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    Default 2014 AT Total Mileage?

    Anyone know the official mileage for 2014?

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    The trail can change mileage between the time you start and the time you finish, but not by a significant amount. Over the last 15 years, the trail has increasted in milege by a total of 10 miles. Mileage this year was identified as around 2178. Hikers add mileage with side trips to shelters, water sources, vistas and other points of interest. You can expect that over the course of a thru hike, actual milage hiked will be a bit over 2200 miles. The actual change distance of the AT in any given year is pretty insignificant.
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    I believe that information is not out yet. The ATC determines that each year. Most folks will find out when David Miller's The A.T. Guide and the ALDHA's Thru-Hikers Companion are published early in 2014. I know the A.T Guide website is saying they will go to press in mid-January. If you need to know before those guidebooks come out I suppose you could try contacting their editors:

    Here's a link (just click on "contact" once you get there) to David Miller's website: http://www.theatguide.com/

    The editor of the Companion (Robert "Sly" Sylvester) can be e-mailed at [email protected]

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    In case anyone cares…..

    From The A.T. Guide on Facebook…….2185.3 - This is the first decrease in overall mileage that I can remember.

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    The official mileage from Appalachian Trail Conservancy for 2014 is 2,185.3, a decrease of 0.6 miles. The mileage is collected every year for the Appalachian Trail Data Book, published by ATC. The 2014 A.T. Data Book (the 36th edition of the book) has been published and came in to ATC's warehouse in Kearneysville, WV and ATC's headquarters Harpers Ferry Friday (12/6).

    The official mileage is determined every year by ATC, gathering data from the 31 A.T.-maintaining clubs. Where there are relocations, those are sometimes completed by the local trail clubs, sometimes by ATC trail crews (always working in concert with the local trail club). The workers on these crews are all volunteers, although ATC's trail crews have a paid crew leader and assistant leader.

    All significant relocations are proposed by the local trail club. They go through a lengthy review process which includes the local trail club, ATC, and the land-managing agency. Experts are brought in to review the proposed route to assure that no rare, threatened and endangered species or cultural heritage sites will be impacted. The Damascus Hard Core trail assisted with the Roan Mtn. relos, working under the auspices of the Tennessee Eastman Hiking Club. David Miller brought to ATC's attention the apparent longstanding inaccuracy in the Connecticut mileage, and Sue Spring, active member of the local trail club (AMC Connecticut Chapter) and ALDHA, recently re-measured that section.

    Here are the changes from 2013 (2,185.9) to 2014 (2,185.3):

    Tennessee + 0.5
    Relocations on the south side of Roan Mountain

    Northern Virginia + 0.1
    Relocation north of Sand Spring

    Pennsylvania - 0.3
    Remeasurement on trail north side of Susquehanna River, between US 22 and campsite

    Connecticut - 0.9
    A re-measurement from the summit of Prospect Mountain south to the campsite. This apparently has been off for 20 years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauriep View Post
    The official mileage from Appalachian Trail Conservancy for 2014 is 2,185.3, a decrease of 0.6 miles. The mileage is collected every year for the Appalachian Trail Data Book, published by ATC. The 2014 A.T. Data Book (the 36th edition of the book) has been published and came in to ATC's warehouse in Kearneysville, WV and ATC's headquarters Harpers Ferry Friday (12/6).

    The official mileage is determined every year by ATC, gathering data from the 31 A.T.-maintaining clubs. Where there are relocations, those are sometimes completed by the local trail clubs, sometimes by ATC trail crews (always working in concert with the local trail club). The workers on these crews are all volunteers, although ATC's trail crews have a paid crew leader and assistant leader.

    All significant relocations are proposed by the local trail club. They go through a lengthy review process which includes the local trail club, ATC, and the land-managing agency. Experts are brought in to review the proposed route to assure that no rare, threatened and endangered species or cultural heritage sites will be impacted. The Damascus Hard Core trail assisted with the Roan Mtn. relos, working under the auspices of the Tennessee Eastman Hiking Club. David Miller brought to ATC's attention the apparent longstanding inaccuracy in the Connecticut mileage, and Sue Spring, active member of the local trail club (AMC Connecticut Chapter) and ALDHA, recently re-measured that section.

    Here are the changes from 2013 (2,185.9) to 2014 (2,185.3):
    Tennessee + 0.5
    Relocations on the south side of Roan Mountain

    Northern Virginia + 0.1
    Relocation north of Sand Spring

    Pennsylvania - 0.3
    Remeasurement on trail north side of Susquehanna River, between US 22 and campsite

    Connecticut - 0.9
    A re-measurement from the summit of Prospect Mountain south to the campsite. This apparently has been off for 20 years.


    Laurie P.
    So, the corrected distance for 2013 is 2184.7 miles? And 2014 will be 0.6 miles longer @ 2185.3? Have I got this right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlZ993 View Post
    So, the corrected distance for 2013 is 2184.7 miles? And 2014 will be 0.6 miles longer @ 2185.3? Have I got this right now?
    With the correction, official mileage in 2013 (2185.9) should have been 2185.0. This years it's 2185.3 so the overall addition is + 0.3 miles (0.5 + 0.1 - 0.3)

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    It was 2178.3 in 2009 when I thru hiked. Now I will have to hike it again to make up those additional 7 miles.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lauriep View Post
    The official mileage from Appalachian Trail Conservancy for 2014 is 2,185.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly View Post
    With the correction, official mileage in 2013 (2185.9) should have been 2185.0. This years it's 2185.3 so the overall addition is + 0.3 miles (0.5 + 0.1 - 0.3)
    Knew I should have grabbed that calculator.

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