Trail Stories

THRU: An Appalachian Trail Love Story
Trail Stories / November 12, 2015

When a diverse group of northbound “thru-hikers” meet on Springer Mtn., the southern terminus of the fabled Appalachian Trail, they begin developing a bond that will unite them as they embark on a 2,184-mile odyssey toward Maine’s venerable Mt. Katahdin. When author Richard Judy completed a southbound hike of the A.T. in 1973 at age 21, he dreamed of ­capturing the essence of this last great American ­adventure on paper. Now, i...