This past summer a group of seven incoming college freshmen, including myself, had the privilege of hiking on the Appalachian Trail for one week with two student guides and an adult guide. Together we traveled 40 miles of the 2,178 mile trail.
According to the National Park Service website, the Appalachian Trail extends through fourteen states on the United States’ eastern coast.,enjoyed by an estimated four million people. We didn’t see anywhere near that many people in the week we were on the trail, but we did meet some interesting people that helped make our complete isolation from civilization bearable. Hiking the Appalachian Trail was an amazing experience because of what we learned and the things we were able to see.