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Appalachian Trail Shuttle Guide

Appalachian Trail Shuttle Guide

Appalachian Trail Shuttles are hiker taxis that will ferry you to and from the trail when you need to leap-frog to the end of a section or need a ride to a nearby town, hostel, train or bus station. They’re part of the unregulated network of hiker services that you …

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What is the Best Tent for the Appalachian Trail?

Hennessey Hammock Ultralite Backpacker Asym with a Down Underquit at Lost Pond on the AT in New Hampshire

What is the best camping tent or backpacking shelter for thru-hiking and backpacking all or some of the Appalachian Trail? Running over 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail travels across heavily forested and mountainous terrain, with widely varying temperatures, both hot and cold. Frequent rain, ferocious insect life, and …

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Appalachian Trail Cell Phone Guide

Powermonkey Extreme charging an Android Phone in camp

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 …

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