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Appalachian Trail to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

7:06 a.m. on July 11, 2012 (EDT)
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The Appalachian Trail, the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, celebrates its 75th anniversary in August. Now measuring roughly 2,180 miles from Georgia to Maine, the original trail took more than 15 years to build.

Full article at http://www.trailspace.com/articles/2012/07/11/appalachian-trail-celebrates-75th-anniversary.html

10:21 a.m. on July 11, 2012 (EDT)
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WOW! how interesting! Especially for a westerner like myself who doesn't really know much about the A.T......excpet what people here post in trip reports. :) I would LOVE to got to the weekend of festivities planned in August!

10:50 a.m. on July 11, 2012 (EDT)
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I humbly share my small piece of AT history. In 1934, my great uncle was one of four members of the Bates Outing Club (he was club president) who completed the final scouting trip to connect the trail. That's him, second from left, in both pictures below in western Maine:

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I have a copy of their trip log, which we followed and which I wrote about back on the 70th anniversary:

10:51 a.m. on July 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Since my teens I have wanted to hike the AT. The time required for the trip is a major investment and difficult to arrange. Maybe I can do it in my "retirement" years :).

8:00 p.m. on July 11, 2012 (EDT)
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I thought this writeup was amazing.  The background, history, information was really great.  I want to shut down my computer now and just go for a hike!  Great writeup Alicia.  As always, fantastic website as well.

9:38 p.m. on July 11, 2012 (EDT)
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skibum12 said:

I want to shut down my computer now and just go for a hike! 

 What an outstanding idea! :D

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