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Appalachian Trail Backpacking Gift Guide

Here is a selection of must-have holiday gifts for the Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker or Section Hiker in your family. These high quality plastic license plate frames are hand-made for your order. Covered in high quality outdoor vinyl lettering, these frames are designed to last a minimum of 7 years and will not rust like traditional chrome […]

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Appalachian Trail - 2000 Mile Mark in Maine

10 Frugal Thru-Hiking Tips

Taking time to hike the Appalachian Trail can be expensive if you don’t spend your money wisely. Here are a few tips to keep your costs to a minimum without going primal. Being a frugal thru-hiker or section hiker can halve the estimated $5000 that it takes to hike a long trail. 1. Don’t Pay for […]

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Appalachian Trail Cell Phone Guide

Cell phones have become a ubiquitous sight in the Appalachian Trail and for good reason. Cell phone service is pretty good along most of the trail, provided your phone is on the Verizon Network or serviced by a discount network like StraightTalk. (StraightTalk is much less expensive than Verizon but has the identical coverage.) If your cell […]

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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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