Some Appalachian Trail hikers take on a new identity, or trail name. According to "Walking the Appalachian Trail," by Larry Luxemberg, trail names caught on in the 1970s and are assumed by most folks who walk the trail from end-to-end.
It's said that you may walk the trail for weeks with someone, knowing only their trail name and having no idea of their real name or what job they have in the outside world.
Examples: "Pooh," "Mountain Laurel," "Old Man, "Sunshine."
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