One of the greatest American adventures is hiking the Appalachian Trail. Those who have done it claim it was a “life-altering experience.” But are you are up for it? The Appalachian Trail extends more than 2,180 miles though fourteen states with parts of it being nothing more than sheer wilderness. What wildlife will you encounter? Where do you sleep? How tough is the hike? How safe is it? Learn all about the Appalachian Trail and what you need to know before you go during this show.
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Appalachian Trail Glossary:
Hundred-Mile Wilderness=most rugged and remote stretch of the Appalachian Trail
Trail Angels=locals who volunteer to help hikers by providing a ride, food, cold drink, and/or friendly encouragement in the Hundred Mile Wilderness
Ponytail Paul=well-known trail angel