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Mt. Franklin in New Hampshire¹s White Mountains looking ahead at Mt. Eisenhower. [Photo: Dan Kennedy / Linked Ring Photography]
Following the white blazes in Allen Gap outside Greenville, TN [Photo: Darren Reese @2manyreesespieces]
The Green Tunnel on display outside Duncannon, PA. [Photo: Joan Crum / @freetobeme717]
Bill McKinney travels the logs near Fayetteville, PA. [Photo: Nicole McKinney]
The famous balds between Hughes Gap and Carvers Gap, NC [Photo: Ellen Gass]
The trail goes over boards near Gentian Pond, VT. [Photo: Erik Barstow]
Thanks to Gregory for gear and support! [Photo: Bud Force]
Sunset over Flagstaff Lake, Maine. [Photo: Tim Henderson]
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.
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