Chipmunk: Youngest Thru-Hiker on a Quest

15-year-old girl passes through Delaware Water Gap on her way to being youngest solo thru-hiker to complete the Appalachian TrailImagine hiking Georgia’s steep Blood Mountain, negotiating boulders during an early April rain, ice and hail storm with high winds.

Then imagine you’re a cold 15-year-old girl, hiking alone for 11 miles, on the fourth day of a 2,180 mile epic walk on the famed Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine. Do you go on, or do you pack it in?


“That was the hardest day,” Neva “Chipmunk” Warren conceded during an interview Friday at Delaware Water Gap’s Village Farmer and Bakery. “I never questioned it. I said, ‘OK, that day’s over.'” – for the complete article Chipmunk’s 2,180 mile quest


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