Appalachian Trail increases 1.9 miles for 2011

Preparing for an Appalachian Trail thru hike this spring? Be forewarned. You may want to pack an extra energy bar for that final push.

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy recently announced in its 2011 Appalachian Trail Data Book that at 2,181.0 miles, the trail's official length is now 1.9 miles longer.

Every year the AT's total length shifts due to trail relocations and re-measurements. In 2010, increases were reported for Massachusetts-Connecticut (0.2 miles), New York-New Jersey (0.8 miles), central Virginia (0.1 mile), and Tennessee-North Carolina (0.9 miles), while the southwest Virginia mileage was reduced by 0.1 mile.

Mileage and shelter information is updated from volunteers every December for the official guide. Daniel D. Chazin of Teaneck, N.J., has been pulling the info together for the AT data book since 1983, says the ATC.

Hikers can purchase the 33rd edition of the Appalachian Trail Data Book for $6.95 from www.atctrailstore.org.


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kayakingdog
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February 3, 2011 at 8:22 p.m. (EST)

Some day.........

denis daly
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February 3, 2011 at 11:22 p.m. (EST)

Some day.........

 You could do sections! I met some people thats all the can get in...I will be doing trip reports once a week from the trail come next month...I want to share it with everyone....

trouthunter
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February 8, 2011 at 7:12 p.m. (EST)

Some day.........

 You could do sections! I met some people thats all the can get in...I will be doing trip reports once a week from the trail come next month...I want to share it with everyone....

What section (s) will you be doing?

I'd love to see your trip reports.

denis daly
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February 16, 2011 at 8:59 p.m. (EST)

Some day.........

 You could do sections! I met some people thats all the can get in...I will be doing trip reports once a week from the trail come next month...I want to share it with everyone....

What section (s) will you be doing?

I'd love to see your trip reports.

 Trouthunter Sorry been reading gear reports and ordering gear. Light hiking to get in shape. I am doing a thru Hike. Hit GA  About March 20. then all the way to Maine..I'll post trip reports every week here while on the trail from wherever I can get a computer...I was asked to write an online journal also.

Hope to meet anyone from this forum even if it's for an hour or two on the trail if they can manage it...

MattHorn
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April 7, 2011 at 9:46 a.m. (EDT)

The Appalachian trail is legendary.....All true backpackers have got to do some part at least once in their lives....

denis daly
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April 7, 2011 at 12:05 p.m. (EDT)

this is one that has brought alot of attention to hikers about the AT..

http://www.wcyb.com/community/27456942/detail.html

thought I would share this link and see what you think...The name of the article Is HIKING and LEARNING..Seems the link wouldn't work...

Derville
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April 15, 2011 at 3:51 p.m. (EDT)

Link works for me...some good references in there too.  Thanks Denis.

Callahan
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May 5, 2011 at 4:15 p.m. (EDT)

NOOOOoooooo not even longer, damn.

Robert Rowe
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May 11, 2011 at 4:37 p.m. (EDT)

Sorta in the vein of the reports that Everest is increasing in elevation.  Something to do with the continent 'sinking', or some-such.

Noah looks to be a visionist, more than we realized.

r2

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