Spending time with your mistress.
"Where are you going, Governor?"
"I'll just be hiking the Appalachian Trail with Lupe for the next few days."
by hayes6 June 24, 2009
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What you say you did when you come back from being missing for several days in order to hide what you were really doing.
"Jim, why haven't you been at work the past 3 days?" "Oh, I thought I'd... uh... hike the Appalachian trail!"

"Bob, why did you come home late last night?" "Oh I thought I'd hike the Appalachian trail on the way home!"
by SonOfALink June 24, 2009
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The Governor of South Carolina had an affair with a woman from Argentina. As his cover story he told everyone he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. To sum it up it is slang for having or having had sex.
"Hey have you seen Mark?"
"No but I heard he's with his girlfriend behind the bleachers. They're hiking the Appalachian Trail"**winks**
"Oh that dirty bastard."
by ashesfallingdown June 25, 2009
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Code used by persons who claim to be participating in vigorous, solitary outdoor activities to escape stress when in fact they are carrying on hot and heavy clandestine affairs in foreign countries (preferably located in South America).
On Saturday, Jenna tried six times to get in touch with her boyfriend, Mike, but he had already told us he was hiking the Appalachian Trail this weekend so we knew his phone would be off.
by SCtransplant June 25, 2009
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To say you are doing something/anything other than what you are actually doing at the time. A lie to avoid embarrassment or repercussion.
Gov. Sanford of South Carolina was reportedly "hiking the appalachian trail", but in reality was shackin' up in Argentina. On Father's Day to boot!
by Beach Rhino June 25, 2009
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A pharse used to describe an extra martial afffair that you are hiding but are really out of the country.
The governor of SC was hiking the Appalachian Trail this weekend.
by philipc76 June 25, 2009
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A back up method used by (R) Governors to see ones girlfriend/mistress when you are told "no" with your first choice.
A "plan B" when honesty just screws things up, interferes with the plans.

A getaway that is meant to be "without contact"
"Honey, would you mind if I go to Argentina and screw my girlfriend?"
Her response: "No way are you going to see your little slut!"

"Honey what I meant to say is I need some alone time to fix this marriage I think I'll go {"Hiking the Appalachian trail!"}

"I won't bring my phone so I won't be distracted from my marriage saving thoughts."
by Bison80 June 30, 2009
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