Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Appalachian Trail: See a six-month hike in 5 minutes

The Appalachian Trail, one of three trails that make up the Triple Crown of long-distance hiking in the U.S., stretches 2,181 miles from Maine to Georgia and is famous for its "thru-hikers."

A hike this magnitude takes anywhere from five to seven months to complete, depending on your pace.

For Kevin Gallagher, the journey took six months.

For you, it'll take five minutes, thanks to Gallagher, who videotaped his hike and "condensed and reinterpreted" it in what he called The Green Tunnel, posted just a couple of weeks ago.

Obviously, he doesn't show the entire Appalachian Trail, but you do get a flavor for the trail, assuming it really is the Appalachian Trail (not that we have any doubts).

Unfortunately, you don't burn any calories taking this virtual hike:





Incidentally, the other two trails that make up the Triple Crown of long-distance hiking is the Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. If you go, drop us a line about your hike. Or make a video.

Thanks to Backpacker.com!

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