Wednesday, August 4, 2010
the glories of our journey
--John Hope Franklin (1915-2009) US historian
The Appalachian Trail near the Nolichucky River outside of Erwin, TN. Seems most thru-hikers I've met keep a journal of some sort as they make their way along the 2,179 mile trail. Many hikers have published their AT memoirs over the years: Click here for a list of them from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Their store actually has a lot of fun items: like the mapdanna and a shirt for those allergic to cities. You'll also find many guides and maps to the AT, including official guidebooks to each section of the trail. The one for TN/NC is very good and comes with four detailed maps on two sheets (also available from Amazon here).