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Appalachian Trail thru-hikers won’t be recognized this year over coronavirus concerns – Fox News

If you’re thinking about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail this year, you might want to think again.

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If youre thinking about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail this year, you might want to think again. 
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is discouraging people from attempting to hike the entire 2,190-mile trail — called thru-hiking — and has said it will not recognize attempted thru-hikes until the coronavirus pandemic is “under control.” 
The group — which manages the multi-state trail — also said it will not distribute hangtags, the plastic tags given to aspiring thru-hikers to promote…

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