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Interesting Tidbits about the Trail

The AT is the longest “hiking-only” footpath in the world.

It is roughly 2,200 miles of hiking trail through the Appalachian Mountain Range in the Eastern United States

The Trail travels through 14 different states

The elevation gain/loss of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest 16 times.

Less than 15,000 people have completed a successful thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Even more interesting (particularly when applied to this story), since 1958, less than 500 people, 60 and over, have thru-hiked the AT.

Each year, 2500 people attempt to thru-hike the AT, Only about 625 make it. 

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About Frank

Frank is embarking on a life long dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. He is heading out on his "walk in the woods", prophetically, on the day he turns 60. Frank has always had a love for the outdoors and nature, but life is not always conducive to a 6 month hiatus to enjoy these things in their entirety. This is his opportunity! Follow his journey over the next 6 months as he completes this amazing adventure. 



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