183 Glorious 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Summit Photos

Each year, we invite Appalachian Trail thru-hikers to send us their finish photos, whether they’re lifting their pack over their head atop Katahdin, touching the sign at Springer, or giving a thumbs up at a road crossing in Virginia. You have completed the journey of a lifetime, and we are proud to share your accomplishments. Congrats to this year’s class of thru-hikers!

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Trail Name: Ducky
Summit Date: July 16, 2018

Trail Names: (L-R) Brightside, Michigan, Snapper, and Screaming Eagle
Summit Date: July 21, 2018

Trail Name: Homebound
Summit Date: July 13, 2018

Trail Name: Patches
Summit Date: June 29, 2018

Trail Name: Honey Bear
Summit Date: July 16, 2018

Trail Names: Throwdown (left) and Ducky (right)
Summit Date: July 16, 2018

Trail Name: 2-Clicks
Summit Date: July 16, 2018

Trail Name: Bullfrog
Summit Date: June 23, 2018

Trail Names: No Excuse, Good Push, and Chimney
Summit Date: July 19, 2018

Trail Name: Moxie
Summit Date: June 30, 2018

Trail Name: Scoutmaster
Summit Date: June 23, 2018

Name: Noel Field
Summit Date: June 15, 2018

 

Trail Name: Hungry Cat
Summit Date: July 13, 2018

Trail Name: Zellow
July 1, 2018

“The AT was the most mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging thing I have ever done and, wow, was Katahdin a beautiful place to wrap it up!”

Trail Name: Eagle

Summit Date: July 15, 2018


Trail Name: Crazy Horse

Summit Date: July 16, 2018


Trail Names: Soulshine and The Kid

Summit Date: July 11, 2018


Trail Name: Mumbles

Summit Date: July 12, 2018

 


Trail Name: Ridge

Summit Date: July 27, 2018


Trail Names: Beaver and Sprout

Summit Date: July 24, 2018


Trail Name: Sturdy Gerty

Summit Date: July 30, 2018


Trail Name: Swish

Summit Date: July 30, 2018


Trail Name: ToeJam

Summit Date: July 21, 2018


Trail Name: HeatWave

Summit Date: June 10, 2018


Trail Name: Stumbles

Summit Date: July 22, 2018


Trail Name: Bloodbeard

Summit Date: July 27, 2018


Trail Name: Red Bass

Summit Date: July 31, 2018


Trail Names: Beach Bum and Irish AF

Summit Date: July 20, 2018


Trail Name: Mustachio

Summit Date: July 27, 2018


Trail Name: Stonehenge

Summit Date: July 30, 2018


Trail Name: Prophet

Summit Date: Aug. 3, 2018


Trail Name: Birddog

Summit Date: July 31, 2018


Trail Name: Pepperpot

Summit Date: Aug. 3, 2018


Trail Name: Lucky 59

Summit Date: Aug. 3, 2018

Trail Name: Starbucks

Summit Date: July 31, 2018


Trail Name: Mainer

Summit Date: June 15, 2018


Trail Name: Slider

Summit Date: July 31, 2018


Trail Name: Twister

Summit Date: July 27, 2018


Trail Name: Duracell

Summit Date: July 29, 2018


Trail Names: Shaggy and Mighty Mouse

Summit Date: July 25, 2018


Trail Names: Apollo and Skutch

Summit Date: July 12, 2018


Trail Name: Hoot

Summit Date: July 25, 2018


Trail Name: Zoltan

Summit Date: Aug. 8, 2018


Trail Name: Batman

Summit Date: Aug. 10, 2018


Trail Names: Zoom Zoom and Hot Sauce

Summit Date: Aug. 5, 2018


Trail Name: Odd Job

Trail Name: Ringo

Summit Date: Aug. 17, 2018


Trail Name: Hipcat

Summit Date: Aug. 14, 2018


Trail Name: Hedwig

Summit Date: Aug. 12, 2018


Trail Name: Snicker Bear

Summit Date: Aug. 13, 2018


Trail Name: Sharkbait

Summit Date: July 22, 2018


Trail Name: Bags

Summit Date: Aug. 16, 2018


Trail Name: Bo
Summit Date: Aug. 20, 2018


Trail Name: Knee Deep

Summit Date: Aug. 19, 2018


Trail Name: Sour Kraut

Summit Date: Aug. 25, 2018

 


Trail Name: Baloo

Summit Date: Aug. 23, 2018

“Devils Backbone glass traveled 1,300+ miles in my pack from Virginia to Katahdin because of a $50 bet.”


Trail Names (L to R): Meatloaf, Rocket, Blink, Flip

Summit Date: Aug. 24, 2018


Trail Name: Knotty Boy

Summit Date: Aug. 26, 2018


Trail Names: Frick (right) and Frack (left)

Summit Date: Aug. 27, 2018

“Not sure of the actual numbers but may be the only set of identical twins hiking the trail this year?”


Trail Name: Rambo

Summit Date: Aug. 14, 2018

Trail name:  Beast
Summit Date:  Aug. 21, 2018


Name: Khalil Friend Karl

Summit Date: Aug. 25, 2018

“I’ve done it! I completed my thru-hike, and I’ve done it in 98 days between my college academic semesters.”


Trail Name: Detail

Summit Date: Aug. 28, 2018


Trail Name: Sassafras

Summit Date: Aug. 27, 2018


Trail Name: LIVIN

Summit Date: Aug. 30, 2018


Trail Name: The Revenant

Summit Date: Aug. 30, 2018


Trail Name: Concrete Cowboy

Summit Date: Aug. 29, 2018


Trail Name: Eleven

Summit Date: Aug. 30, 2018


Trail Names: BearMeat (left) and Clooney (right)

Summit Date: Aug. 3, 2018


Trail Name: Silverback

Summit Date: Aug. 30, 2018


Trail Name: Wheat

Summit Date: Aug. 26, 2018


Trail Name: Red Stripe

Summit Date: Aug. 30, 2018


Trail Name: Ponyboy

Summit Date: Sept. 1, 2018

Trail Name: Bo

Summit Date: Aug. 20, 2018


Trail Name: Pebbles

Summit Date: Aug. 15, 2018


Trail Name: Rick James

Summit Date: Aug. 30, 2018


Trail Name: Snow Angel

Summit Date: Sept. 8, 2018


Trail Names: Prime, Brü, and Walkman

Summit Date: Sept. 7, 2018


Trail Name: Super English

Summit Date: July 20, 2018


Trail Name: Jukebox

Summit Date: Aug. 12, 2018

 


Trail Name: Gypsy

Summit Date: Aug. 13, 2018


Trail Name: Venus

Summit Date: Sept. 8, 2018


Trail Name: WanderingDad

Summit Date: Aug. 2, 2018


Trail Names: Espresso and Clover

Summit Date: Sept. 4, 2018


Trail Names: Ray (left) and Huck (right)

Summit Date: Sept. 9, 2018


Trail Name: Papa Smurf

Summit Date: Aug. 30, 3018


Trail Name: Jedi

Summit Date: Aug. 31, 2018


Trail Name: Wilt

Summit Date: Sept. 10, 2018


Trail Name: Ballflap

Summit Date: Sept. 9, 2018


Trail Name: Killjoy

Summit Date: Sept. 8, 2018


Trail Name: Cruise

Summit Date: Sept. 6, 2018


Trail Name: Short Stix

Summit Date: Sept. 8, 2018


Trail Name: Puff Puff

Summit Date: Aug. 31, 2018


Trail Names: Puff Puff, Professor, Peaches, Jukebox

Summit Date: Aug. 31, 2018


Trail Name: Ginger Ballz

Summit Date: Sept. 6, 2018


Trail Names (L-R): Sparky, K Star, Walkman, Bru, Ginger Ballz, 007, Prime, Cruise

Summit Date: Sept. 6, 2018


Name: Michael Papadatos

Summit Date: Sept. 1, 2018


Trail Name: Professor

Summit Date: Sept. 12, 2018


Trail Name: Slackrack

Summit Date: Sept. 12, 2018


Trail Name: Pussy Cat

Summit Date: Sept. 12, 2018


Trail Name: DNA

Summit Date: Sept. 12, 2018


Trail Name: Pay It Forward


Trail Names (L-R): Hack, Jukebox, Big Ben

Summit Date: Aug. 12, 2018


Trail Name: Hack

Summit Date: Aug. 12, 2018


Trail Name: Peace Love Rafiki Super Tray

Summit Date: Aug. 7, 2018


Trail Names (L-R): Chief and Doc

Summit Date: Aug. 16, 2018

Trail Name: Blueberry

Summit Date: Sept. 10, 2018


Trail Names: Stretch and RamboJuice

Summit Date: Aug. 27, 2018


Trail Name: Twigs

Summit Date: Sept. 10, 2018


Trail Name: Magic Pants

Summit Date: Sept. 14, 2018


Trail Name: Seven

Summit Date: Sept. 14, 2018


Trail Name: Highlander

Summit Date: Aug. 14, 2018


Trail Names (L-R): Flomo, A.M. Fog, Tunes, Fox

Summit Date: Aug. 27, 2018


Trail Name: Glowstick

Summit Date: Sept. 16, 2018


Trail Name: Wiley

Summit Date: Sept. 13, 2018


Trail Names: Wiley and Navster

Summit Date: Sept. 13, 2018


Trail Name: Walker

Summit Date: Sept. 17, 2018


Trail Names: Beamer and Nugget

Summit Date: Sept. 16, 2018


Trail Name: Moonshine

Summit Date: Sept. 16, 2018


Trail Names: Fox Squirrel and Firepink

Summit Date: Sept. 16, 2018


Trail Names: Poppins and Peanuts

Summit Date: Sept. 15, 2018

Trail Name: Spamtown

Summit Date: Sept. 13, 2018


Trail Name: Bernie

Summit Date: Sept. 16, 2018


Trail Name: Moss

Summit Date: Sept. 16, 2018


Trail Names: Foxy and Oops

Summit Date: Sept. 20, 2018


Trail Name: Stretch

Summit Date: Sept. 13, 2018


Trail Name: Professor

Summit Date: Aug. 31, 2018


Trail Name: Pinecone

Summit Date:  Sept. 17, 2018


Trail Name: Bumblebee

Summit Date: Sept. 20, 2018


Trail Name: Bluejay

Summit Date: Sept. 17, 2018


Trail Name: Spud

Summit Date: Sept. 17, 2018


Trail Name: Blade

Summit Date: Sept. 24, 2018


Trail Names (Left to Right): Blade, Skywater, Jackrabbit, Stumbles, Captain shepherd, Will in motion, Playmaker, Pika, and P-dubb

Summit Date: Sept. 24, 2018


Trail Name: Orlando

Summit Date: Sept. 16, 2018


Trail Name: E-Street

Summit Date: Sept. 17, 2018


Trail Name: Pika

Summit Date: Sept. 24, 2018

Trail Names (L-R): Bliss, Keeper, and Roast

Summit Date: Sept. 16, 2018


Trail Name: Growler

Summit Date: Sept. 28, 2018


Trail Name: Cordial

Summit Date: Sept. 28, 2018


Trail Name: Cheesecake

Summit Date: Sept. 23, 2018


Trail Name: Mad Miles

Summit Date: Sept. 24, 2018


Trail Name: Daddy Longlegs

Summit Date: Sept. 22, 2018


Trail Names (L-R): Eavesdropper, Aussie Liam, Daddy Longlegs, TreeHugger, and Gusher

Summit Date: Sept. 22, 2018


Trail Name: Blaze

Summit Date: Sept. 30, 2018


Trail Name: Snakebreaks

Summit Date: Oct. 3, 2018


Trail Name: Old Scout

Summit Date: Sept. 24, 2018


Trail Name: Peanut

Summit Date: Oct. 1, 2018


Trail Names: Toast, Duck Hole, Van Gogh, Maxxx, Ramblin’ Rose, Mouseking, D1, D2

Summit Date: Sept. 30, 2018

“Most of us have been hiking together since GA, NC, or TN. We are called the RampTramps. We’ve prided ourselves on sticking together throughout most of the trail.”


Trail Name: Beats

Summit Date: Oct. 3, 2018

Trail Name: Jack Rabbit

Summit Date: Sept. 24, 2018


Trail Name: Prick

Summit Date: Sept. 7, 2018


Trail Names: Infinity and No Breaks

Summit Date: Oct. 3, 2018


Trail Name: Sprocket

Summit Date: Oct. 1, 2018


Trail Name: Hodag

Summit Date: Sept. 27, 2018


Trail Name: Jesus

Summit Date: Oct. 5, 2018


Trail Name: OneFoot

Summit Date: Oct. 5, 2018


Trail Names: Sandals and Ninja Snail

Summit Date: Sept. 25, 2018


Trail Name: Hills

Summit Date: Oct. 3, 2018


Trail Name: TeRN

Summit Date: Oct. 5, 2018


Trail Name: Floss

Summit Date: Oct. 6, 2018


Trail Name: Deep

Summit Date : Oct. 8, 2018


Trail Name: G-Pack

Summit Date: Oct. 8, 2018


Trail Name: Candid

Summit Date: Oct. 8, 2018

Trail Names: Mission Dan, Shadow, Washington, Aladdin, Floss, Oklahoma,  F-ward, He is, and Outlaw

Summit Date: Oct. 6, 2018


Trail Name: Cinnabun

Summit Date: Oct. 12, 2018


Trail Name: Trailblazer

Summit Date: Oct. 11, 2018


Trail Names: Vortex and Casper

Summit Date: Oct. 10, 2018


Trail Name: Kerosene

Summit Date: Oct. 4, 2014

“I completed the New Jersey section as a 15-year-old in April 1973, and completed about 700 miles in the ’70s in various hikes. Outside of a 1986 trip to Shenandoah National Park, the remainder of my AT miles were completed between 2000-2014. My last section was about 220 miles from Rangeley to Katahdin.”


Trail Name: Gummy Bear

Summit Date: Oct. 19, 2018


Trail Name: Sherpa

Summit Date: Sept. 16, 2018


Trail Names:  Price Point, Honey Bear, and Taco

Summit Date: Oct. 19, 2018

“The Comfort Crew has finished their NOBO thru-hike on 10/19/18. A snowy summit day was insane! The wind chill was -1 degrees, half a foot of snow, and it was ferociously windy up on top. We couldn’t all get our pics on top together, but we have a really cool picture coming down.”


Trail Name: Double Stack

Summit Date: Oct. 5, 2018


Trail Name: Fozzie Bear

Summit Date: Oct. 17, 2018


Trail Names: Barb Ross and Lucky Penny

Summit Date: Aug. 10, 2018


Trail Name: Dread Pirate Roberts

Summit Date: Oct. 19, 2018

Trail Name: Sunshine

Summit Date: Aug. 21, 2018

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Trail Names: Cat Woman and The Turtle

Summit Date: Oct. 19, 2018


Trail Names: Moo Bear and Deep Waters of the Snail Brethren

Summit Date: Oct. 24, 2018

“My 15-year-old son and I finished hiking the Appalachian Trail on Wed., Oct. 24. We started from Springer on Feb. 28, 2017, and hiked to Buena Vista, VA, and flipped to summit Katahdin and then started hiking SOBO… we hiked 1,300 miles into VT 100/Killington, VT, where we had to end our thru attempt because my son got a foot stress fracture. We returned back to the trail in May 2018 and started from Buena Vista, VA, and went NOBO, where we finished the AT at VT 100/Killington, VT.  Hiking the trail has been a 30-year dream of mine and while we won’t be able to call ourselves true thru-hikers because we didn’t finish in 12 consecutive months, we came darn close and we are pretty darn proud to now be able to call ourselves 2,000-milers.”


Trail Name: Dad

Summit Date: Oct. 8, 2018


Trail Names: Crow and Professor

Summit Date: Oct. 3, 2018


Trail Name:  The General

Summit Date: Oct. 9, 2018


Trail Name: Cougar

Summit Date: June 8, 2018

“I started my SOBO thru-hike on June 15, 2017. After taking the winter off I got back on trail where I left off, in Duncannon, PA, on March 20, 2018. I finished the AT on Springer Mountain, June 8, 2018. Just under a year!”

Trail Name: Bloodhound

Summit Date: Oct. 28, 2018

“Left for Mount Katahdin Maine on June 14 in a hailstorm and summited Springer Mountain Georgia Oct. 28 on a crisp, blue fall day, concluding my thru-hike.”

Trail Name: Sonic

Summit Date: Oct. 27, 2018


Trail Name: Sally Forth

Summit Date: Sept. 3, 2018


Trail Name: Brian

Summit Date: Oct. 10, 2018


Trail Name: Noodle

Summit Date: Oct. 3, 2018


Trail Name: Slinger

Summit Date: Oct. 1, 2018

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