10 famous Appalachian Trail hikers

This forum is for the Appalachian Trail which runs for nearly 2200 miles through 14 states from Georgia to Maine.
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Post by TreeFrog » Mon May 23, 2011 3:46 am

10 famous Appalachian Trail hikers

I recently saw this posting at the Mother Nature Network site. Among the 10 most famous AT hikers:

1. Earl Shaffer - First person to thru-hike the A.T. (no debate)

2. Mike Hanson - First blind person to hike the A.T. (what about Bill Erwin?, guess he wasn't totally blind)

3. Grandma Gatewood - first person to hike the trail three times, and she was the oldest woman to thru-hike the trail at the time (no debate)

4. Bill Bryson - author of a Walk In The Woods (well, he did make the A.T. more famous, but ....)

5. Scott Rogers - the first above-the-knee amputee to hike the entire Appalachian Trail

6. Kevin Gallagher - strung 4000 still photos together to create a stop-motion film of the A.T.

7. Jacques d'Amboise - shared his “Trail Dance,â€

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