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Backpacker Magazine's Guide to the Appalachian Trail

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Updated edition of the best-selling guide to the Appalachian Trail Maps and mileages provided for every section of the trail Fascinating information on trail history and geology Whether you're just setting out for a day hike or are planning to trek all the way from Maine to Georgia, Backpacker Magazine's Guide to the Appalachian Trail is the definitive guide to the most fa ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 19th 2005 by Stackpole Books (first published April 1989)
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Martha
Feb 29, 2008 rated it it was ok
Lots more history & science than similar books, but much less practical advice.
Cassie Werner
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
Despite being called the "Backpacker Magazine's Guide", there is very little information about backpacking or even hiking in this book. Instead it talks about the history and science of the trial itself. It talks about how the land was formed and how the trail was made. It talks about the routes the trail has followed over the years and how and why sections have been moved. It goes into detail about the geology, forestry, elevation, and such. Overall, I found it to be a very boring and dry read. ...more
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Just skimmed it really- mainly the sections I'm doing this year. More info on history and geology than important trail hiking info.
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