Leslie Scally throws her arms up in excitement at the end of her six-month trip hiking the entire 2,167-mile Appalachian Trail. The northern route of the trail ends at Mount Katahdin in Maine's Baxter State Park. Scally and a group of about 12 hikers started the final ascent at 2:30 a.m. in order to reach the peak just after sunrise. The group stayed at the peak for only 1 1/2 hours because of the 40-degree weather and 30 mph to 40 mph winds.


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