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Appalachian Trail 2003 - Chelsea's Journals

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.




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