Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers October 2017

Congratulations to those that have finished their journey!!!  I am seeing about 30% completion rate from the list below.  We saw a little bit of everything this year.  A newer trend has been emerging from the vloggers, videos devoted solely to talking about the hike while not hiking.  Look for the end of the year update.

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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.

Saratoga on the AT 2017 – Completed his thru hike July 15.  Started late February.

reddmage – Completed his thru hike mid August.  Started early February.

Matt Radford – Completed his thru hike mid August.  Started March 5th.

Larry McCoy – Completed his thru hike mid August.  Started mid April.

Hop Along Johnny – Completed his thru hike late August.  Started early March.

Yay Adventures – Completed their thru hike late August?  Started late March.

Greeter’s 2017 Thru-Hike –  Flip Flop hiker.  Started late March.

Appalachian Trail Tales – Completed their thru hike mid September.  Started March 22nd.

Jay’s on the Trail – Completed their thru hike mid September.  Started mid March.

BR Up The Trail – Made it to Katahdin after taking time off to deal with Lyme Disease.  Started March 24th.

Carissa Murillo – Completed her thru hike late September.  Last video was from Trail Days but Instagram shows her standing on the sign at Katahdin.  Started mid/late April.

Also check out these channels:

Sarah Williams

Wonderwoman Shelley

Currently on the Trail

ChrisGoesOutdoors – Made it past Chairback Mountain.  Started early April.

Crazy Tree – Made it to Monson, ME.  Started February 4th.

Walking with Mountain Goat (Joshua Lindsey) – Made it through the White Mountains.  Started early March.

The Blackalachian – Flipped up near Glencliff, NH.  Started mid April.

11Series Hiking – Made it to Wildcat Mountains.  Started mid March.

Meg Greenlee – Near Boiling Springs, PA prior to taking some time off.  SOBO.  Started late June.

Gin·Gin Amelia Klos – Made it to the Washington Monument in Maryland.  Started April 4th.

 

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.

Roaming Gnome – Made it to southern Virginia before breaking his leg.  Started March 13th.

Graham’s GA•ME – Made it through Shenandoah National Park.  Started March 17th.

Tin Cup Outdoors – Made it through Shenandoah National Park.  Started early March.

adventure frog – Made it past Duncannon, PA.  Started mid March.

Jaybelle and M – Last checked in around Harpers Ferry. Started March 1st.

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

scottman187 – Made it to Fort Montgomery, NY.  Started February 26th.

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

JourneyBerg – Tearfully made it around Pine Grove Furnace.  Started late March.

Joel Wanders – Made it to Katahdin mid August.  Flip Flop hiker.  Started March 16th from Hot Springs, NC.

twotentsdown – Made it to Hanover prior to leaving for medical issues.  Started late March.

 

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

Happy hiking until the end of the year update!

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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!

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.