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"Immensely valuable, a book that has been needed for many years."
Backpacker magazine

The Appalachian Trail Hiker, 4th Edition
Trail-proven advice for hikes of any length
by Victoria and Frank Logue

The Appalachian Trail Hiker has helped thousands of hikers learn the basics to prepare for a hike on the nation's premier long distance hiking trail. This classic is now in its fourth edition and it has been completely revised from front to back. The book includes:

Cover of the AT Hiker, Fourth Edition

  • Valuable step-by-step information on preparing for any AT hike.
  • Information on shelters, cabins, and campgrounds.
  • Comprehensive Trail Club information including websites.
  • Crucial information on nutrition and diet.
  • Details on choosing the best equipment.
  • The latest edition includes information on "Pepsi-can stoves" and other pieces of ultra-lightweight backpacking gear as well as go-light techniques.

With the help of dozens of A.T. hikers, the authors have gathered more than 100,000 miles of A.T. experience into this commonsense guide on the nation's premier footpath. Intended primarily for novices, the book contains valuable information for all hikers.

Published by Menasha Ridge Press.
4th edition revised January 2005

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With my daughter at Annapolis Rocks in Maryland