Hiking Trail Journals
Appalachian Trail 2003 -
Entry #141 - September 14, 2003
8:30 PM - Did 17 miles today - our longest day
in quite a while. The sky clouded over for a bit, but started clearing
up in the afternoon. It's been pretty warm lately - almost too
warm. There's no wind so it gets kind of stuffy at night. Crossed
some nice areas today. There have been a lot of lakes, but it's
kind of sad because we only get to look down at them from the mountaintops.
Passed an awesome sand swimming beach on our way into the shelter,
but unfortunately it was too late & we had to get everything
set up & eat. It gets dark so early now. We're supposed to
have a couple more sunny days, and it's supposed to cool down some
Into Rangely tomorrow for resupply.
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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.