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
Wed, Oct. 18 at 9 pm ET
Bar Inc. was a coporate sponsor helping Perry on his hike to "protect America's parkland" by sending him Clif Bars.