Online Newsletter - Appalachian Trail Edition - Spring 2004
makes a person decide to break free from their everyday life and
start hiking? After a little bit of research and planning, we decided
to do just that. In 2003 we completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian
Trail. We learned a little, ate a lot, thought way too much, and
it was worth every step. Read
the Trail, danger can sometimes lurk where you least expect it.
Use common sense, and listen to your body, mind, and instincts no
matter where the Trail may take you. Read
abound of what hikers will face on the Appalachian Trail with regards
to physical punishment. Here are the facts of how one hiker overcame
pain to achieve her goal. Read
of 2001" Appalachian Trail thru-hiker hits the Trail again
in 2003, this time with the intention of capturing the essence of
the AT on video. Read
who hikes the Appalachian Trail does it in his or her own way, but
there are some matters on which most tend to agree. We took a survey
of a group of 2003 thru-hikers and received about 50 replies. Find
out what hikers had to say about preparing for the trail, backpacking
gear, health, food, and how their hike has changed their lives.
how does a hiker get a trail name like "Iron Chef," anyway?
By spending months on the Appalachian Trail experimenting with ways
to make trail food interesting, and well, good! Read
soon. Please check back in a few days.
a year, thousands of stinky (and clean former) hikers converge on
the tiny town of Damascus, Virginia for days filled with eating,
drinking, relaxation, and merriment. Read
to additional sources of information about the Appalachian Trail.
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you an avid hiker or just love the outdoors? If you have a story
to tell, or would like to share your hiking and camping related
experience and knowledge, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact
us to find out how you can contribute to a future edition of
the HikeMore Online Newsletter. We plan to cover a variety of topics
including hiking trails, backpacking gear, and outdoor skills.