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East Coast US - Appalachian Trail Thru-hike - "The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail’s northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine."

East Coast US - Appalachian Trail Thru-hike - "The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpath in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length. The Trail goes through fourteen states along the crests and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range from the southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Georgia, to the Trail’s northern terminus at Katahdin, Maine."

Appalachia. WV is the only state that is entirely in Appalachia.

Appalachia. WV is the only state that is entirely in Appalachia.

Map of Appalachian Mountains Chain. I'm of the Blue Ridge. My ancestors, before coming out of Pennsylvania and Virginia, was of the Coastal Plain and then the Piedmont before heading south and deep into Cherokee territory into Western North Carolina and the mountains. Currently situated about 2 miles from the North Carolina line in Rabun County, Georgia.

Map of Appalachian Mountains Chain. I'm of the Blue Ridge. My ancestors, before coming out of Pennsylvania and Virginia, was of the Coastal Plain and then the Piedmont before heading south and deep into Cherokee territory into Western North Carolina and the mountains. Currently situated about 2 miles from the North Carolina line in Rabun County, Georgia.

Appalachian Trail Map. I think this one is better at encompassing the magnitude of such a hike.

Appalachian Trail Map. I think this one is better at encompassing the magnitude of such a hike.

The Melungeons (1600s- ) are a mixed-race people in America who live in the Appalachian mountains where Tennessee meets Virginia meets Kentucky. There are about 50,000 of them. They look mainly white nowadays but in the 1690s French traders said they looked like Moors (the Berbers of north-west Africa). They looked neither white nor black nor American Indian.

The Melungeons (1600s- ) are a mixed-race people in America who live in the Appalachian mountains where Tennessee meets Virginia meets Kentucky. There are about 50,000 of them. They look mainly white nowadays but in the 1690s French traders said they looked like Moors (the Berbers of north-west Africa). They looked neither white nor black nor American Indian.