• Conservation group wants to extend Appalachian Trail to Gulf of Mexico

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    GEORGIA - Hikers may be able to reach the Gulf of Mexico by staying on the Appalachian Trail.

    The trail currently stretches from Maine to north Georgia.

    A national conservation group wants to buy land along the Chattahoochee River.

    This would give hikers a way to reach the Gulf by kayaking and more trails.

    The group said the new route could become a reality within the next decade.


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