StoryCorps Atlanta: Bert And Aaron Adams

Bert Adams is a hiker who has walked the entirety of the Appalachian Trail. The trail, which runs from Georgia to Maine, is more than 2,100 miles long. At the age of 67, Bert is passionate about hiking and introducing the activity to others.

Earlier this year, he and his 15-year-old grandson Aaron walked part of the Appalachian Trail: from Springer Mountain to Woody Gap, a 20 mile stretch in North Georgia. In the StoryCorps booth, Bert and Aaron reflected on their hike.

Broadcast version of the story that originally aired on December 9th, 2014.

Aaron Adams chose the name “A.D. Firewalker” as his trail name. His grandfather’s trail name is “D.A. Firewalker.” This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth.