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Swiss Roll
06-07-2007, 09:49
Has anyone here every hiked the International A.T.? Pictures are beautiful, but it seems like it could be a cold, wet slog for days on end.

06-07-2007, 10:01
...seems like it could be a cold, wet slog for days on end.

Kinda like the regular AT?

06-07-2007, 22:41
cold and wet? sounds like its right up my alley! from what i've heard the southern portion is a lot of roadwalking in florida and the northern portion is quite rugged and diffacult with some walking on logging roads in maine. I have no interest in the south, however ME and Canada sound awesome, and I have been meaning to check out the chic chocks for a couple years now. Gaspe looks amazing. Not a whole lot in the way of info though. I know Andrew Skurka hiked it, and every year a couple of hikers go the distance. Not very many though.

06-07-2007, 23:46
shelters suck

06-08-2007, 12:57
Been there, done that.

The Quebec section (Gaspe) is marvellous; you can go days without seeing another hiker.

Lots of info on the IAT website.



06-08-2007, 14:18
Check out Where Less the Path (http://www.amazon.com/Where-Less-Path-Worn-Appalachians/dp/0972903828/ref=sr_1_1_s9_rk/002-0776281-1026418?ie=UTF8&s=books&s9r=8afea4c10eefbc81010fa0cb5bab08aa&itemPosition=1&qid=1181326518&sr=1-1) is Worn by Nimblewill Nomad, a daily journal of his trip along the IAT (actually the Eastern Continental Trail as he extends it up into Newfoundland).

06-08-2007, 14:24
hopefully my next hike:-? ky