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.

2017 AT Oct map

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.

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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!