Completed in 1937, the Appalachian Trail extends 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine... or the other way around; it doesn't matter because the bag's packed and it's thru-hiking time.
A thru-hike is the pursuit of walking the entire length of a Trail, that would require at least one food resupply. Another way to think of it, is that if you could hike the trail in sections, you could also thru-hike the trail. Though the purpose is less focused on making it to the end and more about enjoying the experience, learning a few things about yourself and others, seeing some incredible sights and being part of a community that looks out for one another as they work each day toward a seemingly impossible goal.
Here you can learn more about the trail, its history and what it takes to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
Posted under "Gear" is a list of core items I plan to carry the entire length of the trail. Coming in at a base weight of 21 lbs, I will not be the lightest pack on the trail, but a comfortable weight for myself. Fully loaded, with food and water, my pack will weigh upwards of 40 lbs... at least I hope it wont be more than that!
Rather than posting one per day, as I did for the PCT, I plan on posting more randomly than per a fixed schedule. One per state, week, month, when something worth sharing come up... I'm not going to commit to any of the above.
A couple additional notes about this trail journal:
- All links will open up in a new page.
- All pictures can be clicked on to enlarge.