The longtime champion of thru-hiking guides for 25 years!
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association (ALDHA) join their volunteer forces to produce the official 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. With professionally crafted elevation profiles, new maps, and redesigned tables for quick, at-a-glance planning. Updated each year by hikers volunteers with the latest Trail-town services, mileage, relocation, and shelter information.
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. Still the only such guide written by volunteers for which all the proceeds are returned to the Trail by these two nonprofits!
Also available as part of the Thru-Hiker Starter Pack.
Twenty-fifth edition, 2017.
Tim Case (Submitted on Feb 27th 2018)
Well written and full of important information whether you are a day, section, or thru hiker. This book has information the AWOL book does not and so I always purchase both before each section hike. Great town info!