He appeared to be trying to figure something out. That’s fairly typical of a thru-hiker on the trail. All of us go out there for a reason.
— Bob Wayboer, hiker from Maine
Kyle Edward Douty
• Age: 25
• Home: Warrenton
• Work: Sales, Cvent, Tysons, 2017-19
• Education: Bachelor’s degree, interpersonal communication, Christopher Newport University, 2016; Fauquier High School, 2012 (played football two years, lacrosse two years, and basketball four years, lettering in all three)
• Family: Father, Dale; mother, Sonia; four siblings.
• Hobbies: Following Washington sports teams, camping and St. James’ Episcopal Church youth group mission trips
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail
• Completed: 1937
• Where: Appalachian Mountains from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Mt. Katahdin, Maine.
• Length: Approximately 2,200 miles
• Managed by: National Park Service, United States Forest Service and the nonprofit Appalachian Trail Conservancy
• States: 14
• Longest portion: Virginia with 550 miles
• Thru-hikes in 2017: 715 northbound and 133 southbound