White Blaze - Stories from the Appalachian Trail

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The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, often referred only as the Appalachian Trail, is the longest continuously marked footpath in the world. It is long 2,181 miles long.

The marked hiking trail in the Eastern United States extends between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine.

Usually, hiking the trail takes between five and seven months. However, some speedsters have done it in less than 50 days. The average hiker, however, takes about three miles an hour pace.

Most hikers go for 8 to 10 miles per day at the beginning of the hike, and then slowly work towards 12 to 16 miles per day. Eventually, most hikers get a 20 or 25 miles day.

This adventure is shrouded with mystery and foliage. Those who complete the trail are changed forever. Their life is never the same. This documentary features people who have completed the trail, talking about the physical, mental, and spiritual aspect of the Appalachian trail. What makes the journey, not the destination so special and challenging? Find out!

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