This 83-year-old Hiker Just Set a Record by Completing the Appalachian Trail — Again

The roughly 2,190-mile trek wasn’t quite enough for M.J. Eberhart, so he added on a few hundred miles by starting in Alabama.

Even the Appalachian Trail Conservancy‘s own site warns that completing its 2,190-plus miles from Georgia to Maine in one trip is a “mammoth undertaking,” revealing that only a quarter of the thousands who attempt the thru-hike each year actually finish it. 

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