Updated Thu, Aug 2, 2012 4:13 pm
"Appalachian Impressions" is an epic story about hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. The award-winning program takes you on a six-month, 2,173-mile journey along the most famous long-distance hiking trail in the world. Filmmaker Mark Flagler takes you through fourteen states capturing the true essence of this historic pathway, its interesting characters, beautiful scenery and the generous spirit found in small town America.
Part 1 of Appalachian Impressions covers the first half of the Appalachian Trail. Hikers begin their long journey, deal with the changing weather, learn about shelters and pack weight, and realize the hardships of everyday trail life. These individuals experience small towns, witness beautiful wilderness, animals, the importance of Leave No Trace ethics, and trail magic while hiking through Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and enter Pennsylvania. After hiking 1087.5 miles through the wettest Spring ever on the Trail, hikers share their experiences, stories and prepare themselves for the second half of the Appalachian Trail.