AT trail Map Frame

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Project by Demy posted 08-19-2019 08:35 PM 827 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So its been almost 8 months since I finished my thru hike of the Appalachian Trail and I finally got around to finishing up the frame for the map of the trail. I used wormy chestnut with some live edges to give it a rustic, outdoorsy look. Lap joints with square dowels to help hold everything together. Every pin is where I stopped for the night. All 159 of them. I’m happy with the way it came out.

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#1 posted 08-19-2019 09:32 PM

Nice journey, and now a nice remembrance of it. LOML hikes, and backpacks, she and a few friends are nibbling away at the AT, she’s got somewhere near 504 miles as I remember, she knows it to the inch I’m sure. They restart next Spring at Mt Rogers Va. She already has quite a few mementos from the trips, 14 so far, but they only get away for weekends. They try to do 16 miles a day, and so far have been able to. Started at Springer.

I imagine just doing it whole, would be a memory in itself. I guess 1 in 4 who attempt it all, make it. They don’t want anyone feeling like they didn’t finish, so a group of them go, and help each other along, with the hope everyone can finish. They have 2 over 80 years old, but the one Lady would kick my butt, she is way above capable. Unfortunately 3 who started in Springer have passed away, probably the odds with a group mostly 60 or better. Thankfully no one has become sick on the trail, I think all of them have been pretty sore though.

They go with 2 really capable much younger guides from a local “Hikers paradise” store who have both straight walked it a few times each. The one kid is a beast. With his buddies he says they try for 35 to 50 miles a day if able. I get short of breath thinking about that. He says all of his buddies want to beat 47 days, though I imagine a lot of serious walkers do.

Thanks for posting, she will get a kick out of it.

Thanks for your service.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 08-20-2019 01:22 PM

Clever idea for the frame. Goes great with the trail map.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 08-20-2019 07:25 PM

Retired ARMY here. Thanks for your service. Great memento.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#4 posted 08-21-2019 05:30 AM

Awesome rustic frame!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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