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35 Reasons to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Appalachian TrailNeed a reason to embark on an epic journey on the Appalachian Trail (AT)? How about 35 reasons? The well-worn route runs from Georgia to Maine and can take hikers five months to complete. For some, that's not nearly enough. AT hiker Kevin Gallagher said, "I sure would have loved to keep going."

To illustrate some of the reasons hikers like Gallagher love the AT, the folks at HikingBoots.com recently created a cool infographic to mark the trail's highlights and inspire us to plan our next adventure.

Check out the infographic below.

35 Reasons to Hike the Appalachian Trail


If this graphic doesn't make you want to head for the hills, here are 75 more reasons to hike the AT.

--Image courtesy of HikingBoots.com


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