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.

34 thoughts on “I DID IT!!!

  1. I am so totally thrilled for you!!!! You dug deep so many times into your reserves and YOU DID IT!! You now have this as a part of you the rest of your life.

    Each of us who has followed your journey admire your determination and celebrate with you.

    Please give us a PS or two in the future sometime, just to hear how post-hike life is going.

    And now my email mailbox is going to be so boring.

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  2. Congrats, Amy! I’m so proud of you!!! What you did out there is truly incredible.

    Thank you for taking the time and trouble of blogging the entire hike! It has been a lot of fun following you on your journey.

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  3. And, darned you, now I’m inspired to try to do the whole thing in one blow next year, instead of starting from where I left off this year.

    Hopefully this mood shall pass. 😏


  4. Amy,
    Congratulations on becoming a AT thru hiker. Sue and I have enjoyed each your trail progress updates.
    Best Regards,
    Wally Havran and Sue Rigby


  5. Congratulations! You are now an official bad ass!! See you in Florida!

    Rayanne Kelly Sent from my iPhone Please excuse typos as much of my correspondence is dictated for safety. 267-218-0782



  6. Amy…Congratulations! I am so happy for you. When I think back on our meeting in Teahorse Hostel and now, now you’ve finished in Georgia after all these months. I, like Ruth, would still like to see posts from you post hike – when you’re ready. And, yes, thank you for taking the some of your precious time and energy writing and posting photos of your journey. I can’t believe you have finally finished – so proud of you.


      1. Oh WOW!!! Going back to work “right away” is going to be more like shock (I hope you like your job at least). I look forward to any future posts and plans you have. Again – you are awesome!

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  7. Congratulations, Little Bear Stumbles! I am so very happy for you! You deserve recognition for sticking with it. Hugs, my sweet friend. I hope to see you in Florida in December!


  8. Congratulations on a difficult job well done!!!!
    You are a special lady-your strength and determination are to be admired
    I am hoping you are on your way home to get some well deserved rest
    Enjoy your wonderfully supportive family!
    I am looking forward to seeing all of you when we return to Florida this winter
    Be proud of your accomplishment- we certainly are!
    Sue Rigby


  9. Congratulations!!!It has been my pleasure to follow you; I am so proud FOR YOU!..you have given yourself a wonderful gift of memories and accomplishments..be proud lady..be very very proud. Welcome Home, Dee

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  10. Congratulations on completing your thru-hike. So many dream of doing just what you’ve accomplished and yet never even hit the trail. Perseverance is a great virtue. It was a delight to meet you a couple of times on the trail. This goes for Hootie, too. I hope our paths cross again in the future.

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    1. Wow, congratulations. That’s awesome. NH and ME are hard!!! I’m hoping to meet up with a friend that I hike with some on the AT this spring. Then I plan to do the Northville-Placid trail in NY in August. I’m looking forward to hiking again.


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