5 years, 500 km: http://www.tiogapublishing.com/featu...cc4c03286.html
what are the fundamental differences between this new edition and the last?
1. The last one sold out, therefore needed to be printed again.
2. Several km of off-road trail on north end was added, also some near the south end.
3. Layout reorganized to minimize white space.
4. Reeds Gap Spur and some other side trails got added back in, but still the page count and book weight is lower.
5. Profiles of each section are added, at consistent horizontal and vertical scale so you can compare one section to the next. Vertical exaggeration 5:1 approximates the A.T. map standard 5.28:1, without being saddled with the odd fraction caused by that other trail's continued addiction to outdated colonial units.
Are these available at close-by outfitters yet? I usually visit the one in downtown State College in Nov and Dec--holiday times.
The guide book is usually sold in outfitters in sets with the color maps, since the color maps were done before the profiles, the profiles (unusually) are in the BOOK not on the side of the maps.
If you had the 11th edition book and the color maps already, you could get the book by itself on the MST web site (saves $$ and more of that goes to MSTA).
Appalachian Outfitters in downtown State College will almost certainly have the book and map set, I don't know whether even they sell the book by itself. Of all outfitters, they might, since they deal direct with MSTA not through a wholesaler.
The State College Region section has been thoroughly freshened up to include the re-route of the MST at Poe Paddy and of the Greenwood Spur near the Greenwood Furnace SP end. The MSTA also divided section 8 (PA 26 to US 322) into section 8 and 9. "Section 8" now ends at the MST - Greenwood Spur junction in Detweiler NA which is now referred to as "Detweiler Junction". "Section 9" goes from there to US 322. This junction was chosen due to it being the northern terminus of the east and west routes of the Great Eastern Trail in Pennsylvania. The Ironstone Trail, Greenwood Spur, and Reeds Gap Spur sections have all been updated as well.
And, of course, a few classic witticisms from Dr. Thwaites that got omitted in intervening years got re-added to the description. Plus, refreshed photos of sections.
very nice - thanks for the link. looking forward to my 5 day section here in a a few weeks
do you know if hunting is allowed in section 7 (11th Ed) from I-22 to PA-26? I'm hiking PA-36 to PA-26 this year, and will have a few days hiking through bear season. I am trying to plan either NOBO or SOBO to limit the amount of time in heavily hunted areas. I was thinking NOBO since the second half of my trip would be during bear season and there would be less hunters out north of I-22 compared to WMAs 73 and 118? if hunting is allowed in section 7 would it see less hunter traffic than 73 and 118?
looking at the PA website, maybe I should have said SGL instead of WMA
SGL, WMU, WMA....whatever
ki0eh, there also used to be a list of shuttle providers on the website, but it seems since the site was revamped those are no longer on there. i will need a shuttle. would you be able to provide several suggestions?