During a pandemic, an 83-year-old man is attempting to become the oldest person to complete the over 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail. BPR spoke with him as he made his way through Western North Carolina:
It's spring in Franklin. That means that the town is full of hikers making their way up the Appalachian Trail.
After hours at a downtown bakery, a group of locals and hikers are wolfing down spaghetti and meatballs. Among them is a well-known bearded figure in the hiking community.
“I’m Sunny Eberhart. My trail name is Nimblewill Nomad.”