Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply the A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine.[1] The trail is approximately 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long. The trail passes through Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

An unofficial extension known as the International Appalachian Trail continues north into Canada and to the northern end of the Appalachian Mountain range, where it enters the Atlantic Ocean. Other unofficial extensions continue the southern end of the Appalachian range in Alabama and continue south into Florida, creating what is known as the Eastern Continental Trail.

Springer Mountain is the official starting point for north bound thru hikers (NOBO's). Our trip will start about 100 miles north at Rock Gap, and hike south down to Springer Mountain.

Time from AJ's to AT start (trip end) is 2:15.
Time from AJ's to drop off (start point) is 2:35.

Our starting point: Otto, NC, Rock Gap Parking, N35° 05.644' W83° 31.357', (35.09406,-83.52261)
Our ending point: Ellijay, GA, Springer Mt, N34° 37.601' W84° 11.634', (34.62668,-84.19390)

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Red Beard (AT & PCT)

Crystal Weaver

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