Eagle Scouts Hiking Appalachian Trail

Ryan Arndt, Garrett Arndt and Tyler Bishop, all Eagle Scouts from Troop 436 in Long Valley, recently embarked on hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.

The three Eagle Scouts, along with a friend, Eli Shepard, decided to take a gap year and hike the Appalachian Trail. Starting at the trailhead in Hiawassee, Ga., they began the 2,190-mile hike to Maine. It’s estimated that it will take them five months to complete the hike.

If anyone wishes to follow their adventure, they can be found on Instagram: appalachiantrail_2021.

The guys experienced their first ‘Trail Angel’ and were served homemade blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon, and coffee! What a treat! Thanks so much to these awesome volunteers!