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A 2,200 mile walk along the Appalachian Trail

I’m always amazed by the stamina and endurance some people have for walking long distances, particularly on long hiking trails for several consecutive days. Even a two-hour hike on a medium-difficulty trail can be exhausting sometimes. So imagine a 2,200 mile walk along the Appalachian Trail – this can take months, many pairs of hiking boots and many calories burned.

This impressive five minute stop-motion video shows Kevin Gallagher capturing his six month journey along the very long, and gorgeous Appalachian Trail. The trail stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Kathadin in Maine.

One interesting fact – the trail extends into Canada with the International Appalachian Trail. It cuts through the Atlantic provinces and part of Quebec, and ends at Labrador. I’d love to hike even a portion of either trails at some point in my lifetime.

If you’ve hiked the Appalachian Trail, I’d enjoy reading about your experiences in the comments below.