Bad DNA, AT Thruhiker 1994

BadDNA's Appalachian Trail thru hike as a photo essay. This is Paul Vail's 1994 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I hiked the A.T. as a northbounder, known by my trail name as Bad DNA. Yes, I was the guy with the Virginia License tag on the back of my pack, a nickname I had earned at Virginia Tech back in 1985. I started the thruhike at Springer Mountain, Georgia in April, and climbed Katahdin in October, '94. In the meantime, 'DNA had the good fortune to cross paths with dozens of other 94 thru hikers and other trail folk. Long distance thru hiking is not just in my blood, but my DNA. Dry socks and cool breezes, everyone.


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A.T.C. work party
A.T.C. work party
Teresa Martinez and friend
Teresa Martinez and friend
Crossing the Potomac
Crossing the Potomac
Looking down stream
Looking down stream
Harpers Ferry train tunnel
Harpers Ferry train tunnel
Spiral walk down to Maryland soil
Spiral walk down to Maryland soil
Jefferson Rock
Jefferson Rock
Stone Arch
Stone Arch
Sunset, June 29
Sunset, June 29
Boonsboro Mountain Road
Boonsboro Mountain Road
Interstate 70
Interstate 70
Trailside register
Trailside register
Maryland trail
Maryland trail
Devils Racecourse?
Devils Racecourse?
Mason Dixon Line
Mason Dixon Line
Hoods in the Woods
Hoods in the Woods
Family Reunion
Family Reunion
Cass, Rich and J in Philly
Cass, Rich and J in Philly
Birchrun Twin Shelters
Birchrun Twin Shelters
Iron Masters Hostel, PA, July 4
Iron Masters Hostel, PA, July 4
Half-Gallon Club with DreamCatcher
Half-Gallon Club with DreamCatcher
Pine Grove Furnace
Pine Grove Furnace
JettButt & Sherbear at half way marker
JettButt & Sherbear at half way marker
BadDNA halfway, July 5
BadDNA halfway, July 5
Ant hill on A.T.
Ant hill on A.T.
The old halfway marker
The old halfway marker
Sherbear Blackberry hunting
Sherbear Blackberry hunting
Cumberland Valley, July 6
Cumberland Valley, July 6
Rt 11 Appalachian Trail Inn
Rt 11 Appalachian Trail Inn
Bogwalks
Bogwalks
One word for PA: Welcome
One word for PA: Welcome
Cumberland Valley north
Cumberland Valley north
Cooling off at the Doyle Hotel, Duncannon
Cooling off at the Doyle Hotel, Duncannon
Indiana Jean arrives at the Doyle
Indiana Jean arrives at the Doyle
Doyled, the Morning After
Doyled, the Morning After
Crossing the Susquehanna River
Crossing the Susquehanna River
Susquehanna Valley
Susquehanna Valley
Slacker and SlackerDad, PA
Slacker and SlackerDad, PA
Old Village creekside camping
Old Village creekside camping
Bleu Blaze Hostel, July 10
Bleu Blaze Hostel, July 10
A chance to call home.
A chance to call home.
Forest of ferns
Forest of ferns
Old iron bridge
Old iron bridge
Stream from Iron Bridge
Stream from Iron Bridge
Blue Mountain, July 11
Blue Mountain, July 11
Lily on the trail
Lily on the trail
Rattler !
Rattler !
Port Clinton Vultures
Port Clinton Vultures
Sourball at Eckville Shelter
Sourball at Eckville Shelter
Eckville bunkhouse on the A.T.
Eckville bunkhouse on the A.T.
Eckville Shelter, July 15
Eckville Shelter, July 15
Keeping the Dentist at Bay
Keeping the Dentist at Bay
Pennsylvania Rocks
Pennsylvania Rocks
Indiana Jean and Sherbear
Indiana Jean and Sherbear
On our way to Bake Oven Knob
On our way to Bake Oven Knob
Limestone trail
Limestone trail
PA limestone trail
PA limestone trail
Bake Oven Knob
Bake Oven Knob
Sherbear and Indy descend toward Palmerton
Sherbear and Indy descend toward Palmerton
N side of Lehigh Gap
N side of Lehigh Gap
North of Palmerton, July 18
North of Palmerton, July 18
Rattler!
Rattler!
NJ from the PA side of DWG
NJ from the PA side of DWG
Downtown Delaware Water Gap
Downtown Delaware Water Gap
Church of the Mountain picnic
Church of the Mountain picnic
Hikers can picnic
Hikers can picnic
Sourball Snake Story
Sourball Snake Story
AT Map, NJ, NY, CT
AT Map, NJ, NY, CT
Welcome to New Jersey
Welcome to New Jersey
Catfish Firetower, NJ, July 23
Catfish Firetower, NJ, July 23
Vernal Swamp, NJ
Vernal Swamp, NJ
Swamp Surfing
Swamp Surfing
NY, Waterfall, July 27
NY, Waterfall, July 27
Wild Turkey Flock, Greenwood Lake
Wild Turkey Flock, Greenwood Lake
Cat Rocks in NY
Cat Rocks in NY
Fitzgerald Falls, NY
Fitzgerald Falls, NY
Looking E, Mobasha High Point
Looking E, Mobasha High Point
New York State of Mind
New York State of Mind
Heading to Fingerboard Shelter
Heading to Fingerboard Shelter
Blueberry harvest, NY
Blueberry harvest, NY
Arden Mtn
Arden Mtn
Deer on Arden Mtn
Deer on Arden Mtn
William Brien Memorial Shelter
William Brien Memorial Shelter
Silver Lake, NY, July 29
Silver Lake, NY, July 29
Black Mtn. Views
Black Mtn. Views
Bear Mt, looking toward Manhatten
Bear Mt, looking toward Manhatten
Bear Mt. Bridge Crossing the Hudson River
Bear Mt. Bridge Crossing the Hudson River
DNA with St. Francis, July 30
DNA with St. Francis, July 30
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Canopus Lake, NY
Canopus Lake, NY