Links and Resources

AT Resources

Appalachian Trail Conservancy – all information AT – forum of community of AT hikers

Trail Journals – journals of thru and sections hikers of all sorts of trails

Trailspace – great website full of gear reviews for those important gear decisions

Class of 2013 AT Blogs

Think I’ll Go On A Walk About – blog of my boyfriend, Kenny

Erik Hikes North – blog of my friend

List of other 2013 Hikers – list created by the good badger

Previous Thru-Hiker Blogs

Springer Fever – blog of my boyfriend’s sister and source of our hiking inspiration

Making Miles – blog of Kenny’s sister and her husband on the PCT

The Good Badger and Appalachian Trials Blog – blogs of Zach Davis, writer Appalachian Trials

The A.T. Guide – excellent resource for hike preparation by former AT hiker, David “Awol” Miller (author of AWOL on the Appalachian Trail)

Books I Read to Prepare

How to Hike the AT: The Nitty Gritty Details of a Long Distance Trek by Michelle Ray

AWOL on the Appalachian Trail by David “AWOL” Miller

Solemates: Lessons on Life, Love, & Marriage from the Appalachian Trail by Randy “Windtalker” Motz and Georgia “Mom” Harris

The Backpackers Field Manual, Revised and Updated: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills by Rick Curtis

The A.T. Guide (2011 Edition) by David “AWOL” Miller

We’re Off To See the Wilderness, The Wonderful Wilderness of Awes: A hiker’s 2000-mile adventure journal of the Appalachian Trail by M.E. “Postcard” Hughes

Appalachian Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail by Zach”The Good Badger” Davis

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Planner (2012 Edition)

The Appalachian Trail Food Planner: Recipes and Menus for a 2000-Mile Hike by Lou Adsmond

A Blistered Kind of Love: A Couple’s Trial by Trail by Angela Ballard and Duffy Ballard

I also ready the AT classic A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson and I hated it. I know many people love it and it is their inspiration for a thru-hike but I absolutely hated it. Feel free to read it but I do not recommend it. If you want to read a book to inspire thru-hiking, read AWOL on the Appalachian Trail or  The Wonderful Wilderness of Awes


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