The Appalachian Trail Conservancy keeps a central registry of all those who have reported completing the entire Appalachian Trail. It's estimated that 2-3 million visitors hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail each year. Most enjoy day hikes and short backpacking trips, but each year a small fraction of those hikers complete the entire Trail. Our records go back to 1936, when trail-builder Myron Avery was the first to walk the entire Trail, a year before the last piece in Maine was formally opened.
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