Synopses & Reviews
A classic now in its fourth edition, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is today's platinum standard on the latest must-have information for the 4 million hikers who explore the Appalachian Trail each year.
This guide contains:
Valuable step-by-step information on preparing to hike the A.T.
Details on choosing the best equipment
Comprehensive Trail Club data, including Web sites
Crucial information on nutrition, safety, animals, and insects
Stretching more than 2,100 miles from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail is the nation's premier long trail, and The Appalachian Trail Hiker is the essential guide for anyone preparing to hike it. With the help of dozens of A.T. hikers, the authors have gathered over 100,000 miles of A.T. experience into this commonsense guide on the nation's oldest trail system.
From boots to cooking gear, The Appalachian Trail Hiker offers essential information on backpacking equipment and prepares hikers to encounter wild animals, beat foul weather, interact with fellow hikers, and more.
Whether you are planning a day hike in New Hampshire, an overnighter in Virginia, a trek through the Smokies, or a thru hike from Georgia to Maine, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is your passport to unlimited A.T. adventures.
A classic now in its Fourth Edition, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is todayand#8217;s platinum standard for the latest must-have information for the 4 million day, section, and thru hikers who explore the Appalachian Trail each year. The guide includes: the latest information on hiking the AT with a GPS; comprehensive trail club information, including websites; valuable step-by-step information on preparing to hike the A.T.; crucial information on nutrition and diet; expanded coverage on shelters, cabins, and campgrounds; and details on choosing the best equipment. With the help of dozens of A.T. hikers, the authors have gathered over 100,000 miles of A.T. experience into this commonsense guide on the nationand#8217;s oldest trail system. Whether you are planning an overnight hike in Virginia, a two-week trek through the Smokies, or a thru hike from Georgia to Maine, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is your passport to A.T. adventures in the new millennium.
The Appalachian Trail Backpacker
is a one-stop guide to preparing for and hiking the A.T. Although primarily geared to prepare and sustain the intrepid thru hiker, the book is also a must-have for anyone who wishes to experience the A.T., whether for an hour or for six months.
About the Author
and Victoria Logue
hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 1988. They have returned again and again to hike its many sections on day and overnight hikes. Frank served on the Appalachian Trail Conference Board of Managers. They live in Georgia where Frank works as an Episcopal priest while Victoria writes. They both enjoy sharing their love of nature with their daughter, Griffin.
Table of Contents
(1) Following the Blazes (2) The Trail Kitchen (3) Water (4) Shelters and Tents (5) Backpacks (6) Sleeping Bags (7) Footgear (8) Clothing (9) Other Hiking Equipment (10) Potential Trail Hazards (11) Preparing for Your First Hike (12) Winter Backpacking (13) Backpacking with a GPS (14) Backpacking with Children (15) Hiking with Dogs (16) Long Distance Hiking