This is probably the largest family to complete the whole 2,190 miles. The article is interesting and not very long.
At camp, 11-year-old Memory makes breakfast. And Dove, 16, makes dinner for the entire family. On the trail, Filia, 7, carries all of the family’s trash. Meet the Crawfords: An eclectic and determined family trekking the Appalachian Trail.
On March 1, 2018, Ben and Kami Crawford from northern Kentucky stood on top of Springer Mountain in Georgia with their six children, ages 2 to 16. They set their eyes on a destination 2,190 miles away.
They were determined to trek from northern Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. As far as anyone knows, they are the largest family to ever attempt this feat together.
Now, they are less than 150 miles from the terminus with a goal to finish before August 9.
Being 150 miles from completing the Appalachian Trail is a considerable accomplishment. But what impressed me the most was the camaraderie, positivity, and determination of all eight family members no matter the circumstances. The Crawfords are a seemingly ordinary group of folks doing a very inspiring and extraordinary thing.