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Hiker Pivots From AT To The Arizona Trail


Last updated 5/10/2021 at 1:26pm

Jacob Myers

The descent into the Grand Canyon.

After a series of national park closures last year due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Transylvania County native Jacob Myers shelved his long-awaited Appalachian Trail thru-hike once reaching the Great Smoky Mountains.

While discouraged, Myers pivoted to another long-distance effort in the great American Wilderness: The Arizona Trail.

Spanning a length of approximately 800 miles from the Mexican border outside Coronado National Forest, the Arizona Trail traverses three iconic Arizonan mountains towering 8,000 and 9,000 feet in height, as well as 100-mile tracks of desert and, arguably, the m...

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