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    In the idea of a bucket list, what places on and off the trail should be considered essential to the AT experience? I don't mean for a thru-hiker, but for anyone interested in getting an appreciation for the AT. This could include hikes, (easy, hard, ridiculous), views, shelters, hostels, towns, individuals/legends....anything that should be checked off on a list with the heading:

    I'll never hike all of the Appalachian Trail, but I've gotten to see:


    ....and yes, I absolutely plan on compiling any contributions to make this list for Snacktime and myself. Since I plan to break it up by state, please identify the location of your suggestions. Thanks!
    ...the maddest of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

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    These come to my mind. Katahdin, The Whites, Grayson Highlands, the lakes of Maine, rhododendron in spring.

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    Mt Kahtahdin in Maine. Mahoosic Notch in Maine. All of White Mountains in NH
    Everything is in Walking Distance

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    I must see the Rhodys and Azalea

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    I'm only at the beginning, but you HAVE to get to Hiker Hostel in GA--that is one amazing breakfast!


    "Your comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
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    Blue Ridge Parkway in the Spring -Rhododendron's in full bloom, Roan Mountain in NC, McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs & Dragons Tooth- Daleville VA.
    HomePlace-Catwaba.

    I'm anxious to do some hiking up North.. NJ, NH, VT and ME.

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    King cut prime rib at The Old South Mountain Inn just north of Dahlgren Backpacker's campground in MD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slbirdnerd View Post
    I'm only at the beginning, but you HAVE to get to Hiker Hostel in GA--that is one amazing breakfast!
    No, the Mountian Harbor B+B has the amazing breakfast. The homemade cinnamon sticky buns are to die for, along with the other dozen or so dishes she puts out which fills a full size kitchen table
    The AT - It has it's ups and downs...

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    Arch, Approach Trail and hiker plaque, Mountain Crossings, Fontana Hilton, McAfee Knob, Grayson Highlands Ponies,

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    Oops, sloppy fingers, continuing on: Glencliff to Gorham, Mahoosuc Notch, 100 MW, Katahdin

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    Fellow hikers, townspeople, trail angels.







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    Great suggestions here. I would add Trails Days, get your picture taken at the ATC headquarters, and ferrying across the Kennebec.

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    Not that this isn't a good topic, but I was kind of let down with I saw it was places, looking at the title I thought it was more a You haven't hiked the AT until you've been woken up by a raccoon crawling over your face type of thing.
    There's no reward at the end for the most miserable thru-hiker.
    After gear you can do a thru for $2,000.
    No training is a substitute for just going and hiking the AT. You'll get in shape.

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    Roan Highlands are hard to beat.

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    North Carolina balds. Bears and deer in the Shenandoahs. Presidentials. 100 mile Wilderness. Katahdin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSection12 View Post
    King cut prime rib at The Old South Mountain Inn just north of Dahlgren Backpacker's campground in MD.
    I keep telling ya its the crabcakes. Okay the prime rib is good too

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdc5294 View Post
    Not that this isn't a good topic, but I was kind of let down with I saw it was places, looking at the title I thought it was more a You haven't hiked the AT until you've been woken up by a raccoon crawling over your face type of thing.
    Thanks . . . almost 40 years later I'm still trying to forget the 6 inch long millipedes crawling over me in Mashipacong Shelter that I woke up to one morning. Just too creepy.

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    Half gallon challenge. Rocks of PA.

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    i haven been to much out side of maine on the AT but Mahoosuc Notch,Katahdin Maine period get above elevation and enjoy the beauty. Mahoosuc has gr8 water falls. the waters cold and yummy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eyedbuzzard View Post
    Thanks . . . almost 40 years later I'm still trying to forget the 6 inch long millipedes crawling over me in Mashipacong Shelter that I woke up to one morning. Just too creepy.
    6"? I saw 14" ones in Arizona and toads the size of bowling balls. FREAKY! Oh and did I mention the giant, hairy spiders? I hate bugs!

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