Tales from the Trail Walking Appalachia cover

Tales from the Trail, Walking Appalachia from Georgia to Maine

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21
/ Issue
30

Cover Design Credit:

Kathleen Soriano Taylor
For 153 days, Ashevillean Gary Sizer lived outdoors, joining an estimated 2,500 hikers who attempted the Appalachian Trail in 2014. The physical and mental toll it takes on these hikers is undeniable, yet many thru-hikers claim it's a positive, life-changing experience. And the number who attempt it is steadily rising each year.

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