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lazy river road
09-30-2009, 21:48
So im in the processo of Planning my E2E this summer of the LT....:banana....Jeez I cant wait....but im kinda struggling with understanding the Long Trail Guide and the End-to-End guide....I plan on going SOBO but all the books are written for NOBO hikes....this kinda confuses me...when reding the books NOBO 2 SOBO if it says go North do I go South...if it says looks to the South do I look to the North...what is the easiest way to plan a hike going NOBO to SOBO...I know the AT guide book is the same way...any suggestions on how to interpret these book simpler...I hope my questions makes sense

Manwich
09-30-2009, 22:01
Take a cue from our former president.


http://67.19.222.106/photos/politics/graphics/bushbook.jpg

lazy river road
09-30-2009, 22:22
thx totem but im still backwards the LT guide only goes SOBO should I just walk backwards the entire trail will that help....this is really only in the trail description area not so much the charts and hrs...some times the simplest things are the most confusingm:_)

partinj
09-30-2009, 22:55
Just read the book S to N some of the A.T. guide are the same way
if the book tell the water on the right then it will be on the left just
reverse read the book.
:confused:

Summit
09-30-2009, 23:02
I did the Foothills Trail the opposite direction from the way the guidebook is written (and it's map's distances are indicated). Took a little bit of working with it but I got pretty used to it after a couple of days on the trail. It'll get easier actually on the trail than sitting at home virtualizing everything.

Manwich
10-01-2009, 05:48
sorry for the big green ugly, they caught me leeching theirr bandwidth! reuploaded to my friends image hosting site.

http://imgur.com/3EnUn.jpg

lazy river road
10-01-2009, 07:38
totem actually like the image dident take it personally lol....summit thx for the advice i will be doing smaller trips before my E2E but am trying to get familar and all the information is a little overwhelming in a very exciting way

Trailweaver
10-01-2009, 22:18
The official AT guidebook I have does have the trail description south to north and then north to south. Also gives the milage for both on each side of the page. . . do you have a guidebook from the AT conference or somewhere else?

Water is marked with blue blazes, and they are hard to miss. . . I should think you'd be O.K.

LimpsAlong
10-12-2009, 13:32
sorry for the big green ugly, they caught me leeching theirr bandwidth! reuploaded to my friends image hosting site.

http://imgur.com/3EnUn.jpg
IF IT WERE TRUE. http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/bushbook.asp
Must be a stinkin' liberal, huh?

hikingshoes
10-12-2009, 22:19
He's the MAN!
sorry for the big green ugly, they caught me leeching theirr bandwidth! reuploaded to my friends image hosting site.

http://imgur.com/3EnUn.jpg