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How a Blind Man Used Technology To Conquer the Appalachian Trail

How a Blind Man Used Technology To Conquer the Appalachian Trail | Appalachian Trail | Scoop.it
The Appalachian Trail spans more than 2,000 miles across 14 states, traversing woodlands and peaks from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. It is one of the world’s longest continuous footpaths, and each year thousands of individuals attempt to hike the entire thing. For any thru-hiker, making...
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Slate Magazine article about Mike Hanson, a blind man who hiked the Appalachian trail. 

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35 Reasons to Hike the Appalachian Trail (Infographic)

35 Reasons to Hike the Appalachian Trail (Infographic) | Appalachian Trail | Scoop.it
The Appalachian Trail is one of those quintessential walking routes that many people want to hike at least once in their lives. Situated along the eastern states of the United States of America, the Appalachian Trail runs north to south through 14 different states, 6 national parks, and 8... http://www.dauntlessjaunter.com/2013/03/20/35-reasons-to-hike-the-appalachian-trail-infographic/ #AT, #AppalachianTrail, #Hike, #Infographic
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Inforgraphic with 35 reasons to hike the Appalachian trail. Could use as a model for synthesizing some of Bryson's ideas.
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A 15-Year-Old Girl Is Very Close To Breaking An Appalachian Trail Record

A 15-Year-Old Girl Is Very Close To Breaking An Appalachian Trail Record | Appalachian Trail | Scoop.it
“ Neva Warren, 15, wants to become the youngest hiker to complete the Appalachian Trail solo. And she's nearly there. On Wednesday, Warren was 15 miles from the trail's northern end on Mount Katahdin in Maine, the AP reported.”
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15 year old girl wants to be youngest to hike Appalachian trail solo. She has been posting her updates to Instagram.
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Speed Hiker Pharr Davis Thrives on Rhythms of Appalachian Trail

Speed Hiker Pharr Davis Thrives on Rhythms of Appalachian Trail | Appalachian Trail | Scoop.it
Jennifer Pharr Davis is trying to break a speed record for hiking, but she says it was encounters with nature that sustain her.
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Great Hikes And The Surprises Along The Paths

Great Hikes And The Surprises Along The Paths | Appalachian Trail | Scoop.it
On August 14, 2012, the Appalachian Trail turned 75. The more than 2,000 mile path winds through 14 states, from Georgia to Maine, and continues to capture the imagination of hikers from around the world. Along the trail, many hikers discover things they never set out to find.
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Talk of the Nation segment on hikers.

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Newsela | Breaking the cycle of poverty starts on the Appalachian Trail

Newsela | Breaking the cycle of poverty starts on the Appalachian Trail | Appalachian Trail | Scoop.it
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Article about young people hiking the Appalachian trail.

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Bill Bryson at the NYS Writers Institute in 2013 - YouTube

Bill Bryson at the NYS Writers Institute in 2013 - YouTube | Appalachian Trail | Scoop.it
Bill Bryson is a widely admired nonfiction writer whose books on travel, history, science, and the English language are laugh-out-loud funny and astonishingl...
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Speech given by Bryson.
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