Appalachian Trail 101: The Complete Guide For Beginners

So you’ve decided to explore the Appalachian Trail, and you’re struggling to find up-to-date information regarding the trail.

Covering everything from general information and how to plan your hike to the best resources and most important regulations, this ultimate handbook about hiking the Appalachian Trail will make it easy for you to find the answers to all your questions.

The guide starts with historic facts and figures, a sense of geography, and means of traveling to any point along the near 2,200 mile length.

Next is an entire chapter devoted to planning. After all, if you’re going to be an AT thru-hiker, you need to be prepared for the challenges. Climbing steep slopes while hiking mountains and staying a long distance from the nearest settlement can be an imposing adventure.

The guide then prepares you for the hike with check lists and permit applications, and safety and security concerns.

This is perhaps the most thorough guidebook I have seen for those thinking about taking the plunge and thru hiking the A.T. Complete with the latest in infographic technology, and with plenty of links to external resources, the guide is sure to leave you smarter than when you started.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or an experienced hiker, this guidebook is for you. Go here.


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