There are two types of hikers who complete the Appalachian Trail, thru hikers and section hikers. Thru hikers commit to a six-month period and hike the trail in one spring to fall time frame. Section hikers select portions of the trail to hike and can choose the ideal season to attempt the trail and many take years to complete the entire trial. Both are rewarding experiences but require some subtle differences. Does your cause allow both thru and section hikers to succeed?