HAPPY 75TH BIRTHDAY APPALACHIAN TRAIL!

By
Real Estate Agent with Nathan Fitts & Team - REMAX Town & Country GA - 216251

On August 14, 1937 the Appalachian Trail was AT Signopened as a "continuous footpath" that spans about 2,180 miles from its southern terminus at Fannin County's own Springer Mountain to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. 

While close to 2,000 hikers a year attempt to walk the entire Trial, known as a thru-hike, only a small percentage succeed. The total number that have actually made the complete hike from start-to-finish in one attempt -- which usually takes between five to seven months -- is fewer than 10,000.

But for those of us who are far less ambitious, the Trail still beckons, offering the opportunity to find serenity and to escape the pressures of daily life in just an afternoon. 

Comments (2)

Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Nathan I once had the dream of walking the entire trail.  However after reading a few books on how difficult it really is I figured I needed to settle for segments at a time on the weekends. 

Aug 14, 2012 10:10 AM
Nathan Fitts
Nathan Fitts & Team - REMAX Town & Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Nathan Fitts & Team - There Is A Difference

Cindy: You and me both! I've never even dreamt of hiking the entire Trail. As someone wise once said, "a man's got to know his limitations."

Thanks for stopping by!

Aug 14, 2012 11:34 PM