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.
Also available as part of the Thru-Hiker Stater Pack.
Fifth edition. 2015.
GaryBunn (Submitted on Jun 10th 2020)
Gave good information on what to expect and a baseline to get started. Using the worksheets as you go along really organized my plan and gave me a place to fine tune and keep all of it one place!
phaedra white (Submitted on Feb 28th 2020)
great for newbie.. great information and planning
Carol Eichert (Submitted on Nov 12th 2019)
This is just what I needed to start planning my journey. Now I am thinking daily about these areas of preparation.
Unknown (Submitted on Oct 13th 2019)
This thing is not only a huge time saver for me, it will also be useful for my family to see. Thank-you to the ATC and the authors for improving the odds of a successful 2020 thru hike!
Unknown (Submitted on Aug 30th 2018)
This easy-to-read information was very helpful, brought up some things I had not thought of and overall informed me about many things I needed to know in planning a long-distance hike on the AT. Lots of web addresses for getting further info. Detailed info. about mailing packages to yourself. Worthwhile to read and worth the cost.
Larry (Oldster) (Submitted on Aug 20th 2018)
It gives a good broad brush look at the trail. You will need to get other resources to finalize your planning and buying gear (if you do not already have what you need).