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Appalachian Trail 2003 - Chelsea's Journals

Entry #66 - June 6, 2003

Had a nice night last night, camped by ourselves near the river. Had a fire and a few beers that we had packed out from town!

Another hot day. Started around 9:00. The terrain wasn't too bad, so the 23 miles was looking doable. Crossed over the Blue Ridge Parkway numerous times. There were a lot of overlooks with perfect views on this clear day, but, for whatever reason, we didn't take any pictures. Had some Trail Magic during our lunch break @ Bobblet's Gap Shelter, Bear Bait, a '98 thru-hiker who lives nearby brought down some fruit, oreos & Gatorade - YUM!

Continued on & amazingly, made it to the Bryant-Davis Shelter by 7:30. We were surprised to find Glacier here! She had taken a few days off, so we were glad to catch her. The shelter's awesome - 3 floors w/a huge area for cooking, etc. There's supposed to be a storm rolling in tonight, so we're glad to be here! The roof's supposed to leak, though, so 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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