How to Hike the AT: The Nitty-Gritty Details of a Long-Distance Trek
by Michelle Ray
How to plan and prepare for a long-distance hike on the Appalachian Trail Includes information on trail nutrition, culture, first aid, gear, weather conditions, and more Expert advice from an experienced long-distance hiker along with useful information for any long-distance trek Other Appalachian Trail guidebooks tell you about notable scenery, trail history, or changes i...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 17th 2008 by Stackpole Books
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This "how-to" book is a nice combination of advice and anecdote. A lot of the information is general hiking tips, which can be skipped if you are an experienced hiker. However, there is a great deal of information that is relevant specifically to the AT. I was especially fond of the section that discussed dealing with cold weather as I will be doing a winter hike, and many of the books I've read leave this discussion out completely. This is a book that I will continue to use as I plan for my tri...more
Having just successfully thru-hiked this year, I would say that this was a particularly helpful resource in preparing especially as I had virtually no backpacking experience when I started. It is starting to show its age but was still invaluable in making my journey a success.