The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a
2,167-mile footpath along the ridge
crests and across the major valleys of the
Appalachian Mountains from Mount Katahdin in Maine to
Springer Mountain in north Georgia. The trail
traverses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia,
Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia. It was completed in 1937 and
designated as the first National Scenic Trail in 1968. The Trail is
currently protected along more than 99 percent of its
course by federal or state ownership of the land or
AT through-hikers are people who hike the entire
length of the trail in one season. Through-hikers generally start out in Georgia the early spring.
This category contains personal web sites which deal with journal style reports of backpacking trips on the Appalachian Trail (AT). The sites must be written in the first person [I, we], and must clearly be about, and by, a single person or family.
Sites which consist entirely of informational content about the AT should be submitted to the Appalachian Trail
National Parks category. Please do not
submit commercial or organizational sites to this category. They will not be listed here.
Sites in this category are alphabetized by the name of the site owner/author, as it appears on the site.