On August 26, 2018, I completed the 2,190-mile, 14-state thru hike of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. I dedicated my hike to my ’79 classmates past and present. Each time I entered a new state, I created a video dedication to all classmates currently living in that state. I was overwhelmed by the generosity and support of my classmates during the 133-day trek. Chris Sullivan ’79, Scott Rippey ’79, Tee Rowe ’79, Marc Dancer ’79, Tuck Collins ’79, Eric Sachsse ’79, Chris Craig ’79, John Dinneen ’79, Kip Howard ’79 and Dan Pryor ’79 all provided logistical and inspirational support that helped sustain me on a fantastically difficult journey.
Photo 1: Art Dwight at the summit of Mt Katahdin, Maine, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail
Photo 2: Art Dwight moments after completing the hike on top of Mt Katahdin, Maine.
Photo 3: Art Dwight with Chris Sullivan ’79 in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia.
Photo 4: Art Dwight with John Dinneen ’79, Dan Pryor ’79 and Kip Howard ’79 in Pawling, NY
Photo 5: Art Dwight with Eric Sachsse ’79 in Hanover, NH