Former state representative Meadows hikes the Appalachian Trail

Aug 1, 2013

The Appalachian Trail runs through 14 states and varies wildly in elevation.
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Former state representative Mark Meadows has been thinking about hiking the Appalachian Trail for decades. This summer, he did it … well, about half of its 2,200 miles.

Meadows started his south to north hike in Georgia in March, expecting warmer weather than the sub-freezing overnight lows he encountered during the first week. He stopped for the season after about 100 days, in Maryland, with his son by his side for part of the time. He hopes to complete the rest of the hike next year.

Current State's Scott Pohl took a walk with Mark Meadows on the Lansing River Trail to learn more about his hiking adventure.