We encourage you to take the Leave No Trace Quiz before purchasing a hangtag: LNT Quiz
The A.T. hangtags distributed by the ATC are designed to hang from a hiker’s backpack during their attempts to complete all 2,190+ miles of the Trail, whether in one continuous thru-hike or over a series of section hikes. The front features the A.T. logo and the year of the attempted thru-hike and the back provides Leave No Trace information and a blank area where hikers can personalize the tags with a registration number, Trail name, or other information. The hang tags are in the shape of an elliptical triangle, the same shape as the Appalachian National Scenic Trail logo.
The ATC developed the A.T. hangtags in 2015 when the voluntary thru-hiker registration program began, now known as ATCamp. Registering your hike on ATCamp helps hikers choose less crowded starting dates for their hikes, which helps reduce overcrowding and the subsequent damage to the Trail and its surrounding environment.
In addition to providing a way for hikers to celebrate their thru-hike attempts, the primary purpose of the A.T. hangtag is to promote sustainable hiking practices aligned with Leave No Trace principles.
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I had a gap in my collection, but ATC filled that gap with just one e-mail request to them and their reply with a link to the ATC store. Done.