Appalachian Trail Thru-hike Video
"Perseverance and Gratitude Along the Appalachian Trail"
This is the video documentary I made about my thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (AT). It took me six months to hike approximately 2,150 miles from Georgia to Maine.
Long-distance backpacking is an amazing experience. As the title "Perseverance and Gratitude Along the Appalachian Trail" indicates, I found that those were the themes that ran through my own hike.
It takes strong stubborn streak to keep going through the pain, tedium, and homesickness. But just plowing through without appreciating the small and large joys of life on the trail would be a rather empty journey.
I'm sorry this documentary had to be broken into two parts for technical reasons. But I do hope you enjoy both parts!
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These are my articles related to hiking, backpacking, and other outdoor activities. I am an experienced backpacker and thru-hiker, and now enjoy hiking and camping with my children.
Perseverance and Gratitude Along the Appalachian Trail - Part 1
Some Books About Hiking the AT
There are many books available on the various aspects of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Here are just two books that are altogether unalike!
This book had just been published as I was thru-hiking. It is a humorous (hysterically humorous!) account of an attempted thru-hike.
This is a good resource for those who want practical information about planning a thru-hike.
Perseverance and Gratitude Along the Appalachian Trail - Part 2
Some Helpful Links
- Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The ATC is the organization that preserves and manages the Appalachian Trail
- The Ultralight Backpacker
TIps, ideas, and strategies for lightweight hiking and backpacking
Information about backpacking, specifically on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail