An update: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Round Hill A.T. Festival has been rescheduled, and unfortunately Warren Doyle will no longer be able to join us this year. (He'll be hiking in September.) We hope we'll be able to host him another year, so here's a short introduction to this legendary hiker...
If you translate the 2100+ miles Warren Doyle has walked between Georgia and Maine into steps and multiply that by his nine thru-hikes and nine, complete section hikes, you come up with a staggering 90,000,000 steps on the Trail. More than any other person.
Add to that Doyle's founding of the American Long-Distance Hiking Association and his direction of the Appalachian Trail Institute, and you still don't arrive at the sum of his influence on the hiking community.
Doyle has "taught" the A.T. to thousands of hikers at his own Institute, at colleges, in talks and through the Wilderness Education Association, of which he is a charter member. He had led group thru-hikes, with almost 100% completion rate. (On average, 25% attempting thru-hikes each year complete them.) To call him the Trail's "living legend" is no exaggeration.
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