FKT: Peter Wetzel - Appalachian Trail (AT) - 2012-11-03

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307d 9h 10m 10s
GPS track(s)
AT001.gpx337.63 KB
AT002.gpx265.07 KB
AT003.gpx316.82 KB
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AT006.gpx262.33 KB
AT007.gpx291.76 KB
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AT009.gpx1.31 KB
AT010.gpx269.3 KB
AT011.gpx160.96 KB
AT012.gpx385.33 KB
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AT014.gpx290.08 KB
AT015.gpx343.67 KB
AT016.gpx281.88 KB
AT017.gpx323.05 KB
AT018.gpx215.96 KB
AT019.gpx64.75 KB
AT020.gpx192.65 KB
AT021.gpx210.31 KB
AT022.gpx352.09 KB
AT023.gpx266.82 KB
AT024.gpx340.77 KB
AT025.gpx291.55 KB
AT026.gpx304.79 KB

Please see the blog at and the Trail Journals link for daily reports with abundant photos.

GPS tracks are entirely complete except for a single day, January 9th, during which I somehow turned the recording capability off.  For that day the Geo-located photos are provided.  A few other random photos of interest also included in this submission.

What I did:  It is called a yo-yo.  I hiked the entire AT both ways within a single calendar year.  In my case it was done by means of individual daily out-and-back hikes.  In other words, each day I started at a trailhead and hiked a section both ways, then moved to the next adjacent section and did the same until I had finished the entire trail, scrupulously passing every white blaze twice.

I supported myself with a vehicle, driving from one trailhead to the next to launch each day's out-and-back section.  I did not hike any more than a few hours with any one person, though I met a great many people more than once, sometimes months apart.