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The Kennebec River Ferry on the Appalachian Trail

The Kennebec River Ferry on the Appalachian Trail

Northbound hikers on the Appalachian Trail reach the Kennebec River at mile 2037.6 (as of 2015.) This is the widest unbridged water crossing on the trail, 70 yards wide, with a swift and powerful current. As a result of upstream damn releases, the depth and current of the river can surge quickly and unpredictably. One hiker […]

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AT Section Hike: Petite Gap to Buena Vista (Rt 60)

“I don’t think we’re going to make it to Sunset Field,” I said, to Ken, my trail shuttle driver. The mist on the Blue Ridge Parkway was so thick there was no way we’d make it over Apple Orchard Mountain. “Let me at least take you to a place where the trail crosses the road,” […]

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Waterproof Appalachian Trail Maps and Guide Book

Do You (Still) Need Maps to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

What a question! Do you still need maps to hike a Triple Crown Trail? But an honest one, since the Appalachian Trail is so well blazed, signed, and heavily traveled that you can often just follow the groove eroded in the ground, the white blazes or other hikers headed your way. But despite advances in technology […]

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