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What is the records for the fastest time hiking the Appalachian Trail?Appalachian Trail David Horton's Speed Record 52 Days, 9 Hours, 42 Minutes 1991
Pete Palmer's Speed Record 48 Days, 20 Hours, 11 Minutes 1999
Andrew Thompson's Speed Record 47 Days, 13 Hours, 31 Minutes 2005
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|Appalachian Trail go threw 14 States: Ending or Beginning at Katahdin or Springer Mountain|
|Appalachian National Scenic Trail|
The Appalachian Trail is a 2,175-mile long public footpath. Conceived in 1921 and completed in 1937, private citizens built the trail and thousands like you each year volunteer to maintain its footprint. From Maine’s Mount Katahdin and Georgia’s Springer Mountain, this footpath traverses scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild and culturally resonant lands through 14 of the eastern United States.
Exploring the Appalachian Trail
The A.T. is a hiking trail, enjoyed by an estimated 4 million people each year. It is within a day's drive of 2/3rds of the U.S. population. People of all ages and abilities enjoy short walks, day hikes, and long-distance backpacking journeys. It offers a variety of opportunities for viewing spectacular scenery, for exploring, for adventure, for exercise, for nature study, and for renewal.
Managing the Trail
The A.T. is managed cooperatively by the National Park Service, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), volunteers from 30 local A.T. Clubs, the USDA Forest Service, and other public land-managing agencies. Within this partnership, thousands of volunteers do much of the work each year to keep the Trail open for all to enjoy. The Trail is on more than 75 different federal and state forests and park lands.
Ending or Beginning of the Appalachian Trail
Mount Katahdin, Maine's tallest peakKatahdin is located in Baxter State Park, which is in east central Piscataquis County Maine, about 25 miles northwest of Millinocket. It is on the drainage divide between the East and West branches of the Penobscot River and is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.
Springer Mountain, Georgia
In 1958, the southern Appalachian Trail the end or beginning was moved from Mount Oglethorpe approximately 15 miles to Springer Mountain because of increased development around Mount Oglethorpe. The most popular approach trail to Springer Mountain starts at the visitor's center of Amicalola Falls State Park and is 8.3 in length. There is also another 9 mile trail leading from a parking lot on a forest service road to the end or beginning point. At the Peak of Springer Mountain is a bronze plaque with the Appalachian Trail logo, a register for hikers to sign, and a benchmark. An open-front trail shelter is provided for hikers.
Note! Mount Oglethorpe served as the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail from 1937 - 1958
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