S: Appalachian trail
BC: @2011 - 2012
FC: Trail Facts | Haley, Kinzleigh, and Camden
1: CAMPING | What a beautiful view! | Turn the page...and take your first step.
2: 1952...First Female Thru-Hiker | 1936...First Thru-Hiker | Youngest Thru-Hiker | "We all work so hard for what seems so little, but at heart it really means something." -Mildred Norman-
3: Oldest: 81 years old Youngest: 6 years old | Oldest Thru-Hiker | "It took me a while to get used to all the hiking with my bad knees." -Lee Barry-
4: Tremendous increase in amount of hikers over the years.
5: 2,000-Milers By Decade 1930s 5 1940s 3 1950s 14 1960s 37 1970s 760 1980s 1,415 1990s 3,287 2000s 5,839 2010s 699
6: Thousands attempt to hike the whole trail.....1 in 4 actually do.
7: Most give up before the leave Georgia or Maine.
9: Trail Blazes | White blazes indicated that you are on the Appalachian Trail
10: Blue blazes | Blue blazes indicate you are on a path that connects the Appalachian Trail | Blue blazes often lead to shelter ,water and amazing views
12: offset blazes
13: Offset blazes indicate a turn you should always follow the top blazes. Double blazes indicate changes in the trail | Strange blazes
14: The Appalachian Trail is a hiking trail in eastern U.S. that extends from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. | Mount Katahdin
15: Springer Mountain
16: Passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine | Approximately 2,181 miles long
17: The Appalachian Trail
18: Potomac River | High Rock
19: 1,650 foot change in elevation from the low point at the Potomac River (250' elevation) to the high point at High Rock (1,900' elevation)