The Appalachian Trail Hiker is one of the most popular guides for preparing for a hike of any length. A common-sense planning guide by two 1988 thru-hikers active in the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA). This 6” x 9” paperback guide provides information on gear, shelters, food, and nutrition. As well as sections covering preparing for hikes, potential problems, winter backpacking, and hiking with children.
From the back cover:
“A classic now in its fourth edition, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is today’s platinum standard on the latest must-have information for the 4 million hikers who explore the Appalachian Trail each year.
Stretching more than 2,100 miles from Georgia to maine, the Appalachian Trail is the nation’s premier long trail, and The Appalachian Trail Hiker is the essential guide for anyone preparing to hike it. With the help of dozens of A.T. hikes, the authors have gathered over 100,000 miles of A.T. experience into this commonsense guide on the nation’s oldest trail system.
- Valuable step-by-step information on preparing to hike the A.T.
- Details on choosing the best equipment
- Comprehensive Trail Club data, including Web sites
- Crucial advice on nutrition, safety, animals, and insects
From boots to cooking gear, The Appalachian Trail Hiker offers essential information on backpacking equipment and prepares hikers to encounter wild animals, beat foul weather, interact with fellow hikers, and more.”
Victoria and Frank Logue. Fourth Edition, 2004.
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