Hiking Trail Journals
Appalachian Trail 2003 -
Entry #79 - June 22, 2003
9:10 PM - A pretty uneventful day. HOWEVER, it
was actually a BEAUTIFUL Day! A bit cloudy in the morning, but
blue skies, breezy & sunny after that. Perfect weather for
hiking, so we did 23 or so miles. Out of the Park and we're at
Tom Floyd Shelter tonight. Just Bill & Sketch are in the shelter.
We decided to tent because of the weather. Glad we did, because
the mice were all over just when we were up there eating dinner.
Into Linden tomorrow for our mail drop.
Was thinking about something today. All of us
thru-hikers are always cracking jokes & getting annoyed by
all the tourists & day-hikers on the Trail. Seems odd, cause
none of us have been in these places any more than them. I guess
the reason is, is that the Trail is our "home." No matter
where we are on it, we feel like we belong there, and others are
outsiders. Kind of wierd...
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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.