The 2015 Appalachian Trail ‘Thru Hikers’ Companion is a great asset for any thru hiker or potential thruhiker. Also useful in planning shorter trips or day hikes The Companion has the latest details on the Appalachian Trail. 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 themselves. Edited by Robert Sly Sylvester, with research by more than three dozen thru-hiker volunteers in 14 states, backed by the first-hand information of the Trail’s volunteer and staff maintainers and managers and extensive information from the 2015 A.T. Data Book. Convenient 6×9 carry size.Shower locations!