Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers! (Week of Oct. 17)

A huge round of applause for these brand-spanking-new thru-hikers!

Whether you’re going northbound, southbound, or flip-flopping, we want to feature the photo of you crossing the finish line! This week contains photos submitted by hikers who have submitted photos by Oct. 24, 2018.

Want to be included? Send your finish photo, trail name, and finish date to [email protected]

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

Summit Date: October 6, 2018

Trail Name: Cinnabun

Summit Date: October 12, 2018

Trail Name: Trailblazer

Summit Date: October 11, 2018

Trail Names: Vortex and Casper

Summit Date: October 10, 2018

Trail Name: Kerosene

Summit Date: October 4, 2014

“I completed the New Jersey section as a 15-year old in April 1973, and completed about 700 miles in the 70’s in various hikes. Outside of a 1986 trip to Shenendoah 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: October 19, 2018

Trail Name: Sherpa

Summit Date: September 16, 2018

Trail Names:  Price Point, Honey Bear, and Taco

Summit Date: October 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: October 5, 2018

Trail Name: Fozzie Bear

Summit Date: October 17, 2018

Trail Names: Barb Ross and Lucky Penny

Summit Date: August 10, 2018

Trail Name: Dread Pirate Roberts

Summit Date: Oct. 19, 2018

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Comments 4

  • Albert Halsey : Oct 25th

    Congrats to all.
    But what about the SOBO folks???
    Hardly ever see them. Perhaps Trailblazer was one but not mentioned with pic.

    • Becky : Oct 25th

      Hey Albert,

      Trailblazer is probably a sobo since he ended on Springer Mountain. We love to include all types of finish photos in these, but can only include those that are submitted and we’ve only had one non-traditional submission so far. It’s still early in the sobo season since they start and end after the nobos, so hopefully we’ll see a lot more!

  • Dave Mizelle : Oct 26th

    Gummy Bear’s, Fozzie Bear’s, and Dread Pirates Robert’s photos are INSANE

  • Fran : Oct 28th

    It’s a tough climb in the best of weather conditions, but in the snow it must have been daunting! My congratulations to all of you!


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