Congratulations to these 2023 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Part 1

Ah, the Appalachian Trail – an iconic trail woven through the fabric of America’s wilderness. Stretching over 2,190 miles and spanning fourteen states, this trail traces the contours of the Appalachian Mountain Range.

Yes, you read that right – a passage through fourteen states, an odyssey spanning 2,200 miles, and a rendezvous with nature that lasted for months on end. All characterized by the clinking of countless pots, the savoring of ramen, and the forging of unforgettable bonds.

Thru-hiking the AT stands as a towering achievement, etched with sweat, blisters, multiple pairs of worn-out shoes, a perpetual patina of dirt, and that unmistakable “hiker smell.” These adventurers stared down the challenges that the trail hurled their way, emerging victorious over adversity. And while the path was rugged and steep, they triumphantly arrived at the long awaited end destination – atop the resolute Katahdin.

Join us in celebrating the recent AT thru-hike finishers. Congratulations on your finish, y’all! This is a well deserved victory.

Have you recently completed your thru-hike on the AT? Let us know and be featured in our next Finishers post. You deserve to be celebrated!

2023 AT Thru-Hiker Photo Submission

Finish Date: June 10

Jelly Belly
Finish Date: June 19

Finish Date: July 11

Finish Date: July 11

Finish Date: July 17

Finish Date: July 18

Finish Date: July 27

Finish Date: July 29

Moon Bunny
Finish Date: July 31

Finish Date: July 31

Finish Date: August 2

Finish Date: August 7

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Comments 3

  • Al Galletly : Aug 12th

    All I can say is, “HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS” to each any every one who completed a thru-hike so far this year! Well done … and thank for proving it CAN be done. Cheers and all best wishes.

  • Ellen Honig : Aug 12th

    Congratulations to all. What a mighty accomplishment!
    Best regards,
    Ellen Honig

  • John Kuznarik : Aug 12th

    So happy for all of you. I’m planning my own thru hike. I can’t wait to join this great community.


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