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In this July 23 family photo, 5-year-old Harvey Sutton raises his arms while hiking the Appalachian Trail with his parents, Josh and Cassie Sutton. Josh Sutton hide caption

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He Hiked 2,100 Miles In 209 Days To Complete The Appalachian Trail. He's Only 5

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Mary Szatkowski (front) and Kristen Glennie of Maine on the final stretch of the Appalachian Trail in Maine's Baxter State Park. The two women began the 2,200-mile journey on Feb. 29 in Georgia. Courtesy of Kristen Glennie hide caption

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Despite Coronavirus, Some Hikers Go The Distance On The Appalachian Trail

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Looking west from this overlook in the George Washington National Forest in central Virginia, the pathway of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline would be visible along the valley floor running to the north. Becky Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Andrew Downs, senior regional director for the southern region of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, stands at the approximate spot where the pipeline would cross underground. Becky Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Supreme Court Pipeline Fight Could Disrupt How The Appalachian Trail Is Run

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Downed trees mark the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Deerfield, Va., in February. A federal appeals court has blocked development of portions of the pipeline. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Sara Leibold (left) at the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail in 2011. Rhys Hora is thru-hiking the trail this year. Courtesy of Sara Leibold/Courtesy of Rhys Hora hide caption

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What You Learn Hiking The Whole Appalachian Trail

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On The Appalachian Trail, Combat Veterans Learn To Let Things Go

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When The Wild Gets Crowded: Appalachian Trail's Celebrity Climbs

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