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Where to Start?

Which trail to hit first? This is an important question you should answer before attempting a long hike on the Appalachian, Pacific Crest o…

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Trailside Reading

After a long day on the trail, it can be apropos to curl up in your tent or around the fire and enjoy other people's adventures in the area…

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8 Dec 2, 2012
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Getting to Hanson's Point, Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Hi, larry budd I met you last weekend at gearfest in dayton. mentioned that we were heading down to red river gorge next weekend and you me…

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8 Sep 8, 2012
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Waynesboro becomes AT community

Saturday, March 10, 2012 Waynesboro, Virginia is newest Appalachian Trail Community On March 17, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)…

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0 Mar 10, 2012

Rocky Mountain Life in 1841 by Rufus Sage

Excited by the prospect of a free Digital Public Library, I decided to post pages from Rocky Mountain Life: or, Startling Scenes and Perilo…

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4 Nov 6, 2011
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The Hikes Manuscript Part 1

  4/17/85 I walked away from civilization today. Trash along the highway dulled the natural rush of beginning our six-month trek into natur…

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0 Oct 29, 2011

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada

4/17/85   4/17/85 I walked away from civilization today. Trash along the highway dulled the natural rush of beginning our six-month trek i…

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151 Oct 10, 2011
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Letters from the Pacific Crest Trail

April 1985   Dear Grama:   We have made Anza, California, where we took a day off after hiking 110 miles in 10 days. So I’m somewhat st…

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33 Mar 21, 2011
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Snaggletooth's Tale

I met Brian "Snaggletooth" Doyle on April 1, 1986 at the Nantahala Outdoor Center in North Carolina.He sent me this diary of his Appalachia…

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6 Nov 7, 2010
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Sauerdough on the A.T. 2010

Greetings from Central VA june 7 I started hiking the App Trail on April 12th so it is coming up on two months.  A day or so ago I passed t…

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9 Sep 30, 2010
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From Georgia to Maine in 1986 on the Appalachian Trail

3/22/86Today I began the Appalachian Trail with Jack Mallory, a friend from West Texas. We left Jeff and Betty Carver, friends from West Vi…

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163 Sep 4, 2010
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