Someday and Hillbilly Bart Thru-Hike the Great Eastern Trail First

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“Meet Joanna Swanson and Bart Houck, or Someday and Hillbilly Bart if you encounter them on the trail. They are the first thru-hikers of the roughly 1,600-mile long Great Eastern Trail, which connects a series of preexisting trails and stretches from Flag Mountain, Ala. to the Finger Lakes of New York. With a lesser overall gain in elevation and a shorter length than the Appalachian Trail, the Great Eastern Trail rivals its Appalachian counterpart with a different set of challenges which, for Swanson and Houck, began even before they set foot on Alabama soil.” – 

I would encourage you to go read this great article. I can’t wait to see if they write a book. I really want to read their account of being the first to thru-hike the Great Eastern Trail.

blueridgeoutdoors.com/hiking/great-eastern-trail-new-t/

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