Hiking the Appalachian Trail
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Perry completes
his Quest

Seven months to the day he left Springer Mountain, Georgia, Perry McKay completed his quest to hike the Appalachian Trail. On Thursday, October 5 at 12:00 noon, he reached the summit of Mt. Katahdin, Maine, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

On March 5, 2000, he began his hike at Springer Mountain, Georgia. This is the spot where just about all thru-hikers, as they are called, begin the long and sometimes painful journey of 2,160 miles.

Meet Perry McKay in a Live Chat on AOL
Wed, Oct. 18 at 9 pm ET

Clif Bar Inc. was a coporate sponsor helping Perry on his hike to "protect America's parkland" by sending him Clif Bars.