Take A Thru-Hike: Dixie’s How-To Guide for Hiking the Appalachian Trail

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Planning a thru-hike can be a somewhat daunting and overwhelming task, especially for a beginning backpacker. While preparing for my journey on the Appalachian Trail (AT), I often felt lost in a sea of information, usually overturning more questions than answers. The purpose of this guide is to help cut through the confusion, condense the information and present it in a straightforward and simple way. I want to leave you feeling more confident about your upcoming escapade, rather than intimidated by the thought of planning it. My first overnight backpacking trip was thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, so I hope my perspective can be appreciated by novice and seasoned hikers alike.

Some of the topics included in this ebook are:
-Physical & Mental Prep
-Gear List
-Picking a Pack
-Backpacking Stoves
-Shelter Selection
-Hygiene on Trail
-Financial Breakdown (of my hike)
-Safety & Wildlife
-Hiking With a Dog
…and more!

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Jacks R Better, High quality down quilts and backpacking and camping gear

High quality, ultra light camping and backpacking gear, hammock and hammock suspension systems and ultra light down quilts that keep you comfortable in any

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Best on the Crest: Food and lodging on the PCT

A guide to restaurants and motels near the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Cleveland National Forest – Laguna Mountain Area



Mountain Biking

Camping & Cabins

Campground Camping


Horse Riding & Camping

Horse Camping

OHV Riding & Camping

OHV Trail Riding

 Areas for OHV Trail Riding at Laguna Mountain Area

Outdoor Learning

Visitor Programs



Cleveland National Forest – Laguna Mountain Area.


California State Parks

Our Mission. To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

California State Parks.


Cleveland National Forest

On July 1st, 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt signed a declaration that created the Cleveland National Forest. Now, more than 100 years later, the Cleveland National Forest provides habitat for native wildlife, as well as a natural refuge and playground for many of the 3 million plus residents in the greater San Diego area. Read more about the history of the Cleveland National Forest how it was founded and evolved into the forest it is today!

Cleveland National Forest
10845 Rancho Bernardo Road
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92127

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