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From Georgia to Maine. Or, from Maine to Georgia

Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Ted Harvey is about halfway to his destinations. Photo by Quincy Cabot

SALISBURY — The Appalachian Trail follows a 2,181-mile chain of mountains that stretches from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain in Georgia to the northern terminus at Mount Katahdin in Maine. 

Every year, hikers by the thousands attempt to walk the entire trail, living out of their backpacks for typically around six months. 

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