Meet the Class of 2016: 258 Glorious Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Summit Photos

For the last few months, Appalachian Trials has been proudly publishing a weekly series featuring AT thru-hiker summit photos. Since winter is approaching, we thought it was time to commemorate the Class of 2016 Appalachian Thru-Hikers in one large, celebratory post!

We hope you look through these and get inspired to get on the trail or any trail near you, and celebrate the great outdoors! We dare you to not feel an overwhelming pride for all these thru-hikers!

A huge congrats to each and every one of you thru-hikers! You are all badasses.

If you haven’t submitted your photos yet, it’s not too late! Email your photos here and be sure to include your Trail Name and completion date.

We proudly introduce the…

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Class of 2016

Tenderfoot and Lay's, August 15th

Trail Name: Tenderfoot and Lay’s
Summit Date: 9/15

Robi Dobi 10/30

Trail Name: Robi
Summit Date: 10/30

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Trail Name: Two Socks
Summit Date: 9/15

Chatterbox, Don Quixote, Keebler, Rigby, and Sin Nombre

Trail Name: Chatterbox, Don Quixote, Keebler, Rigby, and Sin Nombre
Summit Date: 10/25

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Trail Name: Double Dip and Dirtface
Summit Date: July 19, 2016

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Trail Name: Frodo T-Baggins – Youngest Diabetic to finish the AT
Summit Date: July 28, 2016

 


Trail Name: Big Fudge
Summit Date: August 7, 2016


Trail Name: Shao
Summit Date: August 8, 2016

 

A journey ends. . . . Final status update: States hiked: 14 Miles: 2189.1 Days: 134 Elevation gain/loss: Equal to climbing Mt. Everest 16 times Consecutive days hiked: 28 Cookies eaten: 1371 . . To everyone that supported me through this trip: thank you so much, I could not have done it without you. Whether it was packages sent to me along the way, coming out and hiking alongside, or even just passing along words on encouragement- thank you, you’re all the reason I was able to get through the low points and celebrate the highs. It’s undeniable that my friends and family are the greatest part of my life and I want you to know I am extremely grateful for that. Adios for now, Speedy Johnzalés #at2016 #appalachiantrail #katahdin

A photo posted by John Combs (@johnanthonycombs) on

Trail Name: Speedy Johnzalés
Summit Date: August 6, 2016

 

Trail Name: Green Hornet
Summit Date: August 3, 2016

 

It’s done! We’re thru hikers now #appalachiantrail #NOBO #appalachiantrials #at2016

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Trail Name: Kaboose and Sweeper
Summit Date: August 7, 2016

 

I love you guys! #appalachiantrials #appalachiantrail #hikertrash #georgiatomaine

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Trail Name: Cupcake
Summit Date: August 7, 2016

 

All done.

A photo posted by Andrew (@bemental) on

Trail Name: Gramps
Summit Date: August 7, 2016

 

Trail Name: Mismatch
Summit Date: August 7, 2016

 

Trail Name: Ladybird
Summit Date: August 6, 2016

 

Trail Name: Tarp, Statler, Bowler, Waldorf, Zataran, Quicksand, and Pinky Toe
Summit Date: August 5, 2016

AT Thru-hike from 3/18/16-8/5/16 #at2016 #appalachiantrials

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Trail Name: Sir Eats-a-lot
Summit Date: August 5, 2016

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Trail Name: Clementine
Summit Date: July 20, 2016

 

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Trail Name: Bug Juice
Summit Date: July 31, 2016

 

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Trail Name: Clean Skittle
Summit Date: August 3, 2016

 

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Trail Name: Nascar
Summit Date: July 24

 

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Trail Name: Sixty Also
Summit Date: July 6

 


Trail Name: Swede
Summit Date: August 9

 

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Trail Name: AB
Summit Date: August 3

 

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Trail Name: Traildweller
Summit Date: August 11

 

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Trail Name: Northstar
Summit Date: July 24

 

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Trail Name: Rain & Sprinkle
Summit Date: August 8

 

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Trail Name: Weird Horse
Summit Date: August 5

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Trail Name: Greyhound
Summit Date: August 9

 

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Trail Name: Cool Dad
Summit Date: August 9

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Trail Name: Rambo
Summit Date: August 7

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Trail Name: Robin Fairey
Summit Date: August 12

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Trail Name: Champa
Summit Date: August 15

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Trail Name: Pen-Dexter
Summit Date: July 30

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Trail Name: Shrink
Summit Date: August 14

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Trail Name: Root Beard
Summit Date: August 7

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Trail Name: Oriole
Summit Date: August 16

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Trail Name: Tortilla
Summit Date: August 16

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Trail Name: Hawk
Summit Date: August 16

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Trail Name: Mercury
Summit Date: August 13

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Trail Name: Not Chris
Summit Date: August 21

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Trail Name: Tripper and Slipper
Summit Date: August 19

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Trail Name: Bevo
Summit Date: August 12

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Trail Name: Wild Card Ninja
Summit Date: August 4

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Trail Name: Zach Galifianakis
Summit Date: August 16

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Trail Name: Shiver
Summit Date: August 12

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Trail Name: Deadwood
Summit Date: August 25

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Trail Name: Jabba
Summit Date: August 25

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Trail Name: Spidey
Summit Date: July 23

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Trail Name: Training Wheels
Summit Date: August 25

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Trail Name: Hooshr
Summit Date: August 23

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Trail Name: UFC Guy
Summit Date: August 11

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Trail Name: Subman and Suds
Summit Date: August 23

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Trail Name: Orion
Summit Date: August 25

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Trail Name: Soup
Summit Date: August 25

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Trail Name: Scuba
Summit Date: August 27

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Trail Name: Thunder Snarf
Summit Date:

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Trail Name: Focus
Summit Date: August 27

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Trail Name: Savage
Summit Date: August 19

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Trail Name: Panda
Summit Date:

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Trail Name: Just Greg
Summit Date: August 12

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Trail Name: Not A Bear
Summit Date: August 23

 

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Trail Name: New Hampshire Bob
Summit Date: August 25

 

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Trail Name: Patches
Summit Date: August 25

 

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Trail Name: Wheels
Summit Date: August 29

 

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Trail Name: The Kid
Summit Date: September 9

 

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Trail Name: Even Keel
Summit Date: August 19

 

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Trail Name: The Real Rambo
Summit Date: September 6

 

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Trail Name: Mouse
Summit Date: August 31

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Trail Name: ShadowFox and Yukon
Summit Date: August 31

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Trail Name: Goose
Summit Date: September 2

 

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Trail Name: Big Bad Wolf
Summit Date: September 5

 

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Trail Name: Barnum
Summit Date: September 9

 

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Trail Name: Pickle
Summit Date: September 2

 

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Trail Name: Hawaii
Summit Date: August 14

 

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Trail Name: Firefly
Summit Date: September 6

 

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Trail Name: Squeaknee and Bear Song
Summit Date:September 5

 

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Trail Name: Jonny B. Good
Summit Date: September 9

 

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Trail Name: Mola
Summit Date: August 26

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Trail Name: Scorpion
Summit Date: September 9

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Trail Name: Sweet Potato
Summit Date: August 19

 

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Trail Name: Little Rhino and Lollygag
Summit Date: September 10

 

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Trail Name: Sir Fob W. Pot
Summit Date: September 13

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Trail Name: Cheap & Easy
Summit Date: August 25

 

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Trail Name: Mercury & Minion
Summit Date: September 15

 

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Trail Name: Boomer
Summit Date: September 16

 

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Trail Name: L.T. Dan
Summit Date: September 21

 

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Trail Name: Steady and Teach
Summit Date: August 15

 

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Trail Name: Olive Oil
Summit Date: August 29

 

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Trail Name: Storm
Summit Date: September 21

 

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Trail Name: Wankles
Summit Date: September 21

 

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Trail Name: Outback
Summit Date: September 20

 

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Trail Name: Scooter
Summit Date: September 12

 

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Trail Name: Backscratcher
Summit Date: September 22

 

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Trail Name: Garnet Turtle
Summit Date: September 15

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Trail Name: Breaking Badger
Summit Date: September 13

 

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Trail Name: Can-Do
Summit Date: September 22

 

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Trail Name: Chef Ducky
Summit Date: September 20

 

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Trail Name: Gaia the Womble
Summit Date: September 15

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Trail Name: Peaches
Summit Date: September 20

 

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Trail Name: Chicken Fried
Summit Date: September 22

 

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Trail Name: Slice and Reindeer
Summit Date: September 24

 

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Trail Name: Frodo
Summit Date: September 22

 

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Trail Name: High Life
Summit Date: August 28

 

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Trail Name: Karma
Summit Date: September 26

 

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Trail Name: Optimist and Purple Mist
Summit Date: September 24

 

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Trail Name: Slinger
Summit Date: September 12

 

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Trail Name: Flannel
Summit Date: September 26

 

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Trail Name: Stardust
Summit Date: September 26

 

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Trail Name: Alice & Trail Family: Shady Creepers
Summit Date: September 22

 

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Trail Name: Hansel
Summit Date: September 26

 

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Trail Name: Ninja
Summit Date: September 22

 

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Trail Name: Pooch
Summit Date: September 30

 

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Trail Name: Arrow
Summit Date: September 6

 

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Trail Name: Pocahontas / Party Foul
Summit Date: September 21

 

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Trail Name: JotC & the Bean
Summit Date: September 24

 

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Trail Name: Pokey and Lupine
Summit Date: 9/26/16

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Trail Name: Ninja
Summit Date: September 22

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Trail Name: Mowgli
Summit Date: September 22

 

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Trail Name: Burrito and Cupcake
Summit Date: September 30

 

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Trail Name: Shotgun
Summit Date: September 24

 

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Trail Name: Lady McGaver & Bear Chaser
Summit Date: September 12

 

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Trail Name: Thor & Athena
Summit Date: September 30

 

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Trail Name: Peril
Summit Date: October 1

 

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Trail Name: Roadrunner
Summit Date: September 15

 

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Trail Name: Thor & Athena, Uke Lady, Burrito, Cupcake, Frog King and Bilbo
Summit Date: September 30

 

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Trail Name: Mr. Bear and Teddy (the hiker)
Summit Date: October 1

 

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Trail Name: Brave Turtle & Castaway – a HUGE CONGRATS to the both of you!
Summit Date: October 6

 

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Trail Name: Pancake
Summit Date: September 29

 

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Trail Name: The Dude
Summit Date: September 28

 

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Trail Name: Finch
Summit Date: October 7

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Trail Name: Lavender, Stitch and Sonic
Summit Date:

 

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Trail Name: Constantine
Summit Date: September 30

 

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Trail Name: Cyborg, Naruto and Mr. Clean
Summit Date: October 10

 

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Trail Name: Thumper
Summit Date: September 28

 

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Trail Name: The Gatherer
Summit Date: September 23

 

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Trail Name: Hey Girl
Summit Date: October 2

 

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Trail Name: Chipotle
Summit Date: October 7

 

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Trail Name: 60Sense
Summit Date: September 26

 

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Trail Name: Bear Wall of Darkness
Summit Date: September 30

 

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Trail Name: Crispi
Summit Date: October 16

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Trail Name: McDoubles
Summit Date: August 27

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Trail Name: Karate Kid and Popeye
Summit Date: October 26

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Trail Name: Little Red
Summit Date: September 15

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Trail Name: Peanut
Summit Date: September 27

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Trail Name: Gadget
Summit Date: October 5

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Trail Name: ReBoot
Summit Date: October 10

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Trail Name: Mountain Goat and Chopper
Summit Date: August 30

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Trail Name: Rock City
Summit Date: September 22

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Trail Name: Berenstain Bears
Summit Date: July 20

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Trail Name: Wook
Summit Date: September 14

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Trail Name: Spicy
Summit Date: September 20

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Trail Name: Cap
Summit Date: November 8

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Trail Name: Dregs and Chicken Hawk
Summit Date: September 16

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Trail Name: Peacefoot
Summit Date: September 22

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Trail Name: Cookie
Summit Date: August 24

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Trail Name: Robert Earll
Summit Date:

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Trail Name: Trail Talker
Summit Date: October 3

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Trail Name: Leapfrog
Summit Date: October 11

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Trail Name: Nightwatch
Summit Date: October 22

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Trail Name: White Noise
Summit Date: October 11

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Trail Name: Safety Pin
Summit Date: October 11

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Trail Name: Gigglefritz
Summit Date: September 16

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Trail Name: ‘Lil Sister
Summit Date: October 2

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Trail Name: Sacagawea
Summit Date: September 1

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Trail Name: Lightfoot and Orange Crush
Summit Date: September 14

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Trail Name: George and Little Foot
Summit Date: August 20

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Trail Name: Ginger Patch
Summit Date: August 7

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Trail Name: No Way
Summit Date: October 19

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Trail Name: B-Hiker
Summit Date: August 15

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Trail Name: Ninja Roll
Summit Date: September 14

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Trail Name: Grizzly Adams
Summit Date: September 13

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Trail Name: Snickers
Summit Date: September 17

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Trail Name: Elsa
Summit Date: September 17

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Trail Name: Xtra-Tuff
Summit Date: September 16

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Trail Name: Willow
Summit Date: October 2

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Trail Name: Griz
Summit Date: September 15

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Trail Name: Hammer
Summit Date: September 17

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Trail Name: Deuces
Summit Date:

 

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Trail Name: UConn
Summit Date: August 19

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Trail Name: Captain Planet
Summit Date: September 29

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Trail Name: Mountain Goat
Summit Date: October 1

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Trail Name: Sky Dawg and Arrowhead
Summit Date: September 29

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Trail Name: Uno and Expiration Date
Summit Date: November 10

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Trail Name: Babwe Weather
Summit Date: August 10

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Trail Name: Spero
Summit Date: October 14

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Trail Name: Fence and Uncareful
Summit Date: July 24

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Trail Name: Helter
Summit Date: August 26

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Trail Name: Pony
Summit Date: September 22

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Trail Name: Llama and Beaver
Summit Date: September 30

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Trail Name: Cruise Missile
Summit Date: August 16

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Trail Name: Bubbles and Sprout
Summit Date: November 19

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Trail Name: Halftime
Summit Date: November 4

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Trail Name: Echo
Summit Date: August 12

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Trail Name: The Natural
Summit Date: November 18

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Trail Name: Puck
Summit Date: August 9

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Trail Name: McGoober
Summit Date: September 5

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Trail Name: Wokman
Summit Date: September 22

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Trail Name: One-A-Day
Summit Date: November 17

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Trail Name: Hare Bear
Summit Date: July 8

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Trail Name: Smeagol
Summit Date: September 16

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Trail Name: Zuko
Summit Date: November 20

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Trail Name: Foxtrot
Summit Date: September 1

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Trail Name: Rambo
Summit Date: July 1

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Trail Name: Windwalker
Summit Date: September 1

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Trail Name: Crash
Summit Date: September 14

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Trail Name: M&M and Orbit
Summit Date: August 8

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Trail Name: Sharkey and Dr. G
Summit Date: August 29

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Trail Name: Cici
Summit Date: October 13

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Trail Name: Zoe and Leprechaun
Summit Date: August 19

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    Larry : Dec 5th

    I just wanted to inform you that there was a big group that i was apart of that summit on Oct 19th. Page is Explore the Appalachian trail with Larry on FB. Trail name Stone Bridge

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