Stackpole Books How To Hike The AT - The Nitty Gritty Details of a Long Distance Trek
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. Author: Michelle Ray. Softcover; 260 pages. Stackpole Books; copyright 2009. Guide takes you through every aspect of preparation, from physical conditioning and scheduling to gear packing and mail drops. Author provides tips, suggestions and resource lists for any style of hiking, and adds humorous anecdotes from her personal experience.
This is the most up to date How To Book on thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. The author, a former thru-hiker and editor of a prestigious yearly AT guide has been there and done that. Other Appalachian Trail guidebooks tell you about notable scenery, trail history, or changes in terrain. This one tells you exactly what you need to know to prepare for and complete a long-distance hike on the A.T. From determining a budget, preparing an itinerary, and packing gear to resupplying, using bounce boxes, and staying on schedule, this book will help any hiker make certain their long-distance trek is a success.How to plan and prepare for a long-distance hike on the Appalachian TrailIncludes information on trail nutrition, culture, first aid, gear, weather conditions, and moreExpert advice from an experienced long-distance hiker along with useful information for any long-distance trekCurrent up to date adviceWith IllustrationsMail Drop locations and Zip CodesIndexed for easy referenceChapter on AT culture and traditionsMichelle Ray has been an avid hiker for more than fifteen years and has logged thousands of miles on the Appalachian Trail. She is a member of the Appalachian Long Distance Hiking Association and works as a field editor for the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers Companion. She lives in New Hampshire.Binding - PaperPages - 260Author - Michelle RayPublisher - Stackpole BooksYear - 2009ISBN - 9780811735421