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How to Thru Hike the Appalachian Trail

How to Thru Hike the Appalachian Trail – Saturday, Jan 27 at the Hiwassee/Ocoee state Park (6:00pm to 8:00pm).  423-263-0050

Have you ever wanted to learn about thru-hiking or section-hiking on a long-distance trail? Imagine walking in the woods with just a backpack and camping somewhere new every night. Do you want to discover “why” Ranger Jeremy would spend almost ½ a year in the woods trekking from Georgia to Maine? Long distance trails like this one offer a unique backpacking adventure of a lifetime. If you have asked these sorts of questions, be encouraged to come and join us to learn just “how” and “why” Ranger Jeremy finished his thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (2,190.9 miles) back in 2018. If he can hike it, so can you!

This program is tailored to give you an entry level overview to thru-hiking. We will discuss how to plan and prepare for thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Feel free to bring your backpack loaded with your gear for an (optional) pack shake-down that will take place at the end of the program.

What to expect from this program:

  • Optional Pack Shake-down
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Reduction of Pack Weight
  • Educational Resources
  • Trail Lingo
  • Thru-Hiker Trail Diet
  • Fun & Laughter
  • Inspiration & Motivation
  • Q&A with 2018 AT Thru-hiker “OnStep/Ranger Jeremy”

Cost is $5 per person