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A.T. in a Day 2015

BACKPACKER readers covered a total of 1,626 miles along the Appalachian Trail.

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AT in a Day 2015 - Mt. Franklin

Mt. Franklin in New Hampshire¹s White Mountains looking ahead at Mt. Eisenhower. [Photo: Dan Kennedy ­/ Linked Ring Photography]

AT in a Day 2015

Following the white blazes in Allen Gap outside Greenville, TN [Photo: Darren Reese @2manyreesespieces]

AT in a Day 2015 - green tunnel

The Green Tunnel on display outside Duncannon, PA. [Photo: Joan Crum / @freetobeme717]

AT in a Day - Fayetteville

Bill McKinney travels the logs near Fayetteville, PA. [Photo: Nicole McKinney]

AT in a Day 2015

The famous balds between Hughes Gap and Carvers Gap, NC [Photo: Ellen Gass]

AT in a Day 2015 - Austin Brook Trail from North Road

The trail goes over boards near Gentian Pond, VT. [Photo: Erik Barstow]

AT in a Day - gregory pack

Thanks to Gregory for gear and support! [Photo: Bud Force]

AT in a Day - Flagstaff Lake

Sunset over Flagstaff Lake, Maine. [Photo: Tim Henderson]

Thanks!

Together, we concurrently hiked 1,626.3 miles with hikers out in each of the states. Big ups to the hiker of Georgia for being the first to 100 percent filled, and also to those in West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts for hiking every mile of trail in the state.

By all accounts it was an excellent day (though the same can’t be said for the weather everywhere!) and the most spread-out show of support in the AT’s long and storied history. Thanks to everyone who laced up, drove out, and helped make the day happen. If you took pics from the day, share them with us at AT1Day@aimmedia.com, or tag them #AT1Day on Instagram.

Don’t let your interest in the Appalachian Trail end now. Stay connected with one of these organizations, volunteer, or who knows, maybe plan a thru-hike of your own: backpacker.com/at.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy (appalachiantrail.org)
Appalachian Mountain Club (outdoors.org/volunteer)
Appalachian Trials (appalachiantrials.com)

Big thanks to our pals at Gregory for equipment and for helping make the day possible.

See you out there next year,

Casey Lyons, senior editor