We got an important comment from the official AT.
“Actually the terminii of the Appalachian Trail were determined by an act of the U.S. Congress when it established it as the first National Scenic Trail in 1968. To â€œlengthenâ€ the official Trail would take a similar act of Congress.”
Martin A. Bartels – www.appalachiantrail.org
Most finish the AT at Mount Katahdin, Maine.
But the Appalachian Mountains continue into Canada. Surely the standard 2,175mi is not long enough.
You could cross the U.S.-Canada border at Fort Fairfield and add another 500mi or so. This is one of the extensions referred to as the International Appalachian Trail.
But is that far enough?
Why not extend your walk through to the north tip of Newfoundland?
source – InternationalAT.org
Walking for walking’s sake is not necessarily a good thing. Because it’s there, not a good enough reason.
Be discriminating when you choose your hikes. That’s what besthike.com is all about.
Life is short.