Friday, December 9, 2011

Now 2184.2 Miles

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has announced that the A.T. has grown by 3 miles! The official Appalachian Trail mileage for 2012 is 2184.2.  

That works out to about one more hour on the trail.

No details were given, but is generally understood that these annual fluctuations are the result of trail relocations, new land acquisitions that allow the trail to be moved off of roadways, and new switchbacks made on formerly straight trails by the many volunteers associated with the 31 trail maintaining clubs.

The theory that it is caused by global warming causing the earth to expand is hotly contested...

"A journey of 2184.2 miles begins with a single step"


  1. I found this blog from Good luck on your thru-hike planning. It would be interesting to know when the AT was at it's absolute longest... If you like cool photos and interesting reading you should check out mine too.

  2. 2184 huh? Seems like all the mileage usually occurs in the south which is a pity since now you'll have to enjoy the 2k mile mark somewhere in the woods instead of celebrating with a view on Bigelow. Oh well, its all left foot right foot anyways right?

  3. Heh, I wonder if they plan to move the halfway marker again this year.


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