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Re: Guide Books was: Re: [at-l] introduction - More!

you forgot the set of books from Stackpole Press entitled

a) Hikes in the Southern Appalachians - Ga, NC, Tn
b) Hikes in the Virginias - Va, WV
c) Hikes in the Mid-Atlantic - Md, Pa, NJ, NY
d) Hikes in Southern New England - Ct, Ma, Vt
e) Hikes in Northern New England - NH, Me

These books take the AT and describe it like a travelogue.  Each section is
broken down into day hikes if possible and places to camp, if not, with
information on Maps, Recommended Direction, Distance, Elevation gain,
Effort, Duration, and Early-exit options.  Each section includes a
Narrative, Trail Profile, Topo Map, and Itinerary.

I recommend these books for those doing Section Hikes especially.


-----Original Message-----

> There are 12 official guide sets Book and Maps.
>1.  Maine
>2.  New Hampshire/Vermont
>3.  Massachussetts/Connecticut
>4.  New York/New Jersey
>5.  Pennsylvania
>6.  Maryland/Northern Virginia
>7.  Shenandoah National Park
>8.  Central Virginia
>9.  Southwest
>10. Virginia
>11. Tennessee/North Carolina
>12. North Carolina/Georgia
>13. Appalachian Trail Data Book
>A consolidation of the most basic guidebook information into a lightweight
>table of distances between major Appalachian Trail shelters,
>and features--divided according to the guidebook volumes and updated each
>December to account
>for Trail relocations, new (or removed) shelters, and other changes.
>14. Appalachian Trail Thru-hikers' Companion
>The Appalachian Trail Conference and a group of A.T. thru-hikers
>on a guide especially designed for potential thru-hikers who want the
>basicinformation for a five- to six-month trek in the woods, at a
>price, but also want the adventure of finding out the extras for
>With research by more than a dozen thru-hiker volunteers in 14 states,
>by the first-hand information of the
>Trail's volunteer and staff maintainers and managers.
>All of the above can be ordered from the ATC's Ultimate Trail Store:
>URL:  http://www.atctrailstore.org/
>There MAYBE another one, The Thru-Hikers Handbook.
>In a message dated 03/02/2000 4:38:59 PM EDT, moru@rcn.com writes:
><< My opening salvo into the campfire convo is this: how many AT guides are
> published, and by whom? In all the hubub about WF's guide and the
> "official" guide and Rose's (who?) Maine guide, I can't seem to get a
> handle on which I should look for.
> Anyone want to do a simply listing, with some short reviews about each
> guide?
>  >>
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