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Troop 1346 Eagle Scout Begins AT Thru-Hike Attempt

posted Mar 11, 2012, 10:34 AM by Robert Brese
Troop 1346 (www.troop1346.org) Eagle Scout (2009) Michael Dold stepped off Springer Mountain today to begin his attempt to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail. Michael is a veteran of the Boy Scouts' High Adventure program and was always one of the top hikers at Philmont. We wish him all the best and you can follow his progress through his trail journal at http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=368836.

If Michael achieves his goal, he will become the second Troop 1346 Eagle Scout to accomplish the feat. Ben Hammaker (1993) completed his thru-hike in 2000. Ben's trail nickname was "Stretch" and he published an account of his trip in the book, "Northbound - The Daily Account of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike", available through PublishAmerica.     
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