This is the trail that has drawn me to hiking. Granted I was led into this trail by hearing about the Mt LeConte shelter in March of 2009 while on a trip to Gatlinburg. So, while it wasn’t the very first thing that drew me into hiking, it is what really grabbed my attention, and has created a longing inside of me to hike.
The Appalachian Trail (AT) is the long trail on the east coast. There are others, but this one takes the cake. From GA to MA, the trail is roughly 2,175 continuous miles and passes through 14 different states. It is marked with white blazes, hence the “White Blaze Fever.”
There is so much to know about the Appalachian Trail, I really do not know where to begin. But I will say this, start digging it up, cause it is well worth it. With that said, here is a great place to start: