Finding joy in a 2,220 mile walk

Hikers on the Appalachian Trial will often adopt colorful alter egos for their long journey. These “trail names” can be the result of nicknames given by other hikers based on a particular trait. The trail name of this hiker is Thin Blue Line.

KENT — The Appalachian trail, stretching 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, is one of the longest and most popular hiking trails in the world. 

Kent, with its outdoor supplies at Annie Bananie’s General Store (which also has a post office), abundant food sources and a public shower, is a popular rest stop for people hiking through the area. 

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.