On October 16, 2001, Lisa Garrett and Francis Tapon finished hiking 2,168 miles of the Appalachian Trail, from Maine to Georgia.
We started hiking on June 26, 2001. We were on the trail on September 11, 2001.
The story of the thru-hike is in Francis Tapon's book, "Hike Your Own Hike: 7 Life Lessons from Backpacking Across America."
This short video isn't the best quality (we had simple technology back then), but it does convey the emotions of finishing a thru-hike!
For more, visit FrancisTapon.com/AT