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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)
-Etiquette
-Safety & Wildlife
-Hiking With a Dog
…and more!

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Meet the two guys winter thru-hiking the PCT (with 19 incredible photos) – Pacific Crest Trail Association

Meet the two guys winter thru-hiking the PCT (with 19 incredible photos) – Pacific Crest Trail Association.

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Thru-hiking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Thru-hiking is hiking a long-distance trail end-to-end. The term is most commonly associated with the Appalachian Trail, but is also used for other lengthy trails and long distance hikes, including the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail in the United States and Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand. Thru-hiking is also called “end-to-end hiking” or “end-to-ending” on some trails, like Vermont’s Long Trail. Section hiking, on the other hand, refers to hiking a complete trail by hiking all of its individual sections, not in continuity or, necessarily, in sequence.

via Thru-hiking – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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