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, of Mountain City, Tennessee, has hiked the entire 2,180-mile 18 times, including nine thru-hikes. …

He also led eight group thru-hikes of the AT, seven of which saw a 100 percent completion rate among the hikers. …

The class, which will be formally inducted on Saturday, May 2, during the Appalachian Trail of Banquet at the Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, also will include Chris Brunton, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; the late Thurston Griggs, of Baltimore, Maryland; and the late Jim Stoltz of Helena, Montana.


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Kraig Becker:

Listen up trekkers, backpackers, and thru-hikers, Backpacker magazine has a new tool that you might be interested in, particularly if you plan on walking the Appalachian Trail.

The recently launched 3D map of the entire route of this iconic puts a host of great information at our fingertips, giving us new ways to this amazing path without ever leaving home.

The 3D map, which can be found here, covers the entire 2190 mile (3524 km) length of the AT. …

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