Tales from the Appalachian Trail

Original Story By Ethan Genter

Cape Cod Times

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Posted Nov. 29, 2015 at 2:00 AM
Updated Nov 29, 2015 at 6:41 AM

MASHPEE — As young Boy Scouts, Michael Demanche, Brett Depolo and Sam Kooharian quickly became enamored with hiking and backpacking. Depolo and Kooharian eventually broke off from the Scouts to cover more intense trails with their dads, calling themselves The Wanderers.


What began as a small-scale activity led to these three Cape friends thru-hiking the king of all routes, the Appalachian Trail, starting last February.




Sam Kooharian, Brett Depolo and Micahle Demanche at the Mount Washington Summit of the Appalachian Trail.

Photo by Michael Demanche