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National Geographic Appalachain Trail Map Series

National Geographic’s Appalachian Trail Map Set

National Geographic has published a new, thirteen map Appalachian Trail Illustrated map set ($149.97) of waterproof paper maps that cover the length of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Maine’s Mt Katahdin. Available as a complete set or in separate 200-250 mile sections of trail ($14.95 each), they’re cleverly packaged in booklet form instead of huge […]

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Another State Border: The Mason Dixon Line

Section Hiking the Southern Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail

The first thing I did when I got to the Maryland – Pennsylvania border was to cross the Mason Dixon Line. The second thing was going to China King Buffet, an all-you-can east Chinese Food joint in Waynesboro proper. Feeling protein deprived after a week on the AT, I chowed down on several platefuls of […]

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The bridge from Harper's Ferry, WV to the C&O canal in Maryland

Section Hiking the Appalachian Trail through Maryland

I left the TeaHorse Hostel at 8:00 am after eating their signature waffle breakfast and walked through the town, crossing the railroad bridge to get to the C & O Canal in Maryland. The Maryland section or the AT is only 40 miles long, and I was planning on resupplying again in Waynesboro, PA in […]

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Styles of Section Hiking

Different Styles of Section Hiking

There are many different ways of section hiking a long trail, perhaps as many as there are section hikers. Some section hikers plan their hikes down to the last detail while others don’t do much planning at all. Here are some of the most common styles of section hiking, along with examples of the route and resupply plans that section […]

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