The Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers' Companion offers up-to-the-minute knowledge of "the A.T." from current hikers and Trail-maintainers. It provides essential information on hiker-oriented services near the Trail.
Intended for those making thru-hikes, but also valuable for those taking shorter section-hikes or overnight backpacking trips
Provides you with details on shelters, water sources, post offices, hostels, campgrounds, lodging, groceries, restaurants, outfitters, and other related services along the Trail
Offers information of historical significance about places you pass through while hiking the A.T.
Included latest information from volunteers who measure, maintain, and manage the Trail and those who hike it regularly
Street maps of nearby towns marked with hiker-oriented services
Includes equipment-makers toll-free phone numbers
Includes extensive information form the 2012 A.T. Data Book
5.5 x 7.5 in. (packs easily in quart-sized Ziploc)
312 pages; paperback
Edited by Robert Sylvester
Through collaboration of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association