This trail is my home. Running just under 2,200 miles from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail has been in my backyard since moving to north Georgia in 2001. Much of my work at the outdoor therapeutic program I worked at was hiked on both the AT as well as the nearby Benton Mackaye trail. Each year, this trail is home to hundreds of hikers of all ages and backgrounds, living the dream in the green tunnel, experiencing their first taste of true freedom.