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How to Hike the AT: The Nitty-Gritty Details of a Long-Distance Trek

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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, 260 pages
Published December 17th 2008 by Stackpole Books
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May 14, 2015 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great introduction to long distance backpacking, covers from the inexperienced to great tips and tricks to help seasoned backpackers.
May 12, 2016 McKell rated it really liked it
Thorough. She did a very good job listing every possible consideration. Not to be read as a novel, but more like a how-to guide. I read it, skimming over much of it, to find the details that pertain to my hike.
Jun 22, 2015 Jj rated it it was amazing
A fun and informative read. Inspired a great amount of wanderlust.
Niki Rowan
Apr 29, 2010 Niki Rowan rated it really liked it
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
Oct 08, 2012 Jonathan rated it really liked it
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.
Jun 23, 2012 Meg rated it really liked it
Informative. A good overview. Vanessa and I are trying to figure out our next steps - which sections will we do? When? With what gear?
Jan 04, 2011 Luke rated it liked it
One of the better A.T. guide type books I've read. You can tell it was written by someone who knows what she's talking about.
Feb 16, 2011 Gregp rated it really liked it
A very useful contemporary book on how to prepare for a long distance hike on the Appalachian Trail.
Judy Knight
Oct 11, 2010 Judy Knight rated it really liked it
The book is very helpful for anyone planning to hike the Appalachian Trail.
Katelyn Pauls
Sep 30, 2013 Katelyn Pauls rated it it was amazing
Awesome book with lots of useful advice! I can't wait to hike it myself!!
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Jul 22, 2014 Houston B rated it liked it
not as exciting as AWOL, but good info none the less
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