First hiked in 1997 by John Brinda, the ECT is the name of a 5,500-mile long path from Key West, FL, to Canada. The path is formed by connecting several major long paths along the east coast. These include more the Florida Trail, Alabama's Pinhoti Trail, Georgia's Pinhoti Trail, the Benton MacKaye Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the International Appalachian Trail. Currently the major route between the Florida state line and the Pinhoti Trail in Alabama is roadwalk. The goal of AHTS it to get this section of the ECT in Alabama off the road and back into the woods. The Great Eastern Trail or GET is a new and developing long path that will stretch from the Alabama-Florida border to New York State and the Great Lakes. The proposed path more will use as much already existing trail as possible, connecting them with new trails as necessary. The goal of the path is to provide an alternate to the Appalachian Trail. Some of the paths planned for use include the Tuscarora Trail, the Mid State Trail in Pennsylvania, and the Allegheny Trail in West Virginia. For more information visit GreatEasternTrail.net.