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Completed-Hikes of the BMT & the 500-mile BMT/AT Loop to Date
Hiker Trail Name Hail From Started Finished Direction Type
Kevin Hessler Welchs Asheville, NC 11/07/2005 11/30/2005 Northbound Thru-hike
Stuart D. Tauber Silverwing Asheville, NC 04/10/2006 05/10/2006 Northbound Thru-hike
Joanna Cahill Trickster Fairview, NC 12/18/2008 01/11/2009 Northbound Thru-hike
Susan Turner Hammock Hanger Jacksonville, FL May 2005 May 2009 Northbound Section Hike
John Beaudet Bodacious Flag Pond, TN 04/07/2010 04/22/2010 Southbound Thru-hike
Keith Mertz Frosty Maryville, TN May 2007 04/30/2010 Mixed Section Hike
Connie Tatgenhorst   Knoxville, TN 01/02/2008 04/30/2010 Mixed Section Hike
Pamela Reddoch Tennessee Girl Knoxville, TN 01/08/2008 04/30/2010 Mixed Section Hike
Bob Ruby Flying Eagle Sandy Springs, GA 01/02/2005 06/27/2010 MixedSection Hike
Jonathan Olsen Chef Vicksburg, MS 05/05/2010 05/29/2010 NorthboundThru-hike
Marcy Thomas Grasshopper Blairsville, GA 05/29/2010
05/26/2010
06/13/2010
06/22/2010
Northbound
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-Hike
Dave Thomas Brakeman Blairsville, GA 05/29/2010
05/26/2010
06/13/2010
06/22/2010
Northbound
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-Hike
Jane Fredrickson   Weaverville, NC 05/26/2010 06/23/2010 Northbound Thru-hike
Robert Reese   Weaverville, NC 05/26/2010 06/23/2010 Northbound Thru-hike
Obie Reynolds Leaky Foot Warner Robins, GA 05/15/1998 04/10/2010 BMT/AT Loop Section Hike
Regina Reiter MssngLnk Decatur, GA 06/08/2009
10/11/2009
04/06/2010
12/29/2012
07/11/2009
11/01/2009
04/26/2010
01/25/2013
Southbound
Southbound
Northbound
Southbound
Thru-hike
Thru-hike
Thru-hike
Thru-hike
Donna Dean Stambler Nashville, TN 10/29/2010 11/17/2010 Northbound Thru-hike
Coley Epperson   Canton, GA Oct. 2006 Feb. 2011 Northbound Section Hike
Tom Bradford 10-K Erwin, TN 04/11/2011 04/23/2011 Northbound Thru-hike
Marcus Branch Little Engine Clinton, NC 04/11/2011 05/07/2011 Northbound Thru-hike
Christine Herpfer Buttons New York 03/27/2011 04/26/2011 Northbound Thru-hike
Marty Trepanowski Magnet Warren, PA 03/27/2011 04/26/2011 Northbound Thru-hike
Travis Crouch Solo Cherry Log, GA 06/01/2007
Dec. 2005
06/20/2007
06/20/2007
Northbound
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-hike
Section Hike
Erin Boone   Weaverville, NC 06/12/2011 07/10/2011 Northbound Thru-hike
Tyler Boone   Weaverville, NC 06/12/2011 07/10/2011 Northbound Thru-hike
Renče Wrest Roam Springfield, MO 09/28/2011 10/20/2011 Southbound Thru-hike
Teri Hanavan Hopper Louisville, KY 10/18/2011 11/20/2011 Southbound Thru-hike
Larry LaPierre Subman Ellijay, GA 11/04/2011 12/10/2011 Mixed Thru-hike
Alexis McKenzie So Way Daytona Beach, FL 03/25/2012 04/18/2012 Northbound Thru-hike
Sarah Aubrey McKenzie   Daytona Beach, FL 03/25/2012 04/18/2012 Northbound Thru-hike
Mike Debowski Pooh Pittsburgh, PA 03/29/2012 04/21/2012 Northbound Thru-hike
Jan Barlow Pooh-Bear Brimfield, MA 06/24/2012 07/14/2012 Southbound Thru-hike
Don Davis Zoots Champaign, IL 07/14/2008
07/14/2008
05/17/2012
06/13/2012
07/26/2008
06/13/2012
Mixed
BMT/AT No. Loop
BMT/AT So. Loop
Section Hike
Thru-hike
Thru-hike
 Randy R. Bean   McCaysville, GA 06/25/2010 09/16/2012 Northbound Section Hike
J. R. Oliver   McDonough, GA 06/25/2010 09/16/2012 Northbound Section Hike
Simon Peters Hiker Simon Buford, GA 08/16/2012
April 2004
09/05/2012
09/05/2012
Northbound
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-hike
Section Hike
Kurt Grissom Deacon Blues St. Petersburg, FL 09/04/2012 10/02/2012 Northbound Thru-hike
Gretchen Ionta Hell Yeah St. Petersburg, FL 09/04/2012 10/02/2012 Northbound Thru-hike
Paul Brame Solo Glastonbury, CT 09/29/2011 09/26/2012 Northbound Section Hike
Keith C. Truppi Throwline Nashville, TN 11/04/2012 12/09/2012 Southbound Thru-hike
Joanna Swanson Someday Askov, MN 11/06/2012 12/01/2012 Southbound Thru-hike
Lindsay Fiskars Cutling Fat Ankle Fiskars   11/06/2012 12/01/2012 Southbound Thru-hike
Peter Reber Hollywood Rancho Mirage, CA 03/01/2013
03/17/2012
03/22/2013
03/22/2013
Sobo Flip-flop
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-hike
Section Hike
Robert Berry Muffin Man Fort Worth, TX 02/27/2013 04/01/2013 Southbound
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-hike (flip)
Thru-hike
Richard Harris Doc Tellico Plains, TN Spring 2009 05/10/2012 Mixed Section Hike
Richard (Dick) Evans Beowulk Robbinsville, NC 06/01/2009 12/06/2012 Mixed Section Hike
Paul Molyneaux Venado Whiting, ME 04/04/2013 04/22/2013 Northbound Thru-hike
Asher Molyneaux Tecolote Whiting, ME 04/04/2013 04/22/2013 Northbound Thru-hike
Kevin Riedel Greyhound Richmond, VA 03/29/2013 04/09/2013 Northbound Thru-hike
Doug Riddle Wizard Roswell, GA 05/23/2008
04/01/2003
05/29/2013
05/29/2013
Mixed
BMT/AT Loop
Section Hike
Brett Davis Uncle Daddy Fredricksburg, TX 05/08/2013
04/17/2013
05/25/2013
05/25/2013
Southbound
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-hike
Andrew Preece Chico Leakey, TX 05/08/2013
04/17/2013
05/25/2013
05/25/2013
Southbound
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-hike
David N. Langford Whitewater Lawrenceville, GA 04/18/2013 05/12/2013 Northbound Thru-hike
Ken LaFlamme Pillgrim Knoxville, TN 01/20/2013 06/05/2013 Mixed Section Hike
Tonya Echelberger Patch Clearwater, FL 06/03/2013 07/19/2013 Northbound Thru-hike
Bruce Merwin Left Turn Clearwater, FL 06/03/2013 07/19/2013 Northbound Thru-hike
Alex Fantauzzo Hrum Franklin Park, IL 06/03/2013 07/19/2013 Northbound Thru-hike
Don Minton   Lilburn, GA 07/21/2013 08/10/2013 Southbound Thru-hike
Mark Hudson Skeeter Pleasant Valley, NY 03/25/1992
08/25/2013
09/15/2013
09/15/2013
BMT/AT Loop
Southbound
Section Hike
Thru-hike
Mark I. Dinges Plantman Salt Point, NY 08/25/2013 09/15/2013 Southbound Thru-hike
James Meeks Maverick Nashville, TN 03/11/2013 09/02/2013 Northbound Section Hike
Stan Krajeski Tortuga Virginia Beach, VA 09/16/2013 10/15/2013 Southbound Thru-hike
Bruce Bowen   Sandy Springs, GA 04/02/2011 03/16/2014 Northbound Section Hike
Luis Bowen Luis The Beast Sandy Springs, GA 04/02/2011 03/16/2014 Northbound Section Hike
Kevin Sedgwick Special K Beech Mountain, NC 04/01/2006 04/16/2014 Northbound Section Hike
Jonathan Schwan   Chattanooga, TN 05/01/2014 05/24/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
E. J. Allred   Bethesda, MD 05/16/2014 06/04/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Craig Smith Jet Lag Brevard, NC 05/19/2014 06/07/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Teresa Tuers Mother Teresa Asheville, NC 05/19/2014 06/07/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Sharon Smith Mama Goose Asheville, NC 05/19/2014 06/07/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Sam Scheffler Shepherd Oak Ridge, TN 05/18/2014 06/08/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Alec Readel Limpy Oak Ridge, TN 05/18/2014 06/08/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Mark Budden   Cullowhee, NC 05/12/2014 06/04/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
John Wagaman   Cullowhee, NC 05/12/2014 06/04/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Dan McLean LandStar San Antonio, TX 01/16/2014 06/25/2014 Southbound Section Hike
Guy La Chine Eight-Thirty Macon, GA 06/05/2014 07/01/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Yvonne Entingh Princess Doah Dayton, OH 06/17/2014 07/10/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Teresa Hagart   Greer, SC 06/07/2014 06/30/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Jeff Hagart   Greer, SC 06/07/2014 06/30/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Andy Boyes Hiker Boy Island Park, NY 04/10/2014 05/05/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Donald Slovensky Great Expectations Pelham, AL 09/26/2011
09/26/2011
09/27/2014
09/27/2014
Mixed
BMT/AT Loop
Section Hike
Michael Natter Dorothy Hoover, AL 09/26/2011
09/26/2011
09/27/2014
09/27/2014
Mixed
BMT/AT Loop
Section Hike
Mark Jones Bug Bait Knoxville, TN 09/28/2014 10/23/2014 Northbound
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-hike
Teresa Hagart   Greer, SC 06/07/2014 06/30/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Jeff Hagart   Greer, SC 06/07/2014 06/30/2014 Northbound Thru-hike
Amy Lauterback   Palo Alto, CA 04/08/2015 04/29/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
James Yurchenco   Palo Alto, CA 04/08/2015 04/29/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Ted Spetnagel Teddy Bear Smyrna, GA 10/2/2001 11/13/2014 Mixed
BMT/AT Loop
Section Hike
Ned Porter Ned Brunswick, ME 04/06/2015 05/04/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Barbara Nash Late Start Bethesda, MD 03/30/2015 04/30/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Jennifer Kelley Sprinkles Syracuse, NY 04/07/2012 05/27/2015 BMT/AT Loop Thru-hike
Jennifer Kelley Sprinkles Syracuse, NY 05/08/2015 05/27/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Patrick Kennedy NoKey Syracuse, NY 03/31/2012 05/27/2015 BMT/AT Loop Thru-hike
Patrick Kennedy NoKey Syracuse, NY 05/08/2015 05/27/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Meredith Altland   York, PA 05/02/2015 05/21/2015 Northbound
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-hike
Glenn Collins Laserlegs Lynchburg, VA 05/03/2015 06/19/2015 BMT/AT Loop Thru-hike
Glenn Collins Laserlegs Lynchburg, VA 05/25/2015 06/19/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Gavin McGimpsey   Tamp, FL 06/09/2015 07/02/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Ryan Guess Spam Presque Isle, ME 05/21/2015 06/12/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Dan Sambenedetto Tbone Niceville, FL 05/21/2015 06/12/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Dan Sambenedetto Tbone Niceville, FL 05/24/2015 06/09/2015 BMT/AT Loop Thru-hike
Josh Granderson   Siloam Springs, AR 06/14/2015 07/23/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Elizabeth Granderson   Siloam Springs, AR 06/14/2015 07/23/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Samuel Granderson Tree Rat Siloam Springs, AR 06/14/2015 07/23/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Laurel Granderson Llama Siloam Springs, AR 06/14/2015 07/23/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Chloe Granderson Bear Siloam Springs, AR 06/14/2015 07/23/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Noah Granderson Fruit Bat Siloam Springs, AR 06/14/2015 07/23/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Richard Savage   Cookeville, TN 09/15/2015 10/11/2015 Northbound Thru-hike
Ellie Doughty Lady Smatha Maryville, TN 08/04/2004 10/15/2015 Mixed Section Hike
Rusty Ridling   Mc Dorough, Ga 03/28/2015 11/13/2015 Northbound Section Hike
Louise Lefebvre Tchin-Tchin Sainte-Luce, Quebec, Canada 09/26/2015 11/19/2015 Mixed
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-hike
Mike McGhee Photon Jasper, GA 09/26/2015 11/19/2015 Mixed
BMT/AT Loop
Thru-hike
Megan Hensley Critter Knoxville, TN 04/13/2014 01/01/2016 Northbound Section Hike
Drew Glines Birdman Miami, FL 02/29/2012
04/13/2014
01/01/2016
01/01/2016
BMT/AT Loop
Northbound
Section Hike
Greg Farmer   Fairburn, GA 12/24/1985 12/25/2015 Northbound Section Hike
Tom Bielecki "45" Alto, MI 9/27/2013 10/30/2013 Northbound Thru-hike
Doug Maples Motel Man Sevierville, TN June 2007 04/20/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Cullen B. Cole Dustly Gravel Atlanta, GA 04/10/2016 04/24/2016 Southbound Thru-hike
Cindy Spangler Loon Knoxville, TN 05/01/2014 05/13/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Ramsay Roth Stardust Gatlinburg, TN 03/27/2014 05/13/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Lorinda Garufi Curious George Walland, TN 05/05/2014 05/13/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Phil Antovelli Yooper Knoxville, TN 01/28/2012 06/01/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Wayne Johnson Wunky Charlotte, NC 05/28/2016 06/16/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Debra G. Barton Fireball Heiskeel, TN 05/01/2014 05/12/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Frank March The Diviner Sevierville, TN 03/09/2015 05/23/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Isabel Low Quixote Brooklyn, NY 03/04/2016 03/24/2016 Northbound Thru-hike
Allen Brackett   Tellico Plains TN 08/10/2012 06/25/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Chris Walker   Knoxville, TN 03/24/2012 06/26/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Simon Goddard Slims Barbados 04/15/2016 05/01/2016 Northbound Thru-hike
Gary Merachnik Shiv New Smyrna Beach, FL 03/12/2016 04/10/2016 Northbound Thru-hike
Elizabeth Dannemiller Tumbleweed New Smyrna Beach, FL 03/12/2016 04/10/2016 Northbound Thru-hike
Evan Schaeffer   Franklin, TN 04/09/2016 05/08/2016 Northbound Thru-hike
Kirk Eaton OB Covington, GA 06/04/2015 08/31/2016 Mixed
BMT/AT Loop
Section Hike
Stephen Foster   Roanoke, VA 09/14/2016 10/02/2016 Northbound Thru-hike
Richard Ryburn   Maryville, TN 01/06/2010 04/20/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Ben Pugliese Mclovin Boulder, CO 10/10/2016 11/05/2016 Southbound Thru-hike
Ellen Morar   Knoxville, TN 10/01/2010 09/28/2016 Mixed Section Hike
Kristy Gentry Cox Almond Delano, TN 09/16/2016 10/15/2016 Northbound Thru-hike
Jason Murrell   Ocoee, TN 11/05/2016 11/16/2016 Northbound Thru-hike
             

How to Register Your Thru-Hike

Walking the entire trail, whether in sections or as a continuous hike, is an accomplishment of which any hiker can be proud. If you've hiked all of the Benton MacKaye Trail and would like to have your name listed on this page*, please fill out the BMT Thru-Hiker Request for Listing Form and send it in.

Note:  The BMTA does not certify or affirm any hiking achievement.  Hikers listed on this page have completed, signed, and submitted the BMT Thru-Hiker Request for Listing Form, which states that they have walked the entire Benton MacKaye.




Ordering Patches and Rockers

The diagram at right shows the possible combinations of the BMT patch and hiking-related rockers. These items can be ordered from the BMTA Store.  See below for display conventions.

Conventions on Patch and Rocker Arrangement

BMT/AT Loop

BMT/AT Loop in this context means the 500+ mile figure-eight formed by the Benton MacKaye Trail and the southern section of the Appalachian Trail between Springer Mountain and the northern BMT terminus at Big Creek, with the BMT/AT connector at the north end of the Smokies being the Chestnut Branch Trail.  References to the North Loop are to the part of the figure-eight north of Sassafras Gap in the Smokies, and references to the South Loop are to the part of the figure-eight between Sassafras Gap and Springer Mountain.  The Chestnut Branch Trail connects the BMT Northern Terminus at Big Creek to the AT.  Anyone who has completed the entire BMT/AT Loop and submitted the Completion Form is entitled to attach the 500-MILER rocker to the BMT patch.

Our recognition policy:

Our recognition policy does not consider sequence, direction, speed, or whether one carries a pack.





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