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Appalachian Trail Thru Hike Planner

Author : David Lauterborn
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The Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Planner is an essential reference for any hikers in the planning phase of a thru-hike or long-distance section-hike, based on experiences of dozens of thru-hikers and observations by staff and volunteers. This 8.5 x 11 paperback planner provides valuable information including sample schedules, average temperatures and precipitation by location, packing tips, as well as information on resupplies and health and safety. In addition, the workbook offers rip-out-pages for calendars, budgets, resupply itinerary, and checklists for food and gear. Food, equipment, money, weather, shelters, distances to towns - it's all covered.

Planning For Appalachian Trail Thru hikers Personal Advice

Author : Donnetta Duffek
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Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail can be one of the most rewarding and powerful things you do in life. Overcoming the challenges of a thru-hike requires a lot of research, planning and dedication, so we put together this guide to help get you started. Bob Olson always had a love for anything to do with being outdoors and had enjoyed many hiking and camping excursions, but he was ready for more! After signing up and completing an Outward Bound trip, he decided he was ready to tackle the over 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. How was he going to tackle the trail with a job and family at home in South Carolina that he could not leave for five to six months? The answer was to section hike it over the course of 158 days spread out over 13 years! In This Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide, "Big Bob" Provides: - Step by step descriptions of many AT landmarks - Valuable planning tips - Dos and Don'ts - Suggestions on how to divide your hike into sections - A valuable backpacking packing checklist

Planning For Appalachian Trail Thru hikers Personal Advice

Author : Stewart Gaetani
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Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail can be one of the most rewarding and powerful things you do in life. Overcoming the challenges of a thru-hike requires a lot of research, planning and dedication, so we put together this guide to help get you started. Bob Olson always had a love for anything to do with being outdoors and had enjoyed many hiking and camping excursions, but he was ready for more! After signing up and completing an Outward Bound trip, he decided he was ready to tackle the over 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. How was he going to tackle the trail with a job and family at home in South Carolina that he could not leave for five to six months? The answer was to section hike it over the course of 158 days spread out over 13 years! In This Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide, "Big Bob" Provides: - Step by step descriptions of many AT landmarks - Valuable planning tips - Dos and Don'ts - Suggestions on how to divide your hike into sections - A valuable backpacking packing checklist

Notebook Planner at Appalachian Trail Gift for Thru Hikers

Author : Walker Jane
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Notebook Planner AT Appalachian Trail Gift for Thru hikers. High quality paper means minimal show-through even when you use heavy ink! It makes a great Christmas Gift, back to school holiday, graduation, beginning of the school year gift forfamily, friends, your mother, sister, girlfriend, cat loving girl, boy, children

Appalachian Trail Workbook for Planning Thru Hikes

Author : Christopher Whalen
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Not just advice -- distilled from the experiences of many successful thru-hikers -- but a write-on, rip-out-the-pages workbook of checklists, overnight stops, maildrops, etc. Food, equipment, money, weather, shelters, towns -- it's all covered in 70 easy-to-read pages.

Hiking Guide Everything You Need To Know About Thru hiking The Appalachian Trail

Author : Ignacia McKernin
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Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail can be one of the most rewarding and powerful things you do in life. Overcoming the challenges of a thru-hike requires a lot of research, planning and dedication, so we put together this guide to help get you started. Bob Olson always had a love for anything to do with being outdoors and had enjoyed many hiking and camping excursions, but he was ready for more! After signing up and completing an Outward Bound trip, he decided he was ready to tackle the over 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. How was he going to tackle the trail with a job and family at home in South Carolina that he could not leave for five to six months? The answer was to section hike it over the course of 158 days spread out over 13 years! In This Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide, "Big Bob" Provides: - Step by step descriptions of many AT landmarks - Valuable planning tips - Dos and Don'ts - Suggestions on how to divide your hike into sections - A valuable backpacking packing checklist

Thru Hiking Tips

Author : Jody Cocca
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Thinking about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, or other long-haul route? Stop just dreaming about a thru-hike; make it real! Our book covers everything you need to plan and finish the long-distance hike of your dreams. Start it instantly, complete it at your own pace, access it forever. The author thru-hiked the trail in 2017, and she understands the fears and doubts that may hinder some women from following their hearts. But Jen wants you to know that your dream is not out of reach. In this book, she gives you the answers you need to these (and more) questions: Is it safe for women do this alone? What can I do to protect myself from dangerous animals or people? How do I deal with my period (and other bodily functions) while camping? I don't have a hiking partner - what if I get lonely or injured? How can I keep my family from worrying or talking me out of it? You will find these through the content in this book: Women-specific concerns Everything in between Conversations with badass women hikers If you've always wanted to go hiking - from day hikes to long-distance or thru-hiking - THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU! It will not only help you squash those doubts and fears but will also give you practical advice on how to make your dream of adventure come true.

Take a Hike

Author : Tim Hewitt
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Take a Hike! is the story of one man's journey on the twenty-one hundred and sixty-seven mile long Appalachian Trail. Tim Hewitt, whose trail name was Paddler, writes about trip planning and preparation and includes his daily journal for the six month adventure. He is joined by his thirteen year old son David for five weeks in the summer. David's journal and perspective are also included. This book is not intended to be an all-inclusive planning guide for your Appalachian Trail thru-hike, but it does contain information that the author believes will help you to plan and succeed in your own long distance hiking adventure. Bonus chapters bring you a sample of Tim's creative writing talent as well, as he introduces you to the mythology of the Cherokee Ugalu, and the Penobscot Pamola, two spirit-beasts that haunt the Appalachian Mountains. 355 printed pages

Backpacker

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Backpacker brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, Backpacker is the world's first GPS-enabled magazine, and the only magazine whose editors personally test the hiking trails, camping gear, and survival tips they publish. Backpacker's Editors' Choice Awards, an industry honor recognizing design, feature and product innovation, has become the gold standard against which all other outdoor-industry awards are measured.

The Appalachian Trail Food Planner

Author : Lou Adsmond
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Appalachian Trail long-distance hikers do not diet. They need 4,000 or more calories a day, have to carry them all on their backs and still work all of them off and more! (Well, the guys tend to lose more weight than the women.) Lou Adsmond wanted to make it work for her husband and son and it did. Here are her schedules for mail drops of food, recipes for at-home advance cooking and directions for on-the-trail preparation and cooking-the latter are on small cut-out tabs that can be dropped inside those Ziploc bags full of ingredients. It's a 2,175-mile course of meals.The Appalachian Trail runs from Springer Mountain, GA to Katahdin, ME. Millions of day hikers and thru hikers (those who walk the entire trail) visit this National Scenic Trail.Everything you need to:-Plan varied meals-Schedule food drops-Keep hikers happy!

Hiking Guide Everything You Need To Know About Thru hiking The Appalachian Trail

Author : Vince Reppe
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Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail can be one of the most rewarding and powerful things you do in life. Overcoming the challenges of a thru-hike requires a lot of research, planning and dedication, so we put together this guide to help get you started. Bob Olson always had a love for anything to do with being outdoors and had enjoyed many hiking and camping excursions, but he was ready for more! After signing up and completing an Outward Bound trip, he decided he was ready to tackle the over 2,175 mile Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. How was he going to tackle the trail with a job and family at home in South Carolina that he could not leave for five to six months? The answer was to section hike it over the course of 158 days spread out over 13 years! In This Appalachian Trail Hiking Guide, "Big Bob" Provides: - Step by step descriptions of many AT landmarks - Valuable planning tips - Dos and Don'ts - Suggestions on how to divide your hike into sections - A valuable backpacking packing checklist

Trail er Trash Thoughts On an Appalachian Trail Thru hike

Author : Alexander Warzinski
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I knew I would hike the Appalachian Trail. My dad took me on my first backpacking trip when I was 16, and I instantly fell in love. Backpacking isn’t easy, but it’s simple. Perfectly simple. I draw extreme pleasure from being able to survive with nothing but what I can carry on my back. You establish a baseline of comfort, and from there you are free to wander and wonder. Something in my 16-year-old head understood that thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail was the ultimate backpacking experience. After years of talking about it in high school and college to extremely patient friends, I was excited and frantically planning during my final semester at school to finally get underway. I’m pleased to say I hiked all 2,185.3 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine from May 24th-Sep. 27th, 2014. This ebook is the fullest written representation of the trail I can give.

Southbound on the Appalachian Trail

Author : Ken Sarzynski
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While preparing for a 2007 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, Ken Sarzynski read half a dozen books on the subject, dozens of websites, blogs and journals. He had long-distance backpacked and bicycled many times and felt ready for the physical demands a 2,200 mile hike could extoll. Nothing could have prepared him for the social responsibility thrust upon him. Southbound on the Appalachian Trail is one man's attempt to answer all the questions posed to him before, during and after his thru-hike from Maine to Georgia. In a humorous way it, manages to not only assist potential thru-hikers in their planning but also their family members who don't quite understand why on earth someone would want to walk 2,200 miles. Future thru-hikers will learn the art of surviving on convenience store groceries, how to trick a bear into thinking you don't see it, and how to make water out of thin air. Whether you're out for the long haul or just a short hike, Southbound on the Appalachian Trail has tips, advice and stories for everyone.

The Appalachian Trail Girl s Guide

Author : Megan Maxwell
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After graduating from college and struggling to find direction in adulthood, Megan embarks on a six-month hike along the Appalachian Trail. Having previous backpacking experience, she is over-confident and ready to embrace the beauty of the trail, not anticipating the difficulties that await. From the elation of meeting eccentric individuals and standing on top of mountains to the pains of feeling like giving up in Maine, it is an unexpected adventure.One common theme during Megan's hike was that there were far fewer women on the trail than men. Through sharing her experiences, she hopes to encourage and inspire other females to get on the Appalachian Trail and feel confident in their backpacking abilities.Both a planning guide and a memoir of Megan's thru-hike, in this book you will find:·Advice and first-hand knowledge on being a solo, female, long-distance hiker·Budget-friendly gear and logistical planning·Mental preparation for the highs and lows of thru-hiking·The best section hikes and must visit locations for each state·Stories from Megan's journey along the trail

Average People Extraordinary Trail Volume I The Appalachian Trail

Author : Mark Allen
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Average People, Extraordinary Trail is written for anyone that has an interest in the Appalachian Trail (A.T.), or hiking in general. You don't have to be an experienced hiker, or professional outdoorsman, to enjoy a day, or a year, on the A.T. Enjoy a "desk hike" while reading the author's daily journal entries from his 2009 A.T. thru-hike. Prepare for your own hike, or just learn a little about the Appalachian Trail. Each chapter has a planning section and an equipment section. Over 100 photographs are included.

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail

Author : David Miller
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In 2003, software engineer David Miller left his job, family, and friends to hike 2,172 miles of the Appalachian Trail. AWOL on the Appalachian Trail is Miller's account of this thru-hike from Georgia to Maine. Listeners are treated to rich descriptions of the Appalachian Mountains, the isolation and reverie, the inspiration that fueled his quest, and the rewards of taking a less conventional path through life. While this audiobook abounds with introspection and perseverance, it also provides useful passages about hiking gear and planning. This is not merely a travel guide; it is a beautifully written and highly personal view into one man's journey and the insights gained by abandoning what is comfortable and routine. "David Miller's AWOL makes you feel the pain and joy of an Appalachian Trail thru-hike...In vivid colors, David paints a picture of his memorable journey." - Larry Luxenberg Director of the Appalachian Trail Museum

The Appalachian Trail Hiker

Author : Victoria Logue
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A classic now in its Fourth Edition, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is today's platinum standard for the latest must-have information for the 4 million day, section, and thru hikers who explore the Appalachian Trail each year. The guide includes: the latest information on hiking the AT with a GPS; comprehensive trail club information, including websites; valuable step-by-step information on preparing to hike the A.T.; crucial information on nutrition and diet; expanded coverage on shelters, cabins, and campgrounds; and details on choosing the best equipment. With the help of dozens of A.T. hikers, the authors have gathered over 100,000 miles of A.T. experience into this commonsense guide on the nation's oldest trail system. Whether you are planning an overnight hike in Virginia, a two-week trek through the Smokies, or a thru hike from Georgia to Maine, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is your passport to A.T. adventures in the new millennium.

How to Hike the A T

Author : Michelle Ray
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How to plan and prepare for a long-distance hike on the Appalachian Trail. Includes information on trail nutrition, culture, first aid, gear, weather conditions, and more. Expert advice from an experienced long-distance hiker along with useful information for any long-distance trek.

Appalachian Trail Thru Hikers Companion 1998

Author : Bill O'Brien
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The Appalachian Trail was conceived 77 years ago as a way for individuals, by their own unaided efforts, to explore the nature of the major mountain environment of the East and retreat for a while from daily industrialized life. The Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association's Appalachian Trail Thru-hikers' Companion represents a collaboration between the Appalachian Trail Conference, responsible for overseeing management of what is now a national scenic trail, and volunteers from the only organized users' group -- hundreds of men and women who have hiked not only the Appalachian Trail in a single season but also many other U.S. long-distance trails. All that combined, up-to-the-minute knowledge of the A.T. -- from trail maintainers and current hikers -- goes into the Companion each winter, when it is updated by scores of volunteers. - Back cover.

The Thru Hikers Secret

Author : M. E. Hughes
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The Thru-Hikers Secret is a compilation of knowledge with a singular goal: to help you achieve a joyful thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. The journey can provide new perspectives, renewal for life and even reorder one's priorities. A thru-hike is to live large, to live simply and step beyond the timid existence of suburbia. Backpacking for months from Georgia to Maine, however, can be far from a smooth journey. To understand all that a thru-hike entails before it is hiked is practically impossible, and yet many hikers set out on this grand adventure without a lick of experience. Of the couple of thousand who begin their journey on the AT each season, only a few hundred will find the rhythm of trail life and complete the 2000 miles of mountain forests. To put it simply: not making it is normal. The greater their transition from "cityness" to the hiking wilderness, the better the odds of succeeding favor them. The tangible events â rain, cold, heat, elevation gains, insects, sunshine, cool breezes, fresh air and mileage will be joined in lock step with the intangible ones - joy, elation, melancholy and despair. It is these intangible, emotional dynamics that tend to unravel many hikers' resolve of becoming a Thru-Hiker. My past career in advertising and having a knack for simplifying the complicated provided me with a unique perspective to turn the enormity of an AT hike into simple strategies: Secrets. Hikers will be armed not just with information, but a go-to resource of answers before most will even know the questions. As the Secrets are revealed, hikers will learn what will happen and how to manage the vast texture that is an AT thru-hike. Joining the Secrets are more than 130 images to add richness to the communication. I am "Postcard" after all. This journey of discovery starts on the first page, continues âtil tread touches trail and travels with you to the ending terminus. From the first hour, first day, week and month, you'll move forward with greater confidence knowing you have a proven mentor. The Thru-hikers Secret grew out of my first thru-hiking book, We're Off To See The Wilderness, The Wonderful Wilderness of Awes. In it, joining my personal day-to-day account of life on the trail was a how-to section named "Have more smiles in your miles". Many had told me they'd read this time and again before they'd head out on an adventure. After my second thru-hike, my knowledge grew and so another, more comprehensive book idea emerged, one dedicated solely to AT preparation â The Thru-Hikers Secret. Where hiking two days may result in adversity, a thru-hike absolutely, positively will deliver it at a level of ten. Wonderfully though, decisions before and during your hike found in these pages may help to avoid "come off the trail" moments while helping you find more smiles in your miles.