In special recognition of thru-hikers, Friends of the Trans Adirondack Route offers an official thru-hiker certificate, thru-hiker rocker patch, and route patch. If you're a thru-hiker who wants a certificate and patches, please complete the below form. Once we receive this form with payment of $15, which includes free shipping, we'll add you to the thru-hiker roster and send you your stuff. If you're a thru-hiker who doesn't want a certificate and patches, use our contact form to let us know about your trip. We'll add you to the thru-hiker roster.

The thru-hiker form can be found here.

Oh, and congratulations!








Trans Adirondack Route Thru-hikers

Reported attempted non-winter thru-hikes = 47
Reported successful non-winter thru-hikes = 29
Reported attempted winter thru-hikes = 3
Reported successful winter thru-hikes = 1

Thru-hiker success rate = 60%

2010
#1 Erik Schlimmer

2011
No thru-hikers – route in development stage

2012
(two failed attempts)

2013
#2 Emma Gibson
#3 Molly Gibson
#4 Tim Shmigel
(plus at least two failed attempts)

2014
(at least three failed attempts)

2015
#5 Marilyne Marchand-Gouin
#6 Natti Nassiff
#7 David Rothrock
#8 CJ Smith

2016
#9 Dave Giese
#10 Matthew Hess
#11 Chip Moeser

2017
#12 Hannah Seacord
#13 Anthony Scaramucci

2018
#14 Erik Schlimmer
(plus at least one failed attempt)

2019
(at least three failed attempts)

2020
#15 Shaun Rowe
#16 Shane Stringfellow
#17 Yuliya Semenova
#18 Zack Kerr
#19 Natalie Parker
#20 Jonathan Korte
#21 Andrew Kulikowski
#22 Craig Miles
#23 Blaine Vossler
(plus at least five failed attempts)

2021
#24 Thaddeus Merriman *winter thru-hike*
#25 Jeff Sargent
#26 Jeremy Marble
#27 Mike LeMay
#28 Michael Green
#29 Jake Zehnder
#30 Tony Oehler
(plus at least two failed attempts)


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