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    Post Best map and guide to purchase

    I am hiking approximately 50 miles along the TN and NC border. There are many guide books and maps available. I want to know what is necessary/good to buy. I have found the below options, so I wanted to reach out for any insight before buying. Thanks.

    1. Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Companion *do I need to buy a separate map?
    2. The A.T. Guide (David Miller) *do I need to buy a separate map?
    3. ATC Guide to Tennesse-North Carolina, 14th Edition (comes with maps)

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    The A.T. Guide is all you would ever need in my opinion.

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    Backpacking light, feels so right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juniorace View Post
    The A.T. Guide is all you would ever need in my opinion.
    Thanks. I will buy the A.T. Guide. The A.T. Guide sells accompanying Pocket Profile maps. Are you saying those aren't needed, or would it be a good idea to buy the one for the section I need?

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    The Pocket Profile maps do not provide very much detail. IMHO, maps are not needed for the AT. The trail is very well marked in NC/TN.
    Remote for detachment, narrow for chosen company, winding for leisure, lonely for contemplation, the Trail beckons not merely north and south, but upward to the body, mind, and soul of man.


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    The Guthooks app sounds great. Thanks so much. Great tip!

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