Scott Rogers

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Scott Rogers (born October 4, 1968 in Milledgeville, Georgia) is the first above-the-knee amputee to complete the 2,174 mile Appalachian Trail.[1]

The Bionic Hiker[edit]

Rogers became an amputee following an accident with a shotgun on Memorial Day 1998.[2]

Several media outlets, including CNN, Associated Press, and NBC, reported extensively on his 2004 hike. Duncan Mansfield, AP writer from Knoxville, Tennessee coined the term "bionic hiker",[3]

On the trail, hikers knew him simply as "One Leg".

Rogers now resides in the East Tennessee.


  1. ^ "CNN SATURDAY MORNING NEWS". CNN. March 13, 2004. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Bionic Hike Up Appalachian Trail". CBS News. March 23, 2004. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  3. ^ "2,168-Mile Trail Awaits 'Bionic' Hiker". AP Online. September 8, 2003. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 

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