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Hugh Tarbutton

...longevity. Mr. Tarbutton was an avid outdoorsman who loved quail hunting, bill fishing, sailing, and hiking the Appalachian Trail. Many treasured moments came while hunting quail with family and friends over his bird dogs or catching sailfish...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173786049
Martinez couple completes 6-month journey on Appalachian Trail

...six months and 2,185 miles, they had hiked the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin...Divide and Pacific Crest trails next. Both trump the Appalachian Trail in length.Smith said she wants to take it easy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-09/martinez-couple-completes-6-
Too much information

...inexplicably disappeared from the governor's office for five days. His aides told curious reporters he was "hiking the Appalachian Trail." Upon his return from Argentina, he confessed the infidelity at a tearful and highly candid statehouse news conference...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-18/too-much-information
Sanford loses support of national Republican group

...responsibility.Sanford famously left the state for five days in 2009, with staffers telling the media he was out hiking the Appalachian Trail. Instead, he was in Argentina, visiting the mistress to whom he is now engaged.Sanford tearfully admitted the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-17/sanford-loses-support-nationa
Voters put Sanford back in US House

...political career disintegrate four years ago when he disappeared for five days, telling his staff he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. He returned to admit he had been in Argentina with his mistress ? a woman to whom he is now engaged. Sanford later...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-05-07/voters-put-sanford-back-us-house
Mark Sanford wins S.C. 1st Congressional District seat

...political career disintegrate four years ago when he disappeared for five days, telling his staff he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. He returned to admit he had been in Argentina with his mistress - a woman to whom he is now engaged. Sanford later...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-05-07/mark-sanford-wins-sc-1st
Sanford's statement

...Clinton years? ? his bizarre disappearance from the state while governor, and his having lied about being on the Appalachian Trail when he was really stealing away to his mistress in Argentina, was an infidelity against the people of South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-05-10/sanfords-statement
New defibrillator offers patients options

...and was planning to hike the Appalachian Trail again this year. But after...needs when he is out on the Appalachian Trail by himself for six months...plan had been to take on the Appalachian Trail this year but now that plan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-03-07/new-defibrillator-offers-pat
Ex-S.C. Gov. Sanford wins runoff

...political star before he vanished from South Carolina for five days in 2009. Reporters were told he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, but the then-married governor later tearfully acknowledged he was visiting Maria Belen Chapur, which he told everyone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-04-02/ex-sc-gov-sanford-wins-runoff
Where do you draw the line?

...was just as pronounced. He just flat disappeared at one point, leaving behind a fantastic fib about walking the Appalachian Trail ? when, in truth, he'd gone south to see his mistress. He left behind no one in clear charge of the state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-04-09/where-do-you-draw-lin