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Inspired and entertained by Gene Espy

Monday I was invited to dinner with a few dozen of my parents friends to sit down and listen to a tail of the trail by Gene Espy.  Mr. Espy was the second person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail.  His adventures were so interesting and entertaining.  His journey took place in 1951.  He was 24 years old at the time and took off from Georgia headed to Maine with $300. and a back pack. 

He said he got lost a few times, killed a snake with his hiking stick and wore out three pair of hiking shoes and two pair of socks along the way.  He was always the adventure seeker it seems.  He built his own water skis and was the first person to ski on Lake Blackshear in Georgia (before Lake Sinclair was ever built).  He also took off while a student at Georgia Tech on a bet that he couldn't hitch hike to St. Louis starting on Friday and getting back in time to start class on Monday.  He made it... through Indianapolis.  He mailed post cards for 1 cent from St. Louis to "prove" to his friends he really made the trip. 

If you ever have the opportunity to hear him speak, please take it.  You can also order an autographed copy of his book from his on-line store. You will also find a photo taken of him in 1951 on the trail at this site, so please check out the link.

To take more than 10,000 hikers have done the entire trail.  This year was the first induction to the Appalachian Trail hall of fame and of course Mr. Espy was included. His now vintage hiking equipment is on display in the visitors center at Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia near the approach trail to Springer Mountain.  So if you visit Amicalola Falls State Park, make sure to find it.

Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 9:18 AM by Tammy Lankford
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