Congrats to These 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers!

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 Nov. 18, 2018.

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

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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Comments 1

  • Ruth Morley : Nov 19th

    Bloodhound, congratulations on a fantastic achievement! What strength, perseverance and great attitude you had. I summited Springer later (and much colder) than you (11/10/18), finishing up my southern half, with 1000 miles to do up north next year.

    Check out thetrek.co/author/ruth-morley. You’re in the post titled “Lost and Found.” I’ll always remember the cold night in a shelter we shared with Kayak and Dottie the lost/found hunting dog. She did make her way back to me at the shelter after escaping you guys on the way back to her owner, who I returned her to at the trailhead a couple of hours later. Too bad! I would have loved to have kept her.

    Again, WELL DONE!

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