Wednesday October 11, 2017
Coopeer Gap to Springer Mountain the Southern termunis of the AT, 12.3 miles
Total Mileage 2189.8
I did it!!! I hiked the whole Appalachian Trail in 172 days. If I had to be honest when I started the trail I didn’t think I would finish the whole thing. I didn’t think I wanted it bad enough to hike almost 22 hundred miles. I know I definitly wanted to finish the northern half and after finishing that I couldn’t wait to get the hell out of there and flip back down south. I hated hiking in New England the terrian was very rugged and with a pack on your back it takes the fun out of it.
Jim dropped HOOTIE and I off at Cooper Gap at 9 am and were off to becoming thru hikers this day. The day was beautiful, but a little to warm for hiking.
We met Jim and Berkley 1 mile from the top of Springer Mountain and they hike the remaining mile with me.
Today I am grateful for all of my friends and family that helped me finish the trail.