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The Appalachian Trail Tee's Story

The legendary Appalachian Trail, running 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, is more than just a thru-hiker’s paradise. Day trekkers and backpackers of all experience levels can find fantastic trips to places of exceptional beauty without having to commit to months of hard walking.

A total length of 2,200 miles, passing through 14 states, 464,500 ft approximate gain/loss in elevation, and 3 million visitors per year.  The longest hiking only footpath in the world.


The Thru-Hike

Although many are drawn to visit the Appalachian Trail, few attempt & finish a "thru-hike", where hikers traverse the trail in one continous journey. It is no surprise that many do not complete this challenge - it takes about 6 months to hike the entire trail!

But how much do you know about the United States’ original long trail? Test your knowledge and wow your friends with fun facts about the AT:


The number of days it takes the average person to complete a thru-hike. Thru-hike durations can range from a full-year to a blistering 46 and a half days (the current speed record), but most will complete their 2,189 mile trek in five to seven months, with the average being “a week or two shy of six months,” 


The number of calories required for a hiker to maintain his or her body weight during a typical day of backpacking. In other words, a hiker could eat 11 Big Macs throughout the day and still be at an energy deficiency. 


The number of states the AT crosses. From south to north: 1. Georgia 2. North Carolina 3. Tennessee 4. Virginia 5. West Virginia 6. Maryland 7. Pennsylvania 8. New Jersey 9. New York 10. Connecticut 11. Massachusetts 12. Vermont 13. New Hampshire 14. Maine.


The number of times an AT thru-hiker would ascend Mount Everest. Compared to trails in higher elevation mountain ranges, many falsely assume the AT to be relatively flat. In fact, over the course of the Appalachian Trail’s 2,189 miles, thru-hikers gain over 464,464 ft., or more than 89 miles.

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We love t-shirts, but have come to understand that not all t-shirts love us. Poor quality construction in seems and low quality cotton can leave you with a tee that's better suited as an oil rag. We don't just want our t-shirts to look awesome, but feel awesome when worn.

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