National Geographic’s AT Film — A MUST See
If you haven’t already watched this little video, you are missing out!
I happened to stumble across the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers: Class of 2017 Facebook site (@AT2017) the other night and scrolled through the various posts. It had some good questions posted for upcoming AT Thru Hikers as well as asking some questions from the Class of 2016 to provide advice.
However, I watched a this little film by National Geographic which was very “telling” about the AT!
Educational is one word that describes the film. Everything surrounding the AT really impacts nature and the natural habitat! Who would have thought about acid rain being an issue…not me!
As the film breaks down the 4 areas of the AT, I couldn’t help but see myself hiking along these trails next year. However, the harsh reality settled in when I saw some of the pathways…rocky, very rocky and difficult! I think this will NOT be a walk in the park, but more of a Climbing Expedition!
Wait until you see those ROCKY areas. And the Virginia Highlands…how about the limited trees…I hope I’m not passing through here when it’s the dog days of summer! Then the New England section…it looks rough!
As I continue to prepare for my Thru Hike, it’s films like this that Inspire Me to be one of the few who complete an AT Thru Hike.
Check out the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=expjsUj9dZo
You WON’T be disappointed!
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If you haven’t already, check out Will Woods stuff on you tube. I binge watched his AT thru hike. He is known as Red Beard and his stuff is really good!