Hiking Trail Journals
Appalachian Trail 2003 -
Entry #46 - May 10, 2003
9:15 PM - Pretty boring hike today. Felt really
tired for whatever reason. Made it to Iron Mtn Shelter around 5:00.
Quite a few here, including Mellow Yellow & Jane (who is now
Blink Blink). M.Y. had shin splints, or was starting to get them,
so they took a few days off awhile back.
Had a fire & toasted the marshmallows we
got back at Laurel Creek Hostel. Some will be doing the 26 miles
into Damascus tomorrow. We had planned on just 15 or so, and then
heading in the next day, but we'll see how it goes.
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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.