Complete Appalachian Trail

Follow white blazes southbound from Mt. Katahdin summit to Simmons Gap, VA overcoming all obstacles, physical and mental, including but not limited to: cold; heat; rain;  snow; lightning; Lyme Disease; delirium; hunger; gluttony; sleeplessness;  overexertion; poisonous plants; boredom; excitement; wild animals;  "odd" people; government agents; thirst; stream crossings; darkness; difficult access to fermented malt and hops beverages; poisonous snakes;  giardia lamblia; hantavirus; black flies, mosquitoes and the like; game hunters; no or poor mobile phone service; no television; limited bathing opportunities, etc., etc., etc.

Start date is August 11 +/- a day or so.  Anticipate ending around November 1 unless delays, breakdowns, or extension dictate otherwise.

Travel at your own expense and risk(s).

,Not an outing for beginners.

 

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  • Jane

    We'll be excited to hear of your adventures! Take care, and return safely.

    1 · August 8

  • sara p

    We are so happy for you Shaun. Post pictures for us!! We'll be cheering for you!

    1 · July 28

    • Shaun E. S.

      Hope to do some trail walking with you and the other hotties in late November or December.

      Say hello to all for me. And/or organize the group to join me in NH’s “Whites” for a Hut to Hut hike http://www.outdoors.o...­.

      Over.

      SES

      August 5

  • Bev L.

    Wow...thought you were doing this solo. Wish I had known it was going to open up to any and all :) Enjoy the trip but I made alternate plans.

    1 · July 23

    • Shaun E. S.

      I expect I will be solo for most if not all. Some have asked about joining me for a week or so and that'd work. One of the "obstacles" I failed to mention in the description is my cantankerous disposition. Doesn't bother me, but others find it objectionable.

      July 24

  • Debbie

    Enjoy your journey and safe returns-can't wait to hear about your trip

    July 23

  • Jana L.

    Sorry I can't make it, Shaun. It sounds like a lot of fun! Lyme disease possibilities, and all...Lol!!!

    July 20

  • Larry H.

    I wish I could join you but I can't get that much time off in one stretch. This is on my bucket list after I retire. Be Well, Be Safe, and do good work.

    July 21

  • Beverly

    Wow Shaun that's awesome! Hope you take lots of pictures.

    July 20

    • Shaun E. S.

      Camera is too much extra weight.

      July 20

    • karen S.

      you sound like my nephew -he weighs everything on his big and also a tiny scale. please send us photos.

      July 21

  • karen S.

    Shaun-I am so excited for you!! What an amazing trip this will be. YOu are tuff, for sure!!! I will be paddling an arctic river in aug. then driving our new used old 96' Landcrusiser to Wy with the two doggies -returning to AK in Oct sometime. Be safe!!! I am actually getting excited for our upcoming winter gatherings. Karen

    1 · July 20

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