". . . Immensely valuable. . ."
From the Back Cover
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.