Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Greg Seymour & Jen Beck Seymour
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
"Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail - 100 Tips, Tricks, Traps, and Facts, is a great starting place for the potential thru-hiker. It will clue one in on the basics of gear, terrain, and money, but then presents other topics that are typically left for the hiker to learn on the go."
~ Jessica "Snuggles" Rakestraw - DarwinOnTheTrail.com
So, you want to hike the entire 2200 miles of the Appalachian Trail, which stretches across 14 states from Georgia to Maine? Bestselling authors Greg Seymour and Jen Beck Seymour, who completed the trail on their first attempt, share their insights and personal stories in this easy-to-use guide.
Their 100 tips, tricks, traps, and facts tell you everything you need to know to plan a successful thru-hike. You will find the answers to questions such as:
Why do most people quit and how can I avoid their mistakes?
How do I do the doo in the middle of the woods?
What animals should I worry about?
What do zero, slack-packing and pink blazing mean?
How do I plan and budget for a 5-7 month hiking trip?
What permits will I need?
How do I hike 2200 miles without destroying my feet?
What gear do I need?
Where should I NOT have sex when thru-hiking?
This book also includes a full list of thru-hiker slang words, as well as four different hikers’ gear lists for you to peruse. THRU-HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL is the perfect primer for anyone who wants to take this epic journey... and succeed.
"I think this book is worth 10 Appalachian Trail memoirs. These two thru-hiked last year - successfully. They know what they're talking about, and they've written a book that sets out in just enough detail, but with all kinds of authority, what you need to know about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail before you go."
~ Evan "eWolf" Schaeffer - Evan's Backpacking Videos (YouTube)