The Appalachian Trail Data Book 2015 is the thirty-seventh edition: essential for A.T. hiking and planning. A consolidation of the basic information from all 11 A.T. guidebooks into a lightweight table of distances between major Appalachian Trail shelters, road crossings, and features–divided according to the guidebook volumes and updated each fall to account for relocations, new or removed shelters, and other changes. Also keyed to ATC Appalachian Trail maps. Simply an indispensable resource for anyone section hiking on the AT or planning a thruhike.Town locations – Water Sources – Lodging.Road Crossings and supply options.Recyclable – gluten free.About The Author – Daniel Chazin – has compiled the last 32 editions of the Data book. Daniel is a volunteer extraordinaire for the New York New Jersey Trail Conference. He lives in Teaneck NJ and is a huge railfan. He also writes the long running local newspaper column ‘The Hike of the Week.’
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!
The A.T. Guide is the guidebook of choice for hikes of any length on the Appalachian Trail. The book contains thousands of landmarks such as campsites, water sources, summits and gaps. The trail’s elevation profile is included and every landmark is aligned to the profile. Hikers using this guide know where they are on the trail, what views, streams and campsites are ahead, and whether they’ll be hiking uphill or downhill to get there.
Each year, it is estimated that more than 2,000 people set out to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail, yet seven in ten ultimately fall short of their goal. Given the countless number of how-to books and websites offering information about logistics, gear, and endurance training, one would think that more people would finish this 2,200 mile trek. Why then, do so many hikers quit prematurely? After successfully thru-hiking the AT in five months with zero prior backpacking experience, author, Zach Davis, is convinced he’s discovered the answer. Aspiring thru-hikers, Davis tells readers, are preparing the wrong way- sweating on the StairMaster, meticulously plotting each re-supply box, or obsessing over the perfect sleeping bag or pair of socks. While the AT undoubtedly presents extraordinary physical challenges, it is the psychological and emotional struggles that drive people off the trail. Conquering these mental obstacles is the key to success. This groundbreaking book focuses on the most important and overlooked piece of equipment of all- the gear between one’s ears.