Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

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Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

Alexandra Eagle, left, and Jonathan Hall soak up their last moments hiking the Appalachian Trail in Cosby, Tenn. The couple is postponing the 2,190-mile hike until the coronavirus pandemic ends.
Damascus, Va., is quieter now that many hikers have postponed their treks up and down the Appalachian Trail due to the coronavirus outbreak. The town relies heavily business from thru-hikers re-supplying and taking a break from the trail.
A notice is nailed to a tree along a portion of the Appalachian Trail in Cosby, Tenn. Hikers have been asked to leave the trail immediately as trailheads continue to close due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Alexandra Eagle, right, and Jonathan Hall stand in front of a waterfall on the Appalachian Trail in Cosby, Tenn.

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

Alexandra Eagle, left, and Jonathan Hall soak up their last moments hiking the Appalachian Trail in Cosby, Tenn. The couple is postponing the 2,190-mile hike until the coronavirus pandemic ends.
Damascus, Va., is quieter now that many hikers have postponed their treks up and down the Appalachian Trail due to the coronavirus outbreak. The town relies heavily business from thru-hikers re-supplying and taking a break from the trail.
A notice is nailed to a tree along a portion of the Appalachian Trail in Cosby, Tenn. Hikers have been asked to leave the trail immediately as trailheads continue to close due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Alexandra Eagle, right, and Jonathan Hall stand in front of a waterfall on the Appalachian Trail in Cosby, Tenn.