View Full Version : A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Appalachian Trail

02-09-2012, 01:21
For a person planning the AT, sometime there is too much info. It is bit like drinking from a fire hose! This doc will attempt to make planning for the trail a little easier... Updated Feb 2012.

(What can I say..time to update my planning docs. Revising the docs in the past two weeks makes me want to hike the Tripe Crown again. :banana)


02-09-2012, 01:47
Great read! I'm now going to be up all night reading "The Thruhiking Papers (thanks for the link). Keep up the informative work!

02-09-2012, 15:18
Wow, what a brilliant article. Very concise and helpful. Thank you very much for posting it. I now have about 10 other tabs up that that lead me to that I have to go read. :D

02-09-2012, 15:30
Good stuff Mags. I also like Backpacker Magazines "American Classic- Hiking the AT" (http://www.backpacker.com/november_2008_american_classic_hiking_the_appalach ian_trail/destinations/12530) and "Pack Man: The Appalachian Trail Guru" (http://www.backpacker.com/november_08_pack_man_/articles/12659) articles.

Yours plus these two are pretty much all inclusive for the wannbe AT thru hiker.


02-09-2012, 16:32
Very concise

Yeah Jack's resupply article probably should be updated though, 5 years is a long time to rely on that, wonder if he will.

I still get hung up on the idea of the PO bit with maildrops. It just isn't the issue anymore like it used to be.

02-09-2012, 16:38
Going to tweet it via @blissfulhiking

02-11-2012, 20:48
Thanks for the update Paul,
I'd actually stumbled across your old post and the some of the links didn't work.

02-12-2012, 02:52
Thanks for the post! Is this the best/most current mail drops article for tips and recommendations, this is something that I have been trying to figure out for some time now for my thru hike.