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Offers essential information on tents, sleeping gear, food and cooking, water purifiers, backpacks, boots, clothing, and stoves. Also features equipment checklists and suppliers/contact information for trail maintenance clubs .
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A classic now in its Third Edition, The Appalachian Trail Backpacker is today's gold standard for the latest must-have information for day, section, or thru hikers on the Appalachian TrailThis guide has been completely updated from front to back and contains valuable step-by-step information on preparing to hike the A.T.; comprehensive Trail Club information, including websites; crucial information on nutrition and diet; expanded coverage on shelters, cabins, and campgrounds; details on choosing the best equipment. Stretching more than 2,150 miles from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail is the nation's premier long trail, and the Appalachian Trail Backpacker is the essential guide for anyone preparing to hike it. With the help of dozens of A.T. hikers, the authors have gathered over 100,000 miles of A.T. experience into this commonsense guide on the nation's oldest trail system. From boots to cooking gear, The Appalachian Trail Backpacker offers essential information on backpacking equipment and prepares hikers to encounter wild animals, beat foul weather, interact with fellow hikers, and more. (6 x 9, 240 pages, b&w photos)
Frank and Victoria Logue hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 1988. They have returned again and again to hike its many sections on day and overnight hikes. Frank served on the Appalachian Trail Conference Board of Managers. They live in Georgia where Frank works as an Episcopal priest while Victoria writes. They both enjoy sharing their love of nature with their daughter, Griffin.
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Book Description Menasha Ridge Press, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0897324021