ANNOUNCING: The Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Registry
Keeping in touch with your Trail family after your thru-hike can be tough. Although Facebook has made it easier, (gasp) not everyone is on Facebook- and good luck trying to figure out Mud Butt’s real name. The ATC’s 2,000 miler listing is a wonderful resource for official record keeping, but it does little in terms of connecting thru-hikers.
Selfishly, I wanted a better alternative than what was currently available online. So- we made it.
The Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Registry
Available to the public today is the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Registry, an online directory of Appalachian Trail thru-hikers and interactive platform for thru-hikers to connect with one another!
Your Trail name, “real” name, year hiked, direction, dates started and finished, favorite trail story and photo all in one spot. Hikers can input their Facebook, Twitter, and/or website/blog into their profile as well- rendering you only one click away from connecting with your estranged Trail family.
Users can also comment directly on any of the Registry pages: the main Registry page, each of the individual years, or a hiker’s profile. All the conditions for a The Perfect Conversation Storm are in place.
Please note: Once you sign up for the Registry, you will receive a confirmation email asking you to verify your account. This is to assure that you’re not a robot. Sorry R2D2, humans only.
This is only the beginning. As the Registry continues to grow, so will the features. So please share this with your trail friends and family today!
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