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BLOG # 100 Nov 9, 2021 at 9:48:54 AM

A los 83 años, ‘Nimblewill Nomad’ ingresa en el Libro de récords de Appalachian Trail

• BLOG # 100 Nov 9, 2021 at 9:43:27 AM

• At 83, ‘Nimblewill Nomad’ Enters the Appalachian Trail Record Book


M.J. Eberhart, known by his trail name, hiked into Dalton, Mass., on Sunday and became the oldest known person to hike the more than 2,000 miles of trail from Georgia to Maine.

At 83, ‘Nimblewill Nomad’ Enters the Appalachian Trail Record Book

M.J. Eberhart, an 83-year-old retired eye doctor, had a strenuous weekend.

It was an odyssey that started in January from his home in Flagg Mountain, Ala., with a series of day hikes that gradually took him to Georgia. From there, he started the journey along the Appalachian Trail. He carried a six-pound pack, with a tent, sleeping bag and other gear (not including food and water).

Known by his trail name “Nimblewill Nomad,” Mr. Eberhart hiked the distance in segments. Sometimes friends and supporters hiked with him or picked him up for overnight breaks of a warm bed and meal, driving him back the next morning to where he had dropped off the trail.


This is an admirable feat at any age, let alone at 83. He gives credit to his mind, which gave him the resilience to endure the physical effort required to walk 2,000 miles in the wilderness.

Esta es una hazaña admirable a cualquier edad, y mucho menos a los 83. Le da crédito a su mente, que le dio la resistencia para soportar el esfuerzo físico requerido para caminar 2,000 millas en las montañas.

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