‘Nimblewill Nomad,’ 83, is oldest to hike Appalachian Trail

  • M.J. Eberhart, 83, center, shares trail information with a pair of hikers on Sept. 12 on the Appalachian Trail in Gorham, New Hampshire. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

PORTLAND, Maine — An 83-year-old from Alabama started walking when he retired more than a quarter-century ago — and never stopped.