In groups of three to four, Dartmouth students attempt to complete a 53.6 mile hike along the Appalachian Trail. IN LESS THAN 36 HOURS. They don't sleep. They don't stop.
Beginning Friday morning in Hanover, New Hampshire, participants hike throughout the day, throughout the night, over mountains, through valleys, all the way to the top of Mount Moosilauke, and down to the Moosilauke Lodge. The expedition is legendary. It's a tradition that goes back all the way to... before any of us can remember. This year, we decided to document it.
The journey is rewarding but brutal. Numerous students provide help along the way. They supply food, monitor safety, and offer mental support for the exhausted participants.
The hikers of the Fifty learn about both the Appalachian wilderness and themselves throughout the challenging adventure.