An Appalachian Trail Series – West Virginia and Maryland

4 miles* in West Virginia

40.9 miles in Maryland

3 days (not including our 2 ½ week hiatus spent in Michigan)

Fun Fact: Maryland and West Virginia are considered the easiest states on a thru-hike due to minimal elevation change and well maintained trail.

* Figure does not include the 15 miles +/- that hug the Virginia/West Virginia border.


Still reeling from hiking 1,000 miles, we knocked out West Virginia with ease. Okay, okay. It’s beside the point there were only 4 miles of trail in it… we kicked ass those four miles!


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