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74-year-old woman hikes Appalachian Trail

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ROANOKE (WSLS) - A 74-year-old woman reached the halfway point Tuesday, of a major challenge she's set for herself.

Nan Reisigner is going for a world record. She wants to be the oldest woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail.

After starting in Georgia, she made it through Virginia and is already at the halfway mark in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania.

She's hiked the nearly 22,000-mile trail before, but in bits and pieces, never all at once.

Since setting out in March, Reisigner encountered nearly all types of weather, but is determined to overcome every obstacle in her trail.

I thought - that might be my only opportunity for a record of any sort," Reisigner said.

She says she's enjoying each day along the trail as she works to meet her major milestone.


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