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Appalachian Trail 2003 - Chelsea's Journals

Entry #36 - April 28, 2003

Got going a bit after 8 AM. Had a hard day – not very motivated. Found some Trail Magic @ Allen Gap, which helped out some. Planned to go only 14 miles or so but couldn’t find water or a flat spot to camp. Ended up going 18 miles to the Jerry Corbin Shelter. Set up the tent, since the weather is holding out.

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Preparing to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

Commonly used guides by A.T. thru-hikers include the Appalachian Trail Guides (published by the Appalachian Trail Conference), the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker's Companion, and the Appalachian Trail Data Book. The guide series includes a guide for each section, along with a series of trail maps. The Thru-Hiker's Companion has helpful info on towns, shelters, and water. The Data Book has basic distance info for road crossings, shelters, and other features. All are excellent tools for use during a long distance hike.

       

 

 


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