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About the BookThis book helps readers plan and prepare for hiking on the Appalachian Trail, from day trips to through-hikes.
Book SynopsisA classic now in its fourth edition, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is today's platinum standard on the latest must-have information for the 4 million hikers who explore the Appalachian Trail each year.
Stretching more than 2,100 miles from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail is the nation's premier long trail, and The Appalachian Trail Hiker 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 Hiker offers essential information on backpacking equipment and prepares hikers to encounter wild animals, beat foul weather, interact with fellow hikers, and more.
Whether you are planning a day hike in New Hampshire, and overnighter in Virginia, a trek through the Smokies, or a thru-hike from Georgia to Maine, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is your passport to unlimited A.T. adventures.
"It's always amazed me how the Logues follow the ever-changing contexts of Appalachian Trail hiking and write about it clearly and comprehensibly. A great preparation for any adventure on foot!"--Brian B. King, Director of Public Affairs, ATC
From the Back CoverA classic now in its fourth edition, The Appalachian Trail Hiker is today's platinum standard on the latest must-have information for the 4 million hikers who explore the Appalachian Trail each year.
About the AuthorVictoria and Frank Logue hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 1988. They have returned again and again to hike it in its many parts on day and overnight hikes. Frank served on the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Board of Managers. The Logues were also selected as honorary life members of the Appalachian Long-Distance Hikers Association in 2003. They are the authors of "The Best of The Appalachian Trail: Day Hikes," "The Best of the Appalachian Trail: Overnight Hikes," and the "Appalachian Trail Fun Book," among other books. Victoria Logue is the author of "Hiking and Backpacking: Essential Skills to Advanced Techniques." The Logues live in Georgia, where Frank works as an Episcopal priest while Victoria writes, and they enjoy sharing their love of nature with their daughter, Griffin. The Logues' website is at www.planetanimals.com/logue.