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Long Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail

For the Older Adventurer

by David Ryan

  • 286 Want to read
  • 28 Currently reading

Published by Pennywhistle Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sports & Recreation / Hiking,
  • Hiking for older people,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Sports,
  • Guidebooks,
  • Trails,
  • Appalachian Trail,
  • Hiking

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages88
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8417175M
    ISBN 100938631209
    ISBN 109780938631200


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I hiked the entire Long Trail in the fall ofand revisited the southernmost miles during my Appalachian Trail hike of Long Distance Hiking on the Appalachian Trail for the Older Adventurer is designed to help those over 50 walk through the decisions and research necessary to meet the challenge of the Appalachian Trail.

This valuable book is broken down into four sections covering the decision to begin a long distance hike, planning the hike, the culture of the trail, as well as the costs involved. Hiking even just a portion of the Appalachian Trail is the adventure of a lifetime, but you'll enjoy that adventure even more if you're prepared.

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Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker's Companion () The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association collaborate each year on a guide especially designed for potential thru-hikers who want the basic information for a five- to six-month trek in the woods, at a reasonable price, but also want the adventure of finding out the extras for.

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The Appalachian Trail extends from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. At approximately 2, miles long, the AT is the longest continuously marked footpath in the world. A thru-hike can start at either of the trail’s termini. The direction of the hike depends on the hiker.

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This iconic long-distance trail offers opportunities for hikers of all kinds, with the Berkshire Hills in the middle of the spectrum: challenging enough to provide a sense of accomplishment each day, but not as taxing or technical as the northern stretches of the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy can put you in touch with other hikers in your age range.

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Hiking in mid-Atlantic during spring, before it gets hot and water sources become scarce; Hiking in moderately difficult terrain for the first two months; Hiking in New England after bug season, in temperate weather before it gets cold; Few other long-distance hikers traveling the same direction, especially on the first leg.

The Appalachian Trail Institute is held at the Appalachian Folk School outside Laurel Bloomery, TN just ten miles from the Appalachian Trail in Damascus, VA. Physical Address: Appalachian Folk School (Donnelly House) Divide Rd. (old highway 91 North) Mountain City, TN According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, o people have hiked the trail.

About 1, - 2, hikers attempt to thru-hike the AT each year, approximately 12% ( - ) succeed. How long does it take to hike all of the trail?. A long hike will test your pdf, and it requires pdf serious mental fortitude. The best way to get mentally prepared for the hike is to be as well informed about it as possible.

That means heading to the library and checking out every book you can find on thru-hiking in general and the Appalachian Trail specifically.