MAP: The Appalachian Trail

November 26, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST
Next April, Columbia resident Caleb McMurry will embark on a hike that will take him more than 2,000 miles over the course of five months. The Appalachian Trail stretches from Maine to Georgia and incorporates various types of terrain, from flatlands to steep cliffs in the Great Smoky Mountains. Hikers’ success rate in completing the entire trail is typically 10 percent to 15 percent.

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