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By Maddison Holt
Written for the Transylvania Times 

Hiking Appalachian Trail Impacted Future – Brevard NC


Hiking the Appalachian Trail, especially with a 42-pound backpack over rocky terrain, can be challenging. Lightweight hiking sticks provide some needed support and stability.

Lauren Fowler, a current Brevard College student, completed the full 2,185 miles of the famous Appalachian Trail. She began her journey in Georgia and finished it in Maine when she was just 21 years old. She said her main inspiration for hiking the trail was her father.

"I was a couple weeks old when I first went camping. My dad and I went camping when I was young all the time. It was what we did. He did part the Appalachian Trail in college, and I wanted to as well," said Fowler.

Fowler added that as she got older, her and her father's relationship seemed to become more distant. There wa...

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