Southern Appalachian Trail/Chattahoochee National Forest 2016
The Appalachian Trail (A.T.) is a 2,175 mile hike from Georgia to Maine. It can be hiked daily, in sections or as a thru-hike. The Appalachian Trail has seen record numbers of thru-hikers over the last few years. This Hot Spot was carried out at the southern terminus of the train in Georgia. Currently, over 4,000 people start a thru hike on Springer Mountain each year. These, along with hundreds of spring breakers and week-end campers, create a major impact on the A.T. in Georgia. During the Hot Spot Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers connected with many of these hikers to educate them as they set out on their journey north.
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