser_71 – Completed his thru hike.  Started February 16th.

Bill McGovern – Completed his thru hike.  Started March 4th.

Bethany Varner – Completed her thru hike.  Started early March.

Steve Pekarskiy – Completed his thru hike.  Started mid/late February.

BrianSal93 – Completed his thru hike.  Started mid February.

 

Currently on the Trail

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

Saratoga on the AT 2017 – Made it to Monson, ME.  Started late February.

Meg Greenlee – Made it to Bald Pate Mountain, ME.  SOBO.  Started late June.

reddmage – Made it to Crawford Notch.  Started early February.

Hop Along Johnny – Past Great Barrington, MA.  Started early March.

ChrisHikesTheAT – Made it to Great Barrington, MA.  Started late February.

Larry McCoy – Made it past the Dover Oak and into MA.  Not sure when he started.

Joel Wanders – Made it to West Mountain Shelter.  Flip Flop hiker.  Started March 16th from Hot Springs, NC.

scottman187 – Comment on his last video puts him in Fort Montgomery, NY.  Started February 26th.

Matt Radford – Made it past Bear Mountain (on bridge).  Started March 5th.

Appalachian Trail Tales – Made it to Warwick, NY.  Started March 22nd.

twotentsdown – Made it to Knife Edge near Palmerton, PA.  Started late March.

Crazy Tree – Made it to 501 shelter.  Started February 4th.

ChrisGoesOutdoors – Made it to Peters Mountain shelter.  Started early April.

Walking with Mountain Goat (Joshua Lindsey) – Made it to Duncannon, PA.  Started early March.

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

Yay Adventures – Made it to Carlisle, VA.  Started late March.

adventure frog – Made it to the Mason Dixon line.  Started mid March.

Growler on the AT / Walking Toward Paradise – Made it to Harpers Ferry.  Started mid March.

JourneyBerg – Made it to Bears Den Hostel.  Started late March.

Jaybelle and M – Made it to Luray, VA. Started March 1st.

The Blackalachian – Jumping snakes on the trail close to Pinefield Gap shelter.  Started mid April.

11Series Hiking – Made it to Waynesboro, VA.  Started mid March.

Roaming Gnome – Made it to the 1/4 way sign.  Started March 13th.

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

Tin Cup Outdoors – Made it past Pearisburg, VA.  Started early March.

Gin·Gin Amelia Klos – Chestnut Ridge, VA.  Started April 4th.

Carissa Murillo – Made it to Laurel Fork Falls.  Started mid/late April.

 

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.

Gary Hikes – Made it to Neels Gap.  Started mid March.

Moose on the Trail – Made it to Neels Gap.  Started mid March.

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.

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

Steve Walker – Made it past Wildcat Shelter.  Flip-flop hiker.  Started April 1st from Shenandoah National Park.

Weather Girl Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker 2017 – Made it to Burkes Garden, VA.  Started early/mid March.

Lawrence Wild – Made it to Harper Ferry.  Started March 6th.

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

Jennifer Giddens – Crossed the 556 mile 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 McAfee Knob.  Started mid/late February.

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

Coys gonewalkabout – Made it to Grassy Bald.  Started early/mid March.

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

Nerdhiker – Made it past Grayson Highlands.  Started March 25th.

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

Jim McNelis – Made it to mile 620.  Started early March.

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

Trail Chasing Tales – Made it into the Smokies.  Started early/mid March.

Taylor Carter – Made it to Standing Bear Farm.  Started March 5th.

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

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

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

marymk94 – Plans to get back on the trail and flip flop.  Started early March.

BR Up The Trail – Made it to Salisbury, CT.  Started March 24th.

 

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

Happy hiking until the next update!

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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!

Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers March 2017

I am back for another year!  The updates from those on the trail are coming in hot and heavy right now.  Check out where your favorite hiker is, find a new hiker to follow and check out the maps!

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Currently on the Trail

Greeter’s 2017 Thru-Hike – Made it to Thornton Gap.  Flip Flop hiker.  Started late March.

The Wild Wild Walkz Inc. – Made it to Pinefield Hut in the Shenandoahs.  Started mid January.

Early_Riser_71 – Made it to Hog Camp Gap.  Started February 16th.

reddmage – Made it to Pearisburg.  Started early February.

Bethany Varner – Made it to Atkins, VA.  Started early March.

BrianSal93 – Made it to Atkins, VA.  Started mid February.

Kiwi Wandering USA – Made it to Marion, VA.  Started January 29th.

Spencer King – Made it to Damascus, VA.  Started February 20th.

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

Saratoga on the AT 2017 – Made it into VA.  Started late February.

Michael Thorpe Hugs – Made it to Erwin, TN.  Started mid/late February.

ChrisHikesTheAT – Made it to Hampton.  Started late February.

Joel Wanders – Made it just past Laurel Fork .  Flip Flop hiker.  Started March 16th from Hot Springs, NC.

Crazy Tree – Made it to Hughes Gap.  Started February 4th.

Bill McGovern – Made it to Hogback Ridge Shelter.  Started March 4th.

Th3 Amat3urs – Made it to the end of the Smokies.  Started February 19th.

Hiker Feet – Made it to Gatlinburg.  Started February 25th.

Tylers ATHike – Made it to Fontana Dam.  Started early March.

2floridasoles – Made it to Fontana Village.  Started March 8th.

Jaybelle and M – Made it to the Smokies. Started March 1st.

scottman187 – Made it to Cody Gap.  Started February 26th.

Weather Girl Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker 2017 – Made it to Locust Cove Gap.  Started early/mid March.

Dirtbag Adventures – Made it to the NOC. Started late February.

Tin Cup Outdoors – Made it to the NOC.  Started early March.

Hop Along Johnny – Made it to the NOC.  Started early March.

Jay’s on the Trail – Made it close to Franklin, NC.  Started mid March.

Big Red On The Road – Made it to Winding Stair Gap.  Started February 20th.

Growler on the AT / Walking Toward Paradise – Made it to Winding Stair Gap.  Started mid March.

Taylor Carter – Made it to Rock Gap, NC.  Started March 5th.

11Series Hiking – Made it to Carter Gap.  Started mid March.

Trail Chasing Tales – Made it into NC.  Started early/mid March.

Roaming Gnome – Made it to GA/NC line.  Started March 13th.

Graham’s GA•ME – Made it to Dick’s Creek Gap.  Started March 17th.

Broken Arrow – Made it to Neels Gap.  Started mid/late February.

marymk94 – Made it to Neels Gap.  Started early March.

Gary Hikes – Made it to Neels Gap.  Started mid March.

Moose on the Trail – Made it to Neels Gap.  Started mid March.

Yay Adventures – Made it to Neels Gap.  Started late March.

Check out a video from flatbrokeoutside of the 2017 thru hiker channels he found.

 

Hikers that are no longer on the trail

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

 

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

Happy hiking until the next update!

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!

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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!

Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers August 2016

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Check out the August update below!

We have more NOBOs completing the trail this month.  SOBOs are touring the New England states.  Some hikers we have not heard from in a while have posted videos.  I moved a lot of hikers who had not posted in a while to the no longer on the trail section.

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.

Josh –  Started mid March.  Finished mid August?

 

Currently on the Trail

Janel Healy – Trail location:  Crossed the Kennebec River.  Started early May.  Flip flopper that started in Shenandoah National Park.

Michael Bard – SOBO.  Trail location:  Stratton, ME.  Started early July.

Mitch Lenington – Trail location: Stratton, ME.  Started late February.

UnderWanderingStars – SOBO.  Trail location:  Mount Washington.  Started early June.

Glenn and Virginia Mencer – Trail location:  Franconia Ridge.  Started mid April.  Flip Flop Hikers.

Craig M – Trail location: Entering the White Mountains. Started early March.

coleregulates – SOBO.  Trail location:  Hanover, NH.  Started early July.

Simon and Sarah Hewitt – Trail location:  Manchester, VT.  Started mid April.

Alan Craig –   Trail location:  Hiked into Williamstown, MA.  Started early April.

Yamaneko Hikes –   Trail location:  Mount Everett, MA.  Started early April.

Harper’s Tarry – Trail location:  Mount Easter, CT.  Started mid April.

Chris Berry – Trail location:  Pennsylvania and the Mason-Dixon Line.  Started late April.

Not From Around Here – Trail location:  Cosby Knob 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.  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.

 

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

Happy hiking until the September update!

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!

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.

2016 Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers May

So we have a few months under our belts of watching this year’s class of hikers share their journey.  Whose updates are you watching your subscription feed for in anticipation?  Why are they your top choices?  Let’s get some discussion going.  Comment below with your top 3 channels and let’s see who is drawing us in to their adventure.

Did I miss a channel?  Don’t be shy, leave me a comment so I can include it next time.

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Currently on the Trail

Ryan Johnson – Trail location: Bear Mountain.  He took a side trip to NYC and back home to walk in his graduation.  Started late February.

NEW Josh –  Trail location:  Port Clinton, PA.  Started mid March.

NEW Glenn and Virginia Mencer – Trail location:  Duncannon, PA.  Started mid April.  Flip Flop Hikers.

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

NEW Phollowing Phil –  Trail location:  Northern VA.  Started mid March.  He has some big decisions coming up regarding staying on the trail or pursuing other opportunities.

Jacob Downing – Trail location: Front Royal, VA. Started late February.  Hiking with Mitch Lenington.

Mitch Lenington – Trail location: Front Royal, VA. Started late February. Hiking with Jacob Downing.

Steven Lesage – Trail location: Crabtree Falls. Started early March.

Highlander58 – Trail location: Daleville, VA. Started early March.

Craig M – Trail location: Near Glasgow, VA. Started early March.  Is he going to Trail Days?  We will find out soon.

SamBunnell – Trail location: Hay Rock. Started mid March.

Josiah Gummeson – Trail location: Pearisburg, VA. Started late March.

David Smith – Trail location: Near Atkins, VA. Started mid March.

Robbie Watts – Trail location: Marion, VA. Started late February.  The Real Hiking Viking makes a cameo in his latest video.

Carl Graves – Trail location: Near Mount Rogers. Started mid February.

NEW  Yamaneko Hikes –   Made to VA.  Started early April.

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

Eric Lutz – Trail location: Damascus, VA. Started late February.

NEW Benjamin Moster – Trail location:  Damascus, VA.  Started early April.

Rooster AT Hike – Trail location: He has not posted in a month. Is he still on the trail?  Last known location was Damascus, VA. Started mid February.

NEW Follow Bigfoot – Trail location:  Just before Damascus, VA.  Started late April.

Hike & Tell – Trail location: Roan Mountain. Started early April.

Madelyn Ferguson – Trail location: Erwin, TN. Started mid March.  Madelyn had to leave the trail but her husband Joe “Dash” is still posting videos from his hike.

NEW Harper’s Tarry – Trail location:  Erwin, TN.  Started mid April.

Kala Jennings – Trail location: Just past Beauty Spot. Started early April.

Sean Alexander – Trail location: Past Hot Springs, NC. Started early April.

NEW gone 2b wild – Trail location:  Past Hot Springs, NC.  Started mid March.

NEW Simon and Sarah Hewitt – Trail location:  Hot Springs.  Started mid April.

Paul Wetzel – Trail location: He was having computer issues.  Last posted a month ago from Hot Springs, NC. Started late February.

Shutterbug ontheAT – Trail location: Standing Bear Hostel. Started late March.

NEW Alan Craig –   Trail location:  Standing Bear Hostel.  Started early April.

Michael Scibelli – Trail location: Last posted from the Smokies. Started mid March.

NEW  Smilin’ Don’s AT Thru-Hike 2016 – Trail location:  Max Patch.  Started late March.

NEW wolvraid37np – Trail location:  Near Laurel Falls.  Started late March.

NEW  Daniel Schooley – Trail location:  NOC.  Started late April.

NEW  Chris Berry – Trail location:  Winding Stair Gap.  Started late April.

NEW  Not From Around Here – Trail location:  Winding Stair Gap.  Started late April.

Walking North – Trail location: No posts in a month.  Last updated from Stecoah Gap. Started late February.  Is he still on the trail?

Leland Kolson – Trail location: Last posted a month ago from the GA\NC state line. Started early March.  Is he still on the trail?

ccvanoor4542 – Trail location: Last posted a month ago just before the GA/NC state line. Started early April.  Is he still on the trail?

Joey and Meg – Trail location: Last posted a month ago while taking a zero in Blairsville, GA.  Started mid March.

 

The Real Hiking Viking – Congratulations on finishing your 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.

John Dolores – Trail location: In Pearisburg, VA healing some blisters. Started mid February. After spending time at home recuperating he is headed back to VA to finish the trail.  A link to his recently updated blog is HERE

Special thank you to Loner2012AT for supplying the thumbnail image for the YouTube video. Check out his channel for an update from Trail Days 2016.

Happy trails until we meet again in June!

Appalachian Trail 2016 Thru Hikers April Update

We are back and ready for the hiker bubbles!  We have scoured the depths of YouTube to bring you new hiker channels with this update.  We split this update between hikers that are on the trail and those that are no longer on the trail.  If you don’t see a channel that was listed in previous updates it is because they have not posted from the trail yet.  When they do we will be sure to put them on the map.  Speaking of maps, check out the bubble in and around Damascus, VA.

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Currently on the Trail

Ryan Johnson –   Trail location:  Daleville, VA.  Started late February.

John Dolores – Trail location:  In Pearisburg, VA healing some blisters.  Started mid February.  A link to his blog is HERE

Rooster AT Hike –   Trail location: Made it to Damascus, VA.  Started mid February.

Jacob Downing – Trail location:  Damascus, VA.  Started late February.  Came down with the Norovirus in March.

NEW Mitch Lenington – Trail location:  Damascus, VA.  Started late February.  Hiking with Jacob Downing.

Robbie Watts –  Trail location:  Damascus, VA.  Started late February.

Fred Beck – Trail location:  Erwin, TN.  Started later in February.

NEW Craig M – Trail location:  Just before Erwin, TN.  Started early March.

Paul Wetzel – Trail location:  Hot Springs, NC.  Started late February.

NEW  Alpenglow – Trail location:  Hot Springs, NC.  Started mid March.

NEW Steve Walker – Trail location:  Groundhog Creek Shelter.  Started early March.

NEW SamBunnell – Trail location:  Standing Bear Farm.  Started mid March.

Steven Lesage – Trail location:  Gatlinburg.  Started early March.

NEW David Smith – Trail location:  Fontana Village.  Started mid March.

NEW Josiah Gummeson – Trail location:  Fontana Dam.  Started late March.

NEW Walking North – Trail location:  Stecoah Gap.  Started late February.

NEW Madelyn Ferguson – Trail location:  NOC.  Started mid March.

Michael Scibelli – Trail location:  NOC.  Started mid March.

Highlander58 –  Trail location:  Carvers Gap, NC.  Started early March.

Leland Kolson – Trail location:  GA/NC state line.  Started early March.

NEW ccvanoor4542 – Trail location:  Just before the GA/NC state line.  Started early April.

Kala Jennings – Trail location:  Tray Mountain Shelter. Started early April.

NEW Hike & Tell – Trail location:  Neels Gap.  Staying at Blood Mountain Lodge.  Started early April.

NEW Shutterbug ontheAT – Trail location:  Neels Gap.  Started late March.

NEW Joey and Meg – Trail location:  Made it over Blood Mountain.  Started mid March.  Taking a zero in Blairsville, GA.

NEW  Sean Alexander – Trail location:  Unicoi Gap.  Started early April.

 

The Real Hiking Viking – SOBO winter hike. Trail location:  Southern VA.  He has started running into some of the first NOBO bubbles as he closes in on his last few states.

 

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.  Is he still in Ashville?  Will he be back?

Casey Cazeaux –   Made it to the NOC.

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

NEW Carl Graves – Trail location: Watauga Lake.  He is off the trail for scheduled medical testing and will return.  Started mid February.

Eric Lutz – Trail location: Standing Bear Farm.  Started late February.  His brother passed away so he is off trail and expects to return.

Cindy Jane – Trail location:  Neel Gap.  Started early March.  Is hoping to get back on the trail once her knee injury is better.

Special thank you to Loner2012AT for supplying the thumbnail image for the YouTube video. If you want to see how to vlog your AT hike, check out his channel.

Be sure to check back in May . . .

Appalachian Trail 2016 Thru Hikers March Update

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Currently on the Trail

In these videos you will see that those on the trail in late February were treated to strong storms with rain & snow.  Early March brought more snow to the trail.  Trees have fallen on shelters, fellow hikers have come down with the Noro virus and trail magic abounds.

New2theWild – Last video was from Unicoi to Dicks Creek.  He is currently hanging out in Asheville.  Trail location: Dicks Creek Gap.

Jeb 11BWanderer – He hasn’t posted a video in a few weeks.  Is he still on the trail?  Trail location: Last posted from Cheoah Bald.

John Dolores – Started mid February.  A link to his blog is HERE where he updates more regularly than YouTube.  Trail location:  Visited Shuckstack Fire Tower.

Rooster AT Hike – Posted a couple videos on the trail.  One from Rock Gap Shelter that showed two trees fallen on the structure narrowly missing the hikers inside.  Trail location: Deep Gap Shelter.

Fred Beck – Signed in with his wife at Amicalola Falls in late February as hikers 117 & 118.  Last year at the same time he was hiker 40.  Triple the number!!!  Posted numerous videos from the trail.  Trail location:  Wayah Bald.

Ryan Johnson – Started the trail at the end of February just after some storms moved through the area.  The first few days on the trail he stayed at campsites instead of shelters .  He ran into snow late in his first week.  You are treated to some stellar overlooks in the videos he has uploaded.  He is putting up some big miles so far.  Trail location:  Newfound Gap.

Casey Cazeaux – Started late February.  He has posted a couple videos from the trail and one from a zero day pizza eating contest.  He is hiking with a group of fellow thru hikers.  Trail location:  Dicks Creek Gap.

R. Menard – He is on the trail and appeared in a Casey Cazeaux video.  His channel has videos up about preparation and gear but no trail updates yet.

Jacob Downing – Started late February.  He has posted videos from the first 13 days on the trail.  Trail location:  Just past the NOC.

Robbie Watts – Started late February.  He has posted a couple videos so far.  Jacob Downing appears in one of his videos.  Trail location:  Albert Mountain.

Paul Wetzel – Started late February.  Posted a video on trail from Blue Mountain.  Trail location:  Blue Mountain Shelter.

Highlander58 – Started early March.  He has posted a couple videos from the start of his hike at Amicalola Falls and his last location at Blood Mountain cabins.  He hiked through snow and received some timely trail magic.  Trail location:  Neels Gap.

Riley’s Retirement-Road – Started early March.  He is pretty pumped in his videos from the trail.  Trail location:  Dicks Creek Gap.

Steven Lesage – Started early March. Posted a few videos from the trail.  Trail location:  Tray Mountain.

Roy Kline – Started late February.  He has uploaded a dozen videos from the trail. He has ran into other YouTubers on the trail.  Trail location: Deep Gap Shelter.

Eric Lutz – Started late February. Posted his first video from the trail.  Springer to Neels Gap.  Trail location: Neels Gap.

Cindy Jane – Started early March.  She posted a video from the first day on the trail.  Trail location:  Springer Mountain.

The Real Hiking Viking – SOBO winter hike. Trail location:  PA.

New Channels in this Update

Ben Mitchell – Starting the end of February.  He has a gear video up.

Follow Bigfoot  (aka Rory Anderson) – He has 100 days to hike the entire AT.  Will he make it?  He has posted some videos about gear and common questions.

Rich Wilson – Starting mid-March.  Has a gear videos and training videos up.

ccvanoor4542’s channel – Starting early April. He has a three part gear video up.

Updates to Channels Previously Listed

Turtle in the Woods – Will he make it back on the trail soon?

Michael Scibelli – NOBO starting early March. Videos posted from a winter hike and getting comfortable with his phone/camera.

FutureAThiker 72 – Posted additional music he will be listening to on his hike.

Zac Abernathy – Starting mid/late February. He has a gear video and pre-hike video up.

Josh Smith– Starting late February. He has a pre-hike video, gear video and food video up.

Leland Kolson – Starting early March. He has a few videos up prior to starting the trail.

Littlefoot On the trail – He did not mention a start date.  He has a couple pre-hike videos up.

Kala Jennings – She put up a gear and footwear video. No start date mentioned.

Tom Willard – Starting in May.  He will also be blogging for Appalachian Trials, click HERE for that link.

flatbrokeoutside has also posted a video about YouTube channels that feature AT hikers.

Special thank you to Loner2012AT for supplying the thumbnail image for the YouTube video. If you want to see how to vlog your AT hike, check out his channel.