Now 2184.2 Miles
Appalachian Trail Conservancy has announced that the A.T. has grown by 3 miles! The official Appalachian Trail mileage for 2012 is 2184.2.
That works out to about one more hour on the trail.
No details were given, but is generally understood that these annual fluctuations are the result of trail relocations made by the many, many volunteers associated with the 31 trail maintaining clubs.