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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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Hikers’ Stories from the Appalachian Trail

Hikers Stories from The Appalachian Trail

What do all of these hikers have in common? Beside hiking the AT, we all contributed chapters to a new book published by Stackpole, called Hiker’s Stories from the Appalachian Trail. Amanda “Veggie” Redpath Amanda, Jarrod “Hansel” and Becca “Gretel” Schlenker  Bruce “Birdman” Nichols Corwin “Major Chafage” Neuse Deb “Ramkitten” …

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Appalachian Trail Section Hiking Gear List

White Blaze

This backpacking gear list is for a three week Appalachian Trail section hike I’ll be taking from mid-April through early May, starting in northern Virginia and heading north. I’m not exactly sure what how much mileage I’ll cover but it should be somewhere between 300-400 miles. This gear list doesn’t include …

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The Appalachian Trail Railroad Stop

Appalachian Trail Railroad Stop

When Benton Mackaye first proposed the Appalachian Trail (see An Appalachian Trail: A Project in Regional Planning), he envisioned a place where urban workers could spend their free time outdoors in order to recuperate from the drudgery of factory life. However, if you read his seminal paper, he doesn’t explain …

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