A dream for a long time, whats the big deal ?
Throw some clothes and food in a bag and go hiking, right !!
It seemed like that in the beginning. I wonder how many folks drop out of this process long before the hike even begins. With so much to do, just getting to the start at Springer Mountain Ga. seems as daunting as the hike itself. My desire to hike the AT and the opportunity at the same time to give what I can to the Woodall Foundation of Carrollton Tx. is what got me started. Approximately 3000 attempt a thru hike of the AT each year wether hiking north or south. Most follow the seasons north. While most end their attempt early on due to varies reasons such as sickness or injuries. About 10 % are successful each year and reach Mt Katadin in Maine or Springer Mt in Georgia depending on direction of hike chosen.